We have done more testing on the 7800GTX 512MB in SLI and have made a new record with the pair of monsters! The cards were running at 792MHz Core and 2196MHz Memory. More details here.
ATI’s new chipset RD480 will be called Crossfire Xpress 3200. The 3200 number is there because the chipset features 32 lanes for dual PCIe 16X graphic cards. Motherboard manufacturers are making these boards as we speak and there should be some retail boards at launch time. The boards are scheduled for a double jeopardy launch
We have gotten some information regarding a very cool board from AOpen which is targeted at gamers and enthusiasts alike. This AOpen 975Xa-YDG is based on Intel 975X chipset but instead of supporting the usual LGA775 flavors CPUs like Presler and Prescott, this board supports Yonah dual/single core processors. Yonah is certainly a powerful CPU
ARCTIC COOLING launches new series of Graphic card coolers named Accelero (X1 for NVDIA 6800/ 7800 Series and X2 for ATI X1800/ X1900 Series). Vibrations caused by the rotating fan are absorbed by a patented vibration muffler. Complex airflow simulations were conducted during development of the fan, the results were incredible cooling performance at extremely
AMD today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples’ lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006.
Intel formally unveiled a new brand identity today that represents a significant milestone in the company’s history and further signifies the company’s evolution to a market-driving platform solutions company. The key technologies behind Intel’s platform focus include the microprocessor, chipset and software that together enhance system performance and improve the overall user experience. Intel’s new
Rambus today announced the signing of a five-year patent license agreement with Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. which grants AMD a license to Rambus patents. The license includes Rambus patents used in the design of DDR2, DDR3, FB-DIMM, PCI Express* and XDR™ controllers as well as other current and future high-speed memory and logic controller interfaces.
ASUS creates silence once again, this time with their N7800GT TOP SILENT, which uses passive cooling and comes pre-overclocked at the same time!
After more than 20 years of service as a tool to teach consumers what brand of chip to ask for inside a personal computer, Intel has decided it’s out with the old “Intel Inside” campaign in favor of a new logo and tag line that includes the phrase “Leap ahead.” The logo and tag line
Our friends over at HKEPC has got hold of a X1900XTX card already and the R580 die size is noticeably larger than the R520. If the process technology remains at 90nm for the R580, the estimated number of transistors stand at 350M or more compared to 321M for the R520. Radeon X1900 XTX will be
OCZ today announced the release of the first DDR2 modules designed to make use of the recently introduced OCZ XTC heatspreader design. The Gold series modules will come in PC2-4200 and PC2-5400 configurations ranging from 512MB modules to 2GB dual channel optimized kits. Operating at 4-4-4 and 5-5-5 timings, these DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 solutions offer
On the 8th of December 2005, we saw the launch of the Zen Vision: M. From the looks, it does look impressive compared to the earlier review on the Zen Vision which seems rather bulky. Let’s take a look at what this iteration of Zen packs for us consumers. Is it better than it’s predecessor?
We have come to the end of the 1 month Contest sponsored by Corsair. 2 winners have emerged to win themeselves each a set of 2GB TwinX XMS4000 kits rated at DDR500MHz! Our forum member Rithina, has come in a second place with an amazing speed of 406.6Mhz with his own Corsair module!! Deathduo, another
Our friends from the Swedish website 64bits.se have come up with a detailed guide on building the ultimate Christmas PC…. made of gingerbread! Check out the full guides with lots of pictures here and here!
ATi R580 is still on track for launch on 24th January and the official name will be Radeon X1900 series then. There will be cards availability on the day of launch from the AIB partners but we chose to keep our fingers crossed here. There will be 3 flavors at the start; Radeon X1900XT, Radeon
ATI announced All-In-Wonder® 2006 PCI Express® Edition. This new multi-function video card offers consumers an easy choice when it comes to playing great games, listening to FM radio and watching/recording/pausing live TV. Adobe® Premiere® Elements 2.0 is bundled with the product to help edit professional style videos. All-In-Wonder 2006 PCI Express Edition offers budget-minded consumers
The rising number of broadband users has brought about many changes in the way we communicate. Expensive overseas call is almost a thing of the past, replaced by cheaper VOIP services. One of the more popular VOIP service provide is Skype and many new products are spawned due to its overwhelming popularity. We look at
Seagate would buy rival computer disk-drive maker Maxtor for $ 1.9 billion in stock, aiming to cut combined costs and drive development of new products. The deal, which was priced at a 60 percent premium to Maxtor’s latest closing share price, was done in the interest of acquiring Maxtor’s customer base, rather than any specific
Albatron recently announced the new AGP6800GS VGA card featuring an NVIDIA®GeForceTM 6 series GPU for AGP based mainboards. With the AGP6800GS, you are looking at fairly serious gaming equipment. The engine core is rated at a speedy 350 MHz and contains 12 pipelines. This card also has a very attractive memory configuration using 256 MB
Dell is to launch Yonah based notebooks in early February. It will launch a full range of models, Precision M90, Lattitude D620 and D820. PWS M90 – Intel Yonah 756 (1.66GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS M90 – Intel Core T2300 (1.66GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS M90 – Intel Core T2400 (1.83GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS