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OCZ Technology Intros "Tempest" CPU Cooler

OCZ have just officially released a new premium performance cooler dubbed the "Tempest" which is based upon heatpipe technology with its pure copper base plate and quad copper heatpipe design. Mounting sets are included for AMD 939/940/AM2 sockets and Intel 775/478 sockets.


For full details, check out the official PR here or head straight over to the product page folks.


Sunnyvale, CA-July 10, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the anticipated release of the OCZ Tempest, the pinnacle of air and heat pipe CPU cooling technology. A perpetual commitment to the enthusiast community and previous experience in advanced cooling led to OCZ's unveiling of the Tempest. The Tempest implements a state-of-the-art design to address the demanding cooling requirements of gamers and enthusiasts.


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ATI's RD600 Conroe chipset will sport three PCIe slots

The Inquirer have ascertained that ATI's upcoming Conroe chipset (codenamed RD600) will include three 16X PCIe ports, two dedicated to CrossFire, and the third set aside for physics processing by a seperate graphics card.


ATI IS WORKING on one cool, Conroe-supporting chipset.


It is codenamed RD600 and this one will have no less than three PCIe 16X ports. As you might know, ATI wants to do a lot with what the chip firms now call physics. Most especially it wants to get you buying three graphics cards for your PC.


Two cards for graphics will cost you and a third one for physics might not be super expensive but it won't be cheap either. Of course, it all depends on what you want, as the top ATI physics chippery comes with the top ATI graphic card.


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ABIT sends message about their revival with CPU at 5440MHz!

As a quick teaser to our Day 2 coverage from Computex 2006, the new ABIT were sending a strong message at their booth that they are back and ready to rock. In the past year or two, ABIT has gone to hell and back with various financial issues but now it looks the emergence of the old ABIT is back with vengeance and some new changes added in the process.


ABIT let us have a play with a VapoChill system on one of their latest motherboards. We managed to overclock a CPU to 5.6GHz but it wasn't stable for long, although 5.44GHz was rock solid.


More later in our Day 2 coverage from Computex!


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VIA Announces Comprehensive AMD Chipset Support for Socket AM2

Chipset maker VIA have just officially announced their top to bottom line of motherboard chipsets to support the new AM2 platform of AMD's.


Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD).


To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD's transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory. Supporting this transition, VIA offers a wide range of chipset solutions that are fully compatible with socket AM2 platforms, including the VIA K8M890, ideal for Windows Vista™-ready systems, and the VIA K8T900 performance chipset with dual X8 PCI Express support.


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Scythe's first single socket CPU Cooler!

Expert PC cooling mob "Scythe" have just released a modified version of their popular Katana heatsink/cooling solution, this new "Katana775" offering differing in that it's a more dedicated (and thus easier to install) solution specifically for the Intel LGA775 platform.


Further information via the below comments, and the official product page folks.


Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces its single socket version of the popular value-for-money Katana CPU Cooler, "Katana775". All the features remain the same from the Katana CPU Cooler, but this 775 version provides the simple installation for LGA775 socket with the "push-pin" clips, which eliminates the "time-consuming" steps during the cooler installation. The fan speed is adjusted by the PWM signal from the motherboard. Super Light-Weight! Simple Installation! No Hassle! Try out the new Katana775 CPU Cooler!


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Swiftech Intros MCW30 Chipset Cooler

Catering to all your watercooling needs, U.S. company "Swiftech" have just released a new chipset waterblock dubbed the "MCW30" which will integrate into most liquid cooling systems and motherboards with ease.


The official announcement can be grabbed here, and the product page located here folks.


Signal Hill, CA - Thursday 19, 2006 - Swiftech™ today announced the release of the MCW30 chipset cooler, a low flow restriction water-block for AMD® and Intel® compatible motherboards. "The MCW30 water-block was designed with maximum compatibility in mind" said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman. Mr. Rouchon also added "We wanted this product not only to be compatible with as many popular PC platforms as possible, but also to satisfy the largest number of enthusiast users by enabling all common sizes of compatible tubing so that the product can be integrated with just about any liquid cooling system".


