VR-Zone is proud to bring you an exclusive review of the new cooling solution from Scythe, the Kama Cross cooler, Featuring a unique cross flow design coupled with 3 heatpipes, how will this particular cooler fare against our almighty Pentium XE 955 heatload? Check out our review for more details!
Intel today revealed some details on their 45nm Nehalem processors but we will tell you more later about Nehalem-based desktop processors that is not discussed during the press briefing. Here’s what we understand from the briefing : 1. Nehalem is on native 45nm Hi-K and is on track for 2008 release 2. 4-issue Core Architecture
Intel revealed today that 45nm Penryn clocked above 3GHz, a higher FSB, new SSE4 and delivers more IPC than the current 65nm Merom. Micro-tweaks that reduce CPU latency on the Penryn includes a faster divider technique called Radix-16 divider that enables 4 bits per cycle compared to 2 bits on the Merom and a shuffle
Intel 45-nm Penryn family of processors would be in production during the second half of 2007. Intel claims to have more than 15 45-nm hi-k product designs in various stages of development. 45-nm is “far from” a simple shrink of a 65-nm device. Intel’s 45-nm high-k process technology offers approximately twice the transistor budget, 20
On April 22, Intel is slated to announce a 40 percent price cut on its current quad-core processors and significant drop on Core 2 Duos. AMD plans to launch its first quad-core processors, developed under the code name Barcelona, in mid-2007. Intel plans price cuts on its Core 2 Duo E6300, E6400, E6420, E6000 and
Marvell today announced that the Company’s TopDog WLAN solutions support the new IEEE 802.11n Draft 2.0 specification as approved during the latest round of balloting by the IEEE 802.11 Working Group. This ratification is proof of the increasing maturity of 802.11n technology and its growing momentum toward international standardization. “Marvell is very pleased that the
TSMC will start running its 55-nm process technology on a prototype basis in May, initially planning to offer it on a bi-monthly basis. The process is a 90 percent linear-shrink from its 65-nm to deliver “significant die cost savings from 65-nm, while offering the same speed and 10 to 20 percent lower power consumption.” In
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.
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
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
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
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
Team group has some impressive enthusiast RAMs on display at CeBIT. Partnering with Thermalright, they have came up with this.
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
CJ over at Beyond3D forums gave us an update on the future DX10 mobile chips from ATi, in-line of what we have heard from our source; 55nm and DX10.1. According to him, M76XT is high-end 65nm CrossFire capable DX10 chip with UVD will be replaced by M88 in the first half of 2008. M88 is