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Monday Morning (4 Comments) (link)
 Monday, 10-September-2007  11:32:17 (GMT +10) - by Agg

AMD is launching its quad-core opteron later today in a live webcast. A replay of the webcast can be accessed at this site approximately one hour after the conclusion of the live event and will be available for 10 days after the event.

There's been a bit more info uncovered about the asteroid collision that killed the dinosaurs. About 65 million years ago, a 10km piece crunched into Earth, unleashing a firestorm that filtered out sunlight.

NordicHW ponder how much L2 cache affects C2D CPUs. In our latest article Robert 'crotale' Kihlberg investigates how much the L2 cache of the Core 2 Duo series really affects the overall performance by comparing three different processors with 1, 2 & 4 MB of L2 cache running at the exact same speed.

Here's a cool matrix goggles idea, that can "ASCII-fy" your vision. Russian artists from Moscow presented in London the totally useless but somehow cool device - goggles that you can put on and feel yourself like a robot from a Terminator movie or like somebody else from "the cyberspace".

Dan wonders about laptop CPUs in desktop PCs. Laptop chips look like a great option for quiet computing. And they make desktop motherboards that accept them. Why's it so hard to actually bleeding FIND one, then?

Here's an impressively tidy PC in a new PCDB entry. Wish I could get my cabling that neat!

The iDrink is a fairly neat iPod-inspired bottle opener. There's also a NSFW and completely unrelated (but very easy on the eyes) video on that page. Eh, the haterz will hold out for the Zune model, which will be twice as big, four times as heavy, and puzzlingly difficult to use.

ComputerWorld report on yet another supercomputer for the rest of us technology on the way. The Explicit Multi-Threading (XMT) computer combines the decades-old philosophy of using parallel computing algorithms with the huge number of transistors in modern processors.

There's a long preview look at Far Cry 2 on GameTrailers, discussion here. Mmm, burny.

Phoronix cover some developments in the linux graphics driver world. If everything turns out as promised by AMD, as Linux reaches a point of critical mass it will be inevitable that NVIDIA revise their Linux software strategy if they wish to remain competitive in the open-source world.

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