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Stern On The Satellite

Howard Stern is going to switch to satellite radio in 2006. What does this do with overclocking or even computing? At first glance, not much. However, the situation with satellite radio very closely parallels the situation with the Internet and Read More

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Slow Dual Cores

AMD recently demonstrated their dual-core CPU. What is important to take from this demonstration is that any dual-core processors are going to run rather slower than what is possible for single-core processors. A lot slower. Three to five speed grades Read More

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The Policy Cracks

The Inquirer reports that AMD is reducing official prices on some Hammers. It’s a mixed bag of cuts. The highest end processors aren’t being cut at all, the middle range seems to be going down a pricing notch, while the Read More

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How To Tell Hammers Apart

A few folks asked about another mysterious processor that has shown up on Newegg’s roster. What is it? We’ll answer that in the course of this article, but given the increased interest in these processors along with what seems to Read More

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Dripping Reluctance

Dripping Reluctance In the past, surveys we’ve taken of this audience showed a rather stunning lack of enthusiasm for new generation platforms, whether from AMD or Intel. This survey is essentially no different. If anybody thinks most of this audience Read More

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More Fratricide

Xbit Labs has an article out pointing to this ECS CPU support page, which has socket 754 processors we’ve never heard of before. Essentially, they’re lower-speed Clawhammers with 1Mb cache, given 3100+ and 2400+ ratings. Junkyard Sale or Just Junk Read More