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Or this TA4 on P4 and i845G/GV/GL-based mobos:
Besides, the company plans to launch a line of proprietary acoustic systems and LCD monitors like this 17" GD1701MLU sample:
Another novelty, mentioned in our news, MAYA II GV-R9800 of the Radeon 9800 series.
Now something about new motherboards. A lof of novelties feature Intel Canterwood and Springdale chipsets, like this Canterwood-based GA-8KNXP Ultra:
And these are three boards on Springdale G, P and PE:
Elpida Memory released 128Mbit (4M x 32 bit) DDR2 SDRAM chips for desktop and mobile graphics cards. Supporting so-called "GDDR2-M technology", developed by Elpida and ATI Technologies, they feature lower-power On-Die Termination (ODT) and also support Data Inversion Technology reducing pickups along with energy consumption.
New Elpida’s 128Mbit DDR2 SDRAM are organized as 1M x 32 bit x 4 banks and are produced in three modifications: DC0122A-35, DC0122A-40 and DC0122A-45 with respective 350, 400 and 450 MHz clock speeds. Made using 0.13µm process technology, chips require low VDDQ = 1.8V, VDD = 2.5V and consume up to 1.7W (350MHz and 400MHz versions.) Other specs include BL (burst length) = 4, fixed CAS latency (CL) = 6. They also have 4096 refresh cycles: 7.8 ms (4096 rows/32 ms).
Read more at HardwareZone.
GeForce FX Go solutions base on desktop GeForce FX (GeForce FX 5600 Ultra (NV31) and GeForce FX 5200 (NV34)) and have similar features thereafter. Both feature LVDS transmitters for easier LCD connectivity.
AMDMB.com referring to an official source from AMD, posted company’s model number strategy for AMD Opteron processors, which are expected on April, 22.
According to this information, new workstation and server 64-bit AMD Opteron will have a 3-digit index (model numbers of current AMD Athlon line remain the same.)
The first digit will stand for maximum amount of processors in systems solution is suited for.
The second and third digits will mean processor performance relative to other chips of this family. I.e. Model 244 will provide higher performance than Model 242. This doesn’t imply any direct connection between model number and clock rate.
They write AMD approved this strategy having consulted with end users and customers. Model numbers will start from x4x not to confuse users by x10, x20 or x30 numbers which might result in mistaking Model 224 with 2.4GHz chip, etc.
In other words, new model numbering simplifies and confuses at the same time: for example, "AMD Opteron 262" will inform customer on chip class, leaving its actual specs veiled. The company explains this with the fact that actual clock speeds is not the most critical factor for total server performance. However, I’m afraid we’ll have to provide the clock speed in the news after the model number similar to Athlon XP/MP. Or we have nothing to rely on.
We experimented with drivers patching in our videolab (thank to Alexey Nikolaychuk, RivaTuner creator) and proved there’s no boost. Moreover, having been detected as RADEON 9800 PRO, RADEON 9700 PRO indicated performance drop.
To check if forcing actually works, we made our RADEON 9700 PRO be detected as RADEON 9500 128MB. And obtained results of RADEON 9500.
So, our German colleagues, who posted this "sensation" first, are either wrong, or have an ace in the hole.
By the way, introducing you our photos of original RADEON 9800 Pro, which we received from ATI.
... its CPU ID:
Zalman introduced a number of novelties as well: CNPS-700-Al noiseless cooler for AMD Athlon 64 (near is ZM-NB32 heat-sink for Northbridge). I don’t have technical specs, but hope this thing is actually “noiseless”, so we get a new 64-bit CPU along with low-noise systems based on it. :-)
Intel Pentium 4 systems haven’t been disregarded as well:
Having touched AMD Athlon 64, let’s move to Soltek’s booth offering SL-K8AV Socket 754 board on VIA K8T400M + VT8235 bundle. In general, there are lots of Socket 754 solutions at CeBIT, according to our Alexander Vorobyev.
Besides, Soltek (along with other mobo makers) presented Intel Springdale-based solutions like SL-85SP-L on Springdale-P.
And below is a picture of Soltek Qbic EQ3000M barebone, announced last month. If oyu remember, it features a proprietary µATX board on NVIDIA nForce2.
To be continued...
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