AMD has finally launched the B3-step Phenom processors today with quad-core Phenom X4 9850, 9750, 9650, 9550 and 9100e as well as tri-core Phenom X3 8600 and 8400. The highest speed Phenom X4 9850 at 2.5GHz will only cost $ 235 while the lowest speed Phenom X4 9100e at 1.8GHz costs $ 199 while the
VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia is preparing a variant of their MCP79 chipset to support VIA C7 and Isaiah CN processors. Currently, MCP79 is designed to support Intel processors but some modifications can be done to support the VIA processors. The Inquirer first broke the news on Nvidia making chipsets for VIA processors and Infoworld
According to DigiTimes, Intel is planning to bring Atom 230 processor down to a price below US$ 29 to prevent AMD from grabbing low-cost desktop PC market share with its Sempron processors. This move by Intel might be to counter VIA upcoming Isaiah processor which is targeted specifically at Intel Atom market segment; MID, UMPC
Bills have been rising but more often than not, faster than our paychecks have been. If your utility bills have been a concern, join us as we examine GIGABYTE’s new Dynamic Energy Saving feature on the GIGABYTE EP35-DS4 and see if there really are any savings to be had.
Creative today announced an entirely new category of iPod speakers with the Creative TravelSound for iPod nano (3rd Generation). The first one-piece iPod nano speaker portable enough to fit in a pocket or purse, the Creative TravelSound (model i80) for iPod nano delivers surprisingly powerful sound for such a small speaker. Available in Singapore in
DigiTimes today ran a story on the 8.9" 2nd gen Eee PC lineup that includes touchscreen panel and possible GPS support, with shipments expected to begin in May or June. Pricing is projected to reach NT$ 15,000 (US$ 500). VR-Zone learned that this new series of Eee PC with touch screen functions will be known
USB audio is all the rage as audiophiles and their wannabe counterparts turn to massive and cheap harddisk storage for lossless digital music. We rode on the waves of the trend and baited one Korean option.
LG today announced the launch of its award winning LG KF600 in Singapore – a new mobile phone that is as feature-rich and easy to use as it is stylish, thanks to its unique touch screen interface. The InteractPad™ and its virtual menu keys show the exact keys a user needs to complete the task
TSMC today unveiled the foundry’s first 40nm manufacturing process technology. The new node supports a performance-driven general purpose (40G) technology and a power-efficient low power (40LP) technology. The 45nm node provided double the gate density of 65nm, while the new 40nm node features manufacturing innovations that enable its LP and G processes to deliver a
DigiTimes reported that Acer is pricing its 8.9" low cost PC about US$ 50 lower than the upcoming ASUS 2nd gen. 8.9" Eee PC. FOB price of its Acer low-cost PC is at ~US$ 250-300, while the market ASP is ~US$ 350-400. In comparison, FOB price of its ASUS 2nd. gen. Eee PC is at
The Sim Lim Square walkabout is back! We bring you the latest updates on what is available in Sim Lim Square right now, and where you can find the best deals!
A few new digital imaging products from Canon were officially launched today at The China Club Singapore. We bring you a little more information, not only on their latest digicams, but also their highly anticipated EOS 450D.
NVIDIA_G98.DEV_06E0.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE" NVIDIA_G98.DEV_06E1.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS" We have spotted some interesting marketing name change from the new Forceware 174.xx drivers we have gotten. Apparently, Nvidia has decided to drop GeForce 9400 naming and use GeForce 9300 instead. There will be two models; GeForce 9300 GE and GeForce 9300 GS.
Most of the Nvidia’s AIC partners like Albatron, EVGA, Leadtek, MSI, Gainward, Palit, XFX, POV, Inno3D, ZOTAC have unveiled their 9800GX2 solutions. All of them are Nvidia reference cards as Nvidia doesn’t allow the partners to produce the cards on their own. Therefore, partners have to turn to other form of marketing ideas to distinguish
Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill and OCZ separately announced their fastest DDR3 memories today. Cosair announced DOMINATOR and XMS DHX 2GB kit pre-loaded with EPP2 while Crucial announced Ballistix PC3-16000 (DDR3-2000MHz) high-performance memory modules with EPP2 and latency timings of 9-9-9-28 at 1.9V, available in 1GB modules and 2GB kits. G.Skill announced their new DDR3-1800 CL7 equipped
Whether you like your GPU sandwiches red or green, multi-GPU technology is here to stay. Putting two GPUs on a single PCIe slot is all-so-tantalizing, so check out Inno3D’s rendition of the GeForce 9800 GX2 we have with us today.
VR-Zone got some words that the Intel Larrabee discrete graphics card samples will be ready as early as Q3 this year and it will be shown to their closest partners only. We heard the Larrabee cards are slated for launch in Q2 2009, one year from now. Certainly, Nvidia is not giving up their discrete
Intel today discussed upcoming leading edge microprocessors and technologies. Nehalem is scalable with future versions having anywhere from 2 to 8 cores, with Simultaneous Multi-threading, resulting in 4 to 16 thread capability, 8 MB level-3 cache, 731 million transistors, Quickpath interconnects (up to 25.6GB per second), integrated memory controller and optional integrated graphics. The Larrabee
The NVIDIA 9800GX2 has just hit the shelves and at VR-Zone, we work out the Voltage Modifications before anything else. Here’s a little preliminary modifications for those who are flying the soldering iron, and SLIcing up some double patties.
Singapore, March 13 2008 – LG Electronics, a worldwide technology leader in mobile communications has today announced the launch of its first Windows Mobile Â® 6 smartphone in Asia â€“ the LG KS20. Designed to provide an enriched mobile internet experience in a slim and stylish device, the LG KS20 smartphone features a full complement