P.S. As you know from the press release, the clock speed of Athlon XP 3200+ is 2.2GHz. we know that the limit of AMD´s 0.13µm process has been 2.25GHz of Athlon XP 2800+. So, I guess it would be interesting for you to take a look at the graph below, indicating this technological border. Let’s hope that company’s main efforts focused on 64-bit Hammers will benefit the company as expected...
Soltek Computer announced new nicely looking violet Socket 478 ATX motherboards on i865PE and i865G chipsets: SL-86SPE/-L and SL-86MP/-L, respectively.
SL-86SPE/-L, SL-86MP/-L feature Intel 865PE/GE + ICH5 bridges, support Socket 478 Intel CPUs with 800MHz FSB (up to 1200MHz in overclocking mode), HT, up to 3Gb of dual-channel DDR 400/333/266 SDRAM, AGP 8X, Serial ATA. Besides, they have integrated 6-ch. AC97 codec, 8 USB2.0 ports; SL-86MP/-L also has integrated 2D/3D graphics.
Similar to most Soltek retail products, new SL-86SPE/-L and SL-86MP/-L will be shipped in stylish packages:
NVIDIA plans to launch shipments of the GeForce FX 5600 "B" version. It will mainly differ by considerably higher clock speed of 400MHz vs. previous 350MHz. Memory clock speed is raised to 400MHz as well.
So, today we have two GeForce FX 5600 version in the market: GeForce FX 5600 Ultra (Final) and GeForce FX 5600. Their key specs are listed below:
Read more at Hard Tecs 4U.
NEC MobilePro 900 brief specs:
Read more at HardwareZone.
Similar to previous 3000+/2800+ models, the new chip features Barton core, but already supports 400MHz FSB. The actual clock speed is 2.2GHz (vs. 2.167MHz of 3000+ with 333MHz FSB). Moreover, the chip features 0.13µm process, 128Kb L1 cache and 512Kb L2 cache.
In over 1,000-unit quantities the CPU will cost $464. (Prices for 3000+ and below models were cut on May 6).ATI Technologies posted the press release regarding shipments of RADEON 9800 PRO cards with 256Mb DDR-II. It is stated that these models will be a "limited edition" evaluated $499.
RADEON 9800 PRO 256MB will feature 380/350MHz (700MHz DDR) clock speeds. The DDR-II memory will feature 256-bit bus. As you can see from the photos of ATi Radeon 9800 Pro 256MB (photos taken from HOT Hardware, merci Christophe!), the design resembles that of 128Mb card excluding eight 16Mb DDR-II chips on the both sides with dedicated heat-sinks all over. The card is slightly longer than the 128Mb version.
Nah, things are not as grim as some would like to portray. First of all, just because the FX was late, that does not mean NVIDIA didn´t have other products to sell. In fact regardless of all problems, NVIDIA managed to keep their market share up. I guess all those GF4 Ti´s and GF4MX´s still sold pretty well. Second the FX line is not just the FX 5800 Ultra. Even though the high-end card has failed to impress, the other FX products (FX5200 and FX5600) do perform well, given their market niche. So what to do about the high-end?"
Read more at Bjorn3D.
These will replace GeForce FX 5800 and GeForce FX 5800 Ultra and will offer the highest-performance NVIDIA’s graphics for desktop systems. With all of the above NVIDIA GPU roadmap is:
As you can see, GF FX 5800 disappear from roadmaps for the sake of NV35, having served as a stage to master new 0.13µm process.
NV35 family will feature 0.13µm process; up to 450MHz clock of 128-bit core; 256-bit memory clocked at up to 425MHz; up to 256Mb DDR/DDR2. Comparing to GF FX 5800, new GPUs have a doubled memory interface raising peak bandwidth from 16Gb/s to 27.2Gb/s. Besides, the new generation GPUs support Intellisample High-Resolution Compression (HCT) along with CineFX 2.0 engine and UltraShadow technology.
NV35-based cards will be separated into three product lines. Though packed with DDR-I only, they will offer considerable clock rates and AGP 8x/4x support.
Top-end GeForce FX 5900 Ultra will feature 256Mb RAM and 450/425MHz clock rates. Along with video connector, it will offer analog, DVI and TV outs. Expected in June, they should cost about $500.
$400 GeForce FX 5900 is also expected in June. It will mainly differ from Ultra by 128Mb memory and 425/425MHz clock speeds.
Finally, "mainstream" GeForce FX 5900 for $300 are to arrive in July. Featuring 128Mb memory and 425/400MHz clock speeds, these will lack video connector.
Read more at SilentPCReview.
Read more at NewsWare.
The most interesting is that now SD cards can be used in notebooks via such an awkward scheme: Minolta SD-CF1 > PCMCIA Type I CF PC card adapters. According to the company, the adapter provides 30% bandwidth boost than in case of CF.
For example, with 256 or 512Mb SD Card Panasonic up to 3.3Mb/s throughput is available.
Source: Steve´s Digicams
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