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Archive for July 20th, 2018

Intel to launch 2.5GHz 45nm Q8300 next month

Intel plans to add a Core 2 Quad Q8300 to its lineup on November 30th, or so Fudzilla lead us to believe. Spec wise the chip is identical to the Q9300, but with 4MB cache.




Catalyst 8.10 to introduce manual fan control

AMD will offer a fan control module in the upcoming Catalyst 8.10 graphics drivers. The beta is already up for grabs if you fancy a go before everyone else.




Gigabyte’s EX58-Extreme board in pretty pixels

As detailed in our forums earlier today, pictures of Gigabyte's EX58-Extreme motherboard have surfaced. While this isn't the production version, it satisfies nonetheless.




Asus expands Eee PC assault, launches 900HA

Asus has put an end to the rather short Eee PC intermission, launching a new 8.9" 900HA model, which is essentially a 900A with a 160GB mechanical hard drive.




GeForce 9-series fate revealed through latest driver

Evidence supporting Nvidia's new G100 naming scheme has emerged, thanks to a file in the ForceWare 178.15 beta drivers. Boy, things are about to get very confusing...




Microsoft to roll-out cloud computing OS this month

Within a month, Microsoft will roll-out a new operating system intended to aid developers in writing Internet-based applications. Windows Cloud is detailed here.




Report: Mac Pros are emitting carcinogenic fumes

Mac Pros have a tenancy of emitting benzene fumes which could cause leukemia after just two months of daily exposure, according to British newspaper the Guardian.




Sony may re-use Cell processor in PlayStation 4

Sony is considering re-using its Cell processor in the PS4. While a die-shrink and slight speed boost will occur, this is the first time Sony has overlooked a new architecture.




Which GPU’s cripple during STALKER: Clear Sky?

Our colleagues over at HardOCP have taken a look at which graphics cards cripple when posed with the daunting challenge of rendering STALKER: Clear Sky. More here.




EVGA launch 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM edition

EVGA has equipped its flagship 790i offering with a digital Pulse Width Modulation system. The 790i SLI FTW Digital PWM edition is available immediately.




DSi to hit America “well into” 2009, Japan next month

Nintendo's new and improved DSi will launch on November 1st in Japan, while Amerca will have to wait until "well into" 2009. Gamespot have a running commentary of the event.




New and improved Wii HD set to arrive in 2011

The successor to the Wii is inbound in 2011, according to a gaming blog. While leaving the console's core elements intact, high definition visuals are assured, hence the Wii HD codename.




Nintendo officially launch new DS – alias the DSi

Following a steady flow of rumors, Nintendo has announced a new version of its hand-held DS. The DSi sports dual cameras, an SD-card reader and a web browser.




PureOC’s inaugural free giveaway has now concluded

Our inaugural free giveaway has now concluded. Congratulations to PureOC reader MyNiceIceLife for taking out the first of our prizes thanks to the folks at CoolIT.




Friday Sampler [10-03-08]

What better way to conclude the working week than with a Sampler. As usual, the latest array of hardware reviews from around the web can be seen below.








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