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 Tuesday, 19-August-2008  09:57:50 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has put together a historical timeline of the Internet, incorporating video clips, pictures, and other items from their archives. So, in twenty short years, the Internet has gone from a few networked labs and universities to a multi-layered network connecting hundreds of millions of people. What will the next twenty years hold?

Tom's Hardware Guide roundup fourteen Solid State Drives from a variety of manufacturers. Today, an SSD isnít necessarily the better choice over a magnetic hard drive, as there is a catch with most of the options out there. Some flash SSDs are much more efficient than hard drives, others are much faster than hard drives, and only a small minority can achieve both. But all are more expensive, especially when you consider cost per gigabyte.

Driver Heaven revisit the Intel Skulltrail platform, by using it to compare performance with three GeForce GTX 280's in Tri-SLI and two Radeon 4870X2's in Crossfire. Even though comparisons will be made, our intention is not to directly compare ATI against Nvidia in this article, but more to see how both leading ultimate solutions will run on a system which should in theory be less CPU bound than most.

Bit-tech Interview ASUS' Richard Liu, senior director of their motherboard division. In amongst the hundreds of litres of liquid nitrogen we had a chance to ask a few questions to Richard Liu, Senior Director of Motherboard Division at Asus. Sadly due to a typhoon in Taipei, we were unable to sit down and get one on one with him, but we were still able to pose him some questions on Nehalem, X58, overclocking and ExpressGate via email.

Tom's Hardware got their hands on an AMD's Athlon 64 2000+, which operates at only 1GHz and draws a maximum of 8W. With the development of the Atom processor, Intel introduced a totally new chip design that consumes very little energy. AMD had to strike back, and did so by clocking down its Athlon 64, employing the K8 micro architecture, down to the lowest possible frequency of 1 GHz.Discussion on the forum.

X-bit Labs continue their series of 19-inch LCD monitor reviews. It covers eight models with a screen aspect ratio of both 5:4 and 16:10. Although the latter aspect ratio is quickly penetrating the low-end market sector, classic 5:4 models are in demand still. Moreover, it is among these classic models that you can occasionally see 19-inchers with matrix types other than TN whereas widescreen 19-inch models are all based on TN technology with its notoriously small viewing angles.

Tech ARP have updated their workstation graphics card comparison guide. These days, there are so many workstation graphics card models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications.



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