• Intel CPU Die Cost Remains at $40

    Intel’s average manufacturing cost per die will remain constant at approximately $ 40 during the period 2003 to 2005, despite increasing die sizes and rising cost of fabs, mask sets, according to In-Stat. Intel currently has three 90-nm capable fabs, and will have four 65-nm fabs, including one retro...

  • Chaintech Mobo Business As Usual

    Chaintech announced it has no plans to abandon the motherboard market. The comments are in response to published news stories, which incorrectly reported that the company would phase out its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced that Walton Advanced Engineering, Inc. has acquired a 25-percent stake in Chaintech and...

  • Intel Celeron D Takes New G-1 Stepping

    Desktop Intel® Celeron® processors in FC-LGA4 (socket-LGA775) package on 90 nm process will undergo the following changes to the G-1 core processor stepping: • The CPU ID will change from 0XF41 to 0XF49 (Updated Bios required) • No impact anticipated to existing platforms 845, 865 and 852 & 9xx...

  • ASUS 7800GTX-DUAL Card

    ASUS has previously came out with their 6800Ultra-DUAL and 6800GT-DUAL cards but sadly they never really make it into the market. Nevertheless, ASUS has again kicked off development on the 7800GTX-DUAL card this time round as evident from the PCB layout above though no components are being soldered on...

  • Creative Zen Vision Portable Media Player

    We were fortunate enough to be able to lay our hands on the new Portable Media Player, Creative Zen Vision made by world reknown sound card manufacturer Creative Technology. Catacombs shares his “Zen” experience with us!

  • VR-Zone September SMC Promo

    For the month of September, VR-Zone, together with SMC and DAT, is throwing an exclusive special promotion on many of SMC’s latest networking products.   Check out the great bargains here!

  • ATi Radeon X1800 XL Performance

    Model ATI Radeon X850 XT PE ATI Radeon X1800 XL GPU R480 R520 Process Technology 130nm 90nm GPU Speed 540MHz 500MHz Memory 256MB 256MB Memory Speed 1180MHz 1000MHz Pixel Pipelines 16 16 We got hold of some performance figures of the Radeon X1800 XL and using the beta Catalyst...

  • ATi Radeon X1600 & X1300 Info

    Radeon X1600 (RV530) Series ▪ X1600 XT Crossfire Edition : 12 pipelines, 600MHz+ core ▪ X1600 XT : 12 pipelines, 600MHz+ core ▪ X1600 Pro : 12 pipelines, 500MHz+ core Radeon X1300 (RV515) Series ▪ X1300 Pro ▪ X1300 ▪ X1300 HyperMemory

  • ATi To Volume Ship RV515 & RV530

    ATI is likely to follow suit to ship product generation in volume on the day of announcement like NVIDIA. According to THG, there will be plenty of entry-level and mainstream R5xx cards available in stores at launch. The flagship will follow within a few weeks. Most versions of the...

  • Samsung 32GB Memory Cards In H2 2006

    Samsung announced a new flash memory chip on Monday that should pave the way for removable memory cards that can hold up to 32GB of data. Samsung’s 16Gb NAND flash memory chip, which is slated to enter commercial production during the second half of next year, will be manufactured...

  • Intel To Buy RC410 Chipsets From ATi

    Intel has placed orders for PCIe-enabled RC410 chips from ATI in order to maintain its supply of 915-based motherboards as the chip giant is reportedly to phase out its 865 and 915PL/GL chipsets in the fourth quarter and exit the entry-level chipset marke. Intel may purchase entry-level chipsets, mainly...

  • Chaintech V945P Board

    Chaintech today announced it is shipping the Zenith VE V945P, a mainstream Intel-based motherboard with many advanced features for homes, gaming/entertainment systems and business. The new ATX form factor board is based on the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7 Southbridge, and supports Intel’s new Pentium D dual...

  • Albatron PX19-SLI Board

    Albatron has recently announced a powerful PX19-SLI Intel based mainboard featuring dual VGA card SLI technology and supports for the newest Intel Dual Core processors. The PX19-SLI sets itself apart with its pedal-less design. A pedal circuit board is required on most SLI boards and needs to be taken...

  • VR-Zone Overclocking Competition at World Cyber Games 2005

    On the first day of the World Cyber Games National Finals in Singapore, VR-Zone held an overclocking competition as a side attraction at this national event. A total of 10 teams came down to participate to vie for the title of the best overclocker. Check out the excitment!

  • ATi R520 Slated For Oct 5th Launch

    Many AIB partners have received the ATi Radeon X1800XL (R520XL) card samples last Friday and the die size seems to be larger than the R520 sample we received previously. The die size is enlarged from 18.2cm x 19cm to 19.3cm x 19cm so ATi has re-taped the core and...

  • TwinMOS September 2005 Promo!

    TwinMOS has offered some nice promotions for VR-Zone members for the month of September! Below are the promos and the savings you can enjoy if you are a ClubVR member : Promos Items TwinMOS Web Promo Price Special Price for VR-Zone members Mobile Music Disk MMD 318S MP3 Player...

  • ATi X800 GTO & GTO² On Sep 16

    ATi plans to launch X800 GTO equipped with 12 pipelines and clocked at 400MHz on Sept 16 to fight against GeForce 6800XT. There are two versions of the card; 128MB DDR1 running at 350Mhz and 256MB GDDR3 running at 490Mhz. The cores used on the X800 GTO are either...

  • ATi X1800 (R520) Series Info

    Radeon X1800 (R520) Series ▪ X1800 XT Crossfire Edition : 24 pipelines, 10vs, 650MHz core, 1400MHz memory, Composition Engine ▪ X1800 XT : 24 pipelines, 10vs, 650MHz core, 1400MHz memory ▪ X1800 Pro : 16 pipelines, 550MHz core, 1250MHz memory ▪ X1800 XL : 16 pipelines, 500MHz core, 1000MHz...

  • ATi R520LE Info

    ATI will end up with at least four versions of cards based on the X1800-R520 core. This card will be the cheapest version of the R520 core on the market and will be there to fight 6800 LE cards. The Radeon X1800 LE will be twelve pipelines part while...

  • Intel Yonah CPUs Prices

    Processors Series Frequency Bus L2 Cache Price (Jan ’06) Yonah DC X50 2.16 667 2MB $ 639 Yonah DC X40 2.0 667 2MB $ 422 Yonah DC X30 1.83 667 2MB $ 295 Yonah DC X20 1.66 667 2MB $ 241 Yonah SC 756 1.66 667 2MB $ 209...