Area Code Day Shortbread

7 Up

  1. Ars Technica: Why don’t Americans want broadband?
  2. X-bit labs on AMD’s Kodiak Refresh desktop platform
  3. Nvidia delivers world’s fastest DX11 GPU… again

    (click Read more… to read reviews)

  4. Fudzilla: Nvidia’s GTX 580 on sale in the U.S.

    and EVGA keeps the suggested GTX 580 price

    and HD 5970 drops to โ‚ฌ389

  5. Valve’s Erik Johnson: Every game doesn’t need multiplayer
  6. Shacknews posts Call of Duty: Black Ops review
  7. MacStories: iTunes 10.1 and OS X 10.6.5 coming

    today, iOS 4.2 on Friday at 10AM PST

Area Code Day

  1. DigiTimes reports AMD to expand plant in Suzhou, China
  2. Expreview: Intel builds MeeGo platform R&D center in Romania
  3. X-bit labs: As PC components reserves deplete, new platforms to boost Intel
  4. C|Net: Will the IT guy learn to love Apple?
  5. Yahoo! News: 80% of TV viewing in U.S. is still in standard definition, survey says
  6. TC Magazine: Crucial serves up Ballistix-branded memory cooler
  7. Ars Technica: Google adds site previews to Instant Search
  8. C|Net reports Facebook is top spot for online display ads
  9. C|Net: Microsoft’s Surface comes to The Smithsonian
  10. DSLReports: North Carolina’s Fibrant plans 200Mbps

    and Comcast merger means $2.4 billion consumer toll

  11. To improve online mapping, Microsoft analyzes

    GPS recordings of 30,000 Beijing cabbies

  12. BCCHardware podcast #74 – Skyfire’s Flash flood
  13. BBC: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang’
  14. Win an MSI HD 6870 video card with Kitguru
  15. Dealzon’s deals: 15% off coupon for 12″ Lenovo ThinkPad X201,

    $250 off 18.4″ Toshiba Qosmio X505-Q885, and $177 off Canon

    EOS Rebel T2i 18MP DSLR w/ lens

Newegg’s guerrilla deals for 11/10

  1. $30 off 700W Cougar SX700 PSU
  2. Nikon Coolpix L110 12.1MP camera
  3. $50 off 240GB OCZ Agility 2 SATA II 2.5″ SSD

    (extra $80 off with promo code EMCYTZT229)

  4. eDimensional AudioFX Pro 5+1 gaming headset

    (extra $30 off with promo code EMCYTZT230)

  5. $20 off Linksys WRT400N wireless router


  1. DSLReports: U.S. wireless industry to generate $54 billion this year
  2. Windows Phone 7 fan happy Microsoft didn’t

    mess it up at the last minute, like usual

  3. C|Net: Verizon quietly launches Motorola Droid 2 Global
  4. Analyst: Intel to impact ‘non-Apple’ tablets
  5. Network World on how Android conquered the mobile world in just 3 years
  6. New HTC 7 Mozart SD card memory upgrade
  7. Ars Technica: Apple rumored to ready wireless headphones for iOS devices

    and five features Google needs to deliver in Android 3.0

  8. TC Magazine: Opera Mobile 10.1 beta released for Android
  9. Wired on ‘Beautiful Modeler‘: Multi-touch virtual 3D clay for iPad
  10. Engadget: E Ink shows off Triton color ePaper, touts

    faster performance, readability in sunlight (video)

  11. Ars Technica: Don’t hold your breath for color E-ink readers
  12. AllThingsD: Kno prices its student tablets at

    $599 and $899 to ship by end of the year

  13. Forrester: E-book sales to hit nearly $1 billion this year, $3 billion by 2015


  1. TC Magazine: Nvidia releases GeForce 262.99 driver for the GTX 580
  2. Microsoft delivers first test build of next-generation SQL Server ‘Denali’
  3. Announcing Windows Storage Server 2008 R2 Essentials
  4. MacStories: Adobe Audition for Mac public beta now available
  5. FAH-Addict on Folding@Home and Ubuntu 10.10: A rocky start
  6. Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager Self-Service Portal 2.0
  7. OpenOffice.or for windows 3.3.0 RC4 beta
  8. Microsoft Junk Email Filter for Outlook 2007 and 2003


