30th January 2008

Who needs graphics inside a CPU?

AMD is currently developing a CPU with integrated graphics named the AMD Fusion, with the first chip codenamed Swift. That’s all well and good but what’s the target market for this CPU? Who needs this feature? I mean, you’re still going to have to have a motherboard chipset for the PCI Express slots, PCI, IDE, SATA, LAN, etc, so what’s the point? If you have … Read the full entry »

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28th January 2008

more official ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 benchmarks with updated drivers

Last week a Chinese website, PConline.com.cn, posted early benchmarks of the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 but all other pages had to hold back due to AMD pushing back the NDA on when they could reveal their benchmark results. Apparently the reason AMD pushed back the date was to have reviewers use a newer driver version that contains a good amount of … Read the full entry »

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26th January 2008

Some drawbacks to Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI revealed

It turns out Nvidia’s Hybrid SLI has some limitations that could put a damper on some people using it. Hybrid SLI is a technology which allows compatible Nvidia IGP motherboard chipsets when combined with a video card that supports Hybrid SLI to both increase performance (Geforce Boost) and to lower power consumption (HybridPower) when high … Read the full entry »

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25th January 2008

AMD release more specs on 7 series IGP chipsets, launches in China

AMD today launched three new 7 series IGP motherboard chipsets in China, namely the 740G, 780V and 780G. They plan to launch them worldwide in Q1 ’08 but hasn’t yet announced an official date but sources at motherboard makers are saying to expect them March 5th. The AMD 740G (RS740) is the new entry level chipset and contains ATI Radeon 2100 … Read the full entry »

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24th January 2008

AMD unveils full specs on ATI Radeon HD 3450, HD 3470 and HD 3650

AMD has unveiled the full specifications on their new sub-$100 video cards, the ATI Radeon HD 3450, HD 3470 and HD 3650. As previously reported, they are versions of the Radeon HD 2400 and Radeon HD 2600 with a die shrink to 55nm and updated to have Direct X 10.1, Shader Model 4.1, DisplayPort and PCI Express 2.0 support. The lower end Radeon … Read the full entry »

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23rd January 2008

Nvidia may push back release of Geforce 9600GT to Febuary 21

Expreview is reporting that Nvidia is having “voltage offset issues “during certain applications”” with some Geforce 9600GT cards and has pushed the release back a couple weaks to Febuary 21. Nvidia needs time to fix the bug, as well as Chinese New Year (which China-based factories close for) are the reasons being given for the new later release date. … Read the full entry »

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