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  • Effects of CPU frequency on 3DMark06 Scores (9800GTX Single)

    Overclocking your CPU will affect the rest of your system components in various ways. We look at how a single 9800GTX card is affected with syntethic benchmarking using 3DMark06.

  • Apple’s New Macbooks and Cinema Display

    Apple’s next generation of Macbook, Macbook Air, Macbook Pro and Cinema Display were unveiled in Singapore to the delight of many of the loyal fans from the media. VR-Zone posed some tough questions…

  • ASUS Unveiled 3-way SLI GTX280 Gaming PC

    “Our goal for the ASUS CG6155 was to give gamers unprecedented performance and realism,” says Carroll Hsieh, ASUS desktop product management director. “With NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 280 GPUs and the nForce 790i Ultra SLI MCP we effortlessly achieved our performance goals. With GeForce GPUs and support for things like CUDA and PhysX™ technologies, we have

  • X58 SLI Test On 3DMark Vantage

    We have decided to check out some quick X58 SLI action ourselves on the 3DMark Vantage and compared a single GTX280 vs GTX280 SLI on the ASUS P6T Deluxe X58 motherboard and Core i7-965 XE processor. Next up, we will check out Crysis Warhead and Far Cry 2 performance on this new platform.

  • Nvidia 3-way SLI Test : GTX280 vs GTX260+

    We got hold of some Nvidia internal testing results of the 3-way SLI GeForce GTX 280 vs GTX 260+. Although the testings are done by Nvidia but since it is compared within their own graphics cards so it should be fairly accurate. They used a Core i7 965 Extreme on a 3-way SLI capable motherboard with 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333

  • More X58 Boards To Support 3-way SLI Configs

    NVIDIA announced that ASUS, EVGA, MSI, Gigabyte, and DFI, have all licensed NVIDIA® SLI® technology for their new lineup of motherboards designed to work with Intel Bloomfield CPUs and X58 chipsets. The addition of SLI to these motherboards and adoption by major OEMs including Dell and others means consumers will be able to harness the power

  • MSI PX600 Prestige Collection Leather Laptop

    MSI took over 2 months to produce the very limited amount of the MSI PX600 Prestige Collection in leather finishing. Measuring in at 360mm in length, 295.5mm in width, 37.5mm in height and weighing 2.7Kg with 6-cell battery, it uses Intel Core 2 Duo processor, PM45 Express Chipset, nVidia GeForce 9300M GS DDR3 256MB VRAM.

  • Two New Headsets From Sharkoon : Rush & Unatic

    Sharkoon is expanding its “Rush” product line designed specifically for gamers with a versatile stereo gaming headset available at a suggested retail price of 16 euros. Sharkoon introduces another new stereo headset: Unatic with plug and play USB soundcard plugs directly into a free USB port available at a suggested retail price of 24 euros.

  • Intel Clarksfield & Ibex Peak-M Chipsets In Q3 ’09

    Intel will be updating their Montevina line-up with new mobile processors in Q2 ’09 with a Penryn based Core 2 Duo T9900 which tops 3.06GHz and a Core 2 Duo P8800 at 2.66GHz. However, Montevina Refresh Platform is going to be very short-lived as the new Calpella Platform will launch in Q3 ’09 made up

  • ASUS Officially Announced ROG Rampage II Extreme

    ASUS today unveiled the Republic of Gamers (ROG) Rampage II Extreme. The board features ROG Extreme Engine, a multi-phase power management system—16 phases for the CPU and 3 phases each for QPI/DRAM, the Northbridge and memory—with Multilayer type Polymer Capacitors (ML Caps) that keep the power supply stable under loads. The board also features TweakIt and ProbeIt,

  • Sapphire Announced AMD FireStream 9250 Card

    Sapphire today announced next-generation AMD FireStream 9250™ processor accelerates scientific and engineering calculations, efficiently delivering supercomputer performance at up to eight gigaflops-per-watt. It features 1GB of GDDR3 memory. The FireStream™ 9250 and the supporting SDK are available in beginning of November 2008 while AMD FireStream™ 9170 is currently available for purchase now.

  • NVIDIA Quadro CX Speeds Up Adobe Creative Suite 4

    NVIDIA introduced its new accelerator for Adobe Creative Suite 4 software, the NVIDIA® Quadro CX. This card comes with 192 stream processors like the GeForce GTX 260 and 384-bit memory interface. It has a total of 1.5GB GDDR3 memories onboard. NVIDIA Quadro CX is available starting today, from leading resellers, e-tailers, and retailers, for $1,999 USD.

  • Foxconn Quantum Force ‘Blood Rage’ X58 Sneak Preview

    Foxconn is preparing a flagship X58 board from the Quantum Force series known as “Blood Rage” apart from Renaissance X58 board shown a few months ago. The specs looks pretty impressive with the ability to support Quad Crossfire and 3-way SLI + PhysX with four PCIe 2.0 slots, 3 channel DDR3 memory up to 1800MHz

  • Intel P55 Ibex Peak Chipset Features

    Intel P55 Express chipset codenamed Ibex Peak will be able to support mainstream LGA1160 quad-core Lynnfield and dual-core Havendale with integrated GPU in Q3 2009. It is a single chip solution known as Platform Controller Hub (PCH) that has all the I/O features of the ICH. Internally, Ibex Peak with Lynnfield/Havendale is known as Summitlake.

  • MSI Radeon HD 4830 First Look

    VR-Zone took a sneak peek at the upcoming Radeon HD 4830 card from MSI. We have already told you that this card has 640 SPs and run on 256-bit memory interface. MSI Radeon HD 4830 card is clocked at 575MHz core and 1800MHz memory. This card has 8 Samsung K4J52324QH-HJ1A GDDR3 memory chips rated at

  • Intel Shipped Out High Performance SSD Drives

    Intel has begun shipping its X-25E Extreme SATA Solid-State Drive, aimed at server, workstation and storage systems. It features 50nm single-level cell (SLC) NAND flash memory technology. Key technical performance specifications of the 32 GB Intel X-25E SATA SSD include 35,000 IOPS (4KB Random Read), 3,300 IOPS (4KB Random Write) and 75 microsecond read latency.

  • Quick Take: nVidia GeForce 9 Series Motherboard for Intel Processors

    YACS (Yet Another ChipSet) to add to the multitude of choices that system and DIY builders face. The question is - can a new entrant, especially from nVidia, bring something new and palatible to the table. Let’s take quick look see….

  • SanDisk Introduces Sansa slotMusic Player

    SanDisk today unveiled the Sansa® slotMusic™ Player, specially designed for use with the new slotMusic cards available today in the United States. In addition to the Sansa-branded player, SanDisk has created personalized, branded slotMusic players for popular artists such as Robin Thicke and ABBA. slotMusic Players will be available in the coming days at U.S. stores,

  • DFI LP UT X58-T3 Board Quick Test

    VR-zone got hold of some early tests on the DFI LANPARTY UT X58-T3 using the 2.93GHz Core i7 processor. DFI is currently revising the board so that 3-way SLI can perform optimally. The current revision runs in x16/x16/x4 configuration while the new revision will run in x16/x8/x8 configuration.