All posts tagged "News"

  • Samsung PC-TV Combo LCD Monitors

    Samsung Electronics will roll out two liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor models for desktop PCs that can receive TV broadcasts with a simple TV cable plug-in. Customers needed to buy and install separate PC video cards for their desktop PCs to watch TV broadcasts with previous flat panel monitors. Samsung’s new SyncMaster LCD monitors can

  • Forceware 56.55 Drivers Tested

    Pentium 4 EE 3.2Ghz ABIT Siluro GeForce FX 5900 Detonator 53.03 Detonator 56.55 3DMark2001SE 17408 17182 3DMark2003 5858 5840 3DMark2003 Pixel Shader 34.3 43.5 Aquamark 3 45857 46117 UT2003 Demo (Flyby) 251.8 247.8 UT2004 Demo (ONS-Torlan) 94.4 91.6 SplinterCell 1.2b (1_1_1_Tbilisi) 62.7 60.3 Serious Sam SE 1.5b (VRZ Demo) 113.7 116.5 Quake III Arena (Demo004)

  • ASUS Upcoming Motherboards

    ASUS P5AD2 : i925X+ICH6R, LGA775, PCI-E, Dual DDR-II ASUS P5GD2 : i915P+ICH6R, LGA775, PCI-E, Dual DDR-II ASUS P5GD1 : i915P+ICH6R, LGA775, PCI-E, Dual DDR-I ASUS P4GD1 : i915P+ICH6R, µPGA478, PCI-E, Dual DDR-I ASUS P5GD2-VM : i915G+ICH6R, LGA775, PCI-E, Dual DDR-II ASUS P5SDC : SiS656 + SiS965, LGA775, PCI-E, Dual DDRI/DDRII ASUS P5VD1 : VIA PT890

  • Elpida Ships 1GB DDR2 SO-DIMM

    Elpida today announced that it has shipped the first 1 Gigabyte DDR2 small-outline dual in-line memory module (SO-DIMM) that brings low-power, high-density, high-performance and small form-factor benefits to notebook PC applications. Separately, Elpida has also shipped samples of its 256 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM device that will be utilized in server and desktop applications requiring lower

  • AMD CPUs Price Cut

        Old Price New Price % Drop Opteron 800 Models Model 848 3,199 1,514 53 Model 846 2,149 1,165 46 Model 844 1,299 873 33 Model 842 999 698 30 Model 840 749 698 7 Opteron 200 Models Model 248 913 851 7 Model 246 794 690 13 Model 244 455 455 - Model

  • Intel Mobile Celeron Price Cut

    Mobile Celeron Old Price New Price % Drop 2.50GHz 149 134 10 2.40GHz 134 112 16 2.20GHz 112 96 14

  • ATi Desktop/Mobile GPU Roadmap

        Q2 2004 H2 2004 Desktop High End R420 (AGP 8X) R423 (PCI Express x16) R480 (PCI Express x16) Mainstream RV380 (PCI Express x16) RV410 (AGP8X, PCI Express x16) Budget RV370 (PCI Express x16) Mobile High End R423 Derivative (PCI Express x16) Mainstream RV380 Derivative (M11?) Budget RV370 Derivative (M10+?) DirectX Class DX 9.0c

  • Intel Clackamas Technology (CT) Compatible w/ AMD 64-bit Chips

    Intel will probably face questions about its anticipated plans to create chips that function like the Opteron processor from AMD, but it is fairly likely that the company won’t face a lawsuit from AMD. Because of the details of a lengthy 1995 legal settlement between Intel and AMD, Intel can in all probability create and

  • Intel To Unveil Florence Digital Home Concept

    Intel plans to unveil next week a prototype consumer portable computer that blurs the line between desktops and notebooks by shedding the traditional clamshell laptop design. The prototype, which acts like an all-in-one desktop, will be one of three models unveiled at Intel’s annual spring developer conference in San Francisco. Two concept business notebooks will

  • IBM 90nm, SOI, Strained Silicon Chip

    IBM today announced it has developed a new method of manufacturing low power, high performance microprocessors using an industry-first combination of silicon-on-insulator (SOI), strained silicon and copper wiring technologies. IBM is putting the technique immediately to work in volume 90 nanometer production at its 300mm manufacturing facility. Powered by 58 million transistors, 64-bit PowerPC 970FX

