• nForce 680i LT & nForce 7000 Series In March

    NVIDIA is preparing to launch a cheaper version of their nForce 680i SLI chipset next month at CeBIT and the chipset samples will be ready by end of this month as VR-Zone has learned. DailyTech has reported earlier, this chipset support Core 2 Duo/Quad, FSB1333, DDR2-800 instead of DDR2-1200,...

  • ASUS EN8800GTX AquaTank/HTDP/768M

    Users have always demanded greater performance while retaining a cool temperature for their graphics cards. ASUS answers this need with the new ASUS EN8800GTX AquaTank/HTDP/ 768M graphics card. With an innovative all-in-one watercooled module, this graphics card is able to push performance by 11% and still be 12°C cooler...

  • ASUS Dual/Quad Core Serverboards

    ASUS has designed the DSBF-D12 and DSBF-D12/SAS serverboards. These two serverboards are designed to support both the Dual Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5000/5100 Sequence and the Quad-Core Intel® Xeon® Processor 5300 Sequence; and utilize DDR2 FBD memory for their memory needs. The DSBF-D12 supports mainstream SATA2 storage by integrating...

  • VIA To Make Southbride For Godson Board

    VIA was recently contracted by the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) of mainland China to supply south-bridge chips for a low-priced computer built on the institute`s “Godson” microprocessors. CAS rolled out a RMB1,599 (US$ 207 at US$ 1:RMB7.8) computer built around “Godson 2″ microprocessors last year. The computer runs...

  • Quantum Computer; Super-cooled & Lightning Fast

    D-Wave Systems will demonstrate the world’s first commercial quantum computer next week, a supercooled, superconducting niobium chip housing an array of 16 qubits. D-Wave quantum computer, called “Orion,” solves the most difficult problems—called “NP-Complete”—in a just a few cycles, compared to the thousands of cycles needed by conventional computers....

  • OCZ PC2-6400 Flex XLC CL3

    OCZ today announced the PC2-6400 Flex XLC CL3 series. This latest edition to the highly-awarded OCZ Flex XLC product family is engineered to produce significant performance gains on the latest NVIDIA® nForce® SLI™ platforms by implementing Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) and allowing the memory to operate at a stable...

  • NVIDIA MCP72 Chipset Info

    DailyTech reveal new details of upcoming MCP72 chipset, the successor to current nForce 500 series and nForce 7000 series (MCP68). It is single-chip solution that supports AMD Socket AM2 and HT3 enabled AM2+ like Agena and Budapest. MCP72 also supports PCIe 2.0, six SATA 3.0Gbps and dual Gigabit Ethernet...

  • AMD Appoints Synnex as Asia Distributor

    AMD will appoint Synnex as a distributor in Asia. AMD’s action is predicted not only to strengthen the distribution channel between North America and Asia, but also to expand its channel and products deeper into the Asia market. Synnex was the main distributor for ATI’s graphic cards before the...

  • Chartered Upbeat About 45nm Low Power In Late 2007

    By the fourth quarter of 2006, Chartered had managed to push its break-even utilization rate down to 70 percent, compared with 75 percent in 2005, while in the midst of a less-than-favorable pricing environment. The CEO cited a range of factors behind the company’s ability to squeeze more revenue...

  • ATi R600 Help Ease IC Substrate Oversupply

    The upcoming R600, which is made on 80nm, is helping ease the oversupply of IC substrates, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report, which noted that the chip is expected to be officially announced on either March 8 or 9. The paper said that orders for IC substrates started...

  • Cabled PCI Express Details; External GFX Support

    PCI Express is the third generation of multi-purpose I/O interface that can be used across the computing industry, from mobile through high-end servers and communication equipment. Cabled PCI Express targets a large number of applications such as removable media drives (e.g., CD/DVD), memory modules, I/O ports (e.g., USB, IEEE-1394),...

  • China Made Godson-2F To Match Intel Pentium 4

    Loongson series is the brainchild of China researchers since the announcement in 2002, developed in Chinese Academy of Sciences. The current Godson-2E processors are already in mass production by ST Microelectronics and it is a 64-bit MIPS III RISC processor unlike Intel and AMD which is x86 based. With...

  • At Least 3 ARMs In Apple iPhone

    ARM has confirmed that “at least three” processor cores developed at his company are present within the iPhone from Apple Inc. There may be three ARM processor cores in the Apple iPhone, reports came forward that the main CPU for the iPhone is a PXA320, formerly the Monahan applications...

  • PCI Express Goes External

    PCI-SIG today announced the availability of the PCI Express External Cabling 1.0 specification, which extends the PCI Express (PCIe®) interconnect architecture “outside the box.” Cables using the PCIe technology will be used for external applications, as well as applications internal to an enclosure that need a cable connection. Standard...

  • Quad Crossfire For ATi R600

    INQ learned about one more critical detail about the R600. The chip can and will support Quad setups. It will work with four cards. ATI has been working to solve the four card performance problem for a while.

  • Intel Discrete GPU Roadmap Overview

    From our non-Intel sources, we came to know about Intel’s Visual Computing Group (VCG) discrete graphics plans. There seems to be a few interesting developments down the pipeline that could prove quite a challenge to NVIDIA and AMD in 2 years time. As already stated on their website, the...

  • Clovertown FSB Bump To Match Barcelona

    We heard Intel might consider bumping the quad core Clovertown FSB to 1600MHz from the current 1333MHz to match up with the AMD quad core Barcelona. Another strategy Intel is considering is to push forward 45nm Hapertown schedule to this year instead. Hapertown will have 2x6MB of L2 cache...

  • New Energy-Efficient Opteron Processors

    Delivering on its commitment to industry-leading datacenter performance and performance-per-watt, AMD today announced availability of new AMD Opteron™ processor models in both highly efficient (68 watt) and mainstream (95 watt) thermal envelopes. AMD has expanded the breadth of its low-power solutions with AMD Opteron processor Models 1218 HE, 2218...

  • ASUS Unveiled Lamborghini VX2 Specs

    Since its début at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, the exceptional ASUS-Lamborghini VX2 has impressed the world with its sensational design surpassing all notebooks in the genre, creating a noble class of its own. ASUS today unveils the final details of the VX2 specifications. Based on the latest...

  • Sun 2P Niagara 2 Servers In H1 2008

    Sun has finished the design of “Victoria Falls,” a Niagara 2 processor variation for servers with two of the multicore chips, and plans to begin shipping the machines in the first half of 2008. Sun showed a 1.75-inch-thick prototype server using the chips. Compared with older-generation UltraSparc IIIi-servers, the...