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VIA Delivers First Single-Chipset Solution for UMPCs   Continuing VIA's philosophy of "Small is Beautiful", the VIA VX700 chipset ideally complements the VIA C7-M processor to inspire a new generation of PC-phones combining communication, multimedia, and computing   Taipei, Taiwan, July 6 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA VX700 chipset to build on the success of the VIA Ultra Mobile platform in UMPC devices, enabling reduction of mobile form factors by up to 40%.   UMPCs (Ultra Mobile PCs) is an exciting new category of devices that can fit comfortably into a pocket... Read more...
The folks over at X-Bit labs have put the microscope to Nvidia and ATI's new chipset technology. Though ATI has made some steady improvements with their chipset, X-Bit labs finds Nvidia's nForce 590 SLI the more attractive solution at the moment, especially since boards using the chipset are currently available. "The contemporary chipset market has become very much different from what we remember. There are much fewer active players left, and those who are still there offer their solution without any real alternatives to consider. Take for instance, Athlon 64 platform. Thanks to the implementation of integrated memory controller in these AMD processors, the role of chipsets in today's... Read more...
VIA Announces VIA P4M900 DirectX 9 Integrated Graphics Chipset for the Intel Processor Platform VIA P4M900 featuring the VIA Chrome9 IGP core provides powerful new tool for building systems ready for Microsoft Windows Vista Taipei, Taiwan, 30 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA P4M900 chipset featuring the VIA Chrome9 Integrated Graphics Processor core, PCI Express connectivity and DDR2 memory support up to 667MHz for Intel processors, including the latest Intel Core Duo. Leveraging the power of the VIA Chrome9 graphics core with DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 support for high quality... Read more...
None other than Mike Magee himself has posted an interesting bit of news regarding the motherboard chipset market over at The Inquirer. Here, Mike had the opportunity to sit down with ATI's own Dave Orton and discuss where ATI would be in this market down the road. Apparently, ATI believes that only ATI and NVIDIA will be making motherboard chipsets in two years. Although Mike assumed Dave left Intel out as they are a given, Dave Orton makes a statement which certainly seems to indicate otherwise here with, "Only ATI and Nvidia should be in the IGP business,". Being a slow Monday morning, I'll jump start the rumor mill and toss out the idea of Intel conceding... Read more...
The article isn't in english, but the pictures and headline tell most of the story.  It seems that the folks at HKEPC were able to get a Conroe CPU up and running on an entry level AsRock motherboard powered by the aged i865 chipset.  They've got a couple of interesting screenshots and a bit of performance data posted as well.  And yes, that is an AGP slot you're seeing on that motherboard...  ... Read more...
Traditionally a key Fab strictly for ATI's GPU production, Digitimes reports that UMC supposedly has landed an order from NVIDIA to produce 90u GPU's. Although few details regarding the deal are known, this is surely a move on NVIDIA's part to assist in keeping costs down and ensure that there is always enough volume of chipsets in the channel. With TSMC, IBM, and now UMC producing NVIDIA's GPU's it seems as though the company is very well protected against any major shortage or yield issues thanks to the redundancy of their efforts. Hopefully, this means we'll be seeing more volume of parts in stores after they launch.... Read more...
PC Perspective has just posted a review of the EPOX EP-9U1697 GLI motherboard based on the ULI M1697 chipset. Despite being a very low cost board, the ULI chipset can utilize a patch which "unlocks" SLI functionality. Although not officially supported, the benchmark results seem to indicate that everything is working properly making this EPOX board an absolute bargain. After loading the updated BIOS provided by EPoX, my experience with the EP-9U1697 was very smooth. Where it counts, the EP-9U1697 is very impressive - the board performed on equal footing against the competing nForce 4 SLI motherboard... Read more...
VIA Launches First Single-Chip Embedded Chipset, the VIA CX700, at ESC 2006 Ground-breaking high performance all-in-one x86 chipset for ultra compact embedded systems underscores VIA's leadership in x86 miniaturization and integration, garners broad industry support Fremont, California, 4th April 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA CX700 digital media IGP chipset for the VIA C7(R) and Eden(R) processor platforms, the most advanced x86 embedded chipset that integrates all the cutting-edge features of a modern chipset's North and South bridges, including rich video graphics, HD audio, and... Read more...
PC Perspective has posted a very interesting new article which investigates some of the bandwidth limitations for SLI and Crossfire chipsets. With the launch of ATI's Crossfire Xpress 3200 we reviewed here, ATI has made several allegations indicating NVIDIA's SLI technology was at a distinct architectural disadvantage. Ryan puts the marketing aside and walks away with a clear understanding of how the two architectures truly match up.The truth of the matter is that both the NVIDIA NF4 SLI X16 chipset and the ATI XPress 3200 chipset provided enough bandwidth for today's SLI and CrossFire generations, at the least. ATI's attempt to promote their RD580 chipset by showing poor performance numbers... Read more...
NVIDIA has released a Press Release this morning that informs us the company will be demonstrating a new family of nForce 500 chipsets at CeBIT. From the new flagship nForce 590 SLI MCP to the nForce 550 MCP for the mainstream segment, it seems there will be a new chipset for every price-point. The new NVIDIA nForce 500 series of MCPs will offer OEMs, system builders, and end users a compelling platform solution along with a true, dual x16 PCI Express architecture designed to provide the performance, features, and stability that discriminating PC users demand.... Read more...
ATI has been coming on very strong these past few months, bolstering their GPU line-up with a slew of new products, ranging from the entry level Radeon X1300 all the way on up to the flagship Radeon X1900 XTX. The company's well documented execution problems from 2005 are behind them, and they seem to be firing on all cylinders as we near the end of the first quarter of 2006. Their "standard" graphics cards are in good supply, CrossFire enabled motherboards are readily available and coming down in price, and their various CrossFire Master cards are in-stock at quite a few retailers. The company's GPU and chipset divisions have really turned things around, and aren't scrambling to catch... Read more...
In the need for a heavy duty Chipset cooler? JingTing, a little known company, has sent HardwareXL one beast of a cooler. Because of it's size, it might not be compatible with every setup though. "Out of the blue we received a small box containing a new kind of chipset cooler. The company that send it to us goes by the name of "JingTing". I must say I have never heard of them before, but when I took a peek at the content in the box it looked very impressive. If you have a noisy chipset cooler you might want to check out this cooler."... Read more...
SiS Supports AMD Digital Media Vision With Advanced Chipsets For "AMD LIVE!™" Consumer Brand February 14th, 2006 – Taipei – Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) announced today the development of SiS chipsets in cooperation with AMD to support AMD LIVE!™ branded, full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. The chipsets will provide support for AMD LIVE!, helping deliver new home entertainment experiences to consumers for their digital lifestyle. The AMD LIVE! brand now extends to consumers and should help improve digital media PC performance and functionality, as well as changing the way digital entertainment integrates... Read more...
T-Break has supposedly received some information from a reliable source regarding NVIDIA's chipset plans for AMD's upcoming Socket M2 processors. Looking at the breakdown of chipsets, one cannot help but see the remarkable similarities to the current crop of nForce4 chipsets with SLI x16 sitting at the top of the group and the "vanilla" version taking care of the budget crowd. One somewhat interesting note in this information is the bit regarding the SLIx16 part being "very overclockable". C51XE+MCP55PXE: Features 2 x16 SLI slots (total 46 lanes, 9 links) and supports FX and Athlon series of M2 CPUs. Six SATA ports with RAID5,... Read more...
HKEPC Hardware has posted a review of NVIDIA's new Intel chipsets by testing an MSI and Gigabyte motherboard based on the new hardware. Unfortunately, the article is not in English though you can grab your favorite translator if you want to hear what the editor says. Thankfully, the pictures and graphs are universal and should provide you with more than enough information to let you make your own decision regarding NVIDIA's latest and greatest chipsets.... Read more...
