Intel and Toms Hardware Comment on Our News Post

I didn’t mean to stir the pot with my news post on Kentsfield, but it seems that I did and got e-mails from both Intel and Toms Hardware already. I guess i jumped the gun claiming that Toms Hardware broke their NDA, but that’s sure what it looked like at first glance. Tom Hardware let …more

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Samsung develops new memory chip – PRAM

Samsung Electronics Co. on Monday unveiled a new type of memory chip that it said will allow digital devices to work faster by saving new data more quickly. The phase-change random access memory, or PRAM, chip is nonvolatile, meaning it will retain data even when an electronic device is turned off, and is about 30 …more

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What’s an NDA? Quad-Core Intel Kentsfield Benchmarks Posted

Tom’s Hardware has broken their NDA with Intel and has a sneak preview of the forthcoming Quadcore Kentsfield processor which is made up of two Conroe glued together. So you have four 2.67GHz core running on a 1066MHz FSB, 8MB L2 cache and it is compatible with 965/975 motherboards. The model, which is referred to …more

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IBM starts shipping Microchips for Nintendo’s Wii

BM Corp. said it has shipped the first microprocessors that will be used to power Nintendo Co.’s upcoming Wii video game console. IBM earlier this year signed a multiyear agreement to supply Nintendo, based in Japan, with chips made at its East Fishkill, N.Y. plant. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Rumor still has …more

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Dell Delays Quarterly Report

Dell is delaying the filing of its second-quarter report with regulators because of questions raised in connection with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s informal investigation, and the subsequent probe by its board’s audit committee, into its accounting and financial reporting. Because of the developments, Dell has suspended its share repurchase program until further notice. In …more

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Asustek and MSI motherboard sales up in August

Asustek Computer and Micro-Star International (MSI) saw motherboard shipments rise 15% and 23.5%, respectively, on-month in August, whereas Gigabyte Technology managed only a single-digit sequential growth in shipments in the same month. Meanwhile, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) saw its August shipments were almost similar to the previous month. As long we are steady or seeing …more

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Gateway names new CEO – J. Edward Coleman

After a seven-month search, Gateway has a new CEO. J. Edward Coleman was named head of the third-largest U.S. PC vendor on Thursday. He replaces Rick Snyder, who had been serving as interim CEO since February, when former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Wayne Inouye left the company. Coleman, who starts his new job …more

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Microsoft to release cheaper Xbox 360 for Japan – $255

Microsoft Co. is set to release a cheaper, bare-bones version of the Xbox 360 video game console in Japan to boost flagging sales ahead of the arrival of new machines from rivals later in the year. North America already has the Xbox 360 core system, so don’t feel left out! he Japanese unit of U.S.-based …more

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Motorola, Intel help Clearwire by Investing

Clearwire Corp., a high-speed wireless company founded by cell-phone pioneer Craig McCaw, received $1.1 billion in financing from investors including Intel Corp. and Motorola Inc. Clearwire, which said in July it planned to raise $900 million from its backers, also received a $125 million loan, the Kirkland, Wash.-based company said Wednesday. Chicago Sun-Times

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Yahoo! to Stream NFL Games

The National Football League and Yahoo! reached a deal to show pro football games on the Internet to fans overseas. Through a plan called NFL Game Pass on Yahoo! Sports, nearly every NFL game can be watched live and in its entirety outside North America beginning this Sunday. The agreement marks the first time the …more

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ATI’s RD600 Is Nearly Done, But Who Will Use It?

Rumors are floating around the web at several motherboard makers are not going to use the RD600 series of chipsets from ATI later this year as they don’t want to strain their relationship with Intel. This is all due to the ATI and AMD merger, which makes sense to us. Right now one of the …more

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ASRock to up use of VIA chipsets for Intel-based motherboards

ASRock, an Asustek Computer subsidiary focusing on entry-level motherboards, will significantly increase the adoption of integrated graphics processor (IGP) chipsets from VIA Technologies for Intel-based motherboards while lowering the proportion of motherboards with ATI chipsets, indicated sources who have seen the company’s latest roadmap. Looks like ATI got passed over for VIA this time around. …more

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OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Announces ATI CrossFire-Certified PC2-5400 Memory

OCZ Technology Group today announced the new OCZ PC2-5400 ATI CrossFire? Certified modules. The award-winning PC2-5400 gaming solutions from OCZ now feature the first ever exclusively designed heatspreaders for ATI Technologies. Co-developed with ATI, the unique PC2-5400 CrossFire-certified series offers an unparalleled opportunity to boost performance and stylize gamers? systems. Pretty cool looking and about …more

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PC Memory should make up 10 percent of the total system cost

A combination of consistently tight supply and strong demand is not only sustaining the firm pricing of DDR2, but it could also drive the cost of DRAM supplied with PC systems to more than 10% of the cost of an individual PC, according to industry players. The industry normally regards the 10% figure as an …more

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