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If you don't have hundreds or thousands of dollars to spend updating your new rig with one of AMD's socket AM2 CPUs, Thermalright is doing its best to keep your old AMD K8 CPUs running cool with their Thermalright SLK-948U until upgrading your processor isn't life threatening to you're wallet. "The Thermalright SLK-948U is an oldie but a goodie. This 635 gram chunk of copper is still a relevant heatsink however, resembling something akin to a metallic Toblerone with copper fins. It's this design which keeps the SLK-948U alive and kicking, and as you'll see in a moment... Read more...
In what seems to be a significant victory in AMDs ongoing Antitrust case, Federal court orders Intel and 3rd Parties to produce Foreign Discovery in AMD vs. Intel U.S. antitrust suit. AMD today announced a significant legal victory in its ongoing antitrust suit against Intel Corporation. In an order effective yesterday, the Federal District Court in Delaware overruled Intel's objections and ordered it to produce documents and other evidence bearing upon Intel's exclusionary conduct outside of U.S. borders. AMD believes that the production of this foreign discovery will contain evidence of anticompetitive... Read more...
Intel's Core 2 family of processors has been officially launched today and it's causing quite the frenzy as technology websites all over the web post reviews. Our very own Marco Chiappetta took a gander at the new Core 2 Duo and the Core 2 Extreme processors, so head on over and take a look. After you've had a chance to digest our review, check out some of these other reviews for a second, third, and maybe even fourth opinion! (Note: links from original coverage have been duplicated below) AnandTech (Core 2 Duo/Extreme) AnandTech (Woodcrest) Bit-Tech Bytesector ExtremeTech... Read more...
Intel has lifted the NDA on their new Core 2 Duo line of desktop processors, formerly known as "Conroe", and the review madness has begun. You can read our article by clicking here, and then when you're done be sure to check out some of the other articles from around the web... AnandTech (Woodcrest) GD Hardware GotFrag [H]ard|OCP - 1, 2, 3, 4 Hardware Secrets Legion Hardware MadboxPC NeoSeeker Overclockers Australia Phoronix SimHQ The Tech Report Trusted Reviews TweakTown Chinese website, Coolaler, has numbers showing a X6800 overclocked to 5.266Ghz achieving sub-10 seconds on Super... Read more...
We stayed stateside and didn't attend Computex this year, but the Tech Report did such a good job summarizing the best of Computex 2006, that it feels like we just got home.  It's obvious Geoff was a busy man out in Taipei. "COMPUTEX IS A SPECTACLE like no other. An ocean away, in a land where most motherboards and graphics cards are born, it's almost like being dropped into the belly of the beast. The show has a different vibe than most North American trade shows, too. While the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel Developer Forum, and... Read more...
All of today's big news is regarding the official release of NVIDIA's GeForce 7950 GX2. If you missed the frash link at the top of the page, you can read our review right here, but we've also pulled together a few other articles from around the web to give you some different perspectives... GeForce 7950 GX2 Reviews: The Tech Report PCPerspective Guru3D HardwareZone nV News Legit Reviews  ... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might be interested in seeing what those companies had in store for the global consumer. Welcome to another day at E3 E3 Crowds... A Vista of the South Hall My Lambo was parked in the sun However, today was a day for primarily PC gaming and hardware meetings. But... Read more...
Young girls wearing skimpy outfits, all in the name of video entertainment, has become a hallmark of the E3 show. This year there's been a bit of a crackdown though, as some girls have received warnings for showing a little too much skin. "Pauline K, who declined to give her last name, wore a white shredded tank top with an exposed midriff, short mini skirt and knee-high leggings as she handed out fliers for a company that makes custom face plates for Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 game machine. She said another of the models received a warning... Read more...
"You'd do better in a volcano with a nitroglycerine towel." That's a quote from our E3 shuttle bus driver sans non-family friendly commentary. Welcome To E3 Here I am back for my 10th E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) - unfortunately, I missed out on the very first one in 1995. Hopefully, never again. E3 is many things to many people, but at the end of the day, it's about the games that are coming to market in the upcoming year(s). Some folks think E3 is just one monstrous arcade and to some degree it is. After all, attendees can see and usually play the majority of games... Read more...
Yesterday we posted some info on what sony has to offer at this years E3, and tonight we have some information about Nintendo's Press Conference. BFR Provides some decent shots of a few upcoming games for Nintendo's Wii, and has a little more information concerning how the system will tie into the next Zelda title. "After Sony's appearance at E3 last night, it's Nintendo's turn at the mic. Stayed tuned to this page because we will be continuously updating it with all of the latest information released at Nintendo's press conference.... Read more...
Intel Launches 'Discover The PC' Initiative Technologies Specifically Designed to Provide Greater Access to Personal Computing SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 30, 2006 – Intel Corporation today announced the "Discover the PC" initiative to make the benefits of PC technology more broadly available to people in developing nations. The initiative focuses on delivering products and technologies that are specifically designed to meet the unique needs of people in developing countries. The Discover the PC initiative supplements existing Intel programs in education, investments in local technology industry... Read more...
We've posted up detailed coverage of Ageia's PhysX launch details at GDC.  Stop on by to see where Ageia is today, what makes the technology tick and where the industry is headed in the fully interactive world of real-time dedicated physics processing.  ... Read more...
In 2002, AGEIA's founders broke into the gaming industry with the intention of revolutionizing the way PC games would be played. Focusing their attention on the notion of in-game physics, the ultimate goal was to bring a new level of realism to the latest and greatest titles on the horizon. In short, the company has developed the world's first Physics Processing Unit (PPU) and is aiming to use this new hardware to blur the line between virtual worlds and reality. With no direct competitor, AGEIA's discrete PPU card largely shoulders the burden of lobbying developers and consumers for advanced physics... Read more...
PC Perspective has teamed with FileShack and has posted some video coverage of CES 2006. There are still the usual pictures and editorial comments we're accustomed to, though the videos certainly give those who have never attended CES a better idea of the total experience. Once you've seen the videos, be sure to see what our own Marco thought of CES in his photo report posted earlier today. To go along with the standard images taken of the various items at the CES booths, I brought along a Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder that records in 1080i HD video.... Read more...
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