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Making Sense of CPU and GPU Model Numbers? 555

Posted by kdawson
from the drowning-in-a-sea-of-specs dept.
b4dc0d3r writes "How do you make sense of the various model numbers or naming schemes for CPUs, graphics cards, and the related chipsets? All I want is something that will run Oblivion and output full 1080 video to a TV. Last time I built my own computer I just went to Pricewatch, made a few easy choices, and everything came to my door. Do I really have to research the differences among Core i5, Core 2 Duo, Pentium 4, Pentium D, Sempron, Athlon, Phenom ...? And that's just the processor. Is there a reference somewhere? In short, how do you buy a computer these days?"

+ - 20 Yet Unreleased Gadgets for Geeks->

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ipodwheels writes "The following are the devices that I feel will be a part of the future's digital lifestyle. From infrared keyboards, to edible music media, these will surely have you drooling. The following has been a compilation of gadgets still under development at NEC. This story later inspired the "List of Gadgets not Sold in the US" on the Auto Parts Blog which on the other hand listed gadgets that are "banned" for distribution in the US."
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Comment: Re:loss (Score 2, Insightful) 350

by Wind_Walker (#19623975) Attached to: Take Two Shelves Manhunt 2
I don't understand how the issue of free speech enters into the equation.

1) Rockstar makes incredibly violent video game
2) ESRB does its job and rates the game AO
3) Sony and Nintendo reaffirm their licensing agreement, saying no AO game will be on their consoles
4) Rockstar halts production of incredibly violent game

Could you show me the step where somebody's rights were violated?

... though his invention worked superbly -- his theory was a crock of sewage from beginning to end. -- Vernor Vinge, "The Peace War"