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Waiting for AMD Athlon XP 2600+ and XP 2700+ with 333MHz FSB?

Plextor PX-W4012TS/NE: new SCSI CD-RW

DFI announces X600-T2/—2 graphics cards on Xabre 600

Sparkle to announce GeForceFX in January for 500 euro

Antec PlusView 1000 AMG: whatís inside your PC

Waiting for AMD Athlon XP 2600+ and XP 2700+ with 333MHz FSB?

Often Japanese retail "indicates" how close novelties are to other markets. If a new product was seen for sale in Tokyo, it will rather possibly appear in European price lists in two or three weeks or even earlier. Naturally, this touches volume shipments.

So, this weekend the long-awaited Socket A Athlon XP 2600+ and XP 2700+ with 333MHz FSB and 2.08GHz and 2.17 GHz clocks, AXDA2600DKV3D and AXDA2700DKV3D steppings, costing $330Ė$360, $420Ė$450, respectively, have at last reached the Japanese retail.

Well, itís expensive, but the first step is the hardest. Letís hope this exotics, promised in October will reach us as well.

P.S. By the way, unlike AMD´s 333MHz FSB products, slow to retail, recently announced 2.1GHz and 2.2GHz Socket 478 Celerons (at least box versions) are alreasy showcased in Tokyo storefronts, that speaks for their mass character.

Source: Akiba PC

Plextor PX-W4012TS/NE: new SCSI CD-RW

Plextor Japan announced new PlexWriter 40/12/40S (PX-W4012TS/NE) CD-RW with SCSI interface.

The novelty supports 40/12/40x speeds and seems to be the fastest SCSI optical recorder available. PlexWriter 40/12/40S is compatible with UltraSCSI (SCSI-3), supports Mount-Rainer, PoweRec, VariRec, BURN Proof, has 4Mb buffer. The access time is about 120 ms. The drive also supports CD-ROM Mode-1, CD-DA, Photo CD, CD Extra, Video CD, CD-ROM XA Mode-2 form-1 / form 2, CD-I, Mix Mode CD, CD-G, CD TEXT. PlexWriter PX-W4012TS/NE box will also include Nero Express, InCD, and Plextor utilities. The expected price is about $289.

Source: Clubic

DFI announces X600-T2/—2 graphics cards on Xabre 600

DFI, pleased with sales of its X400-T2 AGP 8ű, announced X600-T2/—2 products on the new SiS Xabre 600 GPU.

New cards feature AGP 8x, 300MHz/600MHz GPU/memory clock, 375MHz RAMDAC. DFI X600-C2 has 64Mb of 128-bit DDR, analog output. X600-T2 has 64Mb of 128-bit DDR, additional SiS301 chip, ananlog VGA, digital DVI, and TV outputs. It also supports LCD+CRT, CRT+CRT, CRT+TV output.

Sparkle to announce GeForceFX in January for 500 euro

According to German TecChannel Taiwanese Sparkle is going to be one of the first to announce its NVIDIA GeForceFX cards in the European market. According to provisional data, first Sparkle cards will appear forsale late in January 2003 and will cost about 500-600 euro.

According to the German website, most likely, GeForceFX cards will be announced as GeForceFX 5800 and GeForceFX 5800 Ultra. Higher performance "Ultra" will likely feature 500MHz/1GHz GeForceFX/DDR-II clocks. Thereís no information about the price difference of these versions and the cooling system to be used is unknown.

On the photo: NVIDIA GeForceFX system, showcased at Comdex Fall 2002. you can clearly see a crescent heat-sink on the back of the graphics card.

Source: Tecchannel.de

Antec PlusView 1000 AMG: whatís inside your PC

Antec decided to please users with a new stylish PC case and announced PlusView 1000 AMG for SOHO file servers. Though actually people buy such cases just to show others or themselves how cool their home high-end systems is.

PlusView 1000 AMG is designed for ATX mobos, has features similar to Antec Performance Plus 1080, including 10 drive bays, 2 front USB and 1 FireWire, ATX/ATX12V power supply place, 5 mounts for 80mm HDD and case coolers. The detachable side panel has transparent, scratchproof window, ventilation holes.

The case can be fitted with Antec´s LED-equipped coolers or special garlands along with proprietary TrueBlue 480 or SmartBlue 350 power supplies (optional). Antec PlusView 1000 AMG case will cost about $99.95.

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