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AOpen releases new Aeolus FX5600S graphics card series

I/OMagic introduces DataStation floppy/flash reader

ABIT officially unleashes the top-end IC7-MAX3 motherboard

Fujifilm announces 1Gb USB 2.0 drive

Albatron unveils Gigi FX5600U VER. 2.0 graphics card

NVIDIA NV38: what should we expect

Happy Sysadmin Day!

Continuing the good tradition, today, on the last Friday of July, the team of iXBT.com and Digit-Life.com congratulates all system administrators and everyone else whose work is connected with computers, including programmers, webmasters, hardware tinkers, overclockers, enthusiasts, just users, etc., and wishes the Happy Sysadmin Day!

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May you all have nice hardware, broad channels, rapport and good luck! Congratulations!

AOpen releases new Aeolus FX5600S graphics card series

Today AOpen released its new Aeolus FX5600S graphics card series.

Aeolus FX5600S on GeForce FX5600 will be made with 128Mb and 256Mb of Samsung´s 128-bit 3.6ns DDR.

Cards feature D-Sub, DVI and TV-out connectors and support Dr. LED (hardware monitoring with LED output), AGMS (Advanced GPU & Memory System) for adjusting GPU/memory clock and voltage, software monitoring, and ACS for managing cooling system settings.

I/OMagic introduces DataStation floppy/flash reader

I/OMagic introduced an external USB1.1 floppy drive with integrated "7--1" DataStation flash card reader.

Powering via USB, the device supports 720Kb, 1.2 and 1.44 Mb floppy diskettes along with Compact Flash (CF), IBM Micro Drive, PCMCIA-ATA, Multimedia (MMC), Secure Digital (SD), Memory Stick (MS), Memory Stick PRO, Smart Media (SM).

The MSRP is about $80.

ABIT officially unleashes the top-end IC7-MAX3 motherboard

Today ABIT officially unleashed its new IC7-MAX3 motherboard that became company´s top-end product.

ABIT IC7-MAX3 main specs:

  • Supports Intel Pentium 4 with 800/533/400MHz FSB
  • i875P + ICH-R chipset
  • Supports Intel HP Technology, PAT, ABIT Game Accelerator
  • OTES with FanEQ implemented
  • Supports dual-channel DDR400 with ECC
  • Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
  • AGP Pro 8X/4X (0.8V/1.5V) slot
  • 6 x Serial ATA 150 ports: two (supporting RAID 0) in ICH5R Southbridge and four (supporting RAID 0/1/0+1) in 4-ch. Silicon Image controller
  • 3 x IEEE1394 ports
  • 8 x USB2.0 ports
  • Optical S/PDIF, 6-ch. audio codec
  • 4-phase power stabilizer
  • ATX form-factor

The new board features all ABIT´s latest technologies, including OTES, SecureIDE, FanEQ, CPU ThermalGuard, TweakGuard, FlashMenu, SoftMenu, GigaSystem Overclock.

The SecureIDE feature is worth closer attention. It is a special hardware encoder (on eNOVA X-Wall chipset) which protects IDE hard drives with passwords, blocking access if it´s incorrect. Moreover, the drive will be inaccessible even if installed into another system.

Another worthy novelty is the 4-phase power system with high-quality RubyCon capacitors, providing stability even at serious overclocking. By the way, the OTES cooling is used exactly for capacitors and other circuitry of ABIT IC7-MAX3. Combined with a dedicated monitoring chip, FanEQ enables automatic fan rotation speed depending on system load.

ABIT GAME Accelerator Technology is an advanced SoftMenu feature, enabling CPU adjustments via BIOS. The newer technology adds the ability to fine tune memory subsystem. The user can choose from four modes: Auto, Turbo, Street Racer, and F1. each of these can be adjusted manually according to the system specs. According to the press release, just Game Accelerator alone provides up to 17% performance boost.

Fujifilm announces 1Gb USB 2.0 drive

Fujifilm announced new 1Gb Fujifilm USB Drive 2.0 to arrive to retail in August. Now the model line includes 128, 256, 512 Mb and 1Gb solutions. According to the company, the device provides 4Mb/s read and 3Mb/s write speeds.

The model works under Windows98 Second Edition/Me/2000/XP, Mac OS 8.6, Mac OS 9+. Dimensions are 3.86x0.99x0.72 cm. MRSP is about $500.

Albatron unveils Gigi FX5600U VER. 2.0 graphics card

Albatron unveiled the new GeForce FX5600 Ultra-based Gigi FX5600U VER. 2.0.

It mainly differs from the predecessor by 400MHz GPU and features 128Mb of 128-bit 800MHz DDR, D-Sub, DVI and TV connectors.

So, it seems there will be two GeForce FX5600 Ultra models, 350MHz and 400MHz, in the market for some time.

NVIDIA NV38: what should we expect

Just little bits of information leaked from NVIDIA´s kitchen regarding the company´s answer to future ATI R360.

We don´t know for sure what NVIDIA is preparing, but "they say" it would be something like an overclocked GF FX 5900U with something like 500MHz GPU and memory overclocked to 550MHz (about 1000MHz DDR nominal).

And a bit of rumours about the name... How d´you like GeForce FX 6000 Ultra? Or, say, 6900 Ultra? In a word, be tuned, something should arrive soon...

Source: NV News

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