A 1-Gbit flash memory from Samsung has been used as a buffer within a prototype rotating disk drive developed with Microsoft. The Hybrid Hard Drive is the first fully functional disk drive to combine NAND-based flash memory with rotating storage media. The hybrid disk drives are expected to cost more than conventional disk drives, but
XGI today announced that 64-bit AMD Athlon™ and AMD Opteron™ processors are fully supported in its new ultra high-performance, DirectX® 9.0 graphics Volari™ processors for desktop, notebook and server applications. “The XGI Volari product family brings affordability to DirectX 9.0 graphics in PCI, AGP and PCIe solutions. In addition to XGI’s graphics capabilities, the AMD
Today ABIT is proud to announce its latest innovation, the Silent OTES™ (Silent Outside Thermal Exhaust System), a device specifically designed to silently cool the motherboard’s North Bridge chipset. Silent OTES uses ABIT-designed heatpipe technology to transfer unwanted heat from the North Bridge to the fins of the Collection Module. From there, heat is exhausted
Galaxy Inc, in their latest attempt to prove their R&D capabilities, introduces the Galaxy 6600GT Ultra. It featuring Dual BIOS and overvoltage capabiities, along with 256MB of memory.
The US Department of Justice has settled its case with memory maker Hynix. Hynix plead guilty to DRAM price fixing between 1999 and 2002 and was assessed a fine of $ 185 million. Executives from Infineon have also pleaded guilty to DRAM price fixing, and both Micron and Samsung remain under investigation.
HIS revealed their latest ATI Radeon X700 Vanilla edition to HKEPC yesterday. Targeting the mid-low graphics card range, the card will be pitting against the Nvidia Geforce FX 6600, with a core speed of 100mHz higher. The X700, like the X700Pro, will feature 8 pixel pipelines and a 128bit memory bus, but will feature a
Intel has informed HKEPC that they will not exceed 4GHz with their new dual core 9XX processors manufacturered using the 65NM process within the Year 2006.. The Presler will me using a Multi -chip package instead of a single package, L2 Cache will be 2MB x2 instead of 1MB x2 that’s found on the smithfield.
Someone has leaked an image of the Xbox 360 and we believe this is indeed the design that will be shown next month at E3. That doesn’t mean it will be the final design that will ship later this year but you can bet it won’t be much different. By the size of the disc
Funan DigitaLife Mall 23rd (Sat) to 24th (Sun) April 2005 11am – 7pm VR-Zone will be organizing a Unreal Tournament 2004 competition for all UT fans out there at Funan DigitaLife Mall this weekend. Catch us at the atrium of Funan this Sat for an Onslaught competition and the Team Deathmatch competition on Sunday. There
Vr-Zone brings you a preview of the MSI P4N Diamond based on Nvidia Nforce 4 SLI Intel Edition MCP. It is a feature-packed board with Bluetooth, 802.11G, SATA-II, Creative Live! onboard sound etc.
In the wake of the release of Mars DDRII memory for desktop computers, world-renown memory module maker Kingmax is now introducing the Venus Series DDRII memory for notebook computers. Venus DDRII memory completely conforms to the most current JEDEC standards, using a lower working voltage (1.8V), which reduces power consumption by approximately 50%, and operates
Kingmax, a leading innovator and creator of the revolutionary Tiny BGA packaging technology, has just released the Color Module, a new memory module sure to impress its users for both its performance and looks. This memory module employs a special packaging technology to color the outer shell of the Tiny BGA-packaged IC chip, eliminating the
AMD announced the AMD Athlon 64 X2 processor brand for dual-core desktop and desktop-replacement notebook processors. AMD is currently shipping samples of the AMD Athlon X2 Dual-Core processors to leading OEMs worldwide and will officially launch in June 2005. Alienware, a leading manufacturer of high-performance computer desktop and mobile systems, showcased dual-core client platforms based
Vr-Zone takes time off from work and as usual, we took a walk around SLS and here we bring to you another issue of our weekly SLS feeds.
Broadcom introduced the industry’s most integrated, HyperTransport™ technology-based server I/O controller that features all of the major industry standard I/O interfaces on a single chip. This includes 1 GHz HyperTransport technology, PCI Express®, PCI-X®, HyperTransport tunnel, and integrated dual Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) ports. Leveraging Broadcom’s GbE and I/O expertise, which is based on multiple generations
MSI 955X Platinum motherboard is built on Intel® 955X and ICH7R chipset, which supports LGA775 Pentium® 4 Prescott processor, Pentium® D with FSB 1066MHz or 800MHz and Celeron D processors. The main difference between the old and new products is that the new products can fully support the Intel® Dual Core processors such as the
ATI introduced the industry’s fastest integrated platform technology for Intel PCI Express notebooks – Radeon® Xpress™ 200M. Highly versatile in design, Radeon Xpress 200M supports all currently available Intel® Pentium® M, Intel® Celeron® and Intel® Pentium® 4 classes of processors. Radeon Xpress 200M provides investment protection for next-generation operating systems along with support for DDR2
AMD Opteron processors will be available as an option on Cray XD1(TM) supercomputers in July 2005, and on Cray XT3(TM) supercomputers later in 2005. Dual-core processors allow Cray to achieve very high density in both the Cray XD1 and Cray XT3 supercomputers. One Cray XD1 cabinet provides 288 AMD Opteron 200 Series processor cores, boosting
Taipei, Taiwan; April 18, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the P5WD2 Premium motherboard based on the newly released Intel 955X chipset. To provide a computing solution that blends into users’ daily life, the all-new motherboard incorporated ASUS Intelligence (AI) features, which delivers enhancements in TV functions, wireless
Shuttle Inc, determined to maintain its lead in the SFF market, recently attended UK’s only IT Trade exhibition, CTS. Targeted towards resellers, CTS provided the ideal platform to deliver a strong brand message to a receptive channel.