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SSDs win over hard drives in Battery Life

SSD DriveSSDs (Solid State Drives) are all the rage – no moving parts and expected reduced power consumption. Some tests have said that there is no power savings, other say there is – so Laptop Magazine took it into their own hands. Their results?

SSDs offer a small improvement in battery life. While this tiny improvement may not be enough to sell users on SSDs as power-saving devices, it is certainly enough to say that upgrading to SSD will not cost you any battery life and may provide you with more productive minutes as you wait shorter periods of time for programs to load or for your system to boot.

Hybrid Crossfire – Crossfire for the Masses

hybrid-crossfire-woman.jpgEnthusiasts all know that in order to run Crossfire, one needs at least two Crossfire-compatible Radeon Cards…right? Wrong. What if I tell you can run Crossfire with just one card? That’s right – Uno. Its true, but don’t cheer yet. Hybrid Crossfire is the name of the technology that can make it happen, but the question remains: would you want to?