• DDR3 Mainstream By 2009

    Samsung expects DDR3 memory chips to eclipse DDR2 as the mainstream DRAM technology for PCs by early 2009. DDR3 offers faster performance and lower power consumption than DDR2. The first desktop PCs using DDR3 will hit the market during the second half of next year. In less than two...

  • Sytrin KuFormula VF1 Plus GPU Cooler

    Graphics accelerators are getting hotter without a doubt. From ISA to PCI to AGP and now, PCIe, we’re seeing graphics accelerators supplied with gargantuan cooling compared to that of the last generation. Auxillary power has gone from a few amps off the 12V rail, to nearly tens of amps....

  • Overclocking the EVGA 8800GTX ACS3

    What do you do when you have a pair of EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 Edition? Do some High Def Gaming with all eye candy smooth as silk? Or would you prefer to play with some overclocking and churn out some mad frame rates?? All you want here… Cooling, Voltage Mods,...

  • Intel Socket B vs AMD Socket AM3

    We have previously reported on two new sockets for Nehalem CPUs in 2008 and this time round we will take comparative look at the new sockets offerings from Intel and AMD. Socket B is LGA1366 where the extra contact pads is due to the integrated memory controller on the...

  • EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 17,597 3DMark06 On Single Card

    Shamino is toying around with some EVGA 8800GTX ACS3 cards and the latest test run on a single card left with with an amazing score of 17,597 3DMark06! Core clock is running at 842MHz and memory at 1240MHz with a QX6700 @ 4.5GHz. Check out his achievements here :...

  • ATi R600 Card Re-Design In Progress

    A re-design for R600 card and cooling is currently underway to make it shorter and better cooled. The original R600 card design is 12 inches long and ATi is probably trying to shorten it to at least 8800GTX length. The Inquirer has recently reported ATI has already produced some...

  • Intel Pumps In US$ 1B For New Vietnam Plant

    Intel will increase the size of the assembly and test facility it is building in Vietnam from 150,000 square feet to 500,000 square feet and raise its investment from the USD$ 300 million announced in February to USD$ 1 billion. Intel decided to increase the size of the facility...

  • Quad Core QX6700 Faced Very Tight Supply, Prices Up

    While Intel reportedly is gearing for a launch of its quad-core processors on Monday next week, a wide range of etailers has begun pre-selling or even selling the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor. A 1000-unit price of $ 1000 and a very limited availability indicated a scenario of potentially...

  • Carbon Nanotubes Interconnect For Intel Future CPUs

    Intel is eyeing carbon nanotubes as a possible replacement for copper wires inside semiconductors, a switch that one day could eliminate some big problems for chipmakers. Intel has managed to create prototype interconnects–microscopic metallic wires inside of chips that link transistors–out of carbon nanotubes and measure how well the...

  • NVIDIA Preparing G8x Line-Ups, Entering Intel IGP

    Jen-Hsun Huang, President and CEO of NVIDIA, announced in the conference call that they’re working on Intel IGP solutions, as customer demand is increasing and the merged AMD-ATI is leaving the market, thus creating a void to be filled. They’re currently aiming at an introduction date as early as...

  • TSMC To Build Two More 65nm, 300mm Fabs

    TSMC recently confirmed reports that it will build two more 300mm wafer fabs at the Hsinchu Science Park and construction will begin in April next year. Fve new wafer fabs will be built at the park soon, including the two each planned by TSMC and PSC. TSMC announced that...

  • Gigabyte GA-N680SLI-DQ6 Exposed

    Since Gigabyte has canned their secret 975X project for a board which is specially optimized for Kentsfield, they have poured in their R&D effort onto the nForce 680i chipset instead. Previously known as GA-N55SLI-DQ6 and now officially named as GA-N680SLI-DQ6, this board sports 1333FSB support, DDR2 1200MHz memory modules,...

  • DFI INFINITY NF570 SLI-M2/G

    Today, DFI announces the launching of INFINITY NF 570 SLI-M2/G motherboard, and it is the "dream board" that gamers looking for.INFINITY NF 570 SLI-M2/G Motherboard supports AMD’s latest AM2 processor and is integrated with NVIDIA’s powerful nForce 570 SLI chipset. It also supports the best graphic solution NVIDIA SLI,...

  • NVIDIA Hands In Impressive Q3 Results

    NVIDIA today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2007 ended October 29, 2006. For the third quarter of fiscal 2007, revenue increased to a record $ 820.6 million, compared to $ 583.4 million for the third quarter of fiscal 2006, an increase of 41 percent. “The...

  • AMD Declared Good Ties w/ NVIDIA

    Despite the fact that AMD bought graphics chip maker ATI Technologies—Nvidia’s chief competitor—earlier this year, AMD sales chief, Henri Richard, also made an appearance at the event saying that the companies would remain good partners. “In many ways, AMD is where it is today, it is because of you,”...

  • Motherboard Sales Slide Ahead Of Vista

    Sales of motherboards used in desktop PCs continue to decline ahead of the launch of Windows Vista OS, a sign that could foretell bargains for users in coming months. Slowing demand from PC users ahead of the launch of Vista is the main culprit for falling motherboard sales, while...

  • abit IN9 32X-MAX nForce 680i SLI Board

    Universal abit launches the IN9 32X-MAX motherboard. Based on the NVIDIA NFORCE 680i SLI/SPP190 chipset, it combines into one of the most overclocking friendly motherboards money can buy. Features include : 5-Phase DIGITAL PWM for precision voltage stability, Silent-OTES heatpipe technology, OC Guru with AutoDrive to automatically overclock per...

  • Galaxy 8800 Premium Edition w/ Zalman Water Cooling

    Galaxy Technology is one of the first to bring you the ultimate solution in newest technologies. That is why we paired the outstanding power of a 8800 GTX card with the ZALMAN’s watercooling. This is an absolute configuration for those seeking for best hardware up to date. Work without...

  • ELSA GLADIAC 880 Series

    ELSA just announced the new generation graphics boards – ELSA GLADIAC™ 880GTX and ELSA GLADIAC™ 880GTS, powered by lastest generation NVIDIA Geforce™ 8800 graphics processing units.

  • KingPin’s Traumatising 3D Mark Records!

    At the launch of the the 8800GTX and 680i SLI Motherboard from NVIDIA, overclockers and enthusiasts are all traumatised by outrageous 3D benchmark records, performed by the legendary overclocker, KingPin. Basically, the guy totally turned the 3D Records inside out!!! 23K in 3D Mark 06, 30K in 05, 75K...