Both Anandtech and PC Perspective report that NVIDIA has just launched two new nForce4 chipsets for the Intel platform that will allow it to offer chipsets for the entire market segment. Here, the nForce4 SLI XE will address the performance mainstream segment with the nForce4 Ultra handling the mainstream segment. One of the most visible changes with these MCP's is the lack of the somewhat controversial NVIDIA active-armor networking engine and hardware-accelerated firewall. In return for lacking these features, we finally see the welcomed presence of HD Audio support (Azalia). In the end, it looks as though the Intel platform just received a healthy bust of energy and it will be interesting... Read more...
Good morning all. There's some exciting news coming from NVIDIA today. The company is launching two new chipsets for the Intel platform in an effort to capture some more of the mainstream market. NVIDIA has just announced the nForce 4 SLI XE and nForce 4 Ultra Intel Editions.  Here's a snip from the official PR: New NVIDIA nForce MCPs Bring High Performance, Low-Priced Solutions to Intel PC Market New Top-to-Bottom Solutions Support All Intel Dual-Core CPUs SANTA CLARA, CA—JANUARY 17, 2006—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI XE and NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra media and communications... Read more...
Looks like ATi is gearing up to give NVIDIA a run for their money in the integrated video motherboard chipset space.  X600-like graphics on board; smells like it has HTPC all over it.  The Inq posted the skinny on this yesterday but I was too lazy to snap this up at the time... sincere apologies. Really...The next generation of chipsets will feature a new integrated core with four pixel pipelines and it should be relatively close to the X600 performance. It might end up a little bit slower due to slower memory performance from the integrated memory, but it should be in that range. This new graphic core enslaved in ATI's future chipset should feature all you need for Longhorn, Vista... Read more...
The Inquirer waxes philosophical over NVIDIA's recent cancellation of their C60 nForce IGP for the Intel platform. Given the somewhat questionable solidity of the company's C51 GeForce 6100/6150 chipsets on the AMD front, it is possible that there were a few too many issues with the Intel counterpart. However, it is also entirely possible that the recent acquisition of ULI was largely intended to solve this very problem. If I were to take a shot at this, I'd bet that the Intel chipset costs were a bit too high for the market's liking and that the chipsets resulting from the adoption of ULI will result in cheaper chipsets that see a much higher adoption. Then again, that's just my $0.02.During... Read more...
Well folks, the reviews for Intel's latest CPU and chipset are in, and tonight we have a roundup for your reading pleasure. Enjoy! Intel Pentium EE 955 & 975X Express Chipset Reviews: Viper Lair Legit Reviews Sudhian X-Bit labs PC Perspective LostCircuits FiringSquad And our own take on the subject is right here. ... Read more...
Intel has been relatively quiet over the last eight months or so, since the initial release of the dual-core Pentium Extreme Edition 840 processor back in early April of this year. The company has released an entire line of dual-core 'Pentium D' processors since then, and have also introduced a number of new core logic chipsets as well, including the recently released 975X Express chipset.  However, they've been content to have the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 as their flagship desktop processor for quite some time. Courtesy of its dual Hyper-Threading enabled execution cores, the 3.2GHz Pentium Extreme Edition 840 was a high performing CPU in many multi-threaded applications, but... Read more...
Anandtech has taken a look at the latest and greatest new chipset from ULI for the AMD platform. With nearly all the features of the nForce4 chipset (its main competition) and solid performance to back up those features, the more economical ULI chipset could prove to actually be a great alternative to NVIDIA's chipset. That is, unless you had your heart set on SLI or Crossfire and had any hope of having solid support for it.ULi continues to build some of the most interesting chipsets that we have tested in the AMD market. Unfortunately for ULI, not many manufacturers have been willing to produce new boards with the new ULi chipsets. We understand that the M1697 will see the light of day from... Read more...
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