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Futuremark release 3DMark 11 update

3DMark 11 has been released now for a week, and already Futuremark say they have received around 200,000 result submissions from overclockers and enthusiasts across the globe. They have found a few issues that they didn’t catch during their own testing phase and they have just released an update to …

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Zotac Extreme Edition GTX580 released in Asia

Zotac have released a stunning, customised version of nVidia’s GTX580 powerhouse, but so far it is only scheduled to appear in the Asian marketplace. Expreview managed to get some pictures of the card. This card features a non reference design with a 16 phase VRM with high grade chokes and …

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Opera 11 released, and its brilliant

Opera is a browser that really doesn’t get the credit it deserves, however with over 150 million users, it appears that a growing user base are finding something they like. Three weeks later, after a beta and three release candidates the latest version is now ready for public download. This …

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Sapphire releasing three HD6970 bundles

Well hopefully by now you have had the chance to read our launch day coverage of the HD6970 and HD6950 cards. Sapphire have just announced three HD6970’s being released today. All of the cards are clocked at reference speeds and are supplied with reference coolers however as with all launch …

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MSI release R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6970-2PM2D2GD5

MSI have just announced the release of their new HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards. While the cards are based on the reference design – like all the rest, they are getting a rather unique feature – a bundled copy of the excellent 3DMark 11. MSI, the world class manufacturer of …

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Microsoft patch breaks records, again

For the third time in 2010, Microsoft have just issued another massive, jaw dropping slew of security patches. Their December Bulletin Release contains 17 security bulletins which address 40 vulnerabilities in Microsoft Office, Windows OS, SharePoint Server, Internet Explorer and Exchange. In October they broke their previous record, issuing 16 …

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Intel are moving to 450mm wafers

Intel have announced their intentions to move fabrication plants to 450mm wafer sizes, starting with the Oregon plant. Intel’s Mark Bohr – director of processor architecture, spoke to Electronista and confirmed that the company are looking to move from the current 300mm wafer size to a more cost effective 450mm …

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Intel push technology into tablets and smartphones

Intel are set to attack the market in 2011 by getting their processors into a wide selection of tablet and smartphones in 2011. Dates have not been confirmed but after speaking with industry insiders the best guess would be Q2 for the tablets and Q3/4 for the smartphones. Intel’s top …

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Is Microsoft Windows Phone 7 a sales disaster?

Microsoft have put a lot of faith into their Windows Phone 7 platform to revitalise their flagging mobile percentages. MS executive Joe Belfiore was speaking at the Dive Into Mobile conference, but was not willing to be draw into any discussions at all on sales figures. Joe Belfiore is Microsoft’s …

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Noctua intros new AMD Opteron coolers with G34 support

Noctua today updated its DO line of CPU coolers for AMD Opteron based servers and workstations. The new NH-U12DO A3 and NH-U9DO A3 coolers come with two of Noctua’s renowned premium quality fans, achieve further improved quiet cooling performance and support AMD’s socket G34 platform. “Our DX and DO line …

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Android 2.3 Gingerbread – improvements galore

Android 2.3 became official yesterday and we have had some time to play with the latest, and greatest operating system from Google. Android 2.3 offers video calling with support for multiple cameras, improved VoIP support, enhanced cut and paste support, gyroscopic support with improved orientation algorithms. There is also a …

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iPhone 4 16GB offer at RadioShack for $24

Our American readers will be very happy to hear that Radioshack are offering a mind boggling sale on the Applie iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS. They are dropping the contract price by $50, meaning the iPhone 4 32gb model can be bought for $249 and the 16GB on offer for …

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Oracle SPARC Supercluster with 1,728 processor cores

Oracle billionaire chief Larry Ellison has recently announced their launch of a new SPARC Supercluster – a lightning fast enterprise computing system that can perform 30 million database transactions per minute. This figures is 3 times faster than the previous record, held by IBM’s DB2 on a P7 cluster. So …

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Corsair release new 90GB and 180GB Force Series SSD’s

The Corsair Sandforce powered SSD’s have proved popular with the enthusiast community and rightly so – the performance of these drives is spectacular. Corsair are expanding the range by adding new 90GB and 180GB capacities which will probably be replacing the 80GB and 160GB models. Performance levels should be close …

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Asetek release new small form factor liquid coolers

Asetek have been quiet recently but they have announced a new range of sealed, liquid cooling system designed for systems with confined space, such as high end HTPC rigs. The cooling systems are based around radiators which fit 92mm fan fans, rather than the 120mm size which is commonplace today. …

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Amd Phenom II X4 975BE hits 7.13ghz on nitrogen

Most of the stunning overclocking results seem to be based around Intel processors, but the AMD Phenom II X5 975 Black Edition was been caned within an inch of its life, to 7.13ghz. No they didn’t get this with a Noctua NH D14- this was achieved on nitrogen. Over 7ghz …

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Enermax to introduce ErP lot 6 revised PSU’s

Enermax are revising their Modu82+ II and Pro82+ II power supplies. These revised power supplies have an improved, efficient 5Vsb rail to support the new EU Regulation ErP Lot 6 for modern day systems. So what exactly is ‘ErP Lot 6’? These are Energy related Product, previous EuP=Energy-using Products), part …

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nVidia lowering IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X.?

It seems there is much discussion online about nVidia possibly lowering the driver IQ in Tom Clancy H.A.W.X. to increase benchmark scores. This is nothing new as HARDOCP reported about a similar issue in October within HAWX 2 Benchmark. Sadly it appears that this is in the actual game itself, …

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24TB hard drive capability developed by Hitachi

Hitachi are set to release information on the upcoming capability to release hard drives with capacities up to 24TB. We spotted this news story over at Hexus and wondered where it was all going to end. The research team has been working with Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development …

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MSI Twin Frozr II HD6870 to be released

Kitguru has reviewed many MSI products over the last few months and we have always been impressed with their build quailty and overclocking headroom. They informed us last night that they are releasing their new HD6870 with Twin Frozr II cooler. As with all quality MSI products they feature ‘Military …

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Apple purchase HP land to expand Cupertino base

Apple have just purchased a 98 acre area of land that will roughly double the size of their HQ in Cupertino. HP announced over the summer that it planned to move out of this area which it had occupied for many years as it consolidates operations at the Palo Alto …

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