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July 10, 2007
Filed Under (Hardware, News, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Excerpt from ExtremeTech

As with last April’s reductions, Monday’s cuts were applied to the company’s dual-core Athlon 64 X2 processors, all of which now fall in the sub-$200 range, as well as the Athlon 64 FX-70 series.
For instance, the Athlon 64 X2 6000+, AMD’s top-of-the-line model, now retails for $178 with the lower-end 4200+ and 4000+ models falling to $89 and $73, respectively.

AMD appears to have discontinued the 3800+ and 3600+ models altogether.

During its last microprocessor pricing update in April, AMD singled out the Athlon 64 FX and Athlon 64 X2 microprocessors as well.

The fastest Athlon 64 X2 processor, the 3.0-GHz 6000+, was previously priced at $241, slightly more expensive than Intel’s midrange E6400, a 2.13-GHz chip that sells for $224. Now at $178, it’s now significantly cheaper, though Intel too is expected to cut select CPU prices before Barcelona, AMD’s quad-core microarchitecture, is released.

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In a somewhat perplexing move, the two ultra-high end AMD Athlon 64 FX-70 processors, the FX-74 and FX-72, are now priced exactly the same—both at $599 according to AMD’s processor pricing page.

Previously, the FX-74 retailed for $799, and the new pricing structure may be an attempt to shed excess inventory before Barcelona is released.

Finally, AMD’s single-core Athlon 64 chips also took a price cut on Monday and now range from $48 for Athlon 64 3200+ to $78 for the Athlon 64 4000+.

For the budget-oriented, it should be noted that the Sempron line now retails for $31 for the 3200+ chip and moves up to $53 for the Sempron 3800+.

AMD’s mobile chip pricing remained unchanged on Monday.

Although Intel would not confirm, the chipmaker is reported to be cutting prices on its quad-core desktop and server chips on July 22, right before AMD’s expected Barcelona release in August.

This means that the current line up of AMD Desktop CPUs will be cheaper than before this. This is great time for buying a new PC and I think all those hardcore gamers can’t wait to get their hands on the latest Quadcore from AMD later this year.

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July 08, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Hardware, Tips and Tricks, Tech article) by syafthegeek

Laptops tend to lose their charm quickly when you’re constantly looking for the nearest power outlet to charge up. How do you keep your battery going for as long as possible? Here are 15 easy ways to do so.

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June 30, 2007
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Advanced Micro Devices in August will begin selling its quad-core “Barcelona” Opteron processors, models that answer Intel’s current products but soon will face stiffer competition.

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May 23, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Hardware, Tech article) by syafthegeek

You guys asked, “What about regular mid-range PSUs?” So we bought five power supplies at Newegg and then tested them to see if they would do what they were advertised to do. A melting fiery mess proves you get what you pay for. 5 PSU enter, 1 PSU leave.

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May 22, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Hardware, News) by syafthegeek

Now that Dell’s on the verge of shipping Ubuntu-installed computers, potential Linux converters could have some questions as to what they’re getting when they buy the package. Dell’s got some answers. Plus I think this is a good moves for Dell to encourage other users to use Linux right out of the box.

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May 18, 2007
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The terabyte era arrives, with Hitachi’s 5-platter, 10-head 7K1000 hard drive. ExtremeTech puts Hitachi’s latest hard drive on the bench and let you know how it performs.

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May 16, 2007
Filed Under (Digg Story, Hardware, Gadget) by syafthegeek

Wonder if you could wash your mouse and keyboard when you like to drink coffee at your desk? PCMag has reviewed Top 10 Washable Products and this could educate yourself about these peripherals and preventing from thousands of germs. It’s cool too because I don’t have to worry how can I wash my keyboard by plucking out every single key. ;)

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May 14, 2007
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Delivering a four-core foreshadowing of innovations to come for PC enthusiasts worldwide, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled the upcoming AMD Phenom processor family name and publicly demonstrated the first all-AMD enthusiast platform, codenamed “FASN8.” The industry’s only true quad-core client processors are expected to deliver the…..

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May 03, 2007
Filed Under (Paid post, Hardware, Gadget, Web Reviews) by syafthegeek

Nowadays digital cameras and camera phones have become a must have gadgets or device in our life. Since all of it have become digital, we never think about cost of processing film. But still we do need to view our digital picture like we view a normal picture on a frames. This where digital picture frames comes in. A gadget where you can view your digital picture on a digital photo frame without even to print it out.

DigitalFramez is an online store specializing in LCD digital photo frames. Their digital photo frame size range from 7 inch to 10 inch. Not only that this digital photo frame can view pictures but also can view a short movies and compatible with JPEG, MP4, DivX, AVI, MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4, MP3, WMA, WAV formats. How it works? Well it’s simple.

  1. Take your photos.
  2. Transfer your memory card into your Digital Photo Frame
  3. View your slideshow using the remote control.

Isn’t that cool. The standard memory card reader supports CF/XD/MS/SD/MMC cards and Digital Photo Frame also have a USB 2.0 connection for better compatibility. The remote control given allows you to access the settings much quicker so you can sit back and enjoy. ;)

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