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Sean Pelletier

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  Although the mobile market is full of rather bland and painfully similar designs, there are a handful of notebook vendors which have created unique products to stand out from the crowd. Typically acting as the company's flagship notebook, these systems generally offer performance which is equally as impressive as their... Read more...
The Rumor Mill is working hard over at The Inquirer as they report that ATI's next-generation R600 GPU faced yet another bug which helped attribute to the lengthy delay to market. Aside from the initial bug which locked core frequencies at a ceiling of 500MHz, the second issue found disabled Multi-Sampled Anti-Aliasing (MSAA). Regardless,... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Foxconn will be handling the production of Apple's first handset which is slated to debut sometime in the first half of 2007. Although the cellphone has been a hot rumor for the last year or so, overseas component vendors are supposedly receiving orders and a BOM has obviously been created which seems to provide... Read more...
X-Bit Labs reports that NVIDIA's CEO is indicating that the company will likely have a mobile variant of the new G80 architecture ready for the launch of both Windows Vista and Intel's new Centrino Pro platform in January 2007. An interesting tidbit from the article is the possibility that NVIDIA might make the upcoming GPU's exclusive... Read more...
The folks at VR-Zone have posted a rumor that ATI is currently reworking the already delayed R600 GPU in an effort to minimize PCB size and get a better handle on thermals. Supposedly already at a staggering 12" in length, the original PCB layout is easily one of the longest graphics cards in history. The obvious goal here... Read more...
Strong Segment Share Gains in Core Business Units Produce Record Revenue SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended October 29, 2006. "The third quarter was one of the best in NVIDIA's history," said Jen-Hsun... Read more...
Apple has just released the latest version of the new MacBook notebooks with complete support for Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor. Initially only available on the MacBook Pro, the more economical MacBooks can now enjoy the benefits of Intel's latest and greatest mobile architecture. Starting as low as $1099, you can now purchase... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Gigabyte will be transferring its motherboard and graphics card division over to the new joint venture with ASUS called Gigabyte United Incorporated. From January 2007 on, the joint venture will avoid competition between the two Tier-I vendors and allow the joint venture to utilize the resources of each company.... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA is currently rushing to manufacture 80u variants of the company's G73-B1 and G72. Doing so will allow NVIDIA to better compete with rival ATI in the mainstream and entry-level GPU markets as the die-shrink will allow NVIDIA to run cooler, consume less power,  and allow for higher frequencies.... Read more...
Ryan over at PC Perspective has stumbled across a very controversial discovery when testing a Radeon X1950 XTX graphics card for another review. Here, Ryan found that the standard Radeon X1950 XTX was really using 2xAA when the user selects 4xAA in OpenGL games such as Prey, Doom3, and Quake 4! The interesting... Read more...
Today, Intel has thrown the gauntlet so to speak and has launched the first Quad-Core consumer processor. With the launch of Intel's Core 2 Extreme QX6700 based on the new Kentsfield core, the company is removing all doubt that multi-core is here to stay and developers need to begin making applications and games multi-threaded. To see... Read more...
Those who are browsing through Dell's website will find that the company has just released a new notebook which is using an AMD mobile processor. Dubbed the Inspiron 1501, the notebook platform utilizes a 15.4" WXGA display and incorporates AMD's Turion 64 and Turion 64 X2 mobile processors along with ATI's... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that ATI has finally releases Catalyst 6.10 drivers for all ATI GPU's. Nestled within this driver are a number of performance fixes and additional functionality. For one, users can finally have official HDR with FSAA in Oblivion without being forced to use the "Chuck" patch. In addition,... Read more...
Recently, we were given the opportunity to take a look at a preproduction sample of a new gaming platform coming from ASUS. Dubbed the "G2P", this is a robust new product that combines the latest flagship mobile components with a unique new aesthetic and gaming-specific features in one convenient package. Although we've opted... Read more...
As many of you saw with AMD's Press Release earlier this morning, ATI has just released their new Radeon X1650 XT GPU. This new budget-oriented graphics card has been reviewed by a wide variety of websites including Hot Hardware, and we've compiled a list for your viewing pleasure. PC Perspective Anandtech Tech Report Rage... Read more...
AMD DELIVERS INNOVATIVE GAMING EXPERIENCE AT A KNOCKOUT VALUE WITH THE ATI RADEON X1650(R) XT SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - OCT. 30, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced an innovative graphics card that makes use of its new native CrossFire(tm) technology, the ATI Radeon(R) X1650 XT. With its incredible image quality features and superb performance,... Read more...
Corsair brings the award-winning DOMINATOR heat-sink design and DHX technology to standard DDR2-800 speed Fremont, CA (October 30, 2006) - Corsair(R), a worldwide leader in high performance enthusiast computer products, today unleashed TWIN2X2048-6400C4D DOMINATOR memory targeting value-conscious performance users. Featuring patent-pending... Read more...
Several months ago, Seagate got the PC industry's attention with the introduction of the company's first 750GB consumer hard drive. As shown within our review of the drive, the Barracuda 7200.10 combined excellent performance with unparalleled capacity and a stellar 5-yr warranty. Fast forward to today and we find ourselves... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that AMD's upcoming "4x4" platform will support no less than 4 discrete graphics cards. Here, AMD has called upon NVIDIA for a chipset to power the platform and has been provided with the nForce 680a. This chipset is comprised of a traditional north and southbridge pairing which... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Dell will soon be launching a series of sub $500 notebooks which are using AMD processors. Supposedly launching in the beginning of November, Dell's first AMD notebook will utilize a 15.4" LCD and range in price from $449-$499. A similar 17" model will then follow with the product launching... Read more...
Press Release: Transcend Announces its Ultra-Speed 4GB SDHC (class 6) Card Taipei-Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, is very proud to announce its 4GB high-speed SD High Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 card. The SDHC is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0) that, formatted in FAT32, can reach up to an enormous... Read more...
The wait for many Mac users is finally over as Apple has just released a new wave of MacBook Pro notebooks which feature Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor. Offered with either a 15" or 17" screen, the new MacBooks are claimed to be up to 39% faster than the previous model. With Intel's Santa Rosa mobile platform on... Read more...
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