VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia is preparing a special version of their MCP7A chipset to support Intel Atom processors. More interestingly, the chipset offers support for SLI technology by offering two PCIe x8 links. The MCP7A chipset can support up to 4 DIMM slots with DDR2-533/667/800 memories. Other features include HD Audio, 6 SATA ports, 12 USB 2.0 ports,
ECS sent us a huge box, 9800GTX+ HYDRA EDITION! We put the system to a series of benchmarking tests, temperature monitoring and also attempt to overclocking the GPUs.
Here’s a chart to show you which nForce chipset supports the new 45nm cores (Deneb, Heka, Regor). Basically, MCP68 based boards will not support the new processors while MCP61, MCP72 and MCP78 will be able to support. You can head over here to check the list of motherboard models that support the new CPUs.
We were told about a new RV775XT core which is essentially a fine tune version of the RV770. However, little information was revealed at this point of time but i can say AMD is concentrating their efforts on RV740 instead. We are speculating AMD has been collecting the higher speed bins over the months to make this card out
VR-Zone scored the first photo of the upcoming GeForce GTX 295 card slated for launch over at CES 2009. The GeForce GTX 295 is based on the sandwich design again like the 9800GX2 with two 55nm GT200 GPUs. As you can see, there are 2 DVI and 1 Display Port. As for the power connectors, it
SPARKLE announced the SPARKLE GeForce 9600 GT 1GB/2GB DDR2 Graphics Cards with unbeatable 1GB or 2GB max capacity video memory.
NVIDIA is preparing the GeForce GTX 295 and GTX 285 cards for launch on January 8th at CES 2009. According to the official data VR-Zone has seen, GeForce GTX 295 card has dual 55nm GT200 GPUs and 1792MB GDDR3 memories on 896-bit memory interface. The rest of the specs like number of shader processors and clocks
OCZ today introduced the Slate Series ExpressCard™, a storage expansion drive for the latest generation of performance notebooks. The Slate Series line comes in storage capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB.
Equipped with 192 CUDA™ parallel computing cores and 1.5GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a 2X performance increase over previous generations of ultra-high-end graphics cards. It has 1.5 GB graphics memory. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 is available today and has a MSRP of US$1,999.
It appears Nvidia is carrying out the rebranding of their GPUs on both desktop and mobile front as VR-Zone has learned from the recent releases of the Forceware drivers. On the desktop front, there are GeForce GTS 150 based on G92, GeForce GT 130 based on G94, GeForce GT 120 based on G96 and GeForce G100
The Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) today announced a collaboration with NVIDIA to use NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs to boost the computational horsepower of its TSUBAME supercomputer. Through the addition of 170 Tesla S1070 1U systems, the TSUBAME supercomputer now delivers nearly 170 TFLOPS of theoretical peak performance, as well as 77.48 TFLOPS of measured
At SC08, Wolfram Research will demonstrate a new version of Mathematica, the world’s most powerful general computational software, that integrates CUDA®, NVIDIA’s parallel GPU computing architecture. This new version is expected to give Mathematica users an unprecedented performance increase of 10-100X in numerical computing, modeling, simulation and visual computations, without the need to learn or
This statement is made to clear up the rumors in the article by Fudzilla To clarify the false internet rumor, “…Leadtek, recently fired 450 people from its operation…Leadtek was not in NVIDIA’s top six list and this might be the partial reason….”, we have to state some facts here : With 378 employees at the moment, Leadtek
NVIDIA today unveiled the most powerful professional graphics card in graphics history — the Quadro® FX 5800. Offering up to 240 CUDA™ programmable parallel cores and the industries first 4GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 5800 graphics card is ideally suited for oil and gas exploration, medical imaging, styling and design, and scientific visualisation. NVIDIA Quadro
Nvidia has hosted a meeting with their AIC partners today to keep them updated about the Rambus issue. VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia continues to deny all allegations brought forward by Rambus as they believe everything is legal so far and will co-operate fully with ITC. Nvidia stressed that their customers will not be affected by this allegation. Also
Rambus today announced it has filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting the commencement of an investigation pertaining to NVIDIA products. The accused products include NVIDIA products that incorporate DDR, DDR2, DDR3, LPDDR, GDDR, GDDR2, and GDDR3 memory controllers, including graphics processors, and media and communications processors. The complaint names NVIDIA as
NVIDIA announced Quadro FX 470, the first integrated professional motherboard GPU, and NVIDIA Quadro FX 370 Low Profile (Quadro FX 370 LP), an entry-level Quadro graphics boards for small form factor systems. The Quadro FX Quadro FX 370 LP GPU is available today, with a MSRP of $149 USD.
The Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706, the first pair of laptops to incorporate three NVIDIA GPUs; integrated GeForce® 9400M with a pair of discrete NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS in SLI. The Qosmio X305-Q708 and X305-Q706 laptops are now available for purchase directly from Toshiba for US$4200 and $2000 respectively.
We have played around with ASUS Rampage II Extreme for a while to check out its OC potential on default air cooling setup. In fact, Core i7 is actually pretty easy to OC and we find that 4GHz is the sweet spot without any increase in voltages. We also investigate the different combination of base clock and
Need to know how your Extreme (QX9650) fairs against the new Extreme – Intel’s (Nehalem) Core i7 Extreme 965 Socket 1366. Is it a fair fight or a simple pushover. Read as we pit them against each other in a synthetic benchmark fight using 3DMark Vantage. And if that isn’t juicy enough we will overclock the CPUs upto 4.0GHz.