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Archive for April, 2021

HD 4850 renders four high-def movies in real time

While the hardware community are busy playing with their new HD 4870's, we're left to report about its little brother rendering four HD movies in real-time.

Forceware 177.40 betas are up for grabs

Following the launch of Forceware 175.19 earlier in the week, and prior to that the PhysX supporting 177.39's, the beta version of Forceware 177.40 has now been leaked online.

Asetek launch first HD 4870 liquid cooling

With the Radeon HD 4870 fresh out the door, Asetek have rather quickly introduced a liquid cooling system dubbed the "LCL".

Next StarCraft installment arriving December 3rd

StarCraft fans will be pleased to know that the next installment in the series (which is creatively named StarCraft II) will hit retail on December 3rd this year.

Nvidia respond to 3DMark cheating allegations

Since the release of the first PhysX supporting graphics drivers, accusations that Nvidia is "cheating" in 3DMark Vantage have flooded the web. Thanks to HotHardware, we now have an explanation.

Nintendo explain Paper Mario court case dismissal

Nintendo has now explained why the Paper Mario court case - which involved using music in an advertisement without permission - was dismissed a mere six days after it was filed.

Adobe release Creative Suite 3.3, Acrobat 9

Slightly ahead of schedule, Adobe have rolled out Creative Suite 3.3, which includes version 9 of the company's Acrobat software.

Google appoint new Chief Financial Officer

Google has announced that former Bell Canada executive Patrick Pichette is set to become the company's next chief financial officer. He will replace George Reyes.

Firefox 3.0 – the most memory efficient browser

Prior to Firefox 3.0's launch, Mozilla pledged to break the browser's nasty habit of, shall we say, hogging system memory. It now seems that Firefox 3.0 has solved this problem once and for all!

Windows 7 to arrive in 2010, says Microsoft

Microsoft senior vice president Bill Veghte has claimed that Windows 7 will ship "approximately three years after the... launch date of Windows Vista." This will no doubt be denied at a later date, though.

Asus launch HD 4850 equipped with 1GB memory

In usual Asus fashion, the company has gone against the crowd and launched the first HD 4850 equipped with 1GB of memory. Also detailed is the company's HD 4870 offering.

Microsoft to support XP through to 2014

Due to the weak demand for Vista, Microsoft has announced that it will extend support for Windows XP through to 2014, or 13 years after the OS first made an appearance.

Nintendo sued over Paper Mario ad

Nintendo is back in court for allegedly using music from the 1993 film "True Romance" during an advertisement for the Gamecube version of Paper Mario.

Intel’s mobile X9000 processor benchmarked

HotHardware have set out to discover how Intel's 2.8GHz mobile X9000 performs, or perhaps more importantly, how much power it consumes.

AMD recieves poor employee approval rating

AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz has been awarded with an 11% employee approval rating, according to reviews on the recently launched Glassdoor.com.

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