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AMD showing positive growth in notebook arena

2010 has been a fantastic year for AMD with the release of their DX11 5xxx desktop series, but this success is also spilling over into the mobile marketplace. AMD have had a good focus on pricing over the last year and it is reaping dividends for them as their growth …

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GTX465 price has been set – but is it optimistic?

Pricing a graphics card is a fine art. Too low and you lose profit. Too high and you wind up with a warehouse full of kit no guru wants. So what price has nVidia chosen for the GTX465?  KitGuru investigates. A company’s product line up is called the stack. From …

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Steam Hardware Survey: AMD gaining, DX11 and Win 7 growth

Steam just released their Hardware Survey for April 2010 – with 26 million accounts being used as a basis for reference it is probably the most accurate system we currently have for analysing hardware trends. Valve are not resting on their laurels and have recently adopted Direct X 11 graphics …

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Activision rake in $381 million profit – Q1

Top brass at Activision are going to be cracking out the champagne as their Q1 profit reports are higher than expected. Their profit was a staggering $381 million USD which is even more impressive when you consider that the current economic climate has other high profile companies actually reporting losses. …

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nVidia ship Tesla C2050 hardware

In a rather muted fashion nVidia have started to ship the Tesla C2050 – the first Fermi based Tesla cards. The C2050 has 448 cores and 3GB of GDDR5 memory onboard. While 3GB sounds a little lower than expected this is because they have modded the PCB to allow for …

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Apple iPad to hit UK on May 28th

Well its long overdue and USA Ebay sellers have been making huge mark ups selling at over the odds prices, but the iPad is finally coming to the UK. On Monday May 10th Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK will be able to preorder from …

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Asus Crosshair IV Extreme Piccies leak

We managed to get our hands on some pictures of the hotly awaited (and rather sexy looking) new Asus Crosshair IV Extreme motherboard. There is little information on the board at this time, but it is based on the 890FX chipset and we have heard it overclocks like a mofo. …

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Lian Li release PC-V352 HTPC case

Lian Li have announced the release of another HTPC chassis – called the PC-V352. This case supports micro-ATX and mini ITX motherboards and has a lot of features considering its diminutive size. As with the majority of Lian Li products the chassis is made from aluminium and weighs in at …

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Special K: Could Intel 655k hit under $200 trade ?

Intel has reacted very quickly to AMD’s highly overclockable Phenom II X6 processors, by prepping the launch of 2 hugely overclockable parts at the end of May. In this space, pricing will be crucial. Dubbed the Core i5 665 and Core i7 875, these new chips ship with their metaphorical …

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Is Apple becoming the new Microsoft?

If you have been listening to the grapevine, you probably heard that Apple might soon get slapped with an Anti-Trust lawsuit. Being Apple fans, we can’t help but wonder, what is up with that? The fact is, Apple is playing just nicely on the computer front. It is their mobile …

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iStat Menus hits 3

One of our favorite OSX monitoring apps has just hit version 3. Bringing to the table tools to monitor everything from battery usage to network traffic at a glance, Bjango’s iStat Menus is a must for any OSX geek. To quote some of the features: Realtime CPU graphs and a …

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Low Voltage Athlons on the way

AMD recently announced new 45W desktop processors and from what we have heard today they will be released in the coming week. The Athlon X2 245e will be clocked at 2.9ghz and is going to sell for around 75 euros and this will be followed up by a 3ghz clocked …

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Drop your laptop CPU temperature by 10 degrees

KitGuru can’t count the times we’ve toasted our collective groins with a laptop running full pelt for too long. Now Cindy from Evercool has a solution to excessive heat build up in this area – and it is ‘Fit’. Evercool’s Fit is a special CPU cooler designed for laptops. It is …

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No need for quad core Atoms (just yet) says Intel

No additional cores on the horizon for the users that might need them most? While professing that more cores are always better, it seems that the Intel hierarchy have no immediate plans to bring quad core goodness to netbooks yet. Intel Insiders KitGuru spoke to earlier today said that “Software still has a …

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“Little Idiot” designs world’s best mainboard?

To Italians, Shamino means little idiot. However, in EVGA’s labs, it means Peter Tan: The Godfather of modding mainboard design and he’s about to put horses in the beds of anyone who doesn’t take him seriously. As Intel processors move from single to dual to quad and finally six core …

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Rival’s Crucial taunt: Can its DDR3 really go ballistic?

Professional applications and benchmarks can be as sensitive to memory response times as they are to overall throughput. On that basis, what has happened to Crucial’s top performaing memory – why has it fallen behind? Now that rivals Corsair, Kingston and OCZ are all shipping DDR3 with a CAS latency of …

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Clevo preps nVidia GTX SLi notebook

With a global drought on GTX 470/480 graphic cards for desktop systems, Clevo has had to pay top dollar in order to get a handful of special nVidia chips ready for a new top end gaming notebook. This bulk purchase of GPUs begs a second question, if the desktop cards draw …

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KitGuru and the future

Hello! It seems like a very long time since I sat down to ‘address’ a readership. Some of you may know me from my last position as Founder and Editor In Chief of DriverHeaven.net – which was the result of many a bored night wondering if I could be productive …

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A Jobs well done?

A large portion of people reading this article will assuredly have strong opinions on Apple as a company and I would take an educated guess that at least 75% will feel they are ‘overpriced’ and form the heart of an elitist group of users who mock enthusiasts who prefer to …

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Mobile Phone Buying Guide

Blackberry, iPhone or Smartphone – which is best?  With the most attractive contracts running around 2 years, your next choice could be with you for a very long time. KitGuru opens the lid on mobiles to help you decide, which one’s best for me? Technologies If you type a lot, …

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Memory Buying Guide

Some people swear that memory is crucial to performance, while others think it’s the ‘Emperor’s New Clothes’ of upgrades. How much memory do you need, what speed should it run at and is it worth upgrading at all? Technologies Actual memory comes in tiny chips. These chips are mounted in …

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Monitor Buying Guide

The price of TFT screens has plummeted over the past 2 years. At the same time, the glass panels that are used to make monitors have been getting bigger and bigger. More screen real estate is always better.  These advances allow you have more applications open at once, play games …

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