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  1. NordicHardware reports Asus R.O.G. X58 will sport both CrossFire and SLI
  2. TweakTown reports Gigabyte demos its X58 Extreme mobo in Taipei
  3. Fudzilla reports MSI Wind gets bigger hard drive, battery
  4. Palm unveils Treo Pro to battle BlackBerry
  5. Hardware Analysis on ray-tracing, the PC’s next killer-app?
  6. Hardware Secrets has an introduction to wireless USB (WUSB)
  7. Guru3D has PC buyer’s guide summer 2008
  8. tkArena’s Nvidia GPU guide
  9. VIA Arena asks, “Would you like a mini-note with that?”
  10. Overclock3D’s Asus Advanced Overclocking Championship coverage
  11. Futurelooks covers Fragapalooza 2008
  12. TechwareLabs cover Anime Festival Orlando 2008
  13. ThinkComputers has Thermaltake VI-ON enclosure giveaway
  14. Motherboards.org’s August giveaway

IDF Fall 2008

  1. The Inquirer shares a rumor from IDF: Nvidia announces x86 chip next week
  2. Hardware-Infos has a report from IDF: first mobile quad-core CPUs official (write-up in German)
  3. DigiTimes and Legit Reviews report Hynix demos DDR3 R-DIMM using MetaRAM technology at IDF
  4. Ars Technica on winning at 3D: an interview with Intel’s Pat Gelsinger
  5. HotHardware covers Anand Chandrasekher mobility keynote from IDF 2008
  6. AnandTech and PC Perspective continue live blogging from IDF 2008
  7. HotHardware covers Gelsinger and Perlmutter keynotes from IDF 2008
  8. [H] Enthusiast has Intel Nehalem technology overview webcast
  9. AnandTech, bit-tech, HardwareZone, Legit Reviews, and Techgage cover IDF 2008

Software and gaming

  1. AMD Catalyst 8.8 released (release notes highlights are here)
  2. Opera 9.52 for Windows
  3. IE 8 looks like a November release
  4. Windows 7” appears in WSUS
  5. Phoronix on AMD OverDrive, Radeon CrossFire on Linux, and Catalyst 8.8
  6. TweakTown’s AMD Catalyst 8.8 analysisXP & Vista
  7. Ars Technica reviews Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2
  8. Commentary: how Adobe can stop Microsoft—attack with a Linux initiative
  9. An EA merger with Take-Two gets U.S. antitrust OK
  10. DailyTech reports Sony announces 160GB PS3 bundle, wireless keypad accessory
  11. Shacknews reports Xbox 360 price cuts imminent?
  12. Kotaku has new official details, North American date for Sony PSP 3000
  13. Eurogamer reports first details emerge of GTA IV PC
  14. GamingHeaven reviews Too Human (Xbox 360)

Systems, storage, and networking

  1. Intel Nehalem benchmarked: muscling to victory
  2. Techgage has more details on overclocking Nehalem
  3. HardwareOC Austria’s Core 2 Duo comparison: E8200 vs. E8600 (in German)
  4. Digit-Life reviews Nvidia nForce 700a, GeForce 8000 chipsets
  5. Hardware Canucks review Gigabyte GA-EP45T-EXTREME
  6. bit-tech reviews Gigabyte GA-EP45-DS3R
  7. CPU3D and Neoseeker review 4GB OCZ DDR2 PC2-9200 Flex II kit
  8. Guru3D reviews 32GB Silicon Power SSD
  9. DragonSteelMods review QNAP TS-109 II Pro Turbo NAS
  10. Sharky Extreme reviews D-Link DWA-652 Xtreme N notebook adapter


  1. AnandTech on Lucid Hydra 100 – enabling SLI / CrossFire on any platform
  2. XSReviews on XFX GeForce GTX 280
  3. Overclockers Club reviews Palit GeForce GTX 260
  4. Tech ARP reviews Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX+
  5. TweakTown reviews Asus EN9600GT Matrix
  6. Hardware Secrets reviews Nikon Coolpix S600
  7. TweakTown reviews Aten CS1782 dual link DVI KVM switch
  8. Björn3D reviews Wolfking Trooper MVP gaming mouse
  9. HardwareZone reviews Apple’s iPhone 3G – is it worth the hype?
  10. Digital Trends reviews Monster Beats by Dr. Dre headphones

Casing and cooling

  1. TechwareLabs review In Win Metal Suit Gundam case
  2. Big Bruin reviews Thermaltake Armor+ MX case
  3. Motherboards.org reviews Lian-Li V1100 Black case
  4. HardwareLogic reviews Danger Den Tower-26 case
  5. PCStats reviews IcyDock MB453SPF-B SATA multi-bay backplane module
  6. TechwareLabs review Cooler Master GeminII S cooler
  7. BurnOutPC reviews Noctua NH-C12P cooler