Right here at VR-Zone.com, we’ve gotten our dirty hands on the Intel D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) BADASS MOBO and Core 2 Extreme QX6700 on initial tests. Read on and find out more. Benchmarks included!
Intel plans to add more than 50 new streaming SIMD extensions (SSE4) to extend the Intel 64 instruction set architecture for the 45-nanometer node. The new instructions are scheduled to debut in the “Penryn” generation of processors, due to start arriving in 2008 and built using a manufacturing process with 45-nanometer feature. Intel chose to
The ASUS P5W64 WS Pro is not just a hot choice for a workstation PC, like what it is marketed as with a “Wall Street” Boot-up picture, but also a top toy board among the overclocking enthusiasts. Out of the box, it comes with a good offering in terms of nitty-gritty voltage control. However, should
ATI today announced that its driver has been granted the graphics industry’s first Windows Hardware Quality Lab (WHQL) certification for Windows Vista by Microsoft. WHQL certification sets a high bar for quality and reliability, and is considered essential by many business and home users. Windows Vista is the first version of the Microsoft operating system
Kingston Technology announced it will begin producing the new Secure Digital High-Capacity (SDHC) Class 2 card and enhance the function of its existing 15-in-1 Reader to support the growing storage demands of high performance digital still cameras, digital video cameras and other high resolution image recording devices. The new SDHC memory cards are available now
Intel revealed the first details of its terascale research silicon program, including the development of the world’s first programmable processor said to deliver 1 trillion floating point operations per second (Tflops/s). Intel also tipped an SRAM and a silicon laser chip, as part of its ongoing research into tera-scale technology. One of the first prototypes
Intel will ship the first quad-core enthusiast processors as well as 2-way quad-core processors in November. The first mainstream quad-core will be introduced in Q1 of next year under the “Core 2 Quad” brand. Intel also provided an outlook into the 45 nm processor generation, which is on track to go into production in the
Family Model Socket Process Core Clock Cache TDP Launch Athlon 64 FX-2P FX-74 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 3.0GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov FX-72 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 2.8GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov FX-70 1207 90nm Santa Rosa 2.6GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov Athlon 64 X2 X2 6000+ AM2 90nm Windsor 3.0GHz 2x1MB 125W Nov X2 5600+ AM2 90nm
Nokia has introduced the Nokia N95, an all-in-one multimedia computer with a pioneering 2-way slide concept, integrated GPS functionality, a 5 megapixel camera and support for high-speed mobile networks, making it easier to watch and record videos, listen to songs, take high-quality photos, browse the internet, or catch up on email while on the move.
VIA today introduced the VIA CX700M digital media IGP chipset for the VIA C7® and Eden® processor platforms. Designed specifically for the embedded market, the VIA CX700M integrates premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. This unified design enables the creation of smaller form factor designs, reduced power
Construction of three DFI LAN Party Motherboards started around the same time, NF590 SLI Intel, NF590 SLI AM2, and RD600 CFX Intel. The NF590 Intel was scrapped just before they hit the shelves, and the RD600 CFX seems to be taking it’s time in coming. What’s available on the shelves right now is the sole
Micron is introducing today a 1 gigabit (Gb) double data rate (DDR)3 device that provides these key applications with faster speed, lower power and increased memory density. Evaluation samples of Micron’s leading-edge 1Gb DDR3 components are available to select customers with production expected to begin early next year. Micron’s 1Gb DDR3 components will be available
ASUS introduce two new graphics cards – EN7950GT/HTDP/512M and EN7900GS/2DHT/256M – designed specifically for serious gamers that also demand price per performance in their video solutions. The EN7950GT/HTDP/512M is powered by the latest Nvdia GeForce 7950GT GPU and 512MB DDR3 memory to deliver superb video capability for the latest games. Based on the Nvidia GeForce
ASUS is proud to introduce the EAX1950XTX/HTVDP/512M and EAX1950CROSSFIRE/HP/512M graphics cards, which incorporated ATI’s Radeon® X1950XTX VPU to deliver the robust graphics performance demanded for the gaming enthusiast community. Combined with HDCP (High-Definition Digital Content Protection), ASUS Splendid Video Intelligence Technology and CrossFire multiple VPU interface, the new graphics cards offer the ultimate video experience.
According to a interview conducted by ZDNet with Phil Hester, CTO of AMD, we can anticipated some interesting ideas and plans coming in the near future. Firstly, AMD will platformize the commercial desktop , the Athlon FX, 64 and Sempron space, which means coming out with their own chipsets (ATi’s) and reference board design etc.
Sony, which will launch the latest version of its blockbuster game gear on Nov. 11 in Japan, now plans to sell a version of PS3 with a 20GB hard disk drive for 49,980 yen ($ 430), down from the previously announced 62,790 yen ($ 540). Microsoft currently sells its Xbox 360 in Japan for 39,795
It looks like Intel is currently in process of making higher-end GPU integrated into NorthBridge chips and CPUs. This position is for a pre-Silicon validation engineer for the Graphics Engineering team. The team is currently working on Intel GFX core which will be integrated in Memory Controllers as well as the CPU.
ASUS has announced their latest P5N32-SLI Premium/WiFi-AP board based on the “eradicated” nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition chipset and interestingly this board has 3 x PCI Express x16 slot (2 for SLI and one for Physics card). One could be mistaken that there is a NVIDIA Physics card from the PR but it probably mean
AMD today announced that its Torrenza Initiative is serving as a collaborative force toward achieving future processor socket compatibility in the server industry. OEMs will be able to standardize on a Torrenza Innovation Socket for many of their current and future server platforms. This approach to server design will enable OEMs to consolidate server offerings
Iomega today announced two lines of exciting new external hard drives for Mac users and others that value high capacity drives with a variety of functionalities: the new Iomega® UltraMax 640GB* Desktop Hard Drive, providing Mac users with secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that complements the Apple® Mac® Pro and Power Mac series