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Archive for January 27th, 2021

Dell adds a 15″ XPS laptop.

Just in time for the Holiday Season 2007, Dell has introduced a 15" Widescreen XPS notebook computer. The 15" fits in perfectly with the 13" and 17" models already on the market. The base laptop will come with a Intel Core 2 Duo 1.50GHz CPU, 1GB of RAM, 120gb of Hard Disk space, DVD Burner and a Nvidia 8400M video card.

AMD Phemon 2.4GHz CPU postponed

AMD has announced that their 2.40GHz Phenom Processor will be postponed due to a hardware bug, The Inquirer reports. Even though shops got their hands on the Phenom 9700, it has to be recalled! The problem is when all 4 cores are at 100% load, the processor freezes. Apparently once B3 revision comes out, Phenom processors clocked at 2.4, 2.6, 2.8 and 3.0GHz will arrive on shelves.

Asus reducing proportion of AMD-powered notebooks

According to DigiTimes, Intel's Santa Rosa and Montevina platforms will now account for 90% of Asus' total notebook shipments. While this is good news for Intel fans, it comes as a downfall for AMD followers as the move results in decreasing the amount of AMD-based shipments from 30% to around 10%.

G92 8800GTS Features A Tilted Cooler

Nvidia's G92 powered 8800 GTS will feature a 'tilted cooler' according to The Tech Report. They mention it should reduce the amount of space needed, making it better for smaller cases, and that it can bring more air in, effectively cooling the card better.

Windows XP SP3 brings a 10% performance boost

With the launch of XP's third service pack slowly brewing, a report has been published revealing that, whilst using OfficeBench, performance improves by around 10% over service pack two.

Phenom X2, X3 prematurely benchmarked

To date, AMD has rolled out a rather small amount of Phenom X4 processors - some rather slow ones come to think of it - but the company is yet to launch the dual and triple-core alternatives. German hardware site PC Games Hardware has today compared an unnamed Phenom X3 and X2, which were clocked at 2.3Ghz, with a Q6600 and their Phenom X4 sibling. Tested using Winrar, 3DMark06 (CPU-Score) and Cinebench 10, the chip's performance is quite self explanatory...

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