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Computex 2007 Previews New Hardware 25

MojoKid writes "The always humongous Computex show in Taipei is just about to go full swing and previews of some interesting new technologies are already springing up. Intel's new generation of P35 and X38 motherboard chipsets have spurred a bunch of new products, like this new SFF PC from Shuttle and the IX38 QuadGT motherboard from Abit that looks promising. Of course AMD has their new platform arsenal on display as well, like these 690G motherboards from Gigabyte. All told, Computex looks to be a tidal wave of tech for PC geeks."
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Computex 2007 Previews New Hardware

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  • by RealityProphet ( 625675 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @08:12AM (#19394563)
    I hear there's a 1 in 5 chance this article's crap.
  • I'm having a hard time getting it up for this nerd porn. 1.3GHz front side bus? 1.6GHz memory? And people are going to notice this [other than in extra power consumption?]

    • by alen ( 225700 )
      you'll notice when /. comes up .1 seconds faster
      • hehehehe. I'm sure the new gear *is* faster, but at which point do you just stop noticing? If a page renders in 19ms instead of 20ms, it is faster, but would you notice and is it worth the extra power consumption?

        • Re: (Score:3, Insightful)

          by MrNemesis ( 587188 )

          Sheesh, half of my fiddling time with new computers is finding ways to get the power consumtpion down. My flatmate just inherited a top-end gaming rig (Core2 Extreme, 2GB "gamer" RAM, 8800GTX, 2xRaptors in RAID0) and is saying it only seems marginally faster than his previous Celeron/1GB/6600GT which had a lower power draw at full pelt than this new hulk does at idle. Most users have already stopped noticing (miniscule) speed improvements and only believe a machine is faster because the marketing s
        • But if a video renders in 40 seconds instead of four minutes, it does make a difference.

          Also important for running simulations, i.e. for FPGA development, and autorouting, and other _Real_ _Work_ computer uses.
  • by simong ( 32944 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @08:22AM (#19394667) Homepage
    yet another article fails like a big faily thing. There will be far more interesting things at Computex when it opens than half built PCs. Like... err... hmmm, give me a minute...
  • DFI told us that this board is just a reference design and that the board that we'll see come to market will have a unique cooler design that will be very impressive. I can't wait to install one of these babies in my machine then take off the covers and see the ugly insides 24/7. The noise, the wires, the dust accumulating! I think I need a bigger cooler cause I'm getting so hot
    • by Aladrin ( 926209 )
      So you think that the only way a 'unique cooler design' could be impressive is to -look- cool? How very sad. The only thing that could impress most geeks is to get the CPU/GPU/ambient an extra few degrees cooler. THAT is impressive.
  • by gEvil (beta) ( 945888 ) on Tuesday June 05, 2007 @08:36AM (#19394793)
    How long until I can get myself an IG88 motherboard?
  • the 250 page review of the same old review of faster speed, larger capacity and lower prices on teh Tom's Hardware review!

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