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VIA Launches K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset with DirectX® 9 Support

Answering to NVIDIA's recently released C51 motherboard chipset with integrated GeForce 6 series graphics, VIA have just officially announced their new K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset for AMD platforms, sporting an integrated DX9 compatible S3 Graphics DeltaChrome GPU solution. For full details, check out both VIA's official PR and the product page for further specs and info over at their website folks.


Taipei, Taiwan, 21 October 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA K8M890 core logic chipset featuring the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome™ Integrated Graphics Processor core designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ operating system and rising high definition video standards.


Enabling support for DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 for high quality video processing, the VIA K8M890 also boasts the Chromotion Video Display Engine for enhanced visual output, extensive display support including all HDTV output formats up to 1920x1080p, advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, comprehensive de-interlace support and DuoView™ for enhanced productivity and presentation capabilities. Support for the latest PCI Express x16 discrete graphics cards allows for powerful system upgrades and makes the VIA K8M890 chipset a highly flexible, all-round platform for system builders looking to cover multiple market segments with a single motherboard design.


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ULi Unveils TGi Chipset for Intel Platform

Announced by chipset maker ULi at IDF in Taipei earlier today, they keep Intel fans happy with an Intel based variant of their unique TGi chipset which delivers simultaneous support for PCI Express x16, native AGP 8X, and PCI graphics interfaces. For all the details, have a read through the official announcement.


Taipei, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-October 12, 2005-- ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), a leading core logic chipset manufacturer, will be unveiling its latest TGi chipset, M1685/M1567, for Intel platforms during the Taipei IDF, from October 17-18, 2005 at the Taipei International Convention Center.


ULi M1685/M1567 chipset supports the latest Intel Pentium 4 and Pentium M Processors. The M1685 provides a high performance memory interface for both DDR 266/333/400MHz and DDR II 400/533/667MHz. The M1685 north bridge, coupled with ULi's widely adopted M1567 south bridge via the HyperTransport interface, delivers data transfer up to 1.6 GB/s of peak bandwidth.


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TGi Chipset Gains Recognition from Top IT Media Worldwide

Motherboard chipset maker "ULi" have just issued out a press release which highlights that its latest M1695/M1567 HyperTransport™ PCI Express™ tunnel chipset has received highly remarkable commendations from leading IT media worldwide. This chipset is the world's first to incorporate TGi (Triple Graphics Interface), meaning it sports both a native AGP 8X AND PCI Express x16 interface, as well as the usual PCI graphics interface.


For the full scoop, grab the official announcement. If seeking more specific details towards the chipset itself, you can find the product page over at this section of ULi's website folks.


"The ULi M1695 is more than competitive with the best NVIDIA nForce4 boards that we have tested. The Business Winstone score for the ULi was the best that we have measured so far, and the Multimedia Content Creation Winstone was one of the top scores that we have seen....The fact that ULi competes very well with NVIDIA nForce4 in these benchmarks says a lot about the quality and potential of the ULi design.", quoted by Anandtech.


The remarkable overclocking feature and capability to support Dual 8x PCI Express linked, as tested by Ocworkbench, demonstrates the M1695/M1567's unique architecture and outstanding performance that has recently brought out huge discussions among key IT media worldwide.


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Intel Itanium 2 Processors Get Faster BUS Architecture

A press release from Intel earlier today has them introducing two new and improved Intel Itanium 2 processors, both operating on a faster 667MHz FSB versus earlier models which ran off a 400MHz BUS speed. Both models run at 1.66GHz, differing only in cache size with one model carrying 6 MB, and the other a whopping 9 MBs.


Further details on these pricey new server based processors within the official PR folks.


SANTA CLARA, Calif, July 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors which deliver better performance over the current generation for database, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and technical computing applications.


For the first time, Itanium 2 processors have a 667 megahertz (MHz) front side bus (FSB), which connects and transfers data between the microprocessor, chipset and system's main memory. Servers designed to utilize the new bus are expected to deliver more than 65 percent greater system bandwidth over servers designed with current Itanium 2 processors with a 400 MHz FSB. This new capability will help set the stage for the forthcoming dual core Itanium processor, codenamed "Montecito," which will feature the same bus architecture.


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