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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Shuttle Launches Dual Core SFF System: XPC SD31P

Shuttle Inc., the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of small form factor (SFF) PCs and accessories, introduces the Shuttle XPC Barebone SD31P, the first SFF PC to support Intel dual core and 64-bit processors. The XPC SD31P destroys the myth that bigger PCs are faster. Designed for power-hungry users, this wicked-fast small form factor (SFF) …more

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Kingston Auctions Final BH-5 Memory Kit For Charity

The fifth and final memory kit is currently being auctioned off over at Kingston Technology’s site this week.  The auction with all proceeds going to charity ends on June 24th and currently has the 1GB (2 x 512MB) kit going for only $50!  A 1GB kit of Winbond BH-5 based memory modules should go for well over $175 on …more

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MTV Networks Buys Neopets.com

 MTV Networks on Monday said it acquired NeoPets Inc., owner of the popular teen Web site Neopets.com., for an undisclosed lump sum of cash.  The site is one of the fasest growing in the world and allows users to create online pets. I’ll stick to real animals for now!  There is no way a virtual …more

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Microsoft works on own BitTorrent

Microsoft researchers in the UK are working on file-sharing technology similar to BitTorrent, but called Avalanche. Codenamed Avalanche, the program makes it easy to share content by dividing files such as software, audio or video, into chunks, much like BitTorrent. Microsoft researchers said Avalanche could be used to help distribute software, security patches, as well …more

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Hynix Shows DDR2-800 Modules Off & They Are Validated By ASUS

Hynix Semiconductor said on Friday that it has developed DRAM industry?s first 512MB DDR2-800 unbuffered dual in-line memory modules (UDIMMs) and has received validation from Taiwan-based ASUS, a leading motherboard manufacturer. Good news for DDR2 fans as more options come forth to help drive down DDR2 pricing. The 512MB and 1-gigabyte (GB) UDIMMs are based …more

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Corsair Memory: TCCD Supply Demystified

Today, Corsair let’s everyone know that Samsung TCCD memory is still alive and kicking. We posted an article about this back in Feb 2005 titled Are Samsung TCCD IC’s Dead? that dealt with the same question. Good to see that our article from 4 months ago was accurate and on the money. I’m not sure …more

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