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Springdale official announcement moved a week forth

Bjorn3D takes a look at the SOYO SY-KT400 Ultra motherboard

OCZ Technology: QBM production plans

Koolance Exos Review @ MonkeyReview

ASUS S1N (Centrino) notebook in our lab!

Springdale official announcement moved a week forth

According to Taiwanese industrial sources, due to USA military operations, Intel decided to move the official announcement of Springdale products from May 12 to May 20, so distributors have enough time to prepare for sales. The company stressed this delay is related to the military ops only, and is on no account concerned with new solutions production.

Of course, mobo makers as well as the rest of the world are worried about how long the war in Iraq takes. Though they have their own interest here: the length of the war affects the demand for new products in North America. Some believe in case it takes long, sales volumes along with general activity of North American market will be low.

Due to the latest events in Middle East, mobo makers expect shipping services pricing to grow. However, no serious changes are expected in roadmaps, as all of them will suffer equally.

Source: The DigiTimes

Bjorn3D takes a look at the SOYO SY-KT400 Ultra motherboard

"In recent days Soyo’s short period of fame has started to fade, with new companies like Soltek and Epox sprouting up offering comparable features and performance. With this motherboard Soyo hopes to regain some of the fame offering a board filled with the latest technology as well as lots of features."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

OCZ Technology: QBM production plans

International QBM Alliance, founded by Kentron Technologiesto develop and advance QBM (Quad Band Memory) solutions as an industrial standard, informed about a new member — OCZ Technology.

At the same time OCZ will produce QBM modules and estimate their compatibility with VIA Technologies’ PT600 chipset, expected in Q2 2003.

Initially OCZ is to release QBM-533 modules (4.2Gb/s single-channel and 8.4Gb/s dual-channel throughput) as well as QBM-667 (5.4Gb/s and 10.8Gb/s, respectively). After these QBM-800 (6.4Gb/s and 12.8Gb/s, respectively) solutions are expected.

Koolance Exos Review @ MonkeyReview

"As processor temperatures continue to rise, the implementation of liquid cooling is becoming more and more common. Today, thanks to the great people at The-Wizards.com, we’ll be looking at a very interesting Self Contained External Water Cooling System from the folks at Koolance. The unit is geared towards those interested in Liquid Cooling and desire either better temperatures or a quieter running system, without the hassles of installing a full liquid cooling system in their case."

Read more at MonkeyReview.

ASUS S1N (Centrino) notebook in our lab!

The first Centrino-based notebook has at last reached our lab. Introducing ASUS S1N.

S1N notebooks have already been announced in our newsfeed during CeBIT 2003. Its configuration includes: 13.3" LCD panel, 4-in-1 card reader (SM/SD/MS/MMC), ASUS Power4 Gear and ADTD II technologies, 3.5 hours of operation. The Centrino stamp implies the presence all three components: Pentium M processor, i855 chipset and Intel PRO/Wireless 2100 WLAN adapter. S1N models weigh about 1.8kg, being about 18mm thick. The model we got was based on 1.6GHz Pentium M.

I personally think this is a really elegant and unusually thin model. Other details are to follow in our reviews as usual.

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