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AMD throws down the GPU gauntlet with Radeon HD 6990M

"AMD has upped the stakes in the mobile GPU game for notebooks my tossing the new HD 6990M onto the market. The new mobile GPU is the fastest single mobile graphics processor in the world according to AMD. The 6990M was measures at 25% faster than other enthusiast level notebook GPUs according to AMD. The GPU also supports CrossFireX technology. The GPU also supports dual Graphics with a combination of multiple Radeon GPUs or a Radeon GPU and an AMD APU."

DisplayPort-To-HDMI Cables Illegal, Could Be Recalled

"The licensing company overseeing the HDMI specification has confirmed that some Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapters are illegal, and could be recalled. However, the existing spec "contemplates" a cable connector that would be equivalent to the existing products on the market, which include a male DisplayPort connector and a female HDMI connector. That may make any legal issues largely moot, especially if the existing cables are formally brought under the spec's umbrella."

MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final - Setting Up & Some Setups

"See the whacky setups contestants assemble for the MSI Master Overclocking Arena 2011 Asia Pacific Final. It's finally gearing up, alright!.."

Building a better quantum computer with lasers and (impure) diamonds

"If the development of a quantum computer were like motor racing, then we would currently be in the twisty-turny bit that comes before we barrel over the mountain and hit the long, fast straightaway. We know the requirements for quantum computing; we even know systems that kinda-sorta meet these requirements. But no existing quantum computing architecture—that is, how we make quantum bits (qubits) and perform operations on them—is really all that satisfying. If you don't even know which materials are best for building a quantum computer, it makes progress awfully slow..."

HP Japan gets AKB48 to promote PCs as “HP Support Angels”

"Forget about other brands if you a AKB48 fan. HP Japan, together with AKB48 is launching a campaign to promote their PCs as HP Support Angels. Join Oshima Yuko and eight other AKB48 girls as they share with you interesting aspects of having a HP PC or notebook, powered by Intel’s 2nd generation Core processors."

AMD FX-8130P pushed to 5.1GHz on air

"A Czech bloke has managed to get hold of a Bulldozer engineering sample and run it through its paces. He ran a couple of tests and pushed the 3.8GHz FX-8130P to 5.1GHz, on air and with at a core voltage of 1.524V."

The AMD A8-3850 Review: Llano on the Desktop

"AMD is looking to change that with the arrival of its first Fusion APUs. These APUs marry one or more AMD x86 cores with dozens if not hundreds of Radeon "cores" on a single die. While today the APU is little more than a cohabitation of these two computing architectures, the end goal is something far more integrated.."

IBM reports advances in new memory technology

"The technology is called phase-change memory, or PCM, which is seen as an alternative to flash. Flash has proved popular for use in mobile devices but is considered to have limitations, such as in high-end business infrastructure. IBM on Thursday said it has developed a PCM chip that effectively can double a device's memory capacity--in comparison to other PCM chips--while maintaining a low error rate. PCM chips can experience problems the longer the data are stored..."

CPU-Z 1.58 released

"CPU-Z 1.58 is (at last) released. This version includes the following additions :

CommunicAsia / BroadcastAsia 2011: Booth Babes and Exhibitors

"Today, we visited CommunicAsia 2011 with various indistries showcasing their products and technologies. However, It is no surprise that with every trade show or event, there is a certain warmth in the midst of cold hardware. And they are the booth babes and exhibitors of CommunicAsia 2011. They carry a lovely smile to to the attendees and visitors, bringing up the mood of the event."

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