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Archive for February 26th, 2021

American Airlines to join the mile high WiFi club

American Airlines, the worlds largest airline, are going to start testing WiFI on some of its Boeing 767 airplanes. The American Airlines Boeing 767 is a long haul plane which typically flies to non major airports in Europe, and also on cross-country flights across America and Hawaii. American Airlines plans to begin offering WiFi on all of American Airlines Boeing 767-200s by the end of the year.

Inno3D to sell ATI graphics cards using Force3D brand

Pczilla.net has started to report some information about Inno3D, who market and sell nVidia graphics cards. They believe that the company could begin selling ATi cards in the near future, with a brand name of Force3D. The source note that these are just rumours, though it now seems to be fact as the Force3D website has just appeared (though it’s currently down).

PowerColor design slimmer HD 3870 X2

PowerColor has just unveiled a HD 3870 X2 that appears to have lost some weight. Its aluminum cooler is a single slot design, though unfortunately the board does still occupy two slots. This is due to accommodating the third and fourth DVI connector. The board's length has also had a date with the chainsaw. PowerColor note that this is due to the relocation of the PLX chip (the bridge between the two cores); as it doesn't require any cooling, it's been pushed lower.

Intel E8500 breaks 8s in Super Pi 1MB

Intel's quad-core Yorkfield has already gone on several record-breaking rampages, though the dual-core derivative hasn't yet had the same chance to prove itself. German overclocker Monteboy has recently broken 8 seconds in SuperPi 1MB - not a world record for SuperPi, though still very promising. As the multiplier is limited and won't surpass 9.5, he was forced to raise the FSB to 609MHz - totaling a clock of 5789MHz. In the end, the system scored 7.895s.

GeForce 9600 GT benchmarked in SLI

We've already seen various single-card benchmarks of Nvidia's upcoming 9600 GT. Today though, the board has been benchmarked in SLI. To be brief, the test system consisted of an E6850 coupled to an nForce 680i SLI board. In 3DMark 06, a single board scored 10,036. When adding a second board, the score rises to 13,080 - that's higher than a single 8800 Ultra's score of 12,142 points. This trend continues across all the benchmarks published.

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