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ATI´s R360 core officially named Radeon 9800XT

Shuttle SB62G2 XPC: a new barebone on i865+ICH5-R

PowerEdge 6600 — Dell´s server on four 1.50 GHz Xeon MP

Transmeta Crusoe TM8000 aka Astro aka Efficeon: now sampling in 1.1GHz

Info and first photos of MSI K8T Neo motherboard on VIA K8T800



ATI´s R360 core officially named Radeon 9800XT

According to The Inquirer, ATI officially named its R360 core Radeon 9800XT, having finally chosen between this and Radeon 9900 PRO.

At Computex last year Gigabyte and ATI "played" with Radeon 8500XT codename standing for 300MHz GPU clock instead of the standard 275MHz. It seems Radeon 9800XT will have over 425MHz GPU clock and 700MHz memory clock. The Inquirer believes ATI will offer DDR-I and DDR-II models. According to them, raising clock speed to 425MHz in the 0.15-micron process is a hard engineering task.

Shuttle SB62G2 XPC: a new barebone on i865+ICH5-R

Shuttle, continuing the development of one of its most successful series, announced new SFF barebone — SB62G2 XPC.

Shuttle SB62G2 XPC (FB62) features Intel 865G + ICH5-R chipset bundle; supports Intel Pentium 4 with 800MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR400, Serial ATA w/RAID, AGP 8X and PCI slots, USB2.0, SPDIF, and 6-in-1 card reader for 3.5" bay. Sized 300x200x185mm, the system weighs 2.25 kg.


PowerEdge 6600 — Dell´s server on four 1.50 GHz Xeon MP

Dell announced its new corporate-level server, PowerEdge 6600 on 1.50 GHz Xeon MP. The server uses GC-HE chipset from ServerWorks and supports up to 4 CPUs. Maximal RAM capacity for the server — 32 GB (DDR SDRAM), maximal disk subsystem capacity Ц 1.46 TB.

The model is equipped with two Gigabit Ethernet controllers, it has ten PCI-X(64bit/100MHz) slots and one PCI(32bit/33MHz) slot. The dimensions of the PowerEdge 6600 — сервера Ц 441 x 719 x 493 mm, weight Ц 75 kg. The machine could be bundled with pre-installed Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition/enterprise Edition, Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server, Red Hat Linux 9/Advaced Server 2.1.

Basic configuration that goes on sale is one Xeon MP-1.50GHz, RAM 1 GB, 36 GB HDD (Ultra 320 SCSI), 24x CD-ROM, and no OS.


Transmeta Crusoe TM8000 aka Astro aka Efficeon: now sampling in 1.1GHz

Taiwanese The Digitimes posted fresh news on Transmeta´s Efficeon processor (former Crusoe TM8000) for inexpensive notebooks, consoles, web tablets.

The company has started sampling Efficeon to notebook makers. 1.1GHz model is expected to be the first to arrive in volumes. First notebooks on it should appear already in Q4 2003.

0.13-micron Efficeon processors are manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC); tested and packed Ц by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE). The detailed specs will be announced by Transmeta at In-Stat/MDR´s Microprocessor Forum (MPF) scheduled to October 13-16 in San Jose, CA.

Info and first photos of MSI K8T Neo motherboard on VIA K8T800

We obtained the specs and first photos of MSI´s K8T Neo (MS-6702) motherboard.


Based on VIA K8T800 + VT8237, K8T Neo ATX mobo is designed for Socket 754 Athlon64 processors. It supports AMD Cool´n´Quiet technology; features 3 x DIMM sockets for up to 3Gb DDR 266/333/400 (PC2100/2700/3200), int. 6-ch. AC97 audio codec, optical and coaxial SPDIF, AGP 8X, 5 x PCI slots, 4 x Serial ATA/150 ports (2 on VT8237 Southbridge, 2 on int. Promise Serial ATA RAID controller), 3 x ATA133 ports (2 on VT8237, 1 on Promise RAID), int. VIA RAID and Promise RAID controllers (RAID 0, 1, 0+1), Gigabit LAN controller and 2 x IEEE1394 ports.

The novelty features the traiditional MSI´s CoreCell chip; supports D.O.T. (Dynamic Overclocking Technology) and LiveUpdate (LiveBIOS/LiveDriver).

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