NVIDIA CEO surprised it took so long to sue Intel
"Where there's smoke there's probably fire. It blows my mind that's it's taken this long," Huang said in an interview Thursday, just after the graphics chipmaker posted solid fourth-quarter earnings. Nvidia competes with Intel in the PC graphics chip market.
"Even bribes and kickbacks can't stop somebody from buying our graphics processors," he said, referring to the allegations made in the lawsuit.
When contacted, Intel had no comment.
"Tactics good for AMD are tactics good for Nvidia," he added. "We have far superior products to Intel, that's how we survive by innovating far ahead of (Intel)."
Nvidia is locked in a legal battle with Intel, preventing Nvidia from making chipsets for Intel's "Nehalem" Core i series of chips--the lastest and greatest line of processors from Intel. Nvidia's Ion chipset--used in Apple MacBooks and Hewlett-Packard Netbooks, for example--has been very successful.
Huang also commented on the wave of next-generation tablets and media pads expected to hit the market next year, such as the rumored Apple tablet. Nvidia is already working with device makers who will use its Tegra chip in these designs next year.
"I think that's going to be the next big form factor," he said. "More and more people that use the iPhone would like to have a bigger iPhone. And the fact that 4g is coming--20 megabits per second. What can't you do. I think this (market) space is about to go nuts," he said.
"I really think we're on the cusp of our second personal computer revolution," he said. More at CNET.
NVIDIA mocks Intel with cartoons
NVIDIA (we assume) has launched a parody on Intel, it's a site with some funny cartoons that mock the chip giant.
You can check it out here at Intel's Insides.
Gigabyte announces round 1 winners BMIYD competition
Gigabyte is pleased to announce that round one of the Beat Me If You Dare competition ended on October 31st. GIGABYTE would like to extend our congratulations to the winners, whose prizes will be doubled since they were successful in beating the top scores benchmarked by the GIGABYTE in-house OC team.
To kick off the contest, GIGABYTE
Corsair Obsidian 800D review - best Chassis evah ?
Today a review on what we consider to be the near perfect PC chassis. Corsair has a reputation to deliver products in the somewhat more high-end region, they set the bar really high when it comes to enthusiast hardware and tend to really think things through. As such, when the first ideas started to float in the coffee room in a building about a Corsair Chassis, the R&D team put together some great minds and did not at all look at building a chassis, no, they very likely reversed roles; what would you guys like to see or need when building your dream chassis?
Their first ever PC chassis is called the Obsidian 800D, and it is without any shame I dare to state that this is among the best ever PC cases I personally have ever tested. Yes, this chassis is marvelous.
Asus Announces Cheap USB 3.0 + SATA 6.0 Card
The era of USB 3.0 will soon be upon us. Devices are slowly being talked about, and compatible motherboards being announced. Of course unless you
AMD GPU Shortage to affect vendors
It is widely know that TSMC has issues with the production of their 40nm and 55nm nodes, affecting both ATI and NVIDIA. This is the main reason why the new Radeon HD 5000 series product are getting harder to find (which drives prices upwards).
Advanced Micro Devices is said to be facing problems with supplying its latest Radeon graphics processing units to several PC vendors. Supplying issues are reportedly affecting PC vendors that are consequently forced to delay their mass shipment scheduled by about two months to the first quarter of 2010.
This recent report is in accordance with several other rumors that have recently surfaced on the Internet, with regard to the GPU shipment issues that AMD has with its latest GPUs.
Digitimes recently already reported that Advanced Micro Devices is said to be facing problems with supplying its latest Radeon graphics processing units to several PC vendors, according to sources in the know as regards the matter. Said supplying issues are reportedly affecting PC vendors that are consequently forced to delay their mass shipment scheduled by about two months to the first quarter of 2010. This recent report is in accordance with several other rumors that have recently surfaced on the Internet, with regard to the GPU shipment issues that AMD has with its latest GPUs.
FutureMark develops DX11 3DMark
Futuremark are hard at work to create a DirectX 11 benchmark.
With the release of Windows 7 operating system and AMD DirectX 11-ready graphics cards, we
Ultra-HD TVs may arrive in 2017-2022
In-Stat analyst Michelle Abraham predicts HDTVs will be replaced by Ultra High-Definition TVs within 8 to 13 years. The TV industry has proposed two UHD resolutions: 7680 x 4320 pixels (33.1MP) and 3840 x 2160 (8.2MP), considerably higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixel (2MP) resolution offered today. Besides four to sixteen times the resolution of 1080p HD, the new standard will also enable 22.2 multi-channel three-dimensional sound.
Modern Warfare 2 Launch Trailer
PowerColor launches passively cooled Radeon HD 5750
The PowerColor SCS3 HD5750 features a passive cooling solution dissipating excessive heat with no noise. The copper base, which fully covers, the GPU through 4 copper heat pipes and 32 piece heat sink offers outstanding cooling performance in a quite setting.
Mushkin Copperhead Memory Cooling System
The Mushkin Enhanced Design Team has once again pushed the envelope in regards to memory cooling and developed the new Copperhead Memory Cooling System. The side plates are comprised of pure copper, providing much more heat reduction than other metals.
One of the unique characteristics of the Copperhead System is the "Copperhead Watercooler". This is a quick and easy way to liquid-cool your memory modules. All that is needed is a quick, two-screw setup per memory module and Copperhead can be integrated into any existing watercooling system. The water cooler is available separately.
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers
Klipsch has ushered in its new ProMedia 2.1 speakers which were specially designed to work in tandem with notebooks. To make matters all the more interesting, these THX-certified speakers will be mostly wireless in the sense where you need to tether them to a power outlet in order to obtain the necessary juice to run, although there is no need to physically connect it to your computer. Your machine will need to have a free USB port to fit the compatible dongle that comes with each $199 purchase though.
ECS debuts motherboards with three times extra gold
Secret copyright treaty leaks. Quite interesting
An interesting development in the USA. The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked:
- That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.
- That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
- That the whole world must adopt US-style "notice-and-takedown" rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused -- again, without evidence or trial -- of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.
- Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)
What do you think ? Discuss here.
Zalman celebrates 10th Anniversary
Zalman celebrates the 10th anniversary of Zalman Tech Co., Ltd., the headquarters based in South Korea. For the whole month of November, Zalman will hold variety of events with plentiful prizes on its FORUM website, launching on the 1st of November.
The ten-week long celebration will put spurs on gaining popularity with the release of new CNPS10X series, newly developed high end CPU coolers. The series give three choices
Gigabyte announces P55A series Motherboards
Through close cooperation with several industry leaders including NEC Electronics Corporation, Marvell, and Seagate, GIGABYTE is able to provide customers with several next generation data transfer and storage technologies that will have a far reaching impact on how people interact with their digital media for many years to come.
OLPC scrap dual-display XO-2; single-sheet in works
OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte has disclosed that the twin-display OLPC XO-2 2.0 project has been scrapped, in favor of an updated
Western Digital Unveils First SAS WD S25
Western Digital announced today the debut of its new WD S25-inch 2.5-inch traditional hard drive, featuring a SAS interface.
Designed for the traditional enterprise market segment, the new drive is the company's first SAS-based product, offering an alternative for users looking for a high-performance storage solution. At the same time, it is aimed at mission-critical enterprise server and enterprise storage applications, such as data centers and large data arrays.