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Archive for June, 2021

Todays forum antics

There’s a few interesting threads going on in the forums at the moment. The first is the Super PI rankings thread. If you think you’ve got what it takes to knock Deton off the top spot with his 13.37s run on a 3.94 GHz Core 2 Duo setup pop along and make him cry, and even if you can’t, join in anyway! How to lap your CPU, go visit this thread to see my X6800 get a hair cut and see how it was done. And finally, someone help smith solve his DVD drive problem before he drives us all mad 😉

OCZ announce Reaper HPC Series memory with heatpipes

OCZ today have launched another new memory module - the OCZ PC2-8500 Reaper HPC.

Catalyst 7.2 is now available

AMD?have just released Catalyst 7.2 on ati.amd.com for Windows Vista, Windows XP and Linux platforms, go get em!

AMD postpone R600

So there you have it folks, R600 will not launch until the second quarter of 2007 at best. The press release coming out?of the?AMD camp?reeks of spin, here’s the statement: To better align our strategy with current market opportunities, we’ve changed the launch plan for R600. We are going to deliver a competitive configuration to market with an extremely attractive combination of performance, features and pricing, targeting a broader market segment in Q2. With the revised strategy, AMD will be better able to capitalize on the broad appeal of 3D graphics and DirectX 10, being driven in part by the growing popularity of Windows Vista?. This was a tough decision to make for us, but a necessary one that will ultimately result in bringing a better product to market.? We’ve been hearing a lot about how great R600 is compared to G80, but only in a DX10 environment. Pure speculation here but perhaps DX9 performance is not so good at present (in Vista)

OCZ’s gaming mouse – the Equalizer 2500 dpi

[thumbright]oczmouse.jpg[/thumbright]OCZ has expanded into the peripheral market today by launching the Equalizer laser gaming mouse. It boasts a 2500 dpi laser engine, the highest currently in the market. The Equalizer features the innovative OCZ ?Triple Threat? button. Gamers can fire three times with just one click making it easier than ever to hit the target and gain a competitive advantage. This is sure to be a contreversal feature in gaming leagues. At the same time, the Triple Threat button is a useful tool in everyday computing by turning double-click operations, such as opening files and applications, into just one-touch commands. Thanks to a dual laser engine and extremely responsive sensor array, the OCZ Equalizer promotes pinpoint accuracy and precision and enhanced tracking on a wider range of surfaces, including glass tabletops. For Gamers on-the-go this is an important feature. Hopefully we’ll have one in for review soon.

AMD’s Final R600 Specification

R600 will be launched on March 30th, it will be a 700 million transistor chip.

Mr T talking I.T for Hitachi…jibba jabba

Mr T isn’t the?most obvious choice for?talking about drive virtulisation, but hell, that didn’t stop?Hitachi. As far as i can gather, this?was an internal?video just to give the engineers at Hitachi a good laugh, but now we can all enjoy?Mr ‘period’?T?once more!

Nvidia ships 400 thousand 8800 GPU’s

Nvidia reported today that almost 400 thousand?8800 based GPU’s have been sold since it’s launch, Very impressive.?I suppose?200,000 of these will be on ebay?come R600 launch day! (ooh?devils advocate) Chief executive of Nvidia Corp, said during a conference call with financial analysts that the company has shipped 400 thousand of the GeForce 8800 graphics chips since October and are now ramping up other DirectX 10-supporting GPUs.

300GB holographic media finally launched

Way back in 2005 i wrote a small news snippet about?holographic discs which had a much?greater storage captity than other competing technolgies such as DVD (at the time) and even blu-ray. Now the company at the center of the technogy has finally released the drives and media. At this stage a drive will cost you a cool $18,000 and $180 per holographic disc (300Gb capacity) with speeds similar to an 16X speed DVD drive. Apparently in the future the capacity will increase to 1.6TB!

Mini synopsis of ATI’s R600

The Inquirer has some new(ish) information regarding R600. It covers quite a few different areas and outlines possible clock speeds of 800MHz core and 2.2 GHz memory for the flagship XTX card. Bounce on over and have a read, go on, you know you want to!

Hacker breaks HD DVD encryption

A hacker has reportedly broken through the keys used to unlock digital rights management (DRM) for all Blu-ray and HD DVD movies so that they can be copied to hard drives. DVD backup forum Doom9 posted a blog stating that a hacker called "arnezami" found the processing key used to decrypt the DRM on all high definition films.

Gmail no longer needs invites

Nearly three years after Gmail was first released, the free Web-based e-mail from Google is being opened up for anyone in the world. Beginning Wednesday, everyone and their mother can sign up instead of having to get an invite from a Gmail-using friend

EVGA e-GeForce 8800 GTS Superclocked with 320 MB

The good folks at EVGA have announced a new factory overclocked 8800 GTS with 320MB GDDR3. The 8800 GTS Superclocked 320MB runs with a core clock of 576MHz (up from 500) and a memory clock of 1.7GHz (up from 1600). It has a recommended retail price of ?349 in Europe. I’m a little confused however, as Overclockers.co.uk has this card listed, but also has another card available from EVGA on pre-order – the 8800 GTS KO ACS3, where the only difference is a 5MHz bump to the core clock… for an extra ?29?! That’s a lot of beer money!

NVIDIA GeForce 8800GTS 320MB reviews

The 8800 GTS 320MB was officially launched yesterday and heres a big selection of reviews for you to go over.

Thermaltake Toughpower 1000W/1200W announced

Thermaltake is launching some uber-powerful PSU's for the Toughpower range today - a drool worthy 1200W unit, and a slightly lower spec, but still hugely powerful 1000W model.

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