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
NEC Lavie RX LR900 laptop will be based on Windows XP Home Edition, come with 512M bytes of main memory and a 100G-byte hard-disk drive. It will have a 14.1-inch LCD (liquid crystal display), DVD Super Multi drive (DVD-R/+R, DVD-RAM, DVD-RW/+RW), 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The machine will weigh about 2kgs and the battery will
Elpida today announced the shipment of 80 nm-based 2 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM samples. These samples are among the first 80 nm-based devices in the world to be shipped for customer evaluation, and the devices are expected to be used first in high-density memory modules for high performance servers. The 2 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM devices are
Being a one of the best innovator in both graphics and motherboard segment, ASUS has once again cooked up something extraordinary. Its latest product, the EAX1800XT TOP features a clock speed of 695Mhz for the core and 1600MHz for the memory, made complete with a custom designed cooling solution. Can this card topple NVIDIA’s top-end
The i-RAM is one of the most interesting product that Gigabyte has developed this year. Gigabyte for the first time has unveiled the specifications of their upcoming i-RAM 2 during HKEPC Tech-day. The i-RAM 2 will be using DDR2 memories instead of DDR1 and the data transfer interface is SATA 3Gb/s double of the current
We are pleased to be invited to attend the HKEPC Techday 2005 over at Hong Kong over the weekend and we have witnessed an impressive line-up of interesting technologies displayed (Presler, 975X, and Yonah, etc) by the sponsors and of course HKEPC themselves.
ATI plans to introduce a RD580 chipset and R580 GPU together by the end of January. R580 will have 16 pipelines and 48 pixel shaders and RD580 is a “two by sixteen” PCIe lane motherboard. ATI is working on world wide availability at launch time. NVIDIA will do the same and should have its G71
Dave Orton, CEO of ATI, just confirmed Sapphire’s Number 1 position with ATI at Sapphire’s Worldwide Sales and Marketing meeting. “Thank you for all of your support of ATI in 2005. Sapphire is ATI’s largest and best performing partner World Wide,” he said. “We have the highest confidence in Sapphire.”
NETGEAR has teamed up with GadWrap!, graphic membrane specialists, to personalise popular NETGEAR networking devices. To celebrate the upcoming holiday season, NETGEAR is offering the following routers a membrane makeover: RangeMax™ Wireless Router (WPN824) 108 Mbps Super Wireless ADSL Router with 4-Port 10/100 Switch (DG834GT) 54 Mbps Wireless ADSL Firewall Router (DG834G) Consumers who purchase