  1. PlayStation Blog has PS Move: By the numbers
  2. Microsoft: No, Kinect hasn’t been hacked
  3. Psychology Today: Why Johnny can’t stop playing video games
  4. Before Black Ops: SuperSite remembers Call of Duties past
  5. Gamasutra’s analysis: What lies ahead for Call of Duty?
  6. Shacknews: Activision’s social media manager wants

    bugs in CoD: Black Ops reported; asks for civility

    and StarCraft II patch brings bug fix, minor balance change

  7. VR-Zone: Gran Turismo 5 media event, so much awesomeness
  8. CVG: Gran Turismo 5 release date confirmed?
  9. FPS map design – then and now
  10. Ars Technica: The Fight for the PlayStation

    Move is hard on your body, patience

  11. Gaming Heaven reviews Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II (Xbox 360)
  12. Ars Technica on Nail’d: Fast, insane, spectacularly unrealistic, and fun
  13. Steam’s midweek madness – Day of Defeat: Source (sale ends 6PM CST)

Nvidia GeForce GTX 580 reviews

  1. AnandTech, Benchmark Reviews, bit-tech, Björn3D, Guru3D, [H]ard|OCP,

    Hardware Canucks, Hexus, Hi Tech Legion, HotHardware, InsideHW,

    iXBT Labs, Legit Reviews, Neoseeker, OCC, PC Format, PC Perspective,

    Tech ARP, Techgage, and techPowerUp! review Nvidia GeForce GTX 580

  2. Guru3D and techPowerUp! review GeForce GTX 580 SLI
  3. Hardware Heaven’s Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 SLI launch review
  4. t-break reviews Zotac GeForce GTX 580

Systems and storage

  1. AnandTech and Legit Reviews on AMD’s Brazos platform
  2. [H]ard|OCP and HotHardware on AMD’s first Fusion APU
  3. Digital Trends reviews 11.6″ Apple MacBook Air
  4. Funky Kit reviews Gigabyte GA-H55N-USB3
  5. AnandTech’s LaCie 5big storage server NAS review

Multimedia, case, and cooling

  1. Hardware Secrets updates Nvidia chips comparison table
  2. Viper Lair reviews HIS HD 6870 Turbo
  3. TweakPC does PowerColor HD 6850 overclocking (in German)
  4. HT4U reviews PowerColor HD 6850 PCS+ (in German)
  5. XSReviews on Zotac GeForce GTS 450
  6. Tweaknews on Samsung PN58C6400 58″ plasma TV
  7. Hardware Secrets and ThinkComputers review

    Kodak EasyShare M580 14MP digital camera

  8. Digital Trends on Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100 digital camera
  9. Phoronix reviews Mionix Naos 3200 mouse
  10. BCCHardware reviews NZXT Phantom case
  11. ProClockers review Cooler Master SF-19 laptop cooler
  12. PureOC reviews Scythe Mugen 2 rev. B CPU cooler
  13. Hardware Secrets reviews GlacialTech Alaska CPU cooler
Comments closed
    • willmore
    • 10 years ago


    • anotherengineer
    • 10 years ago

    Nice to see ddr3 price coming down, 8 gigs for 126.50 and free shipping!!


    • anotherengineer
    • 10 years ago

    “XIII.BBC: Large Hadron Collider (LHC) generates a ‘mini-Big Bang'”

    insert MSI mitx mobo lolz cheezy joke of the day

      • plasticplate
      • 10 years ago

      Man, i’ve been trying really hard to come up with a good one, but its really difficult. All i have r lame ones. Other members could be more imaginative…

        • anotherengineer
        • 10 years ago

        Well I was going to put “generates a ‘mini-Big Bang'” hopefully my wife and I create one tonight, but it’s a family site you know.

