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Intel used the backdrop of the Game Developers Conference currently taking place in San Francisco to make a handful of interesting announcements that run the gamut from low-power technologies to ultra-high-end desktop chips. In addition to outing a number of upcoming processors—from an Anniversary Edition Pentium to a monster 8-core Haswell-E—Intel also announced a new technology dubbed Ready Mode. Intel described Ready Mode as a “capability that takes advantage of new power-saving states in Intel’s 4th gen Core desktop processor, combined with software and board level optimizations, which enable OEM desktop computers that are instantly ready and always connected while... Read more...
Intel and Nvidia announced today that they've resolved their legal problems thanks to a new, six-year cross-licensing agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Intel will pay Nvidia $1.5 billion dollars in five annual installments beginning on January 18. As part of the agreement, the two companies have renounced all previous legal claims, including claims related to possible breaches of the previous five year contract. "This agreement ends the legal dispute between the companies, preserves patent peace and provides protections that allow for continued freedom in product design," said Doug Melamed, Intel senior vice president and general counsel. "It also enables the companies to focus their... Read more...
NVIDIA is the sort of company that can and will capitalize on opportunities quickly, whether it be market or product related, or something as simple as logistics.  As such, in traditional fashion, with the huge insurgence of press and media swooping down on the never-ending sensory overload that is the city of Las Vegas and the CES show, NVIDIA took the opportunity to arrange an editor's day just prior to the opening day of CES.  With a venue like this and a captive audience to boot it's a proverbial no-brainer and so we convened at the New York-New York hotel and casino for an update from virtually every product group at NVIDIA. If you've been spending some time here at HotHardware,... Read more...
According to a report on the Digitimes website, NVIDIA is planning to launch a few new chipsets for the AMD platform complete with next-gen IGPs and PCI Express 2.0 support."The chipset will come out in two versions, the high-end MCP72XE and the mainstream MCP72P, both support HyperTransport 3.0 and upcoming AMD Phenom processors. The MCP72XE will adopt a two chip design and has 35 PCI Express lanes with PCI Express 2.0 support, and is cable of dual 16x or quad 8x SLI modes. The MCP72P will adopt a single chip design and has 18 PCI Express Lanes. Although the chipset also supports PCI Express 2.0 it only supports a dual 8x SLI mode."A late November or early December release date is mentioned... Read more...
Intel’s Centrino (Santa Rosa) mobile chipsets, the GM965 and GL960s, and Intel's G35 integrated graphics chipset, which are all scheduled for launch in Q3 of 2007, will not be granted DX10 support until Q1 of 2008. Originally, the G35 chipset was supposed to come with DX10 support at its commencement. However, due to DX10 driver delays, Intel now has a new agenda, which is to release DX10 (alpha) in Q4 of 2007, and the final version in early 2008.... Read more...
Intel Introduces '3-Series' Chipsets at Computex 'Extreme' Laptops, Joint Effort on Education Mobile PCs for Children also Unveiled TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 -- In his opening keynote at the Computex computer trade show, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney unveiled the new Intel 3 Series Chipset family along with several other technology plans that surround the company's popular Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors for home and business PC users. The products enable a number of innovative features for today's PCs such as greater PC performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies that help... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Intel's PM96 and GM965 chipsets for the upcoming Santa Rosa platform are on track and aligned with the scheduled March 2007 debut. As Intel's fourth-generation of the wildly popular Centrino platform, "Santa Rosa" brings a host of new performance features such as an 800MHz FSB as well as DX10-caliber integrated graphics. Notebook vendors and mobile enthusiasts alike are waiting for this new platform with baited breath so it is certainly a positive bit of news to hear the wait is almost over. The timely introduction of the PM965/GM965 chipsets would enable the chip giant to launch the Santa Rosa... Read more...
For the past few years, Intel's desktop processors have been playing second fiddle to AMD's Athlon 64 in a number of ways. Both single and dual-core variants of the Athlon 64 have been at the top of most benchmark charts essentially since their introduction, and AMD's processors have been more energy efficient as well.  Conversely, since the introduction of the Prescott core, Intel's processors have earned a somewhat notorious reputation for running hot and consuming more than their fare share of power. This scenario has played out since September of 2003, when AMD first released the Athlon 64 FX-51. But it all ends today. A while back Intel announced that they would be abandoning... 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...
