The Intel Core 2 Duo that is about to be launched is making big headlines for those who keep up with the tech buzz for it’s impressive big step-ahead performance. Interest is not just generated from a by-standers’ position but a lot from an eager purchaser, thanks to the very attractive and affordable pricing of
HardOCP has been toying around with Nvidia’s latest WHQL Forceware release, the Forceware 91.31 and have realised that it is causing frequent crashes with Nvidia Nforce 570 and Intel 955X platforms. They have also tested the latest Forceware Beta 91.33 and it seems that the problems has been solved. The Forceware 91.33 can be obtained
Microsoft’s decision to delay Office 2007 last month appeared to foreshadow a similar fate for Vista, especially as CEO Steve Ballmer said in May the OS was on track to ship “early in the year”—omitting to reference the official January 2007 launch date. Bill Gates has now elaborated on the Vista launch situation with a
The world’s leading brand in high-end computer gaming peripherals, Razer announced its position as the main sponsor for this year’s Cyberathlete Professional League (CPL) Singapore 2006. Leveraging from a highly successful event at The Padang last October, CPL returns to Singapore for the second year in a row. CPL Singapore 2006, also labeled “The Ultimate
IN AN ATTEMPT TO improve performance and extend battery life, mobile hard drive manufacturers are working on hybrid designs that combine flash memory with traditional platters. Flash memory’s fast access times, low weight and power consumption, and lack of moving parts make it ideal for mobile environments, which is perhaps why Microsoft has made hybrid
Though I’m stuck on the 11x Multiplier and 380+MHz FSB choke on the DFI 975X Infinity, I decided to do some Cross-Fireage overclocking for the hell of it. Setup Consists of Intel Core 2 Duo X6800, DFI 975X Infinity, ATi Powercolor X1900 Cross-Fire running mildly chilled water and 2 x 512MBCorsair 5400UL @ CL4-3-2-1 480MHz!
Despite the hype that the upcoming Intel Core 2 Duo Processor is generating, the AM2 Socket AMD launched recently still has it’s fair share of supporters and users. We take a brief preview of DFI’s upcoming offering of NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI packed in AMD’s freshly baked AM2 socket. Yes, it is more of a
Now who says Apple is the only one producing Notebooks colored in total white? This week we present you Asus’s very own white notebook, the Asus U5F. How does this fair lady look, perform and what does she feature? VR-Zone goes in and puts her on the dentist’s chair to see if YOU should be
It’s fine time for you, the vr-zoner to check out how exactly does the Asus P5W DH Deluxe, one of the few Intel Glenwood 975X mainboards in the market now that supports the Conroe… Wait! The mainboard comes with a remote control? Wadda…
I have finished building the -30C Chiller for my 7950GX2s and X1900XTs. I’ve just tested overclocking the 7950GX2 on the Intel XBX Motherboard with Intel Conroe X6800. Click on to see the results!
The Enermax guys in Taiwan are back with vengance, this time with their “Galaxy” series, with 850W and 1000W models. We caught a glimpse of this monster in Taiwan’s Guang Hua Electronics District, powering some 4 PC system, including SLI, Crossfire and Dual Core CPUs. Impressive!
We take a first look at DFI’s latest Motherboard 975X Infinity and check out some simple pencil Voltage Mods for the nice board.
Corsair announced the introduction of two new DDR2-800 low latency 2GB kits. Designed with the advanced users in mind who demand performance, aesthetics and functionary in one package, the new TWIN2X2048-6400C4PRO and TWIN2XP2048-6400C4 memory kits are optimized for the current AMD® socket AM2 platform and the upcoming Intel® platform. Joining the growing XMS DDR2 product
AMD announced today broad software developer support for its upcoming four-core, multi-socket enthusiast platform, codenamed 4×4. Leading software developers including Bioware, Cakewalk, Crytek, Havok, Irrational Games, Midway, NERO and Sony have been working on software applications and games to take advantage of multi-core processors and benefit from AMD’s Direct Connect Architecture. Multi-threaded games are among
June is one of the hottest period of the year in Singapore… where we enjoy “warm climate” all year round. However a group of us chilled out for 3 days in our Igloo… at VR-Zone’s Eskimo Party! Held in Singapore’s only Ice Skating Ring Fuji Ice Palace, it is the FIRST in the world, Overclocking
HIS has been developing a unique dual GPU, single PCB graphics accelerator sporting two ATi RV530 chipsets. Increased bandwidth is available to the two GPUs thanks to the use of a PLX bridge chip.
Gecube has recently released their product roadmap that outlines new ATi 80nm based products. The new 80nm RV560 and RV570 are still designed with 12 Pixel Shader Processor, similar to RV530 Crossfire except they have build-in Compositing Engine. The final specification of RV560/RV570 is perhaps a mystery till its release in this summer.
D0 Stepping will be introduced to both Pentium D and Celeron. As 65nm process is now in mature, the specification is upgraded from FMB 05A to FMB06, with 65W TDP as a maximum. Since most of the Intel based main board follows the FMB 05B specification, there is no necessary change to the design.
AMD decided to drop their prices on 24th July, the day after Intel’s price-cut on Netburst CPUs. Intel would announce their new architecture dual core processor “Conroe” on 23rd July. On the same day, the old Netburst based Pentium D CPUs will drop price by 40% to 60%. Manufacturers are deeply concerned about the ratio
Pentium D will gain 95W TDP from September this year. Besides the lower TDP, some defects will be rectified. Intel Pentium D 960, 950, 945, 925 and 915 will be released in D0 Stepping. Pentium D 940, 930 and 920 are excluded from these improvements.