Subject: Chipsets | April 9, 2010 - 12:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
We have already mentioned on PC Perspective that Intel had no plans for a new consumer level desktop chipset for the remainder of 2010. This is important because of the current X58/P55/H57 chipsets lack of support for features liked SATA 6.0 Gb/s and USB 3.0. Instead, current generation Intel platform users require either an expansion card to add those options or will need to buy a new motherboard with those built on-board.
Subject: Chipsets | January 5, 2010 - 11:01 AM | Jonathan Hung
Today NVIDIA has hinted at new mobile technology called Optimus. Optimus will work exclusively with NVIDIA GPUs and we have learned it will work on both Pine Trail netbooks and the just announced Arrandale platforms.
More information can be expected on Thursday when NVIDIA holds their press event at CES.
Subject: Chipsets | October 8, 2009 - 07:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
Subject: Chipsets | August 19, 2009 - 02:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
You will likely recall that a large portion of the tech world in 2008 called for the demise of NVIDIA's chipset division with the approach of the Intel Core i7 processor that FINALLY moved the memory controller from the chipset to the CPU. At the time Intel had decided to NOT allow NVIDIA to get a license for QPI (the new interface for Core i7 Nehalem processors) and NVIDIA also started to drift away from AMD-platform chipsets, so the composition of those two factors pushed many to theorize the end of nForce.
Subject: Chipsets | June 17, 2009 - 02:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like news about AMD's upcoming chipset plans for 2009 and 2010 have been unearthed by Digitimes this week. Though not a lot of details are revealed quite yet about the chipsets themselves, we did learn that AMD plans to have the RD890 chipset available in January of 2010 as a replacement for the 790FX (RD790) chipset that is currently the company's top offering for desktop users. The RD890 would likely be paired with the AM3-based processors that have support for DDR3 memory and will not have a
Subject: Chipsets | June 10, 2009 - 11:19 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Every time one of the drivers that makes up the VIA Hyperion Pro package gets updated, you can be sure the full package will be updated soon after. The IDE Falcon Storage driver has been updated to version 2.80A so now the Hyperion Pro package has been updated as well - to version 5.24A.
Version 5.24A of the Hyperion Pro drivers includes the following components:
V-RAID V5.80F and RAID Tools v5.85
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.
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.
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