Intel Unveils 45nm System-on-Chip for Internet TV

Subject: General Tech | September 24, 2009 - 04:07 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 24, 2009 – Intel Corporation today unveiled the Intel Atom processor CE4100, the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in a family of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.

The CE4100 processor, formerly codenamed "Sodaville," is the first 45nm-manufactured consumer electronics (CE) SoC based on Intel architecture.

Time for the new Fall designs

Subject: Systems | September 24, 2009 - 02:09 PM |
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The Tech Report has revisited their line up of recommended system builds, thanks to the new season's processors.  AMD still rules their Econobox, with the highly overclockable
Phenom II X3 720 BE and the HD4850.  The Utility Player gets an update with a nice Lynnfield processor on a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R while the Sweeter Spots uses a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P and a faster Lynnfield CPU.  The Double Stuff system is of course the most impressive build, 12GB of DDR3-1600 along with a few other twinned components will

Thermaltake has good follow through

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2009 - 01:49 PM |
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The first time that [H]ard|OCP reviewed the 850W Thermaltake Toughpower XT they were not terribly impressed with the stability of the voltages it provided.  They noticed fluctuations that hit the very limit of the ATX 12v specs, A problem most other PSUs in that class do not have.  Thermaltake have since cleaned up their ripples and have released a new revision

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Don't you love the way silicon changes size in the fall

Subject: General Tech | September 24, 2009 - 12:12 PM |
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AMD may have scooped Intel, both in terms of the single GPU performance crown but also successfully dragging attention away from the Intel Developers Forum.  If your attention did wander and you missed some of the news coming out of the IDF then The Hardware Zone has you covered.  They have pictures of Paul Otellini waving around a 22nm wafer showing off the future of Intel's chip production, which yo

MSI introduces the R5870 and R5850 series graphics cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 24, 2009 - 11:34 AM |
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[City of Industry, CA] As top computer gamers are demanding only the very best hardware, all manufacturers in the industry are constantly striving for the efficiency and performance to fulfill these needs. In order to adequately cater to these ever increasing performance demands, MSI - the leading graphics cards and mainboard manufacturer - has joined forces with the renowned graphics chip manufacturer AMD and today officially launched the next generation MSI R5800 series graphics cards.

Source: MSI

MSI and LucidLogix Form Technology Partnership to Develop Big Bang Motherboard

Subject: Motherboards | September 23, 2009 - 05:54 PM |
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[City of Industry, CA] World-leading graphics card and mainboard manufacturer, MSI, has announced a technology partnership with LucidLogix at IDF to expand its high-end product line design to deliver a more advanced gaming experience for enthusiasts.

Through the formation of this technology partnership, MSI and LucidLogix demonstrate how inventive collaboration can extend capabilities and create product innovation. The all-new premium line is inspired by the “Big Bang” in astronomy, and is dedicated to unique innovation.

Source: MSI

All you need is one orbital drop

Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2009 - 05:51 PM |
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Halo 3:ODST is here to the great rejoicing of casual gamers who know no better.  As Ars Technica is quick to point out, this $60 game was originally planned as an expansion pack and it seems that they delivered exactly that.  If wandering around the mostly empty streets of New Mombasa looking for clues and audio cues with occasional fighting is your idea of a great time then head out and buy it.  You won't have to invest much time as it will probably take

Source: Ars Technica

A Total Mobile Computing Experience

Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2009 - 03:38 PM |
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Taken straight from the horses mouth, Intel's plans to dominate the mobile computing market have taken a huge step forward at the IDF today.  Clarksfield has arrived and the three processors available offer the power of the Core i7 architecture in a mobile form.  Legit Reviews were gifted with a Clevo W870CU Whitebook powered by an Intel Core i7-920XM clocked between 2-3.2GHz depending on the current processing load.  The heatsinks inside are very impressive, not just to cool the CPU there is also a GeFor

GIGABYTE Presents Radeon HD 5800 Series Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, September 23, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a
leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to
launch the latest addition to its selection of premium graphics cards.GIGABYTE's GV-R587D5-1GD-B and GV-R585D5-1GD-B are built using ATI RadeonTM
HD 5800 Series GPUs
which are based on 40nm process and advanced
GDDR5 memory technology.

