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  • Possible AMD Stars CPU Models

    Core Model Speed TDP Barcelona (Socket AM2+, Quad Core, 2MB L3 Shared, HT 3.0) Opteron 1270SE 2.5GHz 120W Opteron 1268SE 2.3GHz 120W Opteron 1266 2.1GHz 95W Agena FX (Socket 1207+, Quad Core, 2MB L3 Shared, HT 3.0) Athlon 64 FX 2500? 2.5GHz 120W Agena (Socket AM2+, Quad Core, 2MB L3 Shared, HT 3.0) Athlon 64

  • Fujitsu Introduces Rugged 2.5” Hard Disk Drive

    Fujitsu announced the development of the MHW2040AC model 2.5” HDD for use in automotive and various equipment that must operate in harsh environments, ranging from cold climate regions to deserts. The new model will be available on global basis at the end of March, 2007. The new model features a top-class operable temperature range of

  • Intel To Build China Fab For Making Chipsets

    Intel has won approval to build a $ 2.5 billion, 12-inch wafer plant in northern China for CPU chip sets. The plant would use 90nm technology and produce 52,000 wafers a month at full capacity. The plan calls for the fab to be in the city of Dalian. Intel building a fab in China would

  • SanDisk 32GB Flash Drive Available For Notebooks

    SanDisk broadened its solid state drive (SSD) product line for the portable computer market with the introduction of a 32GB, 2.5-inch SATA interface model, compatible with most mainstream notebook designs. Coming just two months after SanDisk introduced a 1.8-inch SSD for ultraportable notebooks, the 2.5-inch SSD is now available to PC manufacturers as a drop-in

  • NVIDIA Getting Ready For Shader Model 5.0 GPU

    According to X-bit, NVIDIA new SDK 10 which was released just last week includes CG profiles as Fragment50, Vertex50, Geometry50 which means it supports architecture micro-code profiles for Pixel Shaders 5.0, Vertex Shaders 5.0 and Geometry Shaders 5.0. The inclusion of the architecture micro-code inside a compiler indicates that NVIDIA foresees the arrival of Shader

  • VIA Best Nano-ITX Board To Date : EPIA NX Series

    VIA today introduced the 12cmx12cm VIA EPIA NX-series mainboard, the highest performance, most power efficient and feature-rich Nano-ITX platform ever. Available with the 1.5GHz VIA C7 processor, or the 1.2GHz VIA Eden processor for the fastest fanless configuration, the VIA EPIA NX offers a host of advanced multimedia features through the VIA CX700M2 system media

  • ASUS P5NT WS SLI Workstation Board

    ASUS P5NT WS is built on the NVIDIAC55+MCP55PXE chipset structure which supports a LGA775 Socket for running Intel Dual-core™/Quad-core™ CPUs and two NVIDIA SLI graphic cards with Dual x16 speeds on the same platform. This allows the user to enjoy the best CPU and graphics for the system build. The ASUS P5NT WS motherboard is

  • 65nm Cell Broadband Engine In Production

    IBM has begun producing a new, 65nm version of the Cell Broadband Engine at IBM’s state-of-the-art East Fishkill, New York microchip production facility. In addition to serving as the digital heartbeat of Sony Computer Entertainment’s PLAYSTATION 3, the chip also appears in IBM’s BladeCenter servers.

  • GeForce 8500 GT Outperforms 7600 GS

    We have revealed in our earlier article that we will start seeing GeForce 8600 GTS, 8600 GT and 8500 GT cards on April 17th and it seems that NVIDIA has plans for two more lower end models; 8400 GS and 8300 GS slated for late April or early May. GeForce 8500GT is based on 80nm

  • Intel Unveils 50W Quad Core Xeon CPUs

    Further expanding its quad-core processor family line-up, Intel Corporation today announced two energy-efficient 50-watt server processors that represent a 35- to nearly 60-percent decrease in power from Intel’s existing 80- and 120-watt quad-core server products. As companies increasingly focus on reducing electricity bills and cooling costs associated with their computing needs, these new processors, requiring

