• CeBIT 2007 Gets A Day off

    CeBIT will be a day shorter from next year in the face of cancellations from key foreign exhibitors such as Nokia and Motorola. The price structure for exhibitors would be changed and organizers would concentrate more on attracting foreign companies and orientate themselves more clearly toward trade visitors. Exhibitors’...

  • DX10 Ruby Tech Demo For R600

    Hexus has gotten a pic of the updated DX10 Ruby tech demo for ATi R600. On the right is the DX9 Ruby tech for X1800/X1900 series. The lips certainly looks much better in comparison.

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Seagate Hands In $ 3B Revenue Last Quarter

    Seagate announced on Jan. 23 the industry’s first $ 3 billion quarter alongside whopping revenue growth of 30 percent over a year ago. These results are driven by the explosive growth in digital content and the resulting growth in demand for storage, as well as by the ability to...

  • 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...

  • Hynix Developed 2GB DDR2-800 Memory Modules

    Hynix has developed a 2GB DDR2 memory module with operating speeds of 800 MHz, which makes it the fastest of its kind in the industry. The 2-Gbyte DDR2 is based on 90-nanometer process technology. It was able to produce the improved module for personal computers using advanced wafer-level packaging...

  • 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...

  • Intel Supports VIA Mini-ITX Platform

    Intel plans to push the market for mini PCs by promoting sales of motherboards based on the Mini-ITX form factor developed by VIA starting in the second quarter of this year. Mini-ITX will be one of the form factors for the platforms based on entry-level processors, and Intel will...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • ATi Mobility Radeon X2300 Info

    Asus has pre-announced ATI Mobility Radeon X2300 planning to build into an upcoming Core 2 Duo-based notebook A8Jr. X2300 is capable of running Windows Vista’s Aero user interface and uses HyperMemory to boost the graphics RAM available to the GPU. Indeed, they reveal the presence of the X2300 HD,...

  • 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,...

  • NVIDIA Invests In GPU Accelerated Software Company

    "We’re delighted to make this strategic investment in Acceleware. The investment reflects our ongoing commitment and enthusiasm toward the ecosystem of high performance computing based on GPU technologies," said Jeff Herbst, Vice President of Business Development at NVIDIA. "We have the highest regard for Acceleware and its management team,...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sapphire X1550 & X1050 Series

    Sapphire has just introduced two new families to its comprehensive product line bringing new performance options and value to customers. The SAPPHIRE X1550 Series is a range of cost effective cards featuring 4 pixel shader units, and operating with a core clock speed of 550MHz and a Memory clock...

  • Gigabyte 965P v3.3 Boards Supports 1333FSB Natively

    Gigabyte will be launching their new revision 3.3 boards end of January and it is the first in the industry to deliver native 1333FSB support on 965P series. It will be able to support the next generation 1333FSB E6x50 Core 2 Duo processors like E6850 (3.0GHz), E6750 (2.66GHz), E6550...

  • 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.