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  • Bigfoot introduces the Killer Network Interface card

    Engadget has posted about this KillerNic creation hours ago on their website. This aptly named Killer Network Interface card just might be the most unique gamer-centric component we’ve seen; this amped up gigabit NIC has its own 400Mhz network processing unit, 64MB of dedicated DDR RAM, a USB 2.0 port, and touts itself as one

  • Yahoo! and Microsoft Bridge Global Instant Messaging Communities

    SUNNYVALE, Calif., and REDMOND, Wash. — July 12, 2006 — Yahoo! Inc. (Nasdaq: “YHOO”) and Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) today will begin limited public beta testing of interoperability between their instant messaging (IM) services that enable users of Windows Live® Messenger, the next generation of MSN® Messenger, and Yahoo!® Messenger with Voice to connect with

  • ATI prepping a new mid-range AGP part

    Taiwanese insiders revealed to DigiTimes last month that NVIDIA was preparing AGP versions of its GeForce 7600 graphics cards for a release some time this quarter. NVIDIA has yet to make any such announcement, but The Inquirer now has word that ATI may also be planning to refresh its mid-range AGP lineup. The site says

  • Prices for 42-inch panels may fall to US$ 700 before 4Q

    Prices for 42-inch panels may fall to US$ 700 before the fourth quarter of 2006, despite being priced at US$ 800 in the second quarter, already below the cash-cost of 42-inch panels from LG.Philips LCD, the company said at its investors conference in the second quarter.

  • Rumored iPod delay dampens NAND flash pricing, Hynix-Samsung price war sparks again

    The first sign of a price upside for NAND flash did not sustain any momentum, and the latest July quotes for mainstream density chips reflect an average 10% sequential drop amid the rumored delay of the high-density iPod nano, according to industry observers. Hynix Semiconductor and Samsung Electronics are also said to be provoking a

  • ATI RV560 and 570 Crossfire to sport internal Xfire bridges

    2 is better than 1 – we have got ATI and NVIDIA both touting this – in fact soon we will have ATI telling us 3 is better than 2 – and NVIDIA have already played their hand and told us they want atleast 4. With this in mind the way that you deploy your

  • ASRock ConRoeXFire-eSATA2 Motherboard Review

    The Intel Core 2 Duo that is about to be launched is making big headlines for those who keep up with the tech buzz for it’s impressive big step-ahead performance. Interest is not just generated from a by-standers’ position but a lot from an eager purchaser, thanks to the very attractive and affordable pricing of

  • Gates says January Vista launch 80% likely

    Microsoft’s decision to delay Office 2007 last month appeared to foreshadow a similar fate for Vista, especially as CEO Steve Ballmer said in May the OS was on track to ship “early in the year”—omitting to reference the official January 2007 launch date. Bill Gates has now elaborated on the Vista launch situation with a

  • Razer as Main Sponsor for the Cyberathlete Professional League Singapore

    The world’s leading brand in high-end computer gaming peripherals, Razer announced its position as the main sponsor for this year’s Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Singapore 2006. Leveraging from a highly successful event at The Padang last October, CPL returns to Singapore for the second year in a row. CPL Singapore 2006, also labeled “The Ultimate

  • Engineered microbes pave way for 50 TB DVDs

    A Harvard scientist has developed a modified protein that he says could allow DVDs to store up to 50 Terabytes of data. The protein, normally found in the membrane of salt marsh bacteria, is converted to intermediate molecules when it enters into contact with sunlight. The intermediate state only lasts hours or days before returning

  • Hybrid 2.5 2.5 Hard Drives

    IN AN ATTEMPT TO improve performance and extend battery life, mobile hard drive manufacturers are working on hybrid designs that combine flash memory with traditional platters. Flash memory’s fast access times, low weight and power consumption, and lack of moving parts make it ideal for mobile environments, which is perhaps why Microsoft has made hybrid

  • ATi PowerColor Cross-Fireage on DFI 975X Infinity!

    Though I’m stuck on the 11x Multiplier and 380+MHz FSB choke on the DFI 975X Infinity, I decided to do some Cross-Fireage overclocking for the hell of it. Setup Consists of Intel Core 2 Duo X6800, DFI 975X Infinity, ATi Powercolor X1900 Cross-Fire running mildly chilled water and 2 x 512MBCorsair 5400UL @ CL4-3-2-1 480MHz!

  • DFI LanParty UT nF590 SLI-M2R/G

    Despite the hype that the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo Processor is generating, the AM2 Socket AMD launched recently still has it’s fair share of supporters and users. We take a brief preview of DFI’s upcoming offering of NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI packed in AMD’s freshly baked AM2 socket. Yes, it is more of a

  • ASUS U5F Superior Mobility Notebook: The White Affair

    Now who says Apple is the only one producing Notebooks colored in total white? This week we present you Asus’s very own white notebook, the Asus U5F. How does this fair lady look, perform and what does she feature? VR-Zone goes in and puts her on the dentist’s chair to see if YOU should be

  • Intel 975XBX, A Pencil & a Better Overclock!

    The Intel 975XBX Board has risen in popularity in the past few months, not just among the mainstream users but also among the enthusiast and overclockers. As a motherboard targeted at the mainstream consumers however, it is quite limited in the voltage options offered in the BIOS, particularly the Memory Voltage. Shaky hands and the

  • ASUS P5W DH Deluxe 975X Board Preview…

    It’s fine time for you, the vr-zoner to check out how exactly does the Asus P5W DH Deluxe, one of the few Intel Glenwood 975X mainboards in the market now that supports the Conroe… Wait! The mainboard comes with a remote control? Wadda…

  • 7950GX2 Overclocking with Intel Conroe

    I have finished building the -30C Chiller for my 7950GX2s and X1900XTs. I’ve just tested overclocking the 7950GX2 on the Intel XBX Motherboard with Intel Conroe X6800. Click on to see the results!

  • Checking Out DFI 975X Inifinity + Pencil Voltage Mods

    We take a first look at DFI’s latest Motherboard 975X Infinity and check out some simple pencil Voltage Mods for the nice board.

  • Corsair New DDR2-800 XMS PRO & XMS XPERT

    Corsair announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD® socket AM2 platform and the upcoming Intel® platform. Joining the growing XMS DDR2 product

  • VR-Zone’s Eskimo Party

    June is one of the hottest period of the year in Singapore… where we enjoy “warm climate” all year round. However a group of us chilled out for 3 days in our Igloo… at VR-Zone’s Eskimo Party! Held in Singapore’s only Ice Skating Ring Fuji Ice Palace, it is the FIRST in the world, Overclocking