• 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...

  • ASUS P5B Deluxe Quad Core & CrossFire Test

    Today we will be taking a look at how the Asus P5B Deluxe fare with The highest end CPUs available in the market today, the Q6700 and X6800. At the same time, we’ll take a look at Gigabyte’s unreleased Gigabyte 975X-DS5, comparing ATI Crossfire performance between the two boards...

  • Intel To Cut Price For Quad & Dual Core Xeon In Apr

    Intel plans to lower the price for its Quad-Core Xeon 3200 and Dual-Core Xeon 3000 processors, in April 2007, in a bid to help boost demand in the 1-way server market. It will also introduce new 1-way targeted chipsets in the second half of the year, but will hold...

  • ATi RV610 & RV630 Info Emerged

    We have gotten some concrete information on the RV610 and RV630. The card samples will start appear in March and the launch slated for April timeframe. There will be 3 variants of RV630 supporting DDR2, DDR3 or DDR4. For low-end RV610, it will be built on 65nm process and...

  • HIS IceQ Radeon X1650XT TurboX Edition

    Hightech Information Systems Limited (HIS) presents to the enthusiasts yet another card from its IceQ series, the HIS Radeon X1650XT TurboX Edition. Apart from coming insanely clocked at 630/770Mhz, let ‘ s take a closer look at what this card has to offer.

  • Quad Core Opteron Series Unveiled

    Quad Core Opteron Family Series Q3 2007 Q4 2007 Q1 2008 Q2 2008 Opteron 8xxx "Barcelona" (4x512KB L2, 2MB Shared L3, HT 1.0, DDR2-667) 8000 SE (120W) 8270 SE (2.5GHz) 8268 SE (2.4GHz)     8272SE (2.6GHz) 8000 (95W) 8266 (2.3GHz) 8264 (2.2GHz) 8262 (2.1GHz)     8268 (2.4GHz)...

  • OCZ PC2-6400 Gold Edition 4GB Dual Channel Kit

    OCZ today announced the PC2-6400 Gold Edition 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. These new modules are optimized for perfect compatibility for extreme gamers transitioning their high-performance systems from Microsoft Windows® XP to Vista™. These new 800MHz modules are the ultimate upgrade for gamers taking advantage of the feature-rich, yet...

  • SiS Mobile Chipsets Roadmap Updates

    SiS mobile chipsets for this year are mainly focus on IGP chipsets with Mirage 4 DX10 graphics supporting both Intel and AMD processors. Samples are expected to appear in Q3 with mass production targeted for Q4. On the Intel front, SiSM673 supports the old Pentium 4 processors while M673MX...

  • New ATi R600 Details Appear

    AMD remains secretive about their R600 but we still managed to dig out a little more information. We can expect to see R600, RV610 and RV630 demos @ CeBIT but no performance tests to be revealed there. The R600 launch is slated for end of March it appears now...

  • SiS Desktop Roadmap Updates; DX10/11 IGP Chipsets

    According to the latest SiS roadmap that we have seen, SiS Mirage 4 DX10 graphics core will start appear in SiS673/673FX IGP chipsets for Intel Core 2 Quad and SiS772 chipset for AMD AM2+/AM3 Stars processors. These chipsets are built on 80nm process with max TDP of 2.5W. On...

  • FTC Force Rambus To License DRAM Chips

    U.S. government regulators will require Rambus to license its DRAM chips to other vendors, and will cap the royalty fees Rambus can charge to both current and future DRAM manufacturers. The order “is designed to remedy the effects of the unlawful monopoly Rambus established in the markets for four...

  • ATi RS690T Chipset Details Unveiled

    CHW has gotten hold of a block diagram of RS690T + SB700 for mobile platform codenamed Trevally. It will support Socket S1 based AMD S1g1 processors such as Turion 64 X2 TL-52/54/56/60 “Taylor” and perhaps the next generation 65nm “Tyler” that supports DDR2-800. However, RS690T chipset now only offer...

  • Corsair DDR2-667 SODIMM For Mac

    Corsair today launched Mac Memory, their first memory DDR2-667 SODIMM products to support Apple PCs. Three products were announced today, the 1GB upgrade module, the 2GB upgrade kit (two 1GB modules) and the 3GB upgrade kit (one 1GB module and one 2GB module). The 1GB upgrade module and 2GB...

  • WD My Book Premium ES w/ eSATA & USB

    Western Digital announced that its new My Book Premium ES Edition external hard drive incorporates eSATA (external Serial ATA) and USB 2.0. eSATA is a new technology that transfers data between the external device and the computer at higher rates than ever before and USB 2.0 is today’s most...

  • TI Combines 802.11n, Bluetooth & FM Into Single Chip

    Texas today announced two new devices built on the company’s leading DRP(TM) single-chip technology designed to drive affordable WLAN, Bluetooth® and FM technologies into mass market handsets. The first product is WiLink(TM) 6.0, a single chip that is the latest member of TI’s mobile WLAN (mWLAN) family, and is...

  • ASUS PC Showcase Competition Coverage

    ASUS PC Showcase Competition has officially come to an end after one month of intense competition between the top Sim Lim Square retail shops to vie for the title of “Top PC Builder of Sim Lim Square”! VR-Zone is proud to be the official media and organizer for this...

  • GeForce 8800GTS 320MB On Sale

    Just as expected, the GeForce 8800GTS 320MB cards have already hit the stores last weekend at the Singapore’s Sim Lim Square. As usual, Leadtek and MSI have reached and both are going for S$ 509 (US$ 331), slightly higher than the suggested price of US$ 299. Well, this is...

  • P.A. Semi 2GHz Dual-Core CPU @ 25W Max TDP

    P.A. Semi is now sampling its dual-core PA6T-1682M PWRficient processor based on the Power Architecture™ technology. The PWRficient processor is engineered to deliver unprecedented performance per watt, consuming just 5-13W of power (typical) at 2 GHz, making it 300-400 percent more power efficient than competing processors. Device samples of...

  • ASUS MW221U/201U LCDs Are Vista Certified

    With the newly released Microsoft Vista™ operating system supporting widescreens and the increasing multimedia requirements of users, the display market trend is migrating towards higher resolutions and wider screens. ASUS’s MW221U and MW201U widescreen monitors have passed the WHQL tests and are both certified for Windows Vista™ Premium version....

  • TYAN First Non-x86 Based Platforms

    Tyan announce their first non-x86 based platforms, the S6741 and S6791, which utilizes Raza Microelectronics, Inc.®, (RMI®) XLR 700 and XLR 500 series of processors, respectively. These platforms represent a new generation of high performance, cost effective network security appliance platforms. The innovative RMI XLR Processor® architecture supports up...