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Archive for August 19th, 2018

45nm Phenoms on schedule, mid-range GPU’s dated

AMD has informed Bit-tech that its 45nm processors will "absolutely" be available in Q4. Also noted was that the RV710 and RV730 will hit retail sometime in September.




HIS unleash IceQ4 edition of its HD 4850

HIS has launched the IceQ4 edition of its HD 4850. While the board is now dual-slot, a claimed 20 percent heat reduction under load compensates for the extra bulk.




Xbox 360 Arcade unit heading for a price cut

The Xbox 360 Arcade unit is heading for a price cut come September, according to an image from gaming site VGChartz. A drop from the current $279 to $199 is noted.




Patriot roll-out Vortex dual-fan memory cooler

Patriot has launched its Vortex dual-fan memory cooler, which features two 40mm fans spinning at 5000 RPM. No word yet on pricing and availability, unfortunately.




AMD to challenge Nvidia on the driver front, too

With the launch of Nvidia's Forceware 180 driver release looming, AMD's recently leaked Catalyst 8.8 drivers may also be worthy of "Big Bang" status, rumors claim.




Micron Technology launch “RealSSD” series

Micron Technology has launched its attempt at the solid-state drive game. Dubbed the RealSSD series, the single-level cell based drives boast speeds up to 250 MB/s.




EVGA has “absolutely no plans” to go red

Following the confusion regarding EVGA and AMD, the former's co-founder claimed that the company has "absolutely no plans at this time" to make AMD cards.




Catalyst 8.8 beta drivers leaked, up for grabs

Adding to the rising trend of leaked Catalyst drivers is version 8.8, which has just appeared for download. All the usual GPU's and operating systems are supported.




Radeon HD 4870 X2 pictured at QuakeCon

The HD 4870 X2 may have already been detailed during its "preview" day, however we now have some more eye candy at hand thanks to the folks at TweakTown.




MSI launch two high-end gaming notebooks

MSI has taken a step in the opposite direction to its low-cost Wind, making official two high-end gaming notebooks, alias the Centrino 2-based GX620 and GX720.




AMD’s Fusion to utilize TSMC’s 40nm technology

TG Daily has awoken the rumor that AMD's upcoming Fusion hybrid CPU will be based on TSMC's 40nm technology, adding that the first iterations are dubbed Shrike.




PureOC forum competition prizes from CoolIT

PureOC will soon be running half a dozen competitions for all forum members, whether they be new or long-serving. The stack of prizes can be seen on the right...






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