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Archive for December 18th, 2018

AOC’s new 2230Fm display doesn’t need a PC

AOC's new 2230Fm display has caught the attention of many patrons, namely due to its ability to view media stored on flash drives and memory cards without a PC.




Asus’ 9800 GTX+ pictured in pretty pixels

The first picture of Asus’ 9800 GTX+ has emerged over at Donanimhaber.com. The card will operate at 738MHz for the core, while the memory is clocked at 1,100MHz.



Microsoft to unveil DirectX 11 at XNA Gamefest

Microsoft is set to unveil DirectX 11 at its upcoming annual XNA Gamefest, according to TG Daily. The software is scheduled to arrive months before Windows 7.




Rambus suing Nvidia for 17 patent infringments

Rambus has announced that it is suing Nvidia for infringing 17 patents with its memory controllers. Controllers for old SDRAM all the way through to DDR3 are mentioned.




iPhone 3G torture tests emerge – Will it Blend

With the 3G iPhone fresh out the door, PC World have rather eagerly tested how durable the phone is. It's also been victim to the latest "Will It Blend" test.




HD 4870 X2 performance preview published

Our colleagues over at HardOCP have published a performance preview for AMD's HD 4870 X2. Crysis and Age of Conan are the games, while the GTX 280 is the competition.




Nvidia’s 55nm GT200b core already on sale?

Eagle-eyed buyers have pointed out that a certain GTX 280 from Leadtek (which is currently up for pre-order) may feature the upcoming 55nm GT200b core.




HD 4870 X2 to support octo-CrossFire, apparently

AMD's Raja Koduri has revealed that the HD 4870 X2 is capable of quad-CrossFireX, or 8 GPU's running simultaneously. Drivers won't support this at launch, though.




Far Cry 2 will not have a demo, it seems

Ubisoft's Clint Hocking has revealed that there will be no demo for Far Cry 2, as the game's open nature makes it "almost impossible" for a teaser section to be made.




Radeon HD 4870 X2 launching on August 12th

Slides gathered by TomsHardware Taiwan have revealed that AMD’s HD 4870 X2 will roll-out on the 12th of August, with availability later on in the month.



AMD cut Phenom 9850 Black Edition pricing

Following the launch of the Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition earlier this month, AMD has now slashed the price of its 9850 Black Edition to $205, as opposed to $235.




Activision Blizzard may form a music store?

The newly-formed Activision Blizzard is reportedly considering a digital music store for its Guitar Hero franchise, allowing gamers to purchase new tracks to play.




AMD to cut 10% of its workforce this quarter

AMD will lay-off 10 percent of its work force (or 1600 jobs) by the end of the third quarter. An $880 million write-down related to the ATi acquisition is also noted.




45nm Phenom first look, overclocked to 3.4GHz

With volume shipments slated for the fourth quarter, the folks over at ITOCP have published CPU-Z screenshots and SuperPI results for AMD's upcoming 45nm Phenoms.






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