According to a interview conducted by ZDNet with Phil Hester, CTO of AMD, we can anticipated some interesting ideas and plans coming in the near future. Firstly, AMD will platformize the commercial desktop , the Athlon FX, 64 and Sempron space, which means coming out with their own chipsets (ATi’s) and reference board design etc.
We heard faintly about two new codenames of the G8x family; G84 and G86. Information is really scarce at this point of time so take this with a pinch of salt. We guess G86 is GeForce 8600 while G84 is GeForce 8300 or even 8400, probably a move to make things more straight forward. The
Corsair® today announced immediate availability of a new 8GB Flash Voyager USB drive. Encased in the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager housing and boasting water-resistant/ temperature tolerant properties, the new 8GB drive allows users to carry more valuable data and applications without compromise. Equipped with a security application and featuring enhanced dual channel technology, the
KINGMAX released a 1GB version in September, the first in the world to use SLC (single level cell) memory. With the new microSD, KINGMAX outperforms its competitors that produce microSD cards with MLC flash: KINGMAX’s microSD Read-Write speeds beat all its competitors. KINGMAX’s microSD has brought memory cards into the new era of semiconductor packaging:
It looks like Intel is currently in process of making higher-end GPU integrated into NorthBridge chips and CPUs. This position is for a pre-Silicon validation engineer for the Graphics Engineering team. The team is currently working on Intel GFX core which will be integrated in Memory Controllers as well as the CPU.
ATi has claimed leadership over NVIDIA in terms of Windows Vista driver stability and here are their claims and report findings : ATI’s software development team has put significant effort into developing an extremely robust and stable Windows Vista graphics driver. ATI’s Leadership in Windows Vista driver stability (ATI conducted a series of stability tests
Iomega today announced two lines of exciting new external hard drives for Mac users and others that value high capacity drives with a variety of functionalities: the new Iomega® UltraMax 640GB* Desktop Hard Drive, providing Mac users with secure, high-capacity storage in a rugged enclosure that complements the Apple® Mac® Pro and Power Mac series
Microsoft will ship the Xbox 360′s eagerly anticipated external HD DVD drive to Japanese consumers on 17 November. The HD DVD will retail for around US$ 168 and come bundled with a remote control unit. It would shortly post an Xbox 360 firmware update that will allow the console to output video content at the
Today, we take a look at ASUS’ Chilly Vent Lux CPU cooler. Designed exclusively for AMD’s Socket 939, the Chilly Vent Lux features dual heat pipes, and is claimed to offer high performance and silence at the same time. It even offers a colourful green and white fan to boot!
Lenovo today announced the company’s first Lenovo-branded notebook PC to feature Intel Core 2 Duo, the Lenovo N100 widescreen notebook PC. Featuring such innovations in PC technology as next-generation WiFi connectivity, enhanced multimedia features, the latest Intel(r) Core(tm)2 Duo processor, Vista Premium-ready capabilities and industry-leading system support, the Lenovo N100 is a notebook PC engineered
R600 will have high frequency and a 64 unified Shader units. ATI hopes to get the final chip at a frequency higher than 700MHz. At this point people don’t know the exact frequency as the final silicon is still not out but the estimation targets at more than 700MHz. This chip is 80 nanometre and
The upcoming RV 570 and RV560 chips and the cards based on them, branded as Radeon X1950 PRO and X1650 XT, will have these internal Crossfire connectors which we have showed you the picture back in June. ATI’s connector works both ways unlike NVIDIA SLI connector as it will offer increased bandwidth between multiple cards.
For the first time in several years, AMD will not be luring journalists away from IDF next year – and it will not preview or announce its Core 2 Quadro competitor “4×4″. AMD will not have a presence at Fall IDF as they are happy with how communications are going with customers and the media
ATi has released Catalyst 6.9 Drivers for their graphics cards based on Radeon display driver 8.291 . This release of Catalyst introduces CrossFire support for the Intel 965 Chipset and is available for D3D applications, and supported on ATI Radeon X1900 CrossFire edition products.
Sunon has released a hybrid CPU cooler using a mix of watercooling and air cooling techniques to cool current generation K8, K9 and LGA processors. Our friends at HKEPC have done a review of it against the Thermaltake Beetle heatsink, which you can check out here.
Kingston Technology today announced the launch of 1GB microSD expansion memory cards to further enhance its growing line of mobile memory solutions. The increased capacity and format is essential for users of current and next-generation multifunction mobile phones that require more memory to support advanced features including MP3 players, video, higher-resolution cameras and mobile gaming.
Mirage 3 is going to be available this quarter on SiS771, 671FX and 671 IGP chipsets. At a glance, Mirage 3 supports DX9.0, PS 2.0, OpenGL 1.5 and no Vertex shader. However, Mirage 3 specs don’t look that impressive as compared to current GeForce 6100/6150 IGP that already support PS 3.0. Also Vista is coming
Bearlake-X : Quad Core support, DDR3 1333, 2×16 GFX, PCI Express 2.0, ICH9/ICH9R/ICH9DH, Q3’07 Bearlake-P : DDR3 1066/DDR2 800, FSB 1333, ICH9/R/DH, Q2 ’07 Bearlake-G : DDR3 1066/DDR2 800, FSB 1333, Intel Clear Video Technology, ICH9/R/DH, Q2’07 Bearlake-G+ : DDR3 1066/DDR2 800, FSB 1333, Intel Clear Video Technology and DX10, High Definition Playback with Content
There will be a higher speed Xeon MP 7150N based on 65nm Tulsa dual core coming out in Q1 next year. It is clocked at 3.5GHz with 667FSB and contains 16MB of L3 cache. 7150N will be priced at $ 2622. Later in Q3 ’07, quad-core 65nm Tigerton will come along to replace Tulsa and
There are 2 Kentsfield SKUs; X3220 and X3210 added to the Xeon UP Server space where the former is clocked at 2.4GHz and the latter at 2.13GHz. Both feature 1066MHz FSB and 2 x 4MB L2 cache. X3220 is similar to Q6600 for Kentsfield where both are clocked at 2.4GHz so there should be a