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Submission + - Nvidia GTX 970 and 980 Tech Specs Detailed

sexconker writes: According to the specs of the GeForece GTX 970 and 980 have been unveiled. Both cards will officially launch on the 19th of September.with 4 GB of VRAM and 224 GB/second bandwidth. The 970 comes with 1664 cores and a TDP of 148 W while the 980 comes with 2048 cores and a TDP of 175 W.

Leaked benchmarks peg the 980's performance at nearly 20% faster than the GTX Titan, and just under that of the GTX 780 Ti. Note that the 800 line was skipped (or may be reserved for OEM parts).

No official pricing has been determined, but MSRP is rumored to be between $330 and $350 for the 970 and between $500 and $550 for the 980. Actual prices and availability will depend on whether this is a paper launch or not. Look for official reviews this Friday.
Portables (Apple)

Submission + - 17" Unibody MacBook Pro Disassembled (

sexconker writes: The folks at have gotten their mitts on one of the new 17", unibody MacBoock Pros. You can see the complete disassembly here.
Of interesting note is the battery which Apple hyped up: Packaging-wise it's just a standard laptop battery. It's also trivial to remove, so you can expect to see replacements from the usual third parties in the coming months.


Submission + - Street View Driver Kills Deer

sexconker writes: A street view was found showing street view driver hitting a deer, and driving off. The deer died after rolling around for a while. Google has removed the images (first saying they were unavailable due to high demand, and later saying they had been removed), but they can be found below. The images show the deer before and after the impact. There was no other vehicle near the vicinity at the time.

Submission + - Microsoft to Pull Seinfeld Ads

sexconker writes: According to valleywag, Microsoft is pulling its recent series of ads featuring Jerry Seinfeld. The decision to drop the ads likely stemmed from the fact that most viewers just didn't get them. MS reps are spinning the decision to drop Seinfeld as "planned" and say that Seinfeld could be involved in future projects. The ads cost Microsoft in excess of $10 million.

Submission + - DivX Releases H.264 Decoder (

sexconker writes: DivX is finally jumping on the H.264 bandwagon with Project Remoulade.

Project Remoulade is an H.264 decoder and is designed to be highly scalable and compatible with just about any twisted form of the MPEG spec you can throw at it. In typical DivX fashion, we can expect a push to get this integrated into portable devices. We'll also probably see branding and profiles for set top boxes. Early info and benchmarks are at the link.

There's currently no word on a compressor implementation (the benchmarks were run against samples created with x.264), however.

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