Margin Woes Crush AMD – Fell 4%

Advanced Micro Devices said Wednesday that it grew its sales sequentially 9% in the third quarter, beating Wall Street estimates and matching rival Intel’s pace of growth during the same period.But the ongoing price war between AMD and Intel took a toll on profit margins, sending the company’s shares down more than 10%. AMD said …more

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Intel to spend US$300 million in Centrino Pro push

Intel will upgrade its Centrino technology to Centrino Pro, with the launch to come with the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista OS, notebook makers said. Similar to the chip giant’s marketing investment in Centrino, a total of US$300 million will be injected into Intel’s worldwide sales promotion of Centrino Pro, according to the makers. Recognized …more

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NVIDIA First GPU Company to Ship Windows Vista Drivers

Following the NVIDIA press release at DigitalLife 2006 last week, where Microsoft announced the Windows Vista logo program, NVIDIA has posted the WHQL certified drivers for a broad range of their GPUs on on the corporate site in preparation of the upcoming release of Windows Vista. NVIDIA, the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, …more

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Microsoft blamed for Apple virus

Apple computer has warned Windows users that in the past month it has shipped iPods from its factory carrying a virus. Around 25 cases have been reported so far and Apple assures its customers that the issue has been solved. What is most interesting though is Apple’s attitude as to why Microsoft is to blame. …more

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Scientists Add New Element To The Periodic Table- 118 ununoctium

American and Russian scientists announced on Monday that they had discovered a superheavy element, known as 118, albeit one that has only existed in three different atoms lasting a fraction of a second over months of experiments. In the latest experiments, scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California and the Joint Institute for …more

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Music industry in 8,000 new file-share lawsuits around the world

he music industry has launched a fresh wave of 8,000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers around the world, escalating its drive to stamp out online piracy and encourage the use of legal download services. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), which represents the world’s music companies, said on Tuesday the new cases were brought …more

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Legit Folding Contest – A Chance to Win ATI Graphics Cards!

This month Legit Reviews is promoting the Folding For ATI Graphics Cards contest in our community forums and so far the contest is a success. Right now in the F@H points per CPU challenge Cadaveca has a demanding 542 point per day lead and when it comes to overall F@H points Novicegamer leads by 3676 …more

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Intel Core 2 Quad Prices Leak! QX6700 – $999 Q6600 – $851

Intel’s first quad-core desktop processor, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700, which is scheduled to be released next month, will sell for US$999 in 1,000-unit quantities, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers who are familiar with Intel’s latest roadmap. The Core 2 Quad Q6600 processor will be available in January 2007 at US$851, the sources …more

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LG unveils new Chocolate phone

LG Electronics, the world’s No. 4 mobile phone maker, on Wednesday unveiled a new handset model aimed at repeating the success of its premium Chocolate phone and building market share. “The new version of the Chocolate phone follows the current consumer preference for (slim) metal casings. It’s a global market trend,” said SR Kwon, an …more

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Intel Earnings Beat Expectations, but stiff competition remains

Intel Corp. said late Tuesday that third-quarter profit plunged 35% from a year ago as the world’s largest chipmaker faced stiff competition from its smaller rival, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. The world’s largest maker of computer chips said net income was $1.3 billion, or 22 cents a share, down from $2 billion, or 32 cents, …more

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ATI Radeon X1950 Pro Reviews Around The Web

In case you didn’t notice the ATI Radeon X1950 Pro reviews that were posted around the web here is a list of those that we have been reading today. Read ours of course, but also compare our thoughts to the other sites to see what the overall community thinks about ATI’s latest graphics card! ATI …more

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OCZ Technology Announces PC2-6400 Gold Rev. 2 GX Memory Modules

OCZ Technology Group today announced the addition of PC2-6400 Gold Rev.2 GX DDR2 to the popular gaming oriented Gold XTC series. OCZ Technology now offers a complete line of gamer-grade XTC DDR2 solutions ranging from DDR2-533 to DDR2-1100 to pair perfectly with the latest high performance AMD and Intel based motherboards. The PC2-6400 Gold Rev.2 …more

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GIGABYTE Announces M61 Series of NVIDIA IGP Motherboards

GIGABYTE today announced the M61 series of motherboards featuring the innovative NVIDIA GeForce 6100 GPU and nForce 430/400 MCP for AMD Athlon? 64 AM2 socket processors, enabling users to build a wide range of low-cost mainstream and media center PCs. Delivering the industry?s best price-performance AM2 motherboards with a NVIDIA single chip IGP solution, the …more

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Sun Microsystems unveils data center – Project Blackbox

Server and software maker Sun Microsystems Inc. has a novel twist on the data center: a portable version of the hulking outposts that house nothing but computers and equipment needed to store and process raw data. The concept project dubbed Project Blackbox is a “data center in a box” with all the necessary servers, storage …more

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