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Archive for October, 2021

ASUS Cancels Dual-Chip GeForce 6800 Graphics Cards.

No real surprise there, with the 7800GTX days away this card would have sold poorly. Get the full story HERE

Intel Says Photonics Light the Way to Faster Chips

Intel researchers are shedding some light on a potential new application for chip photonics: upping the performance of multicore processors. The processor giant’s research labs are exploring ways to use silicon photonics?on-chip components that use light to transmit data?to replace electrical interconnects using copper wiring and simultaneously speed up vital connections that move data into and out of processors. Intel thinks that electrical interconnects will continue to be used for some time to come, but that optical eventually will win out as it becomes more difficult to wring performance out of copper wires. Creating bus that can move more data is vital to Intel as the chip maker moves deeper into the realm of multicore chips. Intel recently introduced dual-core Pentium desktop processors, which have two individual processor cores inside a single slice of silicon, where previous chips had only one.

AMD Details Early Quad-Core Plans

In a detailed briefing for analysts in New York on Friday, executives at Advanced Micro Devices painted the company as making "irreversible progress" into new architectures, specifically multicore microprocessors and 64-bit processing. Executives confirmed that the company plans to enhance its Opteron enterprise processor line to four cores in 2007, adding focused optimizations to manage power and improve throughput. Going forward, AMD executives said its progress will be defined by metrics like "throughput per watts per dollars", backed by specific technologies that it will try to establish as industry standards, rather than following rival Intel’s lead. Read the full article HERE

Xbox 360 vs PS3

If you’ve been looking for information on the two next gen cosoles look no further. A massive side by side comparison of the Xbox 360 and PS3 Quote: "I?ve compiled a side-by-side comparison of the PS3 and Xbox 360 for your next-gen hardware drooling pleasure. Some aspects (such as the CPU) are a bit like comparing apples and oranges, and these engineering marvels are nothing without good games to play on them, but the breakdown gives you an idea of what they have crammed into these curvy boxes." Read it HERE

Battlefield 2 Benchmark Performance

I’ve slapped up some benchmarks from Battlefield 2 demo, using our test system to go through a demo we made from our server. The Athlon64 3800+ and the Sapphire Radeon X800XL 512MB were used for testing. Expect more graphics benchmarks tomorrow http://www.Warp2Search.Net/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=23986

Web Review Roundup: Tuesday

Nexus Breeze Quiet Computer Case w/ 400 Watt PSU Video Review – 3DGameman Sunbeam 20-in-1 Superior Panel Review – Modthebox PrimeCooler PC-HC5+CU air cooler heatsink review – A1 Electronics Half Life 2: Lost Coast Exclusive HDR Preview + Screens – Bit-Tech Arctic Cooling NV 5 Silencer (Rev. 2) – OCIA.net GeCube RADEON X800XLA-VIVO 256MB AGP – Hexus Sytrin Nextherm ICS 8200 – InsaneTek Titan Bianca CPU Water Cooler – Bigbruin

Thermaltake Get Modular with Power [Computex]

While many PSU manufacturers are still getting to grips with modular connections, Thermaltake have gone 25 steps further and created a true modular power supply, and it looks excellent.

Computex 2005 Coverage – Hexus

VIA K8T890 Pro runs NVIDIA SLI In Hall 4 at Computex, if you look hard enough on VIA’s joint show area with S3 Graphics, you’ll see them showing off a K8T890 Pro reference board running NVIDIA SLI. ABIT ring the changes with Guru Clock Utilizing the Guru chip and connector on ABIT Guru mainboards, the Guru Clock lets you adjust overclocking settings on the fly without leaving the game or app you?re already in. XFX, pimping it up XFX have gone to town and built a 1/3 scale model of the front end of some jazzy street machine, the likes of which you last saw in ?The Fast and the Furious?. Nothing special in that until I tell you they?ve whacked a massive LCD screen into the bonnet and slapped a PC in under that! Elpida big up DDR2 at VIA Technology Forum 2005 The company fully expects DDR2 speeds to have a base of 800MHz by 2007, offering a near 13GiB/sec base bandwidth on a dual-channel memory controller. TwinMOS shows off DDR2-1066 Got a need for 17GiB/sec of memory bandwidth? TwinMOS have the answer with some Terrific Performance TwiSTER PC2-8500 running at a heady 1066MHz. Skyping made easy with ORtek I?ve broken the boom arm on two headsets already from traveling with them, so the USB VoIP handset from ORtek Technology could be just the thing I?m after. Thermaltake put a new spin on cases Thermaltake have mounted a slimline CDRW/DVD-ROM drive in the door of the new Eclipse DV. Set for a July release, the DV will initially ship with the CDRW drive but, costs a...

NVIDIA holding back an Ultra 7800?

You may remember reading early last week that an Ultra version of the?7800 is being held back from launch?and that?we at?PureOverclock were the first on thre web to say this. Now Hexus seem to be confirming this 🙂 Quote: NVIDIA’s G70 graphics processor, likely to be bound up in a range of products carrying GeForce 7 branding, may have an Ultra version waiting in the wings, to counter any ATI high-end product launch. You can read the full story HERE

Ultra Web Review Roundup: Wednesday

SilverStone LC14M HTPC Case Video Review – 3DGameman Ocz DDR 3200 2*512mb Titanium series – Rbmods Ultra compact IWILL 4-Way, dual-core Intel Xeon MP mainboard pictures – Hexus PrimeCooler HyperCool IV + Led – HWzone Danger Den MCT-40 Coolant – Techniz PCI Express technology backgrounder – Hexus Shuttle XPC ST20G5 – Hexus Averatc 4200 – cowcotland 12-in-1 USB 2.0 Card Reader – ThinkComputers Corsair COOL Watercooling Kit – InsaneTek Ulti-mat Mousepad – MetkuMods Mushkin 2GB DC DDR400 High Performance Blue – Techniz OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Gold Memory – 3DGameman Mushkin 1Gb XP4000 Redline memory – Rbmods ATI announces CrossFire multi-card graphics platform – Tech Report Titan Vanessa L-type air cooler heatsink – A1 Electronics Gigabyte 4GB RAM Disk and 6800GT 3D1 cards – Bit-Tech Computex 2005: ATi’s CrossFire – Hexus Thermaltake Beetle – ThinkComputers Danger Den DD12V-D4 External Water Pump – Techniz Arisetek Home Theatre PC Case – Bit-Tech Comprehensive Test: DVD?RW media: How Reliable Are they? – CDRInfo DFI, Asus demo CrossFire boards – Tech Report CPU Socket Basics, Part 1 – Intel – BigBruin Foxconn WinFast NF4K8MC – Viperlair NZXT Trinity Pre-Modified cases review – Guru3D Ultra & 3dGameMan Ultra X-Connect 500W Power Supply Giveaway – 3DGameman BFR Preview: Crossfire is launched R...

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