Intel Montevina successor set for Q3 2009 stage

Navin Maini | | Aug 5, 2008 11:18 AM CDT

Citing its sources as notebook manufacturers, this report from DIGITIMES, explores the possibility of Intel's Nehalem microarchitecture, not reaching mobile shores until Q3 2009.

Intel Montevina successor set for Q3 2009 stage

Calpella, which will succeed the very recent Centrino 2 (Montevina) platform, is the sixth generation of Intel's Centrino vision and, will usher in some fundamental changes to boot.

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Lenevo IdeaPad S10 Atom equipped UMPC info

Steve Dougherty | | Aug 4, 2008 6:00 PM CDT

Lenevo have just officially unveiled their new IdeaPad S10 ulta-portable notebook sporting Intel's N270 Atom processor. It looks like it could potentially be a bit of an Eee PC killer, measuring 9.8" x 7.2" with a weight of just 2.4 pounds in its lightest form.

Lenovo promises availability come September with some models using a 10" screen whilst others in select countries being available with 9" screens, a range of different colours and Linux pre-load options.

It is said that initially the S10 will come in at $399 for a model running 512MB memory with an 80GB HDD and a jump up to $450 for one with 1GB memory and a 160GB HDD in black, red or white.

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WHDI aims to make its place in end-users' hearts

Navin Maini | | Aug 4, 2008 3:04 PM CDT

HDMI is looking for its wireless successor and there is no shortage of suitors, according to this article from Engadget.

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Wireless Home Digital Interface, which prefers to be known by its nickname, WHDI, appears to be pitting itself against its main competitor, WirelessHD, and the expected trials and tribulations in gaining widespread adoption, may shape the future of this wireless field.

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AMD, NVIDIA take battle to driver front

Navin Maini | | Aug 4, 2008 12:01 PM CDT

It appears that the fever pitch graphics battle between Santa Clara, CA based NVIDIA and Sunnyvale, CA based AMD, is about to take on a new form.

We reported details, some two weeks ago, regarding NVIDIA's 'Big Bang II' ForceWare Driver Software release, scheduled to be driving NVIDIA solutions from September.

Let's recap for a moment and review what NVIDIA has up its sleeve:

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Inside prospective on NVIDIA quitting chipsets

Cameron Wilmot | CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Aug 3, 2008 5:29 AM CDT

Late last week Digitimes broke a story stating that NVIDIA were on the verge of quitting its chipset business. Soon after that story broke, we had the chance to speak to several of our contacts here in Taipei and the story was confirmed over and over again.

Inside prospective on NVIDIA quitting chipsets

We wanted to deliver an insider prospective as to why NVIDIA is quitting its chipset business. NVIDIA is denying rumors of closing up its chipset business and sending its chipset designer and engineer staff to the GPGPU team to speed and ramp up development in that area.

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PowerColor add HDMI and Displayport to HD 4850

The lads at TechConnect have sighted some images of a fully decked out HD 4850 graphics card which comes equipped not only with a superior cooling solution but multiple connectivity options including DVI, HDMI and Displayport for future-proofing.

PowerColor HD 4850 with Displayport and HDMI

Featuring a red PCB and ZEROtherm's GX810 copper-happy cooler, the card is certainly quite the eye catcher, too. Whilst clock speeds and the amount of memory onboard isn't yet confirmed, it's likely that it sports the usual 512MB of RAM with a factory overclock thanks to the superior cooling on tap.

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Thermaltake holding a Best Build Competition in Oz

Steve Dougherty | | Jul 31, 2008 4:14 AM CDT

For those of you residing in the land of Oz who are really proud of their PC case build, Thermaltake Australia are firing up a competition tomorrow which gives you the chance to show off your system on the Thermaltake Australia forums in an effort to win a badass pre-built system housed in Thermaltake's Armor+ full tower with LCS.

Thermaltake Best Build Competition - Aug 2008

We here at Thermaltake will decide on the final winner. The main factor influencing our decision is how well a system is received publicly by the enthusiast community. Things we will look out for is the amount of positive feedback from the community for particular rigs on their uniqueness, attention to detail, custom efforts and execution.

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HIS fix toasty HD 4850s with ICEQ4 variants

Steve Dougherty | | Jul 30, 2008 8:44 PM CDT

Since the launch of AMD's killer HD 48x0 series recently, the cards have done nothing but impress. However, it was quickly discovered that the 4850's stock cooler is a little underwhelming for the card and had a lot of trouble keeping its temps down once the card really got down and boogied.

This wouldn't matter too much if there were plenty of non-reference models on offer that use superior cooling solutions, but we haven't really seen many at all yet. However, HIS have returned with their long-standing ICEQ cooler which has always been known to offer far better cooling than the stock models. Expreview have caught a glimpse of two models coming soon; the HIS Radeon HD 4850 ICEQ4 Turbo and HIS Radeon HD 4850 ICEQ4 Turbo-X.

HIS Radeon HD 4850 ICEQ4 Turbo

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Universal abit lays-off more staff

John Freeman | | Jul 30, 2008 10:20 AM CDT

According to several sources both inside and outside Universal abit Motherboard Company; abit has laid off many staff from various departments within its HQ based in Taiwan. This follows a move from the previous HQ address in Nei-Hu to new premises in Nan-Gang to reduce expenses just last month.

Universal abit lays-off more staff

The beleaguered company has been down on its luck ever since the then CEO fiddled with the public companies stock prospects according to allegations. The subsequent investigation and resulting court cases have not yet been finalized, however, the abit brand was sold to Universal Scientific Industrial and the proceeds were used to level off some of the debt the public company had incurred.

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