• ZEROTherm BTF80 & BTF90 CPU Coolers Review

    ZEROTherm may not be enjoying the same world-wide exposure fellow Korean Cooler Company Zalman is enjoying, but it has a strong backing from parent Company APACK. APACK is a heatpipe technology based thermal solution provider which provides customized designing and engineering solutions and, ultimately, provides best-of breed thermal solutions....

  • Sparkle Calibre P795+ Graphics Card

    SPARKLE redefined performance expectations for graphics cards with Calibre P795+ graphic card. It brings screaming performance and cranks up the graphics horsepower with a whopping 512MB frame buffer and a 585MHz core.Designed for hard-core gamers and helped with strong over clocking ability, Calibre P795+ graphic card natively pushes the...

  • Shuttle Energy Star Compliant XPCs

    Shuttle announced today that XPC systems are now Energy Star compliant. With Energy Star compliance, Shuttle XPC systems consume 70% less electricity than comparable non-Energy Star compliant systems. Shuttle Energy star compliant systems include the XPC M2000 with Intel Viiv technology, the extremely small XPC X100 at 2 inches...

  • Vista Causes PC Components Shortage

    Supply shortage of PC components has seriously hit PC makers since mid-October, and they are scrambling for crucial components including microprocessors, DRAM chips, chipsets, and lithium batteries. Industry watchers blame Vista, Microsoft`s next-generation operating system (OS), for the supply shortage. Taiwan`s top five notebook-computer suppliers-Quanta, Compal, Wistron, Inventec and...

  • Samsung 3D Display For Games In 2009

    A research team led by Samsung Electronics has developed a high-resolution dual capacity display that allows 3-D images to be viewed on a flat- panel display without special filter glasses. Samsung has already built a 17-inch monitor prototype of the 3D display, which uses binocular disparity and time sequential...

  • NVIDIA Determine To Stay Independent

    Some analysts have suggested NVIDIA could end up being bought by No. 1 chip maker Intel or at least being forced to strike some sort of in-depth partnership like a licensing deal. Mike Hara, NVIDIA’s vice president of investor relations, reiterated his company’s determination to stay independent. AMD and...

  • AMD CPU/GPU Merge Design In 2008

    AMD plans to create a new class of x86 processor that integrates the CPU and GPU at the silicon level with a broad set of design initiatives collectively codenamed “Fusion.” AMD intends to design Fusion processors to provide step-function increases in performance-per-watt relative to today’s CPU-only architectures, and to...

  • Single Core Battle : Intel Wolfdale-L vs AMD Spica

      Segment H1 2007 Q3 2007 Q4 2007 Intel Legacy Allendale (65nm, 2C/2T, 1066FSB, 2MB L2, 65W) E6400 – 2.13GHz E6300 – 1.86GHz   Wolfdale-M (45nm, 2C/2T, 1066FSB, 3MB L2, 54W) 3.4-3.7GHz Value Conroe-L (65nm, 1C/1T, 800FSB, 1MB L2, 65W) E1060 – 1.8GHz E1040 – 1.6GHz E1020 – 1.4GHz...

  • SMC ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers

    SMC announced the launch of three new ADSL2+ Barricade™ Modem Routers: the SMC7901BRA2, with one Ethernet and one USB port; the SMC7904BRA2 with four Ethernet ports; and the SMC7904WBRA2 with four Ethernet ports and 802.11g wireless capability. All three modem routers deliver support for the new ADSL2+ technology, and...

  • TSMC Made 500M NVIDIA Chips

    NVIDIA and TSMC today celebrated the shipment of the 500 millionth processor designed by NVIDIA and manufactured by TSMC. These processors — which include NVIDIA GeForce® GPUs and NVIDIA nForce® MCPs were created on 2.6 million eight-inch equivalent wafers. NVIDIA and TSMC began high-volume production in 1998 when NVIDIA...

  • Intel Regained Market Share In Q3

    In the third quarter, Intel reclaimed some share for chips that power desktop PCs and servers, while smaller rival AMD gained share for chips used in laptops, according to analysts at Goldman Sachs and J.P. Morgan, citing data from Mercury Research. Intel and AMD both increased their market share...

  • SGI Sues ATi

    Silicon Graphics has sued ATI Technologies, alleging the graphics chipmaker infringed a computer-graphics patent that ATI’s competitors have licensed. The patent, filed in 1998 and awarded in 2003, involves describing graphical elements with floating-point numerals to balance the range and precision of values that can be stored. Floating-point numbers...

  • Hitachi 500GB Deskstar Available

    Hitachi today announced worldwide availability of its Deskstar® T7K500, Deskstar 7K160 and CinemaStar™ hard disk drives (HDDs). Delivering on the company’s strategy to expand its participation in the 3.5-inch hard drive segment as announced in April of this year, the new lines of 3.5-inch products target expanded application areas...

  • Noctua New NF-R8 Fan

    After the successful introduction of the NF-S12 in August, Noctua expands its range of premium quality fans with the NF-R8 80mm fan. Like the NF-S12, the NF-R8 employs a novel rotor developed by the Austrian Institute for Heat-Transmission and Fan Technology (Österreichisches Institut für Wärmeübertragung und Ventilatorentechnik, ÖIWV). Thanks...

  • Apple Laptops Get Core 2 Duo

    On Tuesday, Apple Computer upgraded the Macbook Pros to the Intel Core 2 Duo, leaving the basic Macbooks unchanged. The move comes right after Apple reported terrific 3rd-quarter earnings and is timed for the holiday season. Now, the Macbook Pro 15-inch and 17-inch laptops will make the leap to...

  • AOpen XC Cube EZ945(C) For Conroe

    AOpen is now adding XC Cube EZ945(C) as a new member to XC Cube series. XC Cube EZ945(C) supports the latest Intel Core™ 2 Duo (Conroe) CPU within its compact size, outstanding thermal and silent technologies that will provide the best 64bit processing performance! And if install the in...

  • NVIDIA Making Sure TSMC Produce Enough G80

    Nvidia CEO Huang Jen-hsun is in Taiwan to make sure that TSMC will have sufficient capacity for the production of NVIDIA’s GeForce 8800 (codenamed G80). With GeForce 8800 expected to be unveiled in November, Huang wanted to make sure that production of the graphics chip will not be affected...

  • EPA Sets New Standard For Energy Efficient PCs

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the first update in seven years to its Energy Star program for power saving PCs. On average, the revised requirements for the Energy Star program will require PCs to be 65 percent more power efficient than current models. The new requirements call...

  • Dell Unveils AMD Opteron 2P/4P Servers

    Dell unveiled the PowerEdge 6950 and PowerEdge SC1435 along with the integration of Dell OpenManage(TM) and Oracle Enterprise Manager at a press conference at Oracle OpenWorld. The Dell PowerEdge 6950 is a four-socket server designed for demanding enterprise applications such as database, server consolidation, virtualization and migration from costly...

  • IBM Sues Amazon.com

    IBM hit Amazon.com with two lawsuits that seek unspecified damages. For four years, IBM attempted to clear up the matter before it decided to sue. IBM alleges that Amazon.com knowingly exploits its intellectual property by infringing on several patents that cover, among other things: the presentation of applications in...