ARCTIC COOLING launches new series of Graphic card coolers named Accelero (X1 for NVDIA 6800/ 7800 Series and X2 for ATI X1800/ X1900 Series). Vibrations caused by the rotating fan are absorbed by a patented vibration muffler. Complex airflow simulations were conducted during development of the fan, the results were incredible cooling performance at extremely
Nvidia will announce its new operational plans after taking over ULi Electronics by the end of the first quarter 2006. Afer being acquired by Nvidia, ULi will continue to develop southbridge and single-chip solutions adding that the two companies are aiming to integrate their R&D capabilities and co-develop products for the Nvidia brand only. Nvidia
AMD today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples’ lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006.
Intel formally unveiled a new brand identity today that represents a significant milestone in the company’s history and further signifies the company’s evolution to a market-driving platform solutions company. The key technologies behind Intel’s platform focus include the microprocessor, chipset and software that together enhance system performance and improve the overall user experience. Intel’s new
Cornice today announced that it has demonstrated perpendicular recording technology (PMR), a new hard drive technology that will double today’s capacities based on vertical recording. Cornice will apply PMR to its next-generation products and expects a majority of its drives to use this technology starting the second half of 2006.
Western Digital today announced that it has doubled the capacity of its next-generation 10,000 RPM WD Raptor® enterprise Serial ATA (SATA) hard drive to 150 GB and has increased the performance of the popular drive with additional features for server and networked storage applications. Sixteen MB cache furthers the drive’s ability to serve and record
Even as users are starting to switch to 2Gb of system memory, 1Gb (512mb x 2) users still stand a larger proportion of the market. We have been looking at premium sets of memory for the past few months. Today, we are going to take a look instead at a pair of value RAMs under
ASUS creates silence once again, this time with their N7800GT TOP SILENT, which uses passive cooling and comes pre-overclocked at the same time!
Our friends over at HKEPC has got hold of a X1900XTX card already and the R580 die size is noticeably larger than the R520. If the process technology remains at 90nm for the R580, the estimated number of transistors stand at 350M or more compared to 321M for the R520. Radeon X1900 XTX will be
A4Tech sends us their X-718 gaming mouse, a 2000dpi foray into the high-end mouse market. Can it stand up to established players such as Razer and Logitech?
OCZ today announced the release of the first DDR2 modules designed to make use of the recently introduced OCZ XTC heatspreader design. The Gold series modules will come in PC2-4200 and PC2-5400 configurations ranging from 512MB modules to 2GB dual channel optimized kits. Operating at 4-4-4 and 5-5-5 timings, these DDR2-533 and DDR2-667 solutions offer
The present DDR Memory market seems to be seeing a shift in the demand, with many buyers switching from the “once very popular” 1Gb (2 x 512Mb) kit over to 2Gb (2 x 1Gb) kits. With more people multi-tasking, the number of 2Gb system memory users are growing. We take a look at a 2Gb
On the 8th of December 2005, we saw the launch of the Zen Vision: M. From the looks, it does look impressive compared to the earlier review on the Zen Vision which seems rather bulky. Let’s take a look at what this iteration of Zen packs for us consumers. Is it better than it’s predecessor?
We have come to the end of the 1 month Contest sponsored by Corsair. 2 winners have emerged to win themeselves each a set of 2GB TwinX XMS4000 kits rated at DDR500MHz! Our forum member Rithina, has come in a second place with an amazing speed of 406.6Mhz with his own Corsair module!! Deathduo, another
Our friends from the Swedish website 64bits.se have come up with a detailed guide on building the ultimate Christmas PC…. made of gingerbread! Check out the full guides with lots of pictures here and here!
ATi R580 is still on track for launch on 24th January and the official name will be Radeon X1900 series then. There will be cards availability on the day of launch from the AIB partners but we chose to keep our fingers crossed here. There will be 3 flavors at the start; Radeon X1900XT, Radeon
The rising number of broadband users has brought about many changes in the way we communicate. Expensive overseas call is almost a thing of the past, replaced by cheaper VOIP services. One of the more popular VOIP service provide is Skype and many new products are spawned due to its overwhelming popularity. We look at
ATI reported a sharp drop in first-quarter earnings on Wednesday, but sales and adjusted profit handily beat Wall Street estimates. Revenue for the second quarter to rise about 8 to 12 percent from the first quarter due to growth in its Radeon X1000 family and Radeon Xpress line of chipsets for AMD and Intel based
Seagate would buy rival computer disk-drive maker Maxtor for $ 1.9 billion in stock, aiming to cut combined costs and drive development of new products. The deal, which was priced at a 60 percent premium to Maxtor’s latest closing share price, was done in the interest of acquiring Maxtor’s customer base, rather than any specific
Dell is to launch Yonah based notebooks in early February. It will launch a full range of models, Precision M90, Lattitude D620 and D820. PWS M90 – Intel Yonah 756 (1.66GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS M90 – Intel Core T2300 (1.66GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS M90 – Intel Core T2400 (1.83GHz/2MB L2 cache/667MHz FSB) PWS