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DigiTimes has managed to sit down with AMD's EVP Henri Richard to hear his comments regarding the company's recent acquisition of ATI. In short, it appears as though AMD sees several aspects of the industry which they needed to focus their attention on and be sure to participate in to remain a successful company in five years. Unfortunately, AMD did not have the means or ability to produce products in those areas. Fortunately, ATI managed to have a foot in several of those doors and the acquisition of the company will allow AMD to participate in markets which it otherwise have never been exposed to. Love it or hate it, you can't deny that this turn of events will certainly result... Read more...
Intel Announces Management Changes SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 20, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced that it is making a number of senior management changes focused on improving the company's structure and achieving faster and better decision making. The company also announced that two senior executives will be retiring. "As part of the thorough analysis of Intel begun in April, we have examined the focus and structure of our top management level, including our use of 'two-in-a-box' co-managers," said Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini. "The moves announced today will help us speed decision making and bring new resources to bear in critical areas, while... Read more...
NVIDIA just sent word regarding a new mid-level AGP graphics card that should be hitting store shelves soon.  It is a new product for the AGP market called the NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS AGP. It has the same specifications as the PCI Express version: 400MHz core clock 400MHz memory clock 12 pixel pipes. 5 vertex shaders 256MB of DDR2 DRAM 128-bit memory interface NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GS AGP -based graphics cards are available immediately through major e-tail and retail outlets for $159 to $199 dollars.... Read more...
The next installment of the Multi-GPU world tour is on-line today.  The crew at HARDiNFO covers some of the more common benchmarks and applications at four different resolutions on each of the six systems being covered. "This Multi-GPU World Tour is essentially 9 different sites working together to produce the largest and most comprehensive GPU review yet, featuring 6 multi-GPU setups and 60 benchmarks! At HARDiNFO we were assigned to cover the "common benchmarks". What is actually meant by "common benchmarks" you may ask? Well, all the benchmark applications included in this suite have the following in common: Thanks to built-in benchmarking... Read more...
AMD Begins First Revenue Shipments of AMD64 Products Manufactured At Chartered Delivering on its customer-centric strategy of flex capacity, AMD starts on-plan, on-time startup of volume production at Chartered Sunnyvale, CA: July 13, 2006 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that in June it began its first revenue shipments of AMD64 processors manufactured at Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing in Singapore. AMD and Chartered ramped 300mm production at Fab 7 in record time, hitting all major milestones and starting production at mature yields. Initial shipments out of Chartered consisted of microprocessors manufactured on 90nm process technology. The ramp of volume production at Chartered combined... Read more...
Looking to get the jump on the soon to be released Prey? If you absolutely need to play the game ASAP, you can pre-order Prey now using the Triton player($49.95). The game will be released at 12:01AM on 07/11/2006. "Prey tells the story of Tommy, a Cherokee garage mechanic stuck on a reservation going nowhere. His life changes when an otherworldly crisis forces him to awaken spiritual powers from his long-forgotten birthright. Abducted along with his people to a menacing mothership orbiting Earth, he sets out to save himself and his girlfriend and eventually his planet." An interesting aspect of Triton is the way it delivers content. With a service like Valve's Steam, you need to download... Read more...
KANGURU MICRO DRIVE AES RECEIVES U.S. GOVERNMENT APPROVAL ACHIEVES FIPS 140-2 CERTIFICATION FOR SECURING SENSITIVE DATA Millis, Mass. - June 2006 - Kanguru Solutions today announced their KanguruMicro Drive AES has completed Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS 140-2) Certification testing. FIPS 140-2, a rigorous federal security accreditation program completed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, sets the standard for encryption algorithms intended for use in protecting sensitive information. "FIPS 140-2 Certification is essentially the U.S. and Canadian Governments' seal of approval for a security product," said Nate Cote, Vice President of Product Management at Kanguru... Read more...
