Thanksgiving Shortbread

Eight is Enough

  1. Expreview: Intel Sandy Bridge processors specs revealed
  2. Inpai: Sandy Bridge Core i7-2600K tested (in Chinese)
  3. Fudzilla: Ivy Bridge 22nm may launch in early 2012
  4. X-bit labs: Intel to discuss next-gen Itanium “Poulson” at chip conference
  5. TC Magazine: Gigabyte taking on the Asus ROG line,

    preps gaming motherboards for CES 2011

  6. Nvidia: Graphics chips with 20TFLOPS DP performance

    needed for ExaFLOPS supercomputers

  7. TC Magazine: LG develops 23″ 240Hz IPS panel
  8. Shacknews: Epic shows off the newest Unreal

    Engine 3 tech trailer; November UDK released

Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Fudzilla: Regulators investigating “insider dealing” at Apple
  2. C|Net: ITC to probe Apple patent claims against Motorola
  3. Network World: Oracle’s $1.3B win over SAP means hp CEO can stop ‘hiding’
  4. Ars Technica: Acoustic superlens a very cool proof-of-principle
  5. Engadget: Sony’s Qriocity video-on-demand services goes live in Europe

Hardware news

  1. DigiTimes: Notebook supply chain optimistic about shipments in January 2011

    and hard drive industry to see stable shipments in 2011

  2. DailyTech: Notebooks powered by methane fuel cells closer than we think
  3. Taiwan market: MSI remains largest all-in-one PC vendor in 3Q10
  4. SemiAccurate: Sandy Bridge and Bulldozer support LR-DIMMs
  5. Expreview: MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II made official

    and PowerColor readies passive-cooled Radeon HD 6850

  6. TC Magazine: Gigabyte’s GeForce GTX 460 SE is custom-cooled, slightly

    overclocked and Smartfish delivers the Whirl Mini pivoting laser mouse

  7. Dealzon’s deals: $101 off 13โ€ MacBook Pro, $14 off 8GB iPod touch,

    25% off coupon for Dell Outlet Latitude, $200 off 15.6โ€ hp dv6-3143us i3,

    $260 off 15.6โ€ Dell Studio XPS 16 i5, 20% off coupon for 12โ€ ThinkPad X201,

    $100 off Samsung 3D Blu-ray, $100 off Canon SX200IS camera, and $60 off

    Logitech G15 keyboard


  1. Ars Technica: iOS 4.3 rumored for mid-December with in-app subscriptions
  2. Google: Chrome OS still coming this year (it just might be in beta form)
  3. DSLReports: LTE Advanced certified as ‘real’ 4G
  4. OpenDNS: We’re being blocked by Verizon Wireless
  5. X-bit labs: 64-bit ARM chip design in the works – report
  6. TUAW: iPad patent suggests landscape dock connector… again
  7. Fudzilla: LG’s dual-core Tegra 2 Android in Q1 2011
  8. Engadget: Nexus S poses for Mr. Blurrycam, flaunting those signature curves
  9. VR-Zone: Bose announces new headphones and earpieces

    for portable audio players and mobile phones

  10. Engadget: Game Gripper continues its evolution with

    a new Epic 4G model, Genesis button layout (video)

  11. TechFlash: A Microsoftie builds a better browser for Windows Phone 7
  12. TC Magazine: Opera Mobile 10.1 available in final form for Symbian smartphones
  13. C|Net: Sling finally launches iPad app
  14. TC Magazine: Content rating coming to the Android Market
  15. C|Net: Android-themed bar opens in Tokyo


  1. C|Net: Unix copyrights to stay with Novell in merger
  2. TC Magazine: GeForce 263.00 driver available for download
  3. Linux for Devices: Nvidia updates toolkit for GPU programming
  4. C|Net: Thunderbird 3.3 alpha drops PowerPC Macs
  5. Ars Technica’s hands-on: Opera 11 tab stacking vs. Firefox Panorama
  6. Memtest86 3.5a
  7. Notepad++ 5.85
  8. Evernote beta
  9. CDBurnerXP
  10. JAlbum 8.13


  1. TUAW: Angry Birds hits 10 million iPhone downloads, coming to gaming consoles
  2. Man plays games on world’s largest LED screen
  3. Engadget: Nintendo won’t be exhibiting at CES 2011

    after all, will conduct meetings behind closed doors

    and Sony working on same-screen 3D multiplayer, holographics for PS3?

