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X-Bit Labs reports that NVIDIA's CEO is indicating that the company will likely have a mobile variant of the new G80 architecture ready for the launch of both Windows Vista and Intel's new Centrino Pro platform in January 2007. An interesting tidbit from the article is the possibility that NVIDIA might make the upcoming GPU's exclusive to the Centrino Pro platform. Doing so would certainly make life easier for Intel, as they'll be trying to convince consumers to opt for the new platform and not for an earlier Napa-based model. "Santa Rosa notebooks are DirectX 10 notebooks. They are Vista, DX10, Blu-ray disk, high-definition video notebooks. And we are the only supplier of DX10... Read more...
NVIDIA and TSMC Celebrate New Milestone: 500 Million Processors SANTA CLARA, CA AND HSINCHU, TAIWAN - OCTOBER 24, 2006 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Inc. (TSE: 2330, NYSE: TSM) today celebrated the shipment of the 500 millionth processor designed by NVIDIA and manufactured by TSMC. These processors--which include NVIDIA GeForce(R) GPUs (graphics processing units) and NVIDIA nForce(R) MCPs (media and communications processors)--were created on 2.6 million eight-inch equivalent wafers.  READ MORE...... Read more...
The RIAA has launched a fresh wave of 8000 lawsuits against alleged file-sharers world wide. This brings the total to more than 18,000 in the US and another 13,000 world wide.  In this most recent wave 17 countries were affected, including Brazil, Poland, and Mexico which had previously avoided lawsuits.  The music industry claims they loose billions of dollars annually to music piracy and is determined to set an example by filing civil and criminal suits to stomp it out. To date approximately 2300 people have settled these suits in amounts averaging $3,000. LONDON (Reuters) - The music industry has launched a fresh wave... Read more...
Astek sends word of their new "Low Cost  Liquid Cooling" solutions targeted at the Digital Home SSF PC... Digital Home PC made silent by new OEM liquid cooling solution Intel Developer Forum, San Francisco, September 26th, 2006. Despite the arrival of multi-core CPUs with lower overall power consumption, system level thermal management faces increasing noise challenges. Consumers are displaying clear preferences for diversified and, especially, smaller form factors why the future use of traditional heatsink and heatpipe coolers will be possible only with significant tradeoffs on either noise or performance.    At Asetek's IDF stand (booth # 106) the Low Cost Liquid... Read more...
NVIDIA has yet to respond to the lawsuit filed by Scanner Technologies, in which they claim NVIDIA sold products based on a 3D BGA inspection system, used to ensure product reliability. Along with seeking undisclosed damages, Scanner Technologies is also going after preliminary and permanent injunctions, as well legal fees and court fees. "The complaint alleges that nVidia has sold and/or is presently selling throughout the United States infringing BGA devices that are covered by one or more claims of the Scanner Patents. The complaint also alleges that nVidia has induced others to infringe. These BGA devices are a component in graphics cards,... Read more...
New Half-Life 2 Trailer Available New footage from the second installment in Valve's first episodic trilogy is now available. In addition to revealing a little more about where the trilogy leads after Freeman's time in City 17, Trailer2 shows off the Cinematic Physics system enabled in the Source Engine by Gray Horsfield and others at Valve for Episode Two. Half-Life 2: Episode Two is targeted for release in Q1 2007 on the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The movie is available for download from a number of locations, like 3D Gamers, GGMania, Filefront, Gamershell and Fileshack. If you have the bandwidth to quickly pull down this movie, definitely take the time to check this out. Visually,... Read more...
Cool-LOOKING - AND running - laptops get performance BOOST FROM INTEL CORE 2 DUO PROCESSORS SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 28, 2006 - Laptops around the world are getting a make-over as systems based on Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology are now shipping with Intel Core 2 Duo mobile processors inside, Intel Corporation announced today. More than 200 Intel Centrino Duo mobile technology-based designs from PC manufacturers, resellers and integrators around the world will incorporate the new Intel Core 2 Duo processor (formerly codenamed "Merom") this year. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor, launched last month, has garnered widespread acclaim and is already shipping in the company's other... Read more...
