DAMMIT Rename ATI Chipsets

After the completion of acquisition, AMD revealed the company?s plan to merge ATI?s chipset under the brand of AMD. Affected chipsets include those released CrossFire enabled RD580, RD550, RD480 and all future chipsets for AMD platform. The product segment includes X(Multi GPU), T(Premium Class IGP), G(Mainstream Class IGP) and V(Value Class IGP). * ATi Xpress …more

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ATI Releases CATALYST 6.11 Drivers For Download

ATI has released CATALYST 6.11 drivers for download and they can be found on the ati.amd.com driver site. The CATALYST software suite weighs in at 34.4MB, so head on over and get updated. New Features: Software Crossfire? Support for the Radeon X1900/X1950 Series of Products Catalyst 6.11 introduces software CrossFire? support for any combination of …more

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Microsoft to do online test of “Halo 3” in 2007

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday said it will invite gamers to test the online multiplayer features in its long-awaited “Halo 3” video game in spring 2007. The “Halo 3” test will be available to Xbox 360 consoles and accessed via Microsoft’s Xbox Live online game service. Microsoft said it will take feedback from testers and use …more

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TOP500 List of Supercomputers Updated

The 28th edition of the TOP500 List of World’s Fastest Supercomputers was released on November 14 at the SC2006 conference and the United States still has the number one spot. The US never lost its domination in the global rankings since 1993, and now, it has 308 systems in the list, up from 299 in …more

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Intel Launches Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 and Core 2 Extreme quad-core processors

Intel Corporation today kicked off the computer industry?s multi-core PC era by delivering four computing ?brains? inside a single microprocessor with the introduction of the Quad-Core Intel Xeon 5300 and Intel Core 2 Extreme quad-core processor families. These products deliver immense speed and responsiveness for general purpose servers, workstations, digital media creation, high-end gaming and …more

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GameStop won’t get enough PS3s to fill preorders

GameStop began accepting “limited” preorders for the PlayStation 3 last month, asking customers to put down $100 in advance for the game console, with a modest expectation of eight units per store in most cases. Now it appears that largest gaming specialty chain in North America won’t be receiving even that many consoles. I was …more

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Asustek Has 10 Boards Supporting Intel Clovertown and Kentsfield Processors

Asustek Computer was ahead of competitors in terms of quantity of motherboards presented to support Intel’s launch of quad-core CPUs, formerly known under the codenames Clovertown (for servers and workstations) and Kentsfield (for desktops). Today, Intel formally launched Clovertown and Kentsfield as the Intel Xeon 5300 series and Core 2 Extreme processors, respectively. With 10 …more

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OCZ Technology Signs with D&H Distributing

OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced it has signed a distribution agreement with D&H Distributing, one of the nation’s leading technology distributors specializing in emerging trends across IT, Electronics, Entertainment and Gaming. Upon signing with D&H, OCZ?s extensive collection of renowned DRAM memory, flash products …more

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Sun changing Java to open-source

omputer server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. said Monday that it had begun to make its Java technology an open-source software project available for free on the Internet. Making Java an open-source project allows programmers from around the world to examine, modify, fix bugs and contribute new features in Java’s underlying code. It requires …more

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With IE 7, green means go for legit sites

Starting early next year, the address bar in Internet Explorer 7 will turn green when surfing to a legitimate Web site–but only in some cases, not all. The colored address bar is designed to be a sign that a specific site can be trusted, giving people the green light to carry out transactions there. It …more

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Sony sold 88,400 PS3s in Japan in 2 days

Sony Corp. sold 88,400 units of its PlayStation 3 game console in the first two days after the launch in Japan, leaving most stores without any stock, video game magazine publisher Enterbrain said on Monday. According to Enterbrain, Sony sold 88,400 units combined on Saturday and Sunday, depleting stocks at most electronics retailers that were …more

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Rumor: Kingston To Increase Investment in China Packaging Subsidiary

Kingston Technology will invest about 240 million yuan in its Shenzhen subsidiary, Payton Technology, to boost monthly window ball-grid array (WBGA) capacity to 10 million units, according to media reports in China. According to Payton’s official website, the Kingston subsidiary launched the WBGA project with the investment amount set at 240 million yuan. Mass production …more

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ECS Announces The PN2 SLI2+ Extreme 680i SLI Motherboard

Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. today announced the new PN2 SLI2+ Extreme motherboard based on the latest NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI media and communication processor (MCP). Designed for the Intel Core2 platform, PN2 SLI2 Extreme tops every enthusiast?s wish list with support for processors with blazing fast 1333GHz Front Side Bus (FSB), DDR2-1200 and precise overclocking …more

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Insane: Microsoft Spent 18 Months for Vista Start Up Sound

Some musicians spend 18 months working on a whole album. At Microsoft Corp., that’s how long it took to perfect just four seconds of sound. Of course, this isn’t just any four-second clip. It’s the sound ? a soft da-dum, da-dumm, with a lush fade-out ? that millions of computer users will hear every day, …more

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