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Browsing the web, it seems there are some interesting details regarding NVIDIA's next generation flagship GPU that popped up during CES. Tentatively dubbed the GeForce 7900, this GPU is rumored to be a 32-pipeline part that will run at an insane 700-750MHz core frequency! Most importantly, the "source" of the info also provided some rough performance estimates to shed further light on this new enthusiast card. Time will tell, though these numbers certainly seems worthy of getting excited over.The flagship single-card product GeForce 7900 GTX is claimed to be a 32 pixel processor part with a core GPU frequency of 700/750 MHz, and should ship with 1.1ns graphics RAM clocked at 800/900MHz.... Read more...
AMD Unveils Digital Media Vision To Deliver Enhanced Entertainment Experiences AMD LIVE! professional brand extends to consumers with PC solution complementing devices already accepted and used today SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- January 4, 2006 -- AMD (NYSE: AMD) today unveiled its vision to apply the power and flexibility of the PC to enable enhanced digital entertainment experiences on all the screens in peoples' lives. As part of this vision, AMD plans to extend the professional AMD LIVE! brand to full-featured consumer multimedia desktop and notebook PCs expected to be delivered in mid-2006. True to AMD's customer-centric approach, AMD LIVE! is meant for innovative, complementary, industry-friendly... Read more...
How does a company like Corsair follow up on a well received water cooling kit? By putting out another good kit, as Bjorn3D explains. A few complaints aside, Corsair's COOL Water Cooling Kit looks to be a contender in the water cooling market. "Today, we take a look at the COOL by Corsair water cooling kit. This is Corsair's second water cooler after the very successul Hydrocool, and we are going to see if the new COOL is going to be just as successful."... Read more...
The team at Bigbruin got to thinking one day and decided to run a RAID experiment using USB thumbdrives.  This is more of a proof-of-concept article as the need for RAIDed USB drives are minimal.  Nonetheless, it's refreshing to see someone think outside the box from time to time, and this experiment proved to be an interesting read in the least.The idea of a thumb drive RAID array might not be practical for every day needs, but it is a novel idea that could be of benefit to some people. For one, owners of mini-ITX systems that boot from a flash drive might be interested in the sizable speed burst a RAID 0 array could provide... In the end, results were achieved that showed great promise... Read more...
For those looking to brush up on our VB and SQL skills, Microsoft is offering free courses.  The first course covers SQL Server 2005 while the other is for Visual Studio 2005.  The course range from a 90 days to a full year at no charge, covering all areas of each package.  If you want to fine tune your skills, this is a good deal!  They have some other great deals as well with major discounts. Whether you are interested in database administration, database development, or business intelligence, you can access the E-Learning topic you want, when you want it, and learn at your own pace. Each lesson includes hands-on virtual... Read more...
Well, the GPU gods must be smiling down on us all as we wait for 5pm to show up as the Chinease website HKEPC has posted what looks to be the first pics and details of ATI's next generation flagship R580. Fortunately, the folks at X-Bit Labs have pulled the meat from the article and posted their own thoughts in English for your viewing pleasure.Web-site HKEPC claims that the R580 will be called RADEON X1900-series and the family will consist of the RADEON X1900 XTX, XT and CrossFire Edition models. Later on the RADEON X1900 XL and some other models may show up, according to other sources. The RADEON X1900 XTX, the premium member of the family, will feature the highest clock-speeds, which are... Read more...
Who wouldn't like to have 2GBs of memory in their system? If you're looking to see some high speed ram in action, check out 3dGameMan's video review of Corsair's XMS-4000PT DDR500 2GB Kit."While Corsair is a little late implementing their UCCC solution they have done a great job. I was a little disappointed in the overclocking result as I expected a little more. But remember, this memory is at a high default speed as it is. Getting the extra few MHz's out of it is a bonus..." ... Read more...
