Shuttle announced the company’s newest offering of gaming bare bone PCs— the Shuttle SDXi bare bone kit. The package includes the custom hand painted SD37P2 chassis with custom Thermal Electronic Cooler from Peliter for the ATI Graphic cards in Crossfire configurations. Shuttle SDXi barebones now available only via web at http://sys.us.shuttle.com/SDXi.aspx at $ 799 MSRP.
Intel disclosed more details about its 45-nm process, saying it has implemented high-k dielectrics and metal gates for the technology. Intel claims to be one of the first chip makers to implement the new materials in its process technology. Using an undisclosed thick hafnium-based material for its high-k films in gate-stack applications, Intel claims that
It seems like Intel is going to bring back the good old Hyper-Threading and put it back to the 45nm Penryn architecture, something isn’t planned out on the earlier roadmaps. Previously we saw the quad-core Yorkfield having 4 cores / 4 threads and Wolfdale having 2 cores / 2 threads. Now Intel done some changes
Multicore processor specialist Plurality Ltd. is starting to ship evaluation boards and associated development kits for its HyperCore Processor, the first designs to emerge from the work on its HyperCore Architecture Line. Commercial 64-core chips are scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The architecture is one of the most scalable general purpose multicore
Samsung announced its first 1.8-inch drive with a 60GB capacity on Thursday as a part of the company’s new line of N-series of HDDs. Measuring 5-millimeters tall and with a super-slim form factor, Samsung’s N-series will come in 20-, 30-, 40-, and 60 GB capacities and are available in both internal and external HDD types.
Intel new Fab 28 is completed and fully operational at Kiryat Gat, Israel. It will utilize a 45nm process on 300mm silicon wafers for producing Penryn processors and will be able to transit to 32nm process when it becomes available to produce Nehalem-C processors. The picture above is the 45nm Penryn processor and the die
Motherboard makers in Taiwan say AMD may not regain its competitive edge until the launch of the Socket AM2+ platform and K8L architecture based CPUs in the third quarter 2007. The motherboard makers noted that according to AMD’s planning, no major 64-bit dual-core processors will be unveiled in the first half of 2007. Processors based
ATi plans to release Radeon X1950GT early next month and it should be the last card ATi is going to push out before R600 comes along in March. However, it won’t be a major push since only two AIBs or even one will be making those cards. Palit is confirmed pushing out those cards and
Havok announces today the official release of Havok 4.5, the latest update to its modular suite of artist tools and run-time technology. Fully optimized for Sony PLAYSTATION®3, as well as Microsoft Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii, Havok 4.5 dramatically accelerates the development of cross-platform, cutting edge electronic games, meeting the needs of the world’s top developers
We showed you an illustration of the R600 card a week ago and we can confirm that the real card looks pretty much the same. To be exact, it is 34cm long with the fan/blower and handle at the back. The only difference we can spot is the power connectors where it has dual 6-pin
Intel has a new name for Robson and it will be called Intel Flash Response Memory Technology. It is a flash memory-based platform accelerator with onboard Non Volatile Memory. It supports Microsoft ReadyBoost technology, a Windows Vista feature that allows users to store data on NAND instead of HDD, speeding up applications, allowing faster resume
Hexus has gotten a pic of the updated DX10 Ruby tech demo for ATi R600. On the right is the DX9 Ruby tech for X1800/X1900 series. The lips certainly looks much better in comparison.
AMD’s “Barcelona” quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a significant notch faster than the Clovertown chips expected to be on the market at that time, said Randy Allen, AMD’s corporate vice president for server and workstation products. “We expect across a wide variety of workloads for Barcelona to outperform Clovertown by
AMD swung to a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by charges related to its acquisition of ATI and a price war with Intel that crimped AMD’s profit margins. AMD also offered a weak sales forecast for the current quarter and warned of a tough price environment. In Q4, microprocessor shipments rose 26% from a year ago, driven
Seagate announced on Jan. 23 the industry’s first $ 3 billion quarter alongside whopping revenue growth of 30 percent over a year ago. These results are driven by the explosive growth in digital content and the resulting growth in demand for storage, as well as by the ability to deliver a broadening suite of products
SPARKLE launched the SPARKLE GeForce 7900 GS 256MB/512MB GDDR3 HDMI graphics cards, a High Definition multimedia VGA solution with support for HDMI and HDCP. SPARKLE GeForce 7900 GS 256MB/512MB GDDR3 HDMI graphics cards are designed for extreme HD gaming and deliver ultra-realistic gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality at resolutions of up to 2560×1600. 20
Intel plans to push the market for mini PCs by promoting sales of motherboards based on the Mini-ITX form factor developed by VIA starting in the second quarter of this year. Mini-ITX will be one of the form factors for the platforms based on entry-level processors, and Intel will also recommend that PC makers use
Intel® Desktop Boards DP965LT, DQ965GF, DG965WH, and DG965OT have been updated to support Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processors. Current Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processors are Q6600 and Q6400. When updating to the latest BIOS, boards previous to these AA# (listed below) will now display a warning message when used with an Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processor, however users
Sun Microsystems is expected to resume using Intel’s Xeon processors in its x86 servers. The first servers from the partnership will begin arriving soon–in the first half of 2007–and Sun also will sell Xeon-based workstations. In addition, Intel plans to endorse the x86 version of Sun’s Solaris operating system, elevating it to the mainstream status
X2 5200+ saw a hefty cut from US$ 403 to US$ 295. The price of the single-core Athlon 64 3800+ also fell from US$ 108 to US$ 101, however, the price of the slower 3500+ remained unchanged. Pricing for Sempron processors also fell with the 3200+ being reduced from US$ 67 to US$ 51, and