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{ Monthly Archives } April 2011

AMD vs Intel – and the winner is…

In the ongoing battle between Advanced Micro Devices and Intel, the clear winner in just about every category is Intel.  Beginning several years ago with the introduction of their “Core” series of processors and continuing unabated to today with their i7 line, their processors run circles around AMD’s best, reducing AMD to the mid-range sector […]

The Simplest Solution to a Hot Problem

I have a nVidia GTX 470 video card. Here it is:   This video card, released by nVidia a year ago, is a monster. Composed of 512 stream processors (which themselves comprise 3 billion transistors) and manufactured on a 40nm process, it runs, let’s just say, a little hot. So when I first got it […]