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Keats must have had a vision of the new Estari notebook when he wrote "A thing of beauty is a joy forever". "Today's announcement that Estari, Inc. ( https://www.Estari.com ) is accepting orders for their new model of the patented Dual Screen(TM) Laptop Computer will revolutionize the way professionals do work outside the office. Study after study shows the efficiency of using two monitors on the desktop. Now computer users can have the same efficiency when they need to do work in a mobile environment." While 15" monitors are a great starting point, I have a feeling major players like Alienware and VicousPC are going to up the ante way past dual 17" with dizzying speed if... Read more...
OCZ Technology Unveils High-Speed, PC2-6400 4GB Dual Channel Kits designed to specifically address the needs of Gamers taking advantage of DirectX 10 Sunnyvale, CA - February 5, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the PC2-6400 Gold Edition 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. These new modules are optimized for perfect compatibility for extreme gamers transitioning their high-performance systems from Microsoft Windows(R) XP to VistaTM. These new 800MHz modules are the ultimate upgrade for gamers taking advantage of the feature-rich, yet demanding operating system. As part of OCZ's Gold series, the PC2-6400... Read more...
OCZ Technology Launches 4GB Dual Channel Memory Kits and Complete Memory Lineup for Vista Systems Sunnyvale, CA - January 30, 2007 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced their Vista Value Upgrade series which includes the highly anticipated 4GB (2x2048MB) dual channel kit. The new lineup of memory is optimized for perfect compatibility for those transitioning from Microsoft Windows XP to Vista. OCZ is dedicated to providing memory solutions for the latest industry milestones, and the Vista launch is the ideal platform for OCZ to provide a necessary system component for all Vista advocates. The OCZ Vista Upgrade... Read more...
Marco and I are just back from CES and while we're a little weary from all the walking and a red-eye flight from hell back to the east coast, we're on the mend, thankfully.   We had some behind-close-doors time with the folks at Sapphire and got to take a look at some of their new products not yet released to market.  One that caught our particular interest was their dual GPU Radeon X1950 Pro Dual card that utilizes a pair of X1950 Pro GPUs on a single card CrossFire setup.  Check it out.  Though it is a monster design, it's pretty impressive.    In addition, the card also employs a full 512MB per GPU for a total of 1GB per card.... Read more...
There has been a lot of news lately on Set Top Box (STB) System-on-Chip (SoCs) and dual High Definition (HD) mode devices, you can read more here, here and here. The latest news is a dual format, HD DVD/Blu-Ray decoder chip to be manufactured at 65nm for STBs. TMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), the world's leading supplier of ICs for TV Set-Top Boxes (STBs)*, today announced a new dual-video-stream high-definition (HD) decoder chip, the STi7200, intended for STBs, digital video recorders (DVRs) and DVD players. This very highly integrated System on Chip supports both HD DVD and Blu-ray formats, in addition to high-definition satellite and cable... Read more...
While the format wars rage on, many different solutions are being proposed. The latest is a disk that Time Warner will announce next week at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Total HD movies will carry movies that can be played on high-definition DVD players that use technology backed by Sony Corp.'s Blu-ray format, as well as players using Toshiba Corp.-backed HD-DVD format. The competing formats have been blamed for hindering sales of high-definition movies and players, with consumers recalling the bruising war between Sony Corp.'s Betamax videotape and JVC's VHS version. JVC is owned by Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd.... Read more...
Not long ago, when we reviewed MSI's GeForce 7600 GT, the closest ATI-based competitor available was the Radeon X1600 Pro.  It was far from an apples-to-apples comparison from a technical standpoint, however.  While both models sported the same number of Pixel and Vertex Shaders and had similar prices, the X1600 Pro's performance was hampered by fewer ROPs and DDR2 memory which was clocked significantly lower that the GeForce 7600GT's GDDR3 complement. With the recent release of the Radeon X1650 Pro, however, ATI now offers a card that matches up better to the GeForce 7600 GT, with faster GDDR3 memory and a higher GPU clock speed. The question remains,... Read more...
