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Wednesday Afternoon (2 Comments) (link)
 Wednesday, 20-August-2008  16:00:38 (GMT +10) - by Agg

From ojk007: Heres a good article from mactalk that sums up the current state of ISP filtering in Australia. In short, we need to get off our arses before our ignorant polictians go ahead with this. I send this to you with a sense of urgency, in that unless we make enough noise we will silently lose this battle. See also nocleanfeed.com.

XbitLabs compared the Force 3D Radeon HD 4870 Vs. Nvidia GeForce GTX 260, wondering if mid-range cards are up to the task of high-resolution gaming. Today we are going to check how well 300-dollar graphics cards can perform in video games in 2560x1600 resolution.

They also have a Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX Extreme Overclocking Experience posted. Will extreme overclocking help Nvidia GeForce 9800 GTX to defeat ATI Radeon HD 4800 and how greatly? Will an extremely overclocked GeForce 9800 GTX be able to complete against the new GeForce GTX 260?

HotHardware report from the Intel Developer Forum, with Craig Barrett's Keynote speech from Day 1. Gelsinger equated the childhood book series Where's Waldo with trying to figure out where in the world Intel chairman, Craig Barrett might be at any given moment. As to "Where in the world is Craig Barrett," the answer could easily be any one of over 30 countries, where Gelsinger suggested that Barrett has become the chief ambassador for the IT industry. HWSecrets have their coverage too.

TechWareLabs have some SAS RAID testing in Linux, with Fujitsu SAS Drives and a Highpoint RocketRAID 2640X4 controller. Michael Bosse tests the Fujitsu SAS hard drives in a linux environment and brings to you expected performance in an enterprise setting.

PCPerspective have a sneak peek at an interesting multi-GPU technology called HYDRA. This start-up company promises to scale GPUs at nearly linear rates and is completely chipset and GPU technology independent. Is it worthy of the hype?

Dennis noticed that Australian company PC Tools has been acquired by Symantec. With the addition of PC Tools, Symantec will expand its consumer product portfolio to include award-winning PC utilities software and point security technologies.

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