          • plasticplate
          • 10 years ago

          *EAR MUFFS* Cmon man, theres kids on this site ๐Ÿ™‚

            • sweatshopking
            • 10 years ago

            I’m one! !!!!!

            • anotherengineer
            • 10 years ago

            I know and they shouldn’t be building and testing home made particle accelerators at home like I do, the wife just pays the electric bill muwahahaha ๐Ÿ™‚ I hope it doesn’t draw too much, I don’t want the authorities thinkin I have a grow-op in my basement :O

    • RickyTick
    • 10 years ago

    It’s the 235th birthday of the United States Marine Corps, and we’re celebrating Area Code Day? Oh well…Semper Fi from area code 704.

    • hapyman
    • 10 years ago

    HAHA… Thanks for pointing that out. I missed it skimming through the topics. So sad…. ๐Ÿ™

    • anotherengineer
    • 10 years ago

    “Nvidia delivers world’s fastest DX11 GPU… again ”


    So IF cayman is faster, will it be

    Nvidia delivers world’s 2nd fastest DX11 GPU… again
    Nvidia looses world’s fastest DX11 GPU… again

    lol hmmm those darn conundrums.

    Edit – and if not, Antilles should be

      • plasticplate
      • 10 years ago

      For the sake of the consumer, i really hope cayman doesn’t turn out either way faster or way slower than GTX580. Hopefully its performance numbers are in GTX580 neighborhood and its performance per watt is slightly superior. That would drive Nvidia and AMD into a price war and guess who benefits ๐Ÿ™‚

        • sweatshopking
        • 10 years ago

        that doesn’t sound trollish at all. next time, work on an insult, or something condescending. none of this sensible “consumer benefit” stuff

          • plasticplate
          • 10 years ago

          Well, In my defense, i was actually trying to say something sensible that time ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Deanjo
      • 10 years ago


        • mcnabney
        • 10 years ago

        5970 is faster than 480, albeit with two chips. But remember that Fermi is physically a lot larger than any AMD graphics chip. The fairest judgement is to compare cards and price. Heat, noise, compute and power consumption should service as secondary characteristics in decision making.

          • Deanjo
          • 10 years ago

          The claim is not “Fastest DX 11 single card”
          The claim is not “Most bang per watt”
          The claim is not “coolest DX 11 chip”
          The claim is “world’s fastest DX11 GPU” which it undeniably is.

            • willmore
            • 10 years ago

            Since when is a ‘GPU’ required to be a single chip? Are you new to GPUs? I’m pretty sure I’ve got some ancient high end boards that have a bunch of chips on them to implement the pipeline.

            Who cares how many chips it takes? Does that make some practical difference? If company ‘A’ can make a faster Graphics Processing *Unit* with multiple chips than company ‘B’ can with one, seems like company ‘A’ gets to claim the fastest GPU. Especially since company ‘B’s chips have used up so much power that they haven’t been able to get more than one on a board in the past couple of generations.

            What id comes down to is, if you want to say your device is (some superlative description), them it helps if (some superlative description) has any practical meaning.

        • anotherengineer
        • 10 years ago

        It probly happened with the 480, I was just quoting a quote
        ยง[<…-Again-.html<]ยง and from teh top of the short bread under 7-up III.Nvidia delivers world's fastest DX11 GPU... again (click Read more... to read reviews) Calm down there Prime1

          • Deanjo
          • 10 years ago

          Your comments still do not make any sense as Nvidia has never lost the title of “Fastest DX11 GPU” so using “…again” on your smartass remarks is completely without warrant as it would indicate that it has happened before. The have, however, one up’d the previous “Fastest DX11 GPU”, the GTX 480, with the GTX 580 which was also is theirs so the “…again” is perfectly valid.

          All the “..again” signifies that they have accomplished bringing out another product that takes the title of “Fastest DX11 GPU”. Even if AMD does manage to put together a faster GPU and takes the crown the facts remain at the time Nvidia did deliver the fastest DX11 GPU at the time.

