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New Intel Chips

We haven’t seen a revision (official ones, anyway) to the lower-speed Northwoods since introduction. Now we’re going to see two, in rapid succession. B-O Shrink This change will reduce the size of the active part of the CPU down about Read More

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Reaction to Radeon

Positive Overall I got a lot of reaction on that article. About 60% of the responses elaborated on the theme “Thank God somebody said it.” About 25% of the responses elaborated on some technical theme they didn’t think I got Read More

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SiS 648

There’s a review of the SiS 648 here. This looks like a real launch, unlike the P4X333. There’s already one out there on Pricewatch. The pattern that you see in this review will very likely remain the same through the Read More

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AMD and Intel Earnings

Every once in a while, you hear rumors (which in this case constitutes contagious wishful thinking) that Apple is going to go x86. In the last couple years, these rumors have mostly involved Apple using AMD processors, and the wishful Read More

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Blue Cooling MPP85W Waterblock

SUMMARY: An interesting entry from a new watercoolng company. The good guys at Blue Cooling were nice enough to send a sample of their peltier waterblock, model MPP85W. Blue Cooling is a new entrant to the watercooling market. The fan Read More