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AMD Price YoYos

Hammer Price Cuts The Inquirer says AMD will be cutting Hammer prices now, and increasing XP prices shortly thereafter. Based on the yen prices shown on the Japanese website, all AMD is doing is pushing up by a few weeks Read More

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A Quick Hammer Poll

A year from now, assume all the following: Performance: 90nm Athlon64 Hammers get introduced at 2.2GHz (3500+), socket 939 only. The initial ones are generally capable of 2.5GHz overclocked with high-end air and moderate overvoltage, and slowly improve over the Read More

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Vaporlock

A few days ago, someone complained about the current vaporness of nVidia’s GeForce 6800 Ultra. He thought it rather wrong that this product wasn’t available a month after introduction. He then asked us what we thought about it. Unfortunately, vaporware Read More

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Access Vs. Possession

Some more schools are jumping onto Napster 2.0. Apparently, the deal N 2.0 is offering knocks down the normal $10 a month price for this service down to about $3 a month. For a nine-month school year, that’s about the Read More

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Unattended XP Installs, errata

SUMMARY: Correction (addition) to the Part II article Whoops! On Page 6 of my recent “Windows XP Unattended Installation, Part II”, I omitted one very important detail. Ben Kaster was kind enough to e-mail me and point out the two Read More

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Sempron: The Pricing

The Inquirer has an article about what the socket A Semprons are going to be like. It points out the obvious from the data: lower speed, higher PR rating. We spoke about this reorientation of PR the other day, and Read More