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BIOS switcheroo enables SLI on unsupported Gigabyte X58 mobo
— 5:10 PM on March 19, 2009

As we noted in today's affordable X58 motherboard round-up, manufacturers of Core i7 motherboards can submit models to Nvidia for SLI certification—but not all...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Motherboards

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Intel CPU flaw allows for hard-to-detect rootkit
— 2:33 PM on March 19, 2009

A pair of security researchers has released a paper and proof-of-concept code detailing a security vulnerability in Intel's processors. In their words, the vulnerability...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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HybridPower dies on the desktop
— 12:30 PM on March 19, 2009

Nvidia's HybridPower technology debuted on the desktop with the nForce 780a SLI, promising to dramatically lower idle system power consumption by completely shutting down...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Chipsets

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New Intel CPUs and price cuts loom, report claims
— 11:05 AM on March 19, 2009

Intel has several rounds of price cuts and new processor introductions lined up for April, May, and July, according to DigiTimes. The site has used...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Where's the sweet spot for headphones?
— 12:26 AM on March 19, 2009

The headphone market is littered with an incredible range of options, from the throwaway garbage bundled with cheap MP3 players to audiophile earmuffs that would...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia

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Phenom II X4 955 may arrive on April 20
— 5:05 PM on March 18, 2009

AMD's fastest quad-core processor yet may be out in just over a month. According to a report by Hardware-Infos, the firm plans to roll...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Catalyst 9.3 drivers have Windows 7 support
— 3:39 PM on March 18, 2009

AMD has released a new set of Catalyst drivers for its Radeon graphics cards, and there's a twist: Windows 7 is among the list of...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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A fresh look at processor value
— 1:21 AM on March 18, 2009

17 processors. 22 benchmarks. 64 graphs. One epic study of how some of today's most popular enthusiast processors compare in terms of performance per...

Type: Feature article Tags: CPUs

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Report: Atom may soon power half of cheap desktops
— 1:47 PM on March 17, 2009

While Intel's Atom processors are almost omnipresent in the netbook market, they've only made their way into a relatively small portion of desktops. However, DigiTimes...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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Radeon HD 4890 shows up in European e-tail listing
— 10:59 AM on March 17, 2009

Remember those rumors about an upcoming Radeon HD 4890 from AMD? Well, it doesn't look like they're rumors anymore. At least, a listing for...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Intel, AMD in licensing brawl over GlobalFoundries
— 12:02 PM on March 16, 2009

Intel has formally accused AMD of breaching the two companies' 2001 cross-licensing agreement. This development probably shouldn't come as a surprise, since Intel

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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'Phenom II X4 955' sample surfaces, is overclocked to 4GHz
— 6:00 AM on March 16, 2009

The Phenom II X4 955 exists, and it's a pretty nice overclocker. At least, that's the impression you might get after reading a thread at...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs

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New Stream SDK adds better CrossFire, Visual Studio 2008 support
— 12:51 PM on March 13, 2009

OpenCL may turn out to be the next best thing, but for now, AMD is still working hard on bettering its existing ATI Stream SDK—the...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Software

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GeForce 9800 GT may not get a new name, after all
— 9:50 AM on March 13, 2009

Remember how, according to some rumor sites, Nvidia was supposed to re-brand its GeForce 9800 GT as the GeForce GTS 240 (or, at least,...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics

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Western Digital's WD TV HD Media Player
— 11:00 PM on March 12, 2009

Could Western Digital's new digital media player be the ideal companion for the company's external hard drives? And does it belong in your entertainment...

Type: Feature article Tags: Multimedia

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Latest iPod shuffle the quintessential Apple product
— 4:57 PM on March 12, 2009

Perhaps more than any other Apple product, the iPod shuffle is the perfect example of the Steve Jobs Reality Distortion Field in action. When...

Type: Blog post Tags: Multimedia Personal tech

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Report: ARM-powered netbooks coming in June
— 9:51 AM on March 12, 2009

Today, netbooks and Intel's Atom processors are almost synonymous, and netbook makers who eschew the Atom typically pick x86 alternatives from Via or Intel itself....

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Mobile computing

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New iPod shuffle still has no display, now lacks buttons
— 1:10 PM on March 11, 2009

Attention, trendy joggers and celebrities everywhere: the third-generation iPod shuffle is out. Apple has...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia

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