Items tagged with CEL

While browsing through the Yahoo Financial forums for ATI and NVIDIA, I stumbled across this interesting post. Here, someone claims that NVIDIA is currently working with Sony to develop a graphics card that features both an NVIDIA GPU as well as a Cell processor. Obviously, if this rumor has any substance to it the Cell processor would not have the same number of SPE's as the CELL in Playstation 3. Regardless, could this be a hint at a lucrative way of handling physics on the graphics card? Rumor is that Nvidia and Sony will make an integrated video card with a Cell processor and Nvidia graphics chip combined... Read more...
It's highly unlikely that cell phones will give you brain cancer, but that still doesn't mean the little devices are harmless. A few reports of exploding cell phone batteries have circulated around the web in the past couple of years, which is more the result of poor battery usage rather than a design flaw. "Several phone battery explosions have been registered in the last two years. Most of them were caused by Motorola devices with counterfeit batteries. In the United States at least 83 people were burned from cell phone battery explosions during this period. Most caused by inadequate use of batteries and recharges, according to the... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that their sources are indicating the yields for Sony's upcoming CELL processor are "horrible". Serving as the foundation for the highly anticipated Playstation 3 gaming console, these rumors of poor yields are disconcerting to say the least. With an estimated arrival of November and tens, if not hundreds of thousands of gamers waiting in line to purchase it, the Playstation 3 could be in serious trouble. Then again, this could just be an ugly rumor meant to strike fear in the hearts of Sony fans worldwide. Per usual, time will tell. The problem is that IBM and Sony designed the chip for some... Read more...
You think your broadband connection is fast? Think again.  Internet 2's network is getting revamped with a huge backbone that'll be able to pump some serious data, for use in high-bandwidth experiments.  Computerworld has some of the specifics posted in this article. "Internet2's network is growing up. That was one of the key topics discussed Tuesday at the group's Spring Member Meeting in Arlington, Virginia. The research group is phasing out its Abilene network after about seven years of service with a big backbone that will support 10 10Gbps Lambdas, says Douglas Van Houweling, president and CEO of Internet2. Internet2 is... Read more...
Intel, Red Hat Launch Global Solution Acceleration Program Program Provides Customers with Tools and Technical Data to Help Accelerate and Optimize Advanced Linux Solutions LINUXWORLD, Boston, April 4, 2006 – Intel Corporation and Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced the creation of a global program to help customers plan for, accelerate and optimize their deployments of Linux solutions. The program will be the first of its kind for Linux solutions development, initially focused on developing and disseminating tools for virtualization of enterprise computing. "The Red Hat and Intel Solution Acceleration Program will give... Read more...
The 3GSM World Congress 2006 is around, showcasing everything mobile, and Hardware Zone is ready with the first part of their event coverage. How bout them cell phones? "It's that time of year again where we pay a visit to the mobile mecca, the 3GSM World Congress. This is where deals are made and technologies are shown off, but more interestingly are the new mobile phones that were showcased. In our first part, we take a look at Nokia, Motorola & Sony Ericsson pavilions."... Read more...
Beyond3D recently made some rather disturbing comments in regards to ATI's R520-based flagship notebook GPU. Apparently, ATI is caught between a rock and a hard place with regards to launching a highly-clocked R520 part when R580 parts will likely be available in the very near future. Regardless, a mobile R580 part would still need to be qualified leaving the high-end desktop replacement notebook market wide open for NVIDIA and its GeForce Go 7800 GPU's for a large chunk of time.Still left off the list, though, is any type of high end product intended for DTR / mobile gamer platforms. M58 was scheduled to be ATI's next high end notebook graphics chip, expect to be based on R520, and indeed this... Read more...
Worthy of HardwareZone's 'Most Innovative Product' Award, the ExcelStor GSTor Plus GP1080 is an excellent hard drive with some great features. What are these features? Encryption, Password Protection, and Instant Backup Rollback, which is bound to delight business owners. "Overall, the GStor Plus is an interesting piece of hardware that should not be taken lightly. Although its performance was lacking and will cost users anywhere between 30-50% more, its unique features pretty much made up for its shortcomings and price. The drive could certainly be improved further and we would love to see it adopt the newer SATA interface as IDE is now on... Read more...
This kind of problem has reared it's ugly head from time to time. As some of you may recall, AMD started locking the multiplier of their mainstream CPUs, after they claimed people were remarking them and selling them as a different CPU, at a higher price. This is a bit different though, with Celerons being remarked as a Pentium 4."Shenzhen Chuanghui Electronics Co. isn't shy about offering remarked Intel Corp. processors for sale: The company is openly selling them through a major Chinese Web site and brags that its remarked Pentium 4 chips look just like the real thing."... Read more...
Intel Launches High-Performance 90-Nanometer Multi-Level-Cell Nor Flash Memory For Multimedia Handsets SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 17, 2005 – Intel Corporation today announced it is shipping in volume the industry's first 90-nanometer (nm) multi-level cell (MLC) NOR flash memory device. The new Intel StrataFlash(R) Cellular Memory (M18) delivers faster performance, higher density and lower power consumption than the previous 130nm version to meet the increasing demand for feature-rich cell phones equipped with cameras, color screens, Web browsing and video. "Flash memory is one of the driving technologies in enabling the next generation of cell phone applications," said Darin Billerbeck,... Read more...
Football season is back! Tonight, the New England Patriots squared off against the Oakland Raiders in Foxboro stadium, kicking off the 2005 season. If you didn't get a chance to watch the game, you missed out. The first half was pretty close, with both teams getting to the end zone and making some excellent plays. But as in usual Patriots fashion, the second half belonged to the home team. The Raiders were plagued by penalties, and the Patriots took advantage of that. Combine that with some great defense, they were able suppress Oakland and claim the 30-20 victory. Now enough of that, time for the tech... HIS X800XL IceQ II TURBO: A more affordable, outstanding performance! HIS brings you the... Read more...
Good morning everyone :)  With a cold still floating around my head and my feel-good pills wearing off, I figure this is a perfect opportunity to server up some piping hot juice. So, go grab a glass and settle in.  Here is another serving of news...  EE Times Article: AMD tips 'Pacifica' and 'Presidio' processors for '06 "Advanced Micro Devices Inc. on Friday (Nov. 12) disclosed its new microprocessor roadmap, including the introduction of the "Pacifica" and "Presidio" processors for the 2006 time frame."  Fifa 2005 @ TrustedReviews "One area where FIFA really batters its rival, however, is online play. With FIFA 2005 EA is already fine tuning... Read more...
Hey folks, welcome back.  We're winding down the work week and ringing in the weekend here at HH.  It looks like we're not the only ones as the hardware reviewage is a little lite this morning.  Don't fret, we have a lot on tap for you, so be patient, we've got a nice line-up coming your way soon: LiteOn 8x DVD±R/ 4X ±RW SOHW-812S @ Bjorn3D: "Isn't it amazing to look where we are today with optical storage? It was not long ago when my Philips 2x CDRW drive was 'hot,' and the true proof of what a hardware geek I was. True, it took 30 minutes to burn a CD, and if you sneezed at the computer while it was burning, you got a coaster, but so what? I could burn baby burn! Today,... Read more...
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