Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sony amp; Toshiba To Develop 45nm Chip

Sony and Toshiba plan to each invest 10 billion yen ($ 95 million) to jointly develop a microchip that will be smaller and more powerful than any now available. The planned next-generation semiconductor will have 45-nanometre circuitry -- even narrower than the circuitry planned for "cell", a 65-nanometre microprocessor being developed by the two companies and IBM. Toshiba and Sony target completion of a 45-nanometre system LSI (large-scale integrated) -- a high-end microchip that combines multiple functions on one piece of silicon to power everything from DVD recorders to game machines -- by late 2005.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Radeon X1800XL XT Cards Exposed

Hexus has somepictures on the X1800 XL and X1800 XT cards during the Avivo launch.Apparently, the cooling solutions for both cards are different where X1800 XLtakes up a single slot and X1800 XT has the X850XT PE dual slot cooling design,the same card we saw during Computex Taipei in June. From the CATALYST ControlCentre screenshot, it shows a 512MB X1800 card where the latest re-taped GPU ison its 2nd silicon and 3rd metal spin. We call itA1023 revision.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

New DSLR by Olyumpus - The E3

SINGAPORE – 17 October 2007 – Olympus, the industry leader in opto-digital technologies and pioneer in the digital camera market, today introduced the eagerly awaited “E-3,” the new flagship of Olympus E-System digital SLR cameras for professionals and serious amateurs.

As the new flagship model of Olympus’s E Series — the world’s leading line of compact, high-performance digital interchangeable-lens SLR cameras, the E-3 has been carefully designed to offer demanding professionals the highest possible levels of picture quality, mobility and reliability. Ruggedly constructed from lightweight, rigid magnesium alloy to withstand the most severe operating conditions, the dust- and splash-proof E-3 boasts substantial improvements in performance that include the world’s fastest AF*1 with an 11-point-full twin cross AF sensor system, high-speed sequential shooting capability at 5 frames/sec., and a high-speed shutter up to 1/8000 sec.

That top-level image capturing performance is supported by an industry-leading built-in image stabilization mechanism that’s already been proven on the E-510 to effectively eliminate blur with a camera shake compensation effect of up to 5 EV steps. Picture quality is further assured by a powerful 10.1-megapixel High-Speed Live MOS Sensor and the high-speed “TruePic III” image processing engine, while increased data reading speed enables high-speed sequential shooting possible. Put it all together and you’ve got a camera that offers today’s highest level of digital shooting quality and performance.

The E-3 is also the first camera in its class to incorporate Olympus’s exclusive Live View function, which allows users to compose their shots on a rear-panel LCD monitor. Now made even more versatile with a dual-axis flexible-angle HyperCrystal panel that can be rotated for easier vertical shooting, Live View promises to expand the world of photographic expression into new and uncharted territory.

Traditional shooting styles are supported as well by a bigger optical viewfinder that provides a brighter, more comfortable view with a 100% field of view and 1.15X magnifications. Equally importantly, the E-3 is built to withstand the rigors of professional shooting day in and day out. Made of a lightweight, rigid magnesium alloy and sealed to keep out dust and splashes, the E-3 incorporates a powerful Dust Reduction System that effectively removes any dust that gets inside the camera and a durable shutter tested to 150,000 releases*2.

Other features of the Olympus E-3:· Picture mode and record mode with various setting capabilities· Gradation Auto for under-/over-exposure adjustment with Shadow Adjustment Technology· Picture mode and record mode with various setting capabilities· Loss-less compression of raw data without image degradation· High-precision 49-zone metering system· Secure grip enhances mobility· Instant-response control system· Super Control Panel with excellent readability and controllability· Built-in flash with commander function· Dual slots for multiple storage mediaStock AvailabilityThe Olympus E-3 digital SLR will be available at all major retailers and dealers in November 2007. For more information, please call 1800-Olympus-6596787 or visit

Monday, September 23, 2013

No Price Cuts For LGA775 P4

Intel will not be lowering prices for its LGA 775 Pentium 4 lineup of processors before the end of this year. Taiwan motherboard makers had expected Intel to slash the prices of its desktop-use P4 CPUs sometime in the fourth quarter, to counter planned mid-October CPU price cuts by AMD. Intel was also reducing its supply of Socket 478 Pentium 4 and 865 chipsets, in order to push migration to the LGA 775 platform.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

MSI Released HD4350 Low Profile Cards For HTPC

MSI, the world’s leading manufacturer of graphics cards, today unveils its R4350 series graphics card. Officially announcing a full range of high, medium and low-end R4000 series products this quarter. All enthusiast R4800, mainstream R4600 or entry-level R4350 series, comes with the high performance of DirectX® 10 games, as well as a price that is so affordable. The R4000 series full range of graphics card is the most value choice in the market.

2X specifications of previous generation

The latest R4350-D512H and R4350-D256 graphics cards utilize the ATI Radeon™ HD 4350 GPU core (codenamed RV710), with 80 stream processors. Double previous generation ATI Radeon™ 3450 specifications to provide the extreme DirectX® 10 gaming performance, up to 1.7 times the previous generation performance. Users can easily enjoy the DirectX® 10 games by using the entry-level graphics card.

Designed for HTPC

Both R4350-D512H and R4350-D256H use low profile design, which is suitable to install in the barebone or HTPC small chassis. The second-generation 55nm manufacturing process can reduce power consumption and heat of R4350. Even it only uses passive cooling design with zero-noise, it can still save energy and maintain low temperature under full speed operation. In addition, it supports UVD 2.0 decoding engine which allows R4350 series graphics card to 100% accelerate decoding MPEG-2/VC-1/H.264 movie format in Blu-Ray disc. Even with the entry-level CPU, the system can playback the next -generation Blu-Ray movie disc properly and smoothly.

