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The most mundane store has doors that open when you approach. We all have personal communicators now, but ours take pictures, play music, and have GPS. My PDA puts a tricorder to shame. Full body non-invasive scans? Check. All that was left really, from Star Trek's original kit of technology was teleportation. Well, the scientists... Read more...
Intel gave access to quad-core Kentsfield-based systems to select members of the press yesterday at IDF.  Today the embargo has been lifted on a preview of performance numbers with the new 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.  HotHardware: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 quad-core performance Preview... Read more...
  Though we're running the risk of sounding a bit platitudinal, this is definitely the IDF moment we're sure many of you have been waiting for.  We've reported to you on Intel's various technology announcements and architectural initiatives over the past few days.  And, from what we... Read more...
Last Tuesday it was reported that Hewlett-Packard was having an ongoing internal investigation over who was leaking information to the press, and the source was assumed to be one of the company's directors. CNet news is now reporting that HP may have illegally accessed the phone records of the companies directors, as well as a few... Read more...
If you're interested in how your computer might fare with the still-in-development Battlefield 2142, AMD Zone has a preview of the game's performance with the latest beta build of the game. When looking at the scores, keep in mind "beta build". "For our testing we ran... Read more...
LostCircuits has an informative article on-line today that focuses on a number of popular audio and video encoding applications.  They pit a handful of Intel processors against similarly priced counterparts from AMD. If encoding performance is important to you, this article will likely be of interest.... Read more...
  As computer enthusiasts, we all love to see PC components get more and more powerful. Unfortunately, with this increasing power often comes an increase in power demands. This is especially true of video cards. In fact, it can be reasonably argued that if it weren't for the high-end video card market, power supplies probably wouldn't... Read more...
Intel is looking for details from AMD in the Antitrust case that was started last year. Now that the AMD-ATI merger is complete, Intel is requesting all sorts of info from both AMD and ATI, and is questioning whether AMD will make ATI chips. Intel is specifically looking for financial details from the merger, as well as document's... Read more...
Being strictly strictly towards the ultra enthusiast, 1000W power supply's aren't very common sight. Fortunately 3DGameMan has a video review of Enermax's Galaxy 1000W PSU, which isn't cheap, but does provide stable rails. "Who would have thought that 1000W power supplies... Read more...
When Nvidia realized that two graphics cards couldn't always do the job, they moved to Quad-SLI. While the money needed for a Quad-SLI system is beyond what most people are willing to pay for a gaming rig, there will always be those looking to have the best of the best, regardless of the cost. Whether you're... Read more...
After finally getting an official BIOS from Asus that supports Core 2 Duo processors, PCPer is re-testing the new Core 2 Duo T7400 mobile processor to see how performance and battery life of the Core architecture compares to the original Core Duo CPU lineup. "A big improvement here in terms of battery life! Just by upgrading the BIOS to v901,... Read more...
AMDZone has a summary of Carmack's two hour heart-to-heart at Quakecon.  In that time he gave his thoughts on a broad range of industry topics, from Physics Cards, Multi-Core CPUs and the ATI/AMD merger to name a few.   "Multicore/multithreading he does believe that there is more benefit to it than widening SIMD. He... Read more...
If you read our launch article from a couple of weeks ago, you already know how Intel's high-end Core 2 Duo E6700 and Core 2 Extreme X6800 processors perform.  But what about the lower-end model's in the product line-up?  Well, GamePC has the scoop for you, using the first full-retail Core 2 Duo E6400 and E6400 processors... Read more...
For the past few years, Intel's desktop processors have been playing second fiddle to AMD's Athlon 64 in a number of ways. Both single and dual-core variants of the Athlon 64 have been at the top of most benchmark charts essentially since their introduction, and AMD's processors have been more energy... Read more...
The Toughpower series is Thermaltake's premium line of power supplies, aimed at the enthusiast crowd. With models starting at 600W, they should be able to handle even extreme applications with ease. The guys over at PC Perspective have a nice review of the flagship model, the Thermaltake Toughpower 750W. "If you are in the market... Read more...
ATI has another driver release ready before the months end, bringing the latest Catalyst version to 6.6, and also bring some improvements to the use of Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering. TweakTown has the usual performance comparisons for the release, comparing it to Catalyst 6.5 in a few different benchmarks. "We weren't too sure if... Read more...
Though we've had the chance to run a few Intel-sanctioned Conroe numbers and have given you our thoughts here and here, some folks were lucky enough to find a friend in Taiwan that didn't mind sliding pre-launch CPUs out to the press, even against strict Intel embargoes.  Obviously this situation is a bit frustrating for those... Read more...
Phoronix has a 12 page article posted today detailing the performance of Intel's platform with DDR2 FB-DIMMs.  Some very interesting numbers to say the least -- FB-DIMM DDR2-533 memory outperformed higher-clocked standard DDR2 in many tests. "Intel was first to adopt DDR2 memory... Read more...
If you want to see how the latest build of Vista performs with some of today's popular benchmarks, Techage has the scoop for you this evening. We urge you all to approach the results and writer's opinion with caution, however. We don't question the validity of the results, but Vista's performance has changed quite a bit from... Read more...
Staying back state-side, opting to miss out on this year's Computex extravaganza over in Taiwan, we've been hard at work with Intel Product Managers, Architects and Senior PR Managers, exploring the performance and architecture of Intel's forthcoming Conroe core CPU.  This week, in an intimate closed-door session at an exclusive... Read more...
Earlier this month we gave you a taste of what AMD has to offer in their next generation AM2 platform launch for the Athlon 64.  While AMD's new DDR2-based platform seems to offer smallish incremental performance gains, and increased memory bandwidth, it is widely agreed that it is high-time that Intel responds to AMD's consistent... Read more...
Another driver release from ATI spawns another performance comparison for TweakTown. Along with the addition of Adaptive Anti-Aliasing, ATI promises some performance improvements in a couple of games. Probably not the games you were hoping for though. "Apart from the performance... Read more...
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