HP today launched a new workstation powered by a pair of AMD Opteron 2220 (2.8GHz) on nForce Professional 3600+3050 board, minimum of 4GB of DDR2 memories on board configurable up to 32GB, wide choice of SATA 3Gbps and SCSI hard drives, NVIDIA Quadro series (SLI capable) and a 800W PSU. This new HP xw9400/CT Workstation
Crysis (HQ, no AA/AF, Phys On) 1024×768 1280×1024 2560×1600 Max FPS 68.5 51.2 4.8 Min FPS 33.4 17.3 0.2 Avg FPS 43.9 36.8 1.7 The first DX10 Crysis benchmarks has appeared and it seems that a pair GeForce 8800GTX in SLI is just doing average here. The system hardware to run a Crysis demo benchmarks
Segment Q2 2007 Q3 2007 Q4 2007 High Performance X7800(2.6GHz/800FSB/4MB) – $ 795 X7900 Standard Voltage T7700 (2.4GHz/800FSB/4MB) - $ 530 T7500 (2.2GHz/800FSB/4MB) – $ 316 T7300 (2.0GHz/800FSB/4MB) – $ 241 T7100 (1.8GHz/800FSB/2MB) – $ 209 T7800? Low Voltage L7500 (1.6GHz/800FSB/4MB) – $ 316 L7300 (1.4GHz/800FSB/4MB) – $ 284 L7700? Ultra Low
AMD showed off their native quad core Barcelona processor again and this time round during Windows Vista launch in Japan. The previous appearance is back in November last year where AMD Chief Sales & Marketing Executive Henri Richard did a comparison between Barcelona and Clovertown.
In order to incorporate speed enhancements for Yonah Based Processors, Intel is converting the Intel Core Duo Processors T2600, T2500, T2400 from C-0 Stepping to D-0 Stepping. Intel also plans to conduct conversion of Core Solo and Celeron M C-0 processors over three phases. • A BIOS update is required for D-0 Step Products. •
A new introduction by SAPPHIRE Technology, industry leading manufacturer of graphics cards, now reduces the cost of entry to its highly successful X1950 Series. The SAPPHIRE X1950GT is scheduled to ship from retailers and system integrators worldwide from January 29th 2007. SAPPHIRE’s X1950GT also features the easy-to-use “plug-and-play” CrossFire™ dual graphics processor configuration introduced with
Intel is reclaiming some market share for semiconductors used in data-server networks, but the chip industry’s leader still lost overall share to smaller rival AMD for microprocessors used in PCs and servers in 2006. Intel controlled 74.4% of the microprocessor market at the end of the fourth quarter, down from 76% in the prior quarter.
We knew that the current Intel 975X and 965P chipsets are already supporting ATi Crossfire but the relationship is uncertain after AMD bought over ATi. Rest assured, the upcoming Intel X38 chipset will get official Crossfire support from AMD and we can expect even P35 to get Crossfire support as well. We can also expect
Seems like China has a new phone in development that looks pretty much like Apple’s iPhone with Touch Screen functionality. It is made by a company called Meizu and it is known as M8. It is smaller than Apple iPhone and thus a smaller screen size of 3.3-inches but just about as thin. The screen
ASUS has just updated the BIOS of 965P MB series which enables FSB 1333MHz support to be found in Intel next generation 1333FSB Conroe E0 CPUs. In their email, they mentioned that ASUS 965P MB only needs some simple BIOS tweaking to do that unlike other brands which require hardware modifications in order to support
With the release date of Microsoft Windows Vista™ drawing ever closer, Asus Technology Pte Ltd (ASUS) is now offering 4 motherboard models that are designed especially for the new operating system. Packed with ASUS special features like ScreenDUO, AI Remote, AP Trigger, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and ASAP (ASUS Accelerated Propeller), ASUS is proud to
Intel dual core 45nm Penryn will contain 410M transistors compared to 65nm dual core Conroe with 291M transistors. The die size of Penryn is not revealed yet but we knew it is around 110mm2, still smaller than the Conroe die size of 143mm2. The quad core Yorkfield will double the number of transistors at 820M
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
Shuttle announced the company’s newest offering of gaming bare bone PCs— the Shuttle SDXi bare bone kit. The package includes the custom hand painted SD37P2 chassis with custom Thermal Electronic Cooler from Peliter for the ATI Graphic cards in Crossfire configurations. Shuttle SDXi barebones now available only via web at http://sys.us.shuttle.com/SDXi.aspx at $ 799 MSRP.
It seems like Intel is going to bring back the good old Hyper-Threading and put it back to the 45nm Penryn architecture, something isn’t planned out on the earlier roadmaps. Previously we saw the quad-core Yorkfield having 4 cores / 4 threads and Wolfdale having 2 cores / 2 threads. Now Intel done some changes
It seems that G35 Express chipset is going for a bit of a downgrade where previously it is able to support both DDR3-1066/800 and DDR2-800/667 and now only the DDR2. Also the integrated HD-DVD and HDMI features are removed. It can now only pair up with ICH8 series instead of ICH9 and is using 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
Motherboard makers in Taiwan say AMD may not regain its competitive edge until the launch of the Socket AM2+ platform and K8L architecture based CPUs in the third quarter 2007. The motherboard makers noted that according to AMD’s planning, no major 64-bit dual-core processors will be unveiled in the first half of 2007. Processors based
AMD is said to be launching the Geode LX 900 CPU with a clock speed of 667MHz in an attempt to boost its share in the UMPC market, where competitors Intel and VIA are already selling processors with clock speeds of 1GHz or above. AMD will replace the 500MHz Geode LX 800 with LX 900,
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