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Vista and Sixpacks . . .

Got this note overnight: I would like you to do an article on the immense power requirements Vista is going to require from hardware with regards the 3d rendered desktop and excessive pre caching of programs into ram and the Read More

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Two Questions . . .

I got a note yesterday from a long time reader who asked two questions, one nuts-and-bolts, the other more philosophical. The nuts-and-bolts question was, “Why the pessimism about Conroe overclocking?” He pointed out the rumors of a “regular” 3GHz and Read More

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What About You? . . .

Is Conroe a killer CPU you’ll have to buy? That entirely depends on what you have to be killed. Conroe will likely appeal most to those well behind the curve (i.e. pre-Hammer machines for AMDers, Northwoods or earlier for Intelers). Read More

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AMD: The Next Challenges . . .

The Inquirer reports that AM2 systems just aren’t much quicker, and aren’t going to get much quicker before release. This would appear to give Intel a significant through hardly overwhelming lead when Conroe comes out. What is this likely to Read More

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To Beat Or Not To Beat . . .

Last week, we saw some numbers which would seem to indicate that Intel’s next generation processors have jumped considerably ahead of at least current AMD processors. A natural question to this development is “Can AMD match Intel, and maybe raise Read More

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AquaIntel . . .

A couple days ago, to his general incredulity, Joe Citarella posted this link to an article about an Intel-designed water cooler. It would not be at all surprising to find some Intel engineers moonlighting a bit to put together a Read More