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
Processor Model GHz/FSB/Cache Sep 24 Oct 22 Nov ’06 Jan ’07 Core 2 Extreme QX6700 2.66/1066/8MB 999 Core 2 Duo E4300 1.80/800/2MB 183 163 Pentium D 935 3.20/800/4MB 183 133 925 (no VT) 3.00/800/4MB 133 113 915 (no VT) 2.80/800/4MB 133 113 93 820 2.80/800/2MB
Unified Shader Architecture Support FP16 HDR+MSAA Support GDDR4 memories Close to 700M transistors (G71 – 278M / G70 – 302M) New AA mode : VCAA Core clock scalable up to 1.5GHz Shader Peformance : 2x Pixel / 12x Vertex over G71 8 TCPs & 128 stream processors Much more efficient than traditional architecture 384-bit memory
The latest Intel roadmap reveals Xeon 5300 series based on the quad-core Clovertown and has 3 prefixes; X, E and L. X denotes Performance Optimized so called the Clovertown Extreme Edition while E denotes mainstream and L denotes low voltage. The Xeon X5355 will be clocked at 2.66Ghz, with 2 x 4MB L2 and 1333FSB
Intel will release a new generation of mobile processors, which based on Merom, for the value market. The new processor family is so called Celeron-M 500, where the first model Celeron-M 520 will be released in Q1 2007. Celeron-M 520 is the only model to be released in Jan 2007. It is a single core
Researchers from Intel and the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have built the world’s first electrically powered Hybrid Silicon Laser using standard silicon manufacturing processes. This breakthrough addresses one of the last major barriers to producing low-cost, high-bandwidth silicon photonics devices for use inside and around future computers and data centers. “This could bring
Some very very nice looking Ultra high-end CPU and GPU Coolers, Silent to boot, from Austrian Company Noctua and Korean Company ZeroTherm, are undergoing testing… here’s a sneak preview!
The Nvidia GeForce Go 7700 (G73M-B1 core) features 12 pixel shader units, five vertex shaders and GDDR3 memory. Following the chip, Nvidia will introduce a new desktop GPU—the GeForce 7650 GS (G73-B1 core)—manufactured on a 80nm process at the end of September. Currently, all of Nvidia’s 80nm process production takes place at TSMC.
The newest Radeon X1950PRO and Radeon X1650XT will be releasing on October 17th. Radeon X1950PRO, codename RV570 has 12 Pixel Shader pipelines, 36 Pixel Shader processors, and 256Bit memory controller. It is clocked at 600MHz with 1.4GHz GDDR3 memory. Radeon X1950 Pro is expected to be available in mid October, and priced between USD$ 199
A German company is offering MP3 files for download, unencumbered by DRM (digital rights management). Instead, the company Akuma discourages copying by adding a unique “watermark” to each download. Major record labels have mostly chosen DRM to protect their copyrights, limiting the number of copies buyers can make of a downloaded track, and restricting the
Japanese car maker Nissan has announced plans to test an “intelligent transportation system” that sends wireless messages to passing cars. The company said on Friday that it plans to include 10,000 drivers in a 30-month experiment. Messages will be beamed optically from roadside beacons to passing cars in the trial. Information received by an onboard
CEDIA officially opened today at the Denver Convention Center. Toshiba added two new 1080p models in the 42-inch and 47-inch screen sizes, and created a whole new sub-category called Cinema Series Pro. These models are an off-shoot of their Cinema Series line, which feature striking piano black cabinetry. Toshiba also announced that they had sold