Asetek Displays a 5.46GHz Computer At CeBIT 2006

It seems that Asetek, Kingston Technology, Western Digital, and Intel have been paired up to make a system that is running 5.46GHz on the show floor at CeBit. Using enthusiast parts like Kingston’s HyperX memory and Western Digital’s Raptor X hard drives they have built a dream system that any enthusiast would love to own! …more

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Sapphire Claims Their X1600Pro Is The First HDMI Video Card

It looks like Sapphire will be the first ATI partner to ship such a video card that fully supports HDMI. It plans to show off the Sapphire Radeon X1600Pro HDMI card at the Cebit show in Hangover this week, and says it will be ready to ship those cards in April! Sapphire’s X1600 features Shader …more

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MWave Selling nVidia GeForce 7900GTX SuperClock For $795

One of our forum members has spotted the upcoming nVidia GeForce 7900GTX on sale and in stock over at MWave this morning. Two EVGA cards are listed one being part number 512-P2-N575-AX, which is the SUPERCLOCK version (overclocked) with 512MB of GDDR3 and PCI-E W/HDTV & DUAL DVI. Usually leaks like this happen just before …more

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ATI Aquires XGI

ATI have confirmed rumors that they have aquired XGI. The press release doesn’t mention what will become of XGI, but does say that ATI will take on some XGI employees. TORONTO & SHANGHAI, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–March 6, 2006– ATI Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:ATYT) (TSX:ATY) today announced the acquisition of Shanghai-based Macrosynergy, an XGI Technology alliance company, as …more

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Obscurity Security

The topic of security on a Mac has always been quite controversial. Many credit the lack of security problems and virus issues to good design, while others lean towards the notion that it’s because the market share is too small, and thus not an appealing target. Today, the latter have gained some fodder. Most hackers …more

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AIM a la carte?

It’s no mystery to anyone that AIM has become quite bloated over the years, but other than a few reverse engineers trying to profit from AOL’s IM network, users have been limited to running older versions of the software if they didn’t like the new one. The problem with older versions was that they often …more

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Farewell HyperThreading, helloooo Tera Scaling!

Ahh… the little technology that could. Intel’s foray into the world of SMT on a chip never garnered as much attention as it could have, but it was nonetheless a nice bonus for those of us who had it. Start menu lag? Fuggetaboutit! Though with the recent introduction of true dual core processors, Intel has …more

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AMD Releases X85 Processors (Bring On The 2.6GHz Chips!)

AMD just launched the latest dual core processors, the X85 parts. They are the 185, 285 and 885 models, all running at 2.6GHz. That makes these parts more or less FX-60s in a new package! The top two parts are available now, or at least really soon, and are priced at $2149 for the 885 …more

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Intel Mac mini – Disassembled

Engadget has a little post up that shows the innards of the Intel Mac mini. So head on over if curiosity has you wondering on the layout of the Mac mini board. There’s not a whole lot of info there, just a picture. Yeah, yeah, we think the new Mac mini’s about as boring as …more

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Corsair to unveil DDR2 1066MHz Memory At Cebit

Corsair Memory is saying that it will launch the world?s fastest DDR2 and DDR memory solutions for Intel and AMD platforms at CeBIT 2006 in Hannover, Germany. Rated at 1066MHz, the new TWIN2X1024-8500 from Corsair targets Intel users, while the TWINX2048-4400PRO at 550MHz is aimed at the AMD platform. Follow the link below to read …more

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Microsoft is defending its Office Suite

Slashdot has a report that in a recent interview, Microsoft seems to be defending its Microsoft Office product by stating that Open Office is out of date! This is just another indication that Microsoft is increasingly worried about the emergence of Linux and Open Source software solutions. In a recent interview with IT Wire, general …more

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Corsair to unveil DDR2 and DDR memory solutions at CeBIT 2006

Corsair are due to release two new kits of RAM at CeBIT this year. Strange is that they market the 1066MHz DDR2 for Intel systems when AMD’s AM2 socket will be released shortly, but none-the-less both Intel and AMD users can rejoyce. Please feel free to discuss this in our Forums Corsair Memory is saying …more

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BT ‘quadruples’ broadband speeds

Great news for UK users of BT Broadband! BT are due to quadruple the speeds of their DSL service, according to BBC News. They claim the vast majority of users will be able to access LR @ 4mbits, over half will qualify for 6mbits and those close to their exchange (ASAM) can get upto 8mbit! …more

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Skype Features Intel Only Code — AMD Gains Ammo

In the latest version of Skype, a product of eBay Inc – users found 10-way conference calls, but only if Intel hardware was used. AMD users were treated with just a 5-way option. Both Skype and Intel claimed that this was due to new, superior Intel marchitecture. Sound a bit odd? Turns out that this …more

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