Hitachi has much more to celebrate than the birth of the hard drive, which happened 50 years ago today in San Jose, California. The company is also celebrating an areal density 1 achievement of 345 gigabits per square inch (Gbits/sq. in.) using perpendicular magnetic recording (PMR) technology. This areal density, demonstrated in laboratory testing, represents
VIA today announced the VIA C7®-D processor for a new breed of PC desktop solutions. The VIA C7-D processor with a maximum power consumption of just 20W at 1.8GHz not only sets the benchmark for performance-per-watt operation, but enables further power savings through the use of smaller power supplies and cooling fans, with a side
NVIDIA today announced that ASUS has selected the new NVIDIA GeForce Go 7700 graphics processing unit to create the graphically powerful, thin-and-light A8Js notebook. The new GeForce GPU delivers 50% more pixel bandwidth than the NVIDIA GPU used previously in the ASUS A8 series , ushering in new levels of graphics performance and video quality
OCZ today announced the second certified member of the new ATI CrossFire™ DDR2 series which delivers 800MHz speeds at 4-4-4 timings. The PC2-6400 CrossFire Certified modules now deliver gamers the performance and speed they require for their demanding computing environments. Approximating the newly released PC2-5400, the PC2-6400 modules feature an exclusive ATI special XTC (Xtreme
Sharkoon is introducing a multi-functional housing for 2.5" IDE hard drives: the Sharkoon 2.5" Mobile X-Changer is sold together with a 3.5" docking station and 5.25" mounting frame. These accessories allow the sleek housing to be used as either a handy external 2.5" drive or — similar to a disk — as a flexible, removable
Scythes are agricultural tools for harvesting produce with stalks. As a PC enthusiast, it symbolises the harvesting of extra overclocks and the weeding out of heat and noise that are detrimental to the computing experience. Will the Scythe Infinity do it’s uber-brother, the Ninja proud? Read on to find out!
Kinc of Nordic Hardware has put up a benchmark monster setup, consisting of a Cascade Cooled Intel Core 2 Duo X6800 running at 4.7GHz, and an ATi X1950XTX Master Card bundled with a X1900XTX running in CrossFire mode. The most impressive thing is that both cards are running different clockspeeds and the X1950XTX Master Card
wtfdc from the XtremeSystems Forums has ran some tests on a Dual Intel CloverTown 2.66 Ghz setup, utlizing an effective 8 cores on a single setup! Take a look at his Sisoft Sandra and 3D Mark 06 CPU Test scores! Very very impressive. To see more details, head on to his official thread here.
Intel and the first tier motherboard makers are getting ready to launch their quad core ready boards next month before the quad-core Kentsfield processor release towards end of this year. As we have mentioned earlier in May this year, Intel has specially designed a board for their Kentsfield processor called the D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2)
NVIDIA has given a small proportion of GPU order to Chartered Semiconductor in Singapore. While TSMC keeps manufacturing most of the NVIDIA products, GeForce 7100GS is the first model manufactured by Chartered. The proportion given to UMC and Chartered for manufacturing may around 10%. GeForce 7100GS, which launched on 31st August 2006 has two versions
After successful rounds of preliminaries at SMU and Ngee Ann Poly which took place last month, the gamers who qualify from the universities, polytechnics, junior colleges and secondary schools are set to meet in the WGT National Finals taking place current at Funan DigitaLife Mall from 4th to 10th September 2006. Certainly the first 5
LukeXE from our forums has done up a really sweet looking single compressor – dual stage Cascade cooler for his CPU. Running Carbon Dioxide on the second stage, he pulls temperatures of around -85 degrees celcius! Remarkable feat for a home-brewed project this compact and tidy! Check out more details and pictures he posted here.
Reghardware has some juicy feeds on Foxconn’s entrance into the graphics card market. Foxconn is an enormous company that turned over $ 16bn in 2004 and, besides the motherboards and cases that it sells under its own name, it also OEMs a ton of kit. Look inside your PC and there is a very high
Ok, so we heard the Intel C19 Board from DFI has been cancelled while we have just finished our preview of it, based on a beta BIOS. I liked the board in comparison to the rest of the C19 boards, but the raw BIOS is headache for me. While it was too hard to resist
IBM today announced that the microprocessors that will serve as the digital heartbeat of Nintendo’s upcoming Wii™ video game console are being shipped from IBM’s state-of-the-art East Fishkill, N.Y., fabrication facility. Earlier this year, IBM and Nintendo signed a multi-year microchip production agreement to support the upcoming launch of Nintendo’s eagerly anticipated Wii video game
ASUS is proud to introduce the P5W64 WS Professional workstation-class motherboard, nicknamed the Wall Street Quartet. It supports the quad-PCI Express architecture, enabling a system to connect up to eight monitors. Based on the Intel 975X chipset and supporting the Intel Core2 CPU (and future multi-core CPUs), the P5W64 WS Professional provides powerful computing and
ARCTIC COOLING launches the Freezer 64 Pro new with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) fan control. This new CPU cooler is compatible to AM2 socket of AMD, which supports e.g. the dual core processors such as Athlon™ 64 FX-62 and Athlon™ 64 X2 5000+. The Freezer 64 Pro with PWM fan control has beside a long
KODE5 South East Asia Regional Qualifier has finally kicked off last month at Singapore leading IT center, Funan DigitaLife Mall where the top placing team of Counter-Strike 1.6 and top player of Warcraft III: Frozen Throne will represent South East Asia to compete against the best from other regions around the world.
ATi made a dash for the high-end segment of the Video Card market with their recently announced ATi X1950XTX. NVIDIA did not exactly follow suit but just about 2 weks later, we are looking at and reviewing their latest addition to the GeForce 7 series family of Graphics Cards, the GeForce 7900GS- A Card built
It seems that there are still companies around that pay attention to the finer details. Coolink today presented its new Anti-Vibration Bolts that allow for a vibration-damped, tool-free installation of fans within the PC case. The Anti-Vibration Bolts are made of ultra-tearproof, extra-soft high quality silicone that ensures optimal dampening performance and durability. “Vibrations emitted