w0mbat in our forums has something nice for us again and this time round he brought us RV630 and RV610 cards. There are some misconceptions that the top card is a R600XT card, which is in fact a RV630XT card. It has 128-bit memory interface and supports GDDR4 in 256/512MB configurations. It requires an additional
Scythe latest cooler designs; Mini Ninja and Kama Cross. Pics first, more details later.
Stardom has an impressive showcase of NAS and SAN. A must for storage freaks to check them out.
Enermax has a new case with e-SATA ports along side with the usual USB ports. Certainly the popularity of eSATA has picked up pretty much that motherboard makers are making provision for more eSATA ports on their back multi-IO panel. In the future, we will start seeing cases with more eSATA ports. Enermax also has
To offer users the best video and audio performance from their original media sources, ASUS has released the new range of HDMI Interfaced motherboards with HDCP compliancy – the ASUS M2A-VM HDMI motherboard. The ASUS M2A-VM HDMI motherboard also supports High-Bandwidth Digital-Content Protection (HDCP). The ASUS M2A-VM HDMI motherboard also provides support for with multiple
VR-Zone brings you a pre-CeBIT coverage before it is even officially opened. Check out what’s installed for you over at ASUS, ABIT, MSI, Gigabyte, Foxconn, ECS booths.
Intel is preparing to sample a 90-nm 128-Mbit phase change memory to customers in the first half of 2007. Mass production could begin before the end of 2007. The 128-Mbit had demonstrated … wait… that’s not what we’re talking about! Yes please, give me the REAL Phase Change RAMs!
Fujitsu announced the development of the MHW2040AC model 2.5” HDD for use in automotive and various equipment that must operate in harsh environments, ranging from cold climate regions to deserts. The new model will be available on global basis at the end of March, 2007. The new model features a top-class operable temperature range of
SanDisk broadened its solid state drive (SSD) product line for the portable computer market with the introduction of a 32GB, 2.5-inch SATA interface model, compatible with most mainstream notebook designs. Coming just two months after SanDisk introduced a 1.8-inch SSD for ultraportable notebooks, the 2.5-inch SSD is now available to PC manufacturers as a drop-in
AMD hasn’t been rolling out any desktop chipsets ever since their 750/760MP/MPX chipsets, and it’s about fine time that they made an attempt at the chipset market again. VR-Zone brings you an in-depth article of AMD’s latest chipset, the AMD 690G in Biostar’s context, the Biostar TA690G. THe 690G consists of a RS690 Northbridge and
In just a few weeks previous, there were about 4 different models of NVIDIA 680i SLI motherboards in the market – the reference boards used by EVGA, Inno3D, Biostar, etc, the IN9 32x MAX from abit, the GA-N680SLI-DQ6 from Gigabyte, the Striker Extreme and P5N32-E from ASUS. The latest addition to this list is the
Info-Tek released today its GECUBE X1950XT X series for the PCI-Express 16X Lane. The GECUBE X1950XT X series PCI-E also uses the ATI Radeon R580+ chip matched to 512MB of GDDR3 memory. Added to the mix is GECUBE’s copper Turbo Extreme Silent Fan with reduced air resistance, improved heat dissipation and lower noise.
NVIDIA is set to launch mainstream 8600GTS (G84-400) and 8600GT (G84-300) as well as 8500GT (G86-300) on 17th of April. GeForce 8600GTS and 8600GT will have 256MB GDDR3 memories onboard and sports 128-bit memory interface but no HDMI yet. GeForce 8600GTS is meant to replace 7950GT and 7900GS while 8600GT to replace 7600GT and 8500GT
Zotac is one of the latest Graphics Card Maker to enter the market. In fact, if you drop by their website, you’ll see that it has just started up and is still under construction. From market industry talks, it seems that unlike ATi/AMD AIB partner policy, whereby price-protection is pretty tightly enforced, NVIDIA AIC partners
Hardspell is reporting that R600 GDDR3 card uses 12 layers PCB while the R600 GDDR4 card uses 12-16 layers PCB. The silicon for R600 only reaches A13 revision and there are no A14, 15 or 17 revisions. According to them, currently all the ATi R600 benchmarks out there aren’t real and R600 core clock is
It has been found that some games running under Windows Vista enable 16x coverage sampling anti-aliasing (CSAA) when 4xAA is selected in the game menu, resulting in deflated performance on Geforce 8800 cards. The problem occurs with NVIDIA Vista drivers 100.54 and later. The same effect will occur in future “Release 100″ Windows XP drivers.
VIA today launched the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, certified Vista-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide OEMs with a flexible platform for power efficient embedded and desktop systems. Supporting the VIA V4 FSB up to 800MHz, the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset supports all VIA C7, VIA C7-D and VIA Eden (V4)
VR-Zone brings you yet another Core 2 Duo mainboard Review, the Foxconn 975X7AB. Featuring Foxconn’s very own Foxone overclocking technology, let’s take a look how well it performs against its 975X competitors as we explore the Foxconn 7950GT 256MB OC Edition at the same time…
The 8800 series of graphics cards from NVIDIA house the first generation of GPUs capable of DirectX 10. They came positioned at a higher price segment of the market, and this may be one of the main reason barricading people from upgrading. Recently, the 8800GTS 320MB was launched, same specifications as the 640MB version, just
We told you about the possibilities of a FSB bump to 1600Mhz for Clovertown and Intel to bring forward the schedule of 45nm to this year in our previous article. Seems like these 2 predictions come true with their latest Server platforms update. Intel is also expected to launch a Low Voltage Clovertown in 2