• 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...

  • TSMC Benefits From NV & ATi 80nm Race

    ATI recently unveiled the X1950PRO designed on 80nm process and built by TSMC and NVIDIA too will roll out its 80nm chip in November, with TSMC also being the contact supplier. Thanks to the contracts from the world’s top two graphics-chip suppliers, TSMC expects its capacity utilization at its...

  • ASUS Is Major Supplier For Sony PS3

    ASUS will be the major supplier for Sony PS3 for the fourth quarter of 2006, with Foxconn to ship PS3s to Sony starting from February and March 2007. According to Strategy Informer, Sony might not be able to meet the initial shipment figures of 2M units to retail stores...

  • Crucial Ballistix Tracer Memories New Look

    Crucial unveiled a sleek new Crucial® Ballistix® and Ballistix Tracer(TM) memory module redesign. A perfect blend of style and substance, the new Crucial heat spreaders feature a diamond-cut silver edge pattern complementing the classic Ballistix and Ballistix Tracer gold and black color palette. Additionally, smaller clips provide an enhanced...

  • ADI Raises PC Audio Performance

    Analog Devices and Sonic Focu announced today that ADI’s industry-standard SoundMAX® integrated motherboard audio will now include Sonic Focus Adaptive Dynamics technology. Together with the SoundMAX codec, Sonic Focus technology enhances the clarity, brilliance, depth, and warmth of all audio playback, from MP3 files to DVD audio, for both...

  • AMD CPUs Price Cut

    Processor Model Current Price New Price % Drop Athlon 64 FX FX-62 827 713 14% Athlon 64 X2 3800+ 176 152 14% Athlon 64 3800+ 112 108 4% Turion 64 X2 TL-60 354 263 26% TL-56 263 220 16% TL-52 220 184 16% TL-50 184 154 16% Sempron 3800+...

  • SilverStone TJ07 Full Tower Case

    SilverStone’s next generation flagship tower case the TJ07, has upset the competition for amost a year now by introducing this world class case design back in spring 2005. Since then, the TJ07 has won many awards as one of the best case designs introduced to the modern world. With...

  • Intel Native 2MB L2 Conroe/Merom In Feb ’07

    The existing E6300 and E6400 has 4MB L2 onboard but half of its cache disabled so costs are naturally higher since the transistors are there. Intel will therefore release native 2MB L2 Conroe and Merom (Santa Rosa Platform – 800FSB/Socket P) in Feb 2007 which sport smaller die size...

  • ATi 2007 GPU Roadmap; RV670 Appears

  • Ageia Plans Multi PPU Cards

    Ageia may be planning to allow end-users to install more than one PhysX accelerators in one system. Recently released drivers by Ageia implement a revamped version of technology called hardware scene manager (HSM) that now uses so-called “compartments”, which allows “utilization of multiple PhysX cards in future versions”. Theoretically,...

  • Intel Demo Xeon MP Tigerton Server

    Intel has demonstrated a server based on the upcoming quad-core Tigerton processors, part of its Xeon MP chip family in the third quarter of 2007. Servers based on Tigerton will use the Clarksboro chipset. Clarksboro eliminates the dual-independent bus structure used on current Tulsa-class servers and replaces it with...

  • ASUS P5B-E Plus w/ Solid State Capacitors

    ASUS introduced the P5B-E Plus motherboard, which uses all high-quality conductive polymer capacitors onboard for durability, improved lifespan, and enhanced thermal capacity. The main differences between P5B-E Plus and P5B Deluxe are the usage of solid state capacitors, lack of one PCIe x16 slot, no Heat Pipe Design, 4...

  • Intel & AMD 2007 Desktop Roadmap

      Segment Q4 2006 H1 2007 H2 2007 Intel Extreme Performance (Core 2 Extreme) Kentsfield XE (65nm, 4C/4T, 1066FSB, 2x4MB L2) QX6700 – 2.66GHz   Yorkfield XE (45nm, 4C/4T, 1333FSB, 2x6MB L2) 3.46-3.73GHz Performance (Core 2 Quad)   Kentsfield (65nm, 4C/4T, 1066FSB, 2x4MB L2) Q6600 – 2.4GHz Yorkfield (45nm,...

  • Microsoft & NVIDIA To Design CPUs?

    According to INQ, Microsoft and NVIDIA are working on making some CPU architecture. Development is underway at NVIDIA’s just-announced Portland, Oregon, Design Center on 45nm designs. The project should bear fruit sometime in 2008, as NVIDIA prepares plans to compete with Intel and AMD on the blended graphic and...

  • Two New Sockets For Nehalem in 2008

    Intel is going to implement 2 new sockets for the next generation Nehalem architecture in 2008 and they are Socket B and Socket H. As we know, Nehalem is 45nm based and we are going to see some exciting changes such as IMC (Integrated Memory Controller) and CSI. Socket...

  • ATi R600 Card Is Long & Hot

    Since we have to go quiet for the G80 now, we will focus our attention on the ATi next generation R600. We got to know that R600 is a 300W beast built on 80nm process technology. To cool off that beast, you need a 4 heatpipes cooling solution. The...

  • NVIDIA Releases Next Gen. Performance Tools

    NVIDIA today announced NVPerfKit 2.1, a comprehensive suite of next-generation performance tools for the debugging and profiling of OpenGL and Direct3D software applications for Windows and Linux. Developers using NVPerfHUD 4 experience an average performance improvement of 35%, and find an average of 11 rendering bugs. By offering access...

  • Sun Niagara 3 Chip Design Begins

    Sun Microsystems engineers have begun designing Niagara 3. This new member of the Sparc family will be built using a manufacturing process with 45-nanometer circuitry elements. Niagara 1 has eight processing cores, each able to process four simultaneous “threads” of instructions. Niagara 2 doubles the total number of threads...

  • Intel Centrino Pro Technology

    Intel will upgrade its Centrino technology to Centrino Pro, with the launch to come with the availability of Microsoft Windows Vista OS. Similar to the chip giant’s marketing investment in Centrino, a total of US$ 300 million will be injected into Intel’s worldwide sales promotion of Centrino Pro. Part...