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Make PIO Go!

Feel like you’re stuck in the mud? Maybe your just stuck in PIO… PIO mode is a legacy method of transferring information over the IDE interface; the ancestor of DMA. Hopefully, no one around here is using it because it Read More

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Which Board To Buy?

SLI Light Tbreak informs us that some SLI boards won’t be “real SLI boards.”. Before we explain this, it might be best to explain what a “real” SLI board is. In a PCI Express board, a normal configuration for video Read More

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People Are Talking

In One Corner IBM and AMD are supposed to announce an improved SOI at a chip conference shortly. The Inquirer says that this will result in a substantial speed increase This looks to be confirmation of what we’ve been talking Read More

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Tying Some Tidbits Together

There’s a report on an updated AMD roadmap over here. Let’s hope this is an old and/or garbled one, because it certainly doesn’t reflect the optimism we’ve been reporting about 90nm processes. There’s no faster Athlon 64 processor the first Read More

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Supply and Demand

There are reports that some AMD CPUs are in short supply. Actually, if you read the article, it only refers to supply in Taiwan, though if you look at Pricewatch, Athlon 64s are hardly all over the place (for that Read More