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  • NVIDIA To Acquire PortalPlayer

    NVIDIA has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Jose, CA-based PortalPlayer, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductors, firmware, and software for personal media players (PMPs) and secondary display-enabled computers. PortalPlayer, which was founded in 1999, is widely recognized for its pioneering technology, including the high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) technology which powers some of the world’s

  • All 8800GTX Cards Being Recalled

    We have received news that all the 8800GTX cards out in the channel are being recalled due to manufacturing defect. We heard it is probably due to a resistor controlling 2D/3D switching and that leads to 3D corruption. However, the defect doesn’t affect the 8800GTS cards. This issue probably could delay the launch, if not,

  • Canon DV Fest – Singapore’s Largest Film-making Programme

    Canon announced the 20 short listed films for the annual Canon DV Fest – Singapore’s largest film-making outreach programme. Starting from tonight, audiences from all over the world will be able to view all short listed entries and vote for their favourite short film. The judges this year are Serene Choo, VP, Branding & Promotions,

  • Intel Detailed Job Cut Plans

    Intel plans to jettison approximately 6,900 employees over the next six months as part of a broad restructuring unveiled earlier this year. Layoffs would result in charges totaling $ 255 million over the next two quarters. The chip giant intends to take a charge of $ 125 million in the fourth quarter and a charge

  • VIA KT960 & KM960 Chipsets For AMD AM2+

    VIA has scheduled its next-generation unified chipset for AMD platform in 2H07 with KT960 and KM960 (integrated Chrome9 HD IGP). In comparison, NVIDIA has introduced unified design in MCP61 and ATI’s SC780 would come in 2H07. Both chipsets support Hyper-Transport 3.0 and ready for AMD AM2+ processors. VIA KT960 and KM960 both have 1 PCI-Express

  • ASUS Silent Knight All-Copper Cooler

    ASUS announced the Silent Knight CPU cooler, which utilized 100% copper (an highly effective conductor) for its fins, base and heat pipes to enable efficient heat dissipation for the latest dual-core processors. The Silent Knight offers quiet performance and a unique design with blue LED, providing a peaceful computing environment and a stylish system interior.

  • Creative New Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

    Creative today announced the Creative Fata1lty Gaming Keyboard and Creative Mouse Gamer HD7600L. The Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Keyboard will give users the competitive edge to emerge victorious in the gaming arena when paired with the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Laser Mouse. The Creative Fata1lty Gaming Keyboard is available now in retail stores in Singapore at a

  • OCZ PC2-6400 Titanium Series w/ EPP

    OCZ unveiled the PC2-6400 Titanium Series, the first-ever EPP-ready modules rated with a 1T command rate. Optimized for the existing nForce 590 SLI-based motherboards and impending NVIDIA platforms, the PC2-6400 Titanium EPP-Ready series delivers enthusiasts an alternative way of achieving high performance results without the need for substantial bus speeds. As the first DDR2 Titanium

  • OCZ GameXStream 850W

    OCZ announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLI™-Ready GameXStream series, the new 850W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today’s advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is a necessity to many gamers and

  • Hitachi 2.5″ Drives w/ Hybrid & Security Features

    Hitachi is today unfolding a 2007 product strategy intended to secure the company’s position as segment and technology leader for 2.5-inch hard drives. In the near term, the anchor element of the Hitachi 2007 2.5-inch plan is a new product that is expected to offer leadership performance and storage capacity in a 200-GB, 7200 RPM

  • AMD Cut Opteron Prices

    AMD Opteron 8220 SE designed for multi-processor machines – now can be acquired for $ 2149 (in 100-unit quantities), down from $ 2649, while the model 8218 is now priced at $ 1514, 30% lower price-point than before. The top-of-the-range processor for dual-chip servers – AMD Opteron 2200 SE with dual-channel DDR2 memory controller –

  • Rydermark To Challenge 3DMark

    Rydermark will utilize a proprietary multithreaded game engine developed for a game scheduled for future release, will require a high-end PC featuring a dual-core microprocessor as well as DirectX 9 shader model 3.0-capable graphics card with 512MB of memory onboard. The new benchmark will use true 64-bit high dynamic range lighting with antialiasing, parallax occlusion

  • Corsair Offers Gold Plated DOMINATOR

    Corsair announced total premium module shipments for calendar year 2006 year-to-date surpassed 1 million units. Corsair premium modules include the award-winning XMS™, XMS PRO™, XMS XPERT™ and the newly released XMS DOMINATOR™ line of products. This explosive growth reinforces Corsair’s position as the world’s largest performance module maker, and the 8th largest DRAM module manufacturer,

  • Creative Live!® Cam Optia Webcam

    Creative today introduced the Creative Live!® Cam Optia webcam its first USB Video Class webcam with state-of-the-art technology for instant Plug-n-Play and requires no driver installation for PC systems using Windows XP Service Pack 2 and above. The Plug-n-Play feature offers hassle free setup which enables users to video chat over the Internet in just

  • ASUS S6F Digital Leather Notebook Dons New Shade

    ASUS Technology offers luxury computing options with a leather bound notebook this holiday season. The 1.1-inch widescreen compact S6F Leather Collection brings a wide aspect visual satisfaction with the exceptional compact mobility and is now available in fabulous pink – only for a limited number! The unconventional choice of material stands as the testimonial to

  • Kingston Unveils 2-GB ValueRAM SO-DIMMs

    Kingston is first to offer a full production launch of 2-GB 533 MHz and 667 MHz ValueRAM® SO-DIMMs concurrent with the release of new 800 MHz ValueRAM SO-DIMMs. The new larger capacity, high-performance memory modules are designed to meet the growing demands of notebook computers and miniPCs; the faster speed SO-DIMMs are in preparation for

  • Intel Advances In Server, AMD In Notebooks

    AMD had been making strides in the server market for several quarters, while Intel dominated the notebook market. But momentum swung the other way in the third quarter, with Intel regaining market share in server processors while AMD’s notebook processor shipments surged, said Dean McCarron, an analyst with Mercury Research. Overall, Intel shipped 76.1 percent

  • Seagate DriveTrust Technology

    Seagate is introducing a powerful new security platform that delivers a simple, cost- effective way to deploy the highest levels of security for computing systems, computer electronics and mobile devices by protecting data where it lives — on the hard disc drive. DriveTrust Technology works by encasing the security operations in the hard drive, making

  • GE Invests In DFI

    US-based General Electric (GE) has invested NT$ 347.13 million (US$ 10.44 million) for a 5.26% stake in DFI, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of industrial PCs (IPCs), in an attempt to enhance the Asia-Pacific marketing of GE Industrial, one of the six business groups of GE. Related to the investment, GE Fanuc, a joint venture of GE

  • Corsair TWIN2X2048-6400C4D DOMINATOR 2GB Kits

    Corsair today unleashed TWIN2X2048-6400C4D DOMINATOR memory targeting value-conscious performance users. Featuring patent-pending Dual-path Heat Xchange (DHX™) technology, the new Corsair DOMINATOR memory offers the ideal blend of innovative features and reliable performance at standard 800MHz speed. Corsair’s patent pending DOMINATOR printed circuit board and 4-layer heat sink design offers superior heat dissipation than standard heat