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AMD Radeon HD 6700: Twice the Horsepower

"AMD hasn't officially announced anything with regards to the next generation Radeon HD series. We know it's coming, but there's no official word on models, specifications or clock speeds yet. What we do have are potential leaks and the speculation that comes with all of that. This chart has been leaked from two different sources showing the performance leap that will come from the Radeon HD 6700 "Barts" series.

Direct3D 10/11 Natively Implemented on Linux

"Gamers on Linux are used to there being a limited choice of 3D APIs. OpenGL is an excellent cross-platform solution, but a lot of development these days are on Direct3D – which is from Microsoft and obviously not on Mac OS X or Linux. Well, not on Linux until this week. Luca Barbieri made a commit with news of native Direct3D 10/11 support into Gallium, with an eventual goal of running Windows games in Wine." | more

Intel Charging $50 to Unlock CPU's

Another questionable idea from Intel this year. How long before someone hacks the codes and everyone upgrades extra power for free?

ATI Catalyst 10.7a Beta Adds AA in StarCraft 2

Anti-aliasing can now be enabled for StarCraft II.

Apple Ditches Nvidia, Goes ATI-only for Desktops

If you take a closer look at the Mac Pro and iMac refreshes this week, you'll notice that Apple has ditched Nvidia graphic parts in favor of strictly choosing ATI GPUs.

From a technology perspective, Nvidia right now has the shinier bullet point list with its Fermi-based chips, but all iMac and Mac Pro options are comprised of ATI's Evergreen family.

Intel to Stunt Overclocking on Sandy Bridge CPUs

This could be the end of the line...

Are you a fan of Intel CPUs but also love overclocking? Then there may be a reason to not look forward to the upcoming Sandy Bridge. 

According to slides shown by Hong Kong-based HKEPC's YouTube channel, Sandy Bridge will have a single single internal clock generator issuing the basic 100MHz base clock that'll run for the USB, SATA, PCI, PCI-E, CPU cores, Uncore, and RAM.

Steam Banning Innocent MW2 Players, Maybe

Is Valve banning innocent gamers? That's what disgruntled Modern Warfare 2 gamers have been claiming over the past week. Apparently Valve's Anti-Cheat software (VAC)--built into Steam--is kicking out MW2 gamers for alleged cheats.

20 Must-See Games And Components From E3

"What better way to kick off Microsoft's press conference than with a little first-person shooter action from Treyarch and Activision? Serving as the seventh entry in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops blew us away with intense gameplay and awesome visuals.

Intel to Settle With FTC, Maybe Ease Up on Nvidia

Intel and Nvidia are currently locking horns over what's fair business. Nvidia claims that Intel priced its Atom processors as prohibitively expensive when purchased not in conjunction with an Intel chipset. This deterred computer makers from pairing the Atom with Nvidia's Ion chipset, which granted the CPU access to a the GeForce 9400M.

Seagate HDD Sends RSS Feeds

Seagate announced the newest addition to its GoFlex family of external hard drives: the GoFlex Home line. The new models are focused on the mainstream user, allowing for additional storage space to at-home networks. Users simply connect the drive to a wireless router via an Ethernet cable.

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