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Some Revelations

Intel revised its voltage regulator documentation the other day. It confirms that Prescott will chew up a rather considerable amount of power: 78 amps max (page 13). Let me quote (all emphases in text mine): “System boards supporting [PIV hyperthreaded Read More

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The Heat Is On . . .

We noted in the previous article that Intel has apparently decided “to hell with the heat” and will push Prescott out the door. XBitLabs talks a bit about a new generation of coolers meant to handle them. Well, if a Read More

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Comdex

Trade Shows: A Dying Phenomenon Shows like Comdex are slowly but surely dying, and there’s a reason for that. Trade shows need to meet two purposes: to tell its participants what is going on now and provide a platform to Read More

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AMD Developments

The Phantom of the Fab There was a story a few days ago about AMD probably building a fab at Dresden, but it didn’t make a whole lot of sense. For instance, the price tag was only $1.3 billion, which Read More

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DVD Recorders

DVD recorders have gotten cheap. Is it the right time for you to buy? A few cautionary notes: They’re Going To Get Faster Fairly Soon Right now, the affordable DVD recorders allow you to record DVD+R or DVD-R disks at Read More