Memory & Storage Space, VR World

US economy melted down, but people bought TVs like there’s no tomorrow

If we read the papers and check our wallets, US economy is in deep turmoil, and the ripple effect spans across the globe. But, good to see that consumer confidence is still on a high, since LCD and Plasma TVs market their best quarter in history. You’ve read it correctly. According to a brand new market research report made by DisplaySearch, Americans bought more than 10 million TV units in Q3’08, marking an increaseof 6% QoQ and 12% YoY, beating Q4’07 (record for now). So, economy might be in shambles, but people want to see America’s Got Talent. Most popular screen size is 32″, in

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Hardware

Overclock the DDR2 memory and win serious money in Gigabyte’s challenge

I woke up this morning to an MSN message from Rita (Gigabyte’s marketing lady from the City of Angels, CA), challenging me to join the GigaByte’s “Can You Beat the Pros” competition. The competiton is quite simple – all you need to do is either beat or come close enough to world record in DDR2 memory clock, set by Fugger and Vapor (hint: Fugger is actually on the right, while Vapor is on the left – for those unaware of these legends of overclcok). Actual world record is set at 1508 “MHz” (Megatransfers/second sounds more realistic), or 754 MHz DDR, which brought my memories to

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Hardware

UPDATE: 55nm GT206 GPU powers both GTX290 and Quadro FX 5800

The honor of being the first product powered by 55nm G200-302 chip (a.k.a. GT206/212) went to Quadro FX 4800/5800, products that launched with a lot of fanfare earlier today. Besides Quadro FX 4800 and 5800, the new 55nm GPU will also power GeForce GTX 270 and 290. Essentially, we’re talking about the same parts. Quadro FX 4800 is nothing more but GTX270 with double the amount of video memory, while Quadro FX 5800 is equal to GTX290, but with four times the video memory. ATI is not sleeping, as the company is preparing an RV790 part , beefed-up version of already existing RV770 chip. G200-302

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