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Subject: Chipsets | May 20, 2009 - 04:13 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
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.
Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 02:48 PM | Ryan Shrout
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
Subject: Chipsets | September 12, 2008 - 02:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
Subject: Chipsets | August 4, 2008 - 07:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
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.
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
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