• ATi R520 Silicon Successful On 3rd Attempt

    ATi has successfully taped out some R520 silicon on their third attempt. The first R520 silicon worked at high speeds but only few chips worked. Wafers are expensive and each costs roughly $ 3000 and if only 20 chips work from your wafer that will make a production costs...

  • Intel Dual Core Itanium & Xeon In Q3

    Intel server-use dual-core Itanium 2 and Xeon processors, including the Montecito Itanium 2, Xeon MP and Xeon DP, are expected to begin hitting the market in the third quarter of this year. The Montecito chip will be unveiled as the Intel Itanium 2 9000 series, and the Xeon chips...

  • Intel 955XM Napa Chipset Cancelled

      H1 2005 H1 2006 Platform Sonoma Napa Pentium M Dothan 90nm, 2MB L2, 533Mhz FSB Pentium M 730/740/750/760/770 Yonah 2M 65nm, Dual Core, 2MB L2, VT, AMT Chipsets Alviso (915GM, 915PM, 915GMS*, 915GML* ) 533/400*Mhz FSB, DDR-2 533/400, GMA900, PCI Express, ICH6-M Calistoga 945PM, 945GM, 940GML* 667/533*Mhz FSB,...

  • Intel Ships 945PL & 945GZ Chipsets For Dual Core

    Intel plans to begin shipping the 945PL discrete chipset for its dual-core Pentium 4 platform in September of this year, with the part targeting the mainstream market. The discrete 945PL chipset will support 800/533 MHz FSB speeds and have a dual-channel DDR2 memory controller. Samples of the 954PL will...

  • Samsung “True” DDR2-667 Memories In Production

    Samsung Electronics today announced that it has begun mass producing 667 Mbps DDR2 (Double Data Rate 2) DRAM memory. Designed for faster data transfer in desktop and notebook PCs, workstations and servers, DDR2-667 has 25 percent greater bandwidth than the fastest main memory available today. The new Samsung DDR2-667...

  • IBM “Cool Blue” Datacenter Cooling Technology

    IBM today introduced “Cool Blue,” a technology component that can use the existing chilled water supply for air conditioning systems already located in the majority of customer datacenters to reduce server heat emissions by up to 55 percent. IBM is the first systems vendor to develop such a technology....

  • DRAM Chip Prices Rebound

    Contract prices for memory products, such as DDR, DDR2, SDRAM and NAND flash, rebounded in July according to manufacturers and suppliers. For the 256-Mbit DDR-400, contract prices went up by 2.3 percent to $ 22 while prices for 512-Mbit DDR-400/333/266 memories went up by 3.3 percent to $ 44....

  • Intel E7230 Mukilteo Chipset Launched

    Intel Corporation today introduced the dual-core Intel® Pentium® D processor-based platform for entry-level servers that includes two processor cores in one processor and the corresponding Intel® E7230 chipset. With highly competitive pricing, this platform is a great value for smaller businesses wishing to buy powerful entry-level servers. Intel’s new...

  • Germany Considering AMD Tech Transfer To Singapore

    The German government is still considering a request from AMD to export microprocessor production technology developed and used in AMD’s Dresden factory to Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore. The proposed technology transfer is part of a process technology and manufacturing partnership that includes Chartered Semiconductor. Initially, AMD had planned to...

  • EPoX Boards w/ AMD Dual Core Support

    Chipset Model Name nForce4 SLi 9NPA + SLi; 8NPA3J SLi nForce4 4X 9NPA7I; 8NPA7I; 8NPAJ nForce4 9NPAJ; 9NPA3J/I nForce3 250 9NDA3I; 8KDA7I VIA K8T890 9HEAI EPoX, a leading manufacturer of high performance motherboards, announced it is a launch partner for AMD’s new dual-core processor technology. EPoX will be one...

  • PowerColor THEATER™ 550 PRO

    The PowerColor THEATER™ 550 PRO is revolutionary product that is meant for the home PC user who craves a superior home theater experience on their computer. It brings visual detail and impact through its many advanced video processing features, including a 3D comb filter.

  • A Walk About SLS (09-07-2005)

    It’s the usual SLS Walkabout, bringing you the latest in hardware and the most interesting stuff, all in our premier IT shopping mall, Sim Lim Square.

  • ASRock 865PE & 915PL Boards Support Dual Core

    ASRock has a new board called 775i65PE based on 865PE chipset with LGA775 socket that is able to support Dual core processors such as 800MHz FSB Pentium D and even 1066MHz FSB Pentium XE. Of course, the only drawback for this board is AGP and PCI based but ASRock...

  • GeForce 6600LE Card Details

    The first GeForce 6600LE card has reached the hands of HKEPC. Notice that it has the SLI connector on the card which allows SLI bridging with another 6600LE card since it is using the 6600GT PCB. The current core of the 6600LE (NV43-V) is in fact 6200 core which...

  • Coolermaster New Cases

    Coolermaster has several new cases coming up like the CMStacker 810, Centurion Micro-ATX 540/541 as well as the Praetorian 730.

  • Intel Prepares Pentium D + Mukilteo For Server

    Intel is expected to announce next week that its Pentium D can now be sold with a new Intel E7230 chipset for entry-level servers. Code-named Mukilteo, the chipset is the follow-on to Intel’s Copper River, which is commonly used in workstations. The chipsets will sell for $ 36 apiece...

  • IBM PowerPC 970MP & 970FX LV CPUs

    IBM has released details about two new PowerPC chips designed for entry-level servers and PCs. The PowerPC 970MP is a dual-core version of the PowerPC 970FX and IBM will release a low-power version of the PowerPC 970FX. Each of the two 64-bit cores has its own dedicated 1MB of...

  • EPoX Thunder Probe™ – Hardware Monitoring Utility

    EPoX Thunder Probe, the latest and enhanced version of the hardware diagnostic software, is intended to give overclockers or power users a user-friendly and cool-looking GUI through which they are able to monitor and record the voltage, temperature and speed of a variety of hardware. EPoX has also created...

  • Single 7800 GTX Nearing 12K on 3DMark05

    Shamino has managed to run a single ASUS EN7800GTX card over 800MHz Geometry Clock which in fact is 770MHz core clock. The 3DMark05 score is simply amazing reaching nearly 12K on a single card. It is a pity that 7800GTX SLI on 3DMark05 is heavily CPU limited, if not,...

  • LG LCD Monitors Promo w/ Free Phone or Backpack!

    From July 7th to 22nd, with any purchase of selected LG LCD monitors or multi-function TV monitors will entitled you to get a FREE Caller ID Phone or a nice backpack. There are in total 14 models to choose from and the 17" model with 8ms response time is...