The long awaited details of Nvidia's 9800 GX2 have finally been revealed. According to Expreview, the board's core, memory and shaders will be clocked at 600MHz, 1000MHz and 1500MHz respectively. The board will also boast a total of 256 stream processors, and 1GB of 512-bit memory. Memory bandwidth is said to be 128GB/sec, while its texture fill rate is 76.8 billion pixels/sec. Performance is estimated to be just over two 8800 GT's in SLI.
As expected for some time now, Toshiba has officially announced the death of HD DVD. There are many factors that are responsible for the format's death, the most significant of which would be Warner Bros' decision to back Blu-ray - which pushed the format's market share to 93 percent. Decisions by Blockbuster, Best Buy and Wal-Mart to ditch the format are also taken into consideration. Toshiba note that the "very difficult" decision will be completed in late March.