Caustic Graphics ray traced global illumination demonstration

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:41 PM |
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Earlier today Caustic Graphics passed us this new video that demonstrates its hardware and software combination running a real-time global illumination demo inside of 3dsMax. 

A good day to be a graphics fan

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:57 PM |
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AMD is once again at the top of the silicon hill with the release of the fully DX11 compliant HD5870; yours for only $379!  This single GPU card does more than just beat the GTX285 at the same price point, it can use EyeFinity!  This will let you turn three LCD monitors into one virtual monitor with an odd resolution, for

IDF 2009: Two more Larrabee videos shown

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:49 PM |
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While Larrabee information is still incredibly sparse just months from 2010 (the still purported release date of Larrabee), during Renee James' keynote today she demonstrated a couple of new examples of Larrabee at work.


The Intel Domination Forum

Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2009 - 11:53 AM |
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The one theme that Ars Technica has taken away from the IDF is that Intel has some serious plans for the PC industry.  From the dozen low power, low heat system on a chip projects that are currently on the go to a Moblin based mobile internet device doing a clever imitation of a phone, Intel is spreading its sites to new areas that they have been weak in previously.  That is not all, on the application side they are working on a new UI for Atom based netbooks as well as support to develop apps for the netbook. 

Source: Ars Technica

AMD Eyefinity Demonstrations on Batman, Left 4 Dead, Far Cry 2 and more!

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2009 - 07:15 PM |
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I know that a lot of you are very eager to get all the information you can about AMD's upcoming graphics card as well as the AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming technology.  Well as I was sitting here this evening, I decided to share some of the videos I had been creating for our upcoming review since they are no longer under NDA.

Live from IDF: Maloney keynote and first Larrabee demonstration!!

Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2009 - 04:09 PM |
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We are here at the Intel Developer Forum and are ready for the second keynote of the day from Sean Maloney.  We are hearing this one will have the first public showing of Larrabee, Intel's upcoming discrete graphics technology!!!  Stay tuned!

UPDATE: There wasn't much new information from Maloney and Baker on Larrabee, though they did indeed demonstrate it working for the first time.

A P55 two-fer

Subject: Motherboards | September 22, 2009 - 03:50 PM |
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You can catch a review of two P55 based motherboards, the $150 Asus P7P55D and the $170 Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P over at The Tech Report.  The capabilities and
compatibilities of
the two boards are very similar, with the Gigabyte having a bit of an advantage in its onboard audio, the real difference shines ou

Moore's Law Marches on at Intel

Subject: Processors | September 22, 2009 - 02:28 PM |
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INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 22, 2009 – Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini today displayed a silicon wafer containing the world's first working chips built on 22nm process technology. The 22nm test circuits include both SRAM memory as well as logic circuits to be used in future Intel microprocessors.

"At Intel, Moore's Law is alive and thriving," said Otellini.

AMD VISION Bay Area Meet-Up

Subject: Shows and Expos | September 22, 2009 - 02:24 PM |
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AMD is back in the bay area with another free event; from 5:30-7:30pm on September 23rd, at the St.Regis Hotel in the Vitrine Restaurant.  Of you are in the area, drop by this website for registration details and hang out with Ryan and AMD tomorrow.

Come join AMD Social Media mavens and some of our cooler executives for an informal and entertaining meet-up/tweet-up at the St. Regis Hotel.

Of course, it wouldn't be a fun meetup without complimentary cocktails and appetizers. Come down, hang out, have a beverage and geek out on the next generation of gadgets and technology that AMD has been cooking up.

We will have some signed copies of Chris Brogan and Julien Smith's New York TImes Best Selling book "Trust Agents" as well.

 

Source: AMD

So what if it is dual channel - 2.4GHz @ 9-9-9-24!

Subject: Memory | September 22, 2009 - 12:39 PM |
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Sure, Legit Reviews did have to push the voltage over spec to 1.75V and bump the QPI up to 1.35 but they hit a huge memory overclock.  It wasn't even necessary to go that far to get to 2200MHz; they simply asked for it from the DIMMs and they provided, no voltage tweaks or any other BIOS tinkering needed.  Read about Kingston's insane HyperX DDR3 4GB 2133MHz Memory, but