Nvidia Downplays Sandy Bridge Snafu, Praises Intel

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said Nvidia has been virtually unaffected by Intel’s initially flawed 6-series chipset and is still on the same schedule to ship Sandy Bridge-based products, CNet reports. Huang made the comments during a conference call earli…

Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang said Nvidia has been virtually unaffected by Intel’s initially flawed 6-series chipset and is still on the same schedule to ship Sandy Bridge-based products, CNet reports. Huang made the comments during a conference call earlier ths week, and in a change of pace from what we’ve come to expect from the candidly outspoken CEO, he even heaped on a bit of praise for the company he once promised to “open a can of whoop-ass” on.

After reassuring investors that Nvidia has “not experienced a disruption so far,” Huang went on to say he thinks “Intel is a doing quite a good job helping everyone cover.”

Everyone, including OEMs, were caught off guard by the Sandy Bridge snafu, and Intel was quick to issue a recall. The chip maker later agreed to ship boards to OEMs who promised to only use the non-affected SATA 0/1 ports when configuring systems, and Intel has been scrambling to get updated silicon into the hands of of system builders. Point being, there’s truth to what Huang is saying, we just didn’t expect it coming from Nvidia. The Nvidia of old — the one that existed before the two sides buried the hatchet for $1.5 billion and finally hammered out a new licensing agreement — would have pounced on the Sandy Bridge situation with entertaining sound bites. And now? “Intel is doing quite a good job.” Color us a little disappointed.

CES 2011: The NVIDIA Kegputer

Anyone who’s been to enough LAN parties can tell you that PC gaming and beer go together like Mr. Pibb and Red Vines–as long as you don’t actually get any beer in your computer. Except, that’s exactly what NVIDIA has done, with the first (we assume) ever Kegputer.

In addition to a Sandy Bridge proc and dual EVGA 580’s, the Kegputer is packing an Asus motherboard and ice cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Check out our video first look at the Kegputer below:

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Anyone who’s been to enough LAN parties can tell you that PC gaming and beer go together like Mr. Pibb and Red Vines–as long as you don’t actually get any beer in your computer. Except, that’s exactly what NVIDIA has done, with the first (we assume) ever Kegputer.

In addition to a Sandy Bridge proc and dual EVGA 580’s, the Kegputer is packing an Asus motherboard and ice cold Sierra Nevada Pale Ale. Check out our video first look at the Kegputer below:

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Click here for more news and videos about CES 2011, the biggest event in consumer electronics!

Android Honeycomb OS, Spotted Running On Motorola Tablet

D:Dive Into Mobile conference being held in San Francisco, kick started with a major blow. Google Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin revealed a prototype for a Motorola Tablet powered by the upcoming version of Android OS, tagged as Honeycomb. Andy Rubin holding the smartly designed tablet grabbed much attention with tech bloggers pushing things... Read More…

D:Dive Into Mobile conference being held in San Francisco, kick started with a major blow. Google Vice President of Engineering Andy Rubin revealed a prototype for a Motorola Tablet powered by the upcoming version of Android OS, tagged as Honeycomb.

Andy Rubin holding the smartly designed tablet grabbed much attention with tech bloggers pushing things to the web. The Motorola tablet features a 3D processor from NVIDIA, delivering graphics in a new way. Furthermore, we got to hear that the tablet is buttonless which would clearly act as a challenge for the iPad.

It was for long suspected that Google has for long been building a dedicated OS for the tablets and with Rubin showing off the tablet running the new OS, things seem to be confirmed. Honeycomb delivers a new API which allows an application to split its functionality to multiple views.

Honey Comb OS on Motorola Tablet

Rubin demonstrated a Gmail app with a two-pane view, quite similar to the Gmail app available on the iPad while the inbox with message would appear in the same pane over the Android phone. The OS is intelligent with Honeycomb having the ability to automatically identify when the Apps are running over a tablet.

via [All Things D]

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New 11.6 inch MacBook Air Coming with MCP89 Chipset

A report from CNET states they have confirmed details on a new 11.6 inch MacBook Air that is slated for launch by Apple next week at the October 20th “Back to Mac” event. The device is expected to have an Nvidia MCP89 chipset, which is the same as the current MacBook Pro. While a price... Read More…

A report from CNET states they have confirmed details on a new 11.6 inch MacBook Air that is slated for launch by Apple next week at the October 20th “Back to Mac” event. The device is expected to have an Nvidia MCP89 chipset, which is the same as the current MacBook Pro. While a price is not known as of yet, the site claims the new MacBook Air will debut for less than the currently available $1499 model.

Our friends over at AppleInsider are also reporting this story, and saying the device will weight as little as 2.7lbs, and may include the “first CPU microprocessors from AMD to find their way inside a Mac“.

[CNET via 9to5Mac]

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