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Computer buyers shopping for themselves or their graduates this year have plenty to be happy about: Prices are still shrinking, and performance is still increasing. Here's a rundown of options to consider when looking at a computer.
IBM announced Friday that it had laid off 100 employees at its Silicon Valley Laboratory in San Jose, part of the company's efforts to shed 10,000 to 13,000 jobs worldwide.
430MHz core, 1400MHz memory, 24 pipes
As for the specs, the Geforce 7800 GFX will be clocked at 430MHz core with 1400MHz memory. It will be equipped with 256MB of 256 bit memory, at least the version we are telling you about will be. It will also feature two DVI's, VIVO and HDTV support.
In a detailed briefing for analysts in New York on Friday, executives at Advanced Micro Devices painted the company as making "irreversible progress" into new architectures, specifically multicore microprocessors and 64-bit processing.
As hunger for storage grows unabated, hard drive makers are continuing to push storage capacity up, while keeping physical size down.
Earlier in the day ATI released their new Catalyst 5.6 drivers. These new Windows drivers offer such new features as mobile support, an improved Catalyst Control Center (CCC), re-vamped Catalyst AI for gamers, and several other intuitive features. However, we wouldn't be bringing you this article if there wasn't anything to share about the Linux side of things. Today we have a look at the entirely new ATI Linux driver installer and ATI Control Panel.
Fresh after getting publicly dumped by Apple Computer, IBM is taking new measures to spread its Power processors and make them a stronger competitor to Intel chips.
The mainframe is often viewed as a cobwebbed hunk of iron that's only good for housing legacy data. But in 2004, the year Big Iron turned 40, mainframe revenue actually grew by 44 percent compared with the year before. Without drastic measures, the mainframe and all the business-critical data it houses could someday become all but inaccessible.
SimHQ thought it would be of interest to our readers if we were to take an in-depth look at how Falcon 4 performs on AMD and Intel's new dual-core parts with some direct comparison benchmarking. In addition, we included high-end single-core processors from both companies to see how they would fare against the dual cores in both Falcon 4 and several non-threaded games.
IBM Corp. planned to reveal key details of its highly anticipated "Cell" microprocessors Wednesday as part of the company's effort to support open-source computing designs.
This year has seen the arrival of many new interesting technologies such as PCI Express and DDR2. Yet to this day SLI still remains by far the most hyped about technology. SLI was designed by NVIDIA and allows two select graphics cards to work together. The results have been good, leaving us to wonder who really does offer the best SLI performance, AMD or Intel.
While Apple Computer Inc.'s new embrace of Intel Corp. microprocessors leaves IBM in the cold, the news really isn't bad for Big Blue, which may have found the Apple account more trouble than it was worth.
Lenovo Monday unveiled a version of the ThinkPad X41 laptop device that incorporates a Tablet PC functionality.
AMD, it is trapped in a vicious circle of supply and demand. AMD wants to supply its chips, but OEMs need enough quantity to cover the millions of PCs they retail annually.
When Intel Corp. site location managers gather later this year to decide where they want to build their next $2 billion chip manufacturing plant, they'll have no shortage of prospects looking for their business.