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Subject: Graphics Cards | May 20, 2004 - 03:36 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Chances are in recent years you have encountered the mentality that the OEM brand doesn't matter, and that the GPU the card is outfitted with is all that matters. While in sectors such as storage brands suddenly become quite important based on their reliability records, for the most part this is a non-issue with video cards these days. Really, how much difference can there be?
Subject: Processors | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Ron Goldin
BEIJING - MAY 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has established AMD (China) Co., Ltd., and co-hosted an inaugural ceremony with officials from the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, where the company will be headquartered. AMD (China) Co., Ltd. is registered as a foreign-invested holding company, managing all AMD investments in China and enabling it to conduct an increased scope of business operations in the country.
Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Kristie Goldin
Yep, you guessed it! A Watch you can store files in. :)
The USB Memory Watch takes a logical step into combining these very handy devices and your own jewelry, in this case an item of jewelry you don't often, if ever, take off.
Additional Mobile Links from around the Web:
Subject: Memory | May 18, 2004 - 08:08 PM | Kristie Goldin
What is DDR2? Well, it's a new memory standard, as defined by JEDEC (Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council), whose members include many of the major computer memory and chipset manufacturers. JESD 79-2A to be exact.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2004 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Register has a few hints on how to keep your system cooling from drowning out your speakers. 2 round ups from Madshrimps, and 3 reviews of a Coolermaster heatsink. Silent PCReview takes a look at ducting, and among other things, shows how lower rotation speeds limit suction, regardless of the CFM rating.
"If you're tired of the racket your PC is making, you have two choices before you.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2004 - 10:16 AM | Sean Pelletier
Those who thought NVIDIA's new MXM mobile PCI-Express module would make life a bit easier for laptop vendors are in for a suprise. Apparently, ATI is on the verge of announcing their own module.
Subject: Storage | May 18, 2004 - 06:31 AM | Kristie Goldin
Talk about a cool gadget! You know me and my tastes for new or unusual items. Well, this Security Key is the first one I've seen.
The Kanguru Wizard is a USB security key, which allows you to create multiple encrypted virtual drives on existing systems that have the drive space. It does not actually partition existing drives.
Subject: Processors | May 18, 2004 - 02:53 AM | Geoff Baker
They are bumping them up again. It's the X50 2.4Ghz model of Opteron. You should have a pretty good idea of how they perform by the time you get to the end of this massive benchmark comparison. Haven't seen these in the price engine yet, but curious what an 850 will go for. Yikes.
Quote: "TODAY AMD IS LAUNCHING its Opteron 150, 250, and 850 processors.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 17, 2004 - 02:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Monday morning, and the caffiene is still trying to plug the holes in my spinal column. I have just about enough mental dexterity to conglomerate a list of case reviews for you all. Without further mumbling, I bring you ...
Here are some Case reviews from around the web:
Subject: Processors | May 17, 2004 - 08:45 AM | Joe White
DRESDEN, GERMANY - 17 May 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) marked an important milestone in the construction of its next-generation 300 millimeter (mm) manufacturing facility, AMD Fab 36, with a "topping-off" ceremony held today.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 16, 2004 - 05:17 AM | Andrew Kaiser
It's simply amazing how speedy the development cycle operates at in the IT industry. Here GDDR3 has hardly been out, and GDDR4 has already been revealed! Check the link below to read Guru3D's article.
Don't forget to check out Alienware's Dual PCI-Express technology!
Quote: "Why the use of third generation DDR memory? Simple, it has certain advantages over DDR1/2. First of all, lower voltage is needed to juice up the silicon. Less juice means less heat, so it can be clocked higher.
Subject: Editorial | May 14, 2004 - 06:52 PM | Kristie Goldin
Welcome to the Inside Perspective!
At work, one of my team's daily duties is to go through the incoming mail and get checks ready for processing. Many of these checks come to us in business reply envelops that we provide as a service to our customers.
Today, I opened one such envelope and was left shaking my head in bafflement and disgust. Someone had used our business reply envelope, which of course we have to pay postage for, to send us a religious tract. Hello?!?!?!?
Subject: Systems | May 13, 2004 - 09:14 PM | Kristie Goldin
System's are not my forte, but even I could tell there was something unique about the Gateway FMC-901X. It's certainly worth a peek. :)
The FMC-901X is a great system for those wanting to try something new.
Subject: Processors | May 13, 2004 - 06:42 AM | Ron Goldin
Looks like Sun is finally making strides towards the x86 market, even while they adopt Opteron servers into their foray of products. The question is, just how far can they go to be a top of the line competitors of today's x86 market. If some of the uniqueness of their x86 processor line is as accurate as described below, its possible they will give everyone a run for their money.
Niagara is notable for an unusual design that includes eight processing engines, or cores, each of which is capable of handling four instruction sequences called threads.