• AMD Socket M2 Boards For CeBIT

    By the end of this month, most motherboard makers will receive samples of AMD’s next-generation 940-pin platform for sampling for the March 9-15 CeBIT. Those motherboard companies, however, will need to follow customer confidentiality agreements with AMD and only showcase the respective M2-based models during the show while not...

  • NVIDIA MCP55 Chipsets Lineup

    ● C51XE+MCP55PXE: Supports Socket M2 FX & Athlon 64 processors, 2 x16 SLI slots (total 46 lanes, 9 links), Six SATA ports with RAID5, dual Gigabit LAN with ActiveArmor and UAA Audio. ● MCP55P SLI: Supports Socket M2 FX & Athlon 64 processors, 2 x8 SLI slots (total 28...

  • Chinese New Year LAN Party 06

    VR-Zone held it’s first LAN Party of 2006 during the Chinese New Year Festive period of 3rd, 4th and 5th of February. It lasted a total length of 72 hours and stretched over a 3-day-2-night weekend. Turn out was great and some came despite being sick from eating too...

  • NVIDIA 1GB Quadro Based On G71

    NVIDIA received quite a few orders for these Quadro 1GB SKUs and it has informed its premium customers that it probably cannot ship those cards till April time. A 110 nm based G70 plus one gigabyte of memory on a single PCB needs high voltage so NVIDIA is forced...

  • Cell Processor Powers IBM Blade Server

    IBM is expected to demonstrate a blade server called BladeCenter H next week on Feb. 8 in New York based on the Cell processor. The Cell processor, which also is the brains of Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 3 videogame console, has a PowerPC processing core supplemented by eight special-purpose cores...

  • Intel “Santa Rosa” Slated For March 2007

    Intel’s successor of the current mobile “Napa” platform is developed under the code name “Santa Rosa.” Santa Rosa will be compatible with the recently launched Core Duo chip as well as the next-generation “Merom” processor and a chipset called “Crestine.” Crestline will be base on a 800 MHz FSB...

  • NVIDIA Gains In Desktop Discrete

    Mercury’s findings revealed a continued shift to integrated graphics from discrete graphics in notebooks in the fourth quarter, with integrated reaching a record 77% of total notebook graphics. On the desktop side, integrated as a percentage of total desktop graphics increased to 63% from 60% last quarter. Both NVIDIA...

  • Corsair XMS-3200C2 XPERT 2GB Kits

    Corsair today launched XMS™-3200C2 XPERT™ 2GB memory kits for advanced users who demand performance, aesthetics and functionality in one package. Corsair’s proprietary XPERT memory is the industry’s first intelligent memory module that monitors and displays critical performance parameters. Creating a category of its own, the XPERT series raises the...

  • Swiftech MCW60 VGA Cooler

    Swiftech™ today announced the release of the MCW60 VGA cooling solution, a combination state-of-the-art water-block and copper Ramsinks for high-end video graphics adapters. "This solution reduces the cost of ownership by up to 50% compared to monolithic VGA water-cooling systems, with superior performance where it really counts, silent operations,...

  • NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP

    NVIDIA today announced the new NVIDIA® GeForce 7800 GS GPU for AGP-based systems. Boasting the feature set of the award-winning GeForce 7800 GPUs, the new GeForce 7800 GS GPU features advanced technologies including: NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS AGP-based graphics cards will be available for purchase at Best Buy stores...

  • Voltage Modification For Gigabyte 6600 DDR2

    A while back, we reviewed the Gigabyte 6600 DDR2 and found it to be a pretty interesting overclocker. We decided that the overclocking we did was a little too mild, so we are going to do some soldering work and blast things up the ORB.

  • Syba Sky Pro Skype Phone

    This week we take a look at yet another VoIP phone by a company called Syba. With the current trend of internet service providers increasing their bandwidth and the lower price of broadband, quality of VoIP has increased tremendously and there isn’t any lag like in the old days....

  • Panasonic VS7

    Panasonic brings us their latest phone, the VS7, which sports a large 320×240 QVGA screen and a 2-megapixel camera. Does the camera make the cut, and how do the rest of its features fare?

  • ATi Licensed HDMI Technology

    ATI licensed HDMI high-bandwidth technology from Analogix Semiconductor. The High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) is a method to pass uncompressed video between consumer-electronic devices such as a set-top box, DVD player, or television. The total bandwidth the standard allows is 5 gigabits per second. The Analogix deal means that ATI...

  • GIGABYTE GA-G1975X + Presler Overclocking Test

    According to GIGABYTE, the GIGABYTE G1-Turbo series motherboards are designed for extreme overclockers and hardcore gamers. We have recently gotten hold of a GIGABYTE GA-G1975X based on the Intel 975X Express chipset. We put it through some extreme overclocking tests to see if it lives up to it’s reputation…

  • NVIDIA G80 & ATi R600 Info

    We heard that G80 will be in time for launch in June during Computex and the process technology is likely to be 80nm at TSMC. In the recent statement, NVIDIA has said that they will be backing the 80nm “half-node” process by TSMC where it allows reduction of die...

  • M59 is Mobility Radeon X1900

    It was not hard to get this one as M58 was the codename for the still unannounced Mobility Radeon X1800. We have seen this chip more than once already but we don’t know about any design wins. You can expect that the M59 gets the Mobility Radeon X1900 name....

  • Team Xtreem 2GB PC4000 Dual Channel DDR – CL3

    Team Group Inc is a Taiwan based Company dedicated to providing top quality memory solution. Team introduced a series of memory modules targetted at the enthusiasts, it’s Xtreem series. While we think the name lacks originality and is way too over-used, the proof is in the pudding. Today, we...

  • NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 SDI

    NVIDIA today announced the availability of NVIDIA Quadro FX 4500 SDI, the latest in a line of fully integrated graphics-to-video solutions offering uncompressed SDI output from programmable graphics. NVIDIA Quadro SDI standardized solutions enable customers like NBC Universal to create real time, 3D broadcast graphics which enhance its live...

  • OCZ PC2-6400 EL Platinum XTC Edition

    OCZ today announced the highly-anticipated Platinum XTC memory series. The first inclusion to the new series will be the PC2-6400 EL Platinum Edition XTC, engineered to implement the recently introduced and highly commended OCZ XTC heatspreader design. In addition to offering gamers and overclockers an enhanced thermal solution for...