"A Finnish analyst has got together some facts and figures which he thinks proves that Android will kill off PCs. Horace Dediu said that iOS and Android devices are considered to be substitutes for personal computers and the PC market is going to collapse. Dediu runs Asymco which sells software development and consulting services for companies interested in deploying mobile applications. However he has come up with a lot of numbers and graphs to prove his point. His rise and fall of personal computing compares PCs to Macs, iOS and Android devices in shipped units and market share.."
"Assuming you have viewed the video or do not mind spoilers, AMD is actually showing off Trinity running Dirt 3 live in DirectX 11 and converting videos using Arcsoft MediaConverter on two different monitors. While impressive as it is, AMD later reveals these two monitors are actually driven by a notebook, which itself is running a video (a possible poke at Intel's botched Ivy Bridge demo).
"An Accelerator Series SSD cache drive doesn't replace your hard drive — it just makes it faster. Installation takes just minutes. There are no configuration hassles and you'll start to experience the improvement immediately... Using an Accelerator Series™ solid-state cache drive can boost your system's read and write performance up to 5x compared to using a hard drive alone. Just add the cache drive to your system, download and install the intelligent caching software, and start enjoying faster boot times and quicker file access..."
"AMD's highly anticipated flagship 28nm single-GPU card, the Radeon HD 7970, has now officially become available from Newegg nearly twenty-four hours before its official launch. The 28nm Tahiti-based GPU is available from six different add-in board partners - Sapphire, PowerColor, HIS, ASUS, XFX and Gigabyte - with a price range between $549 and $599 and approximately $8 dollar shipping within the continental United States."
"Additional changes for upcoming update of Rage: Resolves some new texture corruption issues introduced by the latest version of the game. Improved performance ~5%. Smoother game play and reduces multicore sync points. Fixed mapbuffer failures when switching maps on 32-bit systems. Fixed a game crash when switching maps back and forth on 32 and 64bit systems."
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"AMD has rolled out its final Catalyst driver update for this year, Catalyst 11.12 WHQL. The new Catalyst 11.12 driver pack supports all the cards since Radeon HD 2000 series as well as some APU graphics, FireStream and chipset products since Radeon 3000 series. It includes AMD display driver version 8.92, Hydravision, Southbrige/IXP driver as well as AMD Catalyst Control Center and AMD Vision Engine Control Center version 8.92."
"Advanced Micro Devices said that making special-purpose GPU-based accelerators compatible with CPU sockets makes no sense. The approach proposed by AMD is vastly different from the one that is allegedly offered by its arch-rival, Intel Corp., which recently demonstrated its Knights Corner accelerator in an LGA form-factor that is used for microprocessors.
"As 2011 winds down, our lovely Lisa Kaye's year reign comes to an end. In order to properly send her off to bigger and better things, we've commissioned Smooth Creations to airbrush her likeness onto one of our most popular cases, the ATCS 840. Instead of taking the prize and running, Lisa has kindly offered this one of a kind creation to one lucky winner worldwide. On top of this great prize, there will also be ten winners selected that each will receive one of our ten mystery prize offerings.
All, To say we’re pleased with the response that the P280 and Eleven Hundred chassis have been receiving would be an understatement but we’re not settling. We have heard the feedback you and your readers have given us regarding the USB 3.0 internal connector. Specifically, some users who are interested in the P280/Eleven Hundred may not have this connector and wouldn’t be able to take advantage of two of the ports on the case.
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