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VR-Zone has posted a few more details regarding ATI's upcoming R600 family of GPUs.  Still no solid information on final clock speeds, architectural details, etc. Nonetheless, it's still fun to speculate... "ATi briefly mentioned to their partners a 2nd generation Unified Shader Structure and a new hardware Crossfire for R600 family which can be bridgeless yet faster. The retail card is half an inch longer at 9.5" and the OEM/SI version remains the same at 12". It comes with 512-bit memory bus and 1GB DDR4 at more than 2GHz frequency. Core clock remains a mystery as yet." Apparently, the folks at VR-Zone heard some things about the mid-range RV630 GPU as well. You can find information... Read more...
The popular "Extreme" line of Core 2 CPUs is being developed for notebooks that require the bleeding edge in CPU performance for what ever task you can throw at them. It seems mobile gamers of the world can start celebrating. Now if we can only cram some more powerful GPUs in those packages too... Intel is said to be preparing a pair of dual-core Core 2 Extreme processors specifically developed for gamer-friendly notebooks, the first coming in Q2/Q3, the second arriving as a follow-up in Q4. So claim Taiwanese motherboard-maker moles cited by Chinese-language site HKEPC. Codenamed 'Merom XE', the two 65nm parts will contain the usual 4MB of shared L2 cache and operate over an 800MHz... Read more...
Corsair 2GB DDR2-667 SODIMM Memory Modules Bring Performance Enhancement to Notebooks and Mini-PCs -- Designed for current and upcoming Vista-ready platforms, the new ValueSelect SODIMMs provide maximum memory bandwidth to accelerate end-user experience -- FREMONT, CA (January 30, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today unveiled production-ready 2GB DDR2-667 (PC5300) ValueSelectTM SODIMMs. Designed for current generation notebooks and mini-PCs, the new high density SODIMMs allow users to maximize memory bandwidth and minimize performance bottleneck to deliver superior user experience. The Corsair ValueSelect SODIMMs are optimized for Microsoft Windows... Read more...
Sun and Intel Announce Landmark Agreement SAN FRANCISCO , Jan. 22, 2007 - Sun Microsystems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW) and Intel Corporation today announced a broad strategic alliance centered on Intel's endorsement of the Solaris Operating System (OS) and Sun's commitment to deliver a comprehensive family of enterprise and telecommunications servers and workstations based on Intel Xeon processors. The scope of the agreement spans Solaris, Java and NetBeans software and Intel Xeon microprocessors, as well as other Intel and Sun enterprise-class technologies. The alliance also includes joint engineering, design and marketing efforts. As part of today's announcement, Intel is embracing Solaris... Read more...
Hello Everyone! We've just posted a new article at featuring Asus' top-of-the-line Striker Extreme nForce 680i SLI-based motherboard for the Intel platform. Here's a snip from the piece... "Asus has gone above and beyond the call of duty, and has set a new bar for high-end gaming / enthusiast class motherboards. The Striker Extreme is an excellent product overall, and dare we say is a masterpiece due to how well thought out this design is. Once you work with this board for an extended period of time, you can begin to appreciate the work put in by Asus' R&D team -- these guys know what they're doing and have made a motherboard that... Read more...
There are only a few motherboard makers today who don't design boards with the enthusiast in mind. It's been proven that the enthusiast market, as small as it is, gets the most press coverage of any segment of motherboards. Thus, enthusiast markets do have the ability to influence purchases of an entire company's range of motherboards. Unfortunately, motherboards which are truly designed for the enthusiast are few and far between. Sure, it's easy to put some flashy heatsinks and some basic overclocking controls in to try to lure the casual gamer to their brand - but the true enthusiast demands more. Near unlimited access to timing controls, efficient cooling systems, flexible... Read more...
Organizing the world's information is a big job. The Library of Congress has been trying to do it for years. Is Google doing it better, for free? While Google talks to corporations and Wall Street about its desire and means to drive the sky's-the-limit profits to Google shareholder coffers, The Library of Congress reaches out to individuals and organizations for development "support" of "a key resource for an informed electorate." Google Inc.'s $150 billion market cap belies its corporate public serving mission statement. Nevertheless, Google's "philosophy" that "democracy on the web works" combined with its 50%+ search market share leads many to view Google as a public service and expect... Read more...
