• Intel & NVIDIA To Present @ Hot Chips

    Intel engineers are expected to present five papers at the forthcoming Hot Chips conference including presentations of “Magpie”, described as a real-time “milliflow aggregation processor”, together with “Paxville” a Xeon-based multiprocessor and “Twincastle” a chipset for servers in support of multiprocessors. Intel is also going to present on “Foxton”,...

  • Radeon X800GT Card Pic

    Our friends at HKEPC has landed themselves with a Radeon X800GT reference card. It is based on R430 core, 8 pipes, 395Mhz core, 700MHz GDDR1/3 memory. It will be announced on 9th of August and will be priced at US$ 149. HIS will be producing this card exclusively at...

  • Forceware 77.76 Released

    NVIDIA today extended the Company’s multi-graphics processing unit (GPU) technology leadership with the introduction of the BETA version of NVIDIA ForceWare graphics driver Release 77.76. Available today at www.nzone.com, the Release 77.76 graphics driver features: · NVIDIA SLI™ technology support for NVIDIA GeForce™ 6600 LE GPUs — delivering SLI...

  • Creative SB Live! 24-bit On More Boards

    Creative today announced that three major PC motherboard manufacturers: GIGABYTE, Shuttle Computer and MSI, will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live!® 24-bit processor into their upcoming product lineups as their on-board audio solution. GIGABYTE will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit processor in its GA-G1915P motherboard that will...

  • Pentium XE & D Take New B-0 Core

    Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition 840 and Intel® Pentium® D processors 840, 830, 820, will undergo the following changes for the A-0 to the B-0 core processor stepping change: • CPUID will change from F44 to F47 • B-0 is pin compatible with A-0 • New S-Specs for converting...

  • Card Makers To Design Own 7800GT Cards

    The Inquirer has more juicy specs on the 7800GT card for us; 400MHz core, 20 pipes, 1GHz GDDR3 memory, 256-bit memory interface, 32GB/s memory bandwidth, 8B gigapixels/s fill rate, 700M vertices/s, US$ 399 at launch on Aug 11. VR-Zone has also learned that the card manufacturers will be designing...

  • AMD Socket F CPUs w/ Integrated PCIe

    AMD first integrates the memory controller onto their processors and is now looking to integrate PCIe as well. The expected timeframe for the PCIe integration onto CPU core will be H2 2006 and AMD Opteron based on Socket F 1207 is expected to take up this integration. You can...

  • ATi X800GT Is 8 Pipes

    ATI will soon introduce, possibly very quietly, its X800GT card. ATI X800GT is eight pipelines card based on R430PRO chip developed on 110nm featuring 160 million transistors. It will be available as both 128MB and 256 MB card in both cases featuring 256 bit memory interface. Card will be...

  • AMD Processors w/ Reduced Lead

    AMD today announced it began this month offering microprocessors with reduced lead content to customers worldwide, nearly one year in advance of a regulatory deadline to reduce lead in electronic products. AMD began offering RoHS-compliant* processors earlier this month, including the AMD Opteron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Athlon 64...

  • Western Digital Extends Warranty To 3 Years

    Western Digital announced that it is increasing the warranty period of some of its hard drives by standardizing all WD enterprise drives to five years and WD desktop and notebook drives to three years. All drives sold through WD’s authorized distributors and manufactured or purchased after June 1, 2005,...

  • WD 400GB Caviar SE16 Hard Drive Available Now

    Western Digital announced the availability of its new high capacity 400 GB Serial ATA (SATA) WD Caviar(R) SE16 desktop-class hard drives. With 7,200 RPM spindle speed, native SATA technology and 16 MB cache, the new desktop-class WD Caviar SE16 400 GB hard drives are ideal for graphic design, video...

  • Swiftech H20-APEX Liquid Cooling Kit

    Swiftech™ today announced the release of the new H20-APEX liquid cooling kit. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of the Company’s recently released "STORM" water-block, which has been received with unprecedented success by the enthusiast community, this next generation cooling system will satisfy both extremes of the...

  • Cooler Express Phase Change Systems

    We have received new details and prices regarding Cooler Express range of products! Check out the details here!

  • Longhorn To Perform Faster Than Windows XP

    Just weeks before the Beta 1 bits are expected to hit, Microsoft has committed to some specific metrics around the kind of fundamental improvements Longhorn will deliver. Microsoft plans to provide a refresh of the Beta 1 bits by mid-September at the Professional Developers Conference. Beta 2 isn’t slated...

  • Intel Dual Core Yonah Details

    Intel has demonstrated design concept desktop PC based on the Intel Dual Core Pentium M “Yonah” processor. The desktop PC is really cool looking and extremely slim and possess all the necessary features. According to HKEPC, Intel Dual Core Yonah is 65nm based, PGA 478 or BGA 479 socket,...

  • Useful Utilities : NiBiTor v2.3, Fraps 2.6.3, ATi Tray Tools 1.0.3.720

    NiBiTor v2.3 : Download - Corrected GeForce 7800 GTX VID mode - Enabled GeForce Go 6800/6800 Ultra exact mode - Added support for GeForce Go 6800 Ultra - Added option to edit Geometric Delta Clocks on GeForce 7800 GTX - Added option to save BIOS without changing checksum -...

  • Intel Celeron M Support Optimized Voltage ID

    Boxed Intel Celeron M 350J, 360J and 370 (Dothan C-step) will undergo the following changes : Products will support Optimized Voltage ID (OVID) OVID methodology defines a VID range that will be given for each boxed Intel Celeron M processor product instead of a single VID No changes expected...

  • Forceware 77.76 Release Tomorrow

    NVIDIA is releasing new Forceware 77.76 drivers tomorrow. Updates includes a new SLI AA mode; 8xAA and 16xAA, along with support for the 6600LE and bridgeless SLi. Among other fixes includes ‘VR-Zone Overcooling’ where throttling kicks in at colder temperature that deters overclocking, Overbright video bug as well as...

  • ATi R520 Has 700Mhz+ 16 Pipes Core?

    ATI wants the R520 to clock at 700 MHz clock or even higher but it’s still undecided as it’s too early to decide on the final number. ATi still has some time so it won’t release those chips in August – it aims to introduce and ship the cards...

  • ULi M1695 : AGP + PCI-E Crossfired

    Our friends at HKEPC has done an interesting review on the ULi M1695 with TGi (Triple Graphics Interface); simultaneous PCI Express x16, AGP 8X, PCI graphics interfaces that allows up to 6 monitor displays. Along with a PCI-E x16 riser card that splits into two x8 slots, you are...