It is fairly safe to say that Intel has far and away been the dominant player in the mobile processor market for what seems like forever.  Though AMD's Turion 64 is a solid alternative to Intel solutions, clearly AMD's market share of 13% or so is an obvious sign that the company just hasn't been able to penetrate the Notebook space with the same level of success they have in the Desktop and Server markets.  And while the prospects of a combined AMD/ATI total solution approach for notebooks is encouraging, Intel continues its onslaught of Core 2 releases which today also officially takes flight in the Mobile CPU arena. With the performance profile... Read more...
To mosts enthusiasts, the term "softmod" usually conjures up dreams of gaining extra performance or features with a few simple clicks of the mouse, so it's no wonder that a recent set of hacked drivers that will turn your Audigy 2 into an Audigy 4 have caused so much commotion. With the hardware remaining unchanged, is there really a performance improvement with the hacked drivers, or is it just wishful thinking? "Recently there has been a lot of buzz on hardware forums regarding a set of hacked drivers that have actually been around for a while, that will allow you to 'turn your Audigy 2 or SB Live! into an Audigy 4'. Basically,... Read more...
When we asked AMD and ATI some questions about their impending merger, at one point we asked if there were any special plans in motion that would impact the mobile space in particular. The response we got what somewhat vague at the time, but some more details are emerging. According to this story on the INQ, AMD and ATI plan to integrate some low-power chipsets and discreet graphics processors into AMD's Turion mobile platform in an attempt to take on Intel's popular Centrino brand. "AMD'S BID to take on Intel's extremely successful Centrino platform will get a boost thanks to ATI's expertise in mobile computing. The chip maker's Turion 64 and Turion X2 CPUs may be good step forward... Read more...
HKEPC has analyzed Intel's upcoming mobile strategy and identified some key transition points and concerns that should pique your interest. Here, they confirm that Intel's upcoming Core 2 Duo (Merom) processor in Socket M form will work with existing Centrino (Napa) platforms through the simple updating of the BIOS. Owners of Napa-based notebooks should rejoice as they can dramatically increase performance by upgrading to a new Core 2 Duo processor. Unfortunately, it appears as though Intel will be tossing the Socket M form factor out the window and transitioning to a new Socket P design for the upcoming Santa Rosa platform. Although this will help block out all non-Core 2 Duo processors out... Read more...
Our friends at PC Per have just posted a double-review of Asus' 7900 GT Top and 7600 GT Silent video cards. If you're in the market for a good mid-to-high end video card, you'll want to check these cards out. "Looking at the front of the card, you can see that the passive cooling solution is quite a bit larger than the cooling on the reference cards and it needs to be in order to pull all the heat from the GPU effectively. Two heatpipes connect the heat block over the GPU in the center of the card up to the heatsink fins that are located above the cards PCB board."  ... Read more...
There's an interesting article posted over at MadShrimps this morning. The crew took a couple of Intel Mobile processors -- the Core Duo and Pentium M -- and tested them "shoot-out" style in a desktop platform.  If you're not familiar with Intel's mobile processors, you're going to be surprised by their performance. "The Pentium Mobile line of processors have become quite popular with hardware enthusiasts as they offer a better performance per Mhz than their desktop companions. We compare Intel's Core Duo for mobiles to their Pentium M, overclocking them on a desktop system they go head to head."... Read more...
Which GPU is for you?   How many pipes?  What's the core and memory speed?  All of these mysteries solved and more in the latest installment of the GPU Comparo Guide over at ARP.  This update is for Mobile products...  What no GeForce Go 7950 GX2?  There's a thought...   " These days, there are so many mobile GPU models that it has become quite impossible to keep up with the different configurations. Therefore, we decided to compile this guide to provide an easy reference for those who are interested in comparing the specifications of the various mobile GPUs in the market as well as those already obsolescent or obsolete."... Read more...
