Microsoft has decided on an official name for Longhorn: Windows Vista. Microsoft is expected to make the official announcement of the new name on Friday morning. The last major version of Windows, code-named "Whistler," eventually was christened Windows XP. Longhorn Beta 1 is widely expected to be unveiled next week. Beta 2 is due in
Coolermaster has expanded their top of the line Praetorian family casings, with this new Praetorian 730. Now with sleeker looks, and an improved internal for better thermal performance, click on right here, for a photo preview of this great new case!
We heard that the last R520 spin at TSMC is at 3% yield rate for 24 pipes and we can certainly expect a much lower yield for 32-pipes R520. Obviously ATi is still facing some yield issues for their R520 @ 90nm process and ATI could resort to a 16 pipes R520 for better yield
It seems like the so called 7800 Ultra card that takes up dual slot with 4 heat pipes cooler design has been exposed. I think we have seen this cooling design somewhere before but not exactly identical. If you look closely, there is a genlock on the card which is used for connecting to a
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Our friends at HKEPC has landed themselves with a Radeon X800GT reference card. It is based on R430 core, 8 pipes, 395Mhz core, 700MHz GDDR1/3 memory. It will be announced on 9th of August and will be priced at US$ 149. HIS will be producing this card exclusively at the initially stage and will take
NVIDIA today extended the Company’s multi-graphics processing unit (GPU) technology leadership with the introduction of the BETA version of NVIDIA ForceWare graphics driver Release 77.76. Available today at www.nzone.com, the Release 77.76 graphics driver features: · NVIDIA SLI™ technology support for NVIDIA GeForce™ 6600 LE GPUs — delivering SLI scalability at mainstream prices. · A
Creative today announced that three major PC motherboard manufacturers: GIGABYTE, Shuttle Computer and MSI, will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live!® 24-bit processor into their upcoming product lineups as their on-board audio solution. GIGABYTE will be incorporating the Sound Blaster Live! 24-bit processor in its GA-G1915P motherboard that will ship worldwide in August. MSI is
Intel® Pentium® processor Extreme Edition 840 and Intel® Pentium® D processors 840, 830, 820, will undergo the following changes for the A-0 to the B-0 core processor stepping change: • CPUID will change from F44 to F47 • B-0 is pin compatible with A-0 • New S-Specs for converting products
The Inquirer has more juicy specs on the 7800GT card for us; 400MHz core, 20 pipes, 1GHz GDDR3 memory, 256-bit memory interface, 32GB/s memory bandwidth, 8B gigapixels/s fill rate, 700M vertices/s, US$ 399 at launch on Aug 11. VR-Zone has also learned that the card manufacturers will be designing their own PCB for this 7800GT
AMD first integrates the memory controller onto their processors and is now looking to integrate PCIe as well. The expected timeframe for the PCIe integration onto CPU core will be H2 2006 and AMD Opteron based on Socket F 1207 is expected to take up this integration. You can expect what those extra 267 pins
ATI will soon introduce, possibly very quietly, its X800GT card. ATI X800GT is eight pipelines card based on R430PRO chip developed on 110nm featuring 160 million transistors. It will be available as both 128MB and 256 MB card in both cases featuring 256 bit memory interface. Card will be clocked at 392 MHz core and
AMD today announced it began this month offering microprocessors with reduced lead content to customers worldwide, nearly one year in advance of a regulatory deadline to reduce lead in electronic products. AMD began offering RoHS-compliant* processors earlier this month, including the AMD Opteron™, AMD Athlon™ 64, AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64 FX, AMD
Western Digital announced that it is increasing the warranty period of some of its hard drives by standardizing all WD enterprise drives to five years and WD desktop and notebook drives to three years. All drives sold through WD’s authorized distributors and manufactured or purchased after June 1, 2005, are affected by the new policy.
Swiftech™ today announced the release of the new H20-APEX liquid cooling kit. Designed from the ground-up to take full advantage of the Company’s recently released "STORM" water-block, which has been received with unprecedented success by the enthusiast community, this next generation cooling system will satisfy both extremes of the enthusiast market spectrum: overclockers in search
We have received new details and prices regarding Cooler Express range of products! Check out the details here!
Just weeks before the Beta 1 bits are expected to hit, Microsoft has committed to some specific metrics around the kind of fundamental improvements Longhorn will deliver. Microsoft plans to provide a refresh of the Beta 1 bits by mid-September at the Professional Developers Conference. Beta 2 isn’t slated until some time in the first
Intel has demonstrated design concept desktop PC based on the Intel Dual Core Pentium M “Yonah” processor. The desktop PC is really cool looking and extremely slim and possess all the necessary features. According to HKEPC, Intel Dual Core Yonah is 65nm based, PGA 478 or BGA 479 socket, 151M transistors, 667MHz FSB, Execute Disable
Boxed Intel Celeron M 350J, 360J and 370 (Dothan C-step) will undergo the following changes : Products will support Optimized Voltage ID (OVID) OVID methodology defines a VID range that will be given for each boxed Intel Celeron M processor product instead of a single VID No changes expected for platform HW, BIOS/SW and processor
NVIDIA is releasing new Forceware 77.76 drivers tomorrow. Updates includes a new SLI AA mode; 8xAA and 16xAA, along with support for the 6600LE and bridgeless SLi. Among other fixes includes ‘VR-Zone Overcooling’ where throttling kicks in at colder temperature that deters overclocking, Overbright video bug as well as Widescreen bug under SLi.