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Archive for January 16th, 2021

3DMark 2008 system requirements revealed

The folks over at YouGames have published what the believed system requirements are for the next instalment in the 3Dmark franchise. Of course, only Vista is supported, hence the DX10 and SM4 requirements. Unfortunately no release date, or in fact any other info is currently available.

Radeon HD 3870, 3850 (RV670) pictures surface

TomsHardware have revealed what looks to be the first retail pictures of the 55nm HD 3870 and 3850. It appears that the 3870 has adopted a dual-slot cooler, while the 3850 matches all the previous single-slot photos we’ve seen. The only difference between the two boards is currently the clocks: 825MHz/2400MHz and 700MHz/1800MHz respectively.

AMD moving to 45nm H1, ’08 – Phenom, RV670 next month

During their customary conference call, AMD stopped pretending and shed some light on many upcoming products. The company noted that the Spider platform will arrive next month, which confirms that the RV670, RD790 (790 FX) and Phenom are indeed coming in November. AMD also claimed that 45nm production will commence "in the first half of next year."

Xbox 360 surpass Wii sales in September

Thanks to titles like Halo 3 and BioShock, Microsoft's Xbox 360 has finally broken the Wii's sales. During September, the X360 sold 527,000 units, while the Wii stayed strong with 501,000 units. Over to Sony we find the PS3 with its usual market share, selling 119,400 units - while the somewhat outdated PS2 sold 215,000 consoles.

Cooler Master announce Hydra 8800 cooler

Cooler Master has unveiled the Hydra 8800 graphics card cooler, which combines air and water to cool the GPU. Weighing in at 505g, the cooler includes a copper base and three heatpipes. The 75mm fan operates at 1800RPM, thus only generating 19 dBA. The cooler fits 1/2″ and 3/8″ tubing sizes, although pricing and availability is unknown.

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