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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13th March 2008

Motherboard makers start shipping Intel x48 chipset boards

Intel was supposed to launch their new high end enthusiast x48 chipset in January but the rumored release date had been pushed back a couple months to a mid-March time frame. It’s being reported that Gigabyte and Asus are now shipping x48 motherboards in small quantities, with mass quantities to follow soon. Other first tier motherboard makers are … Read the full entry »

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards | 0 Comments

23rd February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 18

Sometimes you just have to improvise… As (bad) luck would have it, the Via Artigo that I wanted to put in this case, seems to be out of stock everywhere I look. Most eta’s put it’s arrival at the middle of March. Well, I’m way to impatient to wait almost a month before it arrives. … Read the full entry »

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21st February 2008

Shuttle gives finalized specs on KPC, their budget PC/barebones platform

Shuttle previously announced the KPC, their budget PC and barebones platform, at CES but much of the specs weren’t finalized yet. That changed recently, as they’ve posted a mini-site for the KPC on their webpage. As we previously reported, the KPC uses an Intel 945GC/ICH7 chipset, Intel GMA950 on-board graphics, 10/100 NIC, 5.1 HD Audio, … Read the full entry »

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards, Power Supplies/Cases, Small Form Factor | 0 Comments

15th February 2008

New rumor that Nvidia may buy AMD

Rumors about Nvidia making an x86 compatible processor have been swirling for at least a few years now but nothing substantial has been revealed thus far. Their is a new rumor that Nvidia may buy AMD, even though doing so might make AMD lose it’s x86 license. The reason AMD could lose their x86 license is that it may be part of a non-transferable cross … Read the full entry »

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards, Processors, Video Cards | 0 Comments

5th February 2008

Intel to launch x48 motherboard chipset in mid-March

In December we reported that Intel delayed the x48 motherboard chipset for 1 or 2 months from their original release date of January. It’s being reported that Intel has informed motherboard makers that it plans to launch the x48 in mid-March. They went on to say that Intel told motherboard makers their would be no more delays and that this is a definite … Read the full entry »

posted by Eric C. in Hardware, Motherboards | 0 Comments