• ASUS FSB1333 BIOSes For P5B Series & Commando

    ASUS has just updated the BIOS of 965P MB series which enables FSB 1333MHz support to be found in Intel next generation 1333FSB Conroe E0 CPUs. In their email, they mentioned that ASUS 965P MB only needs some simple BIOS tweaking to do that unlike other brands which require...

  • ASUS Mobos w/ Special Vista Features

    With the release date of Microsoft Windows Vista™ drawing ever closer, Asus Technology Pte Ltd (ASUS) is now offering 4 motherboard models that are designed especially for the new operating system. Packed with ASUS special features like ScreenDUO, AI Remote, AP Trigger, TPM (Trusted Platform Module) and ASAP (ASUS...

  • Penryn Has 410M Transistors, 110mm2 Die Size

    Intel dual core 45nm Penryn will contain 410M transistors compared to 65nm dual core Conroe with 291M transistors. The die size of Penryn is not revealed yet but we knew it is around 110mm2, still smaller than the Conroe die size of 143mm2. The quad core Yorkfield will double...

  • Intel G31 Bearlake Chipset For Value Segment

    Intel has added a new Bearlake IGP chipset to their roadmap for the Entry segment. G31 Express chipset supports 1066FS, DDR2-800, PCIe x16, GMA X3000 architecture and will be pairing up with ICH7 series Southbridge. However, it will not be able to support Quad Core processors unlike the mainstream...

  • Intel Pentium E & Celeron 400 To Come Earlier

    Intel plans to advance the release date of next-generation dual-core Pentium E and single-core Celeron 400 from the third quarter to the mid of the second quarter. On a meanwhile, the specification of next-generation 45nm processors has been finalized, releasing at the end of this year but not in...

  • Shuttle Offers SDXi Bare Bone Kit

    Shuttle announced the company’s newest offering of gaming bare bone PCs— the Shuttle SDXi bare bone kit. The package includes the custom hand painted SD37P2 chassis with custom Thermal Electronic Cooler from Peliter for the ATI Graphic cards in Crossfire configurations. Shuttle SDXi barebones now available only via web...

  • Intel Revealed Tweaks For 45nm Process

    Intel disclosed more details about its 45-nm process, saying it has implemented high-k dielectrics and metal gates for the technology. Intel claims to be one of the first chip makers to implement the new materials in its process technology. Using an undisclosed thick hafnium-based material for its high-k films...

  • Intel 45nm Penryn Supports Hyper-Threading

    It seems like Intel is going to bring back the good old Hyper-Threading and put it back to the 45nm Penryn architecture, something isn’t planned out on the earlier roadmaps. Previously we saw the quad-core Yorkfield having 4 cores / 4 threads and Wolfdale having 2 cores / 2...

  • NVIDIA SLI 2.0 Technology In March?

    We heard faintly about NVIDIA SLI 2.0 technology and it is going to launch during CeBIT in March. Little information is available at this moment but we heard that it will be able to support mixed cards. We are unclear if it is across different series or different models...

  • G35 Bearlake Chipset Only Support DDR2

    It seems that G35 Express chipset is going for a bit of a downgrade where previously it is able to support both DDR3-1066/800 and DDR2-800/667 and now only the DDR2. Also the integrated HD-DVD and HDMI features are removed. It can now only pair up with ICH8 series instead...

  • Plurality Readies Multi-Core CPUs

    Multicore processor specialist Plurality Ltd. is starting to ship evaluation boards and associated development kits for its HyperCore Processor, the first designs to emerge from the work on its HyperCore Architecture Line. Commercial 64-core chips are scheduled for the third quarter of this year. The architecture is one of...

  • Samsung Releases 1.8-inch 60GB Drive

    Samsung announced its first 1.8-inch drive with a 60GB capacity on Thursday as a part of the company’s new line of N-series of HDDs. Measuring 5-millimeters tall and with a super-slim form factor, Samsung’s N-series will come in 20-, 30-, 40-, and 60 GB capacities and are available in...

  • Intel 45nm Penryn Die Unveiled

    Intel new Fab 28 is completed and fully operational at Kiryat Gat, Israel. It will utilize a 45nm process on 300mm silicon wafers for producing Penryn processors and will be able to transit to 32nm process when it becomes available to produce Nehalem-C processors. The picture above is the...

  • AMD To Remain Low Until K8L In Q3

    Motherboard makers in Taiwan say AMD may not regain its competitive edge until the launch of the Socket AM2+ platform and K8L architecture based CPUs in the third quarter 2007. The motherboard makers noted that according to AMD’s planning, no major 64-bit dual-core processors will be unveiled in the...

  • AMD To Launch Geode LX 900 For UMPC

    AMD is said to be launching the Geode LX 900 CPU with a clock speed of 667MHz in an attempt to boost its share in the UMPC market, where competitors Intel and VIA are already selling processors with clock speeds of 1GHz or above. AMD will replace the 500MHz...

  • Radeon X1950GT Coming Soon

    ATi plans to release Radeon X1950GT early next month and it should be the last card ATi is going to push out before R600 comes along in March. However, it won’t be a major push since only two AIBs or even one will be making those cards. Palit is...

  • AMD Adds Sempron 3500+ & Turion TL-52 For Embedded

    AMD is expanding the number of chips it will offer to designers in the high-end embedded market. The company will now include the Sempron 3500+ processor and the Turion 64 X2 dual-core TL-52 processor as part of this new offering. Its chips’ 64-bit architecture, along with their low-power envelope...

  • Havok 4.5 Unleashed For PS3, Wii, Xbox360

    Havok announces today the official release of Havok 4.5, the latest update to its modular suite of artist tools and run-time technology. Fully optimized for Sony PLAYSTATION®3, as well as Microsoft Xbox360 and Nintendo Wii, Havok 4.5 dramatically accelerates the development of cross-platform, cutting edge electronic games, meeting the...

  • ATi R600XTX Card Is 34cm Long

    We showed you an illustration of the R600 card a week ago and we can confirm that the real card looks pretty much the same. To be exact, it is 34cm long with the fan/blower and handle at the back. The only difference we can spot is the power...

  • Intel New “T” : Flash Response Memory Technology

    Intel has a new name for Robson and it will be called Intel Flash Response Memory Technology. It is a flash memory-based platform accelerator with onboard Non Volatile Memory. It supports Microsoft ReadyBoost technology, a Windows Vista feature that allows users to store data on NAND instead of HDD,...