• Nvidia Prepares MCP79 Chipset For VIA Isaiah CPUs

    VR-Zone has learned that Nvidia is preparing a variant of their MCP79 chipset to support VIA C7 and Isaiah CN processors. Currently, MCP79 is designed to support Intel processors but some modifications can be done to support the VIA processors. The Inquirer first broke the news on Nvidia making...

  • Intel Lowers Atom CPU Price To Counter AMD & VIA

    According to DigiTimes, Intel is planning to bring Atom 230 processor down to a price below US$ 29 to prevent AMD from grabbing low-cost desktop PC market share with its Sempron processors. This move by Intel might be to counter VIA upcoming Isaiah processor which is targeted specifically at...

  • GIGABYTE Dynamic Energy Saver – EP35-DS4

    Bills have been rising but more often than not, faster than our paychecks have been. If your utility bills have been a concern, join us as we examine GIGABYTE’s new Dynamic Energy Saving feature on the GIGABYTE EP35-DS4 and see if there really are any savings to be had.

  • Creative TravelSound For iPod Nano

    Creative today announced an entirely new category of iPod speakers with the Creative TravelSound for iPod nano (3rd Generation). The first one-piece iPod nano speaker portable enough to fit in a pocket or purse, the Creative TravelSound (model i80) for iPod nano delivers surprisingly powerful sound for such a...

  • ASUS To Launch “Eee PC Touch” In Q2

    DigiTimes today ran a story on the 8.9" 2nd gen Eee PC lineup that includes touchscreen panel and possible GPS support, with shipments expected to begin in May or June. Pricing is projected to reach NT$ 15,000 (US$ 500). VR-Zone learned that this new series of Eee PC with...

  • Audio Dissection: Styleaudio CARAT-HD1V

    USB audio is all the rage as audiophiles and their wannabe counterparts turn to massive and cheap harddisk storage for lossless digital music. We rode on the waves of the trend and baited one Korean option.

  • LG Introduces “Mind-reading” Interactive Phone

    LG today announced the launch of its award winning LG KF600 in Singapore – a new mobile phone that is as feature-rich and easy to use as it is stylish, thanks to its unique touch screen interface. The InteractPad™ and its virtual menu keys show the exact keys a...

  • Nvidia Preparing G96 (D9M) Card For Launch

    Nvidia plans to add another member to the GeForce 9 series soon with their G96 (D9M) card for the mainstream market. This G96 card is meant to replace the current GeForce 8500 GT card so most likely the official marketing name will be GeForce 9500 GT. Final specs are...

  • TSMC Unveiled 40nm Half-Node Process For CPU & GPUs

    TSMC today unveiled the foundry’s first 40nm manufacturing process technology. The new node supports a performance-driven general purpose (40G) technology and a power-efficient low power (40LP) technology. The 45nm node provided double the gate density of 65nm, while the new 40nm node features manufacturing innovations that enable its LP...

  • Acer To Offer Cheaper 8.9-inch “EeePC” In Q2

    DigiTimes reported that Acer is pricing its 8.9" low cost PC about US$ 50 lower than the upcoming ASUS 2nd gen. 8.9" Eee PC. FOB price of its Acer low-cost PC is at ~US$ 250-300, while the market ASP is ~US$ 350-400. In comparison, FOB price of its ASUS...

  • Sim Lim Sq Walkabout: Week 12, 2008

    The Sim Lim Square walkabout is back! We bring you the latest updates on what is available in Sim Lim Square right now, and where you can find the best deals!

  • Canon Camera Launch @ The China Club Singapore

    A few new digital imaging products from Canon were officially launched today at The China Club Singapore. We bring you a little more information, not only on their latest digicams, but also their highly anticipated EOS 450D.

  • GeForce 9300 GE & GS Spotted

    NVIDIA_G98.DEV_06E0.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GE" NVIDIA_G98.DEV_06E1.1 = "NVIDIA GeForce 9300 GS" We have spotted some interesting marketing name change from the new Forceware 174.xx drivers we have gotten. Apparently, Nvidia has decided to drop GeForce 9400 naming and use GeForce 9300 instead. There will be two models; GeForce...

  • Nvidia To Launch GeForce 9800 GTX On April Fool Day

    Nvidia has informed their partners that the GeForce 9800 GTX launch has been pushed one week from March 25th to April 1st. No reason was provided for the delay but it is funny that Nvidia chose to launch a flagship product on April Fool day. GeForce 9800 GTX will...

  • Nvidia Partners Unveiled GeForce 9800 GX2 Cards

    Most of the Nvidia’s AIC partners like Albatron, EVGA, Leadtek, MSI, Gainward, Palit, XFX, POV, Inno3D, ZOTAC have unveiled their 9800GX2 solutions. All of them are Nvidia reference cards as Nvidia doesn’t allow the partners to produce the cards on their own. Therefore, partners have to turn to other...

  • Corsair, Crucial, G,Skill & OCZ Announced Fastest DDR3 Memories

    Corsair, Crucial, G.Skill and OCZ separately announced their fastest DDR3 memories today. Cosair announced DOMINATOR and XMS DHX 2GB kit pre-loaded with EPP2 while Crucial announced Ballistix PC3-16000 (DDR3-2000MHz) high-performance memory modules with EPP2 and latency timings of 9-9-9-28 at 1.9V, available in 1GB modules and 2GB kits. G.Skill...

  • Monster Stack: Inno3D NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2

    Whether you like your GPU sandwiches red or green, multi-GPU technology is here to stay. Putting two GPUs on a single PCIe slot is all-so-tantalizing, so check out Inno3D’s rendition of the GeForce 9800 GX2 we have with us today.

  • Intel Larrabee Discrete Graphics Card Sample Out In Q3 2008

    VR-Zone got some words that the Intel Larrabee discrete graphics card samples will be ready as early as Q3 this year and it will be shown to their closest partners only. We heard the Larrabee cards are slated for launch in Q2 2009, one year from now.  Certainly, Nvidia...

  • Intel Talks About Nehalem, Larrabee & Sandy Bridge

    Intel today discussed upcoming leading edge microprocessors and technologies. Nehalem is scalable with future versions having anywhere from 2 to 8 cores, with Simultaneous Multi-threading, resulting in 4 to 16 thread capability, 8 MB level-3 cache, 731 million transistors, Quickpath interconnects (up to 25.6GB per second), integrated memory controller...

  • Preliminary Voltage Modifications: NVIDIA 9800GX2 Voltage Modifications

    The NVIDIA 9800GX2 has just hit the shelves and at VR-Zone, we work out the Voltage Modifications before anything else. Here’s a little preliminary modifications for those who are flying the soldering iron, and SLIcing up some double patties.