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Tuesday Morning (2 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 22-August-2006  02:43:11 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Reports abound of Dell and AMD becoming friendlier than in the past. We've seen this slowly happening with Dell buying Alienware, a big AMD customer, and recently stating they will use Opterons in their servers. Now apparently it's spread to desktop and notebook products too. Unfortunately, other issues are hitting their stock price hard at the moment, thanks Plutonic.

TechFEAR have some points from John Carmack's recent QuakeCon 2006 speech. Here is a minimalist approach to a his keynote speech; we’ve tried to trim it down to six major points and attempted to coral the verbosity that Carmack is famous for into smaller, more manageable chunks.

PodgeSSS spotted this interesting online chess game that shows the computer working out moves. It's Java - doesn't seem to work in IE for me, fine in Firefox.

A few people pointed out Go3. As MYSRH says: It is an event which shows games, electronics, and hobbies. It will be held in Perth Early 2007 from March 30 - April 1 2007. Some people are saying this is quite a big deal.

OCClub compared the AMD AM2 4200+ and AMD 939 4200+ CPUs. Despite being a totally new socket, along with finally making the move up to DDR2 memory, it seems as if AMD has taken one step forward and two steps back.

LegionHW meanwhile have a Core 2 Duo chipset shootout, with VIA vs Intel. The idea behind this article is to first learn just how much slower the VIA P4M890 chipset is compared to the brand new Intel P965 chipset, if at all.

TechHounds have benchmarking on trial. While they are not the perfect tool to capture performance a hardware will offer, they do give us an idea of hardware performance. In this article, we took the time to learn the peculiarities of the old, still widely used replay / timedemo runs and gameplay testing sessions.

Speaking of which, XbitLabs ran a few games on a few video cards. Today X-bit Labs will take a real close look at a number of latest gaming titles and the performance of all contemporary graphics cards in them.

LostCircuits compared some low-power CPUs, with Intel Core2 Duo vs. AMD X2-3800+ and 4600+. At the end of the day, there is one clear winner in this roundup which surpassed our wildest expectations - guess which one....

Interesting Forum Threads:
e6600 vs e6400 overclocking in Intel Hardware.
The next Xtreme Edition comes with 4 cores in Intel Hardware.
Gigabyte DS3+E6400 Step6 B2+G.Skill PC6400 HZ+Big Typhoon = 3.9GHz so far in Intel Hardware.
Project: Fully automated coffee machine in Modding & Electronics.
Project: BlueSparkle in Modding & Electronics.
Linux + Solid State HDD = Silent Computer? in Other Operating Systems.
Mirrored servers in case of emergency? in SMP & Clustering.
For those interested in exhibiting in the OCAU Exhibition in Photography.
Homebrew remote for Canon EOS 350D in Photography.
RTA moves to ban VTEC Yo!! in Motoring.
Project VK in Motoring:Worklogs.
Andrew's Stop being a fat person journal in Sport, Fitness & Health.
I got my internet banking hacked today in Career, Education and Finance.
How do I start playing the guitar properly? in Other Toys.
How about that hail in Sydney in The Pub.

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