XGI makes dash for graphics cache

“ SOURCES CLAIMED it’s not only Nvidia and ATI experimenting with the “turbo cache” idea. XGI is also experimenting with products using this technology, to improve the performance of lower end graphics cards. The graphics player will introduce a similar technique to Nvidia in the first to second quarter of 2005, in its XG47 design. But, …more

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One Core Is Good. Two Cores Are Even Better!

” One of the major events of the upcoming year 2005 in the CPU market should inevitably be the release of the dual-core processor architecture. To cut the long story short, the idea behind dual-core CPUs is very simple. One processor physically based around a single semiconductor die will feature two equally functional processor cores.  In …more

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Abit is “financially fine”

“ WE MANAGED to talk to Abit and we have finally gotten its answer on earlier financial allegations. We read that, financially, the company is not doing so well. Abit denied all of those claims and said that it stands by its financial reports. The company is ready to clear things out for the Taiwan Stock …more

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Some Fear Virus Threat to Cell Phones

Malicious programs that can delete address books. Junk messages that flood a cell phone’s inbox. Stealthy code that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to sneak onto handsets. Scared yet? Security experts say plagues like these will target mobile phones, but others contend cell phone viruses are the tech equivalent of smallpox: To the best of anyone’s …more

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What Will the PC of 2005 Look Like?

Consumers thinking about buying a new computer in 2005 might be better off putting off their purchase until 2006. With few major changes in PC hardware or software due over the next year, the PC of 2005 is likely to look awfully similar to the PC of today. Big changes aren’t due until 2006, when …more

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2004: Good and Bad for Security

Experts agree: 2004 was the best of times and the worst of times for those concerned about security. It was a year with high-profile arrests of virus authors, and the explosion of online crimes, from cyber-extortion to identity theft, a year in which ISPs won millions in damages from spammers, and spam messages increased by …more

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Nforce 4 SLI has disappeared again

“ WHILE SOME of you are still “resting” from Yule parties, some others are still expecting their SLI boards. Our Japanese birdie told us that you can get some MSI boards and that Asus SLI boards are mostly gone. That’s just Japan. Rest of the world still cannot get enough Asus SLI boards, but we heard …more

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DFI readies 533MHz Pentium M desktop board

“ IN A WEEK or two, Intel will release its updated 533MHz system bus Pentium Ms, and it looks like DFI will be ready for the processors and new chipsets. The firm is releasing a board – the 852GME-MGF, which will be bundled with heatsink and fan for the Pentium M, use DDR-333 memory and AGP4X, …more

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PCI-Express Roundup: Mainstream Video Card Mania!

The fine people over at MadShrimps have put out a pretty good article on some PCI-E video cards. check it out if you are in the market for a PCI-Express card “ PCI-Express if firmly upon us, Intel has seen to this and AMD will be joining the fray shortly. A few select individuals have been …more

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Newspaper: Naughty kids lose gifts to eBay

It’s kind of sad, but then again, maybe there should be more parents like this…… HOUSTON, Texas (AP) — – The kids were naughty, Dad put the presents on eBay instead of under the tree — and Mom’s been crying ever since. Now, even the tree’s down. Saturday morning was sure not to be very …more

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Merry Christmas!

Everyone at Legit Reviews would like to wish everyone a great X-Mas and safety for those who are traveling great distances to be with their family.  Turn off those computers and spend some time with family or friends while you have a few days off work.  I’ve been spending the past couple days hanging out …more

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Hackers Aim to Sabotage Holiday Computing

I hope Santa treated all of you very well. Merry Christmas everyone.  If you gave or got a new system or components, take a few minutes and update your protection….there seems to be more than a few “Grinches” out there. “Hackers, spammers and spies go into overdrive in December and January, when unsuspecting neophytes unwrap …more

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TSE denies Abit’s request for resumption of normal stock trading

“ The Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) yesterday denied a request from Abit Computer to allow its stock to be traded on the TSE under normal conditions, given that the motherboard maker has still failed to provide documents that would clarify its sales in 2003 and the first half of this year, the TSE said in a …more

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Exploits released for new Windows flaws

A Chinese security group has released sample code to exploit two new unpatched flaws in Microsoft Windows. The advisory comes in the week before Christmas, a time when many companies and home users are least prepared to deal with the problems. Security firm Symantec warned its clients of the vulnerabilities on Thursday, after the Chinese …more

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