RiData have made a new SSD, which is already out to OEM manufacturers, with 128GB storage. Its read speed and write speeds are very impressive at 235MB/s for the reading and 120MB/s for the writing. On a typical hard disk drive spinning at 7,200RPM, Crysis takes anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds to load, on this SSD, it takes a exciting 16.8 Seconds.
Sony has demonstrated a technology at CES that allows the PlayStation 3 to transfer Blu-ray movies onto the PlayStation Portable's memory card - potentially spelling the death of releasing movies in the UMD format. To acheive this in a timely manner, a PSP-specific version of the movie would be stored on the Blu-ray media, as opposed to having the PlayStation 3 re-encode the movies for the PSP?s resolution. The current Blu-ray movies on the market don't have this feature, however.
AMD representatives have reportedly told a French hardware site that the B3 revision Phenoms - which are meant to contain the fix for the infamous Translation Lookaside Buffer erratum - still has the bug. The site suggest that another re-spin is in order, and this could push the launch of the bug-free Phenoms to as late as May. Of course, this remains subject to conjecture until we hear more of this from a more reliable source.
Expreview - the same site that published the first HD 3670 review - has now had a 3DMark benching session with a 9600 GT. The card's 64 stream processors, 512MB of memory, 256-bit memory bus, and of course core, shader and memory speeds of 650MHz, 1625MHz, and 1800MHz respectively, push the board to 10,357 points in 3DMark 06. The performance is almost identical to the 8800 GS - which is a temporary solution to fight the HD 3850 - and is a rough 2,000 points behind the 8800 GT.