            • plasticplate
            • 10 years ago

            Sad as it is, i have to agree with Deanjo, Nvidia may not have the most efficient of design and may actually suck at performance/watt, but it did own the fastest D10 ‘GPU’ in GTX285 and D11 GPU in GTX480. I know that doesnt make it an all round good GPU, but it still is the fastest…But enough of this crap.. goin back to ass/elephant, who do u guys think is better?

            • Deanjo
            • 10 years ago

            Being an avid user of linux and bsd there is no comparison. Nvidia is the only sane choice when running alternative OS’s and want to exploit your cards features.

            • anotherengineer
            • 10 years ago

            I never said they didnt, I was just quoting a quote. Everyone knows the 480 was the fastest single DX 11 chip before the 580 and before that it was the radeon.

            SO calm down Prime1

    • Silus
    • 10 years ago

    That Erik Johnson guy has an amazing capacity for the obvious…

    No s*it Sherlock. Not every game needs to have multiplayer. Other companies have been doing it quite successfully for many years now…

      • plasticplate
      • 10 years ago

      My thoughts exactly. Hereforth Eric Johnson shall be names Capt.Obvious

    • bottlenecker
    • 10 years ago

    IX. under Gaming cracks me up. So true.

      • MadManOriginal
      • 10 years ago

      lol, yeah it’s sad but true. I haven’t played any truly new FPS but the slide down began some time ago.

        • plasticplate
        • 10 years ago

        i know its not exactly and FPS, but ‘The Ball’ has some original gameplay and is fun too. U might have fun playing that.

    • GrimDanfango
    • 10 years ago

    Well, according to techPowerUp!’s thorough suite of tests:
    ยง[<<]ยง The 580 comes in around ~11% faster than the 480 overall average... ~16% in highest resolutions (the ones we all use :-)) There's still room for a killer move by Cayman :-) Bring it on says I...

      • Hattig
      • 10 years ago

      Looks like Cayman will be 1920 shaders, in 30 SIMDS (6x 5 SIMD blocks, each with its own tessellator) utilising 4D SIMDS, performing at least 50% faster than Cypress.

    • DancinJack
    • 10 years ago

    785!!! Go Kansas?

    • can-a-tuna
    • 10 years ago


      • sweatshopking
      • 10 years ago

      Look man, face the facts.
      A T I S U C K S.

      N V I D I A I S B E T T E R

      seriously though. come on now.

      Let’s see if you bite.

      also, in other news, republicans suck.

        • BoBzeBuilder
        • 10 years ago

        Nice troll. We all know god loves ATI and Republicans.

          • sweatshopking
          • 10 years ago

          ya. You know I do.

          • yogibbear
          • 10 years ago

          AMD though… now there’s some competition.

        • plasticplate
        • 10 years ago

        I finished a new book titled “The Art of Trolling: A journey into the brain of SSK”… Its priced $10 and you can find it at your local bookstore for the holiday season. Limited time offer: Buy a book and get a DVD titled the same for free. But hurry, Buy it by thanksgiving and get shipping, an extra value of $5, for free. We will even throw in a picture of SSK for u and ur family…

          • sweatshopking
          • 10 years ago

          man, we should get married.

            • plasticplate
            • 10 years ago

            Sorry man, i aint into dudes, if only u were a girl….But, if u r into that sort of a thing, i know a guy at my workplace who i suspect, how do i put it,’different’. I could get his number for ya ๐Ÿ˜›

            • sweatshopking
            • 10 years ago

            who says i’m a boy? maybe my wife is a lesbian?

            • plasticplate
            • 10 years ago

            *imagining things*. I’m at a loss for words

          • Deanjo
          • 10 years ago

          I’ll just download the DVD off of Demonoid. ๐Ÿ˜›

        • anotherengineer
        • 10 years ago

        I will bite. I will use the ATI moniker also for a long time, but we all know AMD is correct and not ATI anymore ;( ๐Ÿ˜›

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