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Archive for October 25th, 2021

Hardware Review Roundup: 19/10/06

Deals Corsair 2GB PC3200 DDR DIMM Memory Kit @ £162.56 inc del Full Systems Sony Vaio VGX-XL202 Media Center PC with Blu-ray Drive @ TrustedReviews Processors Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 @ Digit-Life Motherboards Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H @ Overclockers Online ASUS M2R32 MVP Crossfire Motherboard @ Motherboards.org Video / Displays Asus EN7600GT SILENT/2DHT/256M Video Card @ Viper Lair Inno3D 7900 GS @ TrustedReviews Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro @ Tweak PC (ger) Enclosures & Cooling Battlefield 2142 mod @ bit-tech SilverStone TJ08 mATX Case Review @ ThinkComputers Arctic Cooling Freezer 64 Pro CPU Cooler @ Futurelooks Scythe Kama Connect USB 2.0 to SATA/IDE Adapter @ Virtual-Hideout Storage Toshiba 200GB 2.5" Hard Drive @ Techgage Power Supplies Raidmax Volcano 630W Power Supply @ 3DGameMan

China attacks free speech

In southwest China it is now an offence to post defamatory comments or remarks, launch personal attacks or seek to damage reputations online by penalty of death…no hold on! …or you may face fines of up to 5,000 yuan ($630) and possible detention. The report comes after a Chinese court jailed dissident writer Guo Qizhen for four years on Tuesday for inciting subversion over anti-government essays he posted online. The regulations also follow a crackdown on amateur online films that mock officially approved culture.

Intel Quad-core ‘Kentsfield’ Prices revealed

According to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with Intel’s latest roadmap, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, Intel?s first quad-core processor, will sell for US$999 in 1000 unit quantities. As prices for both the QX6700 and Q6600 are too high, it will prevent the quad-core CPUs from gaining popularity, stated the sources. According to Intel’s roadmap, quad-core processors will only account for 3% of the company’s total desktop CPU shipments within one year following the launch, the sources indicated.

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