Items tagged with W8

When Microsoft developed Windows 8's controversial UI and new Start Screen, the major impetus driving the design was the need to support touchscreen devices. Microsoft hammered this home at every opportunity, describing the new Metro design as a "touch first" experience. Then Windows 8 shipped, and precious few laptops had touchscreen support. This kicked off a kerfuffle of blaming between OEMs and Redmond, with the prediction that as touchscreen prices came down, consumers would embrace W8 and the touch-driven experience. Life would be great if Intel would just cut prices on those ultrabooks.... Read more...
Looking back over the course of PC history, as processor clock speeds have risen, we've seen larger and typically louder heatsinks, fans, and other cooling measures implemented, with the singular goal of keeping temperatures in check.  Some would say it's a small price to pay for the performance gained, but an increasing number of PC users are looking for ways to keep temps down without all of the extra noise.   Abit has long been using the OTES name for the customized cooling components installed on their motherboards.  And their latest release, the AW8-MAX, combines a number of... Read more...
Hey folks, just dropping off tonight's latest headlines. Earlier today, Valve's head honcho Gabe Newell shared his opinion on next-gen consoles, commenting on a different range of subjects from marketing strategies to game development. It's a decent read so make sure to check it out. Goodnight all. Overclocking and WindowsXP x64 Edition @ PCstats "PCStats thought it would be interesting to see how overclocking is affected on the WindowsXP x64 Edition platform by illustrating both 32-bit and 64-bit benchmarks for an AMD Athlon64 4000+ based system. Would the test platform be stable enough to... Read more...