HIS X850/X800 CrossFire Edition Preview, Technology Behind Dual Core, and more!

Hey folks, how goes it? I'm sure some of you haven't had time to look up on any Computex coverage, so if your interested, check out parts 1, 2, and 3, of Hardware Zone's coverage. And if your in the market for a new notebook, check out Andrew's review of the Compaq Presario V4000. Goodnight!

The Technology Behind Dual Core CPUs @ PCStats

"In this article, PCSTATS is going to focus on both company's versions of this technology, how it works, and the kind of performance boost you can expect from it. Currently only certain of AMD's Opteron server-class processors are available with dual cores, but very shortly AMD will release the Athlon 64 X2 line of dual-core desktop processors. Intel has taken the opposite approach, already releasing the 'Pentium Extreme Edition 840' desktop dual-core chip, while its 'Pentium D' and dual-Xeons lines are not far behind."

Cooler Master Centurion 530 Case Video Review #572 @ 3DGameMan | Image

"This product has four big attributes: it's affordable, looks fantastic, has great build quality, & is feature loaded. There are plenty of drive bays; 5x5.25", 1x3.5" (Ext.), & 5x3.5" (Int.). It has a 120mm blue LED fan at the front & an optional 80/90/120mm fan can be installed at the back. For convenience there are 2 USB, 1 Firewire, Mic & Headphone jack along with the power/reset button, & power/HDD LED at the front top. Watch the Video to find out more..."

HIS X850/X800 CrossFire Edition Preview @ XYZ Computing

"With the technology in place the burden falls upon the shoulders of the partner companies to make the products which the gamers are dying to get their hands on. This means not only CrossFire compatible motherboards, but also video cards. Unlike Nvidia, ATI does make its one cards, but the partners do play a very large role in product marketing and development."