performance

Wed
07
Nov
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DriverScanner 2013 Review

Update 2013/05/08: We've contacted Uniblue and have finagled a generous 33% discount for DriverScanner 2013 for our readers (deal ends May 24, 2013). The discount link is at the end of the review; the discount is also enabled if you download the ... trial and purchase directly through the program. If you're in a hurry and know this software to be as useful as I do, you can go straight to the discount page by clicking here . Otherwise, please take a few minutes to read the review below, and then decide. -- Ever wonder why your PC gets balky, slows down, or fails to operate the way you want? One of ... (view more)

Fri
21
Sep
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Auslogics BoostSpeed 5 Review

Note from Dennis: At the end of the review, we're offering 20% discount for Infopackets readers. I get asked all the time "Why is my PC slow?" The answer, of course, is usually complex and may depend on a number of factors. But, for the most part, ... the culprit is due to repeated installation and removal of software programs to a system over a period of time. For example: a once pristine PC (brand new, untouched) from the factory can perform flawlessly. The same PC after a few months of use will start to lag. And, after a year or two, that same PC will surely suffer major performance ... (view more)

Thu
26
Jul
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Windows 8 Renders Images, Video, Text Much Faster

There's no doubt that Microsoft's biggest hurdle in convincing people to buy Windows 8 is showing them why the new operating system (OS) is better than Windows 7. The software giant has been working hard for many months to accomplish this task. Now ... the firm has identified an important way Windows 8, which is officially due in retail stores on October 26, 2012, stands apart from its critically-acclaimed predecessor: better graphics performance. In a recent post on the Building Windows 8 blog, Microsoft graphics group program manager Rob Copeland carefully outlined the performance benefits ... (view more)

Mon
18
Jun
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Vizio Windows 7 PCs Ship Bloatware-Free

American television manufacturer Vizio has revealed a collection of new Windows 7-based laptop and desktop PCs. This launch marks the company's first venture into building stand-alone computers for the PC market. Included in the recently unveiled ... products are two thin, lightweight laptop computers, one larger and more powerful laptop, and two all-in-one desktop PCs. Pricing starts at $898. Bloatware Banned from Vizio PCs Vizio's plan to set itself apart from major rivals, like Dell, Hewlett-Packard (HP), and Acer, is a subtle but potentially effective one. The company's most visible ... (view more)

Mon
17
Jan
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New AMD Chip to Change Perceptions of Netbooks

Thought you knew netbooks? Hardware producer Lenovo is determined to change that. The company says its newest line-up of ultraportable netbooks will boast portability as well as power. For most of their brief history, netbooks have been little more ... than compact, lightweight web browsing and word processing tools with minimal performance capabilities. For many consumers, that's been just fine. Netbooks perform these basic functions (which, let's face it, are probably the most important things a computer can do) admirably, and in most cases they cost less than $500. Changing the Way Consumers ... (view more)

Wed
23
Dec
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FTC Targets Intel with Antitrust Claims

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently filed a lawsuit against Intel Corporation, alleging that the computer chip manufacturer waged a systematic campaign to shut out its rivals by cutting off their access to the marketplace. In doing so, ... the FTC believes that Intel deprived consumers of choice and innovation, and that Intel's anti-competitive tactics were designed to stop competitive products that threatened its monopoly in the CPU (Central Processing Unit) microchip market. (Source: ftc.gov ) Success at the Expense of Consumers According to the FTC complaint, Intel's strategy ... (view more)

Mon
21
Dec
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'Advanced Shortcuts Composer', and 'Visual Performance Analyzer'

Advanced Shortcuts Composer With Advanced Shortcuts Composer, you can create shortcuts to run programs with a pre-defined destination, priority and keyboard hotkeys to activate. The program offers a variety of different customization features, and ... just might be one of the best new programs for increasing productivity on your PC. http://www.vasilios-free.gr Visual Performance Analyzer Visual Performance Analyzer (VPA) is an Eclipse-based performance visualization toolkit. Profile Analyzer provides a powerful set of graphical and text-based views that allow users to narrow down performance ... (view more)

Wed
29
Jul
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MS, Intel Could Double Windows 7 Performance

A new report from a popular tech blog suggests that Windows 7 will have an enormously beneficial impact on several industries, but perhaps none more than PC hardware manufacturers, including AMD, Nvidia, and especially processor titan Intel. ... According to a recent report from CNET News, Windows 7 "will be more than just a better interface." Instead, its very technical design will make chips from several popular hardware makers more efficient than current systems loaded with Windows XP or the much-maligned Vista. Opportunities to Optimize Windows 7 The greatest beneficiary of Microsoft's new ... (view more)

Wed
04
Feb
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IBM to build World's Fastest Computer by 2012

It seems as if IBM will retain its reputation as manufacturers of the most efficient supercomputers in the world. The multinational corporation revealed plans for an entirely new supercomputer concept that would shatter current speed-to-task ... records. If all goes according to plan, 2012 would be the year in which the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California boots up an IBM BlueGene machine capable of reaching 20 petaflops of performance. What can 20 petaflops of performance do? The system itself (called the Sequoia) will be able to handle a quadrillion mathematical ... (view more)

Tue
23
Sep
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'SmitFraud Fix', and 'Performance Monitor'

SmitFraud Fix SmitFraud Fix is an anti-spyware tool that removes common Desktop Hijack malware, including: Advanced Antivirus, AdwarePunisher, AdwareSheriff, AlphaCleaner, AntiSpyCheck, AntiSpyware Expert, Antispyware Soldier, AntiVermeans, ... AntiVermins, AntiVerminser, AntiVirGear, Antivirus 2009, AntiVirus Lab 2009, Antivirus Master, Antivirus XP 2008, AntivirusGolden, AVGold, Awola, BraveSentry, IE Defender, Internet Antivirus, MalwareCrush, MalwareWipe, MalwareWiped, MalwaresWipeds, MalwareWipePro, MalwareWiper, Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, PestCapture, PestTrap, Power Antivirus, ... (view more)

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