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  • IBM Power6 CPU Architecture

    Power6 can count to 10–and perform numerous other mathematical operations–with the decimal digits 0 through 9 rather than the binary digits of 0 and 1 used by conventional computers Power6 incorporates the AltiVec also known as VMX instruction set speeds up many multimedia tasks. Tradeoff is the electrical current "leakage" problems in today’s chipmaking technology

  • AMD Barcelona Quad Core Architecture

    Advanced branch prediction. Doubled the return stack size, more branch history bits, and built in a 512-entry indirect branch predictor 32-byte instruction fetch. Increases efficiency by reducing split-fetch instruction cases Sideband stack optimizer. Adjustments to the stack don’t take up functional unit bandwidth. Independent memory controllers, which enables more memory pages to remain open Memory

  • Pentium D 805 Discontinued

    Market demand for the Desktop Intel® Pentium® D processor 805 has shifted to other Intel® processors. The products identified in this notification will be discontinued and unavailable for additional orders after the "Last Product Discontinuance Order Date" (see "Key Milestones" above).

  • Tenomichi 3D Media Center with Nvidia PureVideo DVD Decoder

    Tenomichi, the company that creates Direct3D Video products for the PC and mobile computing industries, teams up with NVIDIA today to announce the release of 3D Media Center, its new GPU powered entertainment software. 3D Media Center uses computer games technology to create a completely new 3D user interface on Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows

  • Investigating Core 2 Extreme QX6700 Support On Motherboards

    We have been hearing this term “Optimized for Quad Core” used on some Motherboards recently. Apparently, almost all Motherboards supporting Core 2 Duo should be able to run the Core 2 Quad processor launching soon. Instead of brushing away the term “Optimized for Quad Core” as another marketing punchline, I decided to take a closer

  • Gigabyte 965P/G965 Quad Core Ready

    GIGABYTE Quad Core Bios Versions Chipset Models BIOS Version Intel P965 Express Chipset GA-965P-DQ6 F6 or later GA-965P-DS4 F6 or later GA-965P-DS3 F7 or later GA-965P-S3 F6 or later  Intel G965 Express Chipset GA-965G-DS4 F2 or later GA-965G-DS3 F5 or later GA-965G-S2 F2 or later

  • PCI Express 2.0 Specs

    PCI-SIG has made the release candidate (revision 0.9) of its PCI Express Base 2.0 specification available for review by member companies. With work on this specification nearly complete, PCI-SIG assigned its technical workgroups to investigate and develop the scope for potential extensions of the PCI Express protocols to meet future requirements, such as improved dynamic

  • OCZ EvoStream PSUs

    OCZ announced the new EvoStream Power Supply. The exciting addition to the prominent OCZ PSU family will be introduced in a 600W configuration and features an advanced 100% modular cable management system and polished, titanium mirrored case that is reminiscent of the award-winning ModStream line. To optimize airflow and elimination of cable mazes, the EvoStream

  • ATi AMD Chipset Roadmap

    ChileHardware has gotten some exclusive slides on the ATi/AMD Chipset Roadmap. It seems that RD790 and SB700 is scheduled for second half of 2007. RX790 and IGP solutions RS790 and RS740 are pin to pin compatible with RS690, RX690 and RS690C chipsets. What’s coming should be the elmination of the Master/Slave Style of present Cross-Fire

  • K8L Stars Family : Altair, Antares, Arcturus & Spica

    Alongside with Altair, there are also K8L based dual-Core Antares coming in Q3 2007 and Arcturus coming in Q4 2007. Starting from 2GHz to 2.9GHz, Antares features 512KB L2 Cache for each core and 2MB shared L3 Cache. 2.0GHz & 2.1GHz versions will have 35W TDP, while 2.4GHz to 2.7GHz versions have 65W TDP, and

  • DFI’s Q3, Q4 Desktop Products

    Contrary to rumours of DFI leaving the Desktop Board Market, it seems there are quite a few products in store for the Desktop Consumers from DFI. The RS690 Integrated Graphics Soluti8on does look quite interesting with X700 integrated graphics core. Intel 965 chipset solution will finally be seen in DFI boards in the Infinity P965/G

  • NVIDIA Shares Surge on Acquisition Speculation

    NVIDIA shares rose $ 2.32 to $ 30.62 in afternoon Nasdaq trade. Some 20 million shares changed hands, about double the three-month daily average. Investors have been speculating that Nvidia might be acquired since July, when AMD agreed to buy ATI Technologies for $ 5.4 billion. Rumors of such a transaction resurfaced on Wednesday, spreading

  • GeForce 8800GTX & GTS Details

    DailyTech has gotten some juicy details on the GeForce 8 flagship products and it has confirmed some of the leaked specs earlier on. We have mentioned about G80 being unified back in July 2005. Expect GeForce 8800GTX and 8800GTS products to launch the second week of November 2006. GeForce 8800GTX : 575MHz core clock, 900MHz

  • SRS Audio Sandbox Technology

    SRS has developed an “audio sandbox” that takes the hardware acceleration the company helped develop and replaces it with a software application. “The Soundbox is one of the very cool audio enhancement technologies for the PC because it delivers enhancement across the board,” said Benjamin Grier, product marketing manager for SRS Labs. Users can choose

  • Quad Core Battle : Intel Yorkfield vs AMD Altair

    Yorkfield Extreme Edition based on the 45nm Penry core architecture will meet heads-on with AMD Altair based on the 65nm K8L core in Q3 2007. Both are quad core offerings but AMD touted theirs to be a native quad-core with dedicated 512KB L2 cache for each core and an additional 2MB L3 cache for the

  • Intel To Employ PowerVR GFX Cores

    Imagination Technologies Group has reached a new major collaboration agreement with Intel which extends the licensing and deployment of its graphics and video IP cores for use with Intel’s PC, mobile computing and consumer architectures in certain segments. Imagination also announces an investment by Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel. Arvind Sodhani, President

  • OCZ PC2-8500 NVIDIA SLI-Ready Modules

    OCZ announced the next addition to OCZ’s line of NVIDIA® certified Platinum DDR2 memory modules. The new PC2-8500 series is SLI™ certified ensuring ultimate breakthrough compatibility for advanced SLI platform performance. OCZ PC2-8500 Platinum modules operate at 1066MHz with 4-5-5 timings and are part of the certified NVIDIA SLI technology ecosystem compiled of a selection

  • Creative Xmod – External X-Fi Device

    Creative has invented the Creative Xmod, a device based upon its X-Fi® Xtreme Fidelity™ audio platform that improves music playback quality for MP3, WMA, iTunes or AAC songs to beyond the original CD quality. The Creative Xmod is a small device just about the size of a candy bar. It connects between stereo speakers or

  • AMD Quad Core Altair On Socket AM2+

    AMD’s first quad-core K8L desktop processor, the Altair, originally set to utilize the Socket AM3 connector, will be resident in Socket AM2+. Socket AM2+ adopts HyperTransport 3.0. Socket AM3 CPUs can only be compatible with Socket AM2- and Socket AM3-based motherboards, but Socket AM3-based motherboards cannot support any previous-generation processors. AMD has decided to postpone