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  1. alexp999

    oZone3D.Net PhysX FluidMark v1.1.0 Benchmark Released

    Nearly a year since its first release, the creators of FurMark have released a new version of their Physx based FluidMark, which like Furmark can be used as either a stress test or benchmarking tool. FluidMark is designed to run in hardware mode for all CUDA ready NVIDIA cards, which includes...
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    Microsoft Officially RTMs Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    Microsoft Corp. today announced the release to manufacturing (RTM) of Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, the next versions of its flagship desktop and server operating systems. With the completion of this development phase, industry partners are readying products in time for the Windows 7 and...
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    EVGA SLI Enhancement Patch v14 (07.22.09) Released

    Despite NVIDIA now releasing their own SLI patches, EVGA have still continued to release theirs. Version 14 is based on NVIDIA's 190.38 Drivers. New SLI profiles from EVGA SLI Enhancement Patch: Enables SLI support for Section 8 Enables SLI support for Tales of Monkey Island: Launch of the...
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    The Force Unleashed Jedi Temple Mission Pack - 400 MPs

    Finally MS answered my prayers of offering this expansion to one of the best Star Wars games at half price. Ive been waiting for this ever since they launched the scheme. The add-on got great reviews and only got slated due to its unreasonable pricing, but for this week, MS have it half price...
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    Windows 7 Confirmed to Hit RTM on July 13

    It would appear as though rumours which surfaced around a month ago are going to be proved correct, as sources close to multiple technology sites have confirmed that Windows 7 will be released to manufacturing on 13th July. Although general availability is still not until 22nd October, this is a...
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    Sony Patents PS2 Emulation Software for PS3

    To be fair, Sony made a bit of a mess of the backwards compatibility feature of the PS3. Initially the Playstation 3 shipped with the main processing unit from the Playstation 2, called the Emotion Engine as part of the SKU which meant that in effect, you were buying a PS3 and PS2 in one box...
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    Hard Rectangular Drive Could be the Hard Disk Answer to SSDs

    A company called DataSlide has decided its not time for mechanical disk drives also known as hard disk drives (HDD) to roll over and die with SSDs beating them in just about every aspect other than price. The key aspect of the new technology is that it does not require the data platter to be...
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    Worth getting an Accelero for my GTX 285?

    I'd been having some strange lock ups recently on my OC'd GTX 285 and from what I can tell, temps were the issue, back when I first got it and OC'd it, ambient temps were 5-10*C cooler, now under load its running about 7*C hotter. This has caused me to reduce my OC to: 725 / 1512 / 1350...
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    Samsung SM2433BW - Any good?

    I did a search on TPU and I get nothing back for this monitor, not even someone talking about it. User reviews around the web seem to say good things, but I was wondering if anyone had any experience or knowledge of this monitor...
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    Windows 7 is On The Way – Oct. 22 Announced as Release Date

    Today during a keynote address at Computex 2009 in Taipei, Microsoft's OEM Division Corporate Vice President Steve Guggenheimer revealed that the company is confident with the progress made with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2, and that as a result, Microsoft will deliver Release to...
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    Valve Announces Left 4 Dead 2

    Valve, creators of best-selling game franchises (such as Half-Life and Counter-Strike) and leading technologies (such as Steam and Source), today announced Left 4 Dead 2 (L4D2), the sequel to the best-selling and critically-acclaimed co-operative multiplayer thriller. Coming exclusively to...
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    PowerColor Announces the PCS HD4730

    TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, announces a new addition to HD4700 series: the PCS HD4730. The latest PCS HD4730 has 640 streaming processors, clocks at 700MHz core and 900MHz memory respectively, with the fastest ever GDDR5 memory, it supports up to 3.6 Gbps data...
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    BioShock 2 Gets Official Release Date of October 30th

    Quite possibly one of the most anticipated games of 2009, BioShock 2 has finally been given a set date from publishers 2K Games. Set for a simultaneous release on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC on October 30th 2009 internationally, while North America will have to wait another few days for...
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    The Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7 Gets its First Glimpse