If you're on the hunt for a high-end(but quiet) video card, make sure not to look past ASUS's 7800GT Top Silent card. We've had a chance to inspect ASUS's unique silent cooler design before, and it is quite impressive. Does the cooling performance carry over to a more powerful card like a 7800GT though? "Today we are going to introduce to you a graphics card from ASUS based on Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT and equipped with their own patented passive cooling system aka SilentCool. Let's try to find out if they managed to create a truly high-end and silent graphics solution."  ... Read more...
OCZ Technology Adopts New Enhanced Performance Profiles for New Line of NVIDIA SLI-Certified Memory Modules NVIDIA and OCZ Technology Cooperate in Bringing New High-Performance Memory Specification to Market Sunnyvale, CA - May 22, 2006 - OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, is pleased to announce the design and development of a unique line SLI-Ready memory modules with Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP), which will provide today's enthusiasts with memory solutions that exceed the performance capabilities of all other previous offerings. With a long history of providing the most innovative products to the performance-minded... Read more...
We've all been reading about NVIDIA's Quad-SLI technology for months, but performance data has been a little hard to come by.  The folks at Xbit Labs aim to change that though with this article that explores Quad-SLI performance with 10 games.  Unfortunately, the site seems to be going up and down at the moment. "When announcing the quad SLI technology at CES 2006, Nvidia Corp. stated that there are some gamers who desire to have extreme performance, quality and exclusivity, but did not begin shipping such products immediately. At CeBIT 2006 the company stated that the systems featuring four GPUs were shipping, even though not all system makers can supply such computers even... Read more...
If you're looking for information on the ultimate mobile ATA hard drive, our friends at the Tech Report have the scoop.  Geoff just posted up a mobile hard drive round-up that'll arm you with the information you need to make an educated purchase. "To gain a better understanding of how the performance of today's latest and greatest 2.5" mobile ATA drives looks, we've gathered seven drives from the likes of Fujitsu, Hitachi, Seagate, and Western Digital. This mix of drives includes a little of everything, including a 160 GB perpendicular monster and a couple of 7,200-RPM speed demons. We've also thrown in a lowly 4,200 RPM drive that... Read more...
Paris Hilton is taking her celebrity status to the very small screen. The hotel heiress/reality TV star has agreed to use her likeness in a series of mobile video games. The deal between Paris Hilton Entertainment Inc. and Paris-based mobile game publisher Gameloft includes a game geared to teenagers scheduled for release this summer. Gameloft would not give any details about what players would do but said the game is part of a category of simpler titles that includes puzzlers and card games.  ... Read more...
The rapid pace of mobile phone installation and the development of wireless networks are together driving robust growth in the use of phones for browsing. People are turning to mobile phones for Internet use more quickly than they're adopting laptops for the same purpose in many parts of the world. People are turning to mobile phones for Internet use more quickly than they are adopting laptops for the same purpose in many parts of the world, according to a recent study of Internet trends.Personal computers are still the most popular way to gain Internet access, but the rapid pace of mobile phone installation and the development of wireless... Read more...
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., announced today that it has developed a 2GByte MultiMediaCard (MMCmicro) that combines four 4Gbit NAND flash devices. This is the smallest, fastest and highest capacity memory card for mobile phones, developed only three months after Samsung led the industry by launching a 1GByte MMCmicro. "The 2GByte high-performance MMC is a powerful indicator of Samsung's expanding efforts to embrace the widest possible range of multimedia applications including mobile video," said Don Barnetson, Director, Flash Marketing, Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. Despite being the size of a fingernail (12mmx14mmx1.1mm), the new MMCmicro will provide the highest transmission speed of any removable... Read more...
Golf ball fan now available in 120mm version Sharkoon Silent Eagle 120mm / with 1000 or 2000 rpm / suggested retail price: $14.69 Sharkoon is introducing a new version of its golf ball case fan: the Silent Eagle is now also available in a 120mm size. The larger model moves more air than an 80mm fan at the same rpms and noise level. The particular advantage of the Silent Eagle is its unique design: the rotor blades have the same surface structure as a golf ball. The blades are covered by small round depressions, which golfers refer to as "dimples". These slight concavities markedly improve airflow as well as reducing the noise level. In addition to the blades, Sharkoon has also optimized... Read more...
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