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  • AMD Confident Of Quad Core Barcelona Winning Clovertown

    AMD’s “Barcelona” quad-core chip, due to arrive midway through 2007, will be a significant notch faster than the Clovertown chips expected to be on the market at that time, said Randy Allen, AMD’s corporate vice president for server and workstation products. “We expect across a wide variety of workloads for Barcelona to outperform Clovertown by

  • AMD Reported Loss, Hurt By ATi Charges & Price War

    AMD swung to a fourth-quarter loss, hurt by charges related to its acquisition of ATI and a price war with Intel that crimped AMD’s profit margins. AMD also offered a weak sales forecast for the current quarter and warned of a tough price environment. In Q4, microprocessor shipments rose 26% from a year ago, driven

  • Intel Introduces Draft 802.11n Wi-Fi Component

    Intel introduced the Intel® Next-Gen Wireless-N network connection, an upgrade to the wireless component found inside Intel® Centrino® Duo mobile technology and other Intel-based laptops that helps consumers better connect to wireless networks. Based on the draft 802.11n Wi-Fi specification, the Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N technology addresses that need by offering users up to five times

  • SPARKLE GeForce 7900 GS HDMI Cards

    SPARKLE launched the SPARKLE GeForce 7900 GS 256MB/512MB GDDR3 HDMI graphics cards, a High Definition multimedia VGA solution with support for HDMI and HDCP. SPARKLE GeForce 7900 GS 256MB/512MB GDDR3 HDMI graphics cards are designed for extreme HD gaming and deliver ultra-realistic gaming experiences and unparalleled image quality at resolutions of up to 2560×1600. 20

  • Intel Gets Serious w/ Discrete GPUs Business

    According to Beyond3D, Intel is currently actively looking for talented people to join its Visual Computing Group, the official name for the Larrabee project. The group will first focus on “developing discrete graphics products based on a many-core architecture targeting high-end client platforms,” with lower-end products, including graphics products integrated with CPUs, to follow later.

  • Creative ALchemy For Legacy Games Under Vista

    Creative today announced the launch of a public beta, dubbed Creative ALchemy, to ensure that popular legacy game titles such as World of Warcraft, Rome: Total War and F.E.A.R. sound as awesome with a Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ sound card on Windows Vista as they do on Windows XP. The removal of the audio hardware abstraction

  • Intel 965 Desktop Boards Now Support Quad Core

    Intel® Desktop Boards DP965LT, DQ965GF, DG965WH, and DG965OT have been updated to support Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processors. Current Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processors are Q6600 and Q6400. When updating to the latest BIOS, boards previous to these AA# (listed below) will now display a warning message when used with an Intel® CoreTM2 Quad processor, however users

  • Sun Couldn’t Resist Intel Clovertown Power

    Sun Microsystems is expected to resume using Intel’s Xeon processors in its x86 servers. The first servers from the partnership will begin arriving soon–in the first half of 2007–and Sun also will sell Xeon-based workstations. In addition, Intel plans to endorse the x86 version of Sun’s Solaris operating system, elevating it to the mainstream status

  • AMD Lowers Mid & Low End CPU Prices

    X2 5200+ saw a hefty cut from US$ 403 to US$ 295. The price of the single-core Athlon 64 3800+ also fell from US$ 108 to US$ 101, however, the price of the slower 3500+ remained unchanged. Pricing for Sempron processors also fell with the 3200+ being reduced from US$ 67 to US$ 51, and

  • ATi R600 A15 Silicon Hit 1GHz?

    Looking at this news post in our forum, there is a rumor coming out from the websites in China currently that AMD is planning to launch R600 on 8th or 9th March and be officially named as Radeon X2K series. The mass production silicon is expected to be still at A12 for the R600 cards

  • Interview with Gigabyte United

    VR-Zone has a nice opportunity to talk to Rockson Chiang, the Technical Marketing Manager of newly formed Gigabyte United Inc. to learn about their direction for this year and the upcoming motherboards we can expect to see from them. Interesting information revealed inside.

  • Kingston Hyper-X PC9200 DDR2 1200MHz

    Today, I am going to introduce to you the latest top-end DDR2 Memory from Kingston’s premium Hyper-X range. The Memory kit in question is rated to run at DDR2 1200MHz (PC9200) at CAS Latency of CL5-5-5-16. This is performed under the specified voltage of 2.3-2.35v. This kit we have on hand is 512mb x 2

  • ATi & NVIDIA Increase Demand For 80nm & 65nm @ TSMC

    ATI and Nvidia are expected to soon increase their contribution to orders at TSMC. Orders for 80nm and 65nm production at TSMC, as a consequence, may double sequentially in the second quarter. Nvidia is expected to start volume shipments of its forthcoming G84 and G86 graphics chips, respectively targeting entry-level and mainstream markets, from June,

  • Sun Tape Out of “Rock” SPARC Processor

    Sun today announced two advances that demonstrate its continued leadership in chip multi-threading (CMT) and commitment to advancing the SPARC architecture. Sun successfully completed the tapeout (initial design completion for first fabrication) of its new “Rock” processor and announced that it’s enhancing the performance, expandability and performance per watt of its Sun Fire T2000 servers.

  • Palit Launches X1950Pro/GT Super 512MB

    Palit today released the most price competing and performance stunning ATI graphics: Palit X1950Pro Super 512MB and Palit X1950GT Super 512MB for PC enthusiasts and hard core gamers to enjoy the unprecedented image realism. Palit X1950Pro Super 512MB and PalitX1950GT Super 512MB are fully ready for Windows® Vista. Along with the enthusiast graphics: X1950Pro and

  • Galaxy Releases GeForce 7600 w/ HDMI Series

    Galaxy Technology proudly presents upgraded and even more attractive products: 7600 GT DDR3 HDCP Premium HDMI and 7600 GS DDR3 HDCP Premium HDMI. Those top selling cards have been modified and equipped with HDMI support-“ High Definition Multimedia Interface” is an all-digital audio/ video interface capable of transmitting uncompressed streams. HDMI provides an interface between

  • GeForce 8600 Has 128-bit Memory Interface

    The recent rumors regarding the GeForce 8600 (G84) of having a 256-bit memory interface is incorrect. We are able to confirm at this point of time that GeForce 8600 series will be 128-bit and has 256MB GDDR3 memories onboard. Onto the rumours, we heard there are 2 versions; 8600GT and 8600GS clocked at 650/1800MHz and

  • AMD 690 Chipsets Delay To End Feb

    AMD has decided to postpone the launch of the AMD 690 series chipsets from the original schedule 8th of Feb to end of February and did not provide a firm launch date. Motherboard makers are worried the launch date might be pushed back further into March or later. Sources told us that AMD doesn’t have

  • ASUS Turns In Sterling 2006 Growth

    Hon Hai Precision again topped the list of the 10 largest private manufacturers in Taiwan in 2006, with revenues of NT$ 868.3 billion (US$ 27.1 billion at NT$ 32:US$ 1). ASUS climbed two notches (nudging past Formosa Petrochemical and Quanta Computer) to second place with NT$ 541.9 billion (US$ 16.9 billion), thanks largely to its

  • HIS Launches X1050 & X1550 Series

    HIS launches the X1050 and X1550 series, which integrate with Windows Vista™ to create a premium visual experience and allow users to get more enjoyment out of movies, games and digital applications. The HIS X1050 series is available up to 400/500 MHz core/memory clock and up to 256MB/128Bit GDDR2, completely silent (0dB) by means of