Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 lauches in November. First Penryn CPU built on 45nm Fabrication Process

In the next few days (12th November) Intel will be releasing its Core 2 Extreme QX9650 CPU, its new high end processor. This is the first Intel chip based built on the 45nm fabrication process, and it is also the first chip based on the Penryn core,, the successor of the Merom core.

The Core 2 Extreme QX9650 is clocked at 3GHz with 1333MHz front side bus and 6MB of L2 Cache per core die making 12MB in total. UK price will be around £650 (inc. VAT) or in the US $999 (ex. Tax).

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NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with G92 architecture

It quite a good week if you are a PC Gamer. As of yesterday (29/10/07) Nvidia has started shipping its revised GeForce 8800 GT based on the new G92 architecture that uses the 65nm fabrication process, as opposed to the G80 architecture(90nm). The GeForce 8800 GT is designed to be a midrange card costing between $200 and $250 but with the new architecture they have managed to produce a card somewhere between the 2 high end cards, the 8800 GTS and GTX.

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Moore’s Law, the limitations of transistors and the 45nm fabrication process basics(ish)

Ok so I am planning on doing a couple of posts about the new Nvidia 8800 GT Graphics Processor, and the new Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650. Two of the important features of these products is the reduction in Fabrication process size. The Intel Core 2 Extreme QX9650 has moved to the 45nm Fabrication process from 65nm and the Nvidia 8800 GT has moved from the 90nm Fabrication Process to 65nm. So the reason for this post is what the hell is the Fabrication Process and why is it good for our CPUs/GPUs?

The simple answer is that the smaller the fabrication processes then the more transistors you can fit on each chip, and the more transistors you have the faster the technology you are producing can run. The other advantage is that shrinking a 65-nanometre design to 45-nanometres would result in a die that is less than half the size allowing a manufacturer to reduce the power consumption and heat dissipation of the chip

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Sony 4GB Cyber-shot DSC-T2 with 2.7-inch touch panel announced

Sony's newest member of the stylish Cyber-shot T-series line has been announced, and you can now do away with them pesky memory cards. The Cyber-shot DSC-T2 will is a 8-megapixel camera with a whopping 4 gigabytes of internal memory. That should last you about 1,300 full-res photos before you need to resort to external memory cards.

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Samsung G800 with 5-Mpx camera officially unveiled

Today Samsung Electronics has unveiled a 5-megapixel handset G800. In addition to 5-megapixel camera with 3x optical zoom and xenon flash it features 3G support and HSDPA technology. The camera functions include face recognition, panoramic and macro modes, new graphical user’s interface draws the G800 closer to digital still cameras. Samsung G800 is expected to hit the stores (starting from Europe) in November 2007. Pictures follow.

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Nokia N810 due for Christmas – Pictures and Thoughts

Recently Engadget managed to get a hands on with the N810. If you are in the dark then this is Nokia's Internet Tablet phone, and the successor to the N800. It apparently will have the Mozilla browser, full GPS and room to expand storage to 10GB. There is also a huge 4″ screen and, the major improvement from the N800, a full qwerty keyboard. It is expected in the UK before Christmas and should retail for about £299 minus SIM.

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$80 Brown Factory Refurbished Zune

Yesterday Engadget posted that that factory refurbished 1st Gen 30GB Brown Zunes will be available for $80! Now take into account that the original Zunes are getting a firmware update that give you the same functionality as the new Zunes and you have yourself one hell of a bargain. The only problem I have no … Read more

World’s Most Expensive Watches

After my post about the 24 Karot Mac Book Pro I feel the need for some more Bling. I personally love watches, when I finally become a a billionaire I will most likely collect them, however I despise over the top jewelry I think all these Footballers and Celebrities wearing diamond encrusted watches look like d**ks. Anyway despite my feelings towards celebrities fashion choices here is a list of some of the the worlds most expensive watches.

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Peaple with more money than taste – Gold Plated MacBook Pro

So if your a Premiership Football player or a Lottery winner this may be of some interest to you Computer Choppers will Pimp out your MacBook Pro with 24 Karat gold plating. At a bargain basement price of $1200-$1500 how could you say no? The price also includes having the keyboard painted to match up and if a 24 Karat Mac is not ostentatious enough for you, you can have a diamond studded logo of your choice to replace the apple.

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Zune 2 and Flash Zune Official also Zune 1 gets updated.

The next generation of the Microsoft Zune has been officially announced. This time there are 3 versions, the first a $249 80GB Hard Drive model, Second a 8Bb flash based model, and lastly a 4Gb flash model.

The new features include, wireless syncing with your computer automatically when within Wi-Fi range, a new touch sensitive pad (ipod esque) and videos in Zune Market place.

There are also reports that the Zunes sharing feature will be expanded to allow the sharing of other media, media will be viewable in the h.264 and MPEG4 file formates.

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