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Subject: Chipsets | May 8, 2008 - 06:16 PM | Ryan Shrout
At the request and repeated insistence of NVIDIA, we decided to retest
our performance results above; NVIDIA said they had seen no problems
with the Hybrid Power over the mGPU as dramatic as we saw here. We
retested all three titles at got some slightly different results; at
least on the one title that stood out:
Subject: Chipsets | April 28, 2008 - 11:22 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
New Hyperion Pro drivers have just been released - the drivers for all VIA chipsets (so long as they're not too old) and all Microsoft operating systems. This new version, 5.17a has had the built in VIA Falcon IDE driver updated to version 2.50A. The full list of components includes:
V-RAID V5.70A and RAID Tools v5.40
VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver v2.50A
Subject: Chipsets | April 23, 2008 - 06:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
It would appear that the move towards all chipsets having integrated graphics is picking up speed as word has it AMD will be phasing out the 790X chipset and replace it with the 790GX. The 790GX was just recently released and was kind of a surprise to us but in reality it makes sense for AMD to make this move.
Subject: Chipsets | April 16, 2008 - 12:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
I saw a post on Fudzilla that shows the first shots of a motherboard based on the AMD 790GX chipset - a product that hasn't really made its official introduction yet. The chipset offers most of the features of the 790FX chipset but with the added benefit of having integrated graphics on it as well; slightly better than the 780G platform that we were initially pretty impressed with.
Subject: Chipsets | March 28, 2008 - 07:08 PM | Ryan Shrout
According to this report on Digitimes, Intel is delaying the P45 chipset until mid-June due to some compatibility issues with its primary x16 PCIe slot and modern graphics cards.
Intel is delaying the launch schedule of its P45 chipset
from originally in May to mid-June, according to sources at motherboard
Subject: Chipsets | March 18, 2008 - 09:24 AM | Ryan Shrout
Apparently NVIDIA and VIA are in talks to merge, with the larger NVIDIA obviously doing the buying and the aging, struggling VIA looking to sell. We recently talked with VIA about their upcoming processor line and can't help but think that NVIDIA still desperately wants to get into the general purpose processor world to have a snowball's chance of competing with Intel in the long run.
Subject: Chipsets | March 4, 2008 - 02:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
Are you interested in getting a new, AMD 780G chipset, for FREE?? If so, we have a contest for you...that's right we have two AMD 780Gs to give away to our loyal readers and forum members.
Subject: Chipsets | February 5, 2008 - 12:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
No no, this time we MEAN it. For reallys. The X48 chipset is coming in mid-March, according to Intel according to Digitimes.
Intel has informed motherboard makers that it will
definitely launch its X48 chipset in mid March, two months later than
its original launch date, according to industry sources. The X48
chipset was originally slated for launch in January, but Intel pushed
it back as inventory of X38 had yet to be cleared, the sources said.
Subject: Chipsets | January 29, 2008 - 11:34 AM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes has some more details on NVIDIA's nForce 790i chipset that is due out next quarter. The chipset adds DDR3 memory support to the 700-series mix and is a completely new chip design because of it.
Subject: Chipsets | January 16, 2008 - 11:39 AM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes seems to think that AMD is delaying the release of the RS780 chipset due to delays in the driver for Hybrid CrossFire. To counter the delay they are going to release it in China first, where apparently no one cares...?
Subject: Chipsets | January 3, 2008 - 12:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
Even though we more or less KNEW this was coming, it is sad to see the official end of an era over at VIA. According to this Digitimes report, the chipset division, responsible for such masterpieces as the KT266A and KT133A, is being bundled in with the CPU division.
Subject: Chipsets | December 30, 2007 - 11:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
Upcoming battles between the IGP chipsets from AMD, the RS780, and NVIDIA, MCP78S, are apparently leaning towards AMD for performance. This is all according to motherboard makers in Taiwan.
Subject: Chipsets | December 28, 2007 - 12:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA is getting all the headlines this morning, though maybe they don't want to. Digitimes is reporting that the MCP72 chipset, otherwise known as the nForce 700 series for AMD platforms, is being delayed until the first of next year. Being as it is now December 28th, this makes sense, no? Still bad news is bad news.
Subject: Chipsets | December 18, 2007 - 12:13 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is interesting news considering that we had at least one motherboard partner attempt to send us an X48-chipset motherboard this month. I say "attempt" because the board didn't show up because "sales took it back" or something. Perhaps then that is indicative of this delay on the chipset? Perhaps Intel didn't want to piss off the motherboard vendors that bought tons of X38 product quite yet??
Intel was originally going to launch the X48 c
Subject: Chipsets | June 14, 2007 - 02:30 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With industry-leading technologies, ASUS utilizes Super Memspeed Technology with the P35 chipset to surpass standard DDR3 1066/DDR2 800 speeds and is able to natively support DDR3 1333 and DDR2 1066 speeds. With great investment in R&D and innovative technologies, ASUS has enhanced the BIOS for the P5K series of motherboards to improve memory performances by enabling 1T command rates.
Subject: Chipsets | June 5, 2007 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
TAIPEI, Taiwan, June 5, 2007 - In his opening keynote at the Computex computer trade show, Intel Corporation Executive Vice President Sean Maloney unveiled the new Intel 3 Series Chipset family along with several other technology plans that surround the company's popular Intel Core 2 Duo and Quad processors for home and business PC users.
The products enable a number of innovative features for today's PCs such as greater PC performance, clearer definition video and storage technologies that help better protect
Subject: Chipsets | April 24, 2007 - 11:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
An interesting link came into my inbox this morning with the tag line "LinkBoost" and it pointed to the NVIDIA.com website. Here on the Tech Specs page for the nForce 600 series chipsets, if you scroll ALL the way to the bottom, you'll see this note:
**Note: NVIDIA LinkBoost™ technology has been removed as a feature from NVIDIA nForceÂ® 680i SLI
Well, that's a surprise. If you remember
Subject: Chipsets | February 1, 2007 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INF V2.80A (updated from 2.60A)
AGP V4.60A (same as the previous package)
V-RAID V5.40A and RAID Tools v5.40 (Updated from 5.30C)
PATA/SATA IDE Driver V1.60A (Updated from 1.40A which did not support Vista)
VIA Hyperion Pro drivers are suitable for ANY VIA chipset - but they are
particularly recommended for KT4## series, P4X4## series and newer, for
Subject: Chipsets | January 30, 2007 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, 29 January 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today confirmed the most comprehensive and flexible range of core logic solutions for Vista-based systems across all the major processor platforms for motherboard, PC, server and device manufacturers.
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