Wow! Happy Birthday Windows, the month of November marks the 25th Anniversary of the announcement of the Windows operating system that has become both loved and despised the world over.
But according to Theo Valich there is a slight discrepancy in the actual age of Windows. He seems to think that 25 years might be too high a number and prefers to work off of the actual shipping date (which puts Windows at 23) rather than the announcement date that places Windows at 25.
Read more here
Today Intel will "officially" begin selling its range of Core i7 processors after the paper review launch earlier this month.
In perfect timing, DFI has just announced the release of its first Intel X58 Express based motherboard called the UT X58-T3eH8. We got an exclusive early look at it back in early October and you can see how it is has changed.
Leaked documents have recently surfaced online which reveal AMD's 2009 desktop processor plans and also confirms the marketing branding name of the CPUs, Phenom II.
According to the leak, on January 8th 2009, AMD will release its two fastest quad-core 125 watt planned desktop processors, the Phenom II X4 940 Black Edition and 920. The 940 comes clocked at 3GHz and unlocked with 8MB of cache and the 920 comes clocked at 2.8GHz, also with 8MB of cache. Both of these processors will be AM2+ models.
A-DATA is launching a whole range of Triple-Channel DDR3 kits for the i7 today.
The kits will be both 3GB (3x1GB) and 6GB (3x2GB) sizes with speeds ranging from 1333MHz CL9 to 1600MHz+ CL8.
A-DATA XPG X Series DDR3-1600X (1GBx3) Kit CL7-7-7-20 at 1.75V-1.85V
Yesterday was a day for AMD announcements, Shanghai launched, OEM partners announced support and AMD/ATi talked about Stream.
In the midst of all of this I missed out on a very good read from Charlie Demerjian about how AMD/ATi are pushing Stream to the consumer. Of late Charlie has taken a very hard line on nVidia and their practices, well this article is not much different but is very enlightening on the GPGPU war to come.
Get your Stream info here
In AMD news part three today we find that AMD is delaying its Fusion CPU with integrated GPU.
According to TGDaily, Fusion was set to debut in 2009 as a 45nm chip but AMD has decided to push it back to 2011 and will see day light as a 32nm process.
Read the complete article at TGDaily
Shuttle were once a name we saw pop up nearly every day when they stormed the SFF market with their XPC lineup of barebone systems; neat little compact units which still allowed for solid performance, making them an attractive LAN gaming box or HTPC.
For some reason they're not as popular these days as they used to be and I'm not exactly sure why this is. I guess the excitement of them being something new and different has worn off.
However, Shuttle continues to compliment the lineup with new variants that run the latest motherboard chipsets and offer the ability to put together a seriously kicken' box.
The folks over at iBUYPOWER have launched a new series of Gaming PCs based on the Intel Core i7 Processor.
These new systems will come housed in the CoolerMaster HAF 932 and fall into the Paladin line.
Details are not yet up on iBUYPOWER.com but should appear shortly.
AMD's 45nm Deneb CPU offerings will be unveiled during CES 2009, according to this report from Fudzilla.
It is claimed that early January has been hallmarked for the launch pad, followed by imminent availability.
ATi (AMD) has just released Catalyst 8.11 for your Radeon enjoyment.
This latest round of drivers from AMD boasts performance improvements for S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Clear Sky and FarCry2 as well as improvements for CrossfireX, Hydra Vision support for XP and some additions to the Linux versions of the drivers.
Read the Release Notes here