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Archive for February, 2021

Crysis Multiplayer Beta Screenshots

HardOCP have scored five exclusive screenshots demonstrating a new gameplay mode called "PowerStruggle" in the Crysis Multiplayer Beta. Unfortunately, the multiplayer beta doesn't support DX10, and doesn't represent what we'll see in the final game. Nevertheless, the screens are set in a map called "Shore," and well, they speak for themselves.

Corsair sees 2GHz DDR3 memory in Jan. ’08

In an interview with Legit Reviews, John Beekley, co-founder and Vice President of Applications Engineering at Corsair, believes that in January next year, Corsair will have a production DDR3 part “north of 2 GHz.” He added that “we are investing a lot of effort and resources to make this happen. But it is not going to be easy.”

Microsoft delay XP execution until June 2008

In response to feedback from customers and partners, Microsoft's XP operating system will remain available for OEMs and retail channels until June 30th 2008. Mike Nash, corporate vice president of Windows Product Management, believes that customers "need a little more time to make the switch to Windows Vista."

Intel Yorkfield goes on record-breaking rampage, again

If you remember back to IDF, Intel's Yorkfield processor busted seven world records. Recently, when in the hands of overclocker Kinc, the Core 2 Extreme QX9650 has broken another three records (those two, never a good mix): SuperPi 1MB, 3DMark 05 and 06. With his QX9650 coupled with an ASUS Maximus Formula, the new records are 8.110 seconds, 37,095 and 27,542 points, respectively.

Athlon X2 5000+ Black Edition has potential – 3.5GHz

Right, the whole “dark side” thing was a huge let down. We were expecting a Phenom FX, and even toyed with the 4×4 idea. The unlocked 5000+ may be short of an overclockers dream, but if the early results are anything to go by, it has some potential. Chinese overclocker “Druid-su” has pushed his sample effortlessly to 3520 MHz (16×220) on an ASUS M2N32-SLi Deluxe, remembering 2.6GHz is stock.

Radeon HD 2900 GT coming in short supply on Oct. 8

With the HD 2900 Pro announced earlier in the week, AMD are now preparing for the launch of yet another R600 based product. The 2900 GT is supposedly arriving on October 8th to merely get rid of the remaining R600 cores that didn't reach XT speeds. The GT will share the same clocks as the XT and Pro, although it will only house 240 stream processors combined with a 256-bit memory interface.

Nvidia’s G92 to power 8800 GT?

Recently, there has been a lot of confusion regarding the naming scheme of Nvidia's G92 and G98 cores. The higher G92 core was essentially going to be named GeForce 8700 GTS, although Nvidia seem to have had a change of heart and are now reportedly introducing an 8800 GT. According to VR-Zone, the board will be available in 256MB/512MB versions priced at US $199 and $249, respectively.

Halo 3 pays off $170 million on day one: overloading Xbox Live

A press release issued by Microsoft has indicated that on launch day, Halo 3 sold $170 million worth of copies. Microsoft added that the launch success was helped by the wide availability of the title. On a related note, the Xbox Live system is supposedly being pushed to its limits. Users have reportedly experienced inaccurate game stats, performance slowdown, inability to access friend lists, and an inability to perform system updates.

First GeForce 7-series IGP boards arrive

Hot on the heels of the announcement regarding Nvidia’s new GeForce 7-series integrated graphics lineup, the first boards featuring such GPU’s are starting to appear. So far, EVGA, BIOSTAR and ECS have announced boards featuring the 7150, 7100, and 7050 GPU’s. All boards support 1333MHz FSB’s, DirectX 9.0c and HDCP.

Apple update to kill unlocked iPhones

Recently an array of software has been released to free the iPhone from its AT&T woes. Apple has now made it clear that a future software update will result in unlocked iPhones "becoming permanently inoperable," and then noted that warranties will be void if such software is installed. Apple said that the hacks have "caused damage to the iPhone software," although many debate the claim...

Intel Penryn prices revealed: mobile, quad and dual core

TechConnect Magazine has revealed the prices and relative specs of Intel's 45nm Penryn parts. The site suggest that Intel's lineup will consist of four dual, and four quad-core parts. Five mobile parts will also be launched early next year, thanks to VR-Zone for the tip.

AMD RV670-XTX board pixelized

A member of the Coolaler.com forums has scored a few pictures of an MSI board featuring the RV670-XTX GPU. The board has a single-slot cooler and seems to be the size of the 2900 XT. The site note that the 55nm RV670-XTX packs 320 stream processors and features Shader Model 4.1 capabilities. The board has 256MB of Hynix GDDR3 memory operating at 900MHz, and a core clock of 600MHz.

Nvidia prepares next-gen chipsets for November

Nvidia is apparently set to release a new lineup of chipsets in November, for both Intel and AMD platforms. The Intel lineup will be marketed as the nForce 780i SLI and 750i SLI, while the AMD family will be dubbed nForce 780a SLI and 750a SLI. Highlights of the 780 series include three PCIe x16 Gen2 slots, while the 750 lineup only support two PCIe x16 Gen2 slots with eight-lane signalling.

AMD release their dark side: X2 5000+ “Black Edition”

It's honestly quite good to see AMD back in the news, what with Intel's developer forum dominating headlines last week. Today, AMD has unveiled the second processor to be labeled "Black Edition," namely the X2 5000+. As we reported two days ago, the chip is clocked at 2.6GHz, although it's in fact 65nm, not 90nm. The chip has a thermal rating of 65w and 1MB of L2 cache, also.

Another HD 2900 Pro review – this time in english

Following on from the world's first review of the HD 2900 Pro, TweakTown are helping the bandwagon gain momentum, publishing their evaluation of the same HIS 2900 Pro. The board looks identical to the XT, and honestly, is virtually identical, apart from the clocks. In the majority of tests, the board is just trailing the XT, while maintaining a steady lead over the 8800GTS.

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