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Archive for October 24th, 2021

9800 GTX still more expensive than HD 4850

After probing through leading online retailers, TechReport has done the homework for us on the HD 4850 and 9800 GTX's pricing. Currently the latter is more expensive.

2.66GHz Bloomfield part to retail at $284

In an effort to sway buyers to its high-end Bloomfield platform (rather than socket LGA 1160), pricing for the 2.66 GHz Penryn successor will be around $284.

More Radeon HD 4870 X2 previews emerge

Following yesterday's HD 4870 X2 preview from HardOCP (and DriverHeaven as detailed in our forums), AnandTech, TechReport and PC Perspective have joined in.

Nintendo to introduce Wii MotionPlus accessory

With E3 looming on the horizon, Nintendo will introduce its Wii MotionPlus accessory for its Wii-mote. The add-on is said to improve sensitivity and responsiveness.

Radeon HD 4850 X2 retail pricing revealed

With AMD's HD 4870 X2 2GB (GDDR5) launching at $549, rumors have emerged which indicate that the cheaper HD 4850 X2 2GB (GDDR3) derivative will retail at $449.

SuperPi 1MB record busted with E8600

Using the same E8600 which was overclocked to 6GHz earlier this month, a new SuperPi 1MB record of 7.281 seconds has been set. The chip was clocked at 6.253GHz.

Radeon HD 3800-series to be discontinued soon

Word has it that once the Radeon HD 4600 and 4400 series arrive, AMD will discontinue products based on its older RV670 core (alias the Radeon HD 3800-series).

Intel officially introduce Centrino 2 platform

Right on schedule, Intel's Centrino 2 platform has overcome its delays and has now made its official debut. OCZ has already launched a notebook to feature the platform.

It’s confirmed: Intel’s X58 does support SLI

What was first detailed earlier this month has now become official - Intel's X58 chipset will support SLI. This is thanks to nForce 200 chips on compatible boards.

AMD to launch first 40nm GPU in Q1, 2009

AMD plans to launch its first 40nm part in Q1 2009, which will arrive in the form of the RV740 core. The RV870 will recieve its final touches around this time, also.

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