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Archive for October 24th, 2021

Nikon Coolpix S3 6.4MP Digital Camera @ BFR

Snip:? Nikon?s Coolpix digital camera line has been well-regarded since its earliest days, and now includes a wide range of 17 models from entry-level to prosumer cameras. The Coolpix S3 fits in the middle of the range and is aimed at the user seeking style combined with ease of use. In the Coolpix S3, Nikon offers a subcompact design with great looks, a generous 6 megapixel imager, a 3X optical zoom lens, a large 2.5 inch LCD screen, and a feature set designed to make it easy to use, even for the beginner. Full review @ BFR

Perpendicular Hard Disk Drives Article @ BTXFormFactor

Snip:?Hard Disk Drives store all our most valuable data, our contacts, email, family photos and the like, but increasingly space is getting cramped in drives… Perpendicular Hard Disk Drives aim to stem the theoretical limit of disk capacity, and this article aims to explain how and why. Full article @ BTXFormFactor

OCZ EL DDR PC-4000 XTC Platinum 2GB @ Overclockers Online

Snip: The performance of the OCZ EL Platinum XTC modules is very good for the frequencies that it was able to run at. Not only are the primary timings of 3-3-3-8 very impressive at these speeds but the secondary timings were quite tight providing some very exciting SuperPi times and synthetic bandwidth numbers. Benchmarkers and gamers alike will definitely want to check these modules out when shopping for high performance 2GB memory kits. Full review @ Overclockers Online

AMD 65 nm announcement expected next week

The Inq has stated that AMD is to finally announce there 65nm parts next week. It most likely will announce what is already known from leaked roadmaps?flying around the web, which is that the dual-core 65nm AM2 based ‘Brisbane’?will be available in?the first half of 2007. You never know though, with Intel’s recent?flurry of press coverage?regarding Conroe benchmarks and details of the quad-core?Kentsfield?sheduled for early 2007, this announcement next week may offer a few large suprises over the leaked roadmap….??

X1900 series shrinks to 80nm

ATI has released information to its AIB partners that an 80nm R580 is on the cards. There will be no other tweaks or functionality incorporated into R580+, just the die shrink from 90nm to 80nm. The benefits an 80nm process will bring to R580 are a cooler running and less power hungry X1900 series?along with?potentially cheaper production of the R580 core, which is extremely necessary as R580 is a much larger (in transistor count)?and more?costly chip to produce compared to G71. Overclocking potential should theoretically improve, too and that’s one of the main reason to be excited.? ATi’s current 90nm R580 is powerful, but it does run hotter and consumes more power than the 7900 series cards, so this move by ATI is a necessary one to pile the pressure on Nvidia before G80 and R600.

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