SLI (Scalable Link Interfacing 2 video cards) seems to be the rage nowadays with motherboard and video card manufacturers coming out with their attractive offerings. Today we take a look at how the Asus 6600GT SLI Combo performs.
X-Micro has launched an innovative new MP3 player that features a color video display: the X-Micro Video MP3 player. The pocket-sized Video MP3 plays videos or displays photos on a crystal clear color OLED display. This device also plays MP3 files, displays lyrics, receives and records FM radio, offers digital voice recording, and serves as
Intel has been unable to keep up with demand for Sonoma, its notebook technology introduced in January. The supply constraints should be fixed by the end of the quarter as the company raises production levels. Intel’s inventory levels were quite volatile in 2004. In the third quarter, Intel announced it would cut back on production
Intel is expected to disclose details about a new and integrated “I/O acceleration technology” for servers during IDF from March 1-3. Intel I/O Acceleration Technology is a hard-based solution that is said to improve the interaction between servers and networking systems by up to 30 percent. The technology is not a standalone or peripheral chip.
Better than expected sales of its two recently released Nvidia nForce4 AMD64 motherboards helped push DFI’s January revenues up 28% sequentially to NT$ 242 million. DFI released the two high-end motherboards – the LANParty NF4 SLI-DR and LANPartyUT NF4 Ultra-D – earlier this year and expected to ship 7,000 units in January, boosting its revenues
Microsoft will recall 14.1 million power cords for its Xbox video game console after a defect gave some users minor singe burns and scorched carpets. The recall covered all Xboxes made for continental Europe before Jan. 13, 2004, and units made for the rest of the world before Oct. 23, 2003. Consoles built after those
GIGABYTE presents the new Neon Cooler 775 and Neon Cooler 8 Series of CPU fansinks that target discerning PC gamers who are looking for exciting visual effects combined with maximum thermal dissipation and quiet operation under extreme conditions. The new coolers build on the extensive feature set of the GIGABYTE Neon Cooler 7 series
TwinMOS announces today the mass production of high capacity Ultra-X SD card. The 66X Ultra high speed with 2GB high capacity SD card offers excellent stability with data protection. In addition to its super capacity at 2GB, TwinMOS 66X Ultra-X SD card allows users to enjoy read speed at 10MB/sec and write speed at 7.9MB/sec.
Samsung has finished work on a prototype DDR3 DRAM memory prototype. The 512-Mbit device, which is due to enter volume production in 2006, operates from a 1.5 volts supply and can transfer data at up to 1,066-Mbits per second. That’s twice as fast as DDR2, which is just coming into the market in volume, and
ASUS today introduced the P5 motherboard series that features complete driver support for the next-generation 64-bit computing architecture. The P5 motherboard series is the reliable platform for Intel 600 series CPU that incorporates EM64T and EIST power saving technologies. With superior engineering capability, ASUS proudly presents the high-quality motherboards to bring advanced system performance, faster
Today we bring you a review of the latest addition to Sapphire’s Toxic family of graphics cards, the Sapphire Radeon X700 Pro Toxic Edition. Using the same Lethal Cooling we saw with the X800 Pro Toxic Edition, does the card have what it takes to outperform the NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT? Come and take a closer
NVIDIA today announced that the Company shipped more than one million NVIDIA nForce4 media and communication processors (MCPs), the industry’s most feature-rich core-logic solutions for AMD64-based computing platforms, since its availability in December 2004. In addition, the demand for NVIDIA nForce4 SLI technology is exceeding the Company’s high expectations, accounting for more than 25 percent
AMD today again displayed the strength of the AMD64 dual-core ecosystem with four dual-core AMD Opteron processor technology demonstrations on existing partner server and workstation platforms at LinuxWorld Boston. Demonstrated systems include a Cray XD1 supercomputer; the HP xw9300 Workstation powered by two dual-core AMD Opteron processors along with NVIDIA SLI dual PCI Express(TM) technology;
AMD, in collaboration with XenSource, today announced that it will port Xen, the leading open-source virtualization package, to AMD64 technology. This industry-first x86-based 64-bit open-source virtualization solution is planned to be available in the first half of 2005. The Xen hypervisor, a high-performance, x86 virtual machine monitor (VMM), enables a single machine to run multiple
SanDisk today introduced the Waterproof(1) USB Drive, a new line of rugged flash drives aimed at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) targeting the health care market. Small enough to be worn all day as a necklace or kept on a key chain, the Waterproof USB Drive will be available to OEM customers in capacities of 64,
SanDisk today announced that it is doubling the current capacity of its popular SanDisk miniSD(TM) card to 1-gigabyte. The miniSD card is used in a growing number of mobile phones with multimedia capabilities such as digital cameras, music players, video recording and playback, games and more. The SanDisk miniSD card includes an adapter allowing it
Intel plans to launch its first dual-core processor in the second quarter of this year followed by Montecito, a dual-core version of its Itanium server chip, and future multicore versions of Pentiums, Xeons and Itaniums that will have up to 32 cores each. But hardware vendors are worried that traditional models for software licenses will
NVIDIA today announced the GoForce 3D 4800, the Company’s newest wireless media processor (WMP), which transforms multimedia performance on mobile devices for an unprecedented portable entertainment experience. This new WMP integrates highly realistic 3D graphics, multi-megapixel still imaging, high-quality video capture and playback that rivals home console gaming systems, digital cameras, and video camcorders. To
Model Model Name Old Price New Price % Drop Athlon 64 Athlon 64 4000+ 729 643 11.8 Athlon 64 3800+ 643 424 34.1 Athlon 64 3700+ 470 329 30 Athlon 64 3500+ 288 272 5.6 Athlon 64 3400+ 238 223 6.3 Athlon 64 3200+ 208 194 6.7 Athlon 64 3000+ 163 149 8.6 Athlon 64
HP plans to unveil on Monday its first blade servers using AMD Opteron processor, as well as a more conventional server and a workstation that use the new chip. HP is expected to offer two dual-Opteron blades, the BL25p with the 2.6GHz Opteron 252 and the BL35p with the 2.4GHz Opteron 250. The BL25p is