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Soltek announces new AMD K7/K8 motherboards

Soltek announces new Pentium 4 mobos

Melco to sell new Buffalo RDRAM PC1066 / DDR SDRAM PC2700 memory modules

Toshiba to sell new Genio e550GS and e550GX PDAs

Satellite 5205-S703: first DVD-R/RW-equipped Toshiba notebooks



Soltek announces new AMD K7/K8 motherboards

Soltek is to ship new motherboards for Socket 754 and Socket A AMD processors. The list includes:

Socket 754, VIA K8T400M:

  • SL-K8AV ATX, K8T400M + VT823, 800 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 2 x DDR333/266, 5.1 AC97, ATA133, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-K8AV-R — ATX, K8T400M + VT823, 800 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 2 x DDR333/266, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0

Socket 754, VIA K8M400 (CastleRock-II graphics):

  • SL-K8MAV ATX, K8M400 + VT823, 800 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 2 x DDR333/266, 5.1 AC97, ATA133, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-K8MAV-R — ATX, K8T400M + VT823, 800 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 2 x DDR333/266, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0

Socket A, NVIDIA nForce2:

  • SL-75FRN-R ATX, nForce2 SPP + MCP, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, Dual Channel DDR, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-75FRN ATX, nForce2 SPP + MCP, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, Dual Channel DDR, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB2.0

Socket A, VIA KT400:

  • SL-KT400-R ATX, KT400A + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 6 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-KT400 ATX, KT400A + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 6 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-75FRV ATX, KT400 + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-75FRV-C ATX (190 x 305), KT400 + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 2 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB2.0

Socket A, VIA KT400 / 4X AGP (KT333A CF version):

  • SL-KT400-A4 — KT400 + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR400/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB2.0

Socket A, VIA KT333:

  • SL-KT333A-R — ATX, KT333 + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 6 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR333/266, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0
  • SL-75DRV5-E — ATX, KT333 + VT8235, 333/266 FSB, 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, 3 x DDR333/266, AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB2.0

Soltek announces new Pentium 4 mobos

In the nearest future Soltek is to ship new motherboards for Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4. The list includes:

Intel E7205:

  • SL-85FR-R ATX, E7205 + ICH4, FSB 533/400 , 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, Dual Channel DDR, 4 x DDR266/200, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85FR ATX, E7205 + ICH4, 533/400 , 5 x PCI, AGP 8x/4x, Dual Channel DDR, 4 x DDR266/200, 5.1 AC97, ATA100, 6 x USB 2.0

Intel 845PE:

  • SL-85DR3-R ATX, I845PE + ICH4, 533/400 , 6 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, IDE ATA133 RAID, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85DR3 ATX, I845PE + ICH4, 533/400 , 6 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85DIR3 MicroATX, I845PE + ICH4, 533/400 , 3 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0

Intel 845GE:

  • SL-85MR3-R ATX, I845GE + ICH4, 533/400 , 6 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85MR3 — ATX, I845GE + ICH4, 533/400 , 6 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85MIR2 — MicroATX, I845GE + ICH4, 533/400 , 3 x PCI, AGP 4x, 2 x DDR266/333, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0

Intel 845GV:

  • SL-85LIR2 — MicroATX, I845GV + ICH4, 533/400 , 3 x PCI, Add Card (AGP), 2 x DDR266, AC97, 6 x USB 2.0

VIA P4X600:

  • SL-85FRV-R ATX, VT8763 + VT8235, 533/400 , 5 x PCI, AGP 8x, Dual Channel DDR, 4 x DDR333/266/200, 5.1 AC97, 2 x Serial ATA (RAID), 2x IDE ATA133 RAID, 6 x USB 2.0
  • SL-85FRV ATX, VT8763 + VT8235, 533/400 , 5 x PCI, AGP 8x, Dual Channel DDR, 4 x DDR333/266/200, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0

VIA P4X400A (P4X400 CE):

  • SL-85ERV2 ATX, VIA P4X400A + VT8235, 533/400 , 6 x PCI, AGP 8x, Dual Channel DDR, 3 x DDR333/266/200, 5.1 AC97, 6 x USB 2.0

Melco to sell new Buffalo RDRAM PC1066 / DDR SDRAM PC2700 memory modules

Melco announced sales of new memory modules.


RD1G is a 16-bit RIMM PC1066 module (tRAC=32 ns). Its sold in two-unit packages, 256MB package (128MB x 2) cost about 200, 512MB package (256MB x 2) about $390.


RD1GW represents 32-bit RIMM PC1066 (tRAC=32 ns). They are sold apiece, 256MB module costs about $200, 512MB module about $390.


New DD333 series of PC2700 DDR SDRAM (SPD, CAS=2.5) includes 128MB (about $74), 256MB (about $115), 512MB (about $200) modules.

Toshiba to sell new Genio e550GS and e550GX PDAs

From November 7 Toshiba is to sell three new GENIO E Pocket PC 2002 devices.

All models base on 400MHz Intel PXA250 (Xscale), have 4-inch 240x320x65 polycrystalline silicon LCD, feature CF Type2, SDIO, USB, IrDA. In December the company is to release an optional IEEE 802.11b WLAN module.


GENIO e550GS has 64MB RAM and is supplied with a remote control. At the company website it costs 59800 yens (about $500).

The top GENIO e550GX has 128MB RAM but is not supplied with headphones + remote. Direct sales will start on November 15 on the website, the price is 69800 yens (about $580).

GENIO e550GX/MD is expected late in November. It will feature 1GB IBM Microdrive and will cost 99800 yens (about $830).

Devices´ dimensions are 76.5x125x15.9mm, weight 170g (Microdrive model weighs about 190g). The package includes stylus, USB cradle. Operation time: 10 hours at 400 MHz, 13 hours at 200 MHz, 16 hours at 100 MHz. Microdrive model works 9/12/15 hours respectively.

Source: PC Watch

Satellite 5205-S703: first DVD-R/RW-equipped Toshiba notebooks

Computer Systems Group (CSG), Toshiba announced shipments of Satellite 5205-S703 notebooks, equipped with DVD-R/RW drives, integrated 2.1-channel Harman/Kardon acoustics (w/subwoofer), Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b) interface.


Brief specifications:

  • 2.0GHz Mobile Intel Pentium 4-M
  • 512MB PC2100 DDR SDRAM (up to 1024MB)
  • 60GB HDD
  • 15.0-inch UXGA LCD
  • 64MB VRAM NVIDIA GeForce4 460 Go graphics
  • Harman/Kardon acoustics, built-in subwoofer
  • S/PDIF Dolby Digital
  • DVD-R/RW
  • Secure Digital slot
  • i.Link (IEEE 1394)
  • Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11b), V.92 modem, port
  • 10/100 Ethernet and 3 USB 2.0 ports
  • Remote control
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Microsoft Works
  • Price — $2699

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