The folks at The Inquirer have been one of the few people with any news this morning. Fortunately, their latest post contains some new information on ATI's upcoming flagship R580 GPU that should help you make it through this slow Tuesday morning. If the listed proposed specs don't shock you, perhaps that tidbit regarding R520's lifespan on the bottom of the page will.Besides this plain vanilla 3D boards, ATI will also rollout the refresh of All-in-Wonder product, which actually - was the reference board ATI is actually using to demonstrate the R580 chip to its valuable customers and partners. We haven't been able to confirm the clockspeeds of the product, but since we learned that new All-in-Wonder... Read more...
Corsair is known for making industry leading memory modules of all kinds.  They routinely break ground with market driving products that set them at the top of their industry.  The team at Pimprig has a review their XMS Pro Series PC3500LL 2GB TwinX DDR RAM which brings high performance and overclocking potential to the forefront.  Looking for a last minute holiday treat for that geek in the family?  Well, a great set of RAM wouldn't hurt.  Check out the full write-up here. "Yep, it's time once more to skip a few meals, bite the bullet, and upgrade to 2GB of RAM. However, many people are firm believers in low latency... Read more...
Corsair Announces Corsair BattleField 2 Infantry Cup Online Tournament - Dashing to the New Year, sixty-four top BattleField2 teams from around the world will meet online to battle for the first place title and over $5,000 worth of prizes - Fremont, CA (December 22, 2005) – Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for enthusiasts and overclockers, today announced that it has furthered its commitment to the gaming community by hosting the first Corsair BattleField 2 (BF2) Infantry Cup online tournament. In association with Team Dignitas, one of the world's top ranked gaming teams, online registration will take place on Team-Dignitas.com and... Read more...
An interesting article found it's way onto Slashdot, detailing a possible rise in P2P software use. With declining sales, the recording industry has tried everything from lawsuits to shady DRM software. Are these methods really effective in the long run? "While the behavior of these factors may result in a minor decline or stagnation, the overall trend has been unprecedented growth. Indeed, the month of November 2005 represents one of the strongest months yet with a total of 9,465,000 total connected users - third only to August and July with 9,620,000 and 9,496,000 total connected users."... Read more...
Gmail Mobile is out and ready for use. Gmail Mobile is the latest addition to Google's ever expanding range of e-mail services. Heading to https://m.gmail.com on your mobile phone will let you access your Gmail from anywhere. If you've never surfed the web with your phone, Google will help you get started. Now you can access your Gmail messages from the web browser on your mobile phone or device. Read and reply to your Gmail messages any time, anywhere. * It's free. (But your wireless plan might still charge, so you might want to check with your provider first.) * It's smart. It can handle attachments like photos and .pdf files.... Read more...
Tweaknews.net takes a look at the Corsair PC4000 DDR500 TWINX2048-4000PT 2Gig Dual Channel Memory Kit.  Clocked at 500MHz at 3-8-4-4 timings, these modules performed well, were very stable and are priced to sell."This two gigabyte kit from Corsair again is just a perfect example of a quality product. It is relatively inexpensive, performs well and is rock solid stable. As for the 3-8-4-4 timings, if you overclocking at all, don't even bother considering it a disadvantage." ... Read more...
Taiwan LCD manufacturers to see large growth in 2006 1H06 mild oversupply to make way for large returns in 2H06 Taipei, Taiwan, Dec. 7, 2005 – Taiwan, the world's largest manufacturing country of LCD panels, is expected to weather a mild oversupply in the first half of 2006 to see tremendous growth in during the second half on strengthened demand for LCD TVs. According to its Asia Display Quarterly 4Q05, investment bank Lehman Brothers predicts that the LCD industry will experience stable volume growth throughout 2006. Lehman Brothers expects LCD monitor shipments to rise 23 percent to 126 million units and LCD TV demand to shoot up 88 percent to 38 million units in 2006. Lehman Brothers... Read more...