Siemens AG has more than doubled the speed at which information can be sent over fiber-optic cable. And they did it in the real world; so it actually might translate into something useful almost right away for us poor, content hungry internauts. Siemens said in a statement it had processed data using exclusively electrical means at 107 gigabits per second -- roughly two full DVDs per second -- and sent it over a single optical fiber channel in a 100 mile-long (161-kilometre) U.S. network, the first time outside of a laboratory. I've seen what they watch for entertainment in Europe, and I... Read more...
NVIDIA's two major launches last week marked a significant advancement in both 3D Graphics and PC Motherboard feature-set and performance.  The launch of NVIDIA's G80 GPU with their GeForce 8800 series of graphics cards was the advent of the first truly DX10 capable GPU architecture on the market.  Furthermore, upon its introduction, the nForce 680i SLI was widely acknowledge as the most feature-rich chipset for the Intel Core 2 dual-core and quad-core platforms to date; even more-so than Intel's own P965 and 975X Express chipsets.  In industry speak, there's no question these two launches smacked of PC tech-geek nirvana, not to mention... Read more...
ECS Elitegroup Unleashes PN2 SLI2+ Extreme Motherboard for PC Gamers and Overclocking Enthusiasts   -- Available immediately, the new Extreme motherboard offers a solid platform for anyone building an ultimate gaming PC or an ultra high performance system --   Fremont, CA (November 13, 2006) - Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. (ECS), the world's leading motherboard, notebook and desktop PC manufacturer, today announced the new PN2 SLI2+ Extreme motherboard based on the latest NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI media and communication processor (MCP). Designed for the Intel Core2 platform, PN2 SLI2 Extreme tops every enthusiast's wish list with support for processors with blazing fast 1333GHz Front... Read more...
  ASUS Striker Extreme Motherboard Incorporates Unique Features For Both Easy DIY and Stylish Gaming Taipei, Taiwan, November 9, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Striker Extreme motherboard, which are specifically designed to simplify the DIY process and add style to gaming systems. As the newest member of the popular Republic of Gamers (ROG) series, the nForce 680i SLI-based Striker Extreme supports Intel Quad-Core Processor and Nvidia's Quad-SLI technology, and is ready for the new 1,333MHz FSB specification. Made for gamers and tweakers, the ASUS motherboard provides the power needed for smooth video and extreme performance.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Stepping back to look at who has the largest market share in the chipset sector for AMD socket AM2 processors, it's clear who is on top and who is not.  Take virtually any major motherboard manufacturer and see what they have to offer and in most cases, NVIDIA chipset solutions are going to dominate the product list.  It's a little ironic when you take into account the merger between AMD and ATI, but it's a safe assumption that AMD and ATI will be working to level the playing field in the near future as they work on their roadmap product offering together. Today, however, ATI does have a chipset designed for the AM2 processor line, which brings competitive performance... Read more...
Intel and Micron Announce Advancements in NAND Flash Memory Joint Venture SANTA CLARA, Calif., and BOISE, Idaho, Nov. 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation and Micron Technology Inc., today announced they are ahead of schedule on their development of the NAND flash memory joint venture, IM Flash Technologies. Since the formation of IM Flash in January, the companies have brought online a state-of-the-art 300 millimeter (mm) NAND fabrication facility in Manassas, Virginia, and a Lehi, Utah, 300mm facility is on track to be in production early next year. The venture also currently produces NAND memory through existing capacity at Micron's Boise, Idaho, fabrication facilities.  READ MORE...... Read more...
Is this a good or bad development for Microsoft? Novell? Linux? Certainly it is a power grab for Microsoft. After years of discounting open-source alternatives, Microsoft finally admits Linux is not only for real, but that they need to work with it. And what better way than to align with one of the top corporate distributions? And as an added bonus, the two companies will work on compatibility, mentioning specifically Novell developing code to support Microsoft's Office Open XML in OpenOffice. Microsoft will push SUSE. OK, so it is wonderful for Novell. This move instantly makes SLES (SUSE Linux Enterprise Server) the Linux of choice for any company that's already invested in Windows.... Read more...
