Items tagged with Speed

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...
We've been poking around at a new version of SiSoftware's SANDRA benchmark suite and came across some data that we think many of you will be interested in.  Recently we gave you a look at the fantastic performance of Intel's new Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor.  In that launch article we couldn't confirm lower speed bins or model numbers of future quad-core CPUs from Intel but it seems the good folks at SiSoftware have...    As you can see, though unconfirmed in our launch article, it looks as though Intel will be bringing out a 2.4GHz Core 2 Quad Q6600 and a 2.13GHz Core 2 Quad Q6400.  We'd say opt for that Q6400 and overclock it of course.... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA is currently rushing to manufacture 80u variants of the company's G73-B1 and G72. Doing so will allow NVIDIA to better compete with rival ATI in the mainstream and entry-level GPU markets as the die-shrink will allow NVIDIA to run cooler, consume less power,  and allow for higher frequencies. ATI is already offering 80u products in these segments so NVIDIA is playing a game of catch-up in some respects. However, with NVIDIA supposedly releasing a new flagship GPU this month and ATI's answer not coming until Q1 2006 there is a bit of irony with the situation.  While ATI prepares to... Read more...
Press Release: Transcend Announces its Ultra-Speed 4GB SDHC (class 6) Card Taipei-Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, is very proud to announce its 4GB high-speed SD High Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 card. The SDHC is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0) that, formatted in FAT32, can reach up to an enormous 32GB capacity. Transcend's SDHC card (Class 6) features high data transfer speeds and can fulfill the high-capacity demand of the new SDHC devices such as Casio Exilim Z1000/Z600/S600 cameras, Panasonic DMC-L1 camera, and Panasonic SDR-S200 Digital Video Camera. Now you can enjoy a high-quality digital life and store all of your MP3 music files, high-resolution... Read more...
5GHz is screaming fast as it is, many will say clock cycles do not really matter. However, the fact-of-the-matter is that they do within a particular architecture. And we already know the Power architecture is very efficient. What the Power6 brings to the board is a top end 2x plus frequency boost over the popular Power5 series. This is likely to increase with process improvements. Plus many architectural changes that both increase efficiency and lower power consumption. Don't expect this chip in your next Mac. It targets the server market, where it should do very well, due to its vastly increased performance over the Power5 and lower power consumption architecture, a large if not primary... Read more...
Intel CEO: Need To Speed Gains For 'Next Billion People' Otellini Demonstrates Education Notebook PC for Developing Nations; Unveils Plan with Mexico to Provide 300,000 Low-Cost PCs to Teachers      AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 - The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology. "We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs - and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them,"... Read more...
Intel CEO: Need To Speed Gains For 'Next Billion People' Otellini Demonstrates Education Notebook PC for Developing Nations; Unveils Plan with Mexico to Provide 300,000 Low-Cost PCs to Teachers AUSTIN, Texas, May 3, 2006 - The multiplying effects of computers, the Internet and education can double the reach of technology's benefits worldwide in the next 5 years, Intel Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Otellini said today in a speech at the World Congress on Information Technology. "We're close to achieving Andy Grove's vision of a billion connected PCs - and the economic, social and personal gains that come with them," said Otellini, referring to the Intel co-founder... Read more...
About three months ago, we took a look at the Pentium Extreme Edition 955, which was Intel's first Extreme Edition processor built using the company's then brand-new 65nm manufacturing process. Each of the 955XE chip's two cores hummed along at a lofty 3.46GHz, and we found its performance to be quite good when compared to Intel's previous dual-core and single-core offerings. The Pentium Extreme Edition 955 was clearly Intel's fastest desktop dual-core processor in our tests, and due to the inherent benefits of the more advanced manufacturing process, the chip consumed much less power than its predecessor under-load, even though it was clocked almost 10% higher and was equipped with double the... Read more...
Here's something that's only for the hardest, or hardcore tweakers out there -- the HighSpeedPC Tech Station. Hardware-Review.Net has just posted a review of this cool product, that makes swapping out and testing hardware a snap. This is the kind of thing that makes working in the HH lab much easier as well."As a hardware reviewer, I evaluate new products and swap new components in and out of my test systems all the time. I don't know about you, but I hate having to swap motherboards and power supplies in ATX cases, unless they have removable motherboard trays. It just takes too long, especially when you're on a tight deadline to complete multiple reviews. I have always wanted a testing station... Read more...
The Inquirer reports this morning that NVIDIA's upcoming GeForce 7900 GTX is actually going to be a stellar overclocker thanks to its 90u process. This is in stark contrast to earlier reports from The Inquirer that the GPU was not able to reach desired core frequencies and that yields could be an issue. This just goes to show you that prior to an official launch, the vast majority of the information you read is anything but certain. This is roughly as much as you can overclock ATI X1900 XTX cards with an air cooler, but as you know those cards can reach a gigahertz if you cool them with dry ice or some other crazy technique. 700MHz or just a... Read more...
Today, Paradise|OC presents us with the Highspeed PC Tech Station v2, designed for those of you who are constantly swapping hardware."There have been times when a box of band-aids has been needed for every finger when I go to work in a case. No matter what, I always got a few cuts from somewhere in the case. They were small, so I never noticed until red stains started showing up on clothes and the case itself. Those are not fun times. That is one thing I look for in a case, one that is easy to work with, that won't turn my hands into confetti. This is where Highspeed PC's Tech Station comes in."I'm sure most of you understand where they're coming from. After all, what's a custom built system... Read more...
Mr. Koroush Ghazi has been at it again, creating comprehensive tweak guides for today's hottest games. The latest guide has been written for the recently released Need For Speed: Most Wanted.The game has been designed for consoles, and as such there are no major .ini/.cfg files which can be played around with. So instead the guide focuses on giving you the rundown on how the various in-game settings affect image quality and performance through a series of screenshot comparisons and performance discussions. ... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm just here to drop off the news. Goodnight all! Intel Files Response To AMD Complaint   SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation today filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful. The Intel response explains that AMD's claims are factually incorrect and contradictory. In addition, AMD's complaint -- by attempting to impede Intel's ability to lower its prices -- would hurt consumers, not help them. "Innovation, investment, customer focus and great products have led to Intel's... Read more...
              When we last took a look at some DDR2 memory back in October of 2004, the technology was still a bit new and didn't seem to offer any tangible performance benefits over standard DDR RAM.  Higher speeds could be obtained with DDR2 though, and these modules required less voltage, thus lowering overall power consumption.  The caveat with DDR2, however, was that early sets were much higher priced per MB than older DDR memory, and latencies were generally much higher, which kept performance on par if not slightly off the existing model.  The Intel camp was left without any options, as the 925 series of chipsets... Read more...
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