Intel has rushed introduction of a new quad-core chip originally scheduled for next year to Monday to meet demand from server manufacturers for the processor. Intel is shipping the Xeon 5335 processor two months ahead of schedule as an addition to its 5300 series of quad core processors. The 5335 is a 2GHz processor with
Although TSMC reiterated that silicon-on-insulator (SOI) is a “niche” technology, overseas investors are now suggesting that the foundry is assessing the possibility of a bid for SOI-made CPU foundry orders on a 45nm design rule. SOI is generally applied to the production of CPU and graphics processors (GPUs) with only a few IDMs capable of
Scientists from IBM, Macronix and Qimonda today announced joint research results that give a major boost to a new type of computer memory with the potential to be the successor to flash memory chips, which are widely used in computers and consumer electronics like digital cameras and portable music players. The advancement heralds future success
Intel today announced design completion of its first mobile WiMAX baseband chip. Combined with the company’s previously announced single-chip, multi-band WiMAX/Wi-Fi radio, the pair creates a complete chipset called the Intel® WiMAX Connection 2300. This development marks another major step in Intel’s efforts to deliver an “always best connected” mobile Internet experience for future laptops
The Internet Industry Association of Singapore (IIAS) has launched today an online child safety portal for Singaporeans to provide guidance and information for children using the Internet safely. The objective of this portal is to educate Children, Parents, Teachers and Carers on the potential threats that children can be exposed to on the world-wide-web. Some
OCZ, a company known for Enthusiast range of Memory and Power Supplies, dips into the graphics cards market. Pretty unexpected, and there are some more interesting stuff they have in store, such as a Silver Pinned Waterblock…
Gigabyte’s Non-reference 680i SLI Motherboard is soon to launch. Here’s a first look!
NVIDIA today introduced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI media and communications processor (MCP), designed specifically for the new AMD Quad FX Platform with Dual Socket Direct Connect Architecture. The exclusive core-logic launch partner for AMD Quad FX processors, the NVIDIA nForce 680a SLI MCP provides processing capabilities on a massive
It was found that the GTL Reference Voltage, derived from CPU VTT/FSB Voltage, on the 680i SLI Motherboard, needed a little boost for better FSB overclocks on Kentsfield Processors. About a 0.03v-0.05v boost should yield better FSB overclocks on a Kentsfield Processor. Current boards do not have this implementation, but newer boards should be tuned
We’ve all seen the G80 cores dressed over with their decent Heat-Spreaders. Now see them naked and sexy!
How long have the enthusiasts been waiting for a ATi RD600 Motherboard? At least close to 6 months now. But this thirst will be quenched nefore the end of this year. We take a first look at the DFI RD600 Motherboard that will be launched before the year ends and DFI’s 680i SLI Motherboard, soon
NVIDIA today announced the NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500M, a high-performing mobile workstation graphics solution for CAD, Digital Content Creation, and Scientific Visualisation. Engineered to deliver unprecedented performance for accelerated workflow and shortened design cycles, the Quadro FX 3500M with support for OpenGL and DirectX, offers up to 512MB G-DDR3 memory, a 256-bit memory interface, up
Today, Nvidia Corporation, the world’s leading graphics technology company held their last stop of the Nvidia Reality Tour at Funan Digitalife Mall, Singapore. VR-Zone brings you some exclusive feeds and updates on the exciting event itself!
Led by Raffles Junior College student, Samuel Tan, Team Zenith, a diverse team of gamers of different ages and experiences, emerged as the unbeaten champions in Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) All-Stars games from more than 400 gamers through the 2006 Spring, Summer and Autumn CAPL seasons. This stellar showing convinced AMD and HP to
In response to the news that Intel has started making prototypes of 45nm Penryn processors, motherboard makers said they expect CPU wars to enter a new level with dual-core processors operating at frequencies of 3GHz and higher in 2007. Two days ago, Reuters cited Mark Bohr, director of process architecture and integration at Intel’s technology
Futuremark Corporation today released free updates to its 3DMark06, 3DMark05 and PCMark05 benchmark suites. Downloadable patches update 3DMark06 to version 1.1.0 and PCMark05 to version 1.2.0. A downloadable full installer updates 3DMark05 to version 1.3.0. Only scores obtained via these new versions, using approved drivers, will be used in official statistics, comparisons and services provided
Marvell introduced a new generation of application processors designed for feature handsets, smartphones, GPS navigation systems, wireless handhelds and other consumer electronic devices. The Marvell® PXA3xx family of application processors (internally named Monahans) based on third generation of Intel® XScale technology was designed for cost efficiency by offering a broad roadmap that is architecturally consistent
Hannspree Inc, a leading manufacturer of fashionable and innovative LCD TVs announced today that it has appointed AsiaPac Distribution Pte Ltd as its official distributor in Singapore. AsiaPac Distribution Pte Ltd is a leading distributor of notebook, networking and IT products and services and is fully owned by EC-Asia International Limited (ECI) ECI, headquartered in
Transcend Information, Inc. (Transcend) is a leading manufacturer of Flash Memory products. It is therefore with great pride that we are able to announce that all our JetFlash series of USB Flash Drives (both Hi-Speed and V Series) completely work with Windows Vista. In addition, many of our Hi-Speed USB 2.0 JetFlash models are enhanced
Today, we will be taking a look at the latest mid range offerings from Nvidia and ATI, something that’s relatively light for the pockets of you and me, A.K.A the poor gamers. Come on in and take a look at this very review, where the 7900GS pits it out against the x1950pro, whilst the x1650xt