UK cellco O2 is preparing to extend its XDA smart-phone line-up with a model designed around the traditional candybar form-factor rather than the more PDA-styled devices the range has so far delivered, the company told Reg Hardware today. The new handset, the XDA IQ, will ship in April, a company spokesman said, but we understand
Alienware’s new Aurora ALX gaming system makes use or a water-cooled system for its four blazing GPUs! Alienware may have been recently bought by Dell Computer, but that isn’t stopping them from releasing the latest and greatest in gaming PCs. The company’s new Aurora ALX used an AMD Athlon FX-60 processor backed by a liquid
The HD-XA1 is the top-end model of the two Toshiba unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last January. The unit can upscale DVDs to 720p or 1080i – the maximum HD resolution the player supports. It has HDMI output – component and S-video too – and support for Linear PCM 5.1 audio
Many users have been waiting to see OLED technology come into the mainstream for computer displays. Sure, OLED screens are available on some cell phones and MP3 players (and even the C6 Corvette’s gauge cluster), but those are relatively small displays compared to what would be seen on a typical laptop, desktop or TV display.
The 7900GT launched just about a month ago seems to be eyed by a lot of enthusiasts holding a mid-range budget. For these group of gamers and 3D lovers, squeezing every bit of performance and image quality out of their hardware seems to be a growing trend. We unlocked the Beast within the card and
Series Model No. Speed Now 23 Apr 30 Apr Q3’06 Pentium D (800 FSB, 2x2MB L2) 960 3.6GHz $ 530 950 3.4GHz $ 637 $ 316 940 3.2GHz $ 423 $ 241 930 3.0GHz $ 316 $ 209 925 (no VT) 3.0GHz $
Market Segment Q1 ’06 Q2 ’06 Q3 ’06 Enthusiast R580 (90nm) X1900 XTX : 16PP/48PS/8VS, 650/775MHz X1900 XT : 16PP/48PS/8VS, 625/725MHz R580 (90nm) X1900 XL : 16PP/48PS/8VS, 500+/600+MHz? R520 (90nm) X1800 GTO : 12PP/12PS/6VS, 500/500MHz Performance RV570 (80nm) RV570XT/XL : 12PP/36PS/6VS RV560 (80nm) 8PP/24PS/4VS Mainstream RV535 – 80nm Value
Western Digital Corp. today introduced a miniature digital storage device that holds as many as five two-hour feature-length movies1, 1,700 digital photos2, 1,500 songs3 or thousands of documents, enabling consumers to effortlessly take their digital library wherever they go. The new USB 2.0 WD Passport™ Pocket Drives, about the size of a matchbox-measuring about one-third
SiS announced today to become a new member of Futuremark’s Benchmark Development Program (BDP). Proudly being connected with this professional program, SiS dedicates to keep providing high-quality products with unbiased, objective, and fair performance results. 3DMark is one of Futuremark’s benchmarking software which specifically is for evaluating the latest generation of gaming hardware combining high
The long wait is finally over due to some production delay and the AOpen i975Xa-YDG boards will start rolling out in early April. AOpen is now offering a compelling innovative ATX motherboard: the i975Xa-YDG is the latest MoDT motherboard to apply Intel’s Pentium Mobile processor technology to desktop products. By using MoDT technology and the
DailyTech’s sources at Samsung LCD whispered to them a few weeks ago that Dell will feature a 27″ LCD this fall with a 1920×1200 resolution.
The GIGABYTE GA-G1975X displays good overclocking potential but is greatly limited by CPU core voltage issues. The CPU voltage drops a lot under load, and this greatly impacts the overclocking on this board. Fear not though, we have tried to perfect this board with a simple core voltage modification.
It looks like Socket S1 638 pin Turions are starting to make the rounds.
Sapphire’s plunge into the motherboard market makes them yet another choice to choose from for hardware enthusiasts. Today, we scrutinise a motherboard from Sapphire that fuses one of the most hyped-up technology of 2005 with some old school DDR RAMs using Intel’s LGA processors to crunch the bits-and-bytes.
Abit, a legendary name among overclockers just about three years ago, was nearly destroyed by the dispute with Taiwanese authorities its former owners had, but after a merge with Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), a large maker of computer components for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), the company hopes to get back to the market where quality
Seagate, the company that introduced full-drive encryption and the first perpendicular notebook drives announced that it is injecting roughly $ 300 million into Singapore. The money will be spent expanding Seagate’s R&D capacity. According to reports, Seagate is planning to add roughly 1500 to 2000 new employees as well as an additional 200 R&D focused
Hot on the heels of NVIDIA announcing its partnership with Havok for GPU-level physics implementations, ATI is saying it too is capable of performing heavy physics computations on its GPUs. There is currently a great deal of focus being placed on how to speed up and implement better physics in games and interestingly AGEIA has
Elpida Memory, a maker of dynamic random access memory (XDR) from Japan and also one of a few supporters of Rambus-developed XDR memory, said Wednesday that it had begun sampling of 512Mb XDR memory chips produced using 90nm process technology. The company said the demand for XDR was great and that thinner production technology would
Intel has quietly rolled out the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 965, its anticipated upgrade to the gaming-oriented CPU family that ups the clock speed to 3.73GHz. Due in Q2, the part is already making appearances on the chip giant’s website.