Hello All. Here we are, less than 4 months after the release of their excellent Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme processors, and Intel is ready with a new animal -- a quad-core processor dubbed the Core 2 Extreme QX6700. We've taken the new QX6700 and put it through the wringer with a barrage of multi-threaded tests. Here's a quote from the piece... "Today Intel is officially launching a new Quad-Core processor, formerly known by the company's internal code name, "Kentsfield". Kentsfield is the direct result of Intel's immense manufacturing and process technology prowess. Based on the company's 65nm manufacturing process, one of the very few fabs of its kind in high volume production at... Read more...
To say this year has been a bit of a whirl-wind adventure would be an immense understatement.  We've seen Intel move from a back-seat position versus the Athlon 64 X2 with their Pentium D architecture, to commanding virtually all of the lime-light as of late with Core 2 Duo, not to mention running away with nearly all of the performance benchmark wins. If 2006 was the year of the dual-core CPU, then Intel left its mark deep in PC processor history as probably the biggest come-back story the industry has ever seen.  Core 2 Duo's steep volume ramp in the market was also indicative of the success of the new processor, which was marked as the strongest in the company's... Read more...
The tech world's latest legal case is between two very big companies. IBM, with its enormous cache of patents, has filed suit against Amazan.com over its use of five patents that IBM claims as their own: US 5,796,967 - Presenting Applications in an Interactive Service. US 5,442,771 - Storing Data in an Interactive Network. US 7,072,849 - Presenting Advertising in an Interactive Service. US 5,446,891 - Adjusting Hypertext Links with Weighted User Goals and Activities. US 5,319,542 - Ordering Items Using an Electronic Catalogue. As the article points out though, some of these patents have been around for some time. So there's still some question as to wether they'll hold up in court... Read more...
When you think of "discovery," you think of new inventions. But there's another kind; people using existing technology and hardware in new and interesting ways. HotHardware readers are constantly innovating with existing hardware -- you magnificent overclocking techies you. What could you accomplish with about $100,000 and a trip to Best Buy and Circuit City? Well, these two computer engineers came up with a super high resolution 27 foot wide display. Christopher Jaynes and Stephen Webb, two computer engineers in Lexington, Ky., have created a video projection system that they believe could improve everything from outdoor advertising to home entertainment. Their technology will... Read more...
Microsoft's Vista OS is going to almost instantly transform the market for all things OS, if the market share of all the other Windows operating systems is anything to go by. Businesses like Symantec and McAfee have made tidy little businesses out of protecting people from holes in Windows security. Well, they think they've been frozen out of a chance to offer virus and firewall protection for Vista, and they don't like it. And they took a full page ad out in The Financial Times to say so: McAfee, Symantec (SYMC.O: Quote, Profile, Research) and other security software companies argue Microsoft's new Vista operating system will make... Read more...
Intel gave access to quad-core Kentsfield-based systems to select members of the press yesterday at IDF.  Today the embargo has been lifted on a preview of performance numbers with the new 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor.  HotHardware: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6800 quad-core performance Preview Discuss Digg To Share... Read more...
  Though we're running the risk of sounding a bit platitudinal, this is definitely the IDF moment we're sure many of you have been waiting for.  We've reported to you on Intel's various technology announcements and architectural initiatives over the past few days.  And, from what we could garner from our sessions with Intel at this fall's IDF, the company certainly has a lot of bleeding-edge technology on tap that by all rights should dramatically affect the computing industry landscape for years to come. We've heard from both sides of the fence, nearly all year long, that the age of the multi-core processor is upon us and multi-threaded applications... Read more...
AMD Announces Strategic Agreement with Founder Technology, Second Largest PC Provider in China BEIJING - Sept. 28, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Founder Technology today announced an agreement to offer Founder customers a range of systems based on AMD64 processors, which are recognized for their innovation and performance-per-watt leadership.   Founder, China's second largest PC provider and the seventh largest global desktop PC provider, expects to launch AMD64 processor-based desktop PCs throughout China in early October 2006. The sales agreement will begin with desktop systems and expand to cover both the notebook and the server markets in the near future.  READ MORE...... Read more...
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