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Nvidia calls PS4 hardware 'low-end'

Nvidia compared Sony's upcoming PS4 games console to a PC with a low-end CPU and a low- to mid-range GPU. Should consumers be worried, or is Nvidia just smarting from losing the contract to rival AMD?

March 18, 2013

Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC?

Would you try to play the latest games on a 5 year old PC? Chances are that unless you'd carried out some significant upgrades in the GPU/CPU or RAM departments, or were willing to put up with a poor graphics experience, you wouldn't even bother. But if you play on a games console, then you are doing just that.

February 27, 2011

Intel Core i7-990X officially launches: Maingear, CyberPower add it to their gaming PCs, Core i7-960/970 prices chopped

If you followed my posts over the weekend, you could probably figure out what happened on Monday: Intel officially acknowledged the release of its six-core Core i7-990X Extreme Edition processor, its fastest (and most expensive) desktop CPU. That led to some additional PC manufacturers adding it to their systems, as well as some well-needed price cuts on a couple of older Core i7s.

February 14, 2011 by

Google’s Buckyballs doodle costs people money, drives users away

Within a couple of seconds of sitting down at my PC on Saturday I realised something was badly wrong, and since Google has been my browser home page for the past decade, it was dead easy to spot the guilty party: Google. To be specific, Google’s Buckyballs celebration doodle was consuming 100% of my CPU.

September 4, 2010 by

HP offers new Intel i7-980X six-core processor in HPE-180t desktop for under $2,000

Today was the day that Intel PC partners could officially announce their support for the new i7-980X Extreme Edition six-core processor, and several companies have updated their product offerings, which will hopefully cover in the next few posts. But let's start with the biggest desktop company with a new offering: HP has added the CPU as an option for its Pavilion Elite HPE-180t series.

March 16, 2010 by

Will your new Windows 7 PC support XP Mode?

Last year, when I looked at Intel CPUs, I identified a potential sticking point for Windows 7 upgraders: many then-current CPU models didn't support hardware-assisted virtualization. A year later, has the situation improved? Yes, but with one noteworthy exception you'll have a hard time getting information from big PC makers.

February 3, 2010 by

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