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MSI MS-9206: a new blade on Intel E7501

Photo of the day: Hercules 3D Prophet 9500 Pro 128MB

Sony announces 19" SDM-S91 LCD monitor

MSI KM2M Combo-L: MicroATX board on VIA KM266 chipset

Sony officially announces Clie PEG-SJ33

New inexpensive 15" BenQ LCD monitors

LCD panel prices to grow next month

Samsung announces 72Mb DDR3 SRAM module

MSI MS-9206: a new blade on Intel E7501

MSI released new MS-9206 1U blade for single or dual Intel Xeon (PGA 604, Prestonia/Nocona).

The module will be produced in three versions:

  • MS-9206 – basic version, not supporting IDE RAID and SCSI / SCSI RAID
  • MS-9206-R – with ATA-100 IDE RAID controller
  • MS-9206-S – with SCSI / SCSI RAID controller

Main specifications:

  • Form-factor: 1U (435x662x42.8 mm)
  • Chipset: E7501 + ICH3-S + MCH + P64H2
  • Memory: up to 6 ECC registered DDR200 DIMM (12Gb max)
  • Graphics: integrated ATI Rage XL, 8Mb SDRAM
  • LAN: 2 õ Gigabit Ethernet (Intel 82546EB)
  • Expansion slots: 2 x PCI-X (64-bit/100MHz), 1 x mini PCI
  • Ultra-320 SCSI adapter: Adaptec AIC-7902 Ultra-320 SCSI (for MS-9206-S), Adaptec ZCR & Intel RAIDIOS Zero Channel RAID supported
  • IDE RAID adapter: Promise Dual Channel ATA-100 PDC20277 or PDC20276 (for MS-9206-R)
  • 4 USB ports

Photo of the day: Hercules 3D Prophet 9500 Pro 128MB

Introducing photos of Hercules 3D Prophet 9500 Pro 128MB which we currently test in our lab.

As the marking indicates, the card has 128Mb DDR memory. Also note the original design with power socket on the back side.

Sony announces 19" SDM-S91 LCD monitor

Sony added new 19" SDM-S91 LCD monitor to the "S" serie which now includes improved 18", 17" and 15" SDM-S81R, SDM-S71R and SDM-S51R, respectively.

19" S91 is a wide-screen (5:4) alternative for large tables and other office apps.

SDM-S91 supports 1280x1024 (1.3 million pixel) at the 376x301-mm visible area, features 0.294x0.294 mm pixel size, 700:1 contrast, 250 cd/m² brightness, 15/10 s response time, 170° vertical and horizontal viewing angle, 28-92KHz line scan, 48-85Hz frame scan. The monitor features analog input, consumes 50W of energy (<3W in standby). SDM-S91 dimensions are 458x370x64 mm, weight – 5.6 kg.

MSI KM2M Combo-L: MicroATX board on VIA KM266 chipset

MSI announced new KM2M Combo-L (MS-6738) MicroATX motherboard on VIA KM266 chipset, designed for Socket A AMD Athlon / Athlon XP / Duron processors.

Brief specifications:

  • AMD Athlon / Athlon XP / Duron: 1GHz to 2600+, 200/266MHz FSB
  • VIA ProSavageDDR KM266 + VIA VT8235 chipset with integrated ProSavage8 2D/3D AGP4x graphics
  • Up to 2Gb DDR/SDRAM (two slots for each type)
  • AGP 2x/4x, 3 PCI slots
  • 5.1-ch. AC´97 codec (Realtek ALC 650)
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • VIA VT8235 MAC + VIA 6103 PHY LAN
  • MicroATX (245x238 mm) form-factor

Sony officially announces Clie PEG-SJ33

Latest rumours about Sony preparing a new entry-level PDA for release, today were confirmed by the official press release from this company.

New Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 (MSRP in Japan – from $250), designed to replace PEG-SJ30, works under Palm OS 4.1. To attract younger users Sony also provided a number of transparent color protective covers, including orange, blue, black, allowing to read info through. The model is to arrive to retail in February. Color accessories are expected later for about $17 each.

Sony Clie PEG-SJ33 main specs are: 320x320x65Ę-color backlit LCD display, 66MHz Dragonball Super VZ, 16Mb RAM (15Mb free) and 8Mb ROM; IrDa, USB interfaces and Magic Gate for Memory Stick.

The new PDA also feature Li-Ion polymer battery, providing 24.5 hours of operation (up to 17 days in standby). Device dimensions are 72.5x107.8x22 mm, weight – 220 g.

Source: PC Watch

New inexpensive 15" BenQ LCD monitors

BenQ released a serie of new 15" FP547 LCD monitors, including white-body FP547W and black-body FP547B. Shipments should start early in February, MSRP in Japan is about $290.

Novelties feature 15" 1024x768 (XGA) LCD matrices with 0.297-mm pixel size, 250 cd/mē brightness, 350:1 contrast, 25 ms response time and 100° vertical and 120° horizontal viewing angle.

Measured 356x190x362 mm and weighing 3.2 kg, all monitors feature analog interface and consume 30W of energy (3W in standby).

Source: PC Watch

LCD panel prices to grow next month

Having frozen at $170-190, LCD panel prices might unpause again next month, according to Taiwanese distributors. They report that TFT LCD makers plan to raise prices for 15" LCD panels to be shipped next month by $5-10.

This action will be the results of increasing demand and lagging behind offer in the fast-growing market LCD-market. At the same time, prices for notebook panels are not likely to grow at all, as the demand complies with the offer in this market segment.

Source: The DigiTimes

Samsung announces 72Mb DDR3 SRAM module

Samsung informed about the release of 72Mb DDR3 SRAM module, providing 1.5Gb/s read/write for next-generation servers and workstations.

Being made using 90-nm process technology, Samsung SRAM chips require 1.2V.The making process included traditional laser KrF lithography.

More light on the technology of making miniature (0.79 sq.micron) SRAM Samsung cells will be shed at International Solid-State Circuits Conference to take place in San Francisco 9-13 February. 72Mb modules are expected in volume production in H2 2003.

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