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7900 GTX specification confirmed

[update] Memory specification originally posted (2.0GHz)?looks to be?incorrect, i fully blame the source, who emailed me today revoking that claim and insinuating it to be more closer to 1600 MHz, just like many other sites have stipulated, grrrr! It does make me wonder where this figure came from in the first place though…. A source has let us know the specifications for the upcoming 7900 GTX. The part will allegedly have the following specification: 7900 GTX Specification Core Clock: 650 MHz Mem Clock: 1.6 GHz Memory Bandwidth: 51.2 GB/s Memory Size: 512 MB / 1024 MB Pixel Pipes: 24 I?m not sure if the 1024 MB part?is going to?be available at launch or if Nvidia are going to wait until ATI commit a timeline for there 1GB part, which is rumoured to be coming sometime around April or May. The launch date for the 7900 GTX is?the first week of?March, and early predictions are that it?s?faster than the X1900 XTX, but only time will tell?

Crucial Ballistix DDR500 PC-4000 1GB Kit Review @ MVKTech

Snip: "Crucial Technology has been known for their quality memory, great prices, and fast shipping. Recently Crucial has a new high performance memory product line, which goes by the name of Ballistix. The Ballistix line of memory encompasses both DDR and DDR2 products, and emphasizes performance while still maintaining Crucial’s high standards of quality. The Ballistix modules are specifically built for performance enthusiasts who want to push the performance without worrying about data loss or corruption." Link to MVK Tech

Tuniq Symmetry 1 ATX Chassis Review @ Virtual-Hideout

Snip: Certain features stand out as exceptional, such as the lower location of the external USB/IEEE Audio/Mic ports, and the how the door swings open to the right (as opposed to the left on most cases.) They also added a neat little gadget: an Analog Dial Meter " Link to Virtual-Hideout

XKROMA ATX Chrome Case @ ThinkComputers.org

Snip: Geeks.com is always a good place to find things that you would not normally see on other online computer stores. They always have cool products from little known companies. Today we will be looking at a case that I have never seen, or even heard of. It’s called the XKROMA; it looks great, but can it stand up to all the other brand names out there? Let’s find out. Link to ThinkComputers

Cooler Master CM Stacker 830 @ Trusted Reviews

Snippet: Cooler Master has a reputation for cases geared towards the enthusiast and its Stacker range of chassis have been immensely popular, being amazingly well built and very functional ? especially if you have large water cooling or require plenty of fans. The latest incarnation of the Stacker is the 830 series. Link to Trusted Reviews

Gainward BLISS 6800 GS ?Goes like hell? 512MB

Direct Link: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=29

Gainward gives the ‘goes like hell’ treatment to the 7800GTX 512MB

I’m sure many of you are aware of Gainward?s new ?goes like hell??cards which can only be described as their ?Golden Sample? brand on steroids. It denotes a special version of a specific card that is not just heavily overclocked, but also changes the memory specification (the actual chips are swapped out for faster IC?s). This is then stamped on a custom designed red PCB. Gainward currently have a 6800GS GLH and a 7800GT GLH both based on these principles, and believe me, they are stupendously fast, easily the fastest in there respective categories by a mile. This brings us neatly to a new card allegedly coming from Gainward soon, a 7800 GTX 512MB ?Goes like hell?. This is not a suped up 256MB GTX, this is a suped up GTX 512MB, the card that is nowhere to be seen in the retail channel and is clocked at 550/1700MHz. Gainward?s GLH version is rumoured to be clocked somewhere around 600-650 MHz on the core and a mind blowing 2.2 GHz on the memory. If this turns out to be more than a rumour it will most likely be faster than a 7900 GTX.

GTA: Shareholders not happy?at all

Yes, here we come again, with more about GTA. If the ?sex workers? are not happy, neither are the shareholders. They decided to sue Take Two, the publisher of Grand Theft Auto, over the losses caused by all the polemic. When Los Angeles took legal action against Take Two alleging that no mention was made of the pornographic scenes in order to win a lower rating, Take Two stock fell sharply. Now New York law firms Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman and Stull, Stull and Brody are filing class action lawsuits for people who owned stock in Take Two between the day when the game was released and the announcement of the LA lawsuit.

