Nvidia to launch MCP61S IGP chipset by end of August

Nvidia is expected to launch its MCP61S integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipset for the AMD AM2 platform at the end of August, unspecified motherboard makers noted. The all-in-one IGP solution, which is being manufactured on 90nm technology at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), entered the sample stage in May, the makers indicated. According to the …more

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Corsair Enters the Power Supply Market

Corsair Memory today announced the introduction of the Corsair HX Series power supply product line. The HX Series modular power supplies mark a new exciting first for Corsair. As the latest entrant into the power supply industry, Corsair?s best in class, high performance, ultra-efficient power supplies are expected to set new performance expectations for modular …more

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ECS Elitegroup to Acquire Uniwill Computer

Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc. announced it has inked an agreement to acquire Uniwill Computer, Taiwan?s leading manufacturer of ultra-portable notebook solutions. This acquisition will allow customers of both companies to deploy a wide range of compelling notebook and white book products to the marketplace immediately. This is the second consecutive acquisition made by ECS Elitegroup …more

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Dell to launch AMD-based notebooks in 4Q

Dell will launch a wide-range of AMD notebooks in the fourth quarter, targeting all market segments from low end to high end and offering models that use AMD Sempron and Athlon 64 processors, as well as Turion 64 x2 CPUs, according to sources at Taiwan-based notebook makers. The first AMD-based models, which will likely be …more

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IBM Puts AMD Inside Corporate Servers

IBM and Advanced Micro Devices are set to team up in an alliance designed to boost both companies’ share of the lucrative market for corporate servers. According to news reports, IBM is expected to unveil mainstream servers based on AMD processors at an event in New York on Tuesday. It’s unclear whether the partnership will …more

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Apple recalls some MacBook Pro batteries on A1175 models

Citing performance concerns, company to replace batteries for some 15-inch laptops under a voluntary recall. Under its free Battery Exchange Program, Apple will replace the batteries for 15-inch MacBook Pro systems sold between February and May 2006. The batteries do not pose a safety hazard, so customers are allowed to use them until their replacements …more

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Gamers bend gender for a winning edge

When men appear as buxom, scantily clad females in video games like “World of Warcraft,” it is more about winning than finding an outlet for a real-world affinity for gender bending. While there are gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender-friendly groups that operate within massively multiplayer online games commonly referred to as MMOs, issues of sexual …more

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Microsoft Nears Xbox 360 Profit

Microsoft’s money-losing Xbox 360 will become profitable next year, says the company’s entertainment czar. I can’t believe they have been losing money on Xbox 360 sales for all this time. That profit will have been a long time coming. The Xbox 360 and its predecessor have consistently lost money on a per-unit basis, and game …more

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ATI Catalyst 6.7 Drivers Now Available For Download

Today Legit Reviews published our part of the World GPU article and in it we used ATI CATALYST 6.7 drivers with great success on cards like the ATI Radeon X1900GT. If you play a bunch of Direct3D games these drivers will greatly enhance performance! This release of Catalyst introduces Enhanced CrossFire Support. The enhanced support …more

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NVIDIA Brings SLI Graphics to Intel Core 2 Duo Platforms

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that many of the world?s leading system builders have elected to launch new enthusiast gaming Intel Core 2 Duo-based systems exclusively with NVIDIA SLI technology. The Intel Core 2 Duo processor combined with an NVIDIA nForce4 SLI X16 or NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI or 570 SLI-based motherboard and one, two, or …more

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ATI Introduces Boundless Gaming: CrossFire and Intel Core 2 Duo

?Boundless gaming? comes home today as ATI Technologies announced that leading system integrators and OEMs from around the world are bringing to market the powerful combination of ATI?s Radeon X1900 CrossFire multi-GPU graphics and the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor. To read the full press release follow the link to the forums. As the graphics …more

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Motorola adds two new Razr phones: Krzr and Rizr

Motorola Inc. introduced two additions to its Razr phone family at its annual analysts’ meeting, hoping they will be hits during the end-of-year holiday shopping season. The Krzr (pronounced ‘Crazer’) and the Rizr are not yet in stores The Krzr is expected in stores in the third quarter and the Rizr in the fourth quarter, …more

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U.S. broadband subscribers jump

U.S. high-speed Internet subscriptions soared 33 percent last year to 50.2 million lines, according to the latest data released by the Federal Communications Commission Wednesday. Great news for those that run online sites! More consumers signed up for digital subscriber line (DSL) service from telephone companies like AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc. than cable …more

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Intel’s Core 2 Duo hits the street

Intel is finally ready to launch its Core 2 Duo processor Thursday at an event at its Santa Clara, Calif.-based headquarters, after months of talks and PowerPoint slides. You can see our review of the processor here and our thoughts on AMD versus Intel gaming performance here. The Core 2 Duo, which was code-named Conroe, …more

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