Desktop Intel® Celeron® processors in FC-LGA4 (socket-LGA775) package on 90 nm process will undergo the following changes to the G-1 core processor stepping: • The CPU ID will change from 0XF41 to 0XF49 (Updated Bios required) • No impact anticipated to existing platforms 845, 865 and 852 & 9xx family • New S-Specs for affected
ASUS has previously came out with their 6800Ultra-DUAL and 6800GT-DUAL cards but sadly they never really make it into the market. Nevertheless, ASUS has again kicked off development on the 7800GTX-DUAL card this time round as evident from the PCB layout above though no components are being soldered on yet. It will be interesting to
We were fortunate enough to be able to lay our hands on the new Portable Media Player, Creative Zen Vision made by world reknown sound card manufacturer Creative Technology. Catacombs shares his “Zen” experience with us!
Model ATI Radeon X850 XT PE ATI Radeon X1800 XL GPU R480 R520 Process Technology 130nm 90nm GPU Speed 540MHz 500MHz Memory 256MB 256MB Memory Speed 1180MHz 1000MHz Pixel Pipelines 16 16 We got hold of some performance figures of the Radeon X1800 XL and using the beta Catalyst 8.172 drivers, it outperforms the Radeon
Intel has placed orders for PCIe-enabled RC410 chips from ATI in order to maintain its supply of 915-based motherboards as the chip giant is reportedly to phase out its 865 and 915PL/GL chipsets in the fourth quarter and exit the entry-level chipset marke. Intel may purchase entry-level chipsets, mainly the 661FX from SiS for its
Chaintech today announced it is shipping the Zenith VE V945P, a mainstream Intel-based motherboard with many advanced features for homes, gaming/entertainment systems and business. The new ATX form factor board is based on the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7 Southbridge, and supports Intel’s new Pentium D dual core Socket 775 processors as well
Albatron has recently announced a powerful PX19-SLI Intel based mainboard featuring dual VGA card SLI technology and supports for the newest Intel Dual Core processors. The PX19-SLI sets itself apart with its pedal-less design. A pedal circuit board is required on most SLI boards and needs to be taken out and reinserted when using dual
On the first day of the World Cyber Games National Finals in Singapore, VR-Zone held an overclocking competition as a side attraction at this national event. A total of 10 teams came down to participate to vie for the title of the best overclocker. Check out the excitment!
Many AIB partners have received the ATi Radeon X1800XL (R520XL) card samples last Friday and the die size seems to be larger than the R520 sample we received previously. The die size is enlarged from 18.2cm x 19cm to 19.3cm x 19cm so ATi has re-taped the core and added some features unknown to us
TwinMOS has offered some nice promotions for VR-Zone members for the month of September! Below are the promos and the savings you can enjoy if you are a ClubVR member : Promos Items TwinMOS Web Promo Price Special Price for VR-Zone members Mobile Music Disk MMD 318S MP3 Player 512MB S$ 139 S$ 129 Mobile
Radeon X1800 (R520) Series ▪ X1800 XT Crossfire Edition : 24 pipelines, 10vs, 650MHz core, 1400MHz memory, Composition Engine ▪ X1800 XT : 24 pipelines, 10vs, 650MHz core, 1400MHz memory ▪ X1800 Pro : 16 pipelines, 550MHz core, 1250MHz memory ▪ X1800 XL : 16 pipelines, 500MHz core, 1000MHz memory ▪ X1800 LE : 12
ATI will end up with at least four versions of cards based on the X1800-R520 core. This card will be the cheapest version of the R520 core on the market and will be there to fight 6800 LE cards. The Radeon X1800 LE will be twelve pipelines part while its core will work at 450MHz.
Processors Series Frequency Bus L2 Cache Price (Jan ’06) Yonah DC X50 2.16 667 2MB $ 639 Yonah DC X40 2.0 667 2MB $ 422 Yonah DC X30 1.83 667 2MB $ 295 Yonah DC X20 1.66 667 2MB $ 241 Yonah SC 756 1.66 667 2MB $ 209 Yonah LV DC X48 1.66 667
Chaintech plans to phase out its motherboard business and introduce a new memory module product line in October. Despite its plan to exit the motherboard market, Chaintech will carry on its graphics card business, which accounts for about 60% of its revenues at present.
Intel® Xeon™ Processor will undergo the following changes for the E-0 to G-1 core processor stepping change: ● CPUID will change from 0F41h to 0F49h ● E-0 is pin compatible with G-1 ● New S-Specs for converting products ● The G-1 stepping will also be the conversion to a Pb Free SLI / RoHS compliant
Getting commercial “off-the-shelf ” phase-change coolers for the graphics cards is not easy. Without phase-change building skills, one way would be to convert existing CPU phase-change coolers. Our forum member Fatboy shares with us how he converted his Asetek Vapochill LS into a 7800GTX Cooler.
VR-Zone brings you an indepth review of the Silverstone SG-01, the SFF-like Cube case that accepts a micro atx mainboard.
The 20 pipe-lined 7800GT is the latest addition to the nVidia 7 series of GPUs. There is a lot more potential in these GPUs once enough cooling and voltage is applied to them. VR-Zone shows you how to voltage mod the 7800GTs.
Venue : Suntec Level 4 Hall 401 Date : 9th September 2005 Time : 10am – 6pm VR-Zone will be organizing an overclocking competition over at WCG 2005 National Finals on 9th of September Friday and will be one of the highlight of the whole event. It will be meaningful and enjoyable to join in
ATi has originally planned to launch their next generation R520 at Computex Taipei 2005 but was faced several delays. According to sources from several AIB partners, the most likely launch for ATI R520 now is mid October. We have taken a first look at a R520 Rev 02 engineering sample!