VR-Zone has learned that NVIDIA will release cheaper GeForce 8800 cards next month to increase pressure on current ATi X1950 lineup targeting at X1950XT 256MB mainly. The new cards will based on the same 8800GTS GPU (96 unified, 24 texture processors and 20 ROPs). It has the same core and memory clock speeds but half
There is no cause for alarm that Intel has removed support for Netburst CPUs on Bearlake chipsets. In fact, the chipsets do still support but not officially or recommended. Intel wants to push consumers to opt for Core architecture instead which is a natural thing to do since Intel is going to discontinue Netburst CPUs
Apparently, the next generation Bearlake chipsets (X38, P35, G35, G33, Q35, Q33) no longer support Netburst architecture. Therefore the current Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors cannot or rather are not supposed to run on Bearlake boards. Also only P35, G35 and X38 would support for quad-core processor. However, Core 2 Duo and Core 2
SPARKLE today announces the SPARKLE GeForce 7 Series HDMI graphics cards, which incorporated the HDMI interface that delivers high-definition digital audio and video with a single cable. Based on NVIDIA’s award-winning GeForce 7 GPU architecture, SPARKLE GeForce 7 Series HDMI graphics cards include SPARKLE SF-HPX76GDH graphics card, SPARKLE 7900 GS 256/512M GDDR3 HDMI graphics cards,
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
Our friends over at Chilehardware have gotten some juicy details on the ATi RD790 reference boards for AMD Stars core based off Socket AM2+ and Socket 1207+. The RD790 reference board for Socket AM2+ (or known as AMD2G2 or AMDR2) Agena, Kuma, Runa and Spica Stars processors is codenamed “Mako” but it is also backward
AMD today announced the Better by Design program, a first-of-its-kind initiative highlighting outstanding performance and superior technologies in desktop and notebook PCs designed by leading global OEMs. With the impending launch of Microsoft Windows Vista(TM), the world is moving to a new level of computing experience with increased emphasis on performance, graphics, and mobility. Desktop
Ritek is now preparing for volume shipments of its first NAND flash-based solid-state drive (SSD) in the second quarter of 2007. The upcoming RiDATA-brand SSD will come in two memory densities – 16GB and 32GB. A 64GB version is coming online this year but the exact available date is not yet decided. This SSD will
Matrox today announced the DualHead2Go Digital Edition, the next version to the acclaimed DualHead2Go, now featuring digital outputs. This external multi-display upgrade device connects to the VGA output of compatible notebook or desktop computers and through patent-pending technology uniquely expands the desktop across two digital displays. DualHead2Go Digital Edition also enables support for high-resolution panels,
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
Corsair today unveiled the new TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR™ memory kits. Designed for overclocking and achieving the highest frequencies in mind, the TWIN2X2048-10000C5DF DOMINATOR is rated and tested at a frequency of 1250MHz, thus making it the world’s highest frequency production ready memory. Specially designed for NVIDIA® nForce™ 680 SLI™ media and communications (MCP)-based motherboards, the new
AMD today unveiled the ATI TV Wonder™ Digital Cable Tuner – the industry’s first and only device that enables users to watch and record premium HD digital cable content, such as HD ESPN and HD HBO, on their PCs. The ATI TV Wonder Digital Cable Tuner turns a PC into a Personal Video Recorder (PVR)
Alright, I’ve gotten an update on some queries regarding some of the obscure BIOS options available in DFI LAN Party UT ICFX3200-T2R/G – RD600 Motherboard. Here they are my friends.
Samsung Electronics will publish some details on their 80nm 512Mb GDDR4 SDRAM running at 2GHz frequency with max data rate of 4Gbps/pin at ISSCC. In comparison, the fastest commercially available Samsung GDDR4 memories clocked at 1.4GHz while ATi Radeon X1950XTX runs at 1GHz and ATi R600 is rumored to run at 1.1GHz. To save power
For the quad-core Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 releasing in Jan 7, its TDP is 105W. Thus, a motherboard has to support FMB 05B power consumption specification to support this model. However, Desktop Quad-Core products would stepped into G Stepping some time in Q2 and Q3, and supports 05A FMB power consumption specification at 95W
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
AMD plans to implement better power and thermal management with Cities and Stars processors to improve energy efficiency especially when the new Energy Star 4.0 Specification takes effect on July 20, 2007. AMD will enhance C’n’Q with C1E by allowing the CPU to tri-state its IO during system idle and this allows power savings up
Intel apparently has an update to its 80-core processor that was first presented at the 2006 Fall IDF conference. The processor, which was clocked at 3.1 GHz at IDF, has reached 4 GHz, while retaining the original 20 MB of SRAM. Performance climbs from a claimed 1 TFlops at the IDF to 1.28 TFlops 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.
SanDisk introduced a 32-gigabyte (GB)(a), 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) as a drop-in replacement for the standard mechanical hard disk drive. Initially aimed at enterprise users as the first step toward mass consumer adoption, SanDisk SSD offers field-proven durability to keep mobile PCs working in the toughest of conditions and improves the overall user experience.