Intel has added a new Bearlake IGP chipset to their roadmap for the Entry segment. G31 Express chipset supports 1066FS, DDR2-800, PCIe x16, GMA X3000 architecture and will be pairing up with ICH7 series Southbridge. However, it will not be able to support Quad Core processors unlike the mainstream G33 and premium G35 chipsets. The
Intel new Fab 28 is completed and fully operational at Kiryat Gat, Israel. It will utilize a 45nm process on 300mm silicon wafers for producing Penryn processors and will be able to transit to 32nm process when it becomes available to produce Nehalem-C processors. The picture above is the 45nm Penryn processor and the die
ATi plans to release Radeon X1950GT early next month and it should be the last card ATi is going to push out before R600 comes along in March. However, it won’t be a major push since only two AIBs or even one will be making those cards. Palit is confirmed pushing out those cards and
X2 5200+ saw a hefty cut from US$ 403 to US$ 295. The price of the single-core Athlon 64 3800+ also fell from US$ 108 to US$ 101, however, the price of the slower 3500+ remained unchanged. Pricing for Sempron processors also fell with the 3200+ being reduced from US$ 67 to US$ 51, and
Today, I am going to introduce to you the latest top-end DDR2 Memory from Kingston’s premium Hyper-X range. The Memory kit in question is rated to run at DDR2 1200MHz (PC9200) at CAS Latency of CL5-5-5-16. This is performed under the specified voltage of 2.3-2.35v. This kit we have on hand is 512mb x 2
The recent rumors regarding the GeForce 8600 (G84) of having a 256-bit memory interface is incorrect. We are able to confirm at this point of time that GeForce 8600 series will be 128-bit and has 256MB GDDR3 memories onboard. Onto the rumours, we heard there are 2 versions; 8600GT and 8600GS clocked at 650/1800MHz and
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive in new 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Corsair Flash Readout USB drive takes the benefits of USB Flash drives one step further by allowing users to label the drive with personal IDs and showing
Taipei, January 16, 2007 – Transcend information, (Transcend) a leading company in manufacturing flash memory products showcased its new SD?gaming cards designed specially for game consoles, such as Sony?PS3?and Nintendo?Wii? at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The growing popularity of game consoles has catapulted the need for higher performance and bigger
Swiftech launches their new waterblock – Apogee GT loudly at CES in Las Vegas. It is confidently put across by Swiftech, and the Overclocking Legend among it’s crew, Eric Kronies Oppainter, to best every other block out in the streets. Especially designed for high heat loads, how well can this new dog tame an overclocked
PC Casings have evolved over time – Tall , slim, short, wide, spacious, compact, inverted, etc. Today, we’re here to review a pedigree, the Silverstone TJ09. This time, we make things a little more interesting, by pitting it against another pedigree of it’s time, the Silverstone TJ06. How will this fully aluminium beast fare against
NVIDIA is demonstrating spectacular next-generation DirectX 10 gaming content running on NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processors at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. NVIDIA GeForce 8800 graphics processing units (GPUs) and NVIDIA nForce 680-series media and communications processors (MCPs) will demonstrate dozens of cutting edge PC games at the show including Microsoft’s Games for
TWO X1950 PRO graphics processors on a single card – the latest exciting introduction from industry leader Sapphire Technology, dubbed the SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO DUAL and being shown for the first time at CES in Las Vegas from January 8, 2007. The SAPPHIRE X1950 PRO DUAL features a full 1Gigabyte of on board GDDR3 for
It’s been over 2 months since the NVIDIA NForce 680i SLI chipset has entered the market, and most of us have read reviews all over the internet regarding it’s performance and overclockability. With boards based on the 680i SLI chipset debuting at over USD$ 200, partly due to the high cost of the chipset itself,
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced the industry’s first terabyte (TB) hard drive. Delivering superior performance and reliability, as well as capacity, Hitachi’s 1TB hard drive meets the needs of consumers who want to create, share and store their digital information, and lots of it. Hitachi’s Deskstar® 7K1000 will begin shipping to retail customers in
We’ve all seen a tonne of NVIDIA 7950GT Graphics Cards reviewed the past few months. Almost all of those follow NVIDIA’s reference design. How about getting a little more adventurous with us? We explore a non-reference 7950GT graphics card, the Eagle 7950GT – with a special zalman cooler attached.
Benchmarks R600 8800GTX 3DMark05 11941 11039 3DMark06 6719 6368 Doom III 156 127.1 F.E.A.R 88.2 75.9 Call of Duty 2 48.9 47.1 Battlefield 2 146 148.9 Half-Life 2 : Lost Coast 96.4 87.1 Anno 1701 24.2 17.0 Oblivion 26 19.5 64 4-Way SIMD Unified Shaders, 128 Shader Operations/Cycle 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs 512 bit Memory
OCZ announced their exciting return to the world of graphics cards. Leveraging a strong expertise in high performance overclocking memory and the unique needs of PC enthusiasts, OCZ is prepared to deliver a differentiated GPU solution to gamers and enthusiasts with the launch of the OCZ NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express®. Separating OCZ’s
Finally, the ex-ATi RD600 chipset for the Intel platform is available for users after being seen on it’s reference motherboard 6 months ago, showing itself at technology Conferences etc, but never making it to the retail shelves. This, now coined as AMD 580x chipset after the AMD/ATi acquisition, manifests itself for the first time on
We take a close look at ASUS’ DRW-1612BL LightScribe drive in this review. How does it perform, and is LightScribe worth the extra cost and time?
Texas Instruments today introduced several new battery management integrated circuits (ICs), including its next-generation Impedance Track(TM) “gas gauge” chipset, to improve battery performance and protect multi-cell, lithium-based battery packs used in notebooks and other systems.