• Intel Compiler 9.0 For Improving Multi-Core Performance

    Intel today announced new tools for software developers to help build threaded applications and extract the best performance from applications on multi-core platforms. Intel’s compilers are designed to help software developers deliver improved performance for their applications running on platforms from handheld devices to desktops, laptops, servers and super...

  • ABIT AA8XE Pencil Voltage Mods

    The plain Jane Abit AA8XE is a very good overclocking board, and only loses out to the Fatality version due to its limited voltage options. VR-Zone shows you how with the humble pencil to even increase the VCore and VDDR.

  • Intel Desktop CPUs Roadmap Updated

    Family Q2 ’05 Q4′ 05 H1 ’06 Extreme Edition  SmithField (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800MHz FSB, HT, EM64T) 840 (3.2GHz) 830 (3.0GHz) 820 (2.8GHz) Presler (65nm, 2 x 2MB L2, Dual Core, EM64T, VT, HT, LT) 9xx (> 3.6GHz) Chipsets 955X Express (Glenwood) Pentium 4 Pentium...

  • Intel Adds Pentium 4 5×1 Series w/ EM64T

    Intel has updated their pricelist with Pentium D pricing as well as Pentium 4 670 and Pentium 4 5×1 series. The Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz) is priced at $ 530, 830 (3GHz) at $ 316 and 820 (2.8GHz) at $ 241. Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz) with 2MB L2 cache...

  • 64-bit Value CPUs : Celeron D vs Sempron

    Processor Family Models Speed FSB L2 Cache 64-bit? AMD Sempron (Socket 754) 2600+ 1.6GHz 200 128KB AMD64 2800+ 1.6GHz 200 256KB AMD64 3000+ 1.8GHz 200 128KB AMD64 3100+ 1.8GHz 200 256KB AMD64 3300+ 2.0Ghz 200 128KB AMD64 Intel Celeron D (LGA775) 326 2.53GHz 133 256KB EM64T 331 2.66Ghz 133...

  • ATi Employs X-Architecture Approach For GPUs

    ATI has used the foundry services of TSMC and a 0.11-micron manufacturing process to produce a PCI-Express graphics processor based on the X Architecture manufacturing approach. ATI’s chip is the first commercial device to use the technology. Use of the X Architecture can reduce chip costs, increase performance and...

  • ACON5 Warp Up

    Xian is the historic capital of China. Known as the Eternal City, Xian of the Shaanxi province has seen thousands of years of history filled with ancient battles. On June 3rd, nearly 100 gamers from 16 nations traveled thousands of miles to Xian for another epic conflict. The battleground...

  • 3-way nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition Boards Shootout

    VR-Zone has taken a close look at 3 nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition boards out there in the market from EPoX, ASUS and MSI. We will touch on the board features, price, performance and overclocking potential to give you a better understanding.

  • A Walk About in SLS (11-6-2005)

    The usual Walk About you all have been waiting for! Catch the latest around Sim Lim Square right in here!

  • NVIDIA Headquarters Tour

    VR-Zone has got a chance to tour around the NVIDIA Headquarters at Santa Clara. However, we are not allowed to take any pictures inside their labs but here are some of the other pictures that might interest you guys.

  • AMD Mobile CPUs Roadmap

    Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 2006 2007 Mobile Athlon 64 Newark (90nm SOI, SSE3, Socket 754, 62W TDP)   Trinidad (90nm SOI, Socket M2, Dual Core, DDR2, Pacifica Virtualization, Presidio Security, 62W TDP) New Core (65nm SOI, DDR3, 35-62W TDP, Larger/Shared Cache) Turion 64 (Mobile Athlon 64 Low Voltage)...

  • AMD Desktop CPUs Roadmap Updated

    Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 H1 ’06 2007 Athlon 64 X2 Toledo (90nm SOI, Socket 939, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB L2, SSE3, DDR400) 4400+ – 2.2GHz 4800+ – 2.4GHz Windsor (90nm SOI, Socket M2 940, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB L2, DDR2 667, Aero Glass graphics, Pacifica Virtualization,...

  • AMD Opteron Roadmap Updated

    Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 H1 ’06 H1 ’07 Opteron 800-Egypt / 200-Italy (90nm SOI, Socket 940, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB, SSE3, DDR400) 865/870/875 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz 265/270/275 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz 100-Denmark (90nm SOI, Socket 939, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB, SSE3, DDR400) 165/170/175 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz ? (90nm SOI, Socket...

  • Special Price For ASUS A8N SLI Bundle @ DAT!

    This offer is proudly brought to you by SiS Technologies (ASUS), Kaira Technologies (XFX) and DAT Computer!   Item Bundled Items Retail Price Special Price For VR-Zone Members! ASUS A8N SLI Alone $ 235 $ 210 + WL-167G USB 2.0 Wireless G Adapter $ 295 $ 255 +  AMD...

  • Computex Taipei 2005 Coverage Roundup

    Halls Pre-Computex Taipei 2005 Part I Report – 29th May Pre-Computex Taipei 2005 Part II Report - 30th May ATi Crossfire @ Computex Taipei 2005 – 31st May Computex Taipei 2005 Day 01 Report Part 1 – 31st May Computex ’05 Day 1 Intel Conference Report - 1st Jun...

  • NVIDIA G7x Mobile GPUs Info

     Market Segment H1 2005 H2 2005 High End GeForce Go 6800 / Ultra Series NV41M  – 12 pipes GeForce Go 7800? G71M (PCI-E) – 16 pipes? Mainstream GeForce Go 6600 Series NV43M – 8 pipes GeForce Go 7600? G73M (PCI-E) – 12 pipes? Value GeForce Go 6400/ 6200 Series...

  • ATi Catalyst 5.6 Released

    ATI today announced the release of a major upgrade to Catalyst™, ATI’s comprehensive software suite that enhances the company’s portfolio of high-performance graphics processors. The publicly available Catalyst 5.6 represents a number of firsts in graphics software including a real-time video preview with on-the-fly adjustments, monthly software upgrades for...

  • Intel 945GZ Chipset For Mainstream

    Intel will add a new integrated 945 chipset, the 945GZ, to bring support for Pentium D dual-core processors to the mainstream market, with volume production slated for the first quarter of 2006. The 945GZ will not offer a PCIe x16 graphics port, will only support 800/533 MHz FSB speeds...

  • Seagate 160GB Momentus Drive Built On Perpendicular Technology

    Seagate today announced the world’s first 2.5-inch disc drive built on perpendicular recording technology — a 160GB notebook PC giant with 25 percent more capacity than the largest capacity notebook drive currently available. Next year Seagate will extend the advantages of perpendicular recording to Momentus 7200.1, a 7,200-rpm drive...

  • Seagate 500GB Barracuda 7200 Series

    Seagate today announced a capacity increase to 500GB for its Barracuda 7200 disc drive family, as well as a powerful 3 Gigabit/second Serial ATA (SATA) interface targeted at high- performance applications such as digital video workstations, nearline storage and PC gaming systems. Seagate also announced the new half-terabyte capacity...