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Archive for February, 2020

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.

Radeon HD 4870, 4850 launch pushed back

Some worrying information has surfaced stating that the HD 4000-series launch date has been pushed back to June 23rd. Even more disturbing newer sources cite a June 25th launch.

Intel not releasing USB 3.0 spec to gain advantage

It appears that Intel will not release the USB 3.0 spec to AMD, Nvidia or VIA until the beginning of 2009, which may force them to part ways and create their own USB specification.

GeForce GTX 260, 280 performance figures leak

With launch imminent, various performance slides and pictures of the GTX 280 and 260 have surfaced.

Gigabyte packaging reveals Radeon HD 3950

Some photos of a HD 3950's packaging manufactured by Gigabyte have emerged. Whether this is a Gigabyte exclusive stunt, or a way to clean out remaining RV670 cores remains to be seen.

GeForce 9800 GT spotted in the wild

Focusing our attention back onto the GeForce 9-series for one second, the relatively unheard of GeForce 9800 GT has been spotted.

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