Cray XT4 Supercomputer Debuts With Petascale Capability Significant Backlog of Large Orders System Built on Cray XT Infrastructure Represents a Milestone for Cray's Adaptive Supercomputing Vision... SEATTLE, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- November 13, 2006 -- Cray Inc. (NASDAQ: CRAY) today announced the availability of its next-generation massively parallel processing (MPP) system, the Cray XT4TM supercomputer. The powerful new supercomputer, previously code-named "Hood," is designed to easily and efficiently scale to a peak performance of more than one petaflops (1,000 trillion floating-point operations per second). The Cray XT4 supercomputer debuts with several large system orders announced... Read more...
HIS delivers the HIS X1950XT 2x Dual Link DVI VIVO 512MB Hong Kong, Thursday, Nov 3, 2006 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1950XT 2x Dual Link DVI VIVO 256MB card, a radically new 3D performance architecture technology delivers superior image quality. HIS X1950XT 2x Dual Link DVI VIVO 256MB card delivers 12% faster then award winning X1900XT. Its powered by the new ultra-threaded engine for unparalleled shader performance and optimized the latest Shader Model 3.0, which is built for shader intensive games of today. HIS X1950XT supports full HD video(1080p) with HDCP support, featuring new 8 channels ultra high speed GDDR3 memory and Ring Bus memory controller, It's... Read more...
OCZ Technology Expands Popular SD Dual Product Line to Now Offer 133X Speeds Sunnyvale, CA - October 30, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the addition of high-speed 133X parts to the cutting-edge OCZ Secure DigitalTM "Dual" Series. The new memory cards will offer a solution for enthusiasts who not only seek the convenience of USB port access, but require high speeds for their digital cameras and electronics. "To meet the demand of the latest generation of more advanced SD based digital cameras, OCZ expands our top selling SD Dual lineup with new 133X speed cards," commented Alex Mei, VP of Marketing... Read more...
Vista ViewTM LLC introduces the Saber 2020tm dual analog PCIe tuner card (PRWEB) October 3, 2006 -- Vista ViewTM introduces the Saber 2020 TM TV Tuner card. This card fills the need for a high quality dual analog PCIe TV tuner that Media Center enthusiasts have been waiting for. The Saber 2020TM is a multi-system analog card able to tune NTSC/PAL/SECAM making it usable virtually everywhere in the world. The Saber 2020 TM uses the industries most advanced hardware encoder to provide a much clearer picture with a color true picture. The technical advances translate to an improved picture quality for the user. The Saber 2020 TM is a low profile board and includes both a full height and a low profile... Read more...
Anandtech has posted an interesting bit of news from IDF regarding the highly anticipated upcoming title Alan Wake and its apparent need for a dual-core CPU or better. Used as a demonstration to showcase the power of Intel's new quad-core CPU's, the exceptionally detailed game was actually running no less than five independent threads. Most surprising was the fact that using the Havoc physics engine, 80% of an entire core from the quad-core CPU in the test system was being dedicated strictly to physics. For all of the skeptics wondering why the industry was excited about quad-core processors, it appears as though Remedy and Intel have made a strong statement. Beyond Alan... Read more...
New High-End Intel Server Processors Expand Performance Leadership Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series Intro Continues 'Summer of Servers' Push SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 29, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled eight new Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 series processors designed for multi-processor servers. Previously codenamed "Tulsa," the Dual-Core Intel Xeon processor 7100 series delivers on key requirements to support the demands of enterprise applications: top performance and reliability. The processor family also includes lower-power, 95 watt options that reduce associated energy costs. The Dual-Core Intel Xeon 7100 processor series offers up to twice the performance1 and nearly three... Read more...
New Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processor Doubles Performance, Reduces Power Consumption Aggressive Growth in Itanium Hardware and Software Solutions Deliver Mission Critical Computing Freedom SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today unveiled five new products in the Dual-Core Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 Processor 9000 series. Previously codenamed "Montecito," the new processors are designed for the most sophisticated high-end computing platforms in the world. They double the performance and lower energy requirements, improving performance per watt by 2.5 times compared to existing, single-core versions. All server-maker members of the Itanium Solutions Alliance (ISA)... Read more...
