Dell unveils five Alienware gaming rigs

Dell has introduced five new Alienware gaming machines. The rigs - which were jointly developed with Alienware - include four overclocked liquid-cooled desktop systems and a 15-inch laptop.

Toshiba targets high-end gamers with Qosmio X500

Toshiba has unveiled a laptop targeted at high-end gamers and multimedia enthusiasts. The Qosmio X500 - which is powered by Intel's new Intel Core i7 processor - features a 18.4-inch diagonal widescreen display, DDR3 system memory, dual hard-drive configurations and Nvidia's GeForce GTS 250M with 1GB of GDDR5 video memory.

Intel debuts Nehalem mobile chips

Intel has introduced two Nehalem-based processors for the mobile market. According to Dadi Perlmutter, the chips - formerly codenamed "Clarksfield" - provide the "best" laptop experience for high-end gaming, digital media applications and multi-threaded software.

DDR3 memory shortage set to end

Samsung has decided to end the current shortage of DDR3 chips by maxing out its production.

ATI introduces Radeon HD 5800 GPU for DirectX 11 gaming

ATI has introduced its long-awaited Radeon HD 5800 GPU series. The 5800 - which is AMD's first DirectX 11 GPU - supports Eyefinity Technology, OpenCL and DirectCompute 11.

MCCI showcases 270MB/s USB 3.0 system

MCCI and Symwave are showcasing the world's "highest performing" USB 3.0 system at IDF 2009. The next-generation platform - powered by MCCI's optimized host software and Symwave's SuperSpeed SATA controller - is capable of achieving a blazingly fast transfer rate of 270MB per second.

Is Intel's Atom really the future?

Opinion Intel really seems to believe that the Atom is the CPU of the future. As we reported earlier today, it showed off future iterations of the Atom and has ambitious plans for the future too.

Intel accidentally previews Larrabee, Gulftown

Intel has inadvertently offered a sneak preview of its afternoon keynote speech. Copies of the keynote to be delivered by Sean Maloney somehow appeared in the press room early this morning.

Intel fleshes out 22 nanometer plans

Mark Bohr talked in some detail of Intel's 22 nanometer process, and said that Intel is developing both CPU and SoC versions of each technology generation.

Intel shows off 22 nanometer, optimistic about future

A senior Intel executive opened up this year's Intel Developer Forum this morning. Usually it's Pat Gelsinger who opens the show. Intel has thoughtfully provided white boards for people to write messages and some wag is scribbling "Where's Pat?" on them.

SGI introduces Octane III 'personal' supercomputer

SGI has introduced a "personal" supercomputer capable of accommodating up to 80 high-performance cores and nearly 1TB of memory. According to SGI CEO Mark J. Barrenechea, the Octane III will help enable a "new era" of innovation in strategic science, research, development and visualization.

AMD launches indigenous server platform

AMD has launched its first server platform with an indigenous chipset and six-core Opteron processor. The platform - code-named Fiorano - supports Hyper Transport 3.0 technology, PCI Express 2.0, IO-virtualization and IOMMU.

SuperSpeed controller to boost adoption of USB 3.0

The USB Implementers Forum has officially certified NEC's SuperSpeed USB host controller. The component - which was introduced in May - could help spur the broad adoption of USB 3.0 amongst host and peripheral device manufacturers.

Seagate 2TB Barracuda drive features 64MB cache

Seagate has introduced a 2 terabyte hard disk drive with a 64MB cache. The Barracuda XT - which features a 6GB/s SATA interface - is targeted at high-end gamers and multimedia developers.

Intel's talking about my g-g-g-generation

IDF FALL 2009 - UPDATED - There's a two day countdown to the Fall Intel Developer Forum (IDF) being held at the Moscone - pronounced Mosconay and not Mosc One - and already the busy bees at the Santa Clara corporation have got just about everything ready.

IBM develops dense, fast, 32 nanometer DRAM

IBM Microelectronics said that it has successfully created what it claims is the smallest, densest and fastest on chip DRAM device.

USB 3.0 gets public viewing

The USB Implementors Forum said it will show off a number of USB 3.0 applications at the Intel Developer Forum next week.

Kingston, Rambus claim multicore thread shows speed boost

Memory IP company Rambus has teamed up with Kingston Technology to produce the development of a threaded DDR3 DRAM technology which will boost data throughput by 50 percent and reduce power consumption by 20 percent.

MIT develops hybrid chip

An MIT team has succeeded in creating a hybrid chip, combining silicon and gallium nitride.

2TB SSDs released

Super Talent has announced that it will be releasing one of the largest solid-state drives (SSDs) in the world.