• Customers losing business due to Internet downtime

    Singapore, 19th April – customers of Internet Colocation provider SphereoSoft have been experiencing downtime for the past few days. SphereoSoft has been defaulting payment to their back-end infrastructure provider Pacific Internet Network Operations Center, and this resulted in Pacific Internet cutting off the internet lines to all customers of...

  • Tomorrow’s Nanotechnology, Today…

    A prime example of future technologies happening today. Nanowelding as described in the following article has great potential for extreme miniaturization. The target systems and components would posess lower resistance and smaller welds allowing more resistors into a smaller space. This would do wonders for many components and peripherals,...

  • The Coolest Remote Controlled Vehicle on Earth (or in Low Earth Orbit)

    Watching this machine at “work” makes the materials engineering and miniaturisation technologies evident. But mostly it’s just mega-cool!

  • The 7600GT Shoot-Out

    Looking for a two hundred dollar Video Card upgrade to enjoy the new games at a decent frame rate? Your “Google” and “Price Lists” search would probably land you somewhere in the 7600GT puddle. But this is no small puddle, and you find it tough to decide on which...

  • DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR Review + BIOS Guide

    The DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR is the second motherboard based on the ATI CrossFire CFX3200 chipset which offers the latest technological feature such as dual x16 PCI Express Lane capability relying on just one chipset. Like the ASUS A8R32 MVP Deluxe we have reviewed just a short while...

  • NVIDIA Geforce 7600 & 7900 GT May come to AGP

    It seems that NVIDIA’s partners are playing with the thought of bridging the 7600GT and 7900GT down to AGP. The 7600GT would replace the 6600GT AGP, while the 7900GT AGP should become the new AGP performance king. The price tags should hover somewhere around USD$ 250-USD$ 300. This should...

  • Quad SLI May Increase Performance, But May Degrade Too

    Systems with quad SLI allow to turn on 32x antialiasing, the maximum level possible today, or to play the latest games in 2560×1600 resolution with all the quality improvement features activated. According to benchmark results obtained by MVKTech, four GeForce 7900 graphics processors may not only provide only slight...

  • Exclusive! ATi’s DIY Overclocking Heroes Summit

    China, Beijing, 14th of April – Held over a period of several weeks with the final showdown held in Beijing, heroic and courageous overclockers gathered at the Beijing University’s Memorial Hall for ATi’s DIY Overclocking Heroes’ Summit. The Competition blasted off with 3 levels of tournaments, the low-end, mid-range...

  • Realtek presents WLP3.0 compliant HD Audio Codec: ALC888 & ALC885

    The world’s largest Audio Codec supplier, Realtek presented their latest generation of HD Audio Codec, including the top-end ALC885 and the ALC888 which supports VOIP/Skype telephony functions. According to project manager, Mr Chia-Che Tsai, most Audio Codecs in the market now, including Realtek’s ALC882/883, oes not comply with Microsoft’s...

  • VR-Zone’s China Team wins ATi Overclocking Competition

    In one of the biggest Overclocking Competitions in China, Beijing, held by ATi just 2 days ago on Sunday, our VR-Zone Team-Mate Xu Gang emerged the champion , acheiving a score of 17777 3D Marks within a very limited time frame. His winning setup consisted of an AMD Opteron...

  • Sunon Waturbo Liquid Cooling Heatsink presented at IDF Taipei

    Sunon, one of the sponsors for IDF Spring@Taipei presented their latest ‘Waturbo’ liquid core heatsink. Utilising Sunon’s latest ‘whirlpool water convection’ technology, Sunon’s Deputy Director, Masaharu Miyahara presented to the forum how the fan invokes a pump hidden within the core to circulate the coolant sealed within. The conductivity...

  • ATI to delay 80nm production at TSMC, say sources

    With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not being able to improve yield rates on its 80nm manufacturing process, ATI Technologies will forego manufacturing its graphics chips on 80nm node this year, according to industry sources. TSMC declined to comment on the report, citing customer confidentially, while ATI stated that...

  • The LG Pan Asian Family Festival 2006

    Singapore, April 17, 2006 – LG Electronics (LG), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, hosts the 2006 LG Pan Asian Family Festival, the first of it’s kind, at the Swiss Hotel in Singapore. This was to build stronger relations with local dealers and the community. Other than...

  • OCZ EL DDR PC-3200 Dual Channel Titanium XTC

    OCZ today announced the first Titanium XTC products—PC-3200 EL Titanium DDR 1GB module and 2GB Dual Channel kit. The PC-3200 Titanium XTC will be available in 1GB (1024MB) modules and 2GB (2x1024MB) dual channel kits and rated to run 2-3-2-5 timings for enhanced system performance.

  • Samsung To Launch Origami PC in May

    Samsung Electronics announced on Thursday that it is planning to put its ultra mobile PC(UMPC) Q1 model, on worldwide sale in May. Samsung’s Q1 is based on the Origami platform developed by Microsoft and Intel. It has a 7-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor with 22.7/13.9/2.6 cm dimensions and...

  • Scythe Mi-ne Multi-Socketed Heatsink Review

    After a long hiatus from some consumer cooling products, VR-Zone brings you some insights on a particular heatsink from Scythe, the Scythe Mine. How would the Mine match up to the Scythe Ninja, which took the consumer PC cooling market by storm a few months back? We shall see...

  • Sharp makes first true VGA mobile

    What is claimed to be the world’s first true VGA (480 x 640 pixels) phone is now available from Vodafone KK in Japan. The 904SH is made for Vodafone by Sharp. By contrast, the best colour screen handsets have previously only boasted QVGA (Quarter VGA). The 904SH has a...

  • Matrox New TripleHead2Go enhances Surround Gaming

    Building on the momentum of the award-winning DualHead2Go, the new TripleHead2Go is a palm-sized box which uniquely allows you to add three 19″ monitors with a combined resolution of up to 3840×1024 and an incredible 45″ of total diagonal to many workstations, gaming systems and laptops – even if...

  • iRiver E10 said to sport TV remote control

    iRiver will ship its latest hard drive-based MP3 players, dubbed the E10, into the South Korean market later this month, pitching the machine’s 6GB capacity, 1.5in colour screen and 32-hour playback period against Apple’s iPod Nano. It’s claimed the device also operates as a TV remote control.

  • Samsung Announces 3D Chip Packaging Technology

    Samsung just announced a new method to pack more memory into small spaces — three-dimensional chip packaging. The technique works by adding “through silicon” interconnects on the memory module and then daisy chaining multiple modules through the interconnects. Samsung has dubbed this new technology “wafer-level stack process” or WSP.