Intel halts production/shipment of 6-series chipsets with SATA flaw found

Subject: Chipsets | January 31, 2011 - 11:59 AM |

Happy Monday everyone; except those of you that might work at Intel.  It looks like Intel has found (and is readily admitting to) a pretty substantial flaw in the current shipping Intel 6-series chipsets used by the Sandy Bridge processors that were released earlier this month.  What could be so series that Intel is taking the time to publicly out itself and plan for a $700M budget hit for recall / replacement?

VIA Labs Scores USB-IF Certification First for USB 3.0 NAND Flash Controller

Subject: Chipsets | November 10, 2010 - 11:10 AM |

VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced that the VIA Labs VL750 USB 3.0 to NAND Flash Controller is the first in the world to be certified by the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) for SuperSpeed operation, ensuring high quality multimedia and more immersive and compelling applications.

The comprehensive suite of tests conducted as part of the USB-IF Compliance and Certification Program ensures that certified de

VIA Kick-Starts the USB 3.0 Revolution, Brings Next Generation Super-Speed to USB Flash Drives

Subject: Chipsets | September 16, 2010 - 11:18 AM |

TAIPEI, TAIWAN, September 16, 2010 -
VIA Labs, Inc., a leading supplier of USB 3.0 integrated chip controllers, today announced its latest USB 3.0 product, the VIA Labs VL750 Super-Speed USB to NAND flash controller, a revolutionary single-chip solution for the next generation of USB flash drives.

Source: VIA Arena

Intel could have 6-series chipsets ready in Q1 2011

Subject: Chipsets | April 9, 2010 - 12:45 PM |

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. 

Source: Digitimes

NVIDIA Teases New Optimus Technology for CES 2010

Subject: Chipsets | January 5, 2010 - 11:01 AM |

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.

Source: NVIDIA

More information on NVIDIA's chipset business

Subject: Chipsets | October 8, 2009 - 07:00 PM |

It would appear I stirred up quite the dust cloud when I wrote that NVIDIA was essentially exiting the chipset business in my recent "State of NVIDIA" editorial.  Everyone from the Wall Street Jou

nForce chipsets could return with Intel Lynnfield processors

Subject: Chipsets | August 19, 2009 - 02:56 PM |

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.

Source: techPowerUp!

AMD planning 8-series chipsets for early 2010

Subject: Chipsets | June 17, 2009 - 02:19 PM |

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

Source: Digitimes

New Hyperion Pro driver out

Subject: Chipsets | June 10, 2009 - 11:19 AM |

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:

INF V3.10A

AGP V4.60A

V-RAID V5.80F and RAID Tools v5.85

Introducing the new ATI Radeon E4690 Discrete GPU

Subject: Chipsets | June 1, 2009 - 11:50 AM |

Unprecedented Embedded Graphics Performance

Source: AMD