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...
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...
Hey guys, here's your first dose of news for the day. If your not interested in anything that ATI, Intel, or AMD has to offer, then how about taking a look at the "iPod Shuffle Killer", the Samsung YP-T7X. Enjoy! ULI M1695 chipset @ t-break "Today, we take a look at the ULi M1695 chipset for the AMD platform that should not only work well for system integrators but also for end-users in the process of upgrading their systems. Paired with the ULi M1567 Southbridge, the platform provides something ULi calls TGi- Triple Graphics Interface that allows simultaneous support for a PCI-E x16, an AGP 8X and a PCI graphics cards on the same motherboard." ATI All in Wonder X800XT AGP... Read more...
Good morning everyone.  We're starting off the weekend with some news out of ATI and SiS.  ATI is unveiling the Radeon XPRESS 200 with DX9 and DDR2 support.  SiS follows that up with the release of their latest AMD64 PCI Express chipset, the SiS761GX.  We close things out with a NEC DVD 16X Dual-Layer Drive and more news from CEBIT regarding ATI.  And we thought it was going to be a quiet Friday morning! ATI Launches Industry's Most Powerful DirectX 9 Integrated Chipset for Intel Platforms RADEON XPRESS 200 for Intel delivers unparalleled onboard DirectX 9 graphics performance and support for next-generation DDR2 667 memory ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY) (NASDAQ:ATYT),... Read more...
Good morning HotHardware fans! If you take a look at the top of the page, you'll notice that we've just posted a new preview of VIA's PT894 and PT880 Pro chipsets for Intel's LGA775 processors. We've got information regarding VIA's plans for these chipsets, along with some benchmarks from a pair of reference motherboards powered by the PT894 and PT880 Pro. Click here and take a look...... Read more...
Using the sheer number of "NVIDIA vs. ATi" articles posted on-line or published in every popular computer magazine as a gauge, it would be easy to surmise that these two rivals battled each other for dominance in the desktop 3D graphics space alone.  Numerous head-to-head comparisons between NVIDIA's GeForce 6 series and ATi's Radeon X800 series line of video cards are published constantly.  And each company has since amassed a loyal following.  Point your browser to any number of public forums, and you'll see just how allegiant their fans can be.  Staunch NVIDIA and ATi users debate more feverishly than an auditorium filled with an equal number of conservative Republicans... Read more...
When AMD's Athlon 64 was initially introduced, all of the major players in the core logic chipset  business immediately jumped on board, and introduced, or released, full-featured chipsets for the new processor.  And although SiS, ALi, VIA and NVIDIA all had similar Athlon 64 chipsets on their respective road maps, it was VIA and NVIDIA who ended up truly dominating the segment.  VIA's K8T800 and NVIDIA nForce 3 150 Pro locked horns back then, and the battle has raged on ever since.  NVIDIA and VIA essentially fought to a draw on the Socket 754 platform, with each chipset garnering its share of fans, but on the Socket 940 platform the K8T800 was declared the "best"... Read more...
Good morning, is everyone doing okay?  I sure hope so!  Unfortunately, I was unable to jump on the editor yesterday due to Fathers Day celebrations with two sets of families.  But, I would like to take this time to personally wish all the Dad's out there a belated Happy Fathers Day.  With a few of HH's very own sporting crumb-snatchers, and maybe a few in the not so distant future (going to get beat for that), I surely know the compassion that these guys put forth year round.  Davo for example.  Besides running the show around here, he has an intensive day job.  *Shakes Head* I don't know how that boy can work two jobs, take TKD, coach a team and still... Read more...
Good Morning All, Intel lets fly with their new i925X and i915 chipsets today, along with a couple of LGA775 based P4's to go with them.  PCI Express, DDR2 and a host of other new goodies are on the bench at HotHardware.com. Have a look at all this new good stuff, right here!... Read more...