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Monday Morning (6 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 9-May-2005  02:41:43 (GMT +10) - by Agg

PCPop have pictures of the new AMD sockets, S1 and M2. More info if you translate it, but not much.

Xbit report on P4 500 series with EMT64 being available in June. Intelís lineup of EM64T- and EDB-enabled Intel Pentium 4 processors 500-series will consist of models 571, 561, 551, 541, 531 and 521, which are clocked at 3.80GHz, 3.60GHz, 3.40GHz, 3.20GHz, 3.00GHz and 2.80GHz respectively.

Digit-Life meanwhile have part two of their processors for common people series of articles posted. As promised, in the continuation of the first part, we are going to review the performance of low-end processors for Intel LGA775 platform. Mainly Celerons as you'd expect.

TrustedReviews compared a pile of GeForce 6600GT mid-priced graphics cards.

There's an interesting article on NewScientist about 3D-mapping real locations rapidly. Surely we can think of some non-military uses for this.

Furfle spotted an article on DirectX 10 on ExtremeTech. He also sent in this warning about a dodgy website which can trap you if you miss-spell Google.

On a similar note, there's some concerns about Google Web Accelerator posted in our forums.

There's a new version of RivaTuner, a video card tweaking utility. There's a new Overclockulator too, which is apparently a FREEWARE program that includes some very handy calculation apps including a CPU speed calculator, PSU wattage calculator, Vram Ns/MHz Converter, and a Celcius to Fahrenheit (and vice versa) temperature converter.

SharkyExtreme have a high-end gaming PC buyer's guide posted. The basic purpose behind this guide is to give you a general idea of what kind of high-end gaming PC is possible with a budget of (USD) $2500.

MadShrimps spent a little time playing with dry ice. It is not usable for daily 24/7 cooling, itís mostly used by those people who like to push their PC to a higher speed. By using subzero cooling you can obtain impressive overclocks. Dry Ice will provide you better performance then air- and water-cooling, as well as single stage phase change cooling setups.

Thetron found the ultimate job for a Matrix fan, working inside the virtual MMORPG world of "The Matrix Online". To make it more real, Warner Brothers has hired an entire cast of performers to play key characters inside the game.

LegitReviews report on UTT Memory IC's. What are they? It stands for UnTesTed memory IC's. This means that after the IC's were packaged they were NOT speed binned and offer no ratings from the factory.



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