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Intel Core i7 CPU Scaling with HD 6850 in Crossfire - Intel Core i7 CPU Scaling with HD 6850 in Crossfire
Sat, December 18 2010 | 4:03PM | PermaLink Feedback?
"In our video card benchmarks we run a $1,000 980X at 4.2GHz and while we understand that it’s not a CPU most people use, there’s a logical reason behind it. When we benchmark cards we want to make sure that we don’t hit a CPU limitation and limit the maximum performance of a possible setup. So, to make sure that doesn’t happen, we overclock our CPU as much as possible. Today, though, we’re going to mix it up a bit. Instead of testing different video cards, we’ll be looking at our 980X at a number of different speeds. We’ve recently tested the HD 6850 in Crossfire and loved the performance it offers. What we love more, though, is the price. If you’re paying out $400 for a video card setup the chances are you’re not putting over double that on the CPU, which is something we completely understand. So what we’ve done today is grabbed our 980X, disabled a couple of cores and started testing performance at a number of different speeds. Sure, more CPU is better; but how much better? - What kind of CPU should you be buying for a setup like the HD 6850 in Crossfire?"
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Speck CorePack Fly Laptop Messenger Bag Review  - Speck CorePack Fly Laptop Messenger Bag Review
Mon, March 15 2010 | 4:00PM | PermaLink Feedback?
One of the biggest pains of traveling is going through security. I hate having to always take my laptop out of my bag. Usually my bag is stuffed with gear so its always a struggle to get it out without something getting into the way. Lately we have seen many companies come out with “checkpoint safe” laptop bags that make it so you don’t have to take out your laptop when going through security. The thing about these bags is that they are noit attractive at all. This is where Speck comes in with the CorePack Fly bag, which is available in 2 very attractive colors."
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