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  • ATi RS485 Chipset Info

    ATi RS485 IGP chipset is slated for release in Q2 2006 and will be officially known as Radeon Xpress 300. This chipset will be supporting the upcoming AMD Socket M2 processors but the integrated graphics core will still be X300 but no HyperMemory. However the core clock will be higher. It will be paired up

  • Intel To Demo Quad Core Clovertown

    Intel is going to show off functional quad-core Clovertown on Friday at an analyst meeting. Since the final silicon is more or less two Woodcrests on an MCM, speed and stability should be pretty good for a chip that isn’t due out for another 12 months. AMD has shown four ways as early as last

  • Intel Xeon MP Tulsa Info

    ▪ 65nm ▪ 435mm2 die size ▪ 1.328B transistors ▪ Dual Core, 4 threads ▪ 2 x 1MB L2, 16MB shared L3 cache ▪ 1.25V / 150W TDP ▪ 667/800MHz 3-load FSB ▪ Support for VT, DBS & Pellston ▪ Part of Truland Platform ▪ See also Tulsa Wafer

  • Intel Xeon DP Woodcrest CPUs

      H1 2006 H2 2006 Platform Bensley Xeon DP 5000 Series Dempsey (90nm, 1066MHz FSB, 2 x 2MB L2) 5020 – 2.5GHz 5030 – 2.66GHz 5040 – 2.83GHz 5050 – 3GHz 5060 – 3.2GHz 5070 – 3.46GHz Woodcrest (65nm, 1333MHz FSB, 4MB shared L2) 5110 – 1.6GHz 5120 – 1.86GHz 5130 – 2.0GHz 5140 –

  • 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 revealing detailed specifications. AMD plans to

  • 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 lanes, 6 links), Six SATA ports

  • 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 much New Year goodies…

  • 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 and integrate “Kedron,” apparently Intel’s codename

  • 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 and ATI gained share in the

  • 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 bar on enthusiast memory. Based on

  • 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, and complete freedom in terms of

  • 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 and on, as well as

  • 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. Does this phone deliver? Find out

  • 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?

  • 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 size by 19%. We have previously

  • 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 take a look at their Dual

  • 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 to air programming with dynamic content

  • 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 their memory, the PC2-6400 Platinum XTC

  • Foxconn C557AA Board : C55+MCP55

    Based on the latest Foxconn roadmap we have seen, there is a C557AA board slated for sampling in Q1 that is based on the NVIDIA C55 chipset with MCP55. We have not heard of C55 before so it could be the next chipset for Intel Pentium XE and D processors after NVIDIA has canceled their