Battles have been won by each side, but the war over which graphics card produces the best image quality will never be over. FiringSquad has taken the top 3 contenders of today, ATI, Nvidia, and XGI, and have put their image quality to the test. Is it ATI, Nvidia... or even XGI? "Today Alan Dang looks at the deinterlacing performance of the NVIDIA GeForce 6600, the ATI Radeon X800, and the XGI Volari 8300. Test-taking skills will tell you that FiringSquad wouldn't have bothered talking about the XGI Volari 8300 unless it had something special to offer..."... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting on an independant study that lists the top 25 semiconductor suppliers in the world today.  Intel sits comfortably on top, with a 14% increase over last year's revenues.  AMD has certainly enjoyed some growth as well, moving from 11th place in 2004 up to 9th in 2005, a growth rate just shy of 12%.  It's also interesting to see who ranks in the top 25 overall.  Intel is expected to solidify its position as the world's leading semiconductor supplier this year, posting the highest revenue growth among the top 10 chipmakers for the year, according to a preliminary ranking from iSuppli. Much attention has been focused on the market share gains that Advanced... Read more...
Google has added another feature to their ever expanding Gmail service... virus protection. In addition to over 2GB of space, POP access, and spam filters, your e-mails will now be scanned for those nasty little bugs. "If a virus is found in an attachment you've received, our system will attempt to remove it, or clean the file, so you can still access the information it contains. If the virus can't be removed from the file, you won't be able to download it"... Read more...
Looking for a large memory upgrade? Corsair has been known for producing top quality products, and today the crew at Legit Reviews takes a look at a few different Corsair offerings. Which one is right for you? "Starting with the TWINX2048-3200C2 and its tight timings of 2-3-3-6 at DDR 400, then on to the TWINX2048-3500LLPRO and its 2-3-2-6 timings at DDR438, and finally onto Corsair's newest kit, the TWINX2048-4000PT that promises DDR500 at 3-4-4-8. We'll look at each kit individually, making sure to explain the benefits and drawbacks of each as well as explain what type of user and system they might fit best. Then we'll benchmark each kit at... Read more...
Hey folks! The reviews are in for ATI's latest addition to the All In Wonder series, and VIA's latest chipset which features DualGFX Express. Enjoy! ATI All In Wonder Radeon X1800XL: Motherboards.org Viperlair Bjorn3D FiringSquad DriverHeaven X-Bit labs VIA K8T900: PC Perspective The Tech Report Legion Hardware  ... Read more...
Corsair Expands Flash Voyager Line Up, Begins Shipment of New 4GB Ultra-Durable USB2.0 Drive Fremont, CA (November 21, 2005) – Adding to its award-winning Flash Voyager USB2.0 drives, Corsair Memory today announced immediate availability of a new capacity – 4GB. Enclosed in the Corsair proprietary all-rubber Flash Voyager housing and boasting water-resistant/temperature tolerant properties, the new 4GB drive allows users to carry more valuable data and applications without compromise. Equipped with a security application and featuring dual channel technology, the 4GB Flash Voyager delivers a perfect combination of functionality, capacity and performance. Favored by those who are on... Read more...
ASUS Main Station Motherboard Series Incorporates Highly-Anticipated Intel 975X Chipset P5WDG2-WS Offers Superior Expandability and Quiet Cooling for Efficient Workstation Solution Click To Enlarge Taipei, Taiwan; November 17, 2005 – ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), the worldwide leader of motherboards, today introduced the Main Station Motherboard Series and the inaugural model, P5WDG2-WS, which is based on the Intel 975X chipset and supports the Pentium D and Pentium Extreme Edition 955 dual-core processors. Made for high-end computer and workstation users, the P5WDG2-WS provides powerful computing, superior scalability for future upgrades, quiet system cooling and stable continuous operation.... Read more...
  End user demand for increased hard drive capacity is waning somewhat, now that we can store over 200,000 typical digital photos, or 60,000 music files, for less than a $100 street price. Sixty thousand music files could play for almost six months without repeating and you'd have to stay awake for almost 70 days straight if you look at each of those 200,000 photographs for 30 seconds each. That's not to say the need for increased storage capacity is waning in the enterprise, but given the choice of a faster 250GB hard drive or an average performing 300GB drive for desktop systems, more enthusiasts are likely to go with the relatively large, but faster 250GB drive. While the race for... Read more...
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