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  • G80 De-Mystified; GeForce 8800GTX/GT

    Unified Shader Architecture Support FP16 HDR+MSAA Support GDDR4 memories Close to 700M transistors (G71 – 278M / G70 – 302M) New AA mode : VCAA Core clock scalable up to 1.5GHz Shader Peformance : 2x Pixel / 12x Vertex over G71 8 TCPs & 128 stream processors Much more efficient than traditional architecture 384-bit memory

  • ATi R600, a 250W Beast

    The new ATI card will consume around 250W. The currently fastest ATI, R580+ or Radeon X1950 XTX consumes up to 125W in a worst case scenario and heavy 3D while you can suck up 145W out with the dual chip X7950 GX2 card. This means that the R600 will consume twice as much power, and

  • Intel New Clovertown SKUs : X, E & L

    The latest Intel roadmap reveals Xeon 5300 series based on the quad-core Clovertown and has 3 prefixes; X, E and L. X denotes Performance Optimized so called the Clovertown Extreme Edition while E denotes mainstream and L denotes low voltage. The Xeon X5355 will be clocked at 2.66Ghz, with 2 x 4MB L2 and 1333FSB

  • ATi RD600 In Oct, Faced Problems Ahead

    Prior to AMD and ATI’s merger announcement in July, motherboard makers had shown considerable interest in supporting the RD600, which originally had been scheduled for launch in August. But since the announcement of the acquisition, motherboard makers are worried that AMD may discontinue or reduce the supply of RD600 and other ATI chipsets for the

  • NVIDIA Sued For Making BGA GPUs

    NVIDIA has been targeted in a lawsuit by Scanner Technologies over several patents related to manufacturing ball grid arrays. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Texas, alleges NVIDIA infringed U.S. Patents 7,079,678 and 7,085,411 belonging to Scanner Technologies, which builds vision inspection products. Both patents disclose a method of three-dimensional inspection that allow

  • Intel & UCSB Built Hybrid Silicon Laser

    Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have built the world’s first electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon manufacturing processes. This breakthrough addresses one of the last major barriers to producing low-cost, high-bandwidth silicon photonics devices for use inside and around future computers and data centers. “This could bring

  • Beautiful High Performance Coolers

    Some very very nice looking Ultra high-end CPU and GPU Coolers, Silent to boot, from Austrian Company Noctua and Korean Company ZeroTherm, are undergoing testing… here’s a sneak preview!

  • Conroe-L Pentium CPUs In Q2 2007

    Pentium will be the name of the Conroe-L, a single core version of the Conroe with a smaller cache : - Pentium E1020 : 1.4 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB of L2 cache - Pentium E1040 : 1.6 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB of L2 cache - Pentium E1060 : 1.8 GHz, FSB800, 1 MB of L2

  • Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 & Quadro Q6600

    Intel is expected to launch the Extreme Edition of the quad-core Kentsfield known as Core 2 Extreme QX6700 on November 13th. It is clocked at 2.67GHz/1066FSB with 2 x 4MB L2 cache. There is another mainstream version of the quad core Kentsfield with 2 x E6600 cores known as Core 2 Quadro Q6600 slated for

  • GeForce 7650 GS Slated For End Sep

    The Nvidia GeForce Go 7700 (G73M-B1 core) features 12 pixel shader units, five vertex shaders and GDDR3 memory. Following the chip, Nvidia will introduce a new desktop GPU—the GeForce 7650 GS (G73-B1 core)—manufactured on a 80nm process at the end of September. Currently, all of Nvidia’s 80nm process production takes place at TSMC.

  • Water-Mark MP3 Instead of DRM

    A German company is offering MP3 files for download, unencumbered by DRM (digital rights management). Instead, the company Akuma discourages copying by adding a unique “watermark” to each download. Major record labels have mostly chosen DRM to protect their copyrights, limiting the number of copies buyers can make of a downloaded track, and restricting the

  • Japan to trial Inter-Vehicle Messaging System

    Japanese car maker Nissan has announced plans to test an “intelligent transportation system” that sends wireless messages to passing cars. The company said on Friday that it plans to include 10,000 drivers in a 30-month experiment. Messages will be beamed optically from roadside beacons to passing cars in the trial. Information received by an onboard

  • Dell Inspiron 640m with Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile

    It all began at the local Computer Fair. My friend informed me of a great deal by Dell, offering Core 2 Duo Notebooks at irresistible prices. So I went online with the intention just to check things out. Afrter all, the Intel Core 2 Duo Mobile processors (Merom) used on Notebooks were only just about

  • CEDIA Convention Day One Coverage

    CEDIA officially opened today at the Denver Convention Center. Toshiba added two new 1080p models in the 42-inch and 47-inch screen sizes, and created a whole new sub-category called Cinema Series Pro. These models are an off-shoot of their Cinema Series line, which feature striking piano black cabinetry. Toshiba also announced that they had sold

  • Planex Gigabit Network Attach Storage (NAS)

    The Planex NAS-01G is a single drive Network Attached Storage ( NAS ), that allows for easy back up / storage of your data. With multimedia files now growing in the hundreds of Megabytes, if not Gigabytes, it only makes sense to invest in a large capacity storage solution to store these files in. We

  • Mysterious Lady Nearly Crushed by the MRT

    Not IT related but news nonetheless! A mysterious lady was nearly crushed by the Singapore MRT Train at the Clementi Train Station yesterday, hanging precariously on the edge of the track railing of the high-rised Station! Our Forum Member noobiee has caught some pictures of this unusual sight: A huge crowd gathered below to watch

  • SimpleTech & AMD Devise DDR3 For AM3 K8L

    SimpleTech today announced the joint effort between SimpleTech and AMD to define registers and modules for a DDR3 SDRAM RDIMM. DDR3 RDIMM modules are planned as the natural evolution over today’s DDR2-based solutions and designed to deliver the increased performance and energy efficiency required for future commercial servers and workstations. The work of the two

  • Cheap Merom In October

    Intel plans to start offering an entry-level Core 2 Duo processor, the T5200, for OEM notebook makers in October, in order to compete with AMD’s entry-level Mobile Turion 64×2 CPUs. The T5200 CPU, which will pair with Intel’s 945 chipsets, will gradually take over the role currently being filled by the T2250 and T2050. In

  • VIA C7-D Carbon Free Processor

    VIA today announced the VIA C7®-D processor for a new breed of PC desktop solutions. The VIA C7-D processor with a maximum power consumption of just 20W at 1.8GHz not only sets the benchmark for performance-per-watt operation, but enables further power savings through the use of smaller power supplies and cooling fans, with a side

  • GeForce Go 7700 Powers ASUS A8Js Notebook

    NVIDIA today announced that ASUS has selected the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 graphics processing unit to create the graphically powerful, thin-and-light A8Js notebook. The new GeForce GPU delivers 50% more pixel bandwidth than the NVIDIA GPU used previously in the ASUS A8 series , ushering in new levels of graphics performance and video quality