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VS4121: new 2.1-channel sound system from Altec Lansing

Transcend releases ATI RADEON 9200-based graphics card

Kyocera introduces new Finecam L3 and Finecam L4 digital cameras

OCZ Technology announces server PC2700 DIMM modules

MSI GeForce FX 5900: in the light of sunrise...

MSI offers memory overclocking technology



VS4121: new 2.1-channel sound system from Altec Lansing

Altec Lansing Technologies presented its new 2.1-channel sound system, VS4121.


VS4121 features two 6W satellites (two 28mm broadband and one 3" mid-range speaker) with 4Ohm input resistance and 10% harmonic distortion factor within 150-20000 range. Besides, the system has a 6.5" 19W low-frequency subwoofer with 10% harmonic distortion factor within 20-150Hz.

The total acoustic pressure is 97dB, total power 31W RMS, frequency range 25Hz 15kHz (at 10dB irregularity).

Altec Lansing VS4121 2.1 will be shipping in June, systems MSRP is $129,95.

Transcend releases ATI RADEON 9200-based graphics card

Having announced TS128MVDR98P on ATI RADEON 9800 Pro and TS128MVDR96P on RADEON 9600 Pro in Q2, today Transcend Information, Inc. released the mainstream TS64MVDR92 on RADEON 9200.

It has 8 DDR chips (8Mb, 4Mx16), 128-bit bus (3.2Gb/s); fully supports AGP 8x and SMARTSHADER (DirectX 8.1) for complex lighting, SMOOTHVISION (antialiasing) and VIDEO IMMERSION II (digital video support).

The novelty has VGA, DVI-I, S-Video/TV-Out connectors.

Kyocera introduces new Finecam L3 and Finecam L4 digital cameras

Kyocera introduced new Finecam L3 and Finecam L4 digital cameras (3.2 and 4 million pixels) to become available for sale from July 1 for $420 and $524, respectively. Models feature 3 optical lens (35-105mm L4 focal length, 38-115 mm L3 focusing distance; in 35mm equiv.). L4 supports 2304x1728, 1600x1200, 1280x960 and 640x480 resolutions; L3 2048x1536, 1600x1200, 1280x960, 640x480. L4 features 4 digital zoom, L3 2x digital zoom.

Other features are almost identical: 1.6" TFD; 60cm to inf. focusing range, >20cm macro. Cameras support up to 30s movies at 320x240 and up to 120s movies at 160x120. SD/MMC media supported.

Sized 112.5x35x54.5 mm, they weigh about 165g. Devices utilize CR-V3 1 or 2 A3 batteries.

OCZ Technology announces server PC2700 DIMM modules

OCZ Technology announced server PC2700 (DDR333) DIMM modules tested for compatibility with AMD Opteron. They are mase using the proprietary ULN noise reduction technology.

The maker currently offers 256Mb, 512Mb (OCZS333256ER, OCZS333512ER) and 1Gb modules. Novelties feature 2.5-3-3 2T timings. Like all server modules, these are registered and support ECC.

MSI GeForce FX 5900: in the light of sunrise...

Andrew, Vorobyev, the editor of our Video section, today shared the sunrise photos of MSI GeForce FX 5900 graphics card, recently received for testing. The heat-sink does looks like a sun itself. And the sunrise added more details to its golden glow...


Weve already written about this card in the news, so just to remind you the features in brief: GeForce FX 5900 GPU, 128Mb DDR, analog, DVI, TV connectors.






MSI offers memory overclocking technology

To its D.O.T. (Dynamic OverClocking Technology) Micro-Star International added another performance increasing technology: MAT, Memory Acceleration Technology, optimizing data data throughput between CPU-Northbridge-memory. It results in higher memory performance, with the thoughput increased by 10%.

According to MSI, this technology is supported by several mobos, including 865PE Neo2 and 865G Neo2. Some settings, required by MAT, are realized in mobo BIOS. (in updates for 865PE, 865G). To enable MAT, MSI recommends to do the following:

  • Enter BIOS Setup
  • Select Frequency/Voltage Control
  • Select Performance Mode
  • Select Turbo or Ultra-Turbo

The company stresses that not all memory modules are compatible with MAT.

Below are test results from MSI website.

Testbed
System board 865PE Neo2-FIS2R(MS-6728)
Chipset Intel 865PE
BIOS version AMI a6398IMS.120
Chipset driver Intel inf 5.10.1015
CPU Pentium 4 3.0 GHz (FSB800)
Memory Corsair PC3500 DDR SDRAM 256MB*2(CL=2.5)
Graphics ATi 9700Pro
HDD Maxtor D740X-6L 40GB (Ultra ATA/133,7200PRM)
OS Windows XP SP1 English version 2002
Monitor Mode 1024*768 16Bit @85Hz
VGA driver Catalyst 3.4
DirectX Direct X 9.0a(4.09.0000.0901)


Low


Ultra-Turbo

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