Intel’s CSI to outperform AMD’s Hypertransport

Intel has an answer for AMD’s Hypertransport and thinks its technology stacks up pretty well. In fact, Intel is telling customers that it has AMD beat, starting in 2008. While this is still over two years away at least Intel has something planned to compete with AMD! Intel’s CSI high-speed serial interconnect was first meant …more

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AMD Claims Victory Over Intel in The Dual-Core Duel

AMD has sent out a press release saying that Intel has lost their dual-core duel as Intel refused to step into the ring. AMD originally issued the challange back in August and Intel said they would not play with AMD and their marketing methods. I hope all those in the industry got a smile on …more

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Monthly Forum Contest: Four ECS Motherboard and Intel 830 CPU Combo’s

ECS Elitegroup and Legit Reviews is giving away FOUR great processor and motherboard combos this month. The contest is open to all of our forum members (If you are not a member don’t worry as registration is free)To enter the contest all you have to do is answer ten questions and e-mail them back to …more

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Microsoft planning to make IE7 more secure… Thank Goodness!

The next version of Internet Explorer will ship with significant default setting changes to the security zones, including the scrapping of the “Intranet” zone for home users. For Microsoft to keep up in the browser race they need to make some changes and these could be a step in the right direction. “The Internet zone, …more

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Google, Activision, and Nvidia to Join the Nasdaq 100

Google will lead a procession of Internet and software companies into the Nasdaq 100 when the index is reconstituted next week, the Nasdaq says. It looks like Google, Activision, RedHat, and Nvidia have made it into the Nasdaq 100. Google was granted a waiver from the usual two-year waiting period for inclusion in the index …more

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File-swapping fine upheld by appeals court

A Chicago woman who downloaded songs for free from the Kazaa file-sharing network violated copyright law and must pay a $22,500 fine to the record labels, a federal appeals court has ruled. I don’t like how the court said they didn’t care if it was 30 songs or 1,300 songs. Nearly everyone has songs they …more

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Samsung Shows off 8GB Memory Module

Samsung has built an 8GB fully buffered memory (FB-DIMM) module for servers. While this is interesting news Samsung failed to give a date when the 8GB modules would go on sale. The monster module packs in 32 80nm 2Gb DDR 2 SDRAM devices – 16 on each side – along with the Advanced Memory Buffer …more

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New Record: 11.01 million motherboards shipped in November

Total shipments from Taiwan-based first-tier motherboard makers Asustek Computer, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Technology, and Micro-Star International (MSI) totaled 11.01 million motherboards in November, an historical monthly high. Now that is a lot of motherboards! The record represented an on-year growth of 24.7% and 5.5% sequentially. Investment banks Goldman Sachs and Smith Barney estimated …more

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Intel’s Craig Barrett says ‘$100 laptop’ is a ‘gadget’

Craig Barrett has spoken out against the hand-cranked $100 laptop that is going to be produced in the millions. Makes you wonder if the blast is because no Intel chips are used or if he really believes they are junk. “It turns out what people are looking for is something that has the full functionality …more

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Spansion to sell shares to the public next week

Flash memory maker Spansion, the joint venture between Advanced Micro Devices and Fujitsu, appears set to sell shares to the public next week. If you like buying IPO’s you’re in luck as next week more than a dozen companies are being offered for sale. Spansion is tentatively set to price its initial public offering on …more

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Is Firewire dead?

According to a source at Apple talking to ZDNet it is. I was genuinely surprised when Apple dropped FireWire sync from the iPod nano. So much so that I almost returned mine when I first made the gruesome discovery. I thought for sure that FireWire would live forever in the bigger iPods and that it …more

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AMD stops production of Socket 939 Opterons

Say it ain’t so! The Inquirer is reporting that AMD will stop production of its ever popular socket 939 Opteron chips. Seems to me that when something is selling well, you up production to meet demand, not kill it. Oh well! You can see that the company has stopped production of Sempr0n 2500+, 3100+ and …more

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AMD Gaining on Intel

Is AMD gaining on Intel? Intel thinks so… Of course, consumers have been saying that for quite some time. Intel acknowledged for the first time Thursday that rival Advanced Micro Devices may be gaining market share, and the two companies are locked in “hand to hand combat.” The Mercury News

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Asustek launches Nvidia GeForce Go 7300-powered notebooks

Asustek Computer announced the launch of its 15.4-inch widescreen Intel-based A6Vm and AMD-based A6Km notebook series worldwide on December 7. The company claimed the models are the world’s first notebooks to adopt Nvidia’s latest GeForce Go 7300 graphics processing unit (GPU). ?By adding a GeForce Go 7-series mobile GPU, it’s clear that the ASUS A6Vm …more

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