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ASUS Wi-Fi@HOME — new home WLAN platform

Soltek´s mobos plans: got it

Hynix unveils 1 Gb DDR2 DRAMs

GIGABYTE P4 Titan GT mobos — oficially

Latitude X300 — Dell´s two notebooks

VIA merges CPU division and VPSD

ASUS Wi-Fi@HOME — new home WLAN platform

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. showcased a platform for home WLANs, ASUS Wi-Fi@HOME, consisting of three components — ASUS motherboards supporting the exclusive Wi-Fi slot, the ASUS WiFi-b WLAN card and ASUS Software AP (access point).

Here are the boards equipped with the slot:

  • P4C800 Deluxe
  • P4C800
  • P4C800-E
  • P4P800 Deluxe
  • P4P800
  • P4P8X
  • P4P800S
  • P4P800S-E
  • P4S800
  • P4S800D
  • P4V800D
  • A7V600
  • K8V

The ASUS WiFi-b WLAN card embraces AP (access point) and Wi-Fi card functionality. It is an add-on card that links desktop to existing APs and it also bundles ASUS Software AP to turn the system into the control center of a wireless home network. (Note: Software AP functions are only available under Windows XP OS)

Soltek´s mobos plans: got it

We´ve found an interesting document regarding Soltek´s mobos plans. Here´s a quotation:

Platform Chipset Mobo description Class Remarks
Nvidia CK8+Raid+Lan
Nvidia CK8+Raid+Lan
Entry Level no in Q4
KT400-A4 with AGP 4X +8235
KM400 + VT8235+LAN MATX
from Q4
SL-KT400-C VIA KT400 with AGP 8X
+VT8235 ATX USB2.0
no in Q4
from Q4
KT600 + VT8237 +Raid
NVIDIA SL-NV400-64/-L64
nVidia nForce2 400+MCP
NForce2 IGP+MCP+Raid
NForce2 Ultra400 + MCP-S from Q4
Socket478 VIA SL-85MIV3/-L VIA P4M266A + VT8235 MATX Entry Level  
SL-85MIV4/-L VIA P4M266A + VT8235 MATX Entry Level from Q4
SL-85ERV2-C/L VIA P4X400 + VT8235 Entry Level  
SL-85FRV-C/L VIA PT800 + VT8235 Mainstream from Q4
SL-86SPV2-RL VIA PT880 + VT8237+Raid+LAN Mainstream
Intel SL-85LIR-C/-CL i845GL MATX Entry Level  
SL-85LIR3/LIR4 i845GL MATX from Q4
SL-85DR2-TC i845E+ICH2  
SL-85DR2-DC/DCL i845E+ICH4  
SL-85MIR3/-L i845GE+ICH4 MATX Entry Level/Mainstream from Q4
SL-85MIR2/-L i845GE+ICH4 MATX Mainstream  
SL-85MR3-C/CL i845GE + ICH4  
SL-85DR3-C/CL i845PE + ICH4  
SL-848P2/-L (i848P+ICH4) Mainstream from Q4
SL-848P/-L (i848P+ICH5)
SL-86SP3/-L (i865P+ICH4)
SL-86MIP2/-L i865G+ICH4 MATX
SL-86SPE3/-L (i865PE+ICH4)
SL-86SP2/-L (i865P+ICH5)
SL-86SPE2/-L (i865PE+ICH5)
SL-86MP/-L i865G+ICH5 Performance no in Q4
SL-86SPE/-L i865PE+ICH5
SL-86SPE+-RL(i865PE+ICH5+GigaLan+Raid) Performance from Q4


Hynix unveils 1 Gb DDR2 DRAMs

Korean memory maker, Hynix unveiled 1 Gb DDR2 DRAMs produced using 0.11-mkm technology. As the company says it has already sent 512 Mb DDR2 chips working at 533-667 MHz and appropriate modules to customers for testing and evaluation.

Packages of 1 Gb and 512 Mb DDR2 DRAMs are 68-ball FBGA, 60-ball and 84-ball FBGAs. As it is said the chips conform to JEDEC requirements.

GIGABYTE P4 Titan GT mobos — oficially

GIGABYTE Technology, unveiled new P4 Titan GT edition motherboards, designed for 800MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 processor with Hyper-Threading Technology The P4 Titan GT edition motherboards are designed to be full function performance & gaming oriented solutions The architecture of an 800MHz FSB, Dual Channel DDR 400, AGP 8X, and Hyper-Threading Technology combined to provide a potential framework for excellent performance.

The most outstanding features of the mobos are GIGABYTE C.I.A. (CPU Intelligent Accelerator) technology that detects CPU loading during software program’s executing, and automatically adjusts CPU computing power to maximize system performance and GIGABYTE M.I.B. (Memory Intelligent Booster) technology that is designed to maximize memory performance and boost memory bandwidth up to 10% by optimizing data transmission among CPU, north bridge chipset and memory. The innovative GIGABYTE M.I.B. technology shortens memory latency time and enhances system performance without sacrificing stability.

Key Specifications

  • 800MHz FSB Intel Pentium 4 Processor with Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel 865PE chipset
  • Dual Channel DDR 400 memory
  • AGP 8X graphics interface
  • Intel PRO/1000 CT Network Connection (GA-8IPE1000 Pro 2 only)
  • Serial ATA interface
  • Texas Instrument IEEE 1394 interface (Not available on GA-8IPE1000/-L)
  • DualBIOS (Not available on GA-8IPE1000/-L)
  • 8 USB 20 ports
  • 6-Channel AC’97 audio + UAJ (Universal Audio Jack)
  • 5 x PCI 23 compliant slots
  • ATX form factor

Intel 865PE chipset: 8IPE1000 Pro 2, 8IPE1000 Pro, 8IPE1000-L, 8IPE1000
Intel 865G chipset: 8IG1000 Pro, 8IG1000-L, 8IG1000

Latitude X300 — Dell´s two notebooks

Dell announced two Pentium M notebooks, Latitude X300 – on Intel 855GM chipset.

Both models equipped with 12.1" TFT LCD (resolution — 1024 ő 768); both have PC Card Type II slot, SD slot, V.92 supporting modem, IEEE 1394 x 1, D-Sub etc. As for the basic model, it has the following specifications: 1,20 GHz Pentium M, 128 MB RAM, 20 GB HDD, built-in 24x CD-ROM drive. Well, it supports IEEE 802.11b WLAN. Price of the model is about $1560. Extended model is equipped low-current 1,20 GHz Pentium M, 640 MB of RAM, 60 GB HDD, built-in DVD+R/RW drive. Supported WLAN standards are IEEE 802.11a/b/g. Price of this toy is about $2830.

VIA merges CPU division and VPSD

VIA Technologies plans to combine VIA Platform Support Division (VPSD) and CPU division to better utilize internal resources, according to sources. When the restructuring will be completed is not known, sources added.

As everybody knows, VIA set up the VPSD division in 2001 to sell own-brand motherboards to promote its Pentium 4-supporting chipsets while a legal dispute between the company and Intel was taking place. However, after the resolution between the two companies in April of this year, industry observers believed VIA’s VPSD division would become increasing less important for the company. However, as VIA moves away from producing Socket 370-based CPUs towards embedded CPU designs, cooperation between the two divisions has grown significantly, and full integration is now needed.

VIA sold two million processors in 2002, and estimates it will sell six million in 2003.

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