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  • ASUS to Launch 2nd Gen. Eee PCs in April 2008

    DigiTimes reported that ASUS plans to ship 200,000-300,000 Eee PCs by the end of this year and annual shipments for next year will grow to more than three million units at least. ASUS plans to introduce second-generation Eee PCs in April 2008 which will feature Intel’s Merom processors. The power consumption of the next-generation notebooks

  • RIM Intros First Wi-Fi BlackBerry Smartphone in Singapore

    Research In Motion (RIM) today introduced the BlackBerry® 8820 in Singapore, the first dualmode BlackBerry smartphone combining EDGE/GPRS/GSM cellular and Wi-Fi® connectivity. The BlackBerry 8820 smartphone supports the 802.11 a/b/g Wi-Fi standards to enable data access for users in Singapore over Wi-Fi connections in the enterprise, as well as through public hotspots and wireless home

  • ASUS R.O.G Maximus Formula Details Revealed

    An interesting thread appears in our forums showing the upcoming board from ASUS Republic of Gamers series known as Maximus Formula. It is based on the X38/X48 chipset supporting Intel 45nm processors, DDR2-1066 SDRAM and has two x16 PCIe slots. This board has quite an elaborated copper heat-pipe design. Initial price is pretty steep at

  • AMD Barcelona Official Pricing

    Model Core Frequency TDP Price 2350 2.0GHz 95W $ 372 2347 1.9GHz 95W $ 312 2347 HE 1.9GHz 68W $ 372 2346 HE 1.8GHz 68W $ 251 2344 HE 1.7GHz 68W $ 206 8350 2.0GHz 95W $ 1004 8347 1.9GHz 95W $ 774 8347 HE 1.9GHz 68W $ 861 8346 HE 1.8GHz 68W $ 688

  • NVIDIA Plans AGP For Next Gen. G92 & G98

    DigiTimes reported that NVIDIA is scheduled to launch an updated bridge chip codenamed A05 which supports the GeForce 8600, 8400 as well as the new G92 and G98 series in October. This is due to continued demand, particularly from Internet cafe and emerging markets, for AGP-based products. AMD also planned to introduce AGP versions of

  • Sapphire, PowerColor HD2600XT & Xpertvision HD2600Pro

    Despite a recent spate of events leading to its parent company, AMD, seeing red in losses over the last two quarters of the year, ATI has pulled through & managed to put another range of cards to add some flavour to the mid range graphics sector potpourri- the HD2600 Series. A departure from the previous

  • NETS and SingTel to Launch Next Generation Mobile Payment Applications

    New Trial Service to Feature Asia’s First NFC Stored Value Purse with Over-The-Air Capabilities Singapore, 04 September 2007 – Singapore’s leading electronic payments provider, NETS, has teamed up with Asia’s leading communications provider, Singapore Telecommunications Ltd. (SingTel), to announce the republic’s first Near Field Communication (NFC) trials, which includes a stored value wallet with Over-The-Air

  • Auzentech X-Fi Prelude Preview!

    We managed to lay our hands on the Auzentech X-FI Prelude, and that’s another exclusive preview for the day!

  • Asus P5E3 Deluxe X38 Mainboard Preview!

    VR-Zone brings you some exclusive pictures of the Asus P5E3 Deluxe featuring the latest Intel X38 Chipset.

  • SanDisk Launched ExpressCard Adapter

    SanDisk today launched the SanDisk Multi Card ExpressCard(TM) Adapter, offering fast transfer speeds from memory cards to notebook computers without the need to carry cables or external card readers. The new adapter fits into the ExpressCard slot now found in most new notebook computers, and accepts six card formats: SD, SDHC, MMC, MMCplus, Memory Stick

  • AMD Leads Intel In Server Power Tests

    Recent tests by Neal Nelson & Associates, an independent computer performance consulting firm, have reported that in 36 of the 57 cases tested an AMD Opteron based server delivered better power efficiency than a comparably configured Intel Xeon based server. The tests were performed on servers configured with 2, 4, 6 and 8 gigabytes of

  • Chartered@NTU Set Up For Research

    NTU and Chartered today announced the opening of Chartered@NTU, a 100 square-meter joint laboratory set up by the two organisations, to promote technology exchange and collaboration for joint research and development projects. It will house state-of-the-art equipment such as 12-inch wafer probers and ultra-fast transient measurement systems. They are particularly critical in improving the performance

  • Showgirls @Comex 2007 Singapore

    Check this article out for our take on the showgirls @ Comex 2007 Singapore!

  • Palit Enters Motherboard Business

    Today, Palit officially announces its entry into motherboard market; this information must shock the industry. Palit now announces to extend its product portfolio to include motherboards at full product line from AMD and Intel.

  • Intel Calpella Platform To Fight AMD Fusion In 2009

    Intel is preparing a new Centrino mobile platform in 2009 to compete against mobile AMD Fusion platform codenamed “Eagle”. Calpella, the successor to Montevina platform comprises of the 45nm Gilo mobile processor which is based on Nehalem architecture. There will be dual and quad core versions of the Gilo processor and support HyperThreading. On the

  • First RD790 Boards To Hit Market By End Sep

    DigiTimes reported that AMD will release RD790 chipset by the end of September, with ASUS and Gigabyte likely to be the first to launch motherboards supporting the new chipset. They having already delivered design verification test (DVT) samples to AMD’s Taipei validation lab. If everything goes smoothly, ASUS and Gigabyte will be able to start

  • Creative Zen – Credit Card Sized MP3 Player!

    Creative invited media in Singapore to their Zen launch this morning over at Raffles City. Click on this article and we’ll let pictures of the player do all the talking.

  • AMD Phenom X4 Tested On RD790 Board

    VR-Zone has captured a CPUZ screenshot of the quad core Agena (Phenom X4) processor running on ATi RD790 board. Agena is 65nm, AM2+ based with 4x512KB L2 and 2MB shared L3 cache. This Agena processor is clocked at 1.8GHz and is B-0 revision which is an EVT sample for SVID testing only. However, we can

  • Shamino & Kinc Broke 27K 3DMark06 World Record @ GC

    There is no stopping Shamino and Kinc from clinching the 3DMark06 world record at Games Convention 2007 even though some of their precious hardware got stolen. Also Shamino’s laptop was stolen too so he is unable to report the story here. The lethal combo of the OC duo landed them a score of 27,039 using

  • Creative Gigaworks T40 Sneak Preview!

    VR-Zone managed to get an exclusive sneak peak at Creative’s latest 2.0 speakers, the Gigaworks T40! Check out this article for more pictures.