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  • SPARKLE 7300 GT AGP Series

    SPARKLE today announces the SPARKLE 7300 GT AGP 256MB/512MB DDR2 graphics card in its new generation AGP graphics card series. Without a PC system upgrade, users now can take flight with SPARKLE 7300 GT AGP 256MB/512MB DDR2 graphics card in the most cost effective and performed way for the best gaming and high definition video

  • Corsair Flash Readout USB Drives

    Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today announced the immediate availability of the Corsair Flash Readout USB drive in new 4GB and 8GB capacities. The Corsair Flash Readout USB drive takes the benefits of USB Flash drives one step further by allowing users to label the drive with personal IDs and showing

  • Intel 80-core Chip Consumes Less Power Than Quad Core

    Intel’s researchers have produced an 80-core chip that uses less energy than a quad-core processor and has teraflop performance capabilities. The chip is just for research purposes and lacks some necessary functionality at this point but Intel will be able to produce a chip with 80 cores in five to eight years. The 80-core chip

  • Intel 45nm Penryn On Track

    Intel today announced Q4 revenue of $ 9.7 billion, operating income of $ 1.5 billion, net income of $ 1.5 billion and EPS of 26 cents. “Intel’s product and technology leadership yielded a strong fourth quarter with higher selling prices and record unit shipments in the fastest growing segments of the market,” said Intel President

  • GIGABYTE Launches Quad SLI-Ready GA-N680SLI-DQ6

    GIGABYTE UNITED, today launched the highly anticipated GIGABYTE GA-N680SLI-DQ6 high end gaming platform, featuring the advanced NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI MCP chipset, support for the record-setting Intel Core 2 Extreme Quad Core processors and delivering the uniquely innovative GIGABYTE 6-Quad technologies. In addition to native 1333 FSB support for the latest Intel Core 2 Extreme

  • Kingmax World’s First 4GB & SD 2.0 microSDHC Card

    Kingmax Digital Inc, the leading Taiwan-based manufacturer of memory storage products, is the world’s first company to release a 4GB SD 2.0 compliant microSDHC memory card, which will be on display at 2007 International CES from January 8 to 11 in Las Vegas. With this product, Kingmax answers continued consumer demand for high capacity and

  • Transcend New Gaming SD Cards For PS3 & Wii

    Taipei, January 16, 2007 – Transcend information, (Transcend) a leading company in manufacturing flash memory products showcased its new SD?gaming cards designed specially for game consoles, such as Sony?PS3?and Nintendo?Wii? at the 2007 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The growing popularity of game consoles has catapulted the need for higher performance and bigger

  • Futuremark Releases VGMark07, the OpenVG Benchmark

    Saratoga, CA – January 16th, 2007 – Futuremark, publishers of the world’s most acclaimed benchmarks for handhelds and PCs, announced today the release of VGMark07, the OpenVG(tm) Benchmark. This new benchmark will provide unbiased vector graphics performance data for handset manufacturers, ODMs, semiconductor companies and network operators within the handheld industry. VGMark07 is the first

  • More Orders Placed w/ TSMC For 8800 GPUs

    Nvidia has placed urgent orders with TSMC for GeForce 8800 GTX and GTS series chips as demand for graphics cards supporting DirectX 10 is picking up, as cited by the Chinese-language Commercial Times. Monthly shipments for the urgent orders, which will begin in March, will be equivalent to 3,000-4,000 12-inch wafers using 80nm technology.

  • PCI Express 2.0 Specs Finalized

    PCI-SIG today announced the availability of the PCI Express Base 2.0 specification. After a 60-day review of revision 0.9 of the specification in Fall 2006, members of the PCI-SIG finalized and released PCI Express (PCIe) 2.0, which doubles the interconnect bit rate from 2.5GT/s to 5GT/s to support high-bandwidth applications. The specification seamlessly extends the

  • Swiftech Apogee GT Waterblock Review

    Swiftech launches their new waterblock – Apogee GT loudly at CES in Las Vegas. It is confidently put across by Swiftech, and the Overclocking Legend among it’s crew, Eric Kronies Oppainter, to best every other block out in the streets. Especially designed for high heat loads, how well can this new dog tame an overclocked

  • Silverstone TJ09 Review

    PC Casings have evolved over time – Tall , slim, short, wide, spacious, compact, inverted, etc. Today, we’re here to review a pedigree, the Silverstone TJ09. This time, we make things a little more interesting, by pitting it against another pedigree of it’s time, the Silverstone TJ06. How will this fully aluminium beast fare against

  • No GeForce Go 8800 Series For Notebooks

    Those who are waiting for GeForce Go 8800 series to appear on notebooks are in for disappointment since there are no plans for that. Apparently, 90nm G80 proves too much for a notebook to handle. Therefore only mainstream G84 and value G86 will be available for notebooks, targeted for release in early Q2. Consumers will

  • AMD CPU Inventory Builds Up

    AMD today announced that its fourth quarter revenues, excluding ATI-related segments, will only increase about 3% from the US$ 1.33 billion reported in the third quarter of 2006. The revenue growth is much lower than 6-13% growth range the company mentioned during its third quarter investor conference. The channel had previously seen an en an

  • NVIDIA Wins Technology and Engineering Award

    NVIDIA Corporation today announced that the National Academy of Television Arts and Science has recognised the Company’s innovation in graphics processor development with a Technology and Engineering Emmy Award. The Emmy for pioneering work in near and real-time fully programmable shading via modern graphics processors, was awarded to NVIDIA at the 58th Annual Technology and

  • GSkill F2-6400CL4D-2GBHK Review

    DDR2 Memory Market has grown so competitive in the past few months, we see makers ceaselessly expanding their range of offerings, dividing and segmenting products down to nitty price range. On top of trying to offer the fastest official specs, makers are building a diversity such that consumers get quite a big choice according to

  • Cheaper GeForce 8800 Cards In Mid Feb

    VR-Zone has learned that NVIDIA will release cheaper GeForce 8800 cards next month to increase pressure on current ATi X1950 lineup targeting at X1950XT 256MB mainly. The new cards will based on the same 8800GTS GPU (96 unified, 24 texture processors and 20 ROPs). It has the same core and memory clock speeds but half

  • Intel Bearlake Chipsets Unofficially Support Pentium 4 & Pentium D

    There is no cause for alarm that Intel has removed support for Netburst CPUs on Bearlake chipsets. In fact, the chipsets do still support but not officially or recommended. Intel wants to push consumers to opt for Core architecture instead which is a natural thing to do since Intel is going to discontinue Netburst CPUs

  • Intel Countersues Transmeta

    In October, Transmeta fired the opening salvo, alleging that Intel’s Core 2 Duo, Core and Pentium processors infringed 11 Transmeta patents. Three months after, Intel struck back, alleging the maker of the Caruso processor is infringing more than a half-dozen of Intel’s own patents and alleging the lawsuit is barred by a host of legal

  • No Support For Netburst On Bearlake Chipsets?

    Apparently, the next generation Bearlake chipsets (X38, P35, G35, G33, Q35, Q33) no longer support Netburst architecture. Therefore the current Pentium 4 and Pentium D processors cannot or rather are not supposed to run on Bearlake boards. Also only P35, G35 and X38 would support for quad-core processor. However, Core 2 Duo and Core 2