Introducing the new ATI Radeon E4690 Discrete GPU

Subject: Chipsets | June 1, 2009 - 08:50 AM |
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Unprecedented Embedded Graphics Performance

Source: AMD

USB 3.0 is here and it can beat SATA 2.0

Subject: Chipsets | May 20, 2009 - 01:13 PM |
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Long story short, old and busted USB 2.0 hits 480 Mbps in a perfect world,  new and shiny USB 3.0 will hit 5Gps.

In contrast a SATA drive hopes for 3Gbs at peak, so that gives you an idea just how fast this new USB could be.

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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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Introducing the GeForce 9400/9300 Chipset

NVIDIA's MCP7A chipset has been in development for quite a long time and was in fact implemented in the MacBooks just yesterday. Now we can finally tell you all about the desktop variant of this chipset and how it beats out Intel's G45 solution quite handily.

NVIDIA MCP79A Chipset Coming end of the month

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 11:48 AM |
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Well, this is an interesting report.  According to this post over at Digitimes, NVIDIA is going to be launching their MCP7A IGP chipset by the end of the month.  For those of you that don't know, the MCP7A is NVIDIA's updated Intel-platform intergrated graphics chipset that I believe will likely find its way into the Apple line of MacBooks and iMacs later this year.  Is it a coincidence then that Apple is

Source: Digitimes

AMD RS880 Coming in March 2009

Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 11:41 AM |
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According to some leaked slides over at VRZone that focuses on the "planned desktop software roadmap" we learned that AMD should be readying a new desktop chipset, known as RS880, for March/April 2009 release time frame.  All we know about it right now is that it will bring "improved multimedia capabilities".  Duh.

Source: VR-Zone

NVIDIA Says "No" to no Chipsets

Subject: Chipsets | August 4, 2008 - 04:56 PM |
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Sure, rumors have swirled and we have posted our own take on the original piece about NVIIDA's chipsets not be canceled in the immediate but now they are getting another boost with NVIDIA's denieal of such as action.  Now it looks like even Digitimes is retracting...

Nvidia has released an official statement refuting the
recent Digitimes story claiming that the company is planning to quit
its chipset business.

Source: Digitimes
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Manufacturer: NVIDIA
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As NVIDIA's World Turns...

It's been a whirl-wind past few weeks for NVIDIA - bad mobility GPUs, the possibility of seeing NVIDIA inside Apple machines and now the death of the NVIDIA chipset products. Quite a bit for a single company to take all at once, but how much truth is there to the idea of the end of the nForce? We take yet ANOTHER look at NVIDIA...

NVIDIA nForce 780a SLI Chipset Update

Subject: Chipsets | May 8, 2008 - 03:16 PM |
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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:


New Hyperion Pro drivers released

Subject: Chipsets | April 28, 2008 - 08:22 AM |
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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:

INF V3.00A

AGP V4.60A

V-RAID V5.70A and RAID Tools v5.40

VIA IDE Falcon Storage Device driver v2.50A

Source: VIA Arena

Will AMD phase out the 790X for the 790GX?

Subject: Chipsets | April 23, 2008 - 03:04 PM |
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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.

Source: fastlanehw