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 Thursday, 25-September-2008  08:40:04 (GMT +10) - by DiGiTaL MoNkEY

With the recent announcement of Adobe’s Creative Suite 4 Product Family, TGDaily take a first hand look at Photoshop CS4’s GPU acceleration capabilities. Recently, we had the opportunity to play with the beta version of CS4, code-named Stonehenge, for several days and we have to admit that we are deeply impressed. It is the first commercial software we are aware of that leverages GPU acceleration, which dramatically improves the performance of certain components of the application. Discussion on the forum.

AnandTech take a moment to debunk common power supply myths. Anyone building a computer system should eventually pose the question: How much power does the system actually require? This is an important consideration, since it's impossible to choose an appropriate power supply without actually knowing the demands of your system.

TweakTown examine Gigabyte’s latest Ultra Durable 3 motherboard technology. Tonight GIGABYTE is formerly taking the covers off its Ultra Durable 3 (UD3) motherboard technology here in Taipei at the famous Taipei 101 building, to a mass of international press and overclockers, who are in town for the 2008 GO OC overclocking event.

Chinese website Expreview review AMD’s upcoming Phenom 6500+ Black Edition. Kuma is the first (or last) dual core 65nm CPU in “Stars” family. Early in 2007 Kuma showed up in AMD roadmap. But after September AMD had made their decision that they would launch Phenom 8000 series Triple core, Because of marketing, Kuma delayed to 2008 Q2. Discussion on the forum.

HardOCP have published their Radeon 4800 & GeForce 200 Series buyers guide. How do figure out what will suit our needs? Also, is there such a thing as “GPU overkill” right now? We are here to answer these questions and find out what kind of gameplay experience and performance is delivered between $150 and $1100 using the newest generation GPUs from AMD and NVIDIA in single and multi-card configurations.

HardwareZone preview HTC’s upcoming Touch HD and Touch 3G. A week ago, HTC has officially revealed three new devices under its Touch family, namely the HTC Touch HD, Touch 3G and finally the Touch Viva. We've made a few calls and managed to secure a first hand preview of both the Touch HD and Touch 3G, so hit the jump to learn more about these new Windows Mobile 6.1 devices! Discussion on the forum.

A new version of TechPowerUp’s GPU-Z has been released. Some fixes included in this release: Added logging of sensor data to file, Added support for AMD RV730, clock reading support for Catalyst 8.9 on RV770 and RV730, support for NVIDIA 9400 GT, 9500 GT, 9600 GS, 9800M GS, 9600M GS, 9300M GS, 9200M GE, the option to disable polling for individual sensors and more.

For those using Windows Vista Ultimate, three new Windows Vista extras are now available through Windows Update. Microsoft Tinker is a puzzle based game where players get a set amount of moves to move a robot around a puzzle and solve the level. The DreamScene content pack adds some new high definition videos for use on the desktop and the sound pack allows you to set your sound scheme to that of Microsoft Tinker.

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