Recently, all the talk about NVIDIA has been around nForce and Xbox. However, the company's core business is still PC graphics boards. After a few delays, the long-awaited GeForce3 cards are now hitting the shelves. TomsHardware tested boards from Asus, Elsa, Hercules, Gainward, Leadtek, MSI and Visiontek. Check out the full story here.
As attempted billion-dollar heists go, this one was unobtrusive. There wasn't a pile of cash in the room or a trove of jewels stashed in a vault. The target was far more ethereal. Inside a banquet room at the Crystal City Stouffer Hotel outside Washington, D.C., a computer industry committee was debating elements of a new standard for memory chips. As happens in these settings, heavyweight competitors--IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Samsung, and Toshiba among them--were working together to decide the shape of the next generation of chips.
Digital camera vendors are showing no sign of slowing the pace of increasing image resolution. Sony, Toshiba, Casio, and Olympus all introduced 4-megapixel digital cameras costing less than $1000 at or shortly before PC Expo last week, and Minolta introduced the first 5-plus-megapixel consumer model, the 5.24-megapixel Dimage 7, at the show. However, several digicam makers are trying to capture customers with less pricey models.
As ATA is appears to be limited to 137 GB, its days are numbered with 100+GB HD's on the horizon. Whats a developer to do? Fear not, according to Maxtor as the "Big Drive" interface initiative moves the yardstick up to 144 Petabytes. Slightly larger than the good old 1.44 MB floppy no? More here at Maxtor.com.
Rambus is releasing new memory designs that the company hopes will help win its technology a place in mainstream computers, a market that has so far eluded the company.
The company, which designs and licenses Rambus Direct RAM (RDRAM), plans to increase performance of its memory by a factor of six over the next four years.