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PowerColor releases Radeon 9100-based graphics card

AMD multiprocessor system roadmap

Samsung introduces new 15" SyncMaster 152PTW

Toshiba announces new DynaBook SS S6 series

Philips announces DVD+R/+RW v1.2 physical-level specifications

Soltek Golden Flame: SL-75FRN / SL-75FRN-R on NVIDIA nForce2

GeForce FX demos updated

Good bye the last Socket 370 Celeron, good bye!

PowerColor releases Radeon 9100-based graphics card

Following Sapphire Technology, having announced RADEON 9100 Atlantis, PowerColor informed about the release of its new ATI Radeon 9100 solution.

The GPU of this new AGP2/4 PowerColor Radeon 9100 cards (being nothing else but Radeon 8500LE optimized for DirectX 8.1) operates at 250MHz. DDR memory clock is the same. The company will offer two versions of PowerColor Radeon 9100: with 128Mb or 64Mb memory, analog, DVI and TV-out sockets.

Source: Clubic

AMD multiprocessor system roadmap

Another portion of provisional data/rumours regarding AMD server processor roadmap for 2003-2004 from the British The Inquirer.

According to it, multiprocessor Opteron (Sledgehammer MP) will initially appear in three versions. One of them, made using the 0.13-micron process technology, will be aimed at 8-CPU systems supporting DDR333, having 1Mb L2 cache, 3 HyperTransport (HT) buses. Dual-processor SledgeHammer DP chips will have features similar to the third SledgeHammer version for single-CPU systems. For the dual-processor market AMD also prepares the 0.13-micron Barton chips with 512Kb L2 cache, supporting 266MHz FSB and DDR266.

In H1 2004 AMD is to announce 90-nm SOI Athens for 8-CPU systems, featuring 1Mb L2 cache and supporting DDR II-400, along with the new 90-nm SledgeHammer DP Troy, supporting DDRII-400 as well, and, finally, Venus.

This, according to The Inquirer, is how server processors will be positioned in 2003.

DP/MP systems on AMD CPUs
Q4 2002
Q1 2003
Q2 2003
Q3 2003
Q4 2003
MP, $25K+ Opteron MP 2.0, 1.8 Opteron MP 2.2, 2.0 Opteron MP 2.6, 2.4
MP, $10K+ Opteron MP 1.6 Opteron MP 1.8 Opteron MP 2.2
MP, $6K+ Opteron MP 1.4 Opteron MP 1.6, 1.4 Opteron MP 2.0, 1.8
DP, $6K+ Opteron DP 2.0, 1.8 Opteron DP 2.4, 2.2, 2.0 Opteron DP 2.6, 2.4, 2.2
DP, $3K+ T2400+ Opteron DP 1.6, 1.4 Opteron DP 1.8, 1.6 Opteron DP 2.0, 1.8, 1.6 Opteron DP 2.2, 2.0, 1.8
DP <$3K T2200+, 2000+ T2400+, T2200+,T2000+ Barton 2800+ Opteron DP 1.6 Opteron DP 1.8, 1.6
Opteron DP 1.6
Barton 2800+
Opteron DP 1.4 Opteron DP 1.4 Barton 2800+
Opteron DP 1.4
T2600+, 2400+, 2200+, 2000+ T2600+, 2400+ T2600+

: The Inquirer

Samsung introduces new 15" SyncMaster 152PTW

Samsung introduced its new 15" TFT LCD monitor — SyncMaster 152PTW to arrive for sale for 43800 yens ($350).

It features D-Sub and DVI-D connectors, supports 1024768, 16.19 million colors, 350 cd/m² brightness and 450:1 contrast. The viewing angle is 160 vertical and 150 horizontal.

Source: PC Watch

Toshiba announces new DynaBook SS S6 series

Toshiba announced the new DynaBook SS S6/286PNSL to arrive to retail late in December for over 240000 yens ($1920).

SS S6/286PNSL bases on Mobile Pentium III-M 866MHz, has 30Gb 1.8" thick HDD, 12.1" 1024768 TFT LCD display, 256Mb PC133 RAM. The motherboard bases on Trident CyberALADDiN-T+ALi M1535B bundle with integrated graphics.

The notebook features Type2 PCMCIA/CompactFlash/SD, Ethernet, V.90 modem, 3 USB 2.0 ports, lithium-polymer battery (standard up to 2.4 hours; the notebook will be 15-mm thick! Additional 7.7 hours; 19-mm). S6/286PNSL length and width are 289 and 229 mm, weight 1.19 kg.

The notebook will be sold with Windows XP Home Edition and Office XP Personal.

Source: PC Watch

Philips announces DVD+R/+RW v1.2 physical-level specifications

On its license website page Philips posted the physical-level specifications DVD+RW Version 1.2 along with DVD+R Version 1.11.

In particular, both standards define the 4x writing and 80-mm DVD+RW and DVD+R blank support.

Source: CDR Info

Soltek Golden Flame: SL-75FRN / SL-75FRN-R on NVIDIA nForce2

Some days ago we introduced you the exclusive Golden Flame series from Soltek, based on Granite Bay: SL-85FR / 85FR-R. As it proved, Golden Flame boards featuring gilded box, bag, PCB, cables, will be released not only on Intel E7205. Soltek also prepares a consignment of Golden Flame Socket A SL-75FRN and SL-75FRN-R on NVIDIA nForce2.

Both boards are based on the nForce2 SPP + MCP bundle, feature AGP 8x slots, 5 PCI slots, 3 sockets DIMM (Dual DDR SDRAM 400/333/266MHz), 10/100 Ethernet LAN, USB2.0/1.1, 6-ch. audio. 75FRN-R also has Serial ATA RAID. In other words, the "all-gilded" versions are identical to SL-75FRN-R/SL-75FRN, based on violet PCB.

I have only to wish the amount of both series was enough in retail...

Source: VTR-Hardware

GeForce FX demos updated

NVIDIA posted the udpated demos of GeForce FX we informed you about on the official presentation: Dawn, Ogre, Time Machine and Toys.

As a man who witnessed the event, I can state it´s really impressive. :) If your network allows you, you can download the demos from here.

Source: NV News

Good bye the last Socket 370 Celeron, good bye!

Intel officially informed about the termination of the latest 1.4GHz Socket 370 Celeron production.

The last orders for box and OEM versions of 0.13-micron processors will be accepted up to February 7. The box shipments will continue up to July 11, 2003 , OEM shipments up to December 12, 2003.

So, Intel has completely turned to Socket 478 desktop solutions, having actually made the Socket 370 market secondary, and freed it for VIA in a certain way. ;)

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