ATi has decided to go with 16pp R520 with their latest re-taped revision called A1023 so the launch of R520 on Oct 4th has only 16 pipelines for their top lineup X1800XT. We expect ATi to replace R520 quickly with R580 in early next year to better compete with NVIDIA’s lineup. The R520 Rev 2
Instead of a bare PCB of the 7800 Dual card posted a day back, this is how the actual card with all the components soldered on will look like. The core used is 7800GT not the GTX as reported earlier and the memory is 1.6ns Samsung GDDR3 totaling 512MB.
ATI is getting ready to release its first Crossfire motherboards and retail boards should follow, and some even ready at the launch date. ATI plans to lift its NDAs on the 24th. One of the key problems with Crossfire was the linking external cable that caused a few weeks delay. Just a little later, ATi
NVIDIA is planning two versions of the 6800XT card. One will be PCIe while the second one will use good old AGP. The first version of the card will be based on NV41 PCIe while AGP version will use NV40 chip. Both cards will have eight pipelines and are being shipped in Taiwan. NVIDIA plans
ATI R520 Roadmap and Pricing Card Pipes Std Core Clock Std Memory MSRP X1800 XT 16 600MHz 700MHz 512MB GDDR3 $ 599 X1800 XL 16 550MHz 625MHz 512MB GDDR3 $ 499 X1800 Pro 16 500MHz 500MHz 256MB GDDR3 $ 449 X1800 LE 12 450MHz 450MHZ 256MB GDDR3 $ 349 Anandtech has some nice tibits on
PC Partner Ltd is pleased to continue its ramp up of shipments on RS482MK9 ATI® Motherboard successively since its mass production started at middle of this year. PC Partner’s RS482MK9-A64S motherboard, supporting Athlon™64 CPU K8-Socket 939 platform, is a great, cost-effectiveness board perfectly target for system builders and OEM channels for the mass market. -
Today, we will be looking at one of their latest entry level server board; ASUS P5MT based on Mukilteo chipset supporting the Intel Dual Core processors suitable for rackmount and pedestal systems. It can double up as a workstation or high-end desktop board for enthusiasts and gamers as well with a presence of a PCIe
Chaintech announced it has no plans to abandon the motherboard market. The comments are in response to published news stories, which incorrectly reported that the company would phase out its motherboard business. In addition, Chaintech announced that Walton Advanced Engineering, Inc. has acquired a 25-percent stake in Chaintech and the company will be renamed Walton
ASUS has previously came out with their 6800Ultra-DUAL and 6800GT-DUAL cards but sadly they never really make it into the market. Nevertheless, ASUS has again kicked off development on the 7800GTX-DUAL card this time round as evident from the PCB layout above though no components are being soldered on yet. It will be interesting to
We were fortunate enough to be able to lay our hands on the new Portable Media Player, Creative Zen Vision made by world reknown sound card manufacturer Creative Technology. Catacombs shares his “Zen” experience with us!
For the month of September, VR-Zone, together with SMC and DAT, is throwing an exclusive special promotion on many of SMC’s latest networking products. Check out the great bargains here!
Samsung announced a new flash memory chip on Monday that should pave the way for removable memory cards that can hold up to 32GB of data. Samsung’s 16Gb NAND flash memory chip, which is slated to enter commercial production during the second half of next year, will be manufactured using a 50-nanometer production process. The
Chaintech today announced it is shipping the Zenith VE V945P, a mainstream Intel-based motherboard with many advanced features for homes, gaming/entertainment systems and business. The new ATX form factor board is based on the Intel 945P chipset with the Intel ICH7 Southbridge, and supports Intel’s new Pentium D dual core Socket 775 processors as well
On the first day of the World Cyber Games National Finals in Singapore, VR-Zone held an overclocking competition as a side attraction at this national event. A total of 10 teams came down to participate to vie for the title of the best overclocker. Check out the excitment!
Many AIB partners have received the ATi Radeon X1800XL (R520XL) card samples last Friday and the die size seems to be larger than the R520 sample we received previously. The die size is enlarged from 18.2cm x 19cm to 19.3cm x 19cm so ATi has re-taped the core and added some features unknown to us
TwinMOS has offered some nice promotions for VR-Zone members for the month of September! Below are the promos and the savings you can enjoy if you are a ClubVR member : Promos Items TwinMOS Web Promo Price Special Price for VR-Zone members Mobile Music Disk MMD 318S MP3 Player 512MB S$ 139 S$ 129 Mobile
ATI will end up with at least four versions of cards based on the X1800-R520 core. This card will be the cheapest version of the R520 core on the market and will be there to fight 6800 LE cards. The Radeon X1800 LE will be twelve pipelines part while its core will work at 450MHz.
Processors Series Frequency Bus L2 Cache Price (Jan ’06) Yonah DC X50 2.16 667 2MB $ 639 Yonah DC X40 2.0 667 2MB $ 422 Yonah DC X30 1.83 667 2MB $ 295 Yonah DC X20 1.66 667 2MB $ 241 Yonah SC 756 1.66 667 2MB $ 209 Yonah LV DC X48 1.66 667
Intel will cut prices for its Pentium D 8xx and Celeron processors in January 2006, when its new 65nm dual-core CPU lines, the Pentium D9 and Pentium 4 6xx series, are expected to hit the market. Unit prices of Intel’s Celeron series will be lowered 5.5-13.6%, while price cuts on its Pentium D 8xx/6xx series,
SPARKLE has launched GeForce 6500 with peerless performance and dazzling graphics. It is specifically designed to satisfy gamers who are looking for an entry-level graphics card with top notch performance. SPARKLE GeForce 6500 supports Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and Shader Model 3.0 and provides realistic graphics, flexible applications and excellent stability for uncompromising graphics and spectacular performance.