As power users, we'd all love to own one, or perhaps even two, of today's latest and greatest graphics cards. But wanting to own the best and having the means to do so are two totally different things.  Lucky for us, there are usually a multitude of products that fall in just behind the top-of-the-line that tend to offer similar features and only marginally lower performance for a more palatable price. The product we'll be looking at today, the HIS Radeon X1900 XT IceQ3, falls into this category. As its name implies, the HIS Radeon X1900 XT IceQ3 is powered by ATI's X1900 XT GPU. But unlike an ATI built card, HIS' model sports a custom cooling apparatus that not only... Read more...
If you've ever thought about adding a TV tuner to your PC, Digital Trends has the scoop on NVIDIA's relatively new DualTV MCE Tuner this evening.  This is a killer tuner than can record one channel, while you're watching another. Our man Jeff took one for a spin a few weeks ago too and really liked it. Our review is available here if you want a little more detail on the product. "The DualTV MCE from NVIDIA is an analog dual TV tuner that transforms a Windows XP machine into a PVR. With dual tuners built-in, you can record two different TV shows simultaneously, while watching a third, previously recorded show. Or, if you'd like to use the first tuner to pause and rewind live... Read more...
There is a very good write up posted at GamePC evaluating Intel's new 5000 series dual-core Xeon processors.  GamePC tested the new CPUs with Intel's new chipsets and FB-DIMM memory as well. "Today at GamePC, we've decided to take a thorough look at Intel's new dual-core Xeon 5000-series processors. These chips, based on their new "Demspey" core architecture, are Intel's second attempt at a dual-core Xeon design. At peak clock speeds of 3.73 GHz with 2 MB of cache per core, all manufactured on a 65nm process, their results this time appear to be far more successful. We test these new Xeons against AMD's fastest dual-core Opterons in workstation/server environments, along with tests... Read more...
The folks over at X-Bit labs take their time demystifying the inner workings of dual-core architecture in their latest article. Using some clever benchmarking techniques, they aim to compare data transfer rates between AMD and Intel's dual core CPUs. "The processors are working with data that are read from system memory to be modified and then written back. Data are cached in the CPU for faster processing, but more than one processor may request the same data in a multiprocessor system. This is not a problem if both the processors are just reading data, because they are both provided the most recent valid copy from system RAM. But if one of the processors modifies the data, the data are first... Read more...
Hello everyone.  We just wanted to let you all know that we've posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of NVIDIA's recently announced DualTV MCE TV/FM-Tuner card.  Those of you that are in the market for a new tuner for a Windows Media Center based PC will want to check this one out.  ... Read more...
With the advent of Windows XP Media Center Edition, a whole new playing field was created to help advance the relationship between multimedia and the PC.  Designed solely for use in OEM systems at first, Windows XP Media Center Edition helped open the door for OEMs to create PCs with an increased emphasis on all things multimedia.  Integrating a slick, easy to follow interface along with PVR like functionality, user's could build their entire entertainment system with a Windows XP MCE based PC tying it all together.  From a single system, users could upload images, pause, rewind and record live TV, author custom videos and DVDs and more, all from one location.... Read more...
For multi-card support, ATI has CrossFire. Nvidia, on the other hand, has SLI. But that's not all, S3 has MultiChrome. In their latest review, The Tech Report gets a couple of Chrome S27 GPU's for testing, putting them up against Nvidia's GeForce 6600GT(both single card and SLI). S3 has made some good progress with their GPU technology, but can two Chrome S27s really play a game like F.E.A.R.? "The basic graphics architecture of the Chrome S27 is fairly conventional. The GPU has four vertex shader units and eight pixel shader processors, but only four texturing units and four render back ends capable of turning a fragment... Read more...
New NVIDIA(R) Dual-Analog TV Tuner Turns PCs Into Home Entertainment Centers SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 5, 2006— NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today introduced the NVIDIA DualTV tuner, the first TV tuner for PCs to offer two TV tuners on a single card with comprehensive personal video recording functionality, unique MediaSqueeze™ disk space saving technology, and support for the Microsoft(R) Windows(R) XP Media Center Edition (MCE) operating system. The NVIDIA DualTV tuner is available immediately for $169 USD. from the NVIDIA Store Web site at store.nvidia.com. With its unique two-tuner technology, the NVIDIA... Read more...
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