GIGABYTE DES on P45/P43 - even more efficient

Steve Dougherty | | Jul 8, 2008 8:57 PM CDT

GIGABYTE and ASUS are currently in a fierce battle over their competing DES and EPU power saving technologies; both continuing to look at ways where they can prove they have the superior solution.

GIGABYTE DES

A little piece of documentation has kindly been presented to us a short time ago which reveals a little trick up GIGABYTE's sleeve, and may just allow them to reign supreme with power efficiency management across their P45 and P43 motherboard range, at least for a while until ASUS find a way to strike back.

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AMD's 790GX feature-set and performance revealed

Steve Dougherty | | Jul 8, 2008 8:36 PM CDT

The lads at ChileHardware have some more exclusive news for us in the way of AMD's upcoming 790GX chipset.

A couple of new slides reveal both a summary of 790GX's feature-set along with some performance numbers which show a significant increase in performance (roughly 33%) with its IGP in DX10 games over that of the 780G chipset.

AMD 790GX features

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Pioneer pushes optical storage to new heights

Steve Dougherty | Storage | Jul 7, 2008 7:06 PM CDT

Whilst Blu-ray still hasn't fully embedded itself as the mainstream optical storage of choice, technology keeps on moving forward and efforts to push the barriers of limitation are always in place.

With that said, Pioneer has successfully found a way to put no less than 16 layers on what looks like a standard optical disc. What makes this even more impressive is that each layer is the same size as a standard Blu-ray's; 25GB.

Pioneer said the biggest challenge in accomplishing this was finding a way to stop crosstalk/interference between each layer as it becomes increasingly difficult to obtain a clear signal when more layers are packed onto the disc.

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9800GTX+ readies for release, images tease

Navin Maini | | Jul 7, 2008 10:10 AM CDT

NVIDIA's attempts to stave off, particularly the HD 4850 SKUs advances on the market, with its GeForce 9800GTX+, should see the light of day within the next fortnight - July 16th, to be precise. Utilising a 55nm G92b GPU, the 9800GTX+ is expected to offer GPU, Shader and GDDR3 Memory clocks of 738 MHz, 1836 MHz and 2200 MHz, respectively.

As these images show, ZOTAC is one of a clamour of NVIDIA AIBs, aiming to please, with a rather striking looker.

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NVIDIA decides to take up DX 10.1 challenge

Navin Maini | | Jul 3, 2008 12:52 PM CDT

Apparently, having taken the lack of DirectX 10.1 API support in its current GPU line-up to heart, sources of TG Daily have provided information, in the form of a presentation slide, indicating that NVIDIA plans to play 'catch-up' by, incorporating DirectX 10.1 support into its next generation GPUs.

Whilst TG Daily, honourably protecting the identity of their source, is unable to share the presentation slide in question, it is suggested that not only could NVIDIA's next generation desktop GPU solutions be enhanced with DirectX 10.1 support, but that also notebook solutions won't be left out in the cold.

On the desktop front, the successor to NVIDIA's GT200, is expected to see the light of day in late Q4 2008 or, within the first quarter of 2009, according to the report. NVIDIA's next generation notebook solution, on the other hand, is expected to launch next spring.

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