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  • Futuremark Unveils 3DMarkMobile06

    Futuremark today announced 3DMarkMobile06, a demanding graphics performance benchmarking application for companies developing 3D mobile-device hardware. 3DMarkMobile06 is the only product designed specifically to benchmark next generation OpenGL ES 1.0 and 1.1 mobile hardware. 3DMarkMobile06 Developers’ Edition will be available in November, 2005 via source-code licensing to Futuremark’s BDP members. Compiled versions will be available,

  • Samsung Develops GDDR4 Graphics DRAM

    Samsung has developed the industry’s fastest computer graphics memory and has shipped it to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.The first GDDR4 developed is a 256Mb chip that runs at 2.5Gbps. Samsung Electronics has used cutting-edge technologies called DBI (Data Bus Inversion) and Multi-Preamble, for the first time anywhere, in the development of GDDR4, eliminating

  • ASUS Extreme N7800GT Silencer

    ASUS has been pretty aggressive in employing silent cooling technologies into their cards recently. SilentCool Technology is a fan-less, noiseless cooling solution that uses heat-pipe technology to conduct heat away from the GPU and memories and dissipates from the copper-stacked fins. Currently, the Extreme N6600/GT Silencer and Extreme AX800 Silencer are using this technology and

  • GT Tech’s New Case in Singapore

    There’s a new casing arrival here in Singapore this week. The new GT Tech case that’s here in Singapore, is essentially a Lian Li clone. This new case has the looks and feel of the popular value PC7 case from Lian Li. However, this new case comes with 2 12cm Blue LED fan. Priced at

  • XFX GeForce 7800GT Special Edition Preview

    As we know, most GeForce 7800GT cards available right now are reference designed but XFX has something fancy up their sleeves. Today, we take a look this colorful XFX Geforce 7800GT Special Edition!

  • Fujitsu Quad-core Sparc64 VI+ Info

    Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI+ processor, code-named Jupiter is due for release in 2008, is a four-core processor with clock speeds of at least 2.7GHz. The chip will be built with a Fujitsu’s 65nm manufacturing process and is relatively large at about 460 square millimeters in surface area. Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI, a dual-core processor code-named Olympus has

  • PowerPC 970MP Power Saving Features

    IBM’s new dual-core PowerPC 970MP processor employs several features to let the chip consume less power when possible. One major feature is that one core can shut down if it’s not needed and can cut the power roughly in half by shutting off one of the cores. Having separate caches allows the computer to shut

  • XBox 360 CPU In Mass Production

    IBM said that a custom processor designed for the Xbox 360 console is in production at the company’s East Fishkill, New York, wafer fab and at a fab belonging to Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. The chip includes three 64-bit PowerPC processor cores. Each can support two processing threads simultaneously and operate at clock frequencies

  • NVIDIA GPUs Selected For Power Mac G5

    NVIDIA today announced that it is the exclusive provider of all graphics cards offered on the first PCI Express platform from Apple. The NVIDIA–powered Apple Power Mac G5 platform can drive an incredible amount of screen real estate, providing four expansion slots that can support multiple graphics cards to drive an array of up to

  • New OCZ XTC Heatspreader

    OCZ is extremely excited to announce the PC-3200 and PC-3500 Gold GX series modules which will be the first two products to utilize the latest OCZ heatspreader design. The new, patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design providing more direct access to the actual

  • The Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Singapore 2005

    By a stroke of luck, the CPL returned to Singapore after a 5 year departure. It was exciting for the more old-school gamers who were much more familiar with CPL and many went down just to see Fatal1ty and Vo0 play in person. VR-Zone was very honored to be collaborating with NVIDIA at their booth

  • AMD Socket M2 CPU Processor Running!

    HardOCP had some pictures of the all new AMD CPU based on Socket M2 (940pin). They’ve got a picture of a post screen, stating it’s an AMD Engineering Sample CPU, with 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory.

  • SLi on Intel based ASUS P5WD2 (Intel i955X)?!

    It appears that an Russian based enthusiast that ,Big_Sam, had managed to get SLi working on an Intel chipset board. By using his ASUS P5WD2 Premium, flashed to BIOS version 0519, and switched “PCI Express 4x” mode for the second graphics slot from the BIOS. Then, connected the boards using SLi connector and installed ForceWare

  • DFI LANParty SLI-DR Expert Board

    DFI is getting their SLI-DR Expert board ready for mass availability this week and will use the current nForce 4 SLI chipset instead of the new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset. Reason cited is that there is no performance benefit running two x16. The layout of the SLI-DR Expert board is different from the current

  • AMD FX-60 & X2 5000+ Pricing

    Family Model Oct 24th (PIB SSPB Price) Q1 ’06 (PIB SSPB Price) % Drop Athlon 64 X2 5000+ - $ 902 - 4800+ $ 803 $ 643 20.0% 4600+ $ 643 $ 556 13.5% 4400+ $ 507 $ 467 7.9% 4200+ $ 408 $ 363 11.0% 3800+ $ 328 $ 284 13.4% Athlon 64 FX

  • Intel Delays Next Gen. Itaniums

    Intel has delayed by months the release of the next three major versions of the Itanium processor, a new blow for the processor family. Montecito recently had been scheduled for debut this year will debut in mid-2006. Its successor, “Montvale,” was pushed from late 2006 to 2007, and the next major redesign, “Tukwila,” was pushed

  • AMD Desktop CPU Market Share Rose

    AMD surpassed a 20% share of the desktop PC-use CPU market worldwide in the third quarter of 2005, its first time since 2001, according to Mercury Research. The vendor grabbed a 20.4% share, following Intel with 77.5%. Intel, however, continues to dominate the global CPU market with an 80.8% share in the third quarter, followed

  • Leadtek Winfast PX 7800 GTX Extreme

    Today, VR-Zone takes a look at a radically different 7800 GTX. The Leadtek 7800 GTX Extreme offers a new cooling solution, with an impressive 490MHz core, and 1250MHz memory. Look here to find out how this card performs compared to a reference card!

  • Galaxy GeForce 6600LE DDR3

    The GeForce 6600LE provides a rather low cost solution for budget gamers. Today, VR-Zone takes a look at another 6600LE which arrived at our labs recently, the Galaxy Geforce 6600LE. Equipped with LED fans and RAMsinks, let’s see how this card fares in performance and overclocking!

  • NVIDIA Rebukes ATi’s Claim On SM 3.0

    NVIDIA has issued an official statement on recent ATi’s claim about NVIDIA hardware isn’t SM3.0 compliant : The current debate over WHQL waivers and SM3 compliance forces us to take a public stance regarding these issues. Microsoft is the ultimate judge of pass/fail for a particular hardware/software combination. NVIDIA hardware passes WHQL as judged by