According to our sources, there will not be any AGP versions for GeForce 8 series because simply it can’t support. Therefore all DX10 G80, G84 and G86 cards will be PCI Express based. Also NVIDIA has not revealed the official marketing name for G84 and G86 yet but there will be 2 SKUs for G84
AMD has plans to open up their Crossfire technology to more chipsets makers like VIA, SiS and even NVIDIA with their Open Multi-GPU Chipset Platform strategy. The initial plans for 3rd party chipsets and board makers is to offer 2 x PCIe slots in order to support Crossfire Technology. This is certainly a good news
It has been found that some games running under Windows Vista enable 16x coverage sampling anti-aliasing (CSAA) when 4xAA is selected in the game menu, resulting in deflated performance on Geforce 8800 cards. The problem occurs with NVIDIA Vista drivers 100.54 and later. The same effect will occur in future “Release 100″ Windows XP drivers.
Intel will invest $ 1-to-$ 1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho, N.M.-based site to retool Fab 11X for production on its 45-nm manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company’s fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second half of next year. Initial production
VIA today launched the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, certified Vista-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide OEMs with a flexible platform for power efficient embedded and desktop systems. Supporting the VIA V4 FSB up to 800MHz, the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset supports all VIA C7, VIA C7-D and VIA Eden (V4)
We have revealed some details about RV610 and RV630 earlier and now HKEPC has confirmed our news story and revealed some more juicy info on RV630. It is based on 65nm process, supports 2nd gen. Unified Shader, DX10, SM 4.0, 128-bit memory interface, Dual HDCP engine. There are 3 variants; GDDR4, GDDR3 and GDDR2 codenamed
DigiTimes is reporting that two teams are currently working on AMD next generation Fusion processor where Chartered Semiconductor is working on the SOI for the high end processors while TSMC is working on bulk processing for entry level processors. If AMD decides to launch only SOI-based processors then only Chartered Semiconductor will be the only
NVIDIA Corporation has released the world’s first interactive Microsoft DirectX 10 application in the form of the NVIDIA Cascades demo. The NVIDIA Cascades demo will allow consumers with NVIDIA GeForce 8-series graphics cards and Windows Vista to experience stunning Direct X 10 graphics features on their computers for the first time. The NVIDIA Cascades demo
CHW has the opportunity to interview CEO of AGEIA and there are some interesting information revealed. In 2007 there will be several titles using the PPU. The ones to watch for and which use physics in a very compelling way in the immediate future are Cellfactor: Revolution and Warmonger: Operation Downtown Destruction. AGEIA plans to
We told you earlier about NVIDIA skipping G81 or GeForce 8900 to go straight for something more powerful. It seems like INQ has insider scoop that NVIDIA mulling the successor to G80 but still would like to produce GX2 if they managed to solve the thermal and power issues. After that it will be time
OCZ today announced the OCZ Vindicator CPU cooler, an enthusiast-grade thermal solution for the latest high performance processors. The Vindicator can be used as a passive or active cooler depending on the needs of the enthusiast. The OCZ Vindicator can effectively cool some CPUs passively thanks to a pure copper base plate and six copper
VR-Zone takes an exclusive look at the Inno3D nForce 680i mainboard and the very first entree of their iChill enthusiast graphic card series, the Geforce 7900GS 256MB iChill edition.
DigiTimes has a news story on GeForce 8600 series but apparently there are several versions. GeForce 8600 GT with 512MB memory will be priced between US$ 219 and US$ 229, while a 256MB version will be available at US$ 199. There is an even lower priced GeForce 8600GS at between US$ 159 and US$ 165.
NVIDIA is using back the GTS naming for their mainstream cards and is preparing to launch their GeForce 8600 series codenamed G84 in April. There will be 2 models; GeForce 8600 GTS and GeForce 8600GT and they are priced at $ 249-$ 299 and $ 199-$ 249 respectively. Interestingly, there is no G81 or GeForce
GECUBE announced X1950XT X series which uses an ATI RADEON R580+ GPU with GDDR3 256MB and comes with GECUBE’s exclusive X-Turbo fan, built-in Thermo Electric Chip (TEC), and temperature-controlled devices. The core clock speed not only directly challenges that of the X1950XTX level (648MHz), its overclocking speed can also reach at least 675 MHz or
Sony has revealed more details at ISSCC on their 65nm SOI Cell Broadband Engine that are in mass production now to replace the 90nm Cell processors in the current PlayStation 3 units selling out there. The 65nm Cell B.E. die size is smaller as compared 90nm thus it is cheaper to produce and emits lesser
INQ reported that R600 architecture will utilize PCI Express x16 connection to the fullest by delivering both video and audio content using HDMI. R600 board will be shipped with at least one DVI-to-HDMI dongle, with DVI serving as the bandwidth provider for video and audio. R600 chip has the bandwidth to drive not one, but
TUL announced the PowerColor Chinese New Year Special Edition graphics card. This card features a limited edition golden pig fan to celebrate the year of the pig; to welcome a joyful and prosperous year to come. Underneath this custom made golden pig fan, lies the coveted PowerColor X1650 PRO, which happens to be the official
Intel has finished the work on ICH9 Southbridge and now working on ICH10 slated for launch next year. Intel has removed PS/2 and LPT ports support from the chipset. The new ICHs will include a new 10GB Ethernet controller and together with some new technology from Intel, it will reduce load on CPU and improve
OCZ unveiled their plans to introduce gaming peripherals, and offer the best gaming mouse on the market. The new OCZ Equalizer Laser Mouse is sure to excite today’s demanding gamers with its unique features, high performance engine, and competitive edge. Designed to give gamers an extra edge, the Equalizer features quality ergonomics and advanced features