  • ATi Catalyst 4.2 Drivers Tested

    Pentium 4 EE 3.2Ghz Hercules Radeon 9800 XT Catalyst 3.10 Catalyst 4.1 Catalyst 4.2 3DMark2001SE 20576 20562 20579 3DMark2003 6598 6591 6608 UT2003 Demo (Flyby) 272.9 268.5 271.1 SplinterCell 1.2b (1_1_1_Tbilisi) 88.2 86.5 86.6 Quake III Arena (Demo004) 459 464.6 464.8 Serious Sam SE 1.5b 108.5 107.5 107.1 There aren’t any significant performance improvements in

  • Prescott 2.8E @ 4Ghz Air Cooled

    Our good friend Katsumi from Japan has got his hands on the retail Pentium 4 2.8E SL79K and managed to overclock it to 4Ghz air cooled! Seems like the retail ones are doing better than the ES that the reviewers are having. This P4 2.8E is still based on the older C-0 stepping and the

  • VIA KT880 Chipset Launched

    VIA today announced that the new VIA KT880 dual channel chipset has been selected by the world’s leading mainboard vendors including Asus, Gigabyte and MSI to power their flagship AMD Athlon XP processor platforms. Featuring the DualStream64™ memory controller, an intuitive package of new dual channel DDR400 memory technologies, and a host of top-class connectivity

  • Dell Inspiron XPS P4 Extreme Edition Notebook

    Dell is taking its award-winning Inspiron notebook line to the next level of performance with the introduction of the Inspiron(tm) XPS, its first gaming notebook aimed at enthusiasts. serious gamers can expect ultimate performance, a customized XPS look, and for the first time on a Dell notebook, an onsite upgradeable graphics option for a future

  • Intel Prescott D-0 Stepping

    Intel® Pentium® 4 processor with 1MB L2 Cache on the 90nm Process Technology, will undergo the following changes for the C-0 to the D-0 core processor stepping change : - CPUID will change from 0F33h to oF34h - D-0 will incorporate planned power optimizations to enable speed enhancements - D-0 is pin compatible with C-0

  • IWILL Dual Opteron nForce3 Pro 250 Boards

    DK8N :  nForce3 Pro 250 / CK8-04, 8 DIMM slots for up to 16GB of DDR SDRAM, AGP 8x slot, 4 PCI-X 64-bit 133MHz slots (AMD 8131 controller), 1 PCI slot, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial ATA-150 with RAID 0,1, 0+1, USB 2.0 ports, FireWire ports, 6-channel audio, Q2 2004 DK8E :  nForce3 Pro 250 / CK8-04,

  • Opteron & Athlon 64 On DDR-II In Late 2004

    Models Q2 2004 Q4 2004 2005 Opteron SledgeHammer (0.13, SOI, 1MB L2, DC DDR400) 850 (2.4Ghz) 250 (2.4Ghz) 150 (2.4Ghz) Athens/Troy/Venus (90nm, SOI, 1MB L2, DC DDR-II 667?) 852 (2.6Ghz) 252 (2.6Ghz) 152 (2.6Ghz) Egypt/Italy/ Denmark : 90nm Athlon 64 FX SledgeHammer 939 (0.13, SOI, 1MB L2, DC DDR400) FX-53 (2.4Ghz) San Diego (90nm, SOI,

  • Sun Processor Plans

    Sun showed a version of the UltraSparc IV+, code-named Panther that will include new high-speed cache memory the current UltraSparc IV lacks. Sun expects the UltraSparc IV+ to double performance over UltraSparc IV. Sun first incorporated of on-chip cache in its UltraSparc IIIi "Jalapeno" processor for mid-range computers that debuted in 2003. The UltraSparc IIIi+

  • Sony & Toshiba To Develop 45nm Chip

    Sony and Toshiba plan to each invest 10 billion yen ($ 95 million) to jointly develop a microchip that will be smaller and more powerful than any now available. The planned next-generation semiconductor will have 45-nanometre circuitry — even narrower than the circuitry planned for “cell”, a 65-nanometre microprocessor being developed by the two companies

  • Intel Case Modding Competition Finalists

    Intel Technology Asia has named nine Intel® Case-Mod Competition finalists in Singapore’s first case-modding competition. Case-modding is a growing global phenomenon where users use their imagination and technical prowess to modify the look of their PC. Finalists in the Intel Case-Mod Competition were chosen for their creativity in transforming the traditional beige box into eye-catching