The GPU of R4350 has built-in audio codec. Through the simple adapter, DVI will be converted to HDMI output with 8 channel LPCM surround sound. Users do not need to transfer SPDIF sound from motherboard or audio card into graphics card, just a simple HDMI cable enables it to output video and audio directly to a TV or projector.

R4350 series graphics card is perfectly designed for HTPC (Home Theather PC). There are many advantage to use computer as a media player. It is flexible enough to support a wide range of audio and video formats. The software can be upgraded to improve compatibility, and HTPC let the media player have full PC functionality, and can play DirectX® 10 games as well. Low profile, energy efficient, zero-noise, MSI R4350 series graphics card is the best solution for HTPC.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Nokia Announces New Smartphones, Ovi Services And Developer's SDK At Nokia World 2010

Nokia announces powerful family of smartphones and Ovi services at Nokia Worldshowcase; vision of location-based future brought to life

SINGAPORE, September 14, 2010 – At Nokia World, the destination for people passionate about mobility,Nokia today announced a family of smartphones powered by the all new Symbian platform which bringssignificant enhancements in speed and ease of use. The new devices, which are tightly integrated withenhanced Ovi services and apps, reinforce Nokia’s vision of a mobile industry that is increasingly beingdefined by socially connected, location-based devices and experiences.

Highlights include:

- Three new smartphones, Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6, which join the previously announced Nokia N8 to form a family of Symbian products.

- The latest version of the Symbian platform brings more than 250 new features and improvementsand retains the familiarity enjoyed by millions of smartphone users worldwide;

- Showcase of the Nokia N8, the ultimate entertainment smartphone and world's best cameraphone;

- Availability of a richer Ovi Store experience – starting with the Nokia N8 – that includes a friendlierlook and feel, and more popular and unique apps and games;

- The latest beta release of free Ovi Maps with new pedestrian and motorist features.

A smartphone for everyone…

Nokia E7 - the ultimate business smartphone. With Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync on board, theNokia E7 provides direct, real-time and secure access to corporate email inboxes and other personalapplications. Equipped with a 4-inch touchscreen display featuring Nokia ClearBlack technology forimproved outdoor visibility and a full keyboard, business users will find the Nokia E7 is the perfectshape and size to work on documents, review spreadsheets, or read and edit slides. For corporatepeace of mind, a combination of business grade security solutions is available. Estimated retail priceis EUR 495 (approx S$860), excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia C7 – beautifully crafted, sleek, social networking smartphone. Get live updates from socialnetworks such as Facebook and Twitter and keep track of new email from your Yahoo! or Gmailaccounts directly on the homescreen. The Nokia C7 features a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and astunning combination of stainless steel, glass and soft edges. Estimated retail price is EUR 335 (approx S$580),excluding taxes and subsidies.

Nokia C6 - the small and stylish smartphone. Sporting a 3.2-inch AMOLED display with full touchcapabilities and Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved outdoor visibility, the latest Nokia C6 (C6-01) features the best of social networking and mobile entertainment in a stainless steel and glassdesign. Stay connected to email, access millions of tracks through Ovi Music, and download apps andgames from the Ovi Store. Estimated retail price is EUR 260 (approx S$450) excluding taxes and subsidies.

As a smartphone family, the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6 share several similarities. All are built onthe new version of Symbian, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. It strikes a balance ofinnovation and intuition while offering a variety of improvements and features such as support for multiplehomescreens, visual multitasking, gesture-based interactions and a noticeable reduction in prompts -- allwhile presenting a familiarity that means millions of people can pick up one of Nokia’s new smartphonesand instantly know how to use it. People will also discover free Ovi Maps, access to Ovi Store, messaging,social networking and other experiences that come as a standard across all of these smartphones.

The Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6 are all expected to begin shipping before the end of the year.

…with content for everyone

The new family of Symbian smartphones will include a completely updated Ovi Store experience. The newstore experience is driven by a friendlier user interface and a new collections feature to quickly accesspopular apps and games available now, or soon, such as foursquare, Angry Birds, Need for Speed Shift andReal Golf 2011. Additionally, Ovi Store will continue to offer exclusive apps including Audiotube, Tesco andothers along with favorites such as Fring, Shazam, and Asphalt 5.

For developers, the uniform Symbian platform together with the Qt development environment enables easysmartphone application creation and extensive reach.

A mobile world centered on where you are

Free access to Ovi Maps, the world’s most comprehensive walk and drive navigation, on Nokia smartphoneswas only the start. With the latest beta release of Ovi Maps, available for download today, people will benefitfrom new features and even greater map detail. Ovi Maps beta adds visibility to subways, trams and trains in85 cities around the world, real-time traffic, safety alerts in or out of navigation mode, visibility to parkingand petrol stations, and speed limit warnings. In addition, people can use the improved search capabilitiesand share their location immediately via text messages or email to other browser-enabled phones.

New gear for on-the-go

Nokia also showcased the Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-905i offering an improved audio experiencewith active noise cancellation and a collection of five unique new Bluetooth headsets designed for a varietyof needs, including hands-free multitasking, talking and navigating in the car with voice guidance.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

nForce 4 A02 Stepping Info

NVIDIA nForce 4 at this stage won't offer you 1GHz HyperTransport. NVIDIA is very precise in its document that due to the number of electrical factors its chipset will refuse to run reliably at 5X HyperTransport speed. However, the A02 revision of famous CK8-04 will fix this problem but there is no workaround for A01 silicon.