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Wednesday Afternoon (4 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 2-August-2006  13:45:31 (GMT +10) - by aXi$te

Hardwarezone take a Sneak peek at the upcomming Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64. You've seen the Core 2 Extreme X6800 and the Athlon 64 FX-62 duke it out in our Core 2 Performance Review, but now we're offering you a glimpse into the future as we try to determine what the upcoming Core 2 Extreme X6900 and Athlon 64 FX-64 will bring to the table, performance-wise.

Bigbruin.com give us 5 ways to Watch TV on the PC. Home computers are no longer boring beige boxes destined for an existence revolving around e-mails and personal finances. They can also be the key to our personal entertainment that allows us to immerse ourselves in games, music, movies, and television.

If your MacBook Pro battery has the model number A1175 and the serial number ends in either U7SA, U7SB or U7SC, Apple will send you a brand new free battery. Thanks to James for the link :)

The TweakTown Team have posted an article about AMD bringing DDR2 to the Athlon platform. "AM2 is a new socket and hence it does add one new feature to the mix for AMD Athlon 64 and AMD Sempron based on this new socket - that being DDR-2 memory support. Today we are going to pit an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800 AM2 against a similarly clocked Socket 939 CPU to see just what, if any, gains come from the new memory interface for AM2 based processors."

The Futurelooks Team bring us The ECS Elitegroup Factory Experience Part Two. We continue our ECS Factory Experience as we travel deeper into ShenZhen, China to visit their newest factory perched on the outskirts of the city. Why would a state of the art company want to put a factory in a place like this?

From Luvmuscle: Mercury puts Cell processor on a PCI-E card, article on DailyTech. Mercury claims the CAB provides approximately 180 GFLOPS -- though Mercury claims the CAB is specific to video and render processing.

Trusted Reviews have a nVidia PureVideo HD - HD DVD Preview. HD DVD has got a head start on Blu-ray in the US with Toshiba leading the pack with its HD-A1 consumer HD DVD deck. However, it has been widely reported that this actually uses a Intel Pentium 4 processor rather than a the usual task specific processors used in consumer electronic players of this type and a PC-like architecture explains the reports of very slow start-up and disc loading times.

Check out the Conroe heatsink group test at Bit-tech.net. With the outrageous performance of Conroe, we thought we'd round up some of the best heatsinks on the market for the LGA 775 socket

Intel Core 2: Is high speed memory worth its price? Does the Intel Core 2 need fast DDR2 memory to perform at its best? In this article we compare different memory speed and timings to provide you with the answer. Read on to find if cheap memory is enough to feed the Conroe. Article on Madshrimps.

Cyanpixie points us to a funny video that aired on the David Letterman show, Microsoft farewells Bill Gates.

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