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ATI has another driver release ready before the months end, bringing the latest Catalyst version to 6.6, and also bring some improvements to the use of Anti-Aliasing and Anisotropic filtering. TweakTown has the usual performance comparisons for the release, comparing it to Catalyst 6.5 in a few different benchmarks. "We weren't too sure if... Read more...
In the immortal words of the late, great Kurt Cobain - all apologies... Sorry about the down time today folks.  We had a drive array acting up but all seems resolved now.  Cross your fingers the ghost has left the machine... Thanks!... Read more...
There are no benchmarks and almost no commentary other than a description of a few pictures, but the crew at TBreak is claiming they've got QuadSLI up and running on Intel's upcoming P965 chipset. Just in case you're wondering, this feat was the result of some driver "tweaks".  Don't expect NVIDIA to support... Read more...
When AMD launched their socket AM2 platform, most analysts tested the new CPUs on an Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe motherboard because it was part of AMD's NPRP system.  It seems that the folks at VH were so impressed by the board they were compelled to write a standalone review. The quote below says it all.... Read more...
Legion Hardware answers the age old question today, "Which GeForce 7 graphics card is the best value?"  The author runs through a handful of benchmarks with 7900, 7600, and 7300 GTs, and explains where each card fits in the 3D food chain. "Providing you are going to play... Read more...
If you are in the market for a new Core Duo powered notebook, you'll want to check out this article. We take a look at Sony's slick VAIO VGN-SZ150P/C. This notebook features a 13.3" XBrite screen and a hybrid graphics sub-system that can be powered by a GeForce Go 7400 or an Intel IGP. All in less than 4lbs of mobility.... Read more...
In terms of sheer numbers, Sony is not considered one of the major notebook players in North America. Though, they do remain a staple of what most people consider quality built notebooks worldwide, despite their competitively lower sale figures. Most VAIO machines through the years have been built surprisingly well and more to the point, have... Read more...
What better to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, than a little benchmarking with a new game title? Here are a couple of screen shots from the demo of the new FPS, Prey from 3D Realms. The game certainly has its share of original game play style--including defying gravity, walking on the ceiling and shooting weapons that have a... Read more...
It seems that the banding issue affecting some of the early Dell 2407WFP 24" flat panel monitors is now fixed. The folks at PC Authority just took a look at a new sample and the problem was resolved. "While this was easily the best all-round LCD monitor we'd ever tested (for value, features and support as much as picture quality) we did... Read more...
By now you all know that Intel's Core 2 Duo "Conroe" processors are on the horizon, and that they've been performing very well. According to The Inquirer AMD has incorporated some new technology in their AM2 platform that will give them a big boost in performance in some circumstances.... Read more...
Spanning over 500 stores across 24 states in the US, Wal*Mart's new program will help consumers get connected with Verizon's broadband DSL service. Wal*Mart's staff will be ready to handle sign-up procedures for costumers, and an easy to install DSL kit will be shipped soon after.... Read more...
Up until now, it's been little more than a hot rumor circulating around the web, but Ordinn from the official World of Warcraft forums has confirmed that Blizzard has been working on the feature for some time, and will eventually add it to the game. "Weve noticed some threads asking about... Read more...
As power users, we'd all love to own one, or perhaps even two, of today's latest and greatest graphics cards. But wanting to own the best and having the means to do so are two totally different things.  Lucky for us, there are usually a multitude of products that fall in just behind the top-of-the-line that tend to offer similar... Read more...
Recently scheduled to appear this August, Sony's first Blu-Ray player has received another delay, this time slipping until October. This puts the player's release date close to Sony's projected Playstation 3 release date, and a bit further away from Samsung's June 25th release. "It had been assumed that Sony and its partners... Read more...
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