As the saying goes “First impression lasts”. Panasonic designed the VS3 phone to be slim and sleek. It may look rather plain at first look but when you spend enough time with it, you can be assured that it is far from plain….
Intel last week at IDF Taipei revealed a new and interesting technology called Robson NVM Cache Technology. It allows faster boot time, longer battery life and more responsive according to Intel. Robson makes use of the NAND flash memory to store part of the OS that requires heavy hard disk access as well as storing
Futuremark today announced 3DMarkMobile06, a demanding graphics performance benchmarking application for companies developing 3D mobile-device hardware. 3DMarkMobile06 is the only product designed specifically to benchmark next generation OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 mobile hardware. 3DMarkMobile06 Developers’ Edition will be available in November, 2005 via source-code licensing to Futuremark’s BDP members. Compiled versions will be available,
Our friends from Finland, Sampsa Kurri and Ville Suvanto achieved graphics engine clocks of 1.003 GHz and a memory speed of 1.881 GHz with maximum system stability and no visual artifacts. “It’s impressive to see the Radeon X1800 XT architecture achieve 1 GHz core speed and approach 2 GHz memory speed, which far exceeds the
Samsung has developed the industry’s fastest computer graphics memory and has shipped it to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.The first GDDR4 developed is a 256Mb chip that runs at 2.5Gbps. Samsung Electronics has used cutting-edge technologies called DBI (Data Bus Inversion) and Multi-Preamble, for the first time anywhere, in the development of GDDR4, eliminating
ASUS has been pretty aggressive in employing silent cooling technologies into their cards recently. SilentCool Technology is a fan-less, noiseless cooling solution that uses heat-pipe technology to conduct heat away from the GPU and memories and dissipates from the copper-stacked fins. Currently, the Extreme N6600/GT Silencer and Extreme AX800 Silencer are using this technology and
X1800XL X1300Pro X1600XT X1600Pro ASUS has gotten their full X1000 series lineup for some ATi onslaught into the retail market particularly the X1600 XT and X1600 Pro cards. Not forgetting, their X1800XT card development is also currently underway. The GPUs of the X1600 series are into the final revision and cards are now entering mass
As we know, most GeForce 7800GT cards available right now are reference designed but XFX has something fancy up their sleeves. Today, we take a look this colorful XFX Geforce 7800GT Special Edition!
Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI+ processor, code-named Jupiter is due for release in 2008, is a four-core processor with clock speeds of at least 2.7GHz. The chip will be built with a Fujitsu’s 65nm manufacturing process and is relatively large at about 460 square millimeters in surface area. Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI, a dual-core processor code-named Olympus has
IBM’s new dual-core PowerPC 970MP processor employs several features to let the chip consume less power when possible. One major feature is that one core can shut down if it’s not needed and can cut the power roughly in half by shutting off one of the cores. Having separate caches allows the computer to shut
IBM said that a custom processor designed for the Xbox 360 console is in production at the company’s East Fishkill, New York, wafer fab and at a fab belonging to Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. The chip includes three 64-bit PowerPC processor cores. Each can support two processing threads simultaneously and operate at clock frequencies
Corsair today announces immediate availability of the XMS-4000PT 2GB kit. Adding to Corsair’s comprehensive line-up of 1GB modules and 2GB kits, the new XMS-4000PT kit is designed to deliver high memory density and excellent performance at affordable prices. Available in both 1GB single and 2GB kit packages, the XMS-4000PT is guaranteed to run at 500MHz
OCZ is extremely excited to announce the PC-3200 and PC-3500 Gold GX series modules which will be the first two products to utilize the latest OCZ heatspreader design. The new, patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design providing more direct access to the actual
DFI is getting their SLI-DR Expert board ready for mass availability this week and will use the current nForce 4 SLI chipset instead of the new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset. Reason cited is that there is no performance benefit running two x16. The layout of the SLI-DR Expert board is different from the current
Intel has officially released their Desktop Board D101GGC based on the ATi Radeon Xpress 200 chipset ( RC410 + SB450). The board supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor and the Intel Celeron D processor in the LGA775 package. This uATX board delivers both quality and value by offering features such as Intel High Definition Audio and
Intel has delayed by months the release of the next three major versions of the Itanium processor, a new blow for the processor family. Montecito recently had been scheduled for debut this year will debut in mid-2006. Its successor, “Montvale,” was pushed from late 2006 to 2007, and the next major redesign, “Tukwila,” was pushed
AMD surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. Intel, however, continues to dominate the global CPU market with an 80.8% share in the third quarter, followed
Today, VR-Zone takes a look at a radically different 7800 GTX. The Leadtek 7800 GTX Extreme offers a new cooling solution, with an impressive 490MHz core, and 1250MHz memory. Look here to find out how this card performs compared to a reference card!
The GeForce 6600LE provides a rather low cost solution for budget gamers. Today, VR-Zone takes a look at another 6600LE which arrived at our labs recently, the Galaxy Geforce 6600LE. Equipped with LED fans and RAMsinks, let’s see how this card fares in performance and overclocking!
NVIDIA has issued an official statement on recent ATi’s claim about NVIDIA hardware isn’t SM3.0 compliant : The current debate over WHQL waivers and SM3 compliance forces us to take a public stance regarding these issues. Microsoft is the ultimate judge of pass/fail for a particular hardware/software combination. NVIDIA hardware passes WHQL as judged by