• Seagate Dumps eSys As Distributor

    Seagate has dropped its largest distributor amid allegations of unfair business practices, but what effect that will have on the hard drive makers financial picture is unclear. According to a filing by Seagate with the Securities and Exchange Commission, eSys Technologies did not allow third-party auditors to examine records...

  • NVIDIA Performance Drivers For 3ds Max 9 & AutoCAD 2007

    NVIDIA announced the immediate availability of NVIDIA® MAXtreme™ 9 D3D and POWERdraft 2007, new performance drivers, developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, for 3ds Max 9 software and AutoCAD 2007 software. Recent tests show MAXtreme 9 drivers increased performance up to 100% when coupled with the NVIDIA Quadro FX...

  • Researchers Demonstrated 512-cores Co-Processor

    Some Japanese researchers at University of Tokyo have developed a multi-core chip named GRAPE-DR processor that runs at 500MHz and performs at 512G FLOPS. This uni-processor contains 512 cores and acts as a math co-processor. The researchers aim is to build a supercompter which is fast, cheap and energy...

  • EVGA Ready for Launch

    With regards to the new boards, EVGA has been working very closely with NVIDIA to correct an error in an early BOM list for internal testing, sample boards and a few review units. EVGA has tested and corrected the issue with its early boards and this will not delay...

  • NVIDIA To Acquire PortalPlayer

    NVIDIA has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Jose, CA-based PortalPlayer, Inc., a leading supplier of semiconductors, firmware, and software for personal media players (PMPs) and secondary display-enabled computers. PortalPlayer, which was founded in 1999, is widely recognized for its pioneering technology, including the high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) technology...

  • Intel & Micron Build Wafer Fab In Singapore

    Intel and Micron intend to form a joint venture in Singapore to build and manage a NAND flash wafer fab that will come online in the second half of 2008. The fab would initially use a 50-nm process technology on 300-mm wafers. The Singapore JV s facility is expected...

  • All 8800GTX Cards Being Recalled

    We have received news that all the 8800GTX cards out in the channel are being recalled due to manufacturing defect. We heard it is probably due to a resistor controlling 2D/3D switching and that leads to 3D corruption. However, the defect doesn’t affect the 8800GTS cards. This issue probably...

  • Canon DV Fest – Singapore’s Largest Film-making Programme

    Canon announced the 20 short listed films for the annual Canon DV Fest – Singapore’s largest film-making outreach programme. Starting from tonight, audiences from all over the world will be able to view all short listed entries and vote for their favourite short film. The judges this year are...

  • Intel Detailed Job Cut Plans

    Intel plans to jettison approximately 6,900 employees over the next six months as part of a broad restructuring unveiled earlier this year. Layoffs would result in charges totaling $ 255 million over the next two quarters. The chip giant intends to take a charge of $ 125 million in...

  • Microsoft Patent Peace/War with Open Source

    Microsoft and Novell announced the deal under which Novell’s Suse Linux Enterprise Server and Desktop customers need not fear Microsoft will assert patent rights against them. In addition, Microsoft pledged not to assert patents against unpaid open-source programmers or against any open-source programmers contributing to Novell’s OpenSuse. The partnership...

  • Intel Setup Multiprocessor Lab In Israel

    Intel has announced the opening in of a multicore processor technology laboratory in Haifa, Israel. The laboratory is to develop and run tests to allow independent software vendors (ISVs) to benchmark their applications on the Intel processors. Intel also demonstrated the use of its processors for graphical processing for...

  • VIA KT960 & KM960 Chipsets For AMD AM2+

    VIA has scheduled its next-generation unified chipset for AMD platform in 2H07 with KT960 and KM960 (integrated Chrome9 HD IGP). In comparison, NVIDIA has introduced unified design in MCP61 and ATI’s SC780 would come in 2H07. Both chipsets support Hyper-Transport 3.0 and ready for AMD AM2+ processors. VIA KT960...

  • ASUS Silent Knight All-Copper Cooler

    ASUS announced the Silent Knight CPU cooler, which utilized 100% copper (an highly effective conductor) for its fins, base and heat pipes to enable efficient heat dissipation for the latest dual-core processors. The Silent Knight offers quiet performance and a unique design with blue LED, providing a peaceful computing...

  • Creative New Gaming Keyboard & Mouse

    Creative today announced the Creative Fata1lty Gaming Keyboard and Creative Mouse Gamer HD7600L. The Creative Fatal1ty Gaming Keyboard will give users the competitive edge to emerge victorious in the gaming arena when paired with the Creative Fatal1ty Professional Laser Mouse. The Creative Fata1lty Gaming Keyboard is available now in...

  • OCZ PC2-6400 Titanium Series w/ EPP

    OCZ unveiled the PC2-6400 Titanium Series, the first-ever EPP-ready modules rated with a 1T command rate. Optimized for the existing nForce 590 SLI-based motherboards and impending NVIDIA platforms, the PC2-6400 Titanium EPP-Ready series delivers enthusiasts an alternative way of achieving high performance results without the need for substantial bus...

  • OCZ GameXStream 850W

    OCZ announced the addition of an 850W power supply to the GameXStream family. Building on the acclaimed performance and features of the OCZ NVIDIA SLI™-Ready GameXStream series, the new 850W configuration offers a more powerful solution for today’s advanced PC systems in the same compact form factor that is...

  • Dell Blamed For Severe Shortage Of Athlon X2 CPUs

    System builders are irked about a severe shortage of AMD Athlon 64 X2 processors and blame the chip maker’s partnership with Dell. “It’s a fiasco. There’s no product in the channel. It’s all going to Dell,” said Glen Coffield, president of CheapGuys, a system builder in Orlando, Fla. “AMD...

  • Hitachi 2.5″ Drives w/ Hybrid & Security Features

    Hitachi is today unfolding a 2007 product strategy intended to secure the company’s position as segment and technology leader for 2.5-inch hard drives. In the near term, the anchor element of the Hitachi 2007 2.5-inch plan is a new product that is expected to offer leadership performance and storage...

  • AMD Cut Opteron Prices

    AMD Opteron 8220 SE designed for multi-processor machines – now can be acquired for $ 2149 (in 100-unit quantities), down from $ 2649, while the model 8218 is now priced at $ 1514, 30% lower price-point than before. The top-of-the-range processor for dual-chip servers – AMD Opteron 2200 SE...

  • Rydermark To Challenge 3DMark

    Rydermark will utilize a proprietary multithreaded game engine developed for a game scheduled for future release, will require a high-end PC featuring a dual-core microprocessor as well as DirectX 9 shader model 3.0-capable graphics card with 512MB of memory onboard. The new benchmark will use true 64-bit high dynamic...