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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.

INTEL to launch dual-core Pentium 'next week'

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Ha! /Now/ intel is suddenly gonna release their dual core chip much earlier than originally planned. I don't know what's funnier, the M$ vs Linux or the Intel vs. AMD.

"Intel may launch its upcoming dual-core Pentium processors and their supporting chipsets sooner than anticipated, with the products now set to debut this month, possibly as early as next week."

MIT & Quanta to Team Up

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Mark Jewell writes, "Quanta Computer Inc. and the Massachussets Institute of Technology said Friday they are teaming up on a $20 million, five-year project to get PCs, laptops, cell phones, and handhelds to work together seamlessly, intuitively and in sync."

Advanced Micro to launch dual chips early

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Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is expected to launch its new dual-core processing chips later this month, well ahead of schedule, a person briefed on the matter said on Friday.

Shares of AMD rose 90 cents, or 5.6 percent, to $17.09 on the New York Stock Exchange.

US Air Force picks HP for five-year computer contract

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The Air Force has awarded a five-year contract to Hewlett Packard Co. of Palo Alto, Calif., to provide desktop PCs, notebooks and servers as part of the service's strategy to reshape asset management and reduce total cost of technology ownership.

Moore on 40 years of his dictum

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Gordon Moore is one of the founding fathers of Silicon Valley and one of the few still alive.

His famous dictum turns 40 on April 19. He spoke to reporters recently about the electronics industry's progress, artificial intelligence, the emergence of China and the early days of the industry.

Hardware Reviews for Sale

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The hardware review world is going to hell in a hand basket, and the reasons are money, stupidity, and PR people that are too effective. Low morals on the part of many in the scene are also to blame, but they only contribute to the problem. Some are too stupid to do more than reword press releases and swipe slides from PDFs, others are flat out bought.

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