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Early Wednesday Morning (3 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 30-August-2006  01:16:12 (GMT +10) - by Cryogenic

First news post by me. w00t w00t!!

LostCircuits have compared the Video and Audio encoding performance of AMD Dual Core and Intel Core 2 Duo CPUs. We took LAME, Dr. DiVX, NeroVision4 and Monkey's Audio as representatives of the inexpensive (or free software) and ran AMD's dual core CPUs as well as Intel's Core2 Duos through the paces.

A journal has been posted on MetkuMods detailing one man's account on switching from PC to Apple. I wondered how long it would take before a windows OS made its way onto this particular chap's new toy. Click here to find out!

Hot Hardware have had a look at Intel's new Mobile Core 2 Duo processor. Intel's Mobile Core 2 Duo offers more processing power, capacity, features, and does so at power parity versus their legacy mobile Core Duo architecture.

Legit Reviews have posted an article on overclocking a Core 2 Duo E6300 processor. Nordic Hardware have also had some overclocking fun with a Core 2 Extreme X6800 and have an article about Marcus Kinc Hultin's latest adventures overclocking both X1950XTX and X1900XTX graphics cards. Hultin managed to set a new single-GPU world record with the X1900XTX!

Those who don't have aspirations of world domination in the 3D performance arena might want to check out TweakTown's roundup of budget graphics cards. Whilst you're there, why not also check out TweakTown's article comparing the HTPC standards from Intel and AMD.

Interested in Penny Arcade comics? PAXtravaganza (Penny Arcade Expo) 2006 has just wrapped up and OCModShop have just posted up an article with their coverage. There is ample coverage of female gamers. So check it out!

With the transition to DDR2 memory via the new AM2 socket, there has been some focus on the impact it has had on AMDs processor range. Overclockers Club has posted a review comparing the performance of the new AM2 3500+ with the socket 939 equivalent.

sgOverclockers have had a look at a bunch of waterblocks. There's 9 of them in total from different manufacturers including AquaXtreme, Swiftech, Cooltrek, DangerDen and AlphaCool. Remember to check out the Sponsor's Specials section of the forums as there are some pretty sweet water cooling deals in there at the moment!

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