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ITC Administrative Law Judge Rules in Favor of Rambus in Matter Reg: NVIDIA Products

Rambus Inc., one of the world’s premier technology licensing companies, today announced that the Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) for its U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) action against NVIDIA Corp. and other respondents issued an Initial Determination finding them in violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. The ALJ determined that three of Rambus’ five asserted patents are valid, enforceable, and infringed by the respondents. The ALJ also determined that there was no violation of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 for the remaining two asserted patents. The action is Investigation Number 337-TA-661.

Any of the parties may request the ITC’s full Commission to review the ALJ’s Initial Determination. If the Commission grants a petition for review, it may affirm, modify, reverse, set aside, or remand all or part of the ALJ’s decision in developing the ITC’s final determination.

BIOSTAR Introduces the TH55B HD Motherboard

Followed by Intel recent 32nm “Clarkdale” Core i5 / i3 processor launch with built-in GPU engine, it is now a brand new page and competition for all-in-one PC. BIOSTAR, a professional manufacturer of motherboards after its top-line H55 motherboards “TH55XE” being released, today we see another main stream board “TH55B HD” in the market remains high quality component design, outstanding over clocking capabilities and new colorful slots. And of course, it also offers more competitive prices.

“TH55B HD” – a member of BIOSTAR famous “T-Series” with Micro ATX form factor design, black color PCB, and supporting latest Intel 32nm “Clarkdale” Core i5 / i3 processor.

LGA-1156 CPU and Motherboard US Pricing Surfaces

Ahead of a formal launch, pricing of socket LGA-1156 processors, an untimely leak from that was updating its site, spilled pricing details of a broad range of socket LGA-1156 processors and motherboards. These prices give us an indication of what prices will finally look like, in the US market, and more or less match speculated prices doing rounds for quite some time now.

To begin with, Intel Core i5 750, Core i7 models 860 and 870 are priced at $209.99, $299.99, and $579, respectively, close to the 1000 unit prices that surfaced weeks ahead. At $209.99, the 2.66 GHz Core i5 750 will be highly competitive with AMD's Phenom II X4 BE offerings in that price range. The 2.80 GHz Core i7 860 is expected to perform on par, or better than the Core i7 920, while being priced a notch higher. The Core i7 870 2.93 GHz only holds premium value at $579, since it ends up being the fastest socket LGA-1156 processor money can buy.

Biostar Intros 785G-based MATX Motherboard

Biostar announced the T-Series A785GE-128M, its first motherboard based on the AMD 785G + SB710 chipset. The micro-ATX board features an AM2+ socket, and supports a range of AM2/AM2+/AM3 CPUs, with support for DDR2 memory. The CPU is powered by a 4+1 phase VRM with shielded chokes and low RDS (on) MOSFETs. The AMD 785G northbridge embeds an ATI Radeon HD 4200 class IGP, which makes use of 128 MB DDR3 Sideport memory apart from shared system memory. Display outputs include D-Sub, DVI, and HDMI 1.3 (perhaps using a DVI dongle). Over HDMI, the IGP's own 7.1 channel HDCP compliant audio is passed. Expansion slots include one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slot, and two PCI slots. The SB710 southbridge provides six SATA II ports with RAID support. Gigabit Ethernet and six-channel Realtek audio make for the rest of the package. It will hit stores soon, at a price of around US $90.

Source: VR-Zone

Biostar's Intel P55 Lineup Detailed

With Intel's LGA-1156 Ibex-Peak platform weeks away from launch, like most major motherboard vendors, Biostar its compatible motherboard lineup ready, top to bottom. The company has at least three motherboards based on the Intel P55 chipset for the first wave, two in its mid-range T-Series, and one high-end T-Power series. The lineup starts with the T-Series T5 XE, continues with T-Series TP55 XE, and ends with the T-Power I55.

The T-Series T5 XE is a low-frills model that relies on the chipset's stock feature-set for the most part. The CPU is powered by a 4+2 phase power circuit, and the memory by a 2-phase circuit. The expansion slots are standard issue, two PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots that are electrically x8 when both are populated with video cards, two each of PCI-E x1 and legacy PCI, six SATA II ports routed to the chipset, an additional controller driving the IDE, one gigabit Ethernet connection, and 8-channel audio. Simple anodized aluminum heatsinks cool the chipset and a portion of the board's VRM area.

BIOSTAR Introduces its G41 Chipset Family Motherboards

BIOSTAR, a professional manufacturer of motherboards introducing Intel G41 chipset motherboards, the "T41 HD", "G41D3G", "G41 DVI", "G41-M7".