  4. Shacknews – Elemental: War of Magic sales and retail

    shipments increasing since game’s rocky start and

    Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood free DLC coming in December

  5. GameInformer: Gamer cracks Black Ops code no one knew existed
  6. Fudzilla: BFBC2 gets another update
  7. Big Download: H.A.W.X. 2 PC gets Open Skies DLC
  8. Bit.Trip.Beat updated on Steam
  9. Shacknews has CoD: Black Ops – 2D vs. 3D stat comparison
  10. World of Warcraft’s Cataclysm: Ars tours the new Azeroth
  11. Ars Technica reviews Poker Night at the Inventory
  12. Shacknews has NBA Jam review
  13. Steam: The Give & Get Sale (ends 11/29)
  14. Direct2Drive Gives Back 2010: 1-in-5 orders is free


  1. AnandTech reviews Asus Eee PC 1215N
  2. StorageReview’s 500GB Lenovo ThinkPad eSATA secure hard drive review
  3. AnandTech on 10G Ethernet: More than a big pipe
  4. AnandTech’s quick look: Kingston HyperX MAX 3.0 SSD
  5. lab501’s GTX 580 vs. SLI vs. 3-SLI vs. 4-way SLI – scaling test (in Romanian)
  6. iLounge: Secrets and features of Apple TV 4.1
Comments closed
    • Krogoth
    • 9 years ago

    Thanksgiving for most of the US = gluttony-fest + another in-service day + cheesy justification for a family gathering.

    Thanksgiving for a tiny minority is a holiday to be thankful for what you got.

    • Ushio01
    • 9 years ago

    It seems that Intel my actually simplify there cpu range by eliminating dual core i5’s which were the worst value for money.

    • Deanjo
    • 9 years ago


      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      Actually now that you mention it, is there any 30″ 2560×1600 TN panel monitors that exist???

        • plasticplate
        • 9 years ago

        LOL, I’m not sure theres any 2500 x 1600 TN panels out there. I was thinking of buying one last year, but all the 30″ panels i’ve seen were expensive IPS or PVA panels i think. But if u do find one thats cheap, please lemme know ๐Ÿ™‚

    • FuturePastNow
    • 9 years ago

    A passively-cooled 6850 may be just what the ear doctor ordered.

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    In other news… my music taste has either degraded or Kanye West has officially released an album worth listening to.

    AMAZING…. well at least so far on my third listen through i’m still entertained….

    Hmmm… usually feel nothing for Kanye… usually can’t stand hip hop. Weird. Must be getting too old that my music taste is failing me.

    Plus the song with the dude from Bon Iver laying down vocals is just sweet.

    • canmnanone
    • 9 years ago

    hmm then what

    • Grigory
    • 9 years ago

    His name is Robert Poulson.

      • anotherengineer
      • 9 years ago

      Never heard of him.

        • TaBoVilla
        • 9 years ago

        His name is Robert Paulson…

          • kiwik
          • 9 years ago

          His name is Robert Paulson.

          • mcforce0208
          • 9 years ago

          His name is Robert Paulson….

            • BoBzeBuilder
            • 9 years ago

            His name is Robert Paulson.

            • PainIs4ThaWeak
            • 9 years ago


            I nearly died on that one. Visions of Intel conference chants immediately clouded my brain.

            • anotherengineer
            • 9 years ago

            Isn’t is Rick Paulson?

            Jen-Hsun Huang > Rick Paulson ???

            • Ushio01
            • 9 years ago

            Go watch Fight Club right now.

            • anotherengineer
            • 9 years ago

            See it when it first came out, don’t remember anything of it other than brad pit and ed norton was in it. And will not waste another 2 hrs of my life watching it again.

    • lethal
    • 9 years ago

    Given the past record of the AC franchise, expect it no sooner than April of next year. The next one will probably also require you to be online at all times and have a direct feed to a usb camera ;).

    Edit: Doh, reply fail at #7.

    • yogibbear
    • 9 years ago

    1. Someone explain to me what thanksgiving day is? (I have NFI).. something about turkeys and killing people?

    2. Is Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood ever going to come to PC?

      • ManAtVista
      • 9 years ago

      Where do you get killing people from? It was supposed to come from an event where the pilgirms and indians got together peacefully and feasted.
      If you just want to emotionally black mail Americans, I’m sure you can find much better troll bait than “thanksgiving day.”

        • mcnabney
        • 9 years ago

        Thanksgiving was a time of peaceful cooperation between the native Americans and European migrants.

        The Europeans, who were accustom to genocide and the enslavement of other races, would soon repeat what they have always done on the American continent. Thanksgiving celebrates the time before that, in hopes that those moments in history can be repeated and maintained.

        Americans celebrate it by pretending to like their extended family for one day per year.

          • urbain
          • 9 years ago

          Happy thanks giving everyone

            • plasticplate
            • 9 years ago

            Admins, are you going to let this idiot post these racist remarks in the comments? Please do something. I thought this was supposed to be a nice website for people with interest in computer technology.

