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Intel Looking for a DDR Duet

Intel seems to be in a comfortable place in the processor market right now. They do not appear to have much pressure from AMD or other processor manufacturers (as opposed to chipsets, where matters are more comptetitive). I think Intel Read More

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Male Bovine Excreta Alert

This article from XBit Labs states that PR ratings for Barton will be different than for what we’ve seen for Palominos and TBreds. Essentially, they add another 600 to the + number. A current AMD CPU running at 1.67GHz is Read More

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Nobelese Case

I’m a case junkie: many brands, many models. Ed from Koolcases sent me the Nobelese for a look. The Nobelese is a mid-tower case with an impressive-looking front bezel: The case has four 5.25, five hidden 3.5 and two exposed Read More

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Intel News

Intel Discontinues 1.6A Here’s the announcement from Intel. When Intel discontinues a processor, they usually give a future date for discontinuance of the product, then post the last date vendors can order these things. This time, discontinuance is now, and Read More

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Pulling The Plug

Scenario-Building When I put together the two alien scenarios, I tried to keep them as simple and focused as possible so people wouldn’t go off on tangents or get distracted from the main point. To do that, I either oversimplified Read More

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Yea or Nay?

An Intel exec is reported to have said it isn’t going to happen. Others are saying that there’s initial silicon out there with x86-64 included. A few points: Paul Otellini may well have said sometime, somewhere, that x86-64 wasn’t in Read More

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Sleeping Beauty

You can see numbers here and here. By usual gaming “FPS Is God” standards and settings, this card stinks. It doesn’t beat GF4s. It often doesn’t even beat GF3s. By today’s standards, it’s asleep, if not comatose. It’s only when Read More