The Intel G41 Express Chipset, with the next-generation Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (Intel GMA X4500), includes built-in support for smooth high-definition video playback without the need for add-in video cards or decoders. Intel GMA X4500 comes with Intel Clear Video Technology, a combination of video processing hardware and software technologies designed to enhance the visual experience.

Core i7 975 XE Breaks 5 GHz Barrier, With Air Cooling

Intel's newest high-end processor, the Core i7 975 Extreme Edition is gearing up for launch later this year, on course of which, it already passed a milestone. Xtreme Systems Forums member PcCI2iminal scored one with overclocking a Core i7 975 XE D0 stepping chip past the 5 GHz mark, 5015 MHz to be precise using only air cooling for the processor, with an ambient temperature of 20 °C as claimed by the overclocker. Its cooling was care of a Thermalright Ultra Extreme 120. Its partners in crime were Biostar TPower X58 motherboard, and Corsair Dominator DDR3-1866 memory. At that speed, the setup made it through a CPU-Z validation. PcCI2iminal was further able to put the chip through SuperPi 1M at a speed of 4750 MHz, where its crunch time was measured 8.672 seconds. For more pictures and screenshots, head over to the thread at Xtreme Systems.

Phenom II X3 from Week 51 Batch Successfully Unlocks Fourth Core, AMD Steps In

The ability of AMD's Phenom II X3 processors dole out an additional core thanks to flaws in BIOS programming, has been one of the most interesting events in the computer enthusiast industry this month. A simple toggle of an option would unlock the disabled core, appreciating the value of the processor. It was earlier known that only chips belonging to 0904 (fourth week of 2009) batch of the processors would be able to respond to the mod successfully, but now, a fresh finding by German website suggests that even chips made in the 51st week of 2008 batch responded to the mod, and the fourth core could be enabled. used Biostar's TA790GX A2+ motherboard for the feat.

Meanwhile, the only entity that stands to lose due to this rather bizarre "phenomenon" has stepped in. AMD has reportedly requested motherboard manufacturers to not to release motherboards with the "buggy" BIOS, and to devise a fix for the issue immediately. Manufacturers are requested to release fixed BIOS updates. Evidently Phenom II X3 could cannibalize higher quad-core chips by the firm. The company is yet to release an DDR3-supportive quad-core chip based on the Deneb core with the entire 6 MB cache enabled.

Sources:, OCWorkbench

BIOSTAR Releases TA790GX A3+ AM3 Motherboard

BIOSTAR MICROTECH INT’L CORP., a professional manufacturer of motherboards today announced the TA790GX A3+, the first AMD “Dragon Platform” qualified motherboard with next generation AMD AM3 Phenom II processors support.

The Phenom AM3 processors are able to support up to DDR3 1600MHz memory speed (when equipped with AMD 790FX northbridge), the TA790GX A3+ offers Dual x16 PCI-E 2.0 graphics interfaces to deliver up the latest ATI CrossFireX support for the ultimate gaming platform.

Biostar Rolls-Out First AMD 760G Motherboards

Following the launch of AMD's newest value northbridge, the AMD 760G, and the SB710 southbridge, Biostar prepared its first offerings based on the 760G + SB710 chipset: the TA760G M2+ and A760G M2+. Both motherboards are built in the Micro-ATX form factor, measuring 24.4cm X 20cm. Both models are essentially the same, except for the TA760G M2+ featuring four DDR2 DIMM slots, instead of two on the A760G M2+.

The motherboards feature AM2+ sockets, supporting Athlon, and Phenom series processors with TDP ratings of up to 95W. For the Phenom and Athlon X2 7000 series chips, the DDR2-1066 memory standard is supported. Featuring the new SB710 southbridge, up to six SATA II drives are supported. The rest of the feature set takes care of the essentials, with the onboard ATI Radeon HD 3200-class IGP running at 350 MHz, supporting Hybrid CrossFire, with dual-head outputs that include a DVI connector. A gigabit LAN and six-channel audio makes for the rest of it. Prelimnary reviews of the AMD 760G show it to outclass the Intel G41 chipset (priced in the same range) both in IGP performance and video acceleration. These motherboards will be priced well under US $100 to cater to its segment.

BIOSTAR Announces AM3 CPU Compatible Motherboard List

BIOSTAR has released a partial list of its existing motherboards that will support the upcoming 45nm desktop processors by AMD. The list includes all of its current motherboards based on the AMD 7-series chipsets, NVIDIA nForce 700a series and GeForce 8200 MCP. BIOSTAR has made available the appropriate BIOS firmware for each of the motherboards in the list, that expands the CPU support. Interestingly, BIOSTAR comments on the TDP rating system AMD is about to adopt. It says that 45nm AM2+ processors carry TDP ratings of 125W, while equivalent (drawn from inference) AM3 45nm CPUs carry 95W ratings. Visit this page for links to the BIOS updates and other details.

