Daily News Brief: Has DirectX 10.1 Gaming Arrived?

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Shalbatana

People aren't lazy recyclers. I spend an extra 1/2 hour on garbage each week just dealing with recycles. I don't expect any incentive or return either.

People don't recycle electronic parts because most don't know they can/should. I can count on one hand the number of friends and family I know that know to recycle electronics. Most of them read things like maxpc. And yes, he's right, most recycle places refuse to take most things...but won't give you a list of what they DO take....no profit for them. There's your lack of incentive.

AFA mac vs PC sales... how can you increase a market if everyone already owns one or more? No one owns a mac, so yes... with FCP, greater marketing and making themselves more like a PC in standard they will sell more. Means nothing.

There's no time like the future.

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horzo

Obviously the answer depends on where you live, but in the SF Bay Area it's pretty easy. There are 2-3 recycling centers that take everything from CRTs to random electronic parts within 10 miles of my house.

In addition, my garbage collection company schedules a few days throughout the year in which they'll pick up electronic junk from the curb.

Sad that this isn't common throughout the country.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well this has always been my motto.
If it's a problem I can't solve then get rid of it and make it someone elses problem.
Now there are all kinds of ways of doing this. You can throw your E-waste into those news paper dropoff bins that are in most WalMart parking lots across the nation.
The bins here in Phoenix have Swift Transportations name on them and I used to work for Swift so I have no problem giving them problems to solve. LOL.. but Serious. Really Serious. Do it.

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thinknoffcenter

where in God's name does AMD get off even attempting to produce a 12 core CPU when their current Quad core processors can't even measure up to Intel's current Quad cores. it's nice that AMD are forward thinking and all, but come on....better your current technology to be on par with your competitor before you decide to move on to something else, that's a much better business practice IMHO.

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Keith E. Whisman

Well Actually AMD has several markets that it is rather stable in. The server market and they make chips for other devices besides computers. Just like Intel.
Don't worry. AMD does not have all it's eggs in one bucket. That would be dumb and it would be difficult to find investers.
I think AMD is just doing what has been doing for many years. Remember that by the time you get a CPU in your PC that that CPU had been in research and development for many years. Not months but years. It's just about impossible to know two years down the road where your competition is. Now if they say they will have 12 core processors soon then they have been doing R&D on such processors for at least a year or so.

AMD is in no danger of disappearing. Neither is ATI. Remember Intel and Nvidia both have had bad runs. ATI has for the most part since competition between ATI and Nvidia began has trailed Nvidia's slowest highend pard. Remember Geforce3 and so on.

ATI has'nt disappeared. Although they were bought by AMD.

The only thing that I can think about that hurts AMD and ATI is that ATI is contracted to provide video processors to MS for the XBOX360. This means that ATI cannot retool all of their fab plants because they have to honor their contract with MS.
They still have to provide really old video processors to MS while I'm sure they would rather dedicate everything to newer technologies. Thats what sucks about Consoles.
On the other hand ATI make chipsets, processors for devices like cellphones, and they have a contract with The Emperor to provide the electronics for the tractor beam control center on The Deathstar.

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thinknoffcenter

my man you obviously missed my point...I realize that AMD does R&D for years, you can't just say "hey let's do 12 cores" and have it out in 6 months. the point was...if they have been in the R&D phase for a year or 2 with these dodeca-cores then they had to have taken the same steps with thier quad-core procs, and we all can see how that is panning out for them (that would be intel laughing while ripping a beefer in their face). Don't get me wrong...AMD is perfectly capable of achieving this feat, I was an avid AMD guy for years, my first build was an AMD box, but they have lost something in the past year or so.
As far as providing MS with Xbox 360 parts...they've been developed, all they have to do is manufacture them, the most they can do with them currently is maybe make them run more efficiently. which means they can dedicate plenty to newer technology, which is obviously what they are doing with the 6 - 12 core cpu's they wish to produce. But like I stated before, the current available technology is quad-core, and they are lagging behind on that, they need to perfect thier quad-cores so that they are a more attractive alternative to Intel. If thier current quads are the best they can do in this market then thier not gonna generate a lot of revenue from them, and hence forth will have less money to sink into R&D for 12 cores. Besides, what makes AMD think people will buy a 12 core cpu from them when they can't even do quad-core on par with Intel. Case and point....dedicate a little more time to bettering your current technology to give your customer base a little more faith in your products before trying to win them over with a new one, it's a better business practice, IMHO.

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nsvander

I for one do turn in my old TVs there have been a few of them, but for the more part, its almost impossible to recycle computer parts. In So-Cal more so OC, the local recycle places will not take computer or e-waste, and the one place that does will not computer components, it had to be an assembled computer. I cannot remember the last time I got rid of my entire machine tower and all. I think that the local refuse handlers/recyclers should setup a program for e-waste, or at the very least list a location for a suitable drop off area.

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Keith E. Whisman

Hey Australia that's normal fare here in the USA. We call people that do that a Lobbiest.
Tax evasion? Have you ever heard of a good tax? A just tax? Did'nt think so. I'm not defending the guy but come on. This isn't the fist time and it's not the last.

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