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.
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).
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 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'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 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.