USB 3.0 to show and tell at IDF Fall 2008?

The IDF red carpet is to be rolled out for USB 3.0, next week, claims this report from TG Daily.

USB 3.0 to show and tell at IDF Fall 2008?

'SuperSpeed USB' is the glittering moniker used to refer to the USB 3.0 architecture in Intel's announcement that, revision 0.9 of its Extensible Host Controller Interface (xHCI) draft specification, has been given the seal of approval. This revelation follows earlier claims that Intel was being less than forthcoming with sharing, yet it appears that the chip giant is, actually, in a sharing and caring mood.

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Intel cruises towards Core i7 launch

Navin Maini | | Aug 13, 2008 11:40 AM CDT

The first of Intel's Nehalem microarchitecure derived, Bloomfield CPUs, are to hit shores in September or October, according to this article from DIGITIMES.

Intel cruises towards Core i7 launch

Three Intel Core i7 SKUs, being a 3.2 GHz 'Extreme' part, a 2.93 GHz 'Performance' part and a 2.66 GHz 'Mainstream' part, priced in 1000-unit tray quantities at $999, $562 and $284, respectively, will usher in Intel's new Core i7 vision.

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PowerColor aims to impress with enhanced HD 4870

Navin Maini | | Aug 13, 2008 11:07 AM CDT

PowerColor's SuperRV770-esque Radeon HD 4870 SKU, has been pixellated courtesy of, Expreview.

PowerColor aims to impress with enhanced HD 4870

The part, which appears to be heading into Super RV770 domain, features a rather intricate and elaborate cooling solution, evidently to keep the factory overclocked GPU, running at a sprightly 800 MHz, with the GDDR5 memory modules, running at 950 MHz (QDR).

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NVIDIA unleashes PhysX Power Pack for GeForce8+

Steve Dougherty | Video Cards & GPUs | Aug 12, 2008 8:50 PM CDT

NVIDIA has officially enabled PhysX support on all GeForce 8 and beyond graphics cards today by means of its first Power Pack.

VIDIA unleashes PhysX Power Pack for GeForce8/9/200

By making your way over to NVIDIA's Force Within web portal, you are given a full selection of free demos and applications with which to make use of PhysX processing via your card. Of course, you'll first need to download and install the new PhysX enabled 177.83 driver, also made available at the above location.

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Are NVIDIA's troubles set to become more serious?

Navin Maini | | Aug 12, 2008 3:05 PM CDT

We recently reported on NVIDIA's ongoing defective mobile GPU woes, yet this report from The Inquirer, alleges that the state of play is markedly more serious than is being let on.

Are NVIDIA's troubles set to become more serious?

Unnamed sources are indicating that four NVIDIA AIBs are experiencing high failure rates on G92 and G94 chips. The G92 GPU powers such solutions as the NVIDIA GeForce 8800GT, 8800GTS, and 8800GS members of the GeForce 8 family, including a number of mobile variants. Alarmingly, the G92 also powers many GeForce 9800 family SKUs, plus a few GeForce 9600 parts too. Not of any less importance, the G94 powers GeForce 9600GT solutions.

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Dell E-Series makes room for 10" Eee PC challenger

Navin Maini | Laptops | Aug 12, 2008 1:00 PM CDT

Dell is making a concerted effort to attack ASUS' Eee Portfolio, according to this report from Engadget.

Citing this article from DIGITIMES, it is claimed that Compal Electronics, the beneficiary of Dell outsourcing the production of over two million notebooks in Q3, will also be working with a 10" netbook, expected to launch in October.

Dell E-Series makes room for 10-inch Eee PC challenger

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VIA pulls plug on making motherboard chipsets

Steve Dougherty | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Aug 11, 2008 9:33 PM CDT

Not sure how many of you saw this coming, but word's come in that VIA have pulled the plug on making motherboard chipsets for third-party CPUs, at least for the foreseeable future.

VIA quits chipset market

VIA's vice president of marketing Richard Brown says 'Intel provides the vast majority of chipsets for its processors and, following its purchase of ATI, AMD is also moving very quickly in the same direction.

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AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

Navin Maini | | Aug 11, 2008 10:03 AM CDT

AMD's R700 Spartan, the Radeon HD 4870 X2, is all set for launch tomorrow. In midst of all the excitement, some SKUs based on the dual-RV770XT powered behemoth, just couldn't resist letting slip a day early for some mouth-watering shots.

Firstly, courtesy of TechConnect Magazine, we have some images of one of MSI's R700 SKUs.

AMD HD 4870 X2 can't help but share its excitement

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