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Rambus, Elpida Renew DRAM License

Rambus Inc extended its patent license to Elpida Memory Inc, allowing the company to sell DDR-2 memory in return for paying Rambus a royalty payment every quarter Rambus signed...

AMD readies low-cost Sempron CPUs

AMD has decided what it's going to call its upcoming value-market microprocessors: Sempron Both desktop and notebook parts will be offered under the new brand name, AMD said...

No takers for Intel’s BTX form factor

Despite of all advantages Intel Corp endowed its new BTX form-factor, mainboard makers are note really enthusiastic about the emerging standard There are very few BTX mainboards...

NVIDIA Vows to Bring Serial ATA-300 by Year End

NVIDIA Corp said this week it is on-track to deliver a core-logic set for mainboards with support for Serial ATA-300 standard - a speed-bin of currently-shipping Serial ATA-150...

Intel Adds AGP into Grantsdale Chipset

Intel Corporation had reportedly added support for AGP-bus in its i915-series (Grantsdale) chipsets that initially should not support the technology The reasons for the move are...

ATI admits to same “tricks” as Nvidia

Graphics company ATI, longtime critic of competitor Nvidia's video card driver optimizations, concedes to using undocumented optimizations of its own After criticizing rival...

ATI Catalyst 4.6 Beta Drivers

Station-Drivers have snagged a new set of ATI Catalyst Beta drivers in the shape of 46 Beta (802-040505) for Windows 2000/XP! All Cards Supported Drivers Windows 2000/XP Version:...

Intel Pledges New Pentium 4 in October

Intel Corporation, the worlds biggest maker of semiconductors, officially issued a document reflecting the company's intention to bring more advanced Intel Pentium 4...

MSI sued by company claiming motherboard flaws

LOS ANGELES, June 1 (Reuters) - Micro-Star International Co Ltd (2377TW: Quote, Profile, Research) , one of the world's top makers of computer motherboards, has been sued by a...

Transmeta announces faster processor

Transmeta Corp has announced at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan its next generation Efficeon processor, which is rated to operate at 16GHz clock speeds The 16GHz chip is expected to...

NV45 Mystery Solved

Question 1: What is NV45 We've already answered this one, NV45 is basically NV40 + NVIDIA's HSI chip on a single package; in other words, NV45 is a PCI Express NV40 Question 2:...

New SIS Chipset Addresses DDR2-667 Memory

Silicon Integrated Systems Inc on Monday announced its first PCI Express chipsets, which support DDR-2 memories at speeds up to 667-MHz, the company said SIS introduced the...

BTX may not work for Athlon 64

by Scott Wasson - 08:30 am, June 2, 2004 COMPUTEX — I've spoken with several sources here on the show floor from motherboard and enclosure makers who have all said the...

Nvidia’s new driver arrives tomorrow

Nvidia's wonder driver should arrive sometime tomorrow This driver should fix some bugs and speed up things in some applications We are told that it should bring a significant...

Nvidia updates nForce 3 for AMD’s Socket 939

Nvidia has updated its nForce 3 support chip to cope with AMD's new 939-pin Athlon 64 and 64-FX processors Now dubbed the nForce 3 Ultra Media Communications Processor, the new...

ATI to switch to 90nm fabrication in 2005

ATI'S CEO HAD a hard task on the second day after he got promoted as he had to meet the INQ and he sure did a good job He told us some plans for 2005 as it is doing quite well...

Contest for Microsoft keyboard/mouse buyers

Here's your chance to win fabulous prizes with Microsoft hardware All you have to do is register yourself online at Get Set Go with Microsoft Hardware if you have purchased any...

Intel considers bundling plastic air ducts with processors

HERE IN TAIPEI we've been told by a number of reliable sources that Intel is considering bundling plastic air ducts with its processorsThese plastic air ducts seem to form part of...

Intel adds more 90-nm Mobile chips

CHIP MAKING megalith Intel has released a few mobile chips to plug gaps it sees in desktop replacement and thin-and-light notebook markets According to Chipzilla spinsters, the...

ATi unveils Mobility Radeon X600 Pro

ATI brought its latest GPU technology to the mobile market today when it launched the Mobility Radeon X600 The chip maker also unveiled a series of low-end desktop...

ECS intros LGA775 DDR2 mobo

Still trying to gain some ground on the enthusiasts favourite ABIT, ECS will bolster its range of 'Extreme' mainboards with the introduction of this LGA-775 offering with DDR-2...

ATI to launch X800XT PCI-E today

ATI FINALLY DECIDED the name of the chip that used to hide under R423 codename cloak This chip is actually nothing more then R420 PCI Express, we hope native, and not a bridge...

ATI may announce Axiom next week

Having roundly trashed Nvidia's PCI Express graphics module format, MXM, ATI will tout one of its own, dubbed Axiom The specification could be revealed as early as next week That...

Revamped AMD Athlon 64 Chips to Debut at Computex

Three New Chips Coming According to various sources around the world wide web, there will be a number of new SKUs in AMD's product lineup starting from the 1st of June, 2004: AMD...

X600PRO and X300 details emerge

BY THE TIME WHEN I AM in Taiwan ATI will introduce its X600 and X300 cardsATI attacks PCI express market with native cards hardStill we have a few details over and above those...
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