Gigabyte has always been known for their full featured mainboards with the latest technology. Today, VR-Zone reviews the K8NXP-SLI, the top-of-the-line motherboard from their 8 Sigma series. Featuring a list of cutting edge technology like multi-GPU SLI, Firewire B and SATAII etc. How will the board perform against the Asus A8N-SLI? Find out now!
Family Q2 ’05 Q4′ 05 H1 ’06 Extreme Edition SmithField (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800MHz FSB, HT, EM64T) 840 (3.2Ghz) Presler (65nm, 2 x 2MB L2, Dual Core, EM64T, VT, HT, LT) 9xx (> 3.6GHz) Chipsets 955X Express (Glenwood) Pentium 4 Pentium D (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800MHz FSB,
Elpida today announced that it has started production of DDR2 SDRAM using advanced 90 nm process technology at Hiroshima Elpida’s E300 facility. This state-of-the-art 90 nm process will enable Elpida to produce 512 Megabit DDR2 SDRAM devices, for example, with an incredibly small chip size of 69.9 mm2, allowing more devices per wafer for increased
ATI has lined up a new mobile chip called M28PRO which will be available within next two weeks. It will be sixteen pipeline chip for laptop computers and will outperform NVIDIA’s 6800 Ultra mobile offering. ATI’s card should be faster with FSAA and Anisotropic filtering on especially at 1280×1024 or 1600×1200 resolutions. Alienware should be
AMD will launch their dual core Athlon 64 X2 processors at the same time as the dual core Opterons slated on 21st April. The production-ready Athlon 64 X2 CPUs are now shipping to some leading OEMs and system builders world-wide and general system availability is scheduled for June. The CPUs will be available for both
Family Series Clock Speed Prices US$ Opteron 800 (90nm Egypt, 1MB L2 x 2) 875 2.2GHz 2649 870 2.0GHz 2149 865 1.8GHz 1515 Opteron 200 (90nm Italy, 1MB L2 x 2) 275 2.2GHz 1299 270 2.0GHz 1051 265 1.8GHz 851 Opteron 100 (90nm Denmark, 1MB L2 x 2) 175 2.2GHz 999 170 2.0GHz 799 165
The King is back! Twinmos is offering a very special price for their new Speed Premium rams using the winbond BH5 chips. For VR-Zone members, you can purchase this pair of 512Mb x 2 rams at only SGD $ 275! For more info, please check this thread.
GIGABYTE today introduced the GA-8I955X Royal, the company’s most advanced motherboard to date, featuring for the first time the new Intel® 955X Express chipset. The GA-8I955X Royal comes standard with the CPU Intelligent Accelerator 2 (CIA 2) and Memory Intelligent Booster 2 (MIB 2) that deliver optimal performance with unequalled ease of use for PC
One pretty interesting piece of information emerged from the R&D labs is that the 875P/865 chipsets can support Intel dual-core processors with just a BIOS flash. It has been tested and running well so far as we have learned. However, 925/915 series may poise a problem and a circuitry re-wiring on the PCB might be
Over at Taipei last week, we have heard about the SLI version of the 955X chipset whispered quietly among the board manufacturers. Since only the Tier 1 manufacturers and ABIT have shown keen interests making the 955X boards, the rest are working towards 945 boards which are definitely cheaper to produce. Interestingly, we have learned
From 20 April to 31 May 2005, palmOne, Inc.will be offering a free Treo™ Bluetooth® headset worth S$ 118 with a purchase of their TreoTM 650 Smartphone. Free from wires: the ultra-lightweight Treo Bluetooth Headset offers an operating distance of up to 10 meters of secured voice transmission with just a touch of a single
With direct-encoding, the MSI MEGA STICK 528 lets you rip and save your favorite CD music in MP3 format. Whats more, the new MEGA STICK 528 supports 7 dazzling backlit screens. It is well-constructed and adopts a swing-arm USB connector design for better convenience and ultra-modern look. Also featured is the SRS WOW sound effect.
Intel announced that computer manufacturers Alienware, Dell and Velocity Micro today started selling desktop PCs and workstations based on Intel’s first dual-core processor-based platform. Intel’s first dual-core processor-based platform includes the Intel® Pentium® Processor Extreme Edition 840 running at 3.2 GHz and the Intel® 955X Express Chipset. Intel Pentium Processor Extreme Edition 840 can process
Kingmax recently launched the Mars DDRII 667 memory, which is embedded with a red ASIC decoder chip and the company’s proprietary TinyBGA color packaging technology. With a low 1.8 volts of working voltage that cuts power consumption by 50%, the Mars DDRII 667 can run at JEDEC standard 4-4-4-12 latency timings, making it the perfect
XFX has always stood out from the rest visually by their uniquely shaped boxes. Today we take a look at how it stands out in terms of performance!
Albatron has a nice GeForce 6800 PCIe card that will be available to the consumers very soon. This PC6800 card is clocked at 325Mhz core and has 128MB DDR memory onboard. What is cool about this card is that it features Wise Fan III with Heat-pipe technology which is controlled by a PCB specially designed
I have put the XFX 6800 Ultra and ASUS 6800 Ultra together to run in SLI, under some extreme overclocking fun! With it a new world record in 3DMark 03 and 3DMark 05 is achieved! 13356 in 05 and 29463 in 03 with 66.93 FM Approved drivers! More details and pictures right here!
Microsoft is shooting for an initial beta release of Longhorn around midyear, though it could be July, as the new official schedule is “early summer.” A second beta is planned, though no final date has been given, with the goal of having the OS broadly available on PCs by next year’s holiday season. Longhorn will
WiMax broadband wireless technology will clear a hurdle Monday as Intel announces volume shipments of its Rosedale chip for the wireless broadband technology. Equipment vendors including Alvarion, Proxim, Redline Communications and ZiMax Technologies all have announced agreements to use Intel silicon in products based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard that Rosedale addresses. In addition, some
Sources revealed that ATi is planning to launch their RD400 chipset next month to compete against NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset. ATI RD400 is going to paired up with ULi M1573 southbridge that supports Pentium 4, Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition processors, 1066Mhz FSB, Dual Channel DDR2-667, 6 SATA RAID and Azalia Audio.