    The guys over at the Windows Team Blog have released details and imagery of the Microsoft Touch Pack for Windows 7, will which contain a collection of six applications and games specifically designed for touch screens. The only requirements are that the system must support Multi-Touch and...
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    Google Chrome Now on Version 3.0 for Developers

    Less than a week after we covered Chrome reaching version 2.0 for the public, Google have already started working on version 3.0 and it has been released to developers today. For the full list of fixes and changes go here. The full version string of this release is 3.0.182.2 and can be...
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    AMD to Cut HD 4850 Prices to Compensate for HD 4770 Shortages

    It seems that in order to make up for the shortages of the now very popular HD 4770, due to TSMC's issues with 40 nm manufacturing, AMD is dropping the prices of the HD 4850 to around the MSRP of the HD 4770. That is around $99.99 US and about €90, this will be putting further pressure on NVIDIA...
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    GELID Launches the Slim Silence AM2/LGA775 - 1U Slim ITX Heatpipe CPU Cooler

    Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions adds a 28mm high 1U Slim ITX heatpipe CPU Cooler with PWM fan to its popular line of Silent CPU coolers. With a compact heatsink design for Mini ITX, Micro ATX, ATX, HTPC, Panel PC, Car PC and 1U server the "Slim Silence" is equipped with a high...
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    Cooler Master Lets Loose at Computex 2009, Including a New LGA1156 Cooler

    Cooler Master has a full line-up of impressive live demos and products on display at COMPUTEX 2009 Nangang exhibition hall on 1F, I1224, I1323. There is also the private meeting area for customers and the press on 4F, 402a. The recently released mid-tower beast HAF 922 finally lets loose to...
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    A-DATA Presenting its Latest XPG DRAM Modules at Computex 2009

    A-DATA Technology Co., Ltd., a worldwide leading manufacturer in high-performance DRAM modules and Flash application products, presenting its entire XPG - Xtreme Performance Gear product line and latest XPG Series DRAM modules with superior conductive technology in Nangang Exhibition Hall during...
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    XFX to Enter Power Supply Market with 850 W Black Edition

    Manufacturers branching out in to different segments seems to be the in thing to do at the moment and XFX is no exception as leaked slides on the forums of Legit Reviews, reveal that XFX are getting ready to announce their first power supply line at Computex Taipei 2009 next month. The first of...
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    Windows 7 Starter Hardware Limitations Leaked, 3 App Limit Also Said to be Removed

    As it was with Windows XP and Vista, Microsoft impose certain hardware limits to be able to install and use the most basic SKU of Windows, the Starter Edition. It seems Microsoft have lifted the limit on the specifications over that of XP and Vista Starter editions, with the only exceptions...
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    Google Chrome 2.0 Reaches Stable Status

    Eight months after Google's own attempts at a web browser were first launched, they have now announced on the Google Chrome Blog that the latest beta which was released in March, has reached a stable stage, by which they can now release it to the general public. If you're already using Google...
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    iBUYPOWER Launches Chimera Gaming System

    iBUYPOWER, one of the largest gaming system manufacturers in the world, is excited to announce the Chimera Gaming System which is built in the company's first advanced function signature case. The Chimera systems combine a glossy fiery exterior with clear side paneling and optional internal...
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    HP and Microsoft Expand Alliance in Unified Communications and Collaboration

    At Interop Las Vegas 2009, HP and Microsoft today announced a four-year strategic global initiative to deliver an end-to-end unified communications and collaboration solution. As part of their Frontline Partnership, the two companies expect to invest up to an additional $180 million in...
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    XFX HD 4890 Black Edition Pictured

    Following the trend of other manufacturers, after AMD officially announced 1 GHz variants of their HD 4890, it looks as though XFX will be releasing a Black Edition HD 4890 with the famed 1 GHz GPU clock speed. It would appear that XFX are using a black PCB and a change to red DVI ports as seen...
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