29th May 2008

So computer and part prices may be on the rise

Apparently computers and computer parts are too cheap. DDR2 memory bottomed out a while ago and at some points was actually being sold under cost. Prices have risen slightly over the last month or two and is continuing upward. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the largest contract chip foundry making chips for Via, Nvidia, and AMD (ATI graphics … Read the full entry »

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7th April 2008

higher speed and fixed replacement AMD Phenoms available in stores

AMD has pushed back the release multiple times and has kept the release date vague. They then released the Phenom X3 triple-core CPUs a couple weeks ago but only to large OEM computer makers. The much delayed faster B3 stepping AMD Phenom CPUs have finally been released, along with B3 stepping replacements for the originally Phenoms. The B3 stepping … Read the full entry »

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30th March 2008

Montalvo Systems may be having money problems

Montalvo Systems, a Silicon Valley startup aiming to develop an energy efficient x86 mobile CPU that we covered last month, has up to this point has raised $73 million but it’s being reported that their funds are running low and they’re having trouble getting more. Venture capitalists are apparently have become leery of costly semiconductor startups … Read the full entry »

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30th March 2008

AMD planning new ATI Radeon HD 3000-series cards

It’s being reported that AMD is getting higher yields on their RV670 core which may lead to lower prices on ATI Radeon HD 3000-series cards. The higher yield is also allowing AMD to release a new low end card in the series, the Radeon HD 3830, with a price around $99 to $150 and is expected in April or May. Most hardware enthusiasts would be interested in … Read the full entry »

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17th March 2008

Some information on the discrete GPU Intel is developing

Rumors of Intel developing discrete graphics chipsets (GPUs), codename Larrabee, have been around for a couple years now. Intel is finally talking about it and some info has come to light. Intel has decided to go with an x86 based instruction set for the GPU which is quite different from all current GPU designs from Nvidia and ATI/AMD. Intel says they will be … Read the full entry »

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13th March 2008

AMD now shipping Phenom 8000-series triple-core CPUs to large computer makers

AMD stated Wednesday that they are now shipping their Phenom 8000-series triple-core processor to large computer makers. The release date for end useres and small system builders has yet to be announced but is expected to be sooner rather than later. According to PC World, Mesh Computer out of the UK is already selling models based on both of … Read the full entry »

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