INQ has revealed the new logo of the upcoming quad core Opteron processors based on Barcelona core, scheduled for launch on September 10th this year. We heard that AMD partners has gotten B1-step Barcelona for compatibility testing with better and newer AGESA code compared to the B0-step Barcelona. There is also B2-step Barcelona which is
CJ sent along this piece of info on the upcoming ATi Catalyst releases. Seems like AMD is stepping up effort on Crossfire support especially when RD790 chipset is around the corner. We can expect to see Single Connector Crossfire in Radeon display driver 8.41 next month, Software Crossfire in 8.42 release by October and Crossfire
SPARKLE today delivers unmatched silent DX10 operation with announcing SPARKLE series passive cooling GeForce 8 Graphic Cards, which bring breakthrough silent working environment for DX10 pc gamers. "As GeForce 8 graphic cards approached and DirectX 10 games approaching, pc gamers who want higher graphics performance must use whiney GPU coolers, or add water cooling to
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While Intel plans to launch X38 chipset next month, their own DX38BT “Bonetrail” desktop board got pushed back to Q4. However, board manufacturers like ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, DFI should be on time to launch their X38 boards. Right now, the makers have gotten A1 revision X38 which is more stable and better performing than A0
DigiTimes reported that TSMC’s advanced processes capacity is being fueled by both AMD and Nvidia from August as both graphics chips makers are seeing their supply fall short of demand. AMD’s ATI Radeon HD 2000 series are in tight supply and is now reserving shipments to give priority to its major customers including Sapphire, HIS,
LG today announced the availability of three new notebooks – LG R200-G, LG R200-Q (SideShow Dual Screen) and LG R405–G, which will be equipped with Intel’s next-generation Centrino Mobile technology based on the Santa Rosa platform – bringing high performance with trend-setting designs. The glossy black and white LG R200-G is a 12.1” widescreen multimedia
Intel plans to launch 4 Xeon 3000 series processors based on Yorkfield and Wolfdale in Q1 next year. Quad Core X3360, X3350, X3320 will arrive in clock speeds of 2.83, 2.66 and 2.5GHz respectively with 6 to 12MB of L2 cache. Dual Core E3110 will be clocked at 3GHz and has 6MB L2 cache.
Intel is set to significantly shrink down their Montevina SFF platform comprises of Penryn SFF processor, Cantiga GS chipset and ICH9M SFF Enhanced in Q3 2008. Intel will be making a special package for Penryn SFF processor that is only around 40% the size of a mobile Penryn. The total package area for Montevina SFF
Intel has added a new mobile segment for Montevina platform in Q2 2008 with the new 25W Penryn processors. The 25W Penry enables slimmer and smaller form factors notebooks but with mainstream performance. Battery life is enhanced too. Therefore it is easier to design cooler and quieter notebooks. The 25W Penryn has 1066FSB and 3MB
We first told you about R680 in our last AMD discrete graphics roadmap and it seems AMD is pushing real hard to launch it in January 2008. Apart from DX10.1, SM 4.1, PCIe 2.0 and UVD support, it also supports display port and next generation Crossfire. We learned that R680 has 320 stream processors like
CJ let us know more about the upcoming HD 2900 Pro and GT cards that are expected to hit the market in Sept-Oct timeframe. It is R600 based but has only half the number of stream processors at *160. 2900 Pro is expected to clocked around 600MHz and has 256-bit memory interface. HD 2900 Pro
Our good friend CJ brings us more information on the upcoming RV670 GPU from AMD where it will officially replace the Radeon X1950 Pro. RV670 is projected to run as fast as the current R600 but with lower GPU temps and TDP. There will be 2 versions of RV670; Gladiator and Revival. Gladiator is clocked
Marvell and LG announced the availability of the LG-KC1 smartphone with the Marvell PXA 320 application processor on Korea Telecom’s high speed WiBro 4G network. The Marvell PXA 320 application processor (Internally code named Monahans) with XScale technology, enables high-end graphics, gaming and multimedia capabilities for the LG-KCI as well as delivering optimal business applications
VIA today announced the VIA pc3500 Mainboard, a low power, feature-rich platform that enables OEMs and System Integrators to build Windows Vista desktop PCs that draw less than 24 watts in Idle State – less than half the requirement of the U.S. EPA’s latest Energy Star Program Requirement for Computers: Version 4.0. In addition, a
AluBoxDVR is the first of a new line of AluBox equipped with Digital Video capabilites. As digital media grips our digital lives, the ability to record, store, manage and enjoy your digital media becomes a handy tool. This AluBoxDVR is a "storage + media machine" – plays all types of media including Audio, Video, Photos.
Transcend unveil its latest product series: aXeRam™ Overclocking Memory which use premium chips and offer unrivaled performance. Designed with gamers and power users in mind, aXeRam delivers superior overclocking performance while maintaining rock-solid system stability. Transcend’s first aXeRam product is the 2GB 240-pin DDR2-800 aXeRam Dual-Channel Overclocking Kit. The kit includes a matching pair of
The Asus P5K Premium boldly claims that this board has lower operating temperatures than other thermal solutions out there in the market, as well as providing cleaner power to the CPU of 30% reduced power ripples during heavy loads. Are all these simply marketing talk or some serious engineering effort by Asus? VR-Zone checks it
HIPER presents the “Energy Saving” line extensions with ultra-efficient models: up to 87% is the new top level among the Type R Mk II and Type M Series. HPU-4M630 and HPU-4M880 represent the new power solutions of the Type M Series with the well-known HIPER Mesh-Design in an environmental-friendly packaging. HPU-5K/B680 and HPU-5K/B880 from Type