The antitrust suit singles out Microsoft for its willingness to support an innovative processor that AMD pioneered. A victory for AMD could give Microsoft more influence in its dealings with Intel, under the notion that the Redmond software company could just as easily work with AMD instead.
I have such a special card on my hands today, the PowerColor X700 Bravo Edition, a card designed to deliver optimum visual quality featuring Dual DVI and HDTV outputs, good 3D performance while remaining completely silent. You can guess which portion of the market it is aimed at; HTPC systems and people obsessed with silence. Let us see how well it manages to compete in the video card arena.
Dixons, the electrical goods retailer headed by John Clare, has been dragged into the vicious legal dispute between the rival computer chip makers, AMD and Intel.
IBM says its Cell chip isn't just a plaything or a PlayStation thing. Last week, IBM and Mercury Computer Systems said they've signed a multiyear agreement. Under the pact, IBM will help Mercury develop Cell-powered medical and military gear. The products could be out as early as this year.
Advanced Micro Devices' 48-page antitrust complaint against rival Intel reads like a list of major players in the global PC industry, with one glaring exception: there's no mention of China's Lenovo Group.
Martin Reynolds, an analyst at Gartner Inc., said "it does raise the question of why Apple selected Intel over AMD. It isn't too presumptuous to assume that Apple made the decision based on the facts that AMD and Intel offered."
Today we look two PC cases, each with slightly different goals. The Silverstone TJ06 looks to maximize thermal management, but without blasting out too much sound. The Lian-Li PC-6070 is designed to keep your system running quietly while still allowing enough cooling to run the hottest components.
Not everything has turned dual-core yet - single-cores still set the pace in most applications. AMD takes its FX series into a performance range where Intel cannot follow at this time.
Ever since NVIDIA has introduced its 7800 GTX graphics adapter, one of the many questions that users have been asking is if NVIDIA would ever launch an AGP version of the aforementioned card. Well, information from one of the industry insiders who said that NVIDIA and ATI would probably not offer AGP versions of their upcoming product line.
Go back just a few short years and the appearances of pretty much all computers were slight variations of the same theme. Boring beige boxes dominated the industry, and people looking to express their individuality with the style of their computer had to take matters into their own hands.
Like we already reported weeks ago NVIDIA today launched the GeForce 7800 GTX (G70). The GeForce 7800 GTX is made on a 110nm process and uses 303 million transistors. The graphics core runs at 430MHz and has 24 pixel pipelines and 8 vertex shaders.
Wow, Chaintech was quick off the mark today, announcing its own version of nVidia’s next generation GeForce 7800GTX GPU.
Join hardwaresecrets.com as they tour the Abit factory in SuZhou, China. From R&D, passed the assembly line, programming, and burn-in to rigorous testing, one can get some wonderful insight to the process of motherboard manufacturing.
HP has announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than one million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45% more than any other major hardware vendor.
These days, with computer prices lower than ever, you can get a bare-bones Mac or PC for less than $500. But if you're thinking about buying a new computer, you might want to wait a few months.
Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers. In addition, the company cut the price on its GeForce 6600 series US$5 and the prices for all parts from its GeForce 6200, GeForce FX5200 and GeForce MX4000 series were reduced US$1-2, indicated the sources.
Revoltec has recently released a distinct USB flash drive, the File Carrier, which was given attention on aesthetics, since it comes in 3 colors and features a nice design. I was lucky enough to be sent a 512MB File Carrier drive, a red version, so let us see if it can perform as well as it looks!
Hard-core game enthusiasts descending on San Francisco next week will get first crack at buying Nvidia's long-awaited GeForce 7800 graphics cards.
Rambus has added Samsung Electronics to its antitrust lawsuit against most of the DRAM industry, another development in the souring of relations between the two former partners.