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 Monday, 14-July-2008  10:26:35 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

DriverHeaven has published the first preview of the upcoming AMD/ATI Radeon HD4870 X2. So what of a product to compete with the GTX 280? Well that is why we are here today, in the last day or so ATI supplied us with an early sample of the R700 giving us the opportunity to see how it compares to cards which are already on the market. Discussion on the forum.

Trusted Reviews have a go at installing Windows Vista on the MSI Wind. Contrary to popular opinion here, that I'm not the only one wanting to persuade Vista to run on a netbook, I'm going to tell you all how to do it, and whether it's worth the effort.

Shacknews Interview id Software's John Carmack and Marty Stratton. Recently I had a chance to talk with id Software co-founder John Carmack, as well as executive producer Marty Stratton. While the theme of the talk was Quake Live, we also covered topics ranging from the state of PC gaming to the potential of iPhone development.

Tom's Hardware compare 500GB notebook drives from Samsung and Hitachi. Although both drives have their strengths and weaknesses, it appears to us as if both manufacturers raced to the 500GB capacity point and jeopardized the balance among performance, capacity and energy efficiency somewhere along the way.

E3 2008 (formerly known as Electronic Entertainment Expo) is just around the corner, starting July 15th-17th in Los Angeles. You can find pre-E3 trailers and news coverage from the event on GameSpot, IGN and GameTrailers.

TechArp have updated their desktop graphics card comparision guide. Currently covering 355 desktop graphics cards, this comprehensive comparison will allow you to easily compare 18 different specifications for each and every card. We hope it will prove to be a useful reference. We will keep this guide updated regularly, so do check back for the latest updates.

The Tech Report have an interesting podcast covering the recent video card releases from AMD and Nvidia, as well as the PR shenanigans during these releases. We consider the pros and cons of the GeForce GTX 260 and 280 and the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870. In the tech news section, the editors cover the iPhone release, financial troubles for Nvidia, and the latest iteration of the Eee PC from Asus.

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