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Not a surprise for those who have suffered from the issue, but a welcome admission nonetheless: Apple has now acknowledged that some recent MacBook Pro models contain faulty GeForce 8600M GT chips that cause video display problems. Dell and HP have already told customers similar stories. In a suppo...

October 10th 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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So now that HP's joined Dell in releasing information on which laptops have those defective NVIDIA GPUs, we can sort of piece together which chips are faulty -- and just as had been rumored, it looks like basically every Geforce 8600M and 8400M chip is affected. That's not good news for NVIDIA, whic...

July 31st 2008 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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NVIDIA's stock took a pretty big hit last week when it announced that "significant quantities" of "previous-generation" GPUs and mobile and communications processors were defective and that it would take a $250M charge against earnings to repair and replace the affected chips, but the company didn't...

July 10th 2008 at 3:07pm 0 Comments
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We know you Toshiba lovers out there have been twiddling your thumbs for weeks on end just waiting, praying, hoping that the beastly X205-SLI would get updated with a Penryn chip. Thankfully for all four of you, the wait is over. Announced today, Tosh is cranking out the 17-inch X205-SLi2 and X205-...

February 5th 2008 at 8:25am 0 Comments
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It looks like Anynote is hopping on the DirectX 10 bandwagon as well, as the company's 15.4-inch AL5600G stuffs a potent 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M under the hood alongside a few other respectable components. Beyond the widescreen WXGA display and GPU, users will find Intel's 965PM chipset, a 2GHz...

June 14th 2007 at 12:12am 0 Comments