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Hot PC Market

SUMMARY: Escalating PC heat = larger heatsinks; running out of room?? Intel’s Prescott hit the market and it seems like Moore’s Law hit a snag – heat. The CPU heatsink manufacturers responded along two dimensions – increasing surface area with Read More

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Slide Show

Yesterday, I mentioned that AMD had an analyst conference with with lots and lots of slides Today, let’s look at more of them, and see what they tell us. For The Short and Medium-Term This confirms much of what we Read More

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Resurgence, What Resurgence?

Over the past few months, there’s been a growing amount of talk that AMD is having this huge surge in demand. A particularly vehement assertion of this can be found here: Unfortunately, unless you think there are millions of people Read More

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Asus M3N Notebook Review

The following is a review of the Asus M3N centrino notebook. I bought this machine on Ebay, it was an open box barebones kit. The specs on the M3N (and mine in particular) are as follows: Processor Type : Intel Read More

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Shattering A Myth?

There’s a voice among Macsters that is crying out loud after the switch. What it is crying out is, “Macs won’t be special anymore.” (this is just an indirect way of saying, “I won’t be special anymore,” but we’ll leave Read More

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Just Like Us

Heat And Apple I got two emails this morning. One asked me to comment on a blog talking about the heat-related reasons why Apple would decide to go with Intel; the other asked me why AMD wasn’t chosen rather than Read More

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Why X86?

The biggest reason why Apple moving to Intel is a good move for Apple hasn’t even been mentioned by Apple yet. It can be illustrated by two conversations, one Before Intel, one After Intel: Before Intel MacLover: You’re getting a Read More