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Archive for October 17th, 2021

GeForce GTX 260, 280 launch pricing set

Fudzilla are among multiple sources to report that the GTX 280 will retail at $499, while the GTX 260 will sell for $399, with a drop to $349 expected at a later date.

Nvidia’s folding client set to launch next week

Nvidia is in the final stages of finalizing its Folding@Home client, and expects to launch the program next week alongside its next-gen graphics-cards.

Three GeForce GTX 280’s pictured in Tri-SLI

As ridiculously overkill as this may be, pictures of the GTX 280 in two and three-way SLI setups are available (don't ask about the Panda).

Yahoo sign advertising deal with Google

Following its break-up with Microsoft, Yahoo has agreed to let Google put search ads on its site, in theory upping Yahoo's annual revenue by $800 million.

Phenom X4 9850 pushed to 3.71GHz on water

A Polish overclocker has taken his Phenom X4 9850 from the default 2.5GHz, to a record-breaking 3.71GHz (212x17.5).

Mid-range Nehalems will overclock afterall?

An unidentified source (presumably from Intel), has told NordicHardware that the mainstream Nehalem's (Lynnfield, Havendale) will not feature an overclocking lock, despite previous reports.

Intel respond to USB 3.0 trickery claims

Intel has responded to today's allegations that it is using the USB 3.0 spec to get an unfair advantage in the market, stating that it is not developing the specification itself, but rather the host controller.

Firefox 3.0 going off with a bang on June 17th

Mozilla have announced that Firefox 3.0 will go live on June 17th, and they expect to break the record for most software downloads on a single day.

Nvidia’s GTX 280 benchmarked in Tri-SLI

As jealous as we are, VR-Zone has benchmarked three GTX 280's with a QX9650 clocked at 4GHz. A 3DMark Vantage score of P21,350 was achieved.

Radeon HD 4000-series promo-site goes live

Gearing up for the first half of 2008’s fashionable close, the promo site for the Radeon HD 4000-series has gone live.

Eee PC 901, 1000 priced in the US and UK

Finalized (or close to it) pricing for the Eee PC 901 will be $599 in the US, and ?319 in the UK. The faster Eee PC 1000 will start at $649 - far north of a "low cost" notebook.

Yahoo officially end talks with Microsoft

Yahoo has sent out a press-release stating that it has formally closed the acquisition book on Microsoft - a Google partnership is now the talk.

PCIe 3.0 backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0

It has been recently outlined that PCI Express 3.0 will be backwards compatible with PCIe 2.0, as it doesn't require a new slot (but rather new electronics etc).

Dual-core Phenoms delayed until 45nm jump

According to DigiTimes, AMD will not launch its 65nm dual-core Kuma processors until the company makes the jump to 45nm when "mature yields" are witnessed.

Bloomfield specifications, frequencies revealed

Despite the lack of information on Intel's Havendale and Lynnfield processors, numerous Bloomfield specifications have surfaced.

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