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Archive for February, 2021

S3 to release DirectX 10 GPU’s by ’08

The third player in the GPU industry, S3, has reportedly announced that their DX10 Chrome 460 and 430 will be available by years end. To be manufactured by Fujitsu, the 430 will be built using older 90nm process technology and the 460 will apparently be 65nm.

AMD announce SSE5 for ‘Bulldozer’ in ’09

AMD today announced a new extension (PDF) to the X86 instruction set. SSE5 is "designed to allow software developers to simplify code and achieve greater efficiency." Features worth noting are FP16 and new instructions to move values within an XMM register.

Intel prepares 1600MHz FSB Xeons

Intel's latest roadmap has revealed three new 1600MHz FSB Xeons coming Q4 '07. The quad-core E5472 and E5462, and dual-core E5272, clock in at 3.0GHz, 2.8GHz and 3.4 GHz respectively and feature 80-watt thermal ratings.

Nvidia’s G92 set for launch on November 12th?

DigiTimes are reporting that Nvidia's mid-range G92 GPU is going to be launched on the 12th of November. To supposedly replace the 8800GTS the G92 is aimed at AMD's RV670 core, while the low-end G98 will take on the RV620.

Halo 3 goes Gold: on track for September release

Already the fastest selling pre-ordered video game in history, and well on track to smashing first day sales records, Bungie's Halo 3 has gone Gold and is on schedule for its September 25 launch.

First Vista service pack getting better and BETA in Q1

After guarding any info that could possibly be leaked about Vista's first service pack, Microsoft have finally stepped past the barricades and revealed that Vista service pack one will be available early next year.

AMD RD790 boards tested and pixelized

During the World Cyber Games, TweakTown took some shots of a RD790 board. The Gigabyte MA790-DQ6 based system featured an X2 6400+ and two HD2900XT's. On a similar note, VR-Zone have some CPU-Z pics of a Phenom X4 processor running on an RD790 board.

Acer has eyes on Packard Bell, also

Shortly after Acer announced that they will acquire US-based Gateway, DigiTimes is reporting that Acer chairman JT Wang has announced that the company will also acquire Packard Bell to "strengthen its market position in Europe."

Chinese firm to aquire Seagate – or not…

After various rumours surfaced claiming that a Chinese firm were interested in purchasing Seagate, the company has responded. "Just to be clear, Seagate has not received such an offer, and we are not trying to sell the company." Well, that's good news - for now anyway.

Wii still dominating: PS3 closing in on 360 as Xbox sales fall

NPD group have released the latest game consoles sales figures. As you'd come to expect, the Wii is leading the sales, followed by the PS2. Microsoft's Xbox 360 has lost some ground but remains slightly in front of the PS3's rising sales, in 3rd place.

First RD790 boards available in late September

According to DigiTimes, Asus and Gigabyte will be able to start production of their RD790 boards in early September, while competitors may not be able to launch motherboards until mid October.

AMD’s Agena FX breaks 30,000 in 3Dmark 06?

The Inquirer are claiming that they had the chance to have a tinker inside a K10 system. Apparently, the K10 CPU was clocked at 3.0GHz and along with two HD 2900XT's at 830/900MHz , the system scored a startling 30,031 points in 3Dmark 06.

Crysis demo coming on September 25th

EA and Crytek have revealed that the Crysis demo will be released on the 25th of September, giving us enough playing time before the full version hits retail on November 16. The demo will consist of the entire first level of the Crysis single player campaign, "Contact".

Intel unveil next-gen vPro platform

Approaching a year and a half since introduction, Intel have refreshed their vPro platform. "Weybridge" exists through the E6550, E6750 and the E6850. The most notable improvements include an 8w TDP, Trusted Execution, Active Management and System Defense filters.

Kinc and Shamino bust 27,000 in 3DMark 06

After being robbed at the Games Convention, veteran overclockers Kinc and Shamino have broken the 3Dmark 06 record. With a pair of HD 2900 XT's @ 1175/950MHz, a QX6850 @ 5119MHz coupled to an ASUS Blitz Extreme motherboard, their system scored 27,039 points.

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