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VIA releases new chipset for Ultra Mobile market

3rd Apr 2008 @ 18:40:00 - written by Arun  
VIA released a new single-chip chipset for the Ultra Mobile market on April 1st - it sports a DX9 IGP, a 64-bit DDR2 memory controller and the usual I/O capabilities. TDP is 3.5 to 5W, and the specs hint at why VIA is interested in NVIDIA's MCP79. In related news,…
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AMD release FireGL V7700 with DisplayPort support

1st Apr 2008 @ 00:12:00 - written by Rys  
AMD has announced the general availability of its latest FireGL professional graphics product, the V7700. Slotting in underneath the 1GiB and 2GiB R600-based V8600 and V8650, the 512MiB V7700 is based on their RV670 GPU.
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AMD release new Phenom X4 processors with B3 silicon

30th Mar 2008 @ 04:07:00 - written by Rys  
If Intel isn't your bag, you should probably take a look at the new B3-based brains behind Spider, the AMD enthusiast platform. These new Phenoms, when paired with a nice 790FX mainboard and one or two HD 3xxx Radeons, means that Spider doesn't look half bad for the gamer.
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TSMC 40nm: Confusion Ahoy!

25th Mar 2008 @ 18:48:00 - written by Arun  
TSMC unveiled their 40nm process yesterday, and seem to have confused a bunch of people in the process. So let's try to quickly set the record straight and see how this ties in with our earlier reports on TSMC's roadmap.
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NVIDIA releases GeForce 9800 GX2 and nForce 790i

20th Mar 2008 @ 09:25:00 - written by Arun  
NVIDIA just released two new ultra-high-end products: the G92-based GeForce 9800 GX2 and the nForce 790i [Ultra] SLI. The Tech Report has reviews for both online (see links), and while we won't be reviewing either ourself in the near future there remains a few things that are worth pointing out...
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SlySoft cracks first generation BD+ encryption schemes

19th Mar 2008 @ 22:10:00 - written by Carl Bender  
SlySoft, makers of optical media ripping software, announced today that the latest version of AnyDVD HD will include support for stripping Blu-ray discs of BD+ protection.
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Belated Analysis: Intel Atom/Silverthorne

19th Mar 2008 @ 13:50:00 - written by Arun  
EETimes published a nice piece on what media coverage got wrong regarding Intel's new Atom platform (based on Silverthorne) earlier, it's well worth a read - but other points may also be worth discussing, from Intel's roadmap to others benefiting such as Imagination Technologies (PowerVR) and Icera.
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RadeonHD driver for Linux gets better RV6xx support and new features

16th Mar 2008 @ 19:07:00 - written by Rys  
The guys at SuSE (and other collaborators on the open project) have released a new RadeonHD drive revision in the last couple of weeks that adds better support for RV6xx variants and some other tweaks here and there.
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Crossfire X @ Tech Report

16th Mar 2008 @ 17:05:00 - written by Rys  
Time to get back on the horse and sort this front page out, starting with a link to TR's analysis of Crossfire X, how it works, how it can scale and what platforms make for attractive Crossfire X systems.
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Latest ARM software promises console-quality 3D gaming on mobiles

22nd Feb 2008 @ 08:08:00 - written by Farid  
This year’s Game Developer Conference (GDC), was the stage ARM chose to roll out its latest 3D middleware solution, Mali-JSR297, for the mobile platforms powered by its Mali series of embedded graphics processors.
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Opinion: Silverthorne fails but PowerVR impresses (+Montalvo trouble)

2nd Apr 2008 @ 15:24:00 - written by Arun  
All the Silverthorne information you'll ever want is now available in articles from The Tech Report and AnandTech - but while the coverage is decent in terms of architecture, they both miss the mark completely in terms of market dynamics. And in other news, Montalvo looks like it's in big trouble...
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NVIDIA MCP79 for VIA CPUs; Intel P45/G45 delayed(?)

31st Mar 2008 @ 09:30:00 - written by Arun  
Rumours are swirling around the web that NVIDIA's upcoming MCP79 chipset will be compatible with VIA's Isaiah processor. The deal makes perfect sense, so the real question is: will MCP79 or MCP78 also be compatible with Montalvo's upcoming processor? Meanwhile, Intel's G45/P45 seem to be delayed...
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DisplayPort Details: IDT launches PanelPort

25th Mar 2008 @ 21:02:00 - written by Arun  
A few months ago we published an article on IDT's DisplayPort efforts and the standard in general, and today IDT has unveiled its new PanelPort product line. We took the opportunity to ask a few technical questions on DisplayPort and got encouraging news on the cost benefits of Direct Drive.
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AMD RV670 price cuts & 128-bit Radeon HD3830?

21st Mar 2008 @ 12:30:00 - written by Arun  
According to HKEPC & Digitimes, AMD will launch the 128-bit HD3830 for $119-129 in April/May with 320SPs/16 TMUs/16 ROPs; so the cost saving lies in its memory controller redundancy and lower PCB costs. It's basically a HD3690 but won't be limited to China. At the same time, The Inq claims that...
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Breaking: AMD to layoff 5% of its workforce, says The Inq

19th Mar 2008 @ 22:30:00 - written by Arun  
According to The Inquirer, AMD employees have been informed that 5% of the workforce is being cut across all segments of the company. Rumours seem to indicate an upcoming quarterly earnings miss is responsible for the move; AMD's fiscal Q1 ends on March 31st and results are announced in mid-April.
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Digitimes: NVIDIA-VIA merger talks failed but may resume. [Analysis]

19th Mar 2008 @ 14:03:00 - written by Arun  
According to Digitimes, NVIDIA and VIA already discussed a potential merger (why am I not surprised?) but the two couldn't agree on a price (why am I even less surprised?) - although given VIA's deteriorating financial position, Digitimes expects the talks to eventually resume.
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AMD Shangai die size disclosed; Fudzilla hints at 0MiB L3 chip

17th Mar 2008 @ 11:00:00 - written by Arun  
AMD displayed wafers of its 45nm Shanghai chip at CeBit, and Hans de Vries took the opportunity to create a comparison picture between Shanghai and Nehalem. Surprisingly, their die size is just about identical, so AMD doesn't have the previously expected die size advantage. Or do they? Fudzilla claims…
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NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT

16th Mar 2008 @ 18:06:00 - written by Rys  
G94 broke cover a little while ago, showing up as pretty much a G92 with half the clusters. The 256-bit memory interface is the same, the video hardware is retained, PCIe 2.0 is there, and there are no per-cluster changes compared to G92 bar some tweaks to the scheduler and load balancer.
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AMD 780G integrated graphics core logic released

16th Mar 2008 @ 17:05:00 - written by Rys  
AMD have been busy on the graphics front, releasing not only Crossfire X and the 3870 X2 recently (review soon), but a new IGP for their processors, raising the bar on what can be expected from an integrated 3D part in terms of performance.
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Havok physics software on PC soon-to-be free for non-commercial use

22nd Feb 2008 @ 07:00:00 - written by Farid  
Havok, now part of Intel, announced yesterday at GDC08 that come May 2008 it will offer the PC version of its renowned physics and animation middleware solution, Havok Complete, free of charge for non-commercial use.
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