At a ceremonial opening of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore today, AMD announced that the digital backbone of the new Lucasfilm Animation Singapore digital animation center is powered by AMD64 processor technology – the gold standard for 64-bit computing. Lucasfilm Animation Singapore is Lucasfilm Ltd.’s first animation studio in Asia and complements their new Letterman Digital Arts
Our friends from Finland, Sampsa Kurri and Ville Suvanto achieved graphics engine clocks of 1.003 GHz and a memory speed of 1.881 GHz with maximum system stability and no visual artifacts. “It’s impressive to see the Radeon X1800 XT architecture achieve 1 GHz core speed and approach 2 GHz memory speed, which far exceeds the
Samsung has developed the industry’s fastest computer graphics memory and has shipped it to major graphics card manufacturers for testing.The first GDDR4 developed is a 256Mb chip that runs at 2.5Gbps. Samsung Electronics has used cutting-edge technologies called DBI (Data Bus Inversion) and Multi-Preamble, for the first time anywhere, in the development of GDDR4, eliminating
ASUS has been pretty aggressive in employing silent cooling technologies into their cards recently. SilentCool Technology is a fan-less, noiseless cooling solution that uses heat-pipe technology to conduct heat away from the GPU and memories and dissipates from the copper-stacked fins. Currently, the Extreme N6600/GT Silencer and Extreme AX800 Silencer are using this technology and
X1800XL X1300Pro X1600XT X1600Pro ASUS has gotten their full X1000 series lineup for some ATi onslaught into the retail market particularly the X1600 XT and X1600 Pro cards. Not forgetting, their X1800XT card development is also currently underway. The GPUs of the X1600 series are into the final revision and cards are now entering mass
There’s a new casing arrival here in Singapore this week. The new GT Tech case that’s here in Singapore, is essentially a Lian Li clone. This new case has the looks and feel of the popular value PC7 case from Lian Li. However, this new case comes with 2 12cm Blue LED fan. Priced at
As we know, most GeForce 7800GT cards available right now are reference designed but XFX has something fancy up their sleeves. Today, we take a look this colorful XFX Geforce 7800GT Special Edition!
Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI+ processor, code-named Jupiter is due for release in 2008, is a four-core processor with clock speeds of at least 2.7GHz. The chip will be built with a Fujitsu’s 65nm manufacturing process and is relatively large at about 460 square millimeters in surface area. Fujitsu’s Sparc64 VI, a dual-core processor code-named Olympus has
IBM’s new dual-core PowerPC 970MP processor employs several features to let the chip consume less power when possible. One major feature is that one core can shut down if it’s not needed and can cut the power roughly in half by shutting off one of the cores. Having separate caches allows the computer to shut
NVIDIA today announced that it is the exclusive provider of all graphics cards offered on the first PCI Express platform from Apple. The NVIDIA–powered Apple Power Mac G5 platform can drive an incredible amount of screen real estate, providing four expansion slots that can support multiple graphics cards to drive an array of up to
Corsair today announces immediate availability of the XMS-4000PT 2GB kit. Adding to Corsair’s comprehensive line-up of 1GB modules and 2GB kits, the new XMS-4000PT kit is designed to deliver high memory density and excellent performance at affordable prices. Available in both 1GB single and 2GB kit packages, the XMS-4000PT is guaranteed to run at 500MHz
OCZ is extremely excited to announce the PC-3200 and PC-3500 Gold GX series modules which will be the first two products to utilize the latest OCZ heatspreader design. The new, patent-pending XTC (Xtreme Thermal Convection) Heatspreaders allow increased ventilation and heat dissipation due to an innovative honeycomb design providing more direct access to the actual
By a stroke of luck, the CPL returned to Singapore after a 5 year departure. It was exciting for the more old-school gamers who were much more familiar with CPL and many went down just to see Fatal1ty and Vo0 play in person. VR-Zone was very honored to be collaborating with NVIDIA at their booth
HardOCP had some pictures of the all new AMD CPU based on Socket M2 (940pin). They’ve got a picture of a post screen, stating it’s an AMD Engineering Sample CPU, with 1GB of 667MHz DDR2 memory.
It appears that an Russian based enthusiast that ,Big_Sam, had managed to get SLi working on an Intel chipset board. By using his ASUS P5WD2 Premium, flashed to BIOS version 0519, and switched “PCI Express 4x” mode for the second graphics slot from the BIOS. Then, connected the boards using SLi connector and installed ForceWare
DFI is getting their SLI-DR Expert board ready for mass availability this week and will use the current nForce 4 SLI chipset instead of the new nForce 4 SLI X16 chipset. Reason cited is that there is no performance benefit running two x16. The layout of the SLI-DR Expert board is different from the current
Intel has officially released their Desktop Board D101GGC based on the ATi Radeon Xpress 200 chipset ( RC410 + SB450). The board supports Intel Pentium 4 Processor and the Intel Celeron D processor in the LGA775 package. This uATX board delivers both quality and value by offering features such as Intel High Definition Audio and
Family Model Oct 24th (PIB SSPB Price) Q1 ’06 (PIB SSPB Price) % Drop Athlon 64 X2 5000+ - $ 902 - 4800+ $ 803 $ 643 20.0% 4600+ $ 643 $ 556 13.5% 4400+ $ 507 $ 467 7.9% 4200+ $ 408 $ 363 11.0% 3800+ $ 328 $ 284 13.4% Athlon 64 FX
Intel has delayed by months the release of the next three major versions of the Itanium processor, a new blow for the processor family. Montecito recently had been scheduled for debut this year will debut in mid-2006. Its successor, “Montvale,” was pushed from late 2006 to 2007, and the next major redesign, “Tukwila,” was pushed
Today, VR-Zone takes a look at a radically different 7800 GTX. The Leadtek 7800 GTX Extreme offers a new cooling solution, with an impressive 490MHz core, and 1250MHz memory. Look here to find out how this card performs compared to a reference card!