    • TaBoVilla
    • 9 years ago

    if the SB Core i7 2600K review is for real, woa, I’m impressed. Not so many improvements in performance vs similar clocked nahalem (some apps less than 5%, games zero% to 25% on SC, 10% rendering, etc) but power consumption on these 32nm parts has taken a serious dive here, total system power 70W less than current core i7’s at high clocks.

    bulldozer ‘better bring it…

      • esterhasz
      • 9 years ago

      I must say that I’m not *that* impressed. Sure, performance up, power down, great, but after Otellini compared SB with the original Pentium, I braced for something very spectacular and this looks rather like a very nice but still incremental update. Let’s see how those babies are priced…

        • DaveJB
        • 9 years ago

        Don’t forget, these are really only the mid-range Sandy Bridge chips. The LGA2011 versions are going to be the ones that Bulldozer really has to beat if AMD wants to snatch back the performance crown.

          • mesyn191
          • 9 years ago

          Per clock performance will change little if at all. SB was the “big” update.

          BD should do OK if the rumors of i7-ish per clock performance+high clocks are true.

          • esterhasz
          • 9 years ago

          True, there is more to come from Intel, and I don’t believe that Bulldozer will be able to beat them on raw performance. Performance per mm2 of silicon, perhaps, performance per watt, most certainly not, performance per $, well, if they miss that one, Dirk Meyer will have to look for a new job…

          This new performance preview makes SB look a little less like the beast we saw in the Anandtech preview from a couple of month ago. Perhaps there is (some) hope for AMD after all ?

        • pragma
        • 9 years ago

        Otellini has a job to sell mani-mani processors. If thicker turbo and longer vectors aren’t convincing enough, there’ll be USB3, SATA6, et cetera.

        When TR reviews Sandy Bridge, I hope they could plot the clock/voltage stability curve. The frequency attainable at near minimum volts is the number to watch for. FYI: a 180nm P3 I tested, needs about 1.42V @800MHz, 70 deg C; but @400 MHz, less than 1V will do. The 45nm parts probably do 1600 MHZ at “green” voltage levels…

        • flip-mode
        • 9 years ago

        He made that comparison not based on the benchmark improvements over the previous gen, but based on the architectural departure from the P6 core.

          • esterhasz
          • 9 years ago

          Well, not exactly. His statement clearly referred to performance, but – and that is significant – in the specific area of video and graphics processing. So he probably had mostly the dedicated video encode/decode units in mind and I’m sure we’ll see quite spectacular jumps in transcoder software performance over the next months…

            • UberGerbil
            • 9 years ago

            Well, these kinds of analogies are always a little silly, but I think I’d go with something like:
            Core 2 -> original Pentium (departure from previous generation, big success)
            Nehalem -> PPro (innovative but most applicable to servers)
            Sandy Bridge -> P2/P3 (maturation of previous design, introduced new vector instruction set & registers)

            SB’s internal architecture (the ring bus, etc) is more interesting and more of a departure from its predecessor than the P2/3 was from the PPro, but like I said these kinds of things are silly precisely because they break down pretty quickly as soon as you get past the superficial hand-wave point.

    • Jigar
    • 9 years ago

    GTX 580 VS SLI VS 3 SLI VS 4 Way SLI : i am not sure who will go for 3 way SLI or more… Waste.

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago

      tejas84, who settles for no less than the best!

        • Jigar
        • 9 years ago

        Crap, never thought about that. My bad ๐Ÿ˜‰

        • mcnabney
        • 9 years ago

        As long as consoles control the market there is no need for that.

        Wow, you mean you can run a game with all setting maxed at 120fps. That looks totally better than 90 fps! Rolls eyes….

          • Lans
          • 9 years ago

          Some games you get way over 60 fps minimum and others like Metro 2033 nothing got over 6 fps minimum… And 2xSLI had higher average than 3x and 4x at 1920×1200 and 2x and 3x was still faster than 4x SLI 2560×1600… Seems pretty wasteful…

          On other hand, I would like to see stereoscopic 3D reviews (only reason why I can think why anyone might want 4x SLI given 4x doesn’t offer much tangible benefit in most cases over 2x or 3x SLI). From earlier reviews, I know 2x SLI may still need lowered detail when doing stereoscopic 3D setup.

          • yogibbear
          • 9 years ago

          Lots of games lately also have hard coded annoying fps caps….

      • plasticplate
      • 9 years ago

      Agree with that, I would say 99% of the games today dont even need anything more than a 6879 or GTX470, but then there’s always people who fall in love with the hardware rather than actual need

    • blubje
    • 9 years ago

    Awesome, i’m first to post on the thanks giving edition!

    P.S. Keep up the great work

      • TaBoVilla
      • 9 years ago


      • plasticplate
      • 9 years ago

      GJ dude, good job

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