Working to free the industry from the constraints of proprietary architectures and making it easier than ever for customers to manage today’s increasingly diverse IT environments, AMD today announced new interoperability testing tools, codenamed “SIMFIRE,” to help speed the adoption of the recently announced Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (“DASH”) specification. Addressing the
According to Chinabyte, AMD made an interesting remark on Intel plans to set up a fab in China. AMD spokesman commented that Intel to build a fab in China is a good thing as it will propel China IT industry development and beneficial to the consumers. It will also boost the overall market competitiveness.
Intel announced plans to build a 300-mm wafer fab in the coastal Northeast China city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The $ 2.5 billion investment for the factory designated Fab 68 will become Intel’s first wafer fab in Asia and adds significant investment to Intel’s existing operations in China. When completed, Fab 68 will become
We seen enough of retail X2900 XTX card photos over the past few days and this time round we will bring you the water-cooled version of the R600 card to enjoy over the weekend. This cooling solution is probably provided by Aavid Thermalloy and coincidentally Aavid is touting their Turbo Tube cold plates with mass
NVIDIA will be launching GeForce Go 8800 GS in May and GeForce Go 8800 GTX in July and will compete against ATi’s mobile DX10 M76XT GPU. GeForce Go GS is pretty interesting as we don’t see it on the desktop SKUs yet. Looking at the Device IDs for the desktop G80 SKUs, we saw 0×0191
Forsa is a Hong Kong based company like Inno3D and they sell only NVIDIA based cards. Their focus is more on delivering cost effective reference based cards to cost sensitive markets and consumers. However recently, Forsa starts to try something different and come out with reference cards pairing up with some 3rd party coolers. This
Sandisk has displayed two 32GB SSD products; one is 2.5" SATA and the other is 1.8" UATA. According to Sandisk, there are numerous advantages over traditional hard drives like lower power, less heat emission, higher performance and longer lasting. On a Dell Latitude D420 testing platform running Windows Vista and Office 2007, the time to
We got the first card from ZOTAC for review, a company formed just a couple of months ago to handle NVIDIA only. However, their parent company, PC Partner is not new in the industry scene and their sister company that handles ATi only is none other than Sapphire. ZOTAC will be very aggressive this year
Team group has some impressive enthusiast RAMs on display at CeBIT. Partnering with Thermalright, they have came up with this.
CRN has an interview with Intel CEO Paul Otellini during Intel Solutions Summit in San Diego. It gets pretty interesting when they asked about how he feels about AMD quad-core Barcelona delivering at least 40% improvement over Intel quad-core offerings. Otellini answered that Intel hasn’t seen them yet so does everyone else and there have
CJ over at Beyond3D forums gave us an update on the future DX10 mobile chips from ATi, in-line of what we have heard from our source; 55nm and DX10.1. According to him, M76XT is high-end 65nm CrossFire capable DX10 chip with UVD will be replaced by M88 in the first half of 2008. M88 is
LG Electronics (LG), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, was again lauded this year by the red dot Design Awards committee at this year’s red dot Design Awards 2007, as it took home over two dozen awards, including the event’s highest recognition.
A-Data has some pretty interesting flash-based devices on display at CeBIT, including some flash drives with Disney Cartoon Characters.
Last year, Gigabyte set the pace by using All-Solid Capacitors on their motherboards and very soon the rest of the board manufacturers follow suit. This time round, Gigabyte comes out with a new concept using Ferrite Core Chokes and Low RDS(on) MOSFETs for their upcoming products like P35 series. According to Gigabyte, Ultra Durable 2
Our friends at CHW has an ATI chipsets roadmap detailing a RS780 IGP chipset with DX10 compatible GPU in H1 2008. Before that in H2 2007, we will see a RX740+, RS740+ as well as RD790+ supporting HyperTransport 3.0 technology. Interestingly, RS780 is built based on 55nm process technology and is pin compatible with RS740+.
There are a number of UMPCs we saw around CeBIT and here are some we feel is the best around from this show. They are from Samsung, ASUS and Digital Cube. The Samsung Q1 Ultra UMPC is the successor to the earlier Q1 model and weighs slightly lighter at 690g compared to 780g. Digital Cube,
We have gotten wind that EVGA and Innovatek will be bundling their Nvidia 680i mainboards and various waterblocks together. The combo is dubbed “Black Pearl and will be available after ceBIT.
Thermaltake has all their new products on display, including a 1.5KW PSU and a lot of new coolers. More picture in the article.
Lian Li has quite a few desktop and Tower cases on display at CeBIT. Take a look at this article to see more.
Zalman displayed their latest VGA and CPU coolers the CNPS 8700, 7500 and VF1000. At the same time, Zalman showcased their latest 3D Monitors and their latest Reserator XT. Do pop in and take a look.