In the nearest future ABIT Computer is to ship Siluro GF4 MX-8X family, based on new NVIDIA GeForce4 MX 440 AGP 8È GPUs.
The family will feature two models: Siluro GF4 MX-8X and Siluro GF4 MX-8X LP. Both feature 64MB DDR SDRAM, support AGP 8X/4X/2X/1X, feature analog and TV outs. Siluro GF4 MX-8X also features DVI out.
Cards also differ by chip/memory clocks: Siluro GF4 MX-8X features 275 MHz / 500 MHz, Siluro GF4 MX-8X LP 250 MHz / 400 MHz. Besides, Siluro GF4 MX-8X LP features low-profile design, indicated by its markings.
Blu-ray-enabled devices were presented by Hitachi, Matsushita Electric, Pioneer, Royal Philips, Sharp, Sony. Moreover, there were Blu-ray novelties from companies outside the consortium: Victor Co. of Japan, and TDK.
It´s interesting that Sony presented 3 Blu-ray devices, and others only one each. Besides, Sony players were shown on the stands of TDK, that presented its Blu-ray discs with special protective cover, and Hitachi.
Matsushita Electric demonstrated its HDTV-quality Blu-ray player. It used single-sided dual-level 50GB Blu-ray disc, meeting Blu-ray 1.0.
And now some photos of Blu-ray Disc products from CEATEC:
Albatron GeForce4 Ti4200 Turbo (Medusa), that is being tested in our videolab.
The board bases on 250MHz Ti4200, has 128MB of 550MHz 3.3ns BGA DDR. Beisdes, the board is based on 8-layer PCB, usually used for Ti4600 cards.
GeForce4 Ti4200 Turbo (Medusa) has analog, DVI (SiI 164CT64) and TV (Philipon SA7108, NTSC / PAL) outs.
AOpen announced two new AX4GE MAX and AX4PE MAX mobos, on i845GE and i845PE, respectively.
Both support DDR200/266/333, feature have IEEE 1394 Firewire, 4 USB 2.0 ports, Serial ATA (along with ATA-133), integrated 10/100Mbps LAN (Realtek ALC8100BL), 5.1-channel audio (ALC650).
All additional board features clocks, CPU voltage, etc. are set through BIOS. They also feature . LED / Dr. Voice III functions. AX4GE/PE MAX are supplied with AOpen Bonus Pack CD, including Norton Anti-Virus 2002 and Open Juke Box Player.SuperMicro announced volume-production of new P4DPL-M server board on Intel E7500 chipset, supporting up to 2 Hyper-Threading-enabled Intel Xeon with 400MHz FSB and up to 2.80 GHz clocks.
P4DPL-M supports up to 12GB PC1600 SDRAM, features one 133 MHz and 100 MHz PCI-X slots, three 33 MHz PCI slots, ATI Rage XL (8MB, PCI) integrated graphics, 10/100 Fast Ethernet (Intel 82551).
In the near future the company is also to announce P4DPL-8GM and P4DPL-iGM, based on P4DPL-M, with additional features. P4DPL-8GM will have dual-channel Ultra320 SCSI controller, supporting Zero channel RAID, Gigabit Ethernet and IPMI 1.5. P4DPL-iGM will differ from P4DPL-M by a Gigabit Ethernet port and IPMI 1.5 support.
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