Antec has launched Phantom 500, the latest addition to its popular Phantom power supply line specially designed for silent computing. Building upon the original Phantom fanless PSU, Phantom 500 uses hybrid fan technology that allows PC users to balance high-power performance with quiet computing. Phantom 500 features ultra-high efficiency circuitry (85% efficient) that reduces power
Twinmos Speed Premium range of memory has been growing in fame among the overclockers. The high clock speeds at aggressive timings that the DDR rams are capable of are just what the performance seekers are looking for. Let’s take a look at this new batch of Speed Premium memory with “BH5” chips.
Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU: - 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each - 2 hardware threads per core - 1 VMX-128 vector unit per core - 1 MB L2 cache CPU Game Math Performance: - 9 billion dots per second Custom ATI Graphics Processor: - 500 MHz - 10 MB embedded DRAM - 48-way parallel
AMD made market-share gains against rival Intel during the first quarter of 2005, thanks to a refreshed product line. AMD finished the quarter with a 16.9 percent share of the world’s PC processor market, as shown in figures made public by Mercury Research. Intel cornered 81.7 percent of the market during the quarter. The remainder
NVIDIA plans to expand its focus to the mainstream starting in the third quarter of this year, with the release of its integrated C51 chipset series for the AMD K8 platform. The C51-series will have two versions, with the C51PV supporting Socket 939 K8-compatible motherboards, and the C51 supporting Socket 754 motherboards. The two chipsets
Portable Digital Entertainment Devices has been the talk of the town recently, from PDAs to MP3 players and portable video players, etc… Today, we’ll be taking a closer look at the InnoDV’s IviewPRO.
VIA has unveiled it’s upcoming PCI-Express chipsets to HKEPC. VIA has introduced a series of Dual Graphic Capable chipset. Although Nvidia has only officially reworked it’s forceware drivers for official SLI support on the Nvidia Nforce 4 range of motherboard chipsets and the Intel Serverworks Tumwater chipset, Many manufacturers has successfully engineered their mainboards to
Intel CFO, Andy Brant has announced that Intel will be putting 5 of it’s plants onto the 65nm production line. Andy has expressed that with the die shrink process, Intel will be able to price their processors more competitively as they will save up to USD$ 2billion in manufacturing costs.
Intel latest Processor Roadmap has indicated that that Intel 5XX series of processors will feature EMT64 instructions, starting from chips shipped out on the 10th of June this year. The Processors will be renamed and processor model number will end with a 1, i.e. the current 520 2.8GHz will be renamed 521 2.8GHz to indicate
AOpen launched “Aeolus PCX6600–DV128LP”, one of the most powerful PCI Express video display cards in the world today. The company’s new display card comes with heat pipe solution which is characterized by excellent heat dissipation performance because high-end GPUs normally generate high temperature and require heat reduction design. A second unique feature of the graphics
Tyan introduced the next generation of multi-purpose high-end dual AMD Opteron™ servers in the form of the Thunder K8SE (S2892). The Thunder K8SE takes into account the need for a full-feature server platform to handle any number of tasks and applications with capabilities that include the following: Dual AMD Opteron 200 Series Processor supported, with
The recent talk of the town, The much awaited AMD Athlon64 “E3″s have finalyl hit the shelves. Codenamed “Venice”, these new processors comes with improvements like added SSE3 instruction and improved memory controllers etc. Spotted in Cybermind Computer House, and currently, it’s only available in 3000+. These new chips are also said to have increased
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For NVIDIA, strength in Xbox and chipsets will offset flattish revenues in the core business. Chipset strength and potential slight gross margin upside is being driven by the company’s new logic chip for the Intel platform, a product priced at a 50% to 100% premium to Intel’s chipset at high margins due in part to
PalmOne plans to announce later this month its first hard-drive-based product line, LifeDrive Mobile Manager on May 18. The $ 499 device will come with a 4GB Hitachi Microdrive and two flavors of wireless networking–Bluetooth and 802.11b Wi-Fi. Combined with organizer features, the music-playing handheld could compete with Apple Computer’s $ 199 4GB iPod Mini.
At its Intel Spring Analyst meeting in New York on Thursday, Intel showed off two working servers running upcoming dual-core implementations of Xeon code-named Dempsey and Paxville, respectively. Dempsey is part of a dual-core server platform called Bensley, which features Intel’s Hyperthreading technology along with its new high-speed I/O acceleration channel. The platform will officially
Albatron announced its new PC6800 VGA card (PCI-Express) featuring the fusion of two extreme-condition cooling technologies, Wise Fan III and Heat Pipe Technology. The Wise Fan III is a triple-fan system designed to make intelligent cooling adjustments based on fan operation and GPU temperatures. Under normal conditions, there are two main fans that are operational
Powercolor Bravo X700 PCIe comes with large heatsinks, complete with heatpipes and even an optional fan, but how does the performance and overclocking of this card fare? Could it outperform Nvidia’s Geforce 6600? Click here to find out…
Gateway has announced that it will offer the Gateway MP3 Photo Jukebox with a 6GB hard drive. Capacity isn’t the only thing that’s getting an upgrade, though. The new player will also offer longer battery life than the 4GB version, and it will have a stylish two-tone silver and black body. We liked the original,
Despite introducing Athlon 64 X2 desktop PC and dual-core Opteron server processors, AMD will continue to tout single-core processors for certain applications. AMD plans to continue offering single-core Athlon 64 FX chips such as 2.6GHz Athlon 64 FX-57 (San Diego based) that will arrive within weeks for gaming desktops. However, AMD no longer intends to