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LG Electronics announces new LCD monitors

VIA Technologies updated chipset roadmap

On ATI Radeon 9700 Pro overclocking potential

CPU RightMark RM2 RC1 beta released

IWILL announces P4GB on Granite Bay

TYAN TACHYON G9700 PRO: the first sight

LG Electronics announces new LCD monitors

Today LG Electronics announced new 18.1-inch FLATRON LCD L1810T and 15-inch FLATRON LCD L1510T monitors.

They feature analog and DVI interfaces, support PIP (Picture In Picture) for watching TV shows in the separate window.

18.1" FLATRON LCD L1810T supports 1280x1024, features 40 ms response time, 350:1 contrast, 0.28 mm pixel size, 359.04x287.23 mm screen area, 250 cd/m max. brightness, 160 viewing angle. 6 CCFL lamps are used as backlight. Model dimensions are 405.9x222.4x430.6 mm, weight 7.8 kg.

15-inch FLATRON LCD L1510T features 0.297 mm pixel size, 304.1x228.1 mm screen area, 4 CCFL backlight lamps, 1024x768 max. resolution, 250 cd/m max. brightness, 95 horizontal and 130 vertical viewing angle, 300:1 contrast, 25 ms response time. Dimensions are 356x151.7x359.8 mm, weight 4 kg.

VIA Technologies updated chipset roadmap

British The Inquirer posted additional information about expected new AMD and Intel chipsets from VIA Technologies

At CeBIT, that will take place in Q1 2003, the company is supposed to announce new integrated KM400 chipset for AMD K7 with Castlerock GFX graphics. PM400 for Pentium 4 will feature the same graphics subsystem.

K8T400M, one of the integrated AMD Hammer chipsets expected in Q1 2003, will support AGP 2/4/8 and feature next-generation CastleRock II GFX. Two new Hammer chipsets: K8T400 and K8T400M, expected in Q4, will support 800 MHz HyperTransport bus.

The new VT8237 Southbridge, already described in the news, will feature integrated dual-port Serial ATA controller, supporting RAID as well as 8 USB 2.0 ports.

Source: The Inquirer

On ATI Radeon 9700 Pro overclocking potential

According to Andrew Vorobyev, our video editor, new ATI Radeon 9700 Pro cards have an interesting feature: those who tried to overclock them might have noticed a gap between GPU and heatsink (thanks to bvscool, our forum member, for help). To illustrate Andrew made this photo (click to enlarge):

The match lies on the GPU with heatsink removed. Notice the about 1mm gap between chip walls and the crystal! ATI´s thermogasket doesnt add to the overclocking potential. Naturally, if you remove it, you will have a lot of thermal grease...

Those who lowered walls for better chip-cooler contact easily raised R9700 Pro clock up to 400 MHz.

Is it the secret of ATI? Perhaps, the company plans to release an "ultra" Radeon 9700 Pro to compete with NV30? With lower frame, special cooler and chip place, and selected GPUs, operating at 400 or even 425 MHz, the release of such cards get more and more real. Furthermore, as Radeon 9700 Pro production has already been honed, nothing can prevent from honing the process technology as well for better yield.

CPU RightMark RM2 RC1 beta released

At the CPU RightMark website the new RM2 RC1 w/source is now available.

It now supports SMP and HyperThreading. EULA has been changed. For more details please visit the website.

IWILL announces P4GB on Granite Bay

Introducing the photo of IWILL P4GB on Granite Bay chipset.

New P4GB (formerly GB533) is one of the newest company products for single-Pentium4 workstation. The official anouncement is to follow within these days. At the same time IWILL will announce DP533 (Placer) and DPX533 (Plumas533).

TYAN TACHYON G9700 PRO: the first sight

In the nearest future TYAN is going to announce its Radeon 9700 PRO card — TACHYON G9700 PRO.

TACHYON G9700 PRO will be first of all interesting by design completely unlike other ATI´s reference. In addition the card supports hardware monitoring of cooler, voltage, temperature, etc. According to provisional data this will enable to overclock the GPU up to 400 MHz. I guess more precise technical data is to follow. And now to introduce you the first photos:

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