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 Friday, 18-July-2008  09:43:03 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

AMD had yet another disappointing quarter, announcing a loss of $1.189 billion including a $920 million write down of ATI operations. In addition, it announced that its board of directors elected President and COO Dirk Meyer as the company’s chief executive officer. Discussion on the forum.

Vr-Zone get busy with a graphics slugfest comparing ATI’s Radeon HD 4850 in Crossfire, HD 4870, and HD 4870 Crossfire configurations against NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 260 and GTX 280. It's a good thing that AMD/ATI managed to stage a comeback in the graphics world. If not for them, we would be seeing nothing but absurdly high prices on NVIDIA's high-end cards. The RV770 has proved its worth against the aging G92 and the new GT200 architectures.

X-bit Labs continue with part ten of their 19" LCD Monitor roundup. This roundup covers 10 widescreen LCD monitors with 19-inch matrix and 16:10 aspect ratio’s from a variety of solution from Acer, ASUS, BenQ, LG, NEC, Samsung and ViewSonic.

ExtremeTech roundup 8 gaming headsets from a variety of companies and price points. We have reviewed a huge number of headsets over the years. Some offer sound to die for, and others are so tinny and bland they should simply die themselves. We present to you eight PC gaming headsets in this roundup.

Only one day to go until Intel marks its 40th anniversary, when it introduced its first PC microprocessor. A bit of history for you: Intel's original business plan was only 165 words long, contained three typos, and was intentionally vague to avoid attracting competitors too soon. By the end of 1968, Intel had raised less than $3 million in funding, as well as leased an office in Mountain View, Calif., hired close to 30 employees, and recorded $2,672 in annual revenues. Today, Intel has close to 82,000 employees and reported $9.5 billion in revenues for the second quarter.

Legit Reviews has Day 1 and Day 2 coverage from the E3 Media & Business Summit hosted by the Entertainment Software Association. Legit Reviews is there to bring you some show coverage. The 2008 E3 is an invitation-only event that offers you an inside view of the gaming industry, so read on as we show you what is going on at the event with this our initial coverage.

MadShrimps compare two Intel P45 motherboards, the MSI P45 and Asus Maximus II Formula. Before we actually make the change to the Nehalem series, we have a look at Intel's latest push in technology as they gave the P35/X38 chipset a few new updates, making it the best performing chipset for the S775 CPU: the P45 and X48 chipsets.

Some random timewasters: Bubble Elements Earth, Quadrato and Rome Puzzle.

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