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As the title implies, TweakTown has a quick introduction to this year's Computex 2006 show in Taipei. From Intel to ATI, there should be some good hardware to get excited about this year. "For us, as an PC enthusiast consumer based computer website, we get excited about Computex... Read more...
Our buds over at 2CPU have the skinny on Woodcrest performance, sort of like a ghost of things to come with Conroe... sort of. Woodcrest, or the Xeon 5100 series processors, will have 4mb of dynamically shared L2 cache. Having this type of shared cache allows each core to use as much cache as it needs to handle the operations associated with... Read more...
Intel Computer Clubhouse Opens At Boys & Girls Club In Heart Of Atlanta ATLANTA, May 24, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta (BGCMA) today are celebrating the opening of a new Intel Computer Clubhouse, a unique after-school learning center for youth ages 10 to 18. The clubhouse is located at the John H.... Read more...
Mushkin Enhanced Selected to Power Hypersonic Computer Systems Denver, CO, May 18, 2006- Mushkin Enhanced, a leading manufacturer in high-performance computer components, is proud to announce that it has been chosen by Hypersonic PC Sytems to provide the Mushkin Power Supply Series for Hypersonic's entire PC... Read more...
nV News has just received a response from Havok concerning their interview with EPIC's Tim Sweeney at E3 and comments made regarding physics. With a strong physics API which can utilize a GPU for processing, Havok's method allows users to dedicate a portion of their graphics power to physics and eliminates the need for... Read more...
nV News has just received a response from Havok concerning their interview with EPIC's Tim Sweeney at E3 and comments made regarding physics. With a strong physics API which can utilize a GPU for processing, Havok's method allows users to dedicate a portion of their graphics power to physics and eliminates the need for... Read more...
The well known burning software suite Nero has just released a "reference quality" software encoder that supposedly allows users to compress 58CD's and fit them onto a single CD under the maximum compression level. The compression ratios can be selected on a per file basis, though the most impressive feature is the ability to... Read more...
Our friends over at the Tech Report have rounded up a trio of budget-priced graphics cards and put them trough the wringer in typical TR fashion.  When all was said and done, one card was the clear winner.  But we won't give away the conclusion.  Head on over to TR for the full scoop...... Read more...
"To game is to live." - Anonymous Gamer The Day After Yesterday - Welcome To E3, Day Two The majority of yesterday was spent in the West Hall, which consists primarily of console games with the Sony and Nintendo booths overshadowing everything else in the hall. I tend not to spend as much time in this area, but thought that you might... Read more...
NGOHQ has been told from a supposedly reliable source that NVIDIA will soon be launching several new additions to the GeForce 7 family of GPU's. Here, the source lists a GeForce 7900 GS, GeForce 7600 GTX, GeForce 7600 LE, and GeForce 7300 LE as the upcoming models. It will certainly be interesting to see what sort... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that ATI's obvious introduction of a Quad-Crossfire configuration is still a long ways away. With NVIDIA's Quad-SLI up and running (for the most part) in the marketplace, ATI certainly needs to come up with an answer if for no other reason than for marketing and PR purposes. Despite having a handful of... Read more...
DailyTech sends word that they're hearing of a 90u GeForce 7300 GT which is essentially a GeForce 7600 GS which will be equipped with only 8 pipelines and run at a lower 350MHz core frequency. In addition, the 128-bit interface should help ensure that this part is faster than the current GeForce 7300 GS. Add to this... Read more...
Intel(R) CoreTM2 Duo Processor Unified Brand Name For Upcoming PC, Laptop Processors New Brand, Common Microarchitecture Will Make it Easier for Computer Buyers to Choose a Great Computer; Developers to Design Software SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 8, 2006 - The Intel(R) CoreTM2 Duo processor is the new brand for Intel... Read more...
The article isn't in english, but the pictures and headline tell most of the story.  It seems that the folks at HKEPC were able to get a Conroe CPU up and running on an entry level AsRock motherboard powered by the aged i865 chipset.  They've got a couple of interesting screenshots and a bit of performance data posted as... Read more...
What started out as just a small test project, will soon become a common feature in many Wal*Mart stores around the U.S. Wal*Mart will start introducing the build-your-own-computer counters this year, allowing you to select various computer components that will go into your PC. They hope to offer this service in around 1,400 stores this... Read more...
Addonics Announces CardBus eSATA RAID5/JBOD Controller Terabyte Storage Capability, High-Speed Transfers, and TiVO compatibility for Notebook PCs SAN JOSE, CA (April 27, 2006) - Notebook PC users can now have high performance SATA technology, RAID 5 and a TeraByte of external storage capability via one CardBus slot with Addonics Technologies... Read more...
If you're looking for information on the ultimate mobile ATA hard drive, our friends at the Tech Report have the scoop.  Geoff just posted up a mobile hard drive round-up that'll arm you with the information you need to make an educated purchase. "To gain a better understanding... Read more...
HKEPC has some exclusive info regarding Intel's next generation integrated graphics platform. Apparently, the upcoming G965 IGP will support DirectX10 as well as Shader Model 4.0. Rounding out the features, we also find a new limit of 256MB of shared memory, Anisotropic Filtering (finally), and hardware H.264 decoding, and... Read more...
Gamers around the world will rejoice in the news that Viacom is purchasing XFire, a free program that automatically keeps track of when and where gamers are playing PC games online and lets their friends join them, for $102 million. We are very pleased to announce that Xfire has entered... Read more...
Microsoft's next major operating system release isn't quite ready for prime-time just yet, but we're sure many of you are wondering whether or not your rigs will be able to handle Vista when it arrives. The crew at PC Mechanic aims to answer some questions about Vista's hardware requirements in this article. Some... Read more...
X-bit Labs sends word that ATI is preparing to provide OEM's with a new Radeon X1900 GT graphics card sku. Supposedly equipped with 36 pixel processors and 12 texture units, this card will not differ much from the 48 pixel pipeline R580 GPU used on the flagship Radeon X1900 XTX. In fact, the enthusiast community will be... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that ATI is officially claiming that their new SB600 southbridge will make its debut in May. With ATI's initial southbridge designs being less than stellar in the eyes of the community, many motherboard vendors chose to opt for a southbridge designed by ULI. With NVIDIA acquiring ULI, many design wins for ATI chipsets... Read more...
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