Not many people know of the presence of Thermally Advantaged Chassis (TAC) and its effects on the new systems based on the Intel Pentium 4 processor with 1MB L2 Cache. In this article, we will touch more on this kind of chassis. Be sure to check out the video on “How to build your own
An NVIDIA NV45 Ultra card was spotted at Computex today with core clock running at 350Mhz and memory clock at 1Ghz. The core clock should be higher than 350Mhz when launched and the memory used is 2ns Samsung GDDR3. The whole architecture is similar to the NV40 but it has PCI Express interface through the
Had my first run with the Innovision 6800 Ultra with Dual Cascade cooling gives me 16734 3D marks with 600 Core 1190 Memory: Will be benching some more in the next few days. More here.
We have taken a look at the first retail Radeon X800 Pro card from ATi themselves. Check out how it match up against the 9800XT and FX5950 Ultra cards and its overclocking potential as well.
Vmod your Radeon X800 for core, memory and overcurrent.
This should be the best mod of all this season, that is, to turn an X800 Pro into an XT Platinum by enabling the remaining 4 pipelines (one quad block). So far a few guys have managed to mod it successfully but many still don’t. However, there should be a reason for ATi to lock
VIA today announced that the new VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX mainboard featuring the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite and the VIA CN400 Digital Media chipset with hardware-based MPEG-4 acceleration will be on display at Computex 2004, starting next week in Taipei. Optimized for the consumer electronics market, the VIA EPIA SP is the first VIA
SiS has begun volume production of its latest south bridge chipsets, the SiS 965 and the SiS 965L, with the aim to compete with Intel’s forthcoming PCI Express-based 915 chipsets. SiS 965 and the VT8251 both will be paired with north bridge chipsets that are compatible not only with Intel’s 915 architecture but also existing
Prolink PixelView GeForce FX5900XT Golden Limited edition comes with the 2nd gen. Plasma Display Fan ( PDF II) that sports blue LCD display and LEDs for monitoring of temperature and fan speed. It is clocked at 390Mhz core with 128MB of GDDR memory clocked at 700Mhz.
UMC today announced the discovery of a new engineering technique that enhances Silicon-on-Insulator (SOI) transistor performance. The Direct-Tunneling induced Floating-Body Potential, which is a manipulation technique that magnifies a certain device physics behavior, provides PMOS transistors a 30 percent increase in drive current compared to conventional body-grounded SOI transistors. Unlike other performance enhancing techniques such
After IWILL DK8N, based on NVIDIA nForce3 Pro 250 chipset, has become the best AMD’s dual Opteron workstation, IWILL has worked more closely with NVIDIA in develop the next generation workstation platform. This board is based on NVIDIA’s the next generation chipset, that supports 1GHz HyperTransport for faster data transfer between CPU and memories, and
OCZ today announced the impending release of high their performance PC2-4300, PC2-5300 and PC2-6400 Enhanced Bandwidth DDR-II module family. OCZ will be testing all DDR-II modules and dual channel kits to ensure maximum stability and functionality at specified clock frequencies and latency settings. While DDR-II platforms are still in development, we expect major chipset manufacturers
NV45 is a native PCI Express chip but is essentially the same technology as the NV40. NV45 was sampled in February and in April was supposed to be in production and NVIDIA might introduce this chip after Computex. The memory clock is similar to GeForce Ultra 6800 at 1100Mhz but core clock should be higher.
NVIDIA held a conference call for members of the press this morning. Apart from downplaying of ATi R420 architecture at the first half of the presentation slides, here are some latest updates on the GeForce 6800 GPUs : GeForce 6800 Ultra and 6800 are shipping now. GeForce 6800 GT soon. Shader Model 3.0 provides Full
For the first time ever the computer industry will take aim at each other on a new front, competing for glory in the world of cyber-gaming. This industry-only tournament will bring the top names in the computer industry together for one day of hard fought battles to see who can reign supreme over their competitors.
The Albatron GeForce FX5700P Turbo is a card with standard FX5700 GPU, nicer PCB, and better memory. A similar formula to that of Albatron’s first hit video card, the Ti4200P Medusa, a card that used the memory and PCB of a Ti 4600, but with a Ti4200 GPU.
Fujitsu PC Asia Pacific refreshes its existing line of LifeBook series with Intel®’s latest 2nd generation mobile micro-architecture processor. The refresh of its existing line of LifeBooks reflects Fujitsu’s pledge to its potential customers of “Built-in Confidence” – to provide users with even greater value and computing performance with products that feature the latest in
Nanya this month will see a significant increase in its graphics DRAM shipments, a market that has been controlled by foreign firms. Nanya has re-allocated capacity to fulfill robust order for graphics DRAM. For the past three months, prices for graphics DRAM increased at a faster pace than PC-use DRAM. Average spot prices for 256Mbit
Crucial today announced a DDR2 support plan designed exclusively for Intel® Premier Provider (IPP) Channel members, extending limited-time discounts on sample quantities and initial volume shipments of Micron’s leading-edge DDR2 memory. Through Crucial, Intel Premier Provider Channel members have access to discounted high-performance DDR2 memory direct from Micron. Crucial currently offers a full line of
AMD today announced a new line of low-power, high-performance AMD Geode(TM) processors, the AMD Geode NX 1500@6W processor* and the AMD Geode NX 1750@14W processor. In addition to introducing the AMD Geode NX processors, AMD is renaming the current AMD Geode GX2 processor to AMD Geode GX email@example.comW processor. Also, available is the AMD Geode