iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






News Archive

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 


Chaintech 9CJS Zenith mobo: i875P + ICH5R, 7.1-ch. sound

Hard Tecs 4U posts several new reviews

Philips to ship new soundcard and speaker systems

ASUS P4C800 Deluxe reviewed by Legion Hardware

LaCie Ethernet Disk: up to 500Gb network storage

Chaintech 9CJS Zenith mobo: i875P + ICH5R, 7.1-ch. sound

Chaintech Computer announced 9CJS Zenith motherboard on Intel 875P + ICH5R bundle for Intel Socket 478 Celeron/Pentium4 processors with 400/533/800MHz FSB.

9CJS Zenith specifications:

  • ATX form-factor
  • Up to 4Gb Dual-DDR 266/333/400 (ECC) memory
  • AGP4X/8X
  • 5 PCI slots
  • CMR slot (CHAINTECH Multimedia Riser)
  • 7.1-ch. VIA ENVY24PT sound, SPDIF
  • 10/100Mb Fast Ethernet (RTL8101L) and GbE LAN (Intel GbE 82547) Dual-LAN
  • 8 USB2.0 ports
  • 100/200/400Mbps (VIA VT6306) IEEE1394
  • Driver CD (WINDVD 7.1-CH included), ValuePack 2003 software bundled

As 9CJS belongs to the Zenith series, buyers should get the most comprehensive package. Chaintech CBOX3 installed into a 5.25" bay provides front panel with IEEE1394, 2 USB ports, audio jacks; 6-in-1 reader (Smart Media, Memory Stick, Compact Flash, MultiMedia Card, Secure Digital, IBM Micro Drive), IR remote control receiver and DigiDoc display (80 POST codes and CPU temperature). The package includes white and black panels, Handigator – a remote supporting mouse features and Internet hotkeys, and WINDVD DVD player. Chaintech Multimedia Card for CMR slot (Chaintech Multimedia Riser) extends PC multimedia features with 2 IEEE1394 ports, 7.1-ch. audio jacks and SPDIF. Besides, the package includes round cabling and "4-in-1" screwdriver.

Hard Tecs 4U posts several new reviews

Intel i875P (Canterwood) Chipsatz + Pentium 4 3.0C (FSB800).

ASUS P4SDX Deluxe [SiS655 Chipset B0-Stepping].

Thermaltake Aquarius II Water Cooling Set

Terratec Home Arena 5.1 Speaker System.

Philips to ship new soundcard and speaker systems

In the nearest future Philips will start shipping new soundcard and speaker systems announced at CeBIT.

New external PSC805 Aurilium soundcard is positioned as a rival to Creative Extigy. 5.1-ch. PSC805 Aurilium can be connected to PC via USB2.0. It supports 24-bit audio, has built-in Dolby Digital and DTS decoders. In Europe the novelty will be available in May for about 99.90 euro.

Besides, the company is also to ship two new sound systems: 2.1-ch. Acoustic A3 Fusion.310 and 5.1-ch. A3.610. A3.310 subwoofer power is claimed to be 20W RMS, satellite power is 2x6W RMS. A3.610 subwoofer peak power is to be 100W RMS, satellite power – 5x20W. Novelties will arrive to European retail in May. A3.310 should cost 99.90 euro and A3.610 — 270 euro.

Source: Clubic

ASUS P4C800 Deluxe reviewed by Legion Hardware

"For months now everyone has been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Intel’s 800MHz FSB chipsets and of course the P4 processors to go with them. During this time we have all been made very aware of the upcoming Springdale and Canterwood chipsets that will support the new front side bus. However, there are a few things most of us didn’t see coming that may alter the impact these new chipsets have in a big way."

Read more at Legion Hardware.

LaCie Ethernet Disk: up to 500Gb network storage

In mid-May LaCie is expected to ship LaCie Ethernet Disk drives with up to 500Gb capacity.

Encased into aluminium bodies, LaCie Ethernet Disks are designded for 19" racks. Each drive weighs about 20kg. Working under Windows XP Embedded, these are compatible with Windows, Mac OS or Linux networks. In case such capacities are not enough, one can plug in additional LaCie USB or FireWire solutions. Approximate prices of LaCie Ethernet Disk (in France):

  • LaCie Ethernet Disk, 80Gb (7200rpm, 2Mb cache) Ethernet 10/100 — 599 euro
  • LaCie Ethernet Disk, 160Gb (7200rpm, 2Mb cache) Ethernet 10/100 — 799 euro
  • LaCie Ethernet Disk, 250Gb (7200rpm, 2Mb cache) Ethernet 10/100 — 999 euro
  • LaCie Ethernet Disk, 500Gb (7200rpm, 2Mb cache) Ethernet 10/100 — 1499 euro

Source: INpact-Hardware

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.