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Archive for April, 2021

AMD to retaliate against GeForce 9800 GTX+

With the 9800 GTX+ knocking on the door, it seems that AMD is preparing to launch a wave of overclocked HD 4850's to counter the green-team's assault.

Forceware 175.19 released for older cards

Nvidia has released a set of drivers which are not, surprisingly, for its GTX 260 and 280. Despite the lack of major changes, Forceware 175.19 fixes various minor bugs.

Radeon HD 4870 launched, reviews ahoy

Nearly a week after the HD 4850's NDA was lifted, AMD has officially launched the Radeon HD 4870. Below you can find all the reviews published at the time of writing.

Radeon HD 4870 compared to GTX 260 prematurely

Expreview seems to have done the hard yards to bring us the first full HD 4870 review. The HD 4870 seems to have a slight edge over the GTX 260, though nothing's set in stone.

Bioshock should have failed, says programmer

According to lead programmer Chris Kline, Bioshock "should?ve failed". He then elaborated that it did in fact fail over the course of time. There's confidence for you!

Force3D show-off first Radeon HD 4870

Force3D, the AMD derivative of Inno3D, has jumped the gun on launching its HD 4870. A core speed of 750 MHz, along with GDDR5 memory clocked at 900MHz is on the agenda.

Firefox 3.0 downloads hit 17.3 million, already

Following its record breaking launch, Firefox 3.0 has now surpassed 17.3 million downloads. This figure is slightly more than double the browser's launch day downloads.

Sony losing hefty amount over PlayStation 3

Sony recently informed investors that the company has lost 3.32 billion primarily because of the PS3. This comes as a result of selling the console remarkably cheaper than its manufacturing price.

GeForce GTX 260 to launch on June 25th, apparently

Despite AMD and Nvidia's tendency to alter things at the last minute, word has it that the GTX 260 will launch the same day as the HD 4870 (June 25th).

Asus Eee PC 1000 fully reviewed, dissected

As promised earlier in the month, TweakTown has now published their full review of the Eee PC 1000. They also couldn't resist having a close look inside.

HD 4800-series will not mix with RV670, it seems

Just in case the thought crossed your mind, it seems that mixing past generation HD 3800-series cards with the newer HD 4850 and 4870 will simply not work, despite previous claims.

HD 4850 CrossFire scaling put to the test

Both VR-Zone and TweakTown have tested how the HD 4850 scales in CrossFire. VR-Zone then took things one step further, and discovered that CrossFireX is limited by premature drivers.

Overclocker busts highest FSB record – 724MHz set

Aussie overclocker "youngpro" has set the world record for the highest FSB speed ever recorded. Using a Biostar TPower I45, featuring Intel's P45 chipset, he hit 724MHz.

Dell prolong Windows XP execution date

Dell has moved back the cut-off date for XP systems to June 26th. After this date, users will have to buy a Vista machine and "downgrade" to XP.

Nvidia to attempt longest Lan party record

During NVISION 08, Nvidia is planning on breaking the world record for the longest running Lan party. 36 hours is the current record.

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