Items tagged with performance

Hot on the heals of this morning's announcement from AMD, HardwareZone has posted a performance preview is the new Turion 64 X2 processor. It seems the gang at HardwareZone got their hands on a pre-release MSI notebook that featured AMD new mobile CPU.  Seemed like a decent performer...... Read more...
Bit-Tech has posted an article which outlines their brief experience with Unreal Tournament 2007 behind closed doors at E3. Despite the enormous amount of hype which has been building up since we first saw glimpses of what Unreal Engine 3 could do with games such as Gears of War, the guys at Bit-Tech seem more than a bit disappointed by UT2007.... Read more...
We've all been reading about NVIDIA's Quad-SLI technology for months, but performance data has been a little hard to come by.  The folks at Xbit Labs aim to change that though with this article that explores Quad-SLI performance with 10 games.  Unfortunately, the site seems to be going up and down at the moment. "When announcing... Read more...
OCZ Technology Announces High-Performance 60X and 133X Secure Digital Memory Sunnyvale, CA - April 24, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the launch of its new Secure DigitalTM (SD) flash memory cards designed to be the ideal storage... Read more...
Samsung says it has developed a new "3D" package, which reduces space requirements and increases performance capabilities of today's multi-chip packages. The company plans to use the technology to improve its NAND Flash packaging starting in 2007. ... Read more...
Intel Boosts Energy Efficient Performance With First Dual-Core Low-Voltage Intel Xeon Processor HILLSBORO, Ore., March 14, 2006 – Intel Corporation is outfitting server, storage and telecommunications equipment makers with a new ingredient for squeezing more performance out of space– and power–constrained environments. It... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot has a review of Mushkin's new high speed, low latency DDR2 memory. The Mushkin 2G XP2-5300 Extreme Performance is able to run with timings of 3-3-3-10, using 2.3v(which is covered by warranty), and keeps cool thanks to Mushkin's unique heat spreader design. "Of course,... Read more...
ATI Announces New Price-Performance Leader: Radeon(R) X1800 GTO Featuring Advanced Gaming Performance at an Exceptional Value MARKHAM, Ontario – March 9, 2006 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) today announced the newest family member of the Radeon(R) X1800 series, the Radeon(R) X1800 GTO... Read more...
Anandtech has posted a very interesting follow-up to their initial Conroe CPU benchmarks. This new article includes results taken from Anand's own custom benchmarks and not the Intel-created demos used in the previous article. Somewhat surprisingly, the new Conroe CPU still retains its almost obscene performance advantage seemingly indicating... Read more...
Fudo and the gang at the Inquirer are reporting this morning that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900GT will be the ideal price/performance GPU for the coming months. Supposedly offering the same performance as the current GeForce 7800 GTX 256MB for a surprising $299, the GeForce 7900GT will surely be a popular GPU should this prove to be true.... Read more...
We're now living in the year 2006, and that means ATI has begun releasing it's 6.x driver set. Today ATI Catalyst 6.1 is available for your downloading pleasure. Has ATI been focusing on fixing bugs, or have they been trying to raise performance as well? To answer that question, we also present you with TweakTown's ATI Catalyst 6.1 Performance... Read more...
AMD Zone has gone ahead and updated their benchmarks of Quake 4's 1.05 dual core patch. A new set of benchmarks have been added using ATI's Radeon X1800XL, comparing it to their 7800GT numbers. Do ATI's drivers really offer much better dual-core support than Nvidia's current release?"For now we see that there are indeed some positive benefits... Read more...
Anandtech has posted the second installment of his preview of Intel's new Yonah mobile processor. With some healthy performance increases in nearly every application, it appears as though Intel might have hit a homerun with Yonah. However, the gaming performance of the plaform still remains somewhat lackluster and could possibly result from... Read more...
Another driver release, another performance review. ATI has recently released their last driver set of the year, Catalyst 5.12. Today, TweakTown benchmarks the new Catalyst driver against last months version, and reports on some interesting results."As we near the end of the year, we see the final official Catalyst release from ATI under the... Read more...
Though Microsft Windows is the most widely used OS, the Linux community is still very much alive, and full of gamers. Nvidia hasn't left the Linux gamer's out of the loop, and today Phoronix takes a look at the recently released Nvidia 1.0-8174 Linux drivers. "Earlier today, the NVIDIA 1.0-8174... Read more...
How would a well lit Doom 3 run on your average computer? Well, we found the answer to that with Quake 4. Unfortunately, many of us also found our FPS slowing to a crawl. If you're looking to get the most out of your Quake 4 experience, FiringSquad's Quake 4 Optimization Guide will help narrow down the right balance between performance and... Read more...
ZDNet has an article running on how Intel's Hyperthreading hurts server performance with certain applications.  There have been instances reported with SQL Server and Citrix Terminal Server where under heavy load, performance degrades with HT enabled.  A Microsoft SQL Developer reported performance degrading and documents the details.... Read more...
Intel Launches High-Performance 90-Nanometer Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handsets SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced it is shipping in volume the industry's first 90-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NOR flash memory device. The new Intel... Read more...
Hey folks! Some interesting news that's been circulating around recently, is the idea that Wikipedia might one day be available in printed form. There's also some talk about changing how things work with the web site. Check it out. And how is Apple doing with their iPod's new video capability? Apparently they're doing... Read more...
Well folks, the weekend is over and everything is getting back to normal. If your looking for something different to read, The TechZone has written a piece about being in "The Zone". I'm sure a few of you can relate to the article... personally I've spent days working on just parts of my own personal projects. Almost nothing beats... Read more...
If you read our comprehensive review of ATI's new X1K Family of graphics cards, you know how we felt about ATI's new line-up at launch.  If you haven't read our review, however, here's the gist of it. We thought ATI's X1K Family of products were a technological step forward, and at the high-end the Radeon X1800 XL and X1800 XT were competitive... Read more...
Hey folks, the last articles of the night have been rounded up for ya! Enjoy :) Crucial Ballistix PC4000 DDR RAM Review @ PCstats.com "Sold under the Crucial Ballistix name, this pair of 512MB PC4000 DDR modules have been well received by the enthusiast community. The 184 pin (unbuffered, non ECC) DDR DIMMs are... Read more...
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