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Cell processor 'impressive', but not an Intel killer

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"Some have called Cell an Intel killer, which is completely ridiculous," says Kevin Krewell, In-Stat analyst. "The only place where the Cell processor can be considered competition for Intel will be where the Sony Next Generation Game Console competes with the Media Centre PC."

Unhealthy Partnerships Plague the Graphics Industry

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The thing with today's graphics cards from both leading manufacturers is that they will perform quite well in latest games; so going with either brand isn't a tough choice anymore. For many of you, either NVIDIA or ATI will do just fine, but those of us who want to play games like Doom III or Half-Life 2, the companies have just made our lives more complicated than they already are.

Asus Extreme N6600GT TOP Limited Edition Video Card

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With every new generation of video cards come many iterations of the new technology. With nVidia's introduction of the 6 series of GPUs, there have come multiple cards based on similar families of GPUs. Most notably the 6800 family brought to the table the 6800, 6800GT and 6800 Ultra. Likewise with the midrange 6 series card(s) I'll be looking at today, the Asus Extreme N6600GT/TOP/TD.

AMD to consider building chipsets

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. may get into the business of manufacturing chipsets after it opens a new chip factory in 2006, company Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer Hector Ruiz said in an interview Monday.

New computer chip could cause software price problems

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A promising new kind of computer chip can have an unexpected side effect: forcing companies to pay more for software.

No More Paper Launches from ATI and NVIDIA

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We have seen far too many paper launches from ATI and NVIDIA in regards to their X800, X850 and 6800 series of graphics adapters. It was repulsive from the beginning and left many people frustrated. Users would see the desiring performance numbers in evaluations, but they had no idea when the cards would finally make it to the market. This was especially the case with high-end cards from both companies and certain mid-end adapters from ATI. Let's just say that the current generation of graphics market was miserable for the end-user.

AMD: dual-core not for gamers... yet

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Gamers, AMD's upcoming dual-core desktop processor, the Athlon 64 X2, is not for you. What you want is the single-core Athlon 64 FX.

Intel Takes A Wrong Turn On Dual Core Highway

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Here's the cold, hard truth. Careful, it stings a bit. Intel, though seeming to finish first in the release of multicore processing, rushed itself to the market on the wrong racetrack.

Dual-Core Duel: AMD Tops Intel

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Intels were the first dual-core CPUs to hit the market. What's more, Intel started their push into multiple cores with desktop chips, rather than CPUs for servers. AMD debuts their dual-core technology in their Opteron line, made for servers and workstations. For now, let's take a look at how the two competing technologies stack up.

AMD May Skip DDR2 Altogether

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AMD might be going its own way by not following Intel with their DDR2 implementations. Instead, the world's second largest chipmaker may go straight to DDR3 or XDR in hopes of adopting a better architecture.

AMD basks in Hollywood's glow

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Technology is at it again, expanding Hollywood's creative horizons. But this time, the tech supplier isn't named after a fruit.

Shh! Make your PC quiet as a mouse

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We live in a world of PC noise pollution, but I'd never realized how bad it was until I bought my last computer. Like most, I'd assumed all PCs hummed and whined — the price we pay for the fans that keep all those hot new chips from frying.

Aqua Computer Premium water cooling kit

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Germany is arguably the country with the fastest and strongest growing water cooling products market on the planet. I do not know and can not possibly guess what caused this kind of growth, but it is most evident. I can think of at least 30 German water cooling product manufacturers in a single minute. one of the most reputable manufacturers in Germany for their quality and ease of use is Aqua Computer. Founded during the Spring of the year 2001, the company is dedicated to the research, assembly and manufacture of water cooling products. Their Aqua Premium kit is under the microscope today. Let us see what the Aqua Computer has to offer the hardware enthusiast.

Intel's Moore Mag Bounty Effect

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Seems the $10000 offer to purchase a copy of the 1965 Electronics Mag containing Moore's original article is causing quite the problem in libraries around the nation. Copies are going missing and others are being locked up. Intel plans to close bidding today.

Athlon 64 X2

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An industry source apparently confirmed to website Hexus.net the branding of AMD's upcoming dual-core processor. According to the article, AMD will name its chip the Athlon 64 X2.

AMD's new site plan draws environmentalist's ire

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One of Austin's largest employers is upping its commitment to the city by building a brand new facility in Southwest Austin, and part of it will be in the environmentally sensitive Barton Springs Watershed. The Save Our Springs Alliance believes AMD's plan will poison the aquifer.

Overclocking the DFI nForce4-DAGF

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I recently got my hands on a new motherboard, the nForce4-DAGF is a budget minded solution from DFI as it goes on sales for less then 110USD, let's see if it has DFI's great OC blood.

$10,000 for Moore's Law Mag

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Intel has posted a "Want it Now" Ebay ad for an original copy of Electronics Magazine that contained the first print of Moore's Law. They are offering $10000US for a mint first edition, originally published in April 1965. Go starting digging around your garage!

Intel Beats AMD to dual chip ship

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It has been reported that Intel has shipped the first of it's dual core chips beating AMD by about a week. AMD expects to begin shipping next week. By the end of next year, both chip makers will introduce dual-core parts for all three PC markets -- notebooks, desktop and servers.

Crucial Gizmo!

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Flash disks are progressing because of their high speed and ease of use, they are similar to small hard disk drives that fit into your pocket and you can simply and quickly utilize by placing them into an USB slot. Crucial took a step forward with their Gizmo! Hi-Speed 512MB USB Flash Drive. Let us put the new Flash drive to the test and see what the little Gizmo drive can really do.

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