Dell’s first AMD-based servers to feature Socket-F Opteron

Dell’s first AMD-based servers to feature Socket-F Opteron featuring, which were formally announced yesterday, the first AMD-based server lineup from Dell will be launched in the fourth quarter of 2006, the Chinese-language Apple Daily cited market sources as reporting. DigiTimes Daily IT News

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Kingston to Support Next-Generation AMD Opteron Processors

Kingston Technology today announced the ValueRAM DDR2 Registered ECC memory module, Kingston’s new memory technology supporting Next-Generation AMD Opteron 1000 Series processors. The new memory modules leverage proven AMD64 technology with energy-efficient DDR2 memory and AMD PowerNow! technology capabilities to deliver stability, reliability and high performance. Kingston’s ValueRAM DDR2 Registered ECC memory features speeds of …more

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Next-Genertation AMD Opteron Processors Arrive

AMD today introduced its Next-Generation AMD Opteron processor family, featuring industry-leading performance-per-watt and outstanding virtualization capabilities. As the only x86 server processor with planned upgradeability to native quad-core within the same thermal design power envelope, Next-Generation AMD Opteron processors are designed to enable customers to increase computing capacity without altering datacenter infrastructure. In addition to …more

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Bigfoot Network’s $279.99 Killer Nic Card Pictured

Bigfoot Network’s $279.99 Killer Nic Card Pictured

I’m sure you’ve heard about it. I’m sure that you have seen the software rendered pictures. And I’m pretty sure you’ve seen people saying that the Killer NIC by Bigfoot Networks is nothing more than vaporware. Today Legit Reviews has the exclusive on the first pictures of the NIC card. As you can see the …more

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Sapphire TOXIC Liquid Cooled X1900 XTX @ HardOCP

A self-contained liquid cooling system built around an ATI Radeon X1900 XTX GPU? Sapphire has engineered a user friendly liquid cooling system using the fastest ATI GPU overclocked right out of the box. We evaluate performance compared to the competition, heat and overclocking. It seems that Brent and Kyle agree that the card beats out …more

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Apple’s ‘Leopard’ OS X 10.5 gets leaked online

In a traditional pattern for Apple, copies of the preview build of Mac OS X 10.5, code-named “Leopard,” have begun to leak out onto the internet. I’m not sure why people leak this stuff as they all get sued, but if you’re interested in seeing the preview build now is the time to go download …more

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Ultra Products 1200 Watt Uninterruptible Power Supply

Ultra Products 1200 Watt Uninterruptible Power Supply

When it comes to building computers I’d say it is safe to say that many people forget to include an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with their purchases. With rolling blackouts, hurricanes, storms and other natural disasters becoming more frequent the need for a UPS is something that will save you headaches down the road. Let’s take a look at the Ultra Products 2000VA UPS!

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Hackers hunting unpatched MS PCs

Hackers are actively using exploit code to target a flaw in Microsoft’s software that generated a special warning from the U.S. government last week. The problem concerns a networking function called Windows Server services within the Windows OS, used for file sharing and printing. Make sure you update and patch those holes! Microsoft issued a …more

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Segway plans two new transporters: i2 and x2

Segway’s reputation in the United States as the anti-Vespa has not deterred Segway Inc. from rolling out the next generation of battery-powered, standing-rider machines, this time with more intuitive steering controls. On Monday, the company plans to introduce two new machines, a street version known as the i2 and an all-terrain model, the x2, which …more

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Intel to stop production of four Pentium D CPUs by year-end

Intel informed its channel partners in Taiwan that it plans to stop manufacturing four desktop-use Pentium D processors (model numbers 830, 840, 930 and 940) by the end of 2006, according to channel sources. Taking out the four Pentium D CPUs from the market, Intel will facilitate the migration to Core 2 Duo processors, the …more

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Microsoft Gets Ready To Launch XNA Game Studio Express

Microsoft Corp. on Monday will announce the availability of software tools aimed at encouraging independent and hobbyist video game makers to create titles for its new Xbox 360 console. Microsoft said its tool kit, called XNA Game Studio Express, will make it easier for enthusiasts to create games to run on Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox 360 …more

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Happy birthday PC – IMB Turns 25

August was 12 is the 25th anniversary of the IBM personal computer launch, a pairing of MS and DOS, Microsoft and the disk operating system. If you didn’t get a chance to say happy B-Day to your PC do so today! Several popular home computers existed before the 1981 IBM PC launch. But the regimented …more

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U.S. to begin rollout of e-passports

Despite ongoing privacy concerns and legal disputes involving companies bidding on the project, the U.S. State Department plans to begin issuing smart chip-embedded passports to Americans as planned Monday. The new U.S. passports will include a chip that contains all the data contained in the paper version ? name, birthdate, gender, for example ? and …more

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Dell to refund laptop customers in China

PC maker offers refunds to customers who sued the company saying their laptops had different microprocessors than advertised. Now that isn’t too cool. Dell, the second biggest PC maker in China after Lenovo, was sued by 19 people on Tuesday in Xiamen in the eastern province of Fujian, China Daily reported on its Web site …more

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