Archive for July, 2007

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nVidia to Launch G92, C72 and C73 in November!


NVIDIA is also going to launch their next generation PCI Express 2.0 SLI chipsets for both Intel and AMD processors together with the next generation enthusiast GPUs known as G92 in November. There are C73 and C72 chipsets for Intel supporting 45nm Yorkfield and Wolfdale processors and MCP72 for AMD supporting AM2+ Phenom processors. The main difference between C73 and C72 is the support of higher FSB and memory type where C73 supports 1600FSB and DDR3-1600 and C72 supports 1333FSB and DDR2-1066/800.

There are 2 variants to each series of SLI chipset; XE and P where XE supports 3 x16 SLI priced at US$150+ and P supports 2 x8 SLI priced at US$100-120. Only MCP72 series can support Hybrid SLI. C72 early samples will be available to customers by end of July where mass production slated for October. MCP72 early samples will be available by August with MP targeted for November. C73 will arrive later where early samples targeted for November and mass production in December. So we can expect MCP72 and C72 to be on target for launch together with G92 in November. 

Source: VR-Zone

Just to give one an idea about G92’s Power, it will be 3x faster than current 8800 Series of Cards! and the total bandwidth will be close to 1TeraFlops! can any one guess how much power it will require? 😛

Random Ramblings

It’s been quite a while since i blogged, loads of stuff has happened, let’s tackle them one by one:

I got 19″ WS LCD, Logitech G5 Laser Mouse and Microsoft Digital Media Pro Keyboard!

Played Oblivion and Overlord…. Oblivion’s a nice game, overwhelmingly huge though. Overlord needs more evil!

India’s got a new president….. a new lady president! good or bad? only time will tell

Started downloading Frasier…… one of the greatest comedies of all time, 1 season down, 10 more to go! is Back!

if everything goes well and planned, should get my new pc in 1-2 weeks…… damn the wait 😦

C2D proccesors are in shortage, it’s a bitch to get high end stuff in india……

until next time……..

Crysis’s Release Date?


According to Blue’s News, EA’s Updated Press Fact Sheet Revealed Crysis’s Release date for US to be 11th September while the game would hit the UK on 14th September. No official announcement from EA Has been made concerning this though. Read The Full Story@Blue’s News

Fact or just speculation? let’s hope it’s the the former.

BioShock PC Requirements Unveiled


– Operating Systems –

Windows XP (with Service Pack 2) or Windows Vista

– Minimum System Requirements –

CPU – Pentium 4 2.4GHz Single Core processor

System RAM – 1GB

Video Card – Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 128MB RAM (NVIDIA 6600 or better/ATI X1300 or better, excluding ATI X1550).

Sound Card – 100% direct X 9.0c compatible sound card

Hard disc space – 8GB free space

– Recommended System Requirements –

CPU – Intel Core 2 Duo processor

System RAM – 2GB

Video card – DX9 – Direct X 9.0c compliant video card with 512MB RAM (NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GT or better) / DX10 – NVIDIA GeForce 8600 or better

Sound Card – Sound Blaster X-Fi series (Optimized for use with Creative Labs EAX ADVANCED HD 4.0 or EAX ADVANCED HD 5.0 compatible sound cards)

Hard disc space – 8GB free space

Upgrade anyone? 😛

Google Earth Captures China’s New Ballistic Missile Submarine


Google Maps and Google Earth users now have the ability to see a new high-tech Chinese nuclear ballistic missile submarine which can reportedly fire intercontinental ballistic missiles, according to Hans Kristensen, a nuclear weapons analyst for the Federation of American Scientists.

Kristensen found the Jin-class, or Type 094, nuclear submarine’s image after it was taken by the Quickbird commercial satellite late last year.  The Jin-class is the successor to the Xia-class submarine, “the unsuccessful Xia-class (Type 092) of a single boat built in the early 1980s,” Kristensen wrote.

The Jin-class submarine was photographed while moored at the Xiaopingdao Submarine Base.

Using an image of the Xia-class submarine — taken in 2005 — Kristensen was able to point out some of the differences between the Xia- and Jin-class submarines.  The Jin-class submarine is at least 35 feet longer than the Xia-class, mainly because of an “extended mid-section” responsible for housing missile launch tubes.  The images do not conclusively determine whether the Jin-class mid-section has 12 or 16 tubes.

China expects to build as many as five Jin-class submarines in the next few years.  China currently relies on land-based nuclear missile technology, but the new submarines add an additional tool to the military’s arsenal.

Images and technical information about the submarine can be found on Kristensen’s Strategic Security Blog.

This may cause the Chinese military to become the latest organization to show concerns over what Google Earth can reveal to users.  The U.S. government and Indian military are both worried about the high-level quality of satellite imagery which is available to users.  A spy chief also predicted curbs on satellite photos may be needed for programs like Google Earth.

Source: DailyTech 

Dave Orton Leaves AMD

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — July 10, 2007 —AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today that Dave Orton, former president and chief executive officer of ATI Technologies, has resigned as executive vice president of AMD, effective the end of July, 2007.

“Dave’s passion and relentless drive catapulted ATI into a solid leadership position in each of the company’s graphics, chipset and consumer electronics businesses,” said Dirk Meyer, AMD president and chief operating officer. “More recently, Dave was one of the key drivers in the successful integration of AMD and ATI. With his integration work complete and the successful launch of key graphics and chipset products earlier this year, the time was right for Dave to take his personal and professional life in a different direction.”

“It is with mixed feelings that I am leaving AMD,” said Orton. “I am very optimistic about AMD’s future. I believe strongly in the strategies that brought AMD and ATI together and the talented employees of the ‘new AMD’ who are committed to winning in the market by delivering the best possible solutions for customers.”

Adrian Hartog, senior vice president and general manager, consumer electronics group and Rick Bergman, senior vice president and general manager, graphics products group will now report into the Office of the CEO. The addition of the Consumer Electronics and Graphics businesses as direct reports into the Office of the CEO helps ensure the ongoing strategic attention and focus for these important businesses.

 Official Press Release

it isn’t very surprising. especially considering the recent downfall of AMD. reminds me of a quote which goes like this:

“everybody off! The boat is sinking!”