Samsung Electronics will publish some details on their 80nm 512Mb GDDR4 SDRAM running at 2GHz frequency with max data rate of 4Gbps/pin at ISSCC. In comparison, the fastest commercially available Samsung GDDR4 memories clocked at 1.4GHz while ATi Radeon X1950XTX runs at 1GHz and ATi R600 is rumored to run at 1.1GHz. To save power
For the quad-core Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 releasing in Jan 7, its TDP is 105W. Thus, a motherboard has to support FMB 05B power consumption specification to support this model. However, Desktop Quad-Core products would stepped into G Stepping some time in Q2 and Q3, and supports 05A FMB power consumption specification at 95W
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced the industry’s first terabyte (TB) hard drive. Delivering superior performance and reliability, as well as capacity, Hitachi’s 1TB hard drive meets the needs of consumers who want to create, share and store their digital information, and lots of it. Hitachi’s Deskstar® 7K1000 will begin shipping to retail customers in
AMD plans to implement better power and thermal management with Cities and Stars processors to improve energy efficiency especially when the new Energy Star 4.0 Specification takes effect on July 20, 2007. AMD will enhance C’n’Q with C1E by allowing the CPU to tri-state its IO during system idle and this allows power savings up
Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 is going to hit the market by end of January and it is designed specially for enthusiasts and gamers. What makes this board special from the rest is its All-Solid Capacitors, Quad-Triple phase power, Quad BIOS and Quad Gigabit LAN! It is the first and only in the market that is able to
Sony, Toshiba and IBM will present first details about a 65 nm Cell processor design, which, apparently, already runs at 6 GHz and 1.3 volts. The updated Cell will use two power supplies to increase SRAM stability as well as performance, but actual logic power consumption will decrease. The current Cell processor, used in Sony’s
Intel apparently has an update to its 80-core processor that was first presented at the 2006 Fall IDF conference. The processor, which was clocked at 3.1 GHz at IDF, has reached 4 GHz, while retaining the original 20 MB of SRAM. Performance climbs from a claimed 1 TFlops at the IDF to 1.28 TFlops in
We’ve all seen a tonne of NVIDIA 7950GT Graphics Cards reviewed the past few months. Almost all of those follow NVIDIA’s reference design. How about getting a little more adventurous with us? We explore a non-reference 7950GT graphics card, the Eagle 7950GT – with a special zalman cooler attached.
SanDisk introduced a 32-gigabyte (GB)(a), 1.8-inch solid state drive (SSD) as a drop-in replacement for the standard mechanical hard disk drive. Initially aimed at enterprise users as the first step toward mass consumer adoption, SanDisk SSD offers field-proven durability to keep mobile PCs working in the toughest of conditions and improves the overall user experience.
Samsung has created the first LCD panel that can produce independent images on each side of a mobile LCD display. Samsung’s new double-sided LCD can show two entirely different pictures or sets of visual data simultaneously on the front and back of the same screen. Other conventional double-sided LCDs can only show a reverse image
In a move to give the growing number of notebook PC users faster, more durable systems that run longer on a battery charge, Hitachi, Samsung, Seagate Technology and Toshiba have formed the Hybrid Storage Alliance. The goals of the industry group are two-fold: illustrate how flash memory/hard drive hybrid technology can extend the capabilities of
EVGA today announced the release of their e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO with ACS³ and 8800 GTS KO with ACS³ NVIDIA technology-based graphics card. The new 8800GTX KO ACS3, in addition to EVGA’s patented ACS3 cooling, is spec’d at an amazing 626MHz core clock with 2.0GHz memory. The 8800GTS is spec’d at a groundbreaking 580MHz core,
Gigabyte has extended their All-Solid Capacitor motherboards line-up to 945 chipsets now with the release of new revision 2.0 boards. Gigabyte now touted a complete line-up of 945 ad 965 boards based on the All-Solid Capacitors concept.
SPARKLE today proudly announces Calibre P880+ OC Edition and Calibre P880 OC Edition , the world’s first overclocked GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS graphic cards powered by high efficient TEC active cooler system. Calibre P880+/P880 OC Edition graphic card embraces higher oveclocking capability. Compared with 575MHz/500MHz core clock and 1800MHz/1600MHz memory clock of ordinary GeForce
ASUS is proud to launch the XG Station as the industry’s first public demonstration of the world’s first external graphics card station for notebook computers. Equipped with Express Card interface, USB 2.0 and Dolby headphones, the XG station seamlessly integrates notebook computing with PC graphics power. The XG Station is currently scheduled to be released
Startup company Lucid Information Technology Ltd. has raised a $ 12 million round of funding from Intel Capital, Giza Venture Capital and Genesis Partners. Lucid’s chip is mainly targeted at the gaming computer industry. The chip acts like a hub connecting the main processor to the multiple graphics processors, serving as a traffic cop. One
Benchmarks R600 8800GTX 3DMark05 11941 11039 3DMark06 6719 6368 Doom III 156 127.1 F.E.A.R 88.2 75.9 Call of Duty 2 48.9 47.1 Battlefield 2 146 148.9 Half-Life 2 : Lost Coast 96.4 87.1 Anno 1701 24.2 17.0 Oblivion 26 19.5 64 4-Way SIMD Unified Shaders, 128 Shader Operations/Cycle 32 TMUs, 16 ROPs 512 bit Memory
The EPA’s discussions with computing-equipment makers and data center operators has shown “compelling evidence of the need for this specification. But the certification isn’t a foregone conclusion: “In the coming months, EPA will conduct an analysis to determine whether such a specification for servers is viable, given current market dynamics, the availability and performance of
ASUS is proud to introduce the Commando, a new addition to its R.O.G (Republic of Gamers) family of gaming motherboards. The Commando provides extreme overclockability for enhanced performance, and unique features to jazz up the gaming features and simplify the DIY process. Supporting the Intel® P965 Express Chipset, maximum 8GB dual-channel DDR2 architecture, PCI Express
OCZ announced their exciting return to the world of graphics cards. Leveraging a strong expertise in high performance overclocking memory and the unique needs of PC enthusiasts, OCZ is prepared to deliver a differentiated GPU solution to gamers and enthusiasts with the launch of the OCZ NVIDIA GeForce® 8800 GTX 768MB PCI Express®. Separating OCZ’s