VIA Extends Licensing Agreement with ARM VIA licenses ARM9 family processors aimed for integration into next-generation communication and multimedia solutions Taipei, Taiwan and Cambridge, UK - 7 June 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that VIA have extended their agreement with ARM by licensing the ARM926EJ-S processor and the ARM968E-S processor to further strengthen VIA's product portfolio. As users increasingly demand personal electronics with expanded feature sets and advanced connectivity, ARM technology delivers flexible processing performance while... Read more...
Intel Expands Commitment To Multi-Billion Dollar NOR Flash Embedded Market Segments Intel Discloses Plans to Extend Embedded Product Family and Enters Serial Flash Memory Market Segment SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 6, 2006 - Intel Corporation today disclosed that it will expand its portfolio of NOR flash memory products for the growing multi-billion dollar embedded market segments. The company outlined plans to introduce a 3-volt (3V) version of its Intel StrataFlash(R) Embedded Memory architecture. Intel also disclosed that it will enter the fast-growing serial flash segment with its first Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) product. These moves underscore Intel's commitment to the NOR embedded flash... Read more...
Intel Capital Extends WiMAX Investments Worldwide First Investment in the Middle East and Continued Momentum in Europe SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 22, 2006 - Intel Capital, the venture capital investment arm of Intel Corporation, today announced the signing of two WiMAX (Wireless Interoperability for Microwave Access) agreements. The first is for an investment in Orascom Telecom WiMAX Limited, a joint venture with Orascom Telecom of Egypt, and the second is for an investment in Worldmax, a joint venture with Enertel Holding of the Netherlands. Both investments are expected to be completed following the fulfillment and satisfaction of certain condition precedents and the receipt of various approvals.... Read more...
nV News has just received a response from Havok concerning their interview with EPIC's Tim Sweeney at E3 and comments made regarding physics. With a strong physics API which can utilize a GPU for processing, Havok's method allows users to dedicate a portion of their graphics power to physics and eliminates the need for a discrete physics card such as AGEIA's PhysX PPU. What is somewhat surprising in terms of Havok's response is the apparent suggestion that SLI systems can dedicate one GPU strictly to physics, with the remaining card(s) handling graphics. An interesting experiment would be to play with a Quad-SLI system and see how much resources... Read more...
nV News has just received a response from Havok concerning their interview with EPIC's Tim Sweeney at E3 and comments made regarding physics. With a strong physics API which can utilize a GPU for processing, Havok's method allows users to dedicate a portion of their graphics power to physics and eliminates the need for a discrete physics card such as AGEIA's PhysX PPU. What is somewhat surprising in terms of Havok's response is the apparent suggestion that SLI systems can dedicate one GPU strictly to physics, with the remaining card(s) handling graphics. An interesting experiment would be to play with a Quad-SLI system and see how much resources... Read more...
AMD Issues Statement On Dell Decision To Offer Customers Choice SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- May 18, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding the announcement Dell Inc. made in its quarterly earnings statement that it intends to offer AMD Opteron Dual Core processor-based servers. "We welcome Dell, and Dell customers, to the world of AMD64," said Marty Seyer, AMD senior vice president, Commercial Business. "Dell is a customer-focused company and we're pleased to see that they are listening to their customers and providing them the choice of innovative AMD products. We look forward to working closely with Dell in bringing the benefits of AMD leadership in performance-per-watt... Read more...
First Quarter PC Graphics Shipments Up 25% Year-Over-Year; Notebook Graphics Shipments Soar 31% Nvidia expands discrete market share, ATI grows overall   TIBURON, CA - May 19, 2006 - Jon Peddie Research (JPR), a leading research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today announced estimated graphics shipments and supplier market share for the first calendar quarter of 2006. Detailed first quarter results are available in the Q1'06 edition of Jon Peddie's Market Watch, the firm's quarterly graphics survey. Market Watch provides an in-depth look at the PC graphics market and includes unit shipment and segment market share data, trend analysis, shipment forecasts, and... Read more...
