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Sapphire Radeon HD 5670 1GB Review

The current AMD 5 series graphics card range is exceptionally enticing with particular emphasis always being placed on the high end 5970 and 5870 models – its natural for us to always focus on the maximum performance hardware, right? The only problem is that most of us cannot afford such …

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Asus release sexy new range of panels

Asus are best known for their class leading motherboards and laptops but they have been known to release some very attractive products in other sectors. Speaking with Asus Rep Iain Bristow today he told me that they are releasing a new range of products aimed at different target audiences. The …

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50w Fermi ?

You can never overestimate how much people want to know about nVidia and its products. Yesterday, we discussed nVidia’s high-end products, the GTX 465 and GTX470.  We have been inundated with requests about ‘Fermi for the masses’. We’re not going to share all of our intel, but here’s one  snippet …

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End of the road for GTX470?

KitGuru’s sources in Taiwan have told us that nVidia has stopped taking orders for the GeForce GTX 470 card. Is this a temporary measure or has it been killed off less than 2 months after its launch on March 26th? There’s no doubt that Fermi has huge potential. Its complexity …

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nVidia to drop CUDA support on GTX465?

All things being equal, how do you make a product run faster?  Easy. You make it simpler. Right now, there is a rumbling in Asia that nVidia will drop CUDA support.  KitGuru could hardly believe its ears. nVidia drops CUDA. Now THAT is dramatic. But is it correct? We all …

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Red Dead Redemption – PS3 running at lower res?

Rumours via the grapevine have reached us that the massively anticipated Red Dead Redemption (from GTA makers Rockstar) on the Playstation 3 is actually running at a lower resolution than the Xbox 360 version. In a conversation this morning it appears that this initial claim was made on the Beyond …

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Pirates Bay saved by Swedish Pirate Party

Over the years many Bittorent sites have been shut – caused by pressure from the entertainment industry to any authorities who would listen. Pirates Bay is probably the most resilient of them all and it seems that whenever they get shut down, they just pop up again a short time …

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Will nVidia GTX465 will be £30 more than HD5850?

As KitGuru revealed last week, nVidia’s new mid range part will launch at Computex. We are now in a position to be much more specific about its price and market position. This card has been created to target the profitable and lucrative HD5850 sector. An area in which AMD are …

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Microsoft release new Hotmail improvements

Microsoft are releasing new improvements to Hotmail web mail … trying to reduce interface confusion while making it easier to send pictures to people while incorporating a new system to deal with Office documents. This latest version of Hotmail means you can read and alter Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Onenote …

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Fat ATX mainboard move catches case creators out

Across the globe, enthusiasts are buying some of the latest and greatest kit from their favourite suppliers, only to find that once they get home – the system cannot be built. Somehow, the mainboard is just too fat for this year’s fashionable chassis. (slimline, not an ounce of fat) KitGuru …

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Intel preps launch of 665, 655, 665, no 655

Everyone is waiting for the totally unlocked and unleashed i7-875k and a similarly unlocked i5 processor, but they can’t seem to decide what to call it. Products launch in a blaze of publicity and, budget permitting, a ton of marketing spend. Normally though, one thing would be clear, sharp and …

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Gizmodo v Apple Round 4 – the ‘lost’ iPhone Saga

Jason Chen – editor of Gizmodo has been trying to hold his own against Apple in the case of the ‘lost’ iPhone. Brian Hogan, 21, who lives in Redwood City, California was promised $8,500 from Gizmodo if the phone he had was actually the upcoming iPhone, due for release in …

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Fancy an iPad? new $190,000 version available

If you are one of the handful of people who feel that the Apple iPad is ‘too cheap’ then perhaps this latest model might appeal to your inflated bank balance. Stuart Hughes, the exclusive high end ‘luxury remodeling’ company have just released a version of the iPad with 53 flawless …

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Larrabee 2: secrets revealed during pub crawl !

Sunshine finally warmed the English countryside today. As a river meandered through the sleepy town of Newbury, one of the KitGuru crew was relaxing outside the Lock, Stock and Barrels pub. As he supped his well earned lager, he overheard something very interesting indeed. Sitting not too far away, a …

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Steam For Macintosh OS X Review

The Macintosh has never been pushed hard by Apple as a ‘gaming platform’ and several times in the past their company executives have even been dismissive of gaming in general, clearly wanting to focus more on professional editing and design applications. This attitude certainly hasn’t helped the Mac look attractive …

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Power Supply Buying Guide

System failure and instability?  We all used to love blaming Windows, but poor power supplies are often the cause. Whether you’re solving issues, upgrading or buying a complete new rig – KitGuru investigates the dark art of PSUs for you. Why do we need a PSU? Your home is probably …

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Q1: nVidia making a recovery

nVidia have been having a rough six months with delays of their Fermi part meaning AMD could run amok and take control of the DX11 marketplace. For nVidia the 40nm manufacturing issues helped in some part as AMD had poor availability until a few months ago. nVidia reported revenues of …

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Google Nexus One web store to close

Google have announced that they are stopping sales of the online only Nexus One Smartphone and will instead focus on selling the device through retail channels. This means that the phones will stop being sold online entirely. Andy Rubin, Google’s Vice President of Engineering said today: “While the global adoption …

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nVidia Geforce GTX 465 info gets leaked

The upcoming nVidia GTX 465 is due for release shortly and chinese website eNet.com has already had their hands on a sample and have published some benchmark figures. The GTX 465 is going to fit in below the GTX 470 and this card will apparently feature the GF100 Fermi core, …

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New Asus NX90 laptop – pure flash

Asus have just released their new mega NX90JQ laptop over in Taipei. The machine not only brings a new meaning to the word ‘bling’ but it features Bang and Olufsen ICEPOWER speakers which surround the LCD screen. Finished in aluminum the Asus 18.4 inch machine is quite an eye catcher. …

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AMD channel panic as foundry runs dry

Successful product launches rely on a hundred things going right, and just a single, well placed, problem can seriously impact the well laid plans of VPs and men. Phenom II X6 has just hit such a bump in the road(map) and there’s no sign of a quick solution. Word has …

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Panasonic Toughbook CF-31: Hard as nails

Panasonic have been making Toughbooks for quite some time and they are commonly known as the leaders in this particular field. They have released the new Toughbook CF31 which is apparently not only extremely tough but rather quite pretty. The CF-30 is the fifth generation Toughbook and makes a claim …

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XFX HD5870 Black Edition Review

XFX. Those three letters immediately conjure visions of video gaming excellence – especially when you delve into their high end product range. Without doubt, along with Sapphire, XFX have been producing some of the finest graphics cards on the market over the last decade. Today we have the chance to …

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Intel chisels Core i7 875k street price in (tomb?) stone

From the dark days of the Pentium 4, Intel has come a long way in its attitude toward the overclocking community. From ‘all overclocks must be stopped’ to ‘the clocks that rock’. But how much will the latest overclocking chip of the Core generation set you back? Setting the price …

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Mushkin announce new Sandforce powered SSD

Muskin, best known for their range of memory products have announced their entry into the thriving SSD marketplace with a new product called The Callisto. This series delivers impressive performance figures, which is no surprise as they use the SandForce SF-1200 controller. These drives are apparently able to achieve read …

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