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  • QX6700 Kentsfield w/ Bad Axe 2 Hits Over 3.7GHz On Reference Cooler!

    Right here at, we’ve gotten our dirty hands on the Intel D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) BADASS MOBO and Core 2 Extreme QX6700 on initial tests. Read on and find out more. Benchmarks included!

  • Intel 45nm Yorkfield In Q3 2007

    Intel plans to launch its 2nd generation quad-core processors – the Yorkfield series–as replacement parts for the upcoming Core 2 Quad (codenamed Kentsfield) CPUs in the third quarter of 2007. Yorkfield will have one L2 cache shared directly by each pair of chips, enabling more efficient quad-core operation, with less FSB bandwidth. Yorkfield will be

  • Upcoming Power Efficiency Benchmark : Ecomark

    Intel is working with Bapco on “Ecomark,” a Sysmark-based benchmark that will take into account sleep times of a processor and even indicate how the user has to spend to run a computer system (without monitor) based on a very specific processor. Preliminary numbers provided by Intel indicate that an entry-level desktop Core 2 Duo

  • Intel Half-Size Server Motherboard

    Intel began showing off a half-size S3000PT server motherboard code-named Port Townsend, measures about 6 inches by 13 inches. That size means two of the motherboards can fit inside a single rack-mounted machine just 1.75 inches thick, or 10 can fit vertically in a 7-inch-thick machine. The S3000PT motherboards will go on sale in October

  • Enhanced PCI Express Technology

    IBM and Intel with support from dozens of other companies, have developed a proposal to enhance PCI Express* technology to address the performance requirements of new usage models, such as visualization and extensible markup language (XML). The proposal, codenamed “Geneseo,” outlines enhancements that will enable faster connectivity between the processor — the computer’s brain —

  • ASUS P5W64 WS Pro Simple Pencil Mods

    The ASUS P5W64 WS Pro is not just a hot choice for a workstation PC, like what it is marketed as with a “Wall Street” Boot-up picture, but also a top toy board among the overclocking enthusiasts. Out of the box, it comes with a good offering in terms of nitty-gritty voltage control. However, should

  • ATi First To Recieve Vista WHQL Certification

    ATI today announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry’s first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many business and home users. Windows Vista is the first version of the Microsoft operating system

  • Kingston Introduces Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) 4GB Card

    Kingston Technology announced it will begin producing the new Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Class 2 card and enhance the function of its existing 15-in-1 Reader to support the growing storage demands of high performance digital still cameras, digital video cameras and other high resolution image recording devices. The new SDHC memory cards are available now

  • DFI Denies Plans to Quit Desktop Boards

    Diamond Flower Information denied on Tuesday information that the company plans to abandon the high-end mainboards business. Instead, the manufacturer said, the company will cease to supply entry-level desktop solutions to boost its focus on the mid-range and high-end Infinity and LanParty motherboards. The mainstream and high-end motherboards families, such as Infinity and LanParty, will

  • Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 & T7400 Available

    Intel today announced expanded life cycle support for the Intel® Core™2 Duo E6400 and T7400 processors for embedded applications, ranging from bank ATMs to point-of-sale cash registers. Based on the revolutionary Intel® Core™ microarchitecture, these two Intel dual-core processors expand the portfolio of high-performance, power efficient solutions with long life cycle support for 5 to

  • Intel Core Processor Challenge

    Intel is challenging PC designers and manufacturers to think sexy, stylish and small as they design the next generation of home PCs optimized for multimedia entertainment and powered by Intel® Core™2 Duo processors. Looking to evolve the “big, beige box” and help bring to market more stylish, small, quiet and cool-running PCs perfect for any

  • Intel Teraflop Programmable CPU

    Intel revealed the first details of its terascale research silicon program, including the development of the world’s first programmable processor said to deliver 1 trillion floating point operations per second (Tflops/s). Intel also tipped an SRAM and a silicon laser chip, as part of its ongoing research into tera-scale technology. One of the first prototypes

  • Kentsfield Officially Known as Core 2 Quad

    Intel will ship the first quad-core enthusiast processors as well as 2-way quad-core processors in November. The first mainstream quad-core will be introduced in Q1 of next year under the “Core 2 Quad” brand. Intel also provided an outlook into the 45 nm processor generation, which is on track to go into production in the

  • AMD Athlon 64 X2 & 2P Roadmap

    Family Model Socket Process Core Clock Cache TDP Launch Athlon 64 FX-2P FX-74 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 3.0GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov FX-72 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 2.8GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov FX-70 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 2.6GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov Athlon 64 X2 X2 6000+ AM2 90nm Windsor 3.0GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov X2 5600+ AM2 90nm

  • Nokia Unveils N95 & N70, N73 Music Editions

    Nokia has introduced the Nokia N95, an all-in-one multimedia computer with a pioneering 2-way slide concept, integrated GPS functionality, a 5 megapixel camera and support for high-speed mobile networks, making it easier to watch and record videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the internet, or catch up on email while on the move.

  • VIA Unified CX700M Chipset w/ HDTV support

    VIA today introduced the VIA CX700M digital media IGP chipset for the VIA C7® and Eden® processor platforms. Designed specifically for the embedded market, the VIA CX700M integrates premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. This unified design enables the creation of smaller form factor designs, reduced power

  • DFI LAN Party UT NF590 SLI-M2R/G Review

    Construction of three DFI LAN Party Motherboards started around the same time, NF590 SLI Intel, NF590 SLI AM2, and RD600 CFX Intel. The NF590 Intel was scrapped just before they hit the shelves, and the RD600 CFX seems to be taking it’s time in coming. What’s available on the shelves right now is the sole

  • ASUS EN7950GT & EN7900GS Cards

    ASUS introduce two new graphics cards – EN7950GT/HTDP/512M and EN7900GS/2DHT/256M – designed specifically for serious gamers that also demand price per performance in their video solutions. The EN7950GT/HTDP/512M is powered by the latest Nvdia GeForce 7950GT GPU and 512MB DDR3 memory to deliver superb video capability for the latest games. Based on the Nvidia GeForce

  • Sony Cut 20GB PS3 Price, Adds HDMI

    Sony, which will launch the latest version of its blockbuster game gear on Nov. 11 in Japan, now plans to sell a version of PS3 with a 20GB hard disk drive for 49,980 yen ($ 430), down from the previously announced 62,790 yen ($ 540). Microsoft currently sells its Xbox 360 in Japan for 39,795

  • G84 & G86 Info

    We heard faintly about two new codenames of the G8x family; G84 and G86. Information is really scarce at this point of time so take this with a pinch of salt. We guess G86 is GeForce 8600 while G84 is GeForce 8300 or even 8400, probably a move to make things more straight forward. The