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Archive for January 16th, 2021

AMD has a “dark side” – set free September 25

AMD has published a rather mysterious page on their website, claiming that “AMD has a dark side.” On September 25 2007, you will be able to bring home “a beast that?s leaping and snarling on the end of its leash.” All we can think of is that AMD may be releasing the Phenom FX series ahead of schedule, or perhaps the RD790 chipset.

AMD’s HD 2900GT does indeed exist

The Inquirer have a picture of the retail box belonging to a 2900GT from Sapphire. The box confirms that the board in question has 256MB of GDDR3 memory and will most likely ship with a 256-bit interface. The site believe that the board is modeled around the same PCB as the 2900Pro and XT.

Crysis single-player demo delayed

Crytek has officially announced that the single-player demo of the much anticipated game Crysis, will now arrive on October 26, with the full title expected to ship on November 16th. The demo will consist of the entire first level of the Crysis single player campaign, "Contact".

Western Digital expands “My Book” series

Western Digital has added three more products into their popular My Book external hard drive series. The My Book Home Edition, Office Edition and Essential Edition boast capacities ranging from 320 GB to 1 TB and are equipped with a USB 2.0 interface.

Apple admits faulty iPod Touch screens

Following on from reports that Apple's new iPod touch has a faulty screen, the company has responded. Many reviews and a handful of user feedback pointed out the screen is poor at displaying black and dark images. According to Apple, the "problem affected a small number of units and is being remedied."

AMD RV670 (HD 2950) early information and pictures

Hardspell are reporting some early information regarding the Radeon HD 2950 XT (Gladiator) and Radeon HD 2950 PRO (Revival). Apparently, Gladiator will operate at 825MHz/1.2GHz, while Revival will boast speeds of 750MHz/900MHz. Both boards are said to be 55nm, support DirectX 10.1, Shader Model 4.1 and PCI-E 2.0 - much like the HD 2600 refresh.

Intel Skulltrail system benchmarked

The Tech Report and Legit Reviews have some more coverage of Intel's Skulltrail platform. Unfortunately, the systems on display at IDF were for show only, but Intel did provide half a dozen benchmarks. The system had two 45nm Harpertown Xeons @ 3.4GHz, coupled with two 8800 GTX's. To get a taste of what's to come, the setup scored 6359 points in 3DMark06 CPU.

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