• Intel Xeon Takes New G1 Stepping

    Intel® Xeon™ Processor will undergo the following changes for the E-0 to G-1 core processor stepping change: ● CPUID will change from 0F41h to 0F49h ● E-0 is pin compatible with G-1 ● New S-Specs for converting products ● The G-1 stepping will also be the conversion to a...

  • Samsung SpinPoint P120 SATA2 Series

    Samsung introduces four new hard disk drives with increased storage capacity to its award winning family. The new SpinPoint P120 Series hard drives include both Serial ATA with 3.0GB per second (Gbps) and Parallel ATA versions and are available with either a 200GB or a 250GB capacity. All four...

  • Sparkle GeForce 6500

    SPARKLE has launched GeForce 6500 with peerless performance and dazzling graphics. It is specifically designed to satisfy gamers who are looking for an entry-level graphics card with top notch performance. SPARKLE GeForce 6500 supports Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and Shader Model 3.0 and provides realistic graphics, flexible applications and excellent stability...

  • Mounting the Vapochill LS onto a 7800GTX

    Getting commercial “off-the-shelf ” phase-change coolers for the graphics cards is not easy. Without phase-change building skills, one way would be to convert existing CPU phase-change coolers. Our forum member Fatboy shares with us how he converted his Asetek Vapochill LS into a 7800GTX Cooler.

  • Silverstone SG-01 review

    VR-Zone brings you an indepth review of the Silverstone SG-01, the SFF-like Cube case that accepts a micro atx mainboard.

  • 7800GT Voltage Mods

    The 20 pipe-lined 7800GT is the latest addition to the nVidia 7 series of GPUs. There is a lot more potential in these GPUs once enough cooling and voltage is applied to them. VR-Zone shows you how to voltage mod the 7800GTs.

  • AMD Athlon 64 3400+ Socket 939

    During the recent World Cyber Games Singapore Finals, VR-Zone got a close encounter with these rare AMD processors. Being marked as AMD Athlon 64 3400+, these CPUs are actually based on the 939 pin socket. While the 754 pin brother is commonly available at various retailers, this CPU is...

  • VR-Zone Overclocking Competition @ WCG 2005

    Venue : Suntec Level 4 Hall 401 Date : 9th September 2005 Time : 10am – 6pm VR-Zone will be organizing an overclocking competition over at WCG 2005 National Finals on 9th of September Friday and will be one of the highlight of the whole event. It will be...

  • ATi R520 Preview

    ATi has originally planned to launch their next generation R520 at Computex Taipei 2005 but was faced several delays. According to sources from several AIB partners, the most likely launch for ATI R520 now is mid October. We have taken a first look at a R520 Rev 02 engineering...

  • LG Cable SHS X-500 CPU Cooler

    When one thinks of LG, CPU coolers certainly do not come to mind. However, it seems that the Korean company is moving into the computer hardware arena, more specifically, the cooling arena. We managed to obtain a sample of the LG SHS-X500, a heatsink designed for Socket 478, 754...

  • New CREATIVE STORE Preview

    The new CREATIVE STORE occupies the whole of their ground floor totaling 30,000 sq ft, fully air-conditioned showroom space with over 40 demo stations. At the same time Creative announced the launch of Soundbuzz Music Video Store to deliver music videos to the consumers. The new Soundbuzz Music Video...

  • Shuttle XPC Tools

    Shuttle is proud to announce the immediate availability of XPC Tools, a powerful yet easy to use system management utility, designed exclusively for the XPC. XPC Tools enables XPC users to monitor, in real-time, system performance and thermal characteristics, and to adjust the XPC’s Smart Fan features accordingly. XPC...

  • DFI Overclocking Competition in China, Bei Jing

    DFI, together with Chinese Media Beareyes.com and GZeasy.com, organized an overclocking competition in China, Bei Jing on the 3rd of september. It attracted a huge crowd of overclockers all over China. After making it through the semi-finals which was held online, 10 top-notch overclockers all made it down to...

  • Inno3D 7800 GTXes Break 17K 3d Mark 05 on DFI SLI!

    Inno3D 6800Ultra was the first card to break the 17K barrier in 3D Mark 03 last year when we benchmarked with it: Full thread here. This year…. Inno3D 7800GTXes Break the 17K barrier again, this time on 3d Mark 05 on DFI nForce 4 board modded to SLI!! More...

  • Chartered To Make ATI GPUs For Handhelds

    ATI and Singapore’s Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing have struck a silicon foundry deal. ATI has received functional samples of its Imageon 2240 media processors for high-volume camera phones from Chartered. Following the successful prototyping, Chartered will start volume production on its 0.13-micron process, thereby providing ATI with additional manufacturing capacity...

  • ATI Radeon X1800 “R520″

    Our friends at HKEPC has gotten themselves a R520 card and it will probably be officially known as Radeon X1800 when launch in early October. Interestingly, there are 16, 24 and 32 pipes versions but there are only 10 pieces of the 32 pipes versions exist currently. The core...

  • NVIDIA GeForce 6500 GPU

    NVIDIA is preparing GeForce 6500 to pit against the ATI Radeon X550. It uses 6200TC (NV44) core but does not support Turbo Cache. The core clock is estimated to be 400MHz. There will be onboard memory on the card and will not share or uses the system memory. Through...

  • Intel 975X Express Chipset Info

    Processors Support : • Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition / Pentium D / Pentium 4 6xx • Supports 800/1066Mhz FSB for Dual-Core & Single core CPUs • Intel Memory Pipeline Technology • Supports Quad Threads Memory Support : • 8GB max memory (256Mb, 512Mb, 1Gb) • DDR2 533/667 (2...

  • Intel Pentium XE 955 “Presler” Info

      H2′ 05 H1 ’06 Extreme Edition  SmithField (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800FSB, HT, EM64T) XE 840 (3.2GHz) XE 830 (3.0GHz) XE 820 (2.8GHz) Presler (65nm, 2 x 2MB L2, Dual Core, 1066FSB, EM64T, VT, HT, LT) XE 955 (3.46GHz) Chipsets 955X 975X Pentium D Pentium...

  • Kingmax Mars Series DDRII-800

    The Kingmax DDRII 800 will soon make its debut after the DDRII 533/667 completes mass production and once again prove its capabilties as a top memory manufacturer. In the earlier part of the year at Cebit Hannover and Computex Taipei, Kingmax first unveiled the new DDRII 800 memory, which...