Kuju Entertainment Supports AGEIA PhysX Processor in Rail Simulator LOS ANGELES and MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - May 10, 2006 - AGEIA Technologies,Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics for games, announced today at E3 that Kuju Entertainment is supporting the AGEIA PhysX processor in its upcoming Rail Simulator. Rail Simulator lets players take charge of steam, diesel and electric trains on real routes in the United Kingdom and Germany. The sophisticated gameplay even allows players to design their own ideal journey routes. Kuju Entertainment is the developer of Microsoft Train Simulator, which sold over a million copies worldwide and inspired third-party companies to develop over 40 expansion... Read more...
Good Evening All!   Tonight we seriously have a HOT one for ya.  Voodoo PC's new OMEN CrossFire is on the test bench and we're poppin' the hood down on Sunset Strip for all to see.  2.95GHz of Athlon 64 power, coupled with a pair of Radeon X1900 XTs, expertly liquid-cooled throughout.  It's drool time people. ... Read more...
It almost goes without saying that we'd all love to have enough disposable income to be able to afford the best-of-the-best, top-shelf, ultra-high-end, no compromise products, whether it be a 36 foot Chris Craft Corsair with 840hp of Mercruiser under its decks (in the aft section, by the way, the wet bar and mini fridge are in the bow) or perhaps the fastest Gaming Rig money can buy.  Fortunately for many of you, the technically elite members of our audience, an ultra-high-end Gaming Rig can be built with your own hands and a few key off-the-shelf components.  However, semi-custom pre-built systems can offer features and build quality that the average enthusiast... Read more...
Search giant Google has denied requests by the United States government to hand over it's search results. Though the Department of Justice(DoJ) claims the search results are needed for their investigation, Google has responded by claiming the requested information will not help in the DoJ, due to the way Google's search engine works. "The DoJ has made the request to shore up attempts to show that voluntary regulation is not doing a good enough job of keeping children free of the unsavoury material, largely pornographic, that exists online. The document expressed its disbelief in US goverment assertions that the list of search words would help... Read more...
Air cooling at it's best? That's a pretty bold statement to make, but as ExtremeMHz reports, the AeroCool ExtremEngine 3T might just pull it off. Equipped with 140mm fans, this could be the best choice for you if you don't want to take a chance with water. "When I first heard about this case, I just had to get my hands one as I've been patiently waiting to see which company would jump the gun and release a case with fans larger than 120mm. When it comes to PC cases, all manufacturers have really hit a standstill in terms of providing better air cooling. While 120mm fans paired with a superbly designed case can indeed provide sufficient cooling... Read more...
OK folks, here's a fun one for you.  Dave and I were just chatting and he pointed out something on ATI's All-In-Wonder Radeon X1900 box that looks, shall we say, peculiar?  I'm not going to taint your opinion by telling you what we think it is, but take a look at these pics and decide for yourself. These images were grabbed directly from ATI's website, and haven't been altered in any way except to crop and highlight the questionable area... All-In-Wonder X1900 Full Box Shot Zoomed & Highlighted: What the heck is that? So, what do you think? Voice your opinion in our forum if you have one. Those of you with sick minds (like us - and my wife), are probably coming to the same conclusion... Read more...
The crew over at Accelenation.com has compiled a comprehensive list of major GPU announcements from the last half-decade or so. Lots of milestones in there, along with some interesting commentary and analysis. I can probably map the "highs" and "lows" of my tech. writing career based on this article.  :)  Make sure to scroll all the way to the bottom and check out the "Pre-Voodoo" and Late '90s stuff."Let us return to the beginning of 2001 and the release of the first programmable GPU - the GeForce 3 from NVIDIA. At this time ATI was lagging far behind with the very first Radeon 256 filly (first entered back in April 2000). This ATI entrant had been introduced... Read more...
The noise over what to do about Digital Rights Management and how the idea should be approached is a battle that's been raging on for a while now. Public outcry was sparked last year when rootkit software was discovered on CDs produced by Sony, and really hasn't died down since. In their latest article, eCoustics discusses what DRM has become, and how it can possibly affect us 20-30 years down the road. "DRM has become a huge flashpoint for consumers because of one simple fact -- entertainment companies' fear of piracy. The music industry -- rattled by its bitter experience with peer-to-peer networks that allowed consumers to swap music across... Read more...
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