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Archive for January 16th, 2021

MickeyMouse busts Kinc’s 3Dmark05 record – 34,792

Overclocker MickeyMouse has pushed himself to glory with a E6850 and a pair of good ol' 2900XT's. His CPU was clocked at 5,190 MHz, while his GPU's operated at 1204/1012MHz. All it needed was some CellShock PC14400DDR3 memory at 923 MHz (7-6-5-15) to score 34,792 points.

Quake Wars demo now available

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, a team based multilayer shooter from Splash Damage has been released as a demo last night. You can grab a copy from FileShack (727MB) and enjoy the Valley map either online or with bots. Luckily, the demo is for all to enjoy — hence why a FX 5700 or Radeon 9700 is minimum requirements.

AMD release Catalyst 7.9

Another month, more drivers. Catalyst 7.9 is now available for download via AMD's shiney new gaming site. Among many performance improvements, AMD has added a Color Temperature Control tool and an Avivo Video Converter for Windows Vista (64 bit).

Intel improves Q3 revenue expectations

It appears that Intel are set to make more money than they expected in their quarter three revenue. The company now predict a revenue between $9.4 and $9.8 billion, much higher than the previously estimated $9.0 to $9.6 billion. Gross margins are also set to improve while other expectations remain unchanged.

AMD launch Barcelona: Phenom expected in December

AMD has finally launched their long awaited 'Barcelona' Opteron processors. Current models available are clocked up to 2.0GHz, although towards the end of the year / start of 08, AMD expects to reach at least 2.5GHz. Launch video's can be watched here.

Intel breaks ground for new fab in Dalian, China

Intel's eighth fab, otherwise known as Fab 68, will be used to house 300-mm manufacturing equipment. The $2.5 billion investment will commence construction immediately and be completed in 2010. Fab 68 will cover 163,000 square meters of factory space and host a 15,000 square meter clean room, also.

AMD to refresh HD 2400 and 2600 in January

AMD is said to be planning a GPU refresh to their Radeon HD 2400 (R630) and 2600 (R610) early next year. The new RV635 and RV620 cores will adopt a 55nm process, support DX10.1, Shader Model 4.1, PCI Express 2.0, and include a Display Port output.

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