• R600 Clocks Higher Than 800MHz

    Hardspell is reporting that R600 GDDR3 card uses 12 layers PCB while the R600 GDDR4 card uses 12-16 layers PCB. The silicon for R600 only reaches A13 revision and there are no A14, 15 or 17 revisions. According to them, currently all the ATi R600 benchmarks out there aren’t...

  • AMD Demo R600 Crossfire on Quad Core Barcelona Setup

    EETimes and TheRegister separately reported on ATi R600 Crossfire sightings at the San Francisco launch. AMD has publicly demonstrated a Barcelona system with a pair of 200W R600 cards running in Crossfire mode which is capable of hitting one teraflop. The article mentioned that researchers at Stanford were already...

  • New Brand of Graphic Cards spotted in SLS! – Zotac!

    One of the cheaper brands in Sim Lim Square, if not the cheapest! Do Check it out at Chamoxa, SLS 5th floor for more pricing details.

  • UMC To Make AMD 690 Chipsets

    AMD will contract UMC to make its 690-family chipsets, which are designed on 80-nanometer process rule. The chipsets would be installed on over 30 motherboards respectively coming from manufacturers including Albatron, ASUS, Epox, ECS, Giga-Byte, MSI, DFI, Jetway and Fujitsu. AMD said 690G chipset is 20% more efficient and...

  • Intel To Cut CPU Prices Earlier

    Intel plans to cut prices for selective single-core Pentium 4 and entry-level dual-core CPUs in the range of 5-10% before April 22. Intel had originally planned to introduce a massive price cut on April 22, but after AMD announced price cuts on Feb 12 for 17 desktop Athlon 64...

  • Arctic Cooling Low Profile Dual Fan CPU Cooler

    ARCTIC COOLING launches an innovative low profile dual fan CPU cooler – Freezer 64 LP for AMD CPU and low profile PC. The design of Freezer 64 LP ultra high performance dual fan achieves the ultimate cooling effect that dramatically cools the AMD CPU even inside a tiny chassis....

  • Inno3D introduces the WAVE for passive cooling solutions

    InnoVISION Multimedia Limited introduces the Wave for passive cooling solutions to their Inno3D mainstream 7 series. It is the best solution for not only system integrators but also professional graphic designers who like to work in a quiet environment. The main advantage for passive cooling is that it generates...

  • Biostar T-Series TA690G AM2′s ultimate on-board graphics

    BIOSTAR Microtech has launched T-Series TA690G AM2, based on the latest AMD 690G Chipset with integrated ATI Radeon X1250 graphics. The most distinguishing feature of TA690G AM2 is the on-board graphics with maximum memory share up to 512MB. TA690G AM2 delivers an exceptional experience on an integrated platform. Coupled...

  • No AGP For GeForce 8 Series

    According to our sources, there will not be any AGP versions for GeForce 8 series because simply it can’t support. Therefore all DX10 G80, G84 and G86 cards will be PCI Express based. Also NVIDIA has not revealed the official marketing name for G84 and G86 yet but there...

  • Albatron KI690-AM2 Mini-ITX Board

    Albatron has released more details on their first Mini-ITX Mainboard based on AMD’s powerful AM2 socket technology. The KI690-AM2 employs the ATI RS690 and SB600 chipsets and boasts full multimedia connectivity and audio facilities. This board also comes with the HDTV composite, DSub and DVI connectors. You can attach...

  • AMD Open Multi-GPU Chipset Platform Strategy

    AMD has plans to open up their Crossfire technology to more chipsets makers like VIA, SiS and even NVIDIA with their Open Multi-GPU Chipset Platform strategy. The initial plans for 3rd party chipsets and board makers is to offer 2 x PCIe slots in order to support Crossfire Technology....

  • Intel Quad Core Itanium On Track For Late 2008

    According to the ZDNet interview with Pat Gelsinger, Intel is back on track with their next generation quad core Itanium codenamed Tukwila slated for first realization in late 2008. He mentioned of a different microarchitecture, a different instruction set for Tukwila and is driving for more convergence in Poulson...

  • NVIDIA Windows Vista Forceware enables 16xAA wrongly for 8800 in some games

    It has been found that some games running under Windows Vista enable 16x coverage sampling anti-aliasing (CSAA) when 4xAA is selected in the game menu, resulting in deflated performance on Geforce 8800 cards. The problem occurs with NVIDIA Vista drivers 100.54 and later. The same effect will occur in...

  • IBM To Produce High-K CPUs In 2008

    IBM researchers said on Monday they had used their Blue Gene supercomputer to model 50 combinations of hafnium dioxide and basic silicon. The company plans to build chips based on the new mixture in 2008. The new material looked good in theory, but IBM engineers had to create simulations...

  • Intel Prepares New Mexico Fab For 45nm Production

    Intel will invest $ 1-to-$ 1.5 billion in its Rio Rancho, N.M.-based site to retool Fab 11X for production on its 45-nm manufacturing process. Fab 11X will be the company’s fourth factory scheduled to use the 45nm process, with production in New Mexico scheduled to start in the second...

  • Chartered Extends Pact w/ IBM To 32nm

    Chartered announced the extension of its joint development efforts with IBM to include 32-nm bulk CMOS technology. The joint collaboration has enabled Chartered to accelerate its technology roadmap for leading-edge manufacturing solutions, spanning four major generations of advanced process technology, including 90nm, 65nm, 45nm and 32nm logic processes. As...

  • VIA CN896 Vista Ready IGP Chipset

    VIA today launched the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset, certified Vista-ready by Microsoft and designed to provide OEMs with a flexible platform for power efficient embedded and desktop systems. Supporting the VIA V4 FSB up to 800MHz, the VIA CN896 digital media IGP chipset supports all VIA C7,...

  • Foxconn 975X7AB-8EKRS2H & 7950GT 256MB OC Edition

    VR-Zone brings you yet another Core 2 Duo mainboard Review, the Foxconn 975X7AB. Featuring Foxconn’s very own Foxone overclocking technology, let’s take a look how well it performs against its 975X competitors as we explore the Foxconn 7950GT 256MB OC Edition at the same time…

  • More ATi RV630 Cards Details

    We have revealed some details about RV610 and RV630 earlier and now HKEPC has confirmed our news story and revealed some more juicy info on RV630. It is based on 65nm process, supports 2nd gen. Unified Shader, DX10, SM 4.0, 128-bit memory interface, Dual HDCP engine. There are 3...

  • TSMC May Produce AMD Fusion Processor

    DigiTimes is reporting that two teams are currently working on AMD next generation Fusion processor where Chartered Semiconductor is working on the SOI for the high end processors while TSMC is working on bulk processing for entry level processors. If AMD decides to launch only SOI-based processors then only...