  • Seagate Ruggedized Notebook Hard Drive

    Seagate today announced the worldwide distribution channel availability of the world’s first 7200-RPM notebook PC hard drive to combine capacity-boosting perpendicular recording technology with free-fall protection for beefed-up laptop durability. Momentus 7200.2 delivers up to 160GB of capacity using perpendicular recording technology and combines a fast Serial ATA 3.0 Gbit/second interface with 7200-RPM spin speed

  • AMD Adds 4 New Platforms On AMD 690G Chipset

    AMD today announced the expansion of AMD Validated Solutions (AVS) to include four new platforms based on the new AMD 690G chipset. This expansion brings the total number of platforms available through AVS to eight. The new motherboards are based on the AMD 690G chipset with ATI Radeon X1250 graphics. The motherboards, which adhere to

  • Intel To Lower Quad Core To Dual Core Pricing In Q3

    Intel is going to shave off around 70% off their Core 2 Quad Q6600 (2.4GHz, 1066FSB) price in Q3, pushing Quad Core into the mainstream by second half of this year. The current price for Q6600 stood at $ 851 and Intel is going to lower it to $ 530 on Apr 22nd. By Q3,

  • Kingston Technology Releases High Capacity, Low-Latency

    Kingston Technology Company today announced its 800MHz DDR2 low-latency HyperX memory is now available in 4GB capacity kits and 2GB modules. The ability to reach higher speeds while using less power makes the memory a perfect choice for overclockers and PC enthusiasts. Available in 1-, 2- and 4GB memory kits as well as modules ranging

  • Biostar TA690G AMD 690G Motherboard Review

    AMD hasn’t been rolling out any desktop chipsets ever since their 750/760MP/MPX chipsets, and it’s about fine time that they made an attempt at the chipset market again. VR-Zone brings you an in-depth article of AMD’s latest chipset, the AMD 690G in Biostar’s context, the Biostar TA690G. THe 690G consists of a RS690 Northbridge and

  • NVIDIA Unveils World’s Most Advanced Game Development Platform

    The game development industry is currently in the middle of one of the biggest transitions in its history with the introduction of Microsoft DirectX 10. To help the development community transition quickly to DirectX 10, NVIDIA today introduced a definitive new platform for advanced game development. The core of this platform is a new development

  • Chainteh APOGEE GT DDRII 800+ CL4 Modules

    Walton Chaintech is releasing its new APOGEE GT DDRII 800+ low latency memory modules designed for gamers and advanced users wanting to maximize the performance of their systems.APOGEE GT DDRII 800+ delivers superior memory performance at 800MHz and supports the timing 4-4-4-12 in this speed grade. APOGEE GT DDRII 800+ memory module adopts an extruded

  • Futuremark Launches YouGamers, World’s First Intelligent Gamer Website

    Futuremark Corporation, developers of 3DMark, the worldwide standard in advanced 3D game performance benchmarking, went live today with the beta version of YouGamers, the World’s First Intelligent Gamer Website. YouGamers (www.YouGamers.com) is a new destination site for PC gamers offering original game content, previews, gaming industry news, exclusive interviews, and full game reviews. In Version

  • Samsung Shipped Hybrid Hard Drive

    Samsung has begun shipments of its hybrid hard drive to the commercial marketplace. Samsung’s MH80 series hybrid hard drive is offered in 80GB, 120GB and 160GB capacities. Samsung said it is one of the first companies to offer a commercially available unit. The MH80 hybrid hard drive is currently shipping to select OEM customers and

  • Xeon MP Server on Optical Interconnects in July

    Beginning in July, a startup plans to ship a server using optical interconnects to improve the overall system performance. The Lightfleet “Beacon” server will connect multiple Intel Xeon processors using an array of mirrors, that will beam data using light, a system that Lightfleet calls “Corowave.” The company demonstrated a 16-node server in 2006 as