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Sunday Evening (4 Comments) (link)
 Sunday, 27-April-2008  18:06:12 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

The latest instalment of Futuremarkís popular benchmarking tool 3dMark Vantage has gone Gold. The countdown timer has already started on the website, with less than day and 6 hours to go before itís available to download online. Discussion can be found here.

Tomís Hardware test whether or not PCI Express 2.0 is really necessary to achieve the best performance. They compared it to PCI Express 1.1, by limiting the PCI-Express 2.0 slot to x8 which equates to the same bandwidth as a PCI-Express 1.1 x16 slot; an interesting comparison.

Tom's Hardware also have a guide to overclocking your graphics card. The article sheds some light on the different methods that can be used and the results you can expect when overclocking your graphics card.

Driver Heaven have released the latest version of their Mobility Mod Tool, which allows notebook owners with ATI GPUís to use desktop drivers on their mobile GPU without the need to rely for laptop manufacturers for driver updates.

Phoronix preview OpenSolaris 2008.05 the final test copy from Sun Microsystems, which aims to push OpenSolaris on more desktop and notebook computers by addressing the long-standing usability problems of Solaris.

Apple have updated its Boot Camp software, which allows users to run Windows operating systems on Intel-based Mac computers, to version 2.1.1. The reason for the update is support for Windows XP Service Pack 3 and well as some general bug fixes.

Tweak Town review the new Athlon 4850e processor as a HTPC component in conjunction with the AMD 780G chipset and Radeon HD 3450 graphics card.



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