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Daily News Round #2 for September 9, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 9, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Sep 9, 2004 3:02 pm

- Dual Core Processing: Over-simplified, demystified and explained

One of the most talked about topics in the cpu industry at the moment would definitely be that of dual core processors. For those of you who haven't yet spent much time reading up on the potential these new type of processors could bring to end users, Short-Media have gone into plenty of detail behind the technology in a very easy to understand fashion. Basically, we're looking at the next step up from Intel's hyper-threading, more of the same but even more efficiently. A very interesting insight to the latest dual core tech.


Why the shift to dual core and how will this impact the gigahertz performance race? Who or what will dual core processing benefit and will it be sought after by enthusiasts or left buried deep inside the dark recesses of server rooms?


The broad brush paints a processor as a device that executes a series of instructions to tell it what to do which, in turn, tells everything else it interacts with what to do. The faster it can do this the better. "Faster" can be directly related to clock speed but don't make the mistake of thinking that INTEL's higher clock speeds make it "faster" than AMD.


- X-Micro's Slim Portable HDD Released


The X-Micro crew have just released their latest Slim Portable HDD storage device. Using USB2.0 you can connect compact 2.5" (notebook) IDE drives of up to 80GB in size and shift data around with ease. Full details within X-Micro's PR.


To satisfy the increasing demand for storage products, X-Micro has released the Slim Portable HDD. This external USB device has been designed to support the latest and fastest IDE hard drives. Self powered by its USB Y cable, it can be used to store and transport information from both Mac and PC. Its high performance is based on a maximum transfer rate of 480 Mb/s, and the data stored is fully available with any OS. Except Win 98/Me you don't need to use any driver.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- PolarFLO TT Water Block @ ViperLair
- Canon Rebel Ti SLR Camera @ SLCentral
- Sony HMP-A1 Media Player @ DesignTechnica
- D-Link DWL-G650 Xtreme G wireless Cardbus Adapter @ The TechZone
- Sony VAIO VGN -A117S 17in Widescreen laptop @ Trusted Reviews
- Altec Lansing AHS602 Gaming Headset w/ Microphone @ TweakNews


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