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Dual-Core Duel: AMD Beats Intel

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First look: Two processors in one Athlon chip give performance extra oomph. You now have a choice of dual-core processors; and based on PC World tests, the winner is clearly AMD's new Athlon 64 X2.

ATI's MultiVPU solution, don't get caught in the crossfire?

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ATI's MultiVPU solution dubbed the Crossfire will see its official debut tomorrow, but has it been worth the wait and how does it compare to NVIDIA's?

AMD in dual-core processor move

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Tomorrow, AMD will launch its first processors operating with “two brains” for desktop PCs, five days after its bigger rival Intel unveiled its own dual-core line-up.

Hiper Type-R Modular Blue Line 580W Power Supply Unit

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Hiper (High Performance Group) recently released the Type-R modular blue line HPU-4B580 power supply unit, which is competitively priced and claims to be able to offer everyone what they want and require. Hiper was nice enough to have us take a look at the unit, so we will shortly know if it can stand up to its claims.

Intel may use Carbon Nanotubes

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Trying to take the focus off secretly adding DRM to chips, Intel announced developments in a tiny new form of science for the potential to lift future generations of its processors.

Smaller notebooks offer ream of features

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Most of the attention in notebook computing has been on full-size models, the hefty laptops with 15- or 17-inch screens that can replace desktop units. But a spate of new ultraportable notebooks have also recently emerged, in the category often called subnotebooks or ultralight laptops.

Nvidia says PS3 graphics chip still in development

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The tech demos Sony presented at last week’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) weren’t running on the actual RSX GPU but on an upcoming next-generation PC chip, which shares similar capabilities to the PlayStation 3 GPU.

Mighty Morphing Power Processors

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IBM and others are racing to create chameleon chips that change to suit the job. Even by the standards of the Lone Star State, the claim by two Texas researchers can seem a trifle grandiose. "We're reinventing the computer."

Via touts low-cost chip

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With its C7 processor, Via Technologies hopes to eliminate its performance credibility gap and allow notebook makers to come out with light notebooks for under $800.

Remembering RAMAC

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Today's iPod-toting hipsters have no idea how much they owe to a small band of IBM engineers who developed the RAMAC, the first system for storing data on magnetic disks. The refrigerator-size beast was a technological breakthrough, and it's considered by most to be the forerunner of today's hard drives.

Xbox 360 vs. PlayStation 3: A Technical Comparison

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From a pure processing standpoint, the PS3 appears to beat the Xbox 360, but a final determination will have to wait on actual hardware tests. The PS3 has a few other advantages, but Xbox 360, however, drops the bomb on the PS3 in a few categories as well.

New Promising Phase Change Memory Technology

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IBM, Infineon and Macronix announced today a joint research initiative to explore the potential of a new form of computer memory technology called phase-change memory (PCM). PCM is a novel technology that stores data by changing the state of a special material from an amorphous to a crystalline structure, rather than storing data as an electrical charge.

Samsung Replaces Hdd With Flash

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Samsung Electronics has developed a replacement for conventional hard drives that is based on flash memory for its laptops. The company plans to begin mass production of the device in August, it says.

AMD releases a consumer electronics chip

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First, Advanced Micro Devices went upmarket with the Opteron chip for servers. Now, it wants to go downscale into the consumer electronics market with a new line of Geode chips for gadgets.

IBM Processors at Core of Xbox and Playstation 3

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IBM has developed a revolutionary "Cell" processor in a joint venture with Sony and Toshiba. It has nine "brains," seven more than the dual-core processors being released by Intel and AMD, and will be featured in the PlayStation 3.

Crucial Radeon X850 XT 256MB PCI-E

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Crucial came forward to offer this portion of that market offering the ATi Radeon X850 XT 256MB card following the reference design, which currently is o­ne of the fastest cards o­n the planet. Let us see what this card is made of and what it can offer the hardcore enthusiast.

AMD to launch dual-core 64 on May 31

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AMD will launch the first dual-core version of its Athlon 64 desktop processor at Taiwan's Computex trade show on May 31.

Two girls are better than one

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OVER THE PAST week, there has been one word on everyone's lips: dual-core. Makes you wonder just what the next phase of dualism will be. I'm going to add in the sister of my existing girlfriend so they can work in parallel, giving me a better user experience.

AeroCool AeroPower black/silver line 550W

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Something new from the "I want, I want" dept.:

The power supply unit is the heart of every system and power demands keep on continuously rising on a daily basis. This certain fact requires that you will require something stronger regrettably to many enthusiasts. Why not combine something stronger with great aesthetics while upgrading? AeroCool has an answer for your next power supply upgrade, the AeroPower black/silver line 550W power supply unit.

Toshiba Expands HD DVD Capacity to 45GB

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Backer of HD DVD technology announces boost that closes the significant capacity gap between rival next-generation optical discs.

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