Today sees the launch of the new ABIT AW8D motherboard, based on the Intel 975X express chipset. The road to ultimate performance is fraught with twists and turns. Handling the hairpin turns of overclocking takes total control – complete interaction between man and machine. One wrong maneuver could mean the difference between crossing the finish
From tests done by one of our overclockers, the VCore on the Gigabyte GA-G1975X G1-Turbo droops only 0.03v to 0.05v during CPU load when measured from the MOSFET leg of the motherboard. This is not accurately represented by the CPUZ reading which can show up to 0.2v droop! Users of this board can check with
HyperTransport™ Technology Consortium, a standards organization dedicated to developing the industry’s lowest latency, highest bandwidth interconnect technology, today released version 3.0 of the HyperTransport specification. The new standard nearly doubles the bandwidth and speed of the previous HyperTransport 2.0 specification. In addition, HyperTransport 3.0 supports a variety of new features including AC coupling mode, hot
Inno3D Singapore announced today that all Inno3D 7600GT, 7900GT and 7900GTX will have extended warranty of 2 years, from the 1 year warranty period in the past. This spells great news for those who value a longer warranty period. This change applies to the cards bought from today onwards.
A prime example of future technologies happening today. Nanowelding as described in the following article has great potential for extreme miniaturization. The target systems and components would posess lower resistance and smaller welds allowing more resistors into a smaller space. This would do wonders for many components and peripherals, but of course the effect on
Looking for a two hundred dollar Video Card upgrade to enjoy the new games at a decent frame rate? Your “Google” and “Price Lists” search would probably land you somewhere in the 7600GT puddle. But this is no small puddle, and you find it tough to decide on which brand to choose. Hang onto the
It seems that NVIDIA’s partners are playing with the thought of bridging the 7600GT and 7900GT down to AGP. The 7600GT would replace the 6600GT AGP, while the 7900GT AGP should become the new AGP performance king. The price tags should hover somewhere around USD$ 250-USD$ 300. This should not be too challenging in terms
Systems with quad SLI allow to turn on 32x antialiasing, the maximum level possible today, or to play the latest games in 2560×1600 resolution with all the quality improvement features activated. According to benchmark results obtained by MVKTech, four GeForce 7900 graphics processors may not only provide only slight performance advantages over two of such
China, Beijing, 14th of April – Held over a period of several weeks with the final showdown held in Beijing, heroic and courageous overclockers gathered at the Beijing University’s Memorial Hall for ATi’s DIY Overclocking Heroes’ Summit. The Competition blasted off with 3 levels of tournaments, the low-end, mid-range and High-end categories. VR-Zone gives you
The world’s largest Audio Codec supplier, Realtek presented their latest generation of HD Audio Codec, including the top-end ALC885 and the ALC888 which supports VOIP/Skype telephony functions. According to project manager, Mr Chia-Che Tsai, most Audio Codecs in the market now, including Realtek’s ALC882/883, oes not comply with Microsoft’s WLP 3.0 standards and thus are
In one of the biggest Overclocking Competitions in China, Beijing, held by ATi just 2 days ago on Sunday, our VR-Zone Team-Mate Xu Gang emerged the champion , acheiving a score of 17777 3D Marks within a very limited time frame. His winning setup consisted of an AMD Opteron 175 clocked at 3.4GHz, DFI’s latest
Sunon, one of the sponsors for IDF Spring@Taipei presented their latest ‘Waturbo’ liquid core heatsink. Utilising Sunon’s latest ‘whirlpool water convection’ technology, Sunon’s Deputy Director, Masaharu Miyahara presented to the forum how the fan invokes a pump hidden within the core to circulate the coolant sealed within. The conductivity of the core is touted to
With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) not being able to improve yield rates on its 80nm manufacturing process, ATI Technologies will forego manufacturing its graphics chips on 80nm node this year, according to industry sources. TSMC declined to comment on the report, citing customer confidentially, while ATI stated that its migration schedule to 80nm for
Samsung Electronics announced on Thursday that it is planning to put its ultra mobile PC(UMPC) Q1 model, on worldwide sale in May. Samsung’s Q1 is based on the Origami platform developed by Microsoft and Intel. It has a 7-inch LCD (liquid crystal display) monitor with 22.7/13.9/2.6 cm dimensions and weighs 779 grams. The Q1 is
After a long hiatus from some consumer cooling products, VR-Zone brings you some insights on a particular heatsink from Scythe, the Scythe Mine. How would the Mine match up to the Scythe Ninja, which took the consumer PC cooling market by storm a few months back? We shall see in this very review.
What is claimed to be the world’s first true VGA (480 x 640 pixels) phone is now available from Vodafone KK in Japan. The 904SH is made for Vodafone by Sharp. By contrast, the best colour screen handsets have previously only boasted QVGA (Quarter VGA). The 904SH has a screen with four times better resolution
iRiver will ship its latest hard drive-based MP3 players, dubbed the E10, into the South Korean market later this month, pitching the machine’s 6GB capacity, 1.5in colour screen and 32-hour playback period against Apple’s iPod Nano. It’s claimed the device also operates as a TV remote control.
Samsung just announced a new method to pack more memory into small spaces — three-dimensional chip packaging. The technique works by adding “through silicon” interconnects on the memory module and then daisy chaining multiple modules through the interconnects. Samsung has dubbed this new technology “wafer-level stack process” or WSP.
Fujitsu launched the Deskpower TX PC/TV hybrid system in Asian markets back in November of 2005 which boasted full media center capabilities built right into the 32-inch LCD TV. That model featured a Pentium 4 3GHz CPU, 512MB of DDR2 memory, 600GBof hard drive space, a DVD writer, multi-format memory card reader, 10/100 Ethernet. The
Samsung has just applied for a patent on a virtual screen technology, according to Unwiredview.com, for mobile phones which is an innovative version a PDA screen. The Virtual Display technology is a combination of multiple components which work together to take written text and transform it into an electronic form of text.