Intel Adds Affordable 64-bit Pentium 4 Processors into Price-List

The world?s largest chipmaker Intel Corp. has quietly added several Intel Pentium 4 500-series processors with 64-bit capability turned on into its price-list. The company did not specifically announce the chips, but their addition to the list means that the firm is actually shipping them and even users in budget would shortly take advantage of …more

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Samsung Develops Memory for Future Graphics Cards, Consoles

Samsung Electronics has announced that it had created the world?s first GDDR3 memory chip capable of working at 2.0GHz effective clock-speed. The company has also said its 1.60GHz GDDR3 memory products were available for customers.

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FX-57 released into wild

Maybe its just me, but I was a bit underwhelmed looking around at the reviews today. I understand everyone probably just got their review sample last week, but I’d rather be a day behind everyone else and put out a comprehensive review of the most anticipated processor in awhile (no offense to the X2 or …more

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ATI R520 launch slated for July 26th

ATI rumors have been floating aroung that the yields of ATI’s R530 A1 stepping, are not up to par. No big deal though as this is common and ATI is currently said to be making strides on the new A13 revision with better luck and should be done in July. Over at Computex, we heard faintly that the …more

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Could HP’s AMD laptop sway Dell?

Much has been made of Dell’s refusal to use AMD processors. Could a competitor’s policy shift, as well as AMD’s popularity make Dell change it’s tune? The up-to-now immovable object of Intel chips in Dell computers may have met an irresistible force in a new laptop from each company’s closest rival, an analyst says. This …more

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Schonning v. ABIT Computer (USA) Corporation

This is a fairly old story, but I figured today was as good as time as any to remind those of you who were impacted by Abit’s capacitor problem  awhile back. Go to the linked site and check to see if your ABIT motherboard was affected and whether it is covered by the class action …more

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Graphics-card makers to ship Nvidia GeForce 7 series cards at end of June

Taiwan-based graphics-card makers Asustek Computer, Gigabyte Technology, Micro-Star International (MSI) and Albatron will begin volume shipments of their SLI-ready PCI Express (PCIe) x16 graphics cards based on the new NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processor unit (GPU), previously called the G70, at the end of this month or the beginning of July, according to the …more

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processors Available For Those Willing To Pay

With AMD Athlon 64 X2 Processors now available and in stock for a couple weeks prices have yet to go down.  During launch the prices were said to be going for $537, $581, $803, and $1001 respectively. By looking at today’s pricing they are still going for a premium on the open market place. AMD …more

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VOIP Regulations May Soon Be Coming

As both Congress and the Supreme Court consider telecom regulations, Internet applications such as VOIP could be headed for government rules and taxes, industry experts warned today. During a policy panel here at the Supernova conference Wednesday, representatives from the telecommunications and Internet industries said the issue of whether to regulate and tax VOIP and …more

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Games Help Soldiers Deal With Stress Issues

Biofeedback through video helps returning troops fight post-traumatic stress disorder. This is good news for our forces overseas as the Iraq conflict continues and when our men and women come home they will need to get adjusted back to normal life. The three-year, $3 million study, the first of its kind for U.S. soldiers, will …more

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Platformization threatens Taiwan chipset makers

I just saw this article over at Digitimes and it talks directly about Intel’s domination of the chipset market and if it is a good or bad thing.  The even bring up some Intel P4 chipset problems: static electricity, compatibility of the USB port, burnt-out southbridges and other touchy subjects that Intel has never confirmed. …more

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Legit Reviews & OCZ Join Forces: Monthly Forum Contests

I am happy to announce that OCZ Technology is sponsoring a monthly forum contest here on Legit Reviews over the next three months. If you are not a member of our forums please sign up here to be eligible to enter the contests! It is free to join the forums and the contest is open …more

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NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX Launched

NVIDIA Corporation today announced immediate availability of the NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GTX graphics processing unit (GPU). Starting today, consumers can purchase the highly-anticipated GeForce 7800 GTX GPU from the world?s leading add-in card manufacturers at online retailers. In addition, an unprecedented number of PC OEMS and system builders have announced plans to build systems around …more

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BlueGene/L Still World’s Fastest Supercomputer: 136.8 teraflops

BlueGene/L Still World’s Fastest Supercomputer: 136.8 teraflops

When the BlueGene/L supercomputer is finished I wonder what the electric bill is for one month with all 65,536 processors are running at 100% usage. IBM’s BlueGene/L took the top spot for the second time largely because its processing capacity doubled in size since the last list was drawn up. When it is finished the …more

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