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Monday Morning (11 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 17-June-2013  01:00:40 (GMT +10) - by Agg

An overclocker from HK has reached over 7GHz with a Haswell CPU. The database CPU-Z Validator contains at least three entries of the transition Mad222 7-gigahertz processor abroad with Core i7-4770K. The maximum 7092.68 MHz (69x 102,79 MHz) with two active cores and a voltage of 2.45 V, according to the utility CPU-Z.

VR-Zone have some preview info on future Haswell versions with 8 cores. With Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E platform (scheduled for 2H 2013) to be a bummer considering the minor minor specifications and performance bump over the 2012 Sandy Bridge-E platform, all eyes turn to the 2014 Haswell-E enthusiast grade platform. And we may just have some good news that gets your excitement engines started.

Still on Haswell, Tech Report are concerned about the multiplier allowance. With Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge, standard Core i5 and i7 processors offer enough multiplier headroom for 400MHz overclocks. K-series chips are only required to push higher. Things are different for Haswell, which removes the multiplier allowance for standard CPUs, making multiplier-based overclocking exclusive to K-series processors.

Tech Report also have info from AMD. On Tuesday, AMD introduced its new FX-9000-series processors. The company quoted their peak Turbo speeds (5GHz for the FX-9590, 4.7GHz for the FX-9370) and a rough time frame for availability ("this summer"), but it revealed little else. We were left wondering about base clocks, power envelopes, and potential retail availability. Well, today, AMD has finally answered our questions.

Noctua are working on active noise cancelling for an upcoming CPU cooler. Specialist cooling company Noctua has teamed up with RotoSub to come up with a low noise solution that allows you to stick with air cooling, but removes the noise. They’ve done this by adding active noise cancellation to one of their CPU coolers for the very first time. A project that’s been ongoing for over a year.

Wired report on life with Microsoft's Surface Pro tablet. To truly test the capabilities of Microsoft’s newest tablet, the Surface Pro, I decided to embark on a little experiment. For one week, I used nothing but my 128 GB Surface Pro with Type Cover to accomplish all of my work. How well did it manage at the hands of a “power user?” I’ll tell you.

They also have an article on the enhanced visual abilities of gamers. Hardcore gamers "see the world differently", says the author of a study that suggests gamers who play action games have better visual skills than non-gamers. "They need less [visual] information to arrive at a probabilistic conclusion, and they do it faster," said Greg Applebaum, assistant professor of psychiatry at the Duke School of Medicine in North Carolina.

Kim Dotcom has posted a video of the raid on his NZ mansion. Helicopters, Assault Rifles, Anti-Terrorism units, Attack Dogs & 72 cops terrorizing a zero-threat family.



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