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Since Windows Vista's launch on January 30th, Windows XP owners who ordered or were guaranteed upgrade CDs for Vista are still waiting for them. So what gives? Apparently the issue has nothing to do with fulfilling orders and everything to do with drivers. Many of the major OEMs such as Dell, HP, and Gateway offer qualified users... Read more...
AMD's price cuts over the last few months, a response to Intel's release of the Core 2 line of CPUs last year, may finally be pressuring Intel to make some price cuts of its own. So what does this mean for you? If you're in the market for a new AMD or Intel CPU, expect to continue to see prices drop on both sides.  ... Read more...
For those of you who remember our school teacher friend Mr. Ponosov it may make you happy to know that recently a Russian court in the city of Perm threw out the charges of piracy brought against him. Ponosov's lawyers claimed that the twelve PCs that arrived at his school came with the pirated Microsoft... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands into Peripherals and puts a Competitive Advantage at the Fingertips of Gamers with the Introduction of the Equalizer 2500 DPI Laser Mouse Sunnyvale, CA - February 14, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra high performance and high reliability memory and components... Read more...
IBM has found a way to allow memory to deliver data closer to the rate at which processors request it by replacing embedded SRAM in computer chips with a new kind of DRAM developed specifically for use in microprocessors. IBM's "eDRAM" or embedded DRAM will help boost performance in future multi-core processors,... Read more...
ATI has recently divulged some information on their upcoming Catalyst drivers and announced a plethora of new features to be implemented in the coming months. These improvements and new features include significant OpenGL support and optimization, CrossFire support for OpenGL applications running on Vista, HD DVD and Blu-Ray... Read more...
AMD Recognized Among Leading Corporate Citizens - AMD Included on CRO Magazine's Corporate Responsibility List and the Global 100 - SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 14, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced its No. 2 ranking on the "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list for 2007 by CRO magazine. The "100 Best Corporate Citizens" list identifies... Read more...
For a college student like me who needs a laptop for school, the possibility of being able to plug a external graphics card into my ASUS W3J for playing games is awesome. Graphics power for a long time has been one of the limiting factors when it comes to laptops but AMD may have a new product to remedy the situation. AMD's Lasso,... Read more...
We don't condone piracy for one second simply out of respect for the creators of games, music, you name it, but apparently piracy may not actually be as harmful as certain industries claim. The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) claims that piracy accounts for a large loss of sales annually but a new study shows that... Read more...
AMD to License Graphics Technology Optimized for Handheld Devices - New Initiative Aims to Enable the Ultimate Visual Experience for Hundreds of Millions of Handheld Devices- SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 13, 2007 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced a new business focused on developing and licensing leading-edge... Read more...
AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World... Read more...
Virtual Windows to Run Unmodified on Linux Device drivers from Novell and Intel allow unmodified Windows Server 2000/2003/XP to run in Xen virtual environments on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 and Intel Virtualization Technology SAN FRANCISCO (InfoWorld Virtualization Executive Forum) - Feb. 12, 2007 - Novell and Intel Corporation today... Read more...
Intel recently announced its intentions to develop a CPU containing 80 cores, but Mike Magee over at The Inquirer explains why he thinks more cores may not be better. The main point of his argument is that hardware can only truly be effective if software can take advantage of it's full capabilities. With that said, what good... Read more...
Windows Vista has been out for only a few weeks and Microsoft is already talking about the next step. In an attempt to avert something similar to the five year wait Windows XP users experienced waiting for Vista, Microsoft has disclosed details on the successor to Vista, codenamed Vienna. WinFS, native HD DVD capabilities, and... Read more...
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