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  • Intel Paints Nehalem Picture

    Intel today revealed some details on their 45nm Nehalem processors but we will tell you more later about Nehalem-based desktop processors that is not discussed during the press briefing. Here’s what we understand from the briefing : 1. Nehalem is on native 45nm Hi-K and is on track for 2008 release 2. 4-issue Core Architecture

  • Intel Revealed More Penryn Details

    Intel revealed today that 45nm Penryn clocked above 3GHz, a higher FSB, new SSE4 and delivers more IPC than the current 65nm Merom. Micro-tweaks that reduce CPU latency on the Penryn includes a faster divider technique called Radix-16 divider that enables 4 bits per cycle compared to 2 bits on the Merom and a shuffle

  • Intel Talks About 45nm Penryn & Nehalem

    Intel 45-nm Penryn family of processors would be in production during the second half of 2007. Intel claims to have more than 15 45-nm hi-k product designs in various stages of development. 45-nm is “far from” a simple shrink of a 65-nm device. Intel’s 45-nm high-k process technology offers approximately twice the transistor budget, 20

  • Intel & AMD Price War Starting In April

    On April 22, Intel is slated to announce a 40 percent price cut on its current quad-core processors and significant drop on Core 2 Duos. AMD plans to launch its first quad-core processors, developed under the code name Barcelona, in mid-2007. Intel plans price cuts on its Core 2 Duo E6300, E6400, E6420, E6000 and

  • Water-Cooled R600 Close-Up & Performance Scaling

    We have shown you a pic of the water-cooled R600 earlier and here are some close-up shots for you guys to enjoy. We learned that R600 can be overclocked to 850MHz easily on its default cooler and with this special water-cooled edition, we can expect even higher clocks. Interestingly, we heard that any core clock

  • GeForce 8800 Ultra To Counter R600 In May

    During the NVIDIA’s Ngagement meeting today, they have briefed their partners on the upcoming GeForce 8800 Ultra cards to coincide with ATi R600 in May. NVIDIA is pretty confident that GeForce 8800 Ultra can beat Radeon X2900 XTX. We have revealed before that R600 is just performing pretty close to 8800 GTX on a set

  • G84 & G86 Firmed For April Launch

    GeForce 8600 GTS, 8600 GT and 8500 GT are all firmed for April 17th launch and card makers have already received revision A2 GPUs from NVIDIA for mass production. We can expect cards to reach distributors and retailers in 2 weeks time ready for mass availability in the market. The performance of the G84 and

  • TSMC To Offer 55nm Process In May

    TSMC will start running its 55-nm process technology on a prototype basis in May, initially planning to offer it on a bi-monthly basis. The process is a 90 percent linear-shrink from its 65-nm to deliver “significant die cost savings from 65-nm, while offering the same speed and 10 to 20 percent lower power consumption.” In

  • micronDR sets up Southeast Asia’s first Class 10 certified

    micronDR (S) Pte Ltd (, the data recovery specialist, today announces the setting up of Southeast Asia’s first Class 10 certified clean room for data recovery in Singapore. The clean room, located at micronDR’s premises in Senoko, will enable the opening up of hard drive without the risk of contamination during the intricate recovery process.

  • NVIDIA expands Designed by NVIDIA product portfolio

    Designed by NVIDIA” motherboards are designed by NVIDIA engineers to deliver optimal performance for NVIDIA nForce media and communication processors (MCPs) and GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs). All hardware, software, drivers, and BIOSes are designed by NVIDIA. This complete kit is brought to market worldwide under partner brands including EVGA, XFX, BFG, Colorful Technology, and

  • AMD SIMFIRE Interoperable Tools For DASH

    Working to free the industry from the constraints of proprietary architectures and making it easier than ever for customers to manage today’s increasingly diverse IT environments, AMD today announced new interoperability testing tools, codenamed “SIMFIRE,” to help speed the adoption of the recently announced Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (“DASH”) specification. Addressing the

  • Qimonda Prepares GDDR5 Memory Chips

    For R700, G90 & Larrabee Qimonda plans to skip the GDDR4 graphics memory technology generation in favor of GDDR5. With the move, the company seeks to address the high end of the market. In 2011 the mainstream memory technology in this segment will be GDDR5 – not GDDR4. Most customers will move from GDDR3 directly

  • Intel To Build 300mm Fab In China

    Intel announced plans to build a 300-mm wafer fab in the coastal Northeast China city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The $ 2.5 billion investment for the factory designated Fab 68 will become Intel’s first wafer fab in Asia and adds significant investment to Intel’s existing operations in China. When completed, Fab 68 will become

  • ASUS TS-8 Slim Chassis Series

    ASUS has introduced the new TS-8 slim chassis series to accommodate users who want a stable and flexible chassis solution. With its compact dimensions and the ability to dissipate heat efficiently, the TS-8 is a perfect mini PC addition to smaller homes and offices. Venting holes located on the side panel draws cool air into

  • Gigabyte & ASUS Joint Venture Called Off

    GIGABYTE and ASUS together announced they have called off the joint venture plan while the subsidiary, Gigabyte United, remains. A resolution of the board of directors was passed on the Mar 22 to call off the plan of forming joint venture. It’s explained the confusion of clients and suppliers, together with the changes of both

  • NVIDIA Upcoming Mobile G80 GPUs

    NVIDIA will be launching GeForce Go 8800 GS in May and GeForce Go 8800 GTX in July and will compete against ATi’s mobile DX10 M76XT GPU. GeForce Go GS is pretty interesting as we don’t see it on the desktop SKUs yet. Looking at the Device IDs for the desktop G80 SKUs, we saw 0×0191

  • IBM Unveils Super Conductive Thermal Paste

    IBM researchers unveiled details of a new technique to significantly increase capabilities to cool computer chips. The technique, developed by a team of scientists at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in cooperation with Momentive Performance Materials, formerly GE Advanced Materials, overcomes a barrier in chip cooling by improving the application of the “glue” that binds

  • CeBIT : Forsa Becomes Slightly Adventurous

    Forsa is a Hong Kong based company like Inno3D and they sell only NVIDIA based cards. Their focus is more on delivering cost effective reference based cards to cost sensitive markets and consumers. However recently, Forsa starts to try something different and come out with reference cards pairing up with some 3rd party coolers. This

  • CeBIT : SanDisk Touts SSD Advantage

    Sandisk has displayed two 32GB SSD products; one is 2.5" SATA and the other is 1.8" UATA. According to Sandisk, there are numerous advantages over traditional hard drives like lower power, less heat emission, higher performance and longer lasting. On a Dell Latitude D420 testing platform running Windows Vista and Office 2007, the time to

  • CeBIT : ZOTAC Reveals Its NVIDIA Power

    We got the first card from ZOTAC for review, a company formed just a couple of months ago to handle NVIDIA only. However, their parent company, PC Partner is not new in the industry scene and their sister company that handles ATi only is none other than Sapphire. ZOTAC will be very aggressive this year