• Fujitsu Develops “Teflon” for Hard Disk Platters

    Fujitsu Laboratories, Inc. has been working on ways to improve hard drive technology with the end result of increased and stabilized platter densities. One of Fujitsu Lab’s works in progress is to increase the thickness of the lubricant layer on hard disk media (PDF, March 2005). Fujitsu claims this...

  • ATI Radeon X1900 GT Leaked

    There is a new Radeon X1900 series graphics card waiting in the wings. According to internal documents, ATI is set to release a single-slot Radeon X1900 GT with 36 pixel shaders. The card is in effect, a cut-down version of the Radeon X1900 XTX and is positioned to go...

  • Toshiba claims world’s first notebook with HD DVD-ROM drive

    Toshiba today continued its roll out of HD DVD products with the launch in Japan of the world’s first notebook offering an HD DVD-ROM drive. The Qosmio G30/697HS will be available in the Japan market in mid-May, as the latest product in the company’s line-up of AV notebooks. Along...

  • ATI SB600 southbridge to arrive in May

    Billy Wang, vice president for Asia Pacific and China at ATI Technologies, stated yesterday that the company’s new SB600 southbridge chip will be introduced in May. Wang was responding to recent speculation that ULi Electronics may no longer provide southbridges for ATI-based motherboard platforms, following its acquisition by ATI-rival...

  • Interview with Singapore’s Top Gaming Clan X3M

    Singapore Top Gaming Clan X3M has been in the local Gaming scene for many years now. Throughout the years, the Clan has grown in fame and recognition. We took the chance to conduct an interview with one of the Clan’s key person, Kelvin, also known as Demonlism, the leader...

  • VR-Zone Third T-Shirt Parade this Saturday!

    Dear beloved VR-Zone Readers, we will be holding our third VR-Zone T-shirt collection this coming Saturday. Come collect and parade in your VR-Zone T-Shirts with pride. After all, this is where only the l33test and strongest geeks survive! Join our big and closely-knitted VR-Zone Community today!

  • Presler 965XE tested at HKEPC.com

    HKEPC, a renowned Hong Kong Hardware enthusiast site has just taken the Intel Pentium 965XE for a test drive, the results returned isn’t optimal and the CPU still loses out the FX-60 a fair bit, especially in gaming related benchmarks. do take a look here for more details.

  • Chipset makers to roll out products supporting DDR2-800

    Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), VIA Technologies, Nvidia and ATI Technologies will introduce chipsets supporting DDR2-800 starting in the first half of 2006, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times.

  • Sim Lim Square Walkabout 9th April 2006

    Monday… and we’re back at our desk jobs with the lingering after-taste of an unfulfilled weekend. Unfulfilled because we’ve not had our weekly dosage of VR-Zone’s Sim Lim Square Walkabout. Well no more monday blue excuses to throw now, because we’re back to haunt and tempt you… resistance is...

  • Maxtor Cuts Jobs and Prepares for Seagate Takeover

    Despite growth in the storage industry, jobs and locations will always be expendable — this is just the nature of business. Maxtor announced that it will be cutting roughly 900 jobs in its Singapore location. The company blames the job cuts on net losses amounting up to $ 104...

  • SanDisk and Toshiba to Build Massive NAND Fab

    In the interest of supply and demand, SanDisk and Toshiba have entered a joint agreement to build a massive NAND fabrication facility in Japan. Due to the rise in demand and sales of devices such as portable MP3 players and other portable storage devices, NAND flash memory technology is...

  • Komag Extends Media Deal With Hitachi GST

    Komag, a key ingredient to Hitachi’s hard disk drive success, has announced an agreement with Hitachi GST to supply 3.5-inch hard disk drive media under a five year growth plan. Komag has been a media supplier for Hitachi GST hard disks for several years already. From the looks of...

  • KODE5 Forms Revolutionary Council

    Like Jedi Masters trying to unite the “Force” for the good of the galaxy, a group of dedicated individuals from all over our side of the galaxy has stepped out to form a Council to bring the newly launched global gaming league KODE5 to the next level. “With their...

  • ASUS N4L-VM DH mATX Motherboard

    The ASUS N4L-VM DH Motherboard is one of the few desktop motherboards that support Intel Core Duo, which are primarily designed and produced for the mobile market(ie: laptops). It comes in a mini-ATX package and several key features make it a board many would consider when building a Home...

  • OCZ PC2-5400 EL Platinum Edition XTC

    OCZ launched the PC2-5400 Platinum XTC Series with enhanced latency. By integrating 3-3-3 timings, these next generation DDR2-667 solutions are the fastest available in the PC2-5400 speed-grade. The demand for high performance DDR2 continues to mount due to the interdependence of several existing Intel platforms and the impending arrival...

  • DFI LAN Party CFX3200 DR Motherboard Sneak Preview

    We have just received a review sample of the DFI LAN Party CFX3200-DR Motherboard based on the ATi Cross-Fire Xpress 3200 chipset. It looks very similar to the RDX200 motherboard we reviewed a while back. However, notice the diagnostic LED Code panel at the bottom left of the motherboard....

  • SMC Unveils Skype Wi-Fi Phone

    SMC is among the first to launch a PC independent VoIP device that uses the popular Skype software for making high quality, free or low-cost calling options, the SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone. The SMC WSKP100 Skype Wi-Fi phone is compatible with most standard 802.11b/g access points and provides...

  • ASUS Premium Boards To Bundle w/ InterVideo Software

    ASUS recently announced the bundling of multimedia software Media Launcher from cooperative partner, digital media leader InterVideo, along with the ASUS premium motherboard series. The InterVideo Media Launcher for instance, is a multimedia editing, monitoring, and managing software, which includes WinDVD Creator2, PhotoAlbum, Disc Master2.5, DVD Copy2.5, and recently...

  • GeForce Go 7900 GTX Soon

     Market Segment Q1 2006 Q2 2006 High End GeForce Go 7800 GTX (G70M) GeForce Go 7800 (G70M) GeForce Go 7900 GS (G71M) GeForce Go 7900 GTX (G71M-Ultra) Mainstream GeForce Go 7600 (G73M) Value GeForce Go 7400 (G72M) GeForce 7300 (G72M) We heard that NVIDIA is preparing the highest performing...

  • AMD Mobile CPUs Roadmap

    Models H2 2006 H1 2007 Turion 64 Taylor (90nm, Socket S1, Dual Core, Rev. F, 2 x 512KB L2, DDR2 667, EVP, DMX, AMD-v, 35W TDP) TL-60 (2.0GHz/512KB x2) TL-56 (1.8GHz/512KB x 2) TL-52 (1.6GHz/512KB x 2) TL-50 (1.6GHz, 256KB x 2) Tyler (65nm, Socket S1, Dual Core, Rev....