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  • RV670 vs G92 Battle Heats Up

    AMD  1 – 0  NVIDIA VR-Zone learned about Radeon HD 2950PRO (RV670 Revival) scoring around 10.7K in 3DMark06 sometime back with a good old FX-62 CPU. INQ now revealed that RV670 will score around 11.4K, some 600+ points higher than Nvidia’s G92 reference score of 10.8K on the same platform. We heard that it was

  • R680 Appears In Latest Catalyst Beta Drivers

    "R680" = ati2mtag_RV630, PCIVEN_1002&DEV_950F CHW showed us a list of the upcoming GPUs from AMD found inside the latest beta Catalyst drivers and interestingly, R680 is mentioned inside. We told you before that R680 is slated for Q1 2008 supporting PCI Express 2.0, DX 10.1, Double Precision FP, Quad Crossfire, UVD etc. The card is

  • GeForce 8800 GT Cooler Has 3 Heat-Pipes

    CHW has a slide on the the GeForce 8800 GT which confirmed the specs we told you earlier. Also we heard that the single slot cooler on the 8800 GT card has 3 heat-pipes and Nvidia told its partners that it won’t be hot.

  • GPU-Z Tool For Detecting Graphics Cards Available

    W1zzard has a nice little utility called GPU-Z that detects your graphics cards and the layout is similar to the famous CPU-Z program by Franck. The version is at 0.02 which is still at very early beta stage therefore some information is still incorrect. It is pretty intensive to keep GPU-Z updated as more GPUs

  • Philips New Wireless Keyboard & Mouse

    Designed for comfort, ergonomic feel, outstanding track-and-trace performance. These are just some of the features of the new Philips mouse and wireless desktop keyboard. The products offer a clean design and high-gloss service to prevent dirt build up. The products are available in October 2007 at S$ 79 for the SPM 7711 mouse and S$

  • AC Silentium T ECO 80 Case

    ARCTIC COOLING has launched Silentium T ECO 80 – a new high efficient and eco friendly PC case that is designed to provide enough power for quad core CPU and dual video card configurations under continuous full load operation, fulfilling the enthusiast gamers demanding requirements. The Silentium T ECO 80 series is available now in

  • Elpida Unveiled Fastest DRAM @ 4.8GHz

    Elpida and Rambus today introduced the industry’s fastest DRAM, the 512Mb, 4.8GHz XDR™ DRAM, based on Rambus’ XDR memory architecture. With a 9.6GB/s data transfer rate delivers six times the peak bandwidth of industry-standard DDR2-800 memory devices. The 4.8GHz XDR device is manufactured using Elpida’s 70 nm process technology and is available in a 104-ball

  • Kingston Released 4GB microSDHC Card

    Kingston today announced it is releasing microSD High-Capacity (SDHC™) Flash memory cards, starting with a 4GB microSDHC card in a Class 4 speed rating. Providing speed and capacity increases in the smallest footprint available, Kingston® microSDHC cards are perfect to meet the rising communication and multimedia demands of mobile phones and digital devices able to

  • Single Slot G92 Card Possible Thermal Issues

    INQ talks about the thermal problems of G92 and it seems that the single slot cooling solution is causing some headaches to Nvidia. We heard that Nvidia has recently put out an urgent request to chassis makers to send in their cases for thermal analysis which is assumed to test G92 in various configurations. According

  • The World Gamemaster Tournament – 2007 Edition!

    An event organised annually by Asus, a world leader in motherboard and graphics solutions, the World Gamemaster Tournament also takes place in Singapore, right here at Funan Digitalife mall. VR-Zone brings you closer to the gaming action!

  • Nvidia Plans New GeForce 8800 GTS SKU

    It seems that Nvidia is planning another GeForce 8800 GTS SKU with more stream processors. This is to widen the performance gap between the upcoming 8800 GT and 8800 GTS as 8800 GT is coming too close and it might hurt the sales of 8800 GTS. As such, the number of stream processors is increased

  • MSI P35 Platinum – Insights to the dominance of the P35 chipset

    Yes, we’re still at it with Intel’s P35 chipset even though Intel X38-based boards are streaming in slowly. Today, we’ll be pitting MSI’s offering against our fastest Intel P35 chipset-based motherboard, the ASUS P5K Premium, which is on par with some Intel X38-based motherboards! Will the MSI be able to wrest the performance crown from

  • [vRz] WMMT3 Competition!

    The Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 3 (WMMT3) players from VR-Zone gathered at Bishan’s TKA Arcade for the inaugural WMMT3 competition, with more than SGD$ 700 worth of prizes to be won, the players gave their best, with the top two players walking away with fantastic graphic cards proudly sponsored by Asus Technologies!

  • Keep Fit with Kingston: Street Soccer Tournament

    On the 29th of September 2007, Soccer fanatics from all over Singapore got together to take part in Street Soccer Tournament of the year – Keep Fit with Kingston Competition, sponsored by Kingston! Check out their intense matches here!

  • Sparkle Introduced Super Clock Technology (SCT)

    SPARKLE today announced SPARKLE Super Clock Technology (SCT). Through this new SCT, users will immediately get additional 3D power for their favorite games out of box. GeForce 8 Graphic cards with higher shader clock out of box will deliver more smooth DirectX10 gaming experience with same retail prices. Instead of simply raising core speed and

  • New Harpertown Model & Pricing Updated

    Two additional 120W Harpertown SKUs added; X5472 and X5450 at 3.0GHz Pulled in Harpertown low voltage L5420 SKU to Q1 ’08 and removed L5430 Pulled in the L5250 (3.16 GHz/ 6MB L2 / 40W) from Q2’08 to Q1’08

  • Nvidia G92 is GeForce 8800 GT

    Nvidia has decided to change the marketing name of G92 (D8P) from GeForce 8700 GTS to GeForce 8800 GT instead. The 8800 GT card is 9-inch long, has 8-10 layer PCB and equipped with 1ns GDDR3 memories clocked at 900MHz. There will be 2 SKUs; GeForce 8800 GT 256MB and GeForce 8800 GT 512MB priced

  • AMD Plans To Launch RV670 By Mid Nov

    AMD has been very successful with RV670 so far with performance above expectation. There will be 2 SKUs; Revival and Gladiator as we have mentioned before and the TDP for Revival is 104W and Gladiator is 132W. AIB partners have already received the Revival sample cards and design kit so we can expect to see

  • Nvidia C73 Supports 3-way SLI Natively

    Expreview spotted a BR04 chip on the nForce 780i SLI (C72 XE) board and Nvidia calls this chip as NF200. According to our sources, NF200 is actually a PCI Express switch chip which can transfer 1 X16 to 2 X16 or even 4 X8. Nvidia will use pair up this chip with C72XE and MCP72XE

  • SLS Walkabout 27th September 2007

    Once again, VR-Zone brings you another installment of the SLS walkabout. This week, we’ve got the AMD 6400+ Black edition, the Silverstone TJ10 and more!