AMD AM3 processors (Athlon X4, Phenom II X3, Phenom II X4) will get a new 55nm chipset by Q3 next year. AMD 880G chipset will form part of the AMD Live! “Pisces” platform. AMD 880G will feature a integrated Radeon HD 3450 (RV620) DX10.1 graphics core, DDR3 support, HyperTransport 3.0, Universal Video Decoder 2 (UVD 2), Hybrid Crossfire with a discrete Radeon
MSI is going to showcase their Wind NetBOX over at CES 2009 in January and VR-Zone now provides you a glimpse of their upcoming product in high resolution. Take note that the official name is Wind NetBOX instead of Windbox and will rival against ASUS Eee Box series. The Wind NetBOX can be mounted to the
Sharkoon is now offering a new ATX midi tower in its case line-up. The Sharkoon Desperado comes in a striking black and silver design and is available in two configurations, with or without pre-installed case fans. The front of the case features a black mesh grill that helps improve airflow. Sharkoon Desperado is available immediately from authorized
ASUS today announced the Eee PC™ 1002HA. Compared to the 1000HA, the 1002HA has a redesigned chassis with a brushed aluminum LCD cover and palm rest. As such, it is slightly smaller and slimmer. It is lighter at 1.2Kg too due to its 4-cell battery. Other specs like 160GB HDD storage, 1GB of DDR2, 10″ LED backlight remain unchanged.
From Touch Diamond to Pro, and now the HD. This latest mobile phone from HTC claims superb multimedia offerings for mobile users who cannot live without looking at youtube videos and their holiday photos. And we managed to get it in for review this week.
HIS today unveils the HD 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo overclocked to 780MHz (512MB version) & 770MHz (1GB version). Supplied with 1GB/512MB of GDDR5 memory running at a peak of 4000MHz, the card has its temperature controlled by the latest HIS cooling technology, the IceQ 4+. The IceQ 4+ technology draws in cooler air across the
We were told about a new RV775XT core which is essentially a fine tune version of the RV770. However, little information was revealed at this point of time but i can say AMD is concentrating their efforts on RV740 instead. We are speculating AMD has been collecting the higher speed bins over the months to make this card out
This slide shows the key areas of improvements for 45nm Phenom II over 65nm Phenom such as more IPC, higher frequency, more cache, and DDR3 support. There is a 5% cache uplift on the cache architecture and a 3% uplift on the core architecture. With all these innovations in place, AMD is touting a 20% performance
Cooler Master introduces the Black Label Limited Edition with worldwide availability of 500 individually numbered sets. It is made up of Cosmos Black Label, Hyper Z600 Black Label and a powerful PSU unit. MSRP 599USD or 499EUR.
OCZ unveiled the Vertex SATA II 2.5” SSD Series featuring 200MB/sec read and 160MB/sec write speeds and up to 64MB onboard cache. MSRPs are USD $129, $249, $469, and $869 for 30GB, 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB models respectively. Separately, Super Talent also announced a new line of UltraDrive SSDs that supports sequential read/write speeds of 230/170
NVIDIA is preparing the GeForce GTX 295 and GTX 285 cards for launch on January 8th at CES 2009. According to the official data VR-Zone has seen, GeForce GTX 295 card has dual 55nm GT200 GPUs and 1792MB GDDR3 memories on 896-bit memory interface. The rest of the specs like number of shader processors and clocks
Good news for N-series fans. Nokia recently showcased the new N97 mobile computer at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona that features 3.5-inch touch display with full QWERTY keypad and supports up to 48GB of storage. It is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009.
OCZ today introduced the Slate Series ExpressCard™, a storage expansion drive for the latest generation of performance notebooks. The Slate Series line comes in storage capacities of 8GB, 16GB, and 32GB.
OCZ introduced the Throttle eSATA drive offering 90MB/second read speeds and 30MB/sec write speeds with 8GB to 32GB capacities.
Palit has reinvented the HD 4870×2… or have they? VR-Zone finds out if the humongous triple-slot cooler has much of an advantage, if any.
Auzentech has unveiled the X-Fi™ Forte PCI-Express® sound card. The Auzen X-Fi™ Forte 7.1 is the first Low Profile native PCI express® audio card that Auzentech has designed especially for gamers and audiophiles. Compared to the X-Fi™ chipset reference design, the Auzen X-Fi™ Forte 7.1 has improved circuitry and components. The Auzen X-Fi™ Forte 7.1
Equipped with 192 CUDA™ parallel computing cores and 1.5GB of graphics memory, the Quadro FX 4800 delivers a 2X performance increase over previous generations of ultra-high-end graphics cards. It has 1.5 GB graphics memory. The NVIDIA Quadro FX 4800 is available today and has a MSRP of US$1,999.
ZOTAC today unleashes its first Graphics Plus capable mini-ITX motherboard – the ZOTAC GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi. Powered by an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 mGPU, the ZOTAC GeForce 8200-ITX WiFi delivers NVIDIA unified architecture, NVIDIA CUDA, NVIDIA PureVideo HD and integrated WiFi technologies rolled up into a miniature 170mm x 170mm platform.
The “Black” bundle is almost ready for launch, with the Cosmos Black already making an early appearance. The Hyper Z600 “Black” is now revealed. Apart from the colour, there is an addition of a quiet 120mm PWM fan and an airflow cover.
OCZ introduced the CrossOver USB 2.0 Flash drive, the latest line of flash media that also doubles as a microSD™ and microSDHC™ card adapter. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or professional, the OCZ CrossOver flash drive eliminates the need for card readers and transfers your important multimedia files to and from your computer, phone, and