Mac users face the first security threat

A program known as Leap-A has been trying to spread via Apple?s iChat instant messenger. It disguises itself as images of Apple’s forthcoming version of its operating system, called Leopard, and plunders buddy lists if installed.? Security firms have classified the worm as level 1, which means it offers low risks to the computer. In spite of that, users have been advised not to accept file transfers, not even those that come from a buddy list. This is the first time we hear about a virus that attacks Apple computers. The thread has made?users aware of the fact that Apple might only be a safer option for as long as it might take for someone to find ways to attack their system.

Grand Theft Auto: the polemic goes on

When we thought the controversy had been exhausted, we find out this might?only be the beginning. Now it?s time for the ‘sex workers’ to have their say about the game. The Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (Swop), a group that promotes safety and dignity in, eh-hem…sex work, has published an article on their website appealing for mothers to boycott GTA. You can find more information about REAL SEX STORIES through this Web Site. Everyone has a sexual trigger. But just as everyone has something that turns them on, they also have triggers that turn them off. That fine line between turn-on and turn-off is where taboo subjects reside. What do you consider taboo? What turns you on and makes you uncomfortable at the same time? The answer to that question will be different for every person. Once you decide what you consider taboo, think about it in terms of talking dirty. You already know that talking dirty to your partner is a turn-on… but what about broaching those taboo subjects, and talking about those sexual things you would never really do? The fantasy might be a bit too far-fetched for you to consider making a reality, but there’s nothing stopping you from going all the way with your naughty talk about the subject! A friend of mine gets turned on by the thought of her boyfriend with other women. She has a fantasy of watching him, tied up and helpless, while one woman after another enters the room and proceeds to do all kinds of wicked things to...

Amazon on the track of iPod

Online retailer Amazon.com has been talking to Vivendi Universal’s Universal Music Group, Sony BMG, Warner Music Group Corp. and EMI Group Plc about starting a digital music service by the middle of the year. The company is certainly following the track of Apple?s success with iPod music player and iTunes music service. Amazon is said to be considering a subscription music service that would include a discounted portable Amazon-branded music player.

Microsoft to start testing online Office

Microsoft should start testing an online version of Office, in a reaction to the – so far – Web based services from Google and Yahoo. The company plans to offer a "beta" or general test version of Microsoft Office Live for free to help work out any potential problems prior to a commercial release later this year. Office Live should offers small businesses the ability to create and manage Web sites and maintain corporate e-mail accounts while working with the desktop versions of Microsoft Office such as Excel spreadsheets, Word documents and Outlook e-mail.

First online delivery of high-def movies starts today in the U.S.

The California based company MovieBeam starts offering today in the U.S. an online video-on-demand service of high-definition films. This is the first online delivery service of high-definition films in the country. The company plans to offer first-run films from six of the seven film studios in standard digital-video format and high-definition films from Disney and Warner Bros. studios. The service will initially be offered in 29 U.S. cities, including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. Users should be charged the same amount as they would if they were renting out from Blockbuster.

Instant Message for mobiles…coming soon

The mobile industry is expecting to bring instant messaging to cell phones later this year. Fifteen of the world’s top mobile operators, including Vodafone, Orange, T-Mobile, Telefonica and China Mobile announced on Monday plans to make instant messaging services available, initially targeting some 700 million mobile users. The service will not be free. Mobile operators plan to charge clients using the familiar "calling party pays principle", under which users pay for sending messages but not for receiving them. They have not mentioned what the charges would be. Although SMS is still a hit, the companies are expecting the Instant Message to bring a plus to the phones and to their budgets. "IM is more chatty. SMS (text messaging) is fire and forget … Messaging will trigger more messaging," said T-Mobile Chief Executive Rene Obermann.

Motorola and Microsoft join forces in a new mobile phone

Motorola has signed a deal to use Windows Media technology from Microsoft in a new range of music phones. The company should launch up to three Window Media phones in the second half of 2006. The company intents to keep Windows Media phones as separate products from the first iTune phones that were launched last year.

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