The plain Jane Abit AA8XE is a very good overclocking board, and only loses out to the Fatality version due to its limited voltage options. VR-Zone shows you how with the humble pencil to even increase the VCore and VDDR.
Family Q2 ’05 Q4′ 05 H1 ’06 Extreme Edition SmithField (90nm, 2 x 1MB L2, Dual Core, 800MHz FSB, HT, EM64T) 840 (3.2GHz) 830 (3.0GHz) 820 (2.8GHz) 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,
Intel has updated their pricelist with Pentium D pricing as well as Pentium 4 670 and Pentium 4 5×1 series. The Pentium D 840 (3.2GHz) is priced at $ 530, 830 (3GHz) at $ 316 and 820 (2.8GHz) at $ 241. Pentium 4 670 (3.8GHz) with 2MB L2 cache is priced at $ 851. Intel
Processor Family Models Speed FSB L2 Cache 64-bit? AMD Sempron (Socket 754) 2600+ 1.6GHz 200 128KB AMD64 2800+ 1.6GHz 200 256KB AMD64 3000+ 1.8GHz 200 128KB AMD64 3100+ 1.8GHz 200 256KB AMD64 3300+ 2.0Ghz 200 128KB AMD64 Intel Celeron D (LGA775) 326 2.53GHz 133 256KB EM64T 331 2.66Ghz 133 256KB EM64T 336 2.80Ghz 133 256KB
ATI has used the foundry services of TSMC and a 0.11-micron manufacturing process to produce a PCI-Express graphics processor based on the X Architecture manufacturing approach. ATI’s chip is the first commercial device to use the technology. Use of the X Architecture can reduce chip costs, increase performance and lower power consumption in comparison with
Xian is the historic capital of China. Known as the Eternal City, Xian of the Shaanxi province has seen thousands of years of history filled with ancient battles. On June 3rd, nearly 100 gamers from 16 nations traveled thousands of miles to Xian for another epic conflict. The battleground was the ACON5 Global Finals. Their
VR-Zone has taken a close look at 3 nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition boards out there in the market from EPoX, ASUS and MSI. We will touch on the board features, price, performance and overclocking potential to give you a better understanding.
VR-Zone has got a chance to tour around the NVIDIA Headquarters at Santa Clara. However, we are not allowed to take any pictures inside their labs but here are some of the other pictures that might interest you guys.
Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 2006 2007 Mobile Athlon 64 Newark (90nm SOI, SSE3, Socket 754, 62W TDP) Trinidad (90nm SOI, Socket M2, Dual Core, DDR2, Pacifica Virtualization, Presidio Security, 62W TDP) New Core (65nm SOI, DDR3, 35-62W TDP, Larger/Shared Cache) Turion 64 (Mobile Athlon 64 Low Voltage) Lancaster (90nm SOI, SSE3, Socket 754,
Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 H1 ’06 2007 Athlon 64 X2 Toledo (90nm SOI, Socket 939, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB L2, SSE3, DDR400) 4400+ – 2.2GHz 4800+ – 2.4GHz Windsor (90nm SOI, Socket M2 940, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB L2, DDR2 667, Aero Glass graphics, Pacifica Virtualization, Presidio Security, TPM) > 5000+ ?
Models H1 ’05 H2 ’05 H1 ’06 H1 ’07 Opteron 800-Egypt / 200-Italy (90nm SOI, Socket 940, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB, SSE3, DDR400) 865/870/875 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz 265/270/275 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz 100-Denmark (90nm SOI, Socket 939, Dual Core, 2 x 1MB, SSE3, DDR400) 165/170/175 – 1.8/2.0/2.2GHz ? (90nm SOI, Socket F 1207, Dual Core, DDR2 667,
This offer is proudly brought to you by SiS Technologies (ASUS), Kaira Technologies (XFX) and DAT Computer! Item Bundled Items Retail Price Special Price For VR-Zone Members! ASUS A8N SLI Alone $ 235 $ 210 + WL-167G USB 2.0 Wireless G Adapter $ 295 $ 255 + AMD Athlon 64 3000+ Venice $ 505
Market Segment H1 2005 H2 2005 High End GeForce Go 6800 / Ultra Series NV41M – 12 pipes GeForce Go 7800? G71M (PCI-E) – 16 pipes? Mainstream GeForce Go 6600 Series NV43M – 8 pipes GeForce Go 7600? G73M (PCI-E) – 12 pipes? Value GeForce Go 6400/ 6200 Series NV44M – 4 pipes GeForce Go
ATI today announced the release of a major upgrade to Catalyst™, ATI’s comprehensive software suite that enhances the company’s portfolio of high-performance graphics processors. The publicly available Catalyst 5.6 represents a number of firsts in graphics software including a real-time video preview with on-the-fly adjustments, monthly software upgrades for notebook PCs and plug-and-play HDTV connectivity.
Intel will add a new integrated 945 chipset, the 945GZ, to bring support for Pentium D dual-core processors to the mainstream market, with volume production slated for the first quarter of 2006. The 945GZ will not offer a PCIe x16 graphics port, will only support 800/533 MHz FSB speeds and provide a single-channel DDR2 memory
Seagate today announced the world’s first 2.5-inch disc drive built on perpendicular recording technology — a 160GB notebook PC giant with 25 percent more capacity than the largest capacity notebook drive currently available. Next year Seagate will extend the advantages of perpendicular recording to Momentus 7200.1, a 7,200-rpm drive designed for mobile workstations and other
ATI today announced that revenues for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 are expected to be about $ 530 million(1), approximately 5% below the low end of the revenue range provided on March 24, 2005. While we believe end-user demand remains stable, a product mix shift in the quarter towards the lower end of the
Tul today officially announces the beginning of a business partnership with Infineon. This partnership is initially dealt on Infineon’s DRAM for Tul’s X700 Series graphics boards, and seen as a starting point for a long-term DDR2 support for the graphics boards market. With Tul’s expertise in graphics boards design plus Infineon’s reputation in offering stable
Researchers at HP believe they have developed a manufacturing technique that will allow chip makers to push the performance envelope after conventional transistors reach the atomic level. The technique, based on a mathematical principle called coding theory, will let future generations of microprocessor circuits be reliably manufactured in high volumes. Basically, HP has discovered a
Apple will use Intel processors in its Macintosh computers starting in 2006. The first Apple systems in 2006 will use Intel’s Pentium M processor. The Pentium M uses the same x86 architecture as the Pentium 4, but consumes far less power than Pentium 4 chips and its design philosophy is expected to be the model