12 December 2008

Phenom II X4 940 scores 154 fps in DOOM 3

We managed to get hold of a Phenom II X4 940 and tested it on a AMD mainboard. DOOM 3 benchmark at 1600x1200 scored 154 fps, that is 30 fps lower than a Intel QX9770 running with 2GB DDR2-1066. Graphics card used is ATI Radeon HD 4850.

04 December 2008

AMD Phenom II X4 920 Pricing leaked on UK e retailer

According to Tech Site OCWorkbench.com, AMD PHENOM II X4 920 2.8GHZ SKT AM2+ 8MB 125W PIB is on Pre Order now in UK at £187.00 inc. VAT. That translates into US$275.52 and €217.374 at the time of posting.

For comparison, an Intel Q9450 is currently priced at £220 (2.66GHz/12MB/95W).

Source : OCWorkbench

01 December 2008

Starhub to offer Animax Mobile

Animax kicks off in Malaysia, Singapore

Sony Pictures Entertainment Networks (SPEN) is ramping up its multi-platform presence in Asia, with today's launch of animé and youth channel Animax on mobile networks in Singapore and Malaysia.

In Malaysia, Animax Mobile is now available as a 3G streaming service on the Astro Mobile TV service, recently launched by Animax's linear home in Malaysia, Astro TV. Astro Mobile TV is compatible with the Maxis and Hotlink networks.

In Singapore, Animax airs on StarHub, which has now added Animax Mobile to its cellular network package. StarHub will offer Animax Mobile as a free trial to all customers until March 31, 2009.

Animax Mobile allows users to stream full-length animé episodes in two-hour loops that are refreshed weekly, alongside short clips of five to seven minutes.

"Animax's expansion to mobile is a natural progression for the channel, which already enjoys a strong following in Singapore and Malaysia," said Gregory Ho, VP and general manager for Animax Asia.

"With the high mobile penetration rates in Malaysia and Singapore, Animax Mobile represents the perfect platform to engage Animax's tech-savvy and highly mobile youth and young adult audiences. The service is an integral part of Animax's efforts to offer audiences a 360-degree entertainment experience across multiple platforms and seamless interaction with the Animax brand."

Today's launches bring Animax Mobile's reach to seven markets. It rolled out in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Brunei in 2007.

M1 Broadband reaches 6mbps out of 7.2mbps

Yesterday I went to West Mall M1 shop to try out the Vodaphone USB based HSPA service. I ran the test using speedtest.net. Although the CSO told me that the SIM card inside is running 2mbps plan, I was able to reach 6.5mbps for the download speed. The most shocking truth is that the uplink speed registers 1.5mbps! That is amazing as I was only able to reach around 4mbps last weekend when i visited the same shop, same location.

A stone throw away is the Singtel Shop. I tested the embedded HSPA in the Eee PC demo unit on the same day / time, I can only get 300kbps download and 700kbps uplink.

There are a few mobile broadband plans for M1. The M1 V2000 and V4000 seems to be the most attractive at $27.10 and $35.90 per mth (24 mths contract). IT comes with Free incoming calls as well.

Are you using M1 Broadband. Share your thoughts here.