Sony today said that it has started shipping 50 GB Blu-ray recordable media in the U.S. The dual-layer discs double the capacity of the single-layer 25 GB media. So far, the 50 GB versions are only available as BD-R write-once discs; Sony said that it will be offering rewritable media (BD-RW) "later this year."
Tyan Computer yesterday announced 18 server platforms and motherboards designed to support new AMD Opteron processors, including those utilizing the new Socket F (1207 pins) infrastructure.
Gigabyte Technology has announced that it will start volume shipments of GV-N76G256D-RH, an AGP version of the GeForce 7600GS graphics cards.
A long-time poster to Dell's community forum has reported that he received his Pentium D 930-based XPS 700 unit via next-day air this morning, after a long round of delays.
Kingston today said that will be upgrading its "ultimate" line of Compact Flash (CF) cards by preloading Ontrack's Easy Recovery Professional software 6.1 onto the devices.
OCZ is the first performance memory maker to announce PC2-8800 memory modules.
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Intel and Micron Technology recently started releasing 8Gbit NAND flash memory chips, fabricated by their joint venture IM Flash Technologies, to the spot market, and customer feedback is satisfactory, according to market sources.
Sunnyvale (CA) - AMD today unveiled its first answer to Intel's Core micro architecture. An updated version of the processor that is driving the firm's revenue growth and market share gains claims to not only close the gap to "Woodcrest" but even surpass it in speed and power consumption. And then there is the promise that quad-cores won't consume more power than today's dual-cores.
Intel informed its channel partners in Taiwan that it plans to stop manufacturing four desktop-use Pentium D processors (model numbers 830, 840, 930 and 940) by the end of 2006, according to channel sources.
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Microsoft will not develop a universal code version of its Virtual PC product to run on Intel-powered Mac systems and plans to discontinue the product.
Micro-Star International (MSI) on August 8 introduced its MSI NX7600GT Diamond Plus graphics card, the world's first, as the company claims, graphics card that is certified to support High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI) technology.
Due to strong demand from PC OEMs, DRAM makers have seen their inventory time reduced to seven days, down from 10-14 days before, according to sources.
AMD today officially confirmed that it will be announcing its-next generation Opteron workstation and server processor next Tuesday. The new processor will use the new Socket F as well as the Socket AM2 previously introduced for the desktop processors Sempron, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 X2 and FX.
Intel continues to quietly but consistently expand its open source Linux driver initiative. The company recently added support for the just released 965 version, which is currently shipping as a new-generation chipset for Core 2 Duo computers.
As earlier expected, AMD started shipping its Socket AM2 Athlon 64 X2 3600+ dual-core CPU to channel partners ahead of the original schedule.
A beta tester working with build 5472, the July Community Technology Preview of Microsoft Windows Vista, has posted an MP4 video of his own desktop, showing an apparently successful demonstration of Vista's new speech recognition features.
Santa Clara (CA) - If only four graphics cards deliver enough pixel power for your PC and you just weren't ready to shell out more than $5000 for a new PC, then here's your solution: Nvidia today posted the first generally available driver to support do-it-yourself quad-SLI graphics.
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UPDATE 8 August 2006 5:50 pm ET
Round Rock (TX) - Dell Computer corporate communications specialist Liem Nguyen told TG Daily this afternoon that a problem with the installation of the cooling assembly in the company's top-of-the-line enthusiast desktop system, the XPS 700, has been pegged as the culprit responsible for shipment delays, a series of which has plagued the product since its announcement late last May.