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Are you holding off on buying RAM because prices keep going down, while at the same time major players continually release faster modules?  If so, you'll want to read this article that ExtremeTech wrote on the subject: "A new report from market research firm DRAMeXchange says that DRAM contract prices may finally hit bottom sometime during... Read more...
The gang over at CRN have managed to sit-down with AMD's CEO Hector Ruiz for an in-depth interview. Although the interview mainly focuses upon the economic status of the company, there are some interesting tidbits of information regarding AMD's upcoming K8L core and how AMD plans to roll out the technology. AMD's "Barcelona"... Read more...
When he was a first year student at the MIT Media Labs, Paulo Blikstein built a water-based device that could handle two Boolean operations, AND and XOR.  And after making a few hardware revisions, ended up building a 4-bit adder out of some strategically cut acrylic and rubber tubing.... Read more...
IBM has found a way to allow memory to deliver data closer to the rate at which processors request it by replacing embedded SRAM in computer chips with a new kind of DRAM developed specifically for use in microprocessors. IBM's "eDRAM" or embedded DRAM will help boost performance in future multi-core processors,... Read more...
AMD Offers New Products, Expands AMD64 Longevity Program to Further Support Embedded Market -Second-Generation AMD Opteron processors and AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors added to AMD64 Longevity Program; AMD Geode LX900 processor debuts; increased support for AMD's embedded systems customers- Embedded World... Read more...
The Inquirer reports that AMD/ATI's upcoming RS690T IGP chipset will have its own local memory to increase performance. The main issue being overcome here is the latency between the IGP and memory. On the AMD platform, this latency is extremely small thanks to the integrated memory controller for the CPU. By comparison, the latency... Read more...
Yet another development in the ongoing Department of Justice antitrust investigation. Yesterday Sandy Drew reported on the Departments Probe of Sony. Last month Toshiba was contacted by the DOJ. Exactly what will happen from this investigation is yet unknown. Stay tuned for more detail. "We... Read more...
Digitimes is reporting that Microsoft has delayed Windows Vista RTM (Release to Manufacturing) by approximately two weeks.  The original RTM release was slated for the fourth week in October but now it appears that has been pushed back until the second week of November.  In addition to the delay, Microsoft announced their Express... Read more...
Intel Launches Software Partner Program, Invites ISVs To Access Global Reseller Network Worldwide Program Provides Business, Technical and Marketing Benefits at Key Phases of Software Development and Marketing SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 23, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced the formation of the Intel Software Partner Program, a membership-based... Read more...
An industry first, Samsung has developed a new 50nm DRAM chip, which will increase production efficiency by 55% over their 60nm chip. As DigiTimes reports, the new DDR2 chip has quite a bit of new technology in it, including a multi-layered dielectric layer, 3D transistor design, and can be adapted to various types of memory such... Read more...
AMD Validated Solutions Program Empowers Channel To Deliver Best-Of-Breed Commercial Platforms SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- October 2, 2006 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled AMD Validated Solutions (AVS), a new initiative that represents a significant evolution of the company's channel offerings. Designed to help solution providers deliver competitive,... Read more...
Rambus Showcases Silicon Verified Demo Compliant with Gen2 Revision 0.5 Specification for PCI Express   Seamlessly integrated digital controller and PHY solution for next generation PC and peripheral interconnect... Los Altos, California, United States  - 09/25/2006   Rambus Inc. (Nasdaq: RMBS), one of the world's... Read more...
Intel Ramps Up New 'Multiply' Campaign For Intel Core 2 Duo SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 18, 2006 - Intel Corporation today announced a new integrated branding campaign named "Multiply," which is focused on Intel Core 2 Duo, the world's best processor. The campaign represents Intel's most significant marketing campaign... Read more...
Hardware Secrets has just published a new tutorial where they go into detail on memory timings. If you don't know your CAS from your Command Rate, this article will be of interest. "DDR and DDR2 memories are classified according to the maximum speed at which they can work. But, besides... Read more...
These patent infringement cases seem to be everywhere these days. This is a huge one though, as Hynix has been ordered to pay Rambus $306 Million. While that's a lot of cash, Rambus could be looking at even more money from others as a result from the court ruling. "The verdict, though,... Read more...
PC Perspective has just posted their review of the Gigabyte iRAM storage device. Essentially a PCI card full of DIMM slots, the card uses memory modules to act as an incredibly fast hard drive. Should you like the idea of blistering fast load times and increased performance, you should certainly take a look at this ingenious new product. You... Read more...
Intel, Red Hat Launch Global Solution Acceleration Program Program Provides Customers with Tools and Technical Data to Help Accelerate and Optimize Advanced Linux Solutions LINUXWORLD, Boston, April 4, 2006 – Intel Corporation and Red Hat (NASDAQ: RHAT), the world's leading provider of open source to the enterprise, today announced the... Read more...
Good evening everyone. Just in case you missed the fresh link up at the top of the page, we wanted to pop in and let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of Gigabyte's i-RAM GC-RAMDISC. If you're looking for a way to add some super-fast solid state storage to a system, you'll want... Read more...
Although performance has been greatly enhanced over the last few years through the use of faster spindle speeds, larger caches, and newer interfaces, hard drives still tend to be a bottleneck in a typical PC. Mechanical devices, by their very nature, require time to seek the data requested, read it, and then transfer that information back... Read more...
Michael from Lost Circuits just posted an interview with Jeff Lewis, VP of Worldwide Marketing at ISi regarding the technology behind Z-RAM. Interesting reading to say the least. "Conventional DRAMs are made of capacitors and transistors where the capacitor stores the data and the transistor... Read more...
Corsair Announces Committed RAM Allocation from Infineon, and Continued Support for AMD Enthusiasts Using exclusively Infineon's Rev. C DDR SDRAM, Corsair's XMS-3500LL PRO 2GB kit ramps up to deliver ultra-low latency performance Fremont, CA (March 1, 2006) – Corsair(R) Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high... Read more...
Is 2GB more than enough? It wasn't that long ago that we were having the "Is 1GB too much?" discussion. While 2GB could be the norm in the future, X-Bit labs decides to see if it's actually needed with todays software. "How much RAM should a contemporary computer system have? This... Read more...
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