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AMD's New Flagship HD 6970 Tested 152

I.M.O.G. writes "Today AMD officially introduces their newest flagship GPU, the Radeon HD 6970, hot on the heels of the Radeon HD 6870 released at the end of October, then the NVIDIA GTX 580 in early November, which is Nvidia's current flagship card. Initial testing and overclocking results are publishing at first tier review sites now. While the HD 6970 is a strong performer and the price point is outstanding for consumers, the GTX 580 retains the flagship crown while the AMD 5970 keeps the single card performance crown with its dual GPUs on a single card."

Submission + - Futuremark Releases 3DMark11 (overclockers.com)

neersign writes: Futuremark just announced the release of a new version of their flagship benchmarking app, 3DMark. It received the moniker 3DMark11 mostly for it's reliance on DirectX11, but it is being released curiously close to the year 2011, too.
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Submission + - ASUS Crosshair IV Extreme Review (overclockers.com)

hokiealumnus writes: A review of ASUS' premier AMD motherboard, the Crosshair IV Extreme, complete with sub-zero testing! It worked very well with standard air cooling but in its element, with dry ice cooling it managed to push a Phenom II x6 1090T to an impressive 5.5 GHz. If you are an extreme overclocker that wants to bench AMD and has the cash to throw down, do not hesitate for one minute. You will not be disappointed.

Submission + - Thermalright Announces Archon Heatsink (overclockers.com)

mdcomp writes: Today, Thermalright announced the Archon heatsink, a new tower CPU cooler. The cooler is thinner than standard tower heatsinks, which Thermalright claims will eliminate compatibility issues with large memory heatspreaders. Boasting compatibility with Intel’s 1156 and 1366 sockets, the Archon also comes with the same AMD bracket system as the Venomous X. Also included is a 140mm TY-140 fan, but users can mount their own 120 or 140mm fan.
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Submission + - AMD Radeon 6000 Series, Llano, Set to Debut (overclockers.com)

neersign writes: O ATI, ATI, wherefore art thou ATI? A cheap Shakespearean knock-off reference doesn’t really do justice to the way AMD has positioned itself currently with the pending Radeon 6000 series release along with its line of ”Llano” APUs But then, I’m not really much of a writer, and this ain’t no renaissance. AMD has closed the book on its successful history with ATI branding by recently folding ATI into the AMD name as one in the same. In doing so, the dramatic timing and importance of this shift is AMD making a statement that should not go discounted. They are saying AMD is bold. AMD is confident. AMD is ready to ring in a new era, changing the landscape upon which the game is played.

Submission + - A Visual History Chart Graphics Cards (overclockers.com)

mdcomp writes: When I was little I had a fast 3D card...Or I didn't? Wait wait wait...when I bought my first VooDoo, just when it appeared on the market, it was 1995...or 1996...or was it even 1997? Well, enough googling for dates and other info, all you need to do is look at the chart!
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Slackware 13.1 Released 155

Several readers made sure we are aware that Slackware 13.1 release is out. Here's the list of mirrors. "Slackware 13.1 brings many updates and enhancements, among which you'll find two of the most advanced desktop environments available today: Xfce 4.6.1, a fast and lightweight but visually appealing and easy-to-use desktop environment, and KDE 4.4.3, a recent stable release of the new 4.4.x series of the award-winning KDE desktop environment."

Comment Re:Ya this was a horrible test (Score 1) 849

i agree the test should be "which sounds correct", not "better". They should also test and record with a mic first to prove that what the subjects are hearing is in fact different. If you play two mp3 tracks and people say "none sound like the original", then you know people can detect the loss due to compression. Which is also an argument for buying better equipment to play audio on. In theory, the more expensive the audio equipment, the more accurate the reproduced audio should be, just like FLAC should be able to reproduce the original audio better than mp3 at any bitrate. Which is why it's important to listen to the audio equipment in the store first, to make sure you are spending your money in a way that goes with your listening preference.

Comment don't whip it out (Score 1) 695

Apart from not bringing the laptop to class, how about you don't take it out during class? If people don't see it, they won't know it's there and they won't ask to use it. I'd bet they are already trained on asking you so they'll ask you for a few weeks even if they don't see it, but keep saying "sorry i didn't bring it" and soon they'll learn to rely on other resources.

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