Designed by NVIDIA” motherboards are designed by NVIDIA engineers to deliver optimal performance for NVIDIA nForce media and communication processors (MCPs) and GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs). All hardware, software, drivers, and BIOSes are designed by NVIDIA. This complete kit is brought to market worldwide under partner brands including EVGA, XFX, BFG, Colorful Technology, and
We first broke the news about ASUS making sound cards over at CeBIT and DigiTimes followed up with an article yesterday stating Xonar D2X is using CMedia sound chips instead of ADI we initially heard. If that the case, Xonar D2/X is most probably based off C-Media Oxygen HD CMI8788 sound chip according to the
Working to free the industry from the constraints of proprietary architectures and making it easier than ever for customers to manage today’s increasingly diverse IT environments, AMD today announced new interoperability testing tools, codenamed “SIMFIRE,” to help speed the adoption of the recently announced Desktop and mobile Architecture for System Hardware (“DASH”) specification. Addressing the
According to Chinabyte, AMD made an interesting remark on Intel plans to set up a fab in China. AMD spokesman commented that Intel to build a fab in China is a good thing as it will propel China IT industry development and beneficial to the consumers. It will also boost the overall market competitiveness.
For R700, G90 & Larrabee Qimonda plans to skip the GDDR4 graphics memory technology generation in favor of GDDR5. With the move, the company seeks to address the high end of the market. In 2011 the mainstream memory technology in this segment will be GDDR5 – not GDDR4. Most customers will move from GDDR3 directly
Intel announced plans to build a 300-mm wafer fab in the coastal Northeast China city of Dalian in Liaoning Province. The $ 2.5 billion investment for the factory designated Fab 68 will become Intel’s first wafer fab in Asia and adds significant investment to Intel’s existing operations in China. When completed, Fab 68 will become
ASUS plans to ship 500,000 Xonar D2X audio cards which adopt C-Media’s solutions in 2007 after seeing satisfactory sales following the card’s introduction at CeBIT 2007. The audio card, which will primarily target the gaming market, features 3D sound processing and supports Dolby Digital Live, DTS and 5.1 surround sound. C-Media is reported to earn
We seen enough of retail X2900 XTX card photos over the past few days and this time round we will bring you the water-cooled version of the R600 card to enjoy over the weekend. This cooling solution is probably provided by Aavid Thermalloy and coincidentally Aavid is touting their Turbo Tube cold plates with mass
ASUS has introduced the new TS-8 slim chassis series to accommodate users who want a stable and flexible chassis solution. With its compact dimensions and the ability to dissipate heat efficiently, the TS-8 is a perfect mini PC addition to smaller homes and offices. Venting holes located on the side panel draws cool air into
NVIDIA will be launching GeForce Go 8800 GS in May and GeForce Go 8800 GTX in July and will compete against ATi’s mobile DX10 M76XT GPU. GeForce Go GS is pretty interesting as we don’t see it on the desktop SKUs yet. Looking at the Device IDs for the desktop G80 SKUs, we saw 0×0191
IBM researchers unveiled details of a new technique to significantly increase capabilities to cool computer chips. The technique, developed by a team of scientists at the IBM Zurich Research Laboratory in cooperation with Momentive Performance Materials, formerly GE Advanced Materials, overcomes a barrier in chip cooling by improving the application of the “glue” that binds
Forsa is a Hong Kong based company like Inno3D and they sell only NVIDIA based cards. Their focus is more on delivering cost effective reference based cards to cost sensitive markets and consumers. However recently, Forsa starts to try something different and come out with reference cards pairing up with some 3rd party coolers. This
Sandisk has displayed two 32GB SSD products; one is 2.5" SATA and the other is 1.8" UATA. According to Sandisk, there are numerous advantages over traditional hard drives like lower power, less heat emission, higher performance and longer lasting. On a Dell Latitude D420 testing platform running Windows Vista and Office 2007, the time to
We got the first card from ZOTAC for review, a company formed just a couple of months ago to handle NVIDIA only. However, their parent company, PC Partner is not new in the industry scene and their sister company that handles ATi only is none other than Sapphire. ZOTAC will be very aggressive this year
3R, a Korean enthusiast product company is displaying an integrated watercooling system at their booth at CeBIT. featuring an integrated pump, radiator and reservoir into an external box, it’s sure gonna look good if you have a case that matches it…
Team group has some impressive enthusiast RAMs on display at CeBIT. Partnering with Thermalright, they have came up with this.
We had a chance to pop by Art Labedev’s booth at CeBIT, and took a close look at the Optimus Mini. The design of the booth, with the artist impression of the Optimus Prime as the backdrop. As you guys already know, the Optimus Prime is already on pre order and estimated time of shipping
CRN has an interview with Intel CEO Paul Otellini during Intel Solutions Summit in San Diego. It gets pretty interesting when they asked about how he feels about AMD quad-core Barcelona delivering at least 40% improvement over Intel quad-core offerings. Otellini answered that Intel hasn’t seen them yet so does everyone else and there have
LG Electronics (LG), a leader in consumer electronics and mobile communications, was again lauded this year by the red dot Design Awards committee at this year’s red dot Design Awards 2007, as it took home over two dozen awards, including the event’s highest recognition.
We saw some R600 cards at CeBIT but any form of photography is restricted as AMD is keeping a close watch making sure nothing is leaked outside. Nevertheless, we still managed to get some shots on the retail R600XTX (Radeon X2900 XTX) card. Next, we got hold of some preliminary benchmarks figures of the R600 XTX