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 Monday, 2-February-2009  22:18:51 (GMT +10) - by BlaYde

Google is said to be working on a network diagnostic system called Measurement Lab , which will enable users to detect filters on different traffic types. According to Internet Service Providers, controlling the flow of certain traffic types is necessary to ensure adequate service for their customers. This reasoning doesn't go down too well with proponents of network neutrality. Google is backing a network diagnostic system called Measurement Lab which includes a series of tests aimed at detecting throttling of certain traffic types, as well as determining possible causes for poor connection speeds.

Last week Samsung has announced that it has developed the world’s highest density DRAM chip. Using its 50 nm technology, Samsung has made the world’s first 4 Gb DDR3 DRAM chip. "We have leveraged our strength in innovation to develop the first 4Gb DDR3, in leading the industry to higher DRAM densities," said Kevin Lee, vice president, technical marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc.

The Victorian Government is providing school students with 10,400 netbook-style laptops from Lenovo and Acer. The netbooks will be delivered to students in years five through to eight, and students will be allowed to take them home after school. Parents will be given the option to purchase the netbooks after the trial, which will last for three years.

Sapphire has introduced a new AM3 motherboard under the name of PC-AM2RS790G or the PURE CrossFireX 790GX. As we're sure that you've figured out by now, this motherboard uses the 790GX chipset from AMD and it has the SB750 southbridge. The board supports AM2+ and AM3 processors and DDR2 memory. As the chipset feature integrated graphics, Sapphire has gone with 128MB of sideband memory for those interested in using it or running hybrid CrossFire.

Intel is planning to release a D0 revision of its highly popular Core i7 920 chip on 2nd of March. Enthusiasts need not worry though, as there is literally no difference in specifications of any kind - the difference is only cosmetic. Basically, the serial number on the chip package will be removed from the ink swatch to reduce a potential risk of the IHS cosmetically overlapping it. There is no change to the ULT matrix content which continues to contain the serial number.

The University of California in Berkeley is set to offer a course in StarCraft. According to the course description, students will "go in-depth in the theory of how war is conducted within the confines of the game Starcraft." The course also recommends that its students be familiar with Calculus and Differential Equations. Also, "the class will take the theoretical into the practical world by analyzing games and replays to reinforce decision-making skills and advanced Starcraft theory."

Apparently Intel is already in the process of designing their entire 22nm generation of CPU's. We have confirmed that Intel engineers are working on 22nm stuff and as you can imagine, it should have more cache, more cores and end up faster than anything we have today.
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