VIA Announces the CN800 Chipset

VIA Announces the CN800 Chipset for its C7-D Processor As with other VIA chipsets the CN800 uses a traditional north and south bridge configuration. The CN800 can be paired up with VIA?s VT8237R for SATA RAID, high definition audio and Gigabit Ethernet. The CN800 chipset should be available to manufacturers later this month.

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Vista RTM to be Released Today

The much anticipated Vista RTM build is to be released according to Dailytech Long time Microsoft aficionado Paul Thurrott wrote in a WinInfo update that Windows Vista would be hitting RTM status today, a full two days earlier than anticipated.

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NVIDIA to acquire PORTALPLAYER for ~$357 million

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire San Jose, CA-based PortalPlayer, Inc. (Nasdaq: PLAY), a leading supplier of semiconductors, firmware, and software for personal media players (PMPs) and secondary display-enabled computers. PortalPlayer, which was founded in 1999, is widely recognized for its pioneering technology, including the high-performance system-on-chip (SoC) …more

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NVIDIA Announces MAXtreme 9 D3D and POWERdraft 2007

NVIDIA Corporation today announced the immediate availability of NVIDIA MAXtreme 9 D3D and POWERdraft 2007, new performance drivers, developed in close collaboration with Autodesk, for 3ds Max 9 software and AutoCAD 2007 software. Recent tests show MAXtreme 9 drivers increased performance up to 100% when coupled with the NVIDIA Quadro FX 5500 graphics solution,i while …more

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Super Talent Launches USB Drives to Support Windows Vista ReadyBoost

Super Talent Technology today announced a line of USB drives that are designed and tested specifically to support the ReadyBoost feature of Microsoft Windows Vista. Windows Vista introduces a new concept in adding memory to a system. Windows ReadyBoost lets you use a removable USB flash drive to improve system performance, without the bother of …more

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ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Powers Apple Mac G5 Quad PC Systems

AMD today announced the ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition, a next-generation graphics card that combines workstation-class creative productivity and cutting-edge 3D game performance. The ATI Radeon X1900 G5 Mac Edition represents a high-performance PCI Express graphics upgrade card for the Power Mac G5 Quad and Power Mac G5 Dual. Upgrading to the ATI Radeon …more

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New Sony PS3 Commercial Featuring a Rubik’s Cube

The Sony PS3 baby commercial was pretty freaky, but this new one of the Rubik’s Cube is pretty darn cool for older crowd that grew up with them. The Rubix Cube is a mechanical puzzle invented in 1974 by the Hungarian sculptor and professor of architecture Ernő Rubik in case you didn’t know or have …more

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Gamers give Sony PlayStation 3 rave reviews

Crammed in the corner of a hotel’s banquet hall, they stood and stared silently, mesmerized by what they were seeing. They were watching a soldier gunning down a giant monster on one TV and Miami Heat’s Dwayne Wade taking over an NBA game on the other screen. What they were really experiencing was the new …more

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Apple adds to iPod line with second red nano

Apple Computer Inc. (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research) said on Friday that it’s adding a red 8-gigabyte version of its tiny iPod nano to its popular line of digital music players, offering to donate money to charity for every player it sells. The new device, which retails for about $249, can store about 2,000 songs, or …more

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Vista speeding up GPU and chipset developments

Seeing DirectX 10 as one of core technologies of Microsoft’s upcoming Windows Vista operating system (OS), GPU and chipset vendors are speeding up their developments to meet demand for new platforms, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report. This month, Nvidia will launch its G80 GPU, and Intel is expected to start sampling chipsets supporting …more

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EA predicts Sony will miss PS3 year-end shipment numbers

Apparently Sony hasn’t learned from Microsofts XBOX 360 release. Good news for you planners who have already gotten in line to get one and plan on unloading it for a profit. If you haven’t managed to procure a good, solid pre-order yet from a credible retailer, you just might want to take a good hard …more

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Crysis Delayed

Don’t rush out and get your next gen video card and Vista to play Crysis just yet. The much-anticipated next-generation DirectX 10 game Crysis has been delayed until at least April 2007. The reason for the delay is not clear, however in my opinion this is actually a good thing. Firstly it allows consumers some …more

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NVIDIA Forceware 93.71 Drivers Released

Fixes for SLI, World of Warcraft, TimeShift, EverQuest, Spellforce 2, control panel, etc. Some of the improvements… WHQL Certified. NVIDIA PureVideo™ HD driver with support for the following features: Hardware acceleration of H.264, VC-1 and MPEG-2 HD movie formats. Video post-processing image enhancements. Built-in support for HDCP content protection protocol via DVI or HDMI connectors. …more

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ATI Catalysts for Vista RC2 Released

Hey look, new drivers! ATI have released new Catalysts for Vista RC2 graphics drivers. The drivers work only on Vista RC2 or RTM, and support all graphics cards from the Radeon 9500 upwards. TweakGuides.com

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