BIOSTAR Launches TPower X58

BIOSTAR Microtech Int'l Corp., a professional manufacturer of motherboards has unveiled a top of the line model for next generation Intel platform—TPower X58, a superior extreme performance and best power efficiency desktop product.

BIOSTAR TPower X58 based on Intel X58 chipset, which supports Intel latest core i7 series processor family. Intel core i7 series processor supports Quad-Core and Hyper threading technology. Its performance is better performance than prior product family.

Biostar T-Power X58 Mainboard Spotted

During the final weeks before Intel's Nehalem release date, we have covered almost any motherboard that will be simultaneously available as the platform launches. Today we'll accentuate on Biostar's T-Power X58, yet another LGA1366 mainboard that will help Core i7 buyers. The board is pretty much standard, it has a 12-phase power design, 6x DDR3 1333/1600/2000 slots, 3x PCI-E 16x SLI and CrossFireX capable slots, and 6x SATA + 2x eSATA + 1 IDE ports. The T-Power X58 also features a heat-pipe cooling system, on-the-fly power/reset buttons, and a LED POST code display. There's also a 7.1 integrated audio, two 10/100/1000 LANs, and two FireWire ports.


BIOSTAR releases TPower N750 Motherboard

BIOSTAR TPower N750 offers cutting-edge Hybrid SLI technology, based on industry-leading SLI technology, delivers multi-GPU benefits when a TPower N750 motherboard GPU is combined with an NVIDIA discrete GPU. BIOSTAR TPower N750 Hybrid SLI increases graphics performance with GeForce® Boost and provides intelligent power management with HybridPower™.

BIOSTAR Launches HybridPower GF8200 M2+ Motherboard

BIOSTAR Microtech Int'l Corp. has launched GF8200 M2+ supporting the environment friendly HybridPower Technology improving the overall power consumption of your desktop. GF8200 M2+ unleashes graphics performance when you need it with GeForce Boost Technology or opt for quiet, low-power PC experience with HybridPower. Plug your GeForce GPU into GF8200 M2+ for ultimate control which dials up performance when you game or watch video; go green and reduce noise and power consumption when you're just surfing the web, emailing, and word processing.

BIOSTAR Launches TA780G M2+ Motherboard

BIOSTAR Microtech Int'l Corp has just launched the TA780G M2+, which is an integrated graphics motherboard with amazing performance. T-Series TA780G M2+ has created unique extra value for both end-users who don't want to buy a discrete graphics card and those who need a discrete graphics card. TA780G M2+ offers a powerful graphics performance, which is about 70% better than current generation models available on the market. On the other hand, TA780G M2+ can also increase the performance of ATI graphics cards by ATI Hybrid Technology. This technology helps to boost performance of your ATI Radeon 3400 series Graphics card over 50%. Those strong advantages make TA780G M2+ to become the most popular product on the market.

Biostar TA770 A2+ - AMD 770 Chipset Motherboard

BIOSTAR Microtech, a professional manufacturer of motherboards, has launched T-Series TA770 A2+ based on the latest AMD 770 chipset. The model supports the upcoming AMD Phenom series multi-core processors, which support Dual Channel DDR2-1066, bigger L3 cache and offer optimized overclocking ability. TA770 A2+ is designed for performance, scalability, and personalization, which are coupled with innovative and efficient design incorporating brand new technologies. TA770 A2+ is also featuring HyperTransport 3.0 Technology and PCI Express 2.0 to get the performance you need for immersive gaming, rich multimedia, and multi-tasking.

Biostar Introduces T-series TP35D3-A7 Deluxe Motherboard

BIOSTAR Microtech released today its top of the line solution for LGA 775 socket - TP35D3-A7 Deluxe motherboard. The Biostar T-series TP35D3-A7 Deluxe is based on Intel P35 + ICH9R chipsets with support for DDR3-1333/1066/800MHz modules and has a special 8 phase voltage regulator power design. This model features 100% solid capacitors, 4x DDR3 DIMMs (max. support up to 8GB), 1x PCIe x16 and 3x PCIe x1 slots and works with all Intel Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad/Celeron 400 Series processors (1333MHz FSB). The board uses a heat-pipe to conduct heat from the chipset heatsink to a PWM fin-heatsink collection module. The TP35D3-A7 Deluxe has also included 2x E-SATA and 6x USB 2.0 ports to support more devices.

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