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Sony unveils a couple of DVDR/RW drives capable of 4x DVD+RW rewriting

Intel Xeon DP: now 3.2GHz

PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT and RADEON 9600 XT: details for clarity

Lian Li PC-6077: a new aluminium case with a special fan

OCZ speeds up with PC4200 Premier series



Sony unveils a couple of DVDR/RW drives capable of 4x DVD+RW rewriting

Sony unveiled two DVDR/RW drives external DRU-510ULK and internal DRU-510AK capable of 4x DVD+RW rewriting. The sales of both novelties are to start on October 11.

The ATAPI DRU-510AK and USB2.0/i.LINK DRU-510ULK feature:

  • 4x DVD+RW rewrite, 4x DVDR write
  • 2x DVD-RW rewrite
  • 16x CD-RW rewrite
  • 24x CD-R write
  • 2x DVD-VIDEO, 12x DVD-ROM, 32x CD-ROM read


The internal model is offered with black or white front panel and is naturally sized to fit into a 5.25" bay 146x192x41.4mm, weighing about 1.1kg. The external model is some larger 164x246x53mm, weighing about 1.9kg. The latter can also be installed vertically. USB and i.Link cables are bundled.

Still I can´t understand why Sony lagged so much after Hitachi-LG that introduced its similar GSA-4040B as far back as in April, however without DVD-VIDEO support.

Source: ASCII24

Intel Xeon DP: now 3.2GHz

Today Intel introduced its new 3.20GHz Intel Xeon with Prestonia core designed for dual-way servers and workstations.


The new Intel Xeon 3.20GHz has 1Mb L3 cache and 533MHz FSB. It can be used in a wide variety of servers. If you remember, the previous 3.06GHz Intel Xeon with the same 1Mb L3 and 533MHz FSB was unveiled on July 14.

Intel Xeon 3.20GHz processors are compatible with Intel E7501 server and Intel E7505 workstation chipsets with IntelPRO Gigabit Ethernet and RAID controllers. In over 1,000-unit quantities the new processor will cost $851.

PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT and RADEON 9600 XT: details for clarity

Today C.P.Technology that owns the PowerColor brand shed more light on its new RADEON 9800 XT and 9600 XT. Besides, we can now offer you the actual retail box design instead of the one posted before.



PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT on RADEON 9800 XT GPU has 256Mb of 256-bit DDR, 415/365 MHz (730MHz DDR) clock speeds. According to provisional information, PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT cards will arrive to retail in October with MSRP of $499. Besides, we will also see the PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT with 128Mb RAM.


PowerColor RADEON 9600 XT on RADEON 9600 XT GPU has 128Mb of 128-bit DDR, 500/300 MHz (600MHz DDR) clock speeds. In retail these cards are expected in October as well priced less than $200.

In the press release related to PowerColor RADEON 9800 XT and RADEON 9600 XT announcement they also say mention that cards will be bundled with a free copy of Half-Life 2, when the latter is available for shipping.

Lian Li PC-6077: a new aluminium case with a special fan

Lian Li Industrial launched shipments of its new PC-6010 aluminium case with a special cooling system.



Similar to other latest Lian Li products, the new case is made of anodized aluminum and has a pull-out motherboard base, removable front panel, and power supply chute. The new ATX Midi Tower has 7 x 5.25" and 3 x 3.5" bays, 3 x fans (-6077X; above) 5 x 5.25" and 3 x 3.5" bays and 4 x fans. The front panel has 2 x USB 2.0, 1 x FireWire sockets, mic and headphones jacks. The most interesting innovation is the filtered ventilation solution installed in the upper of lower part.

The case is sized 210x450x490mm. CD-ROM and FDD framing are also includes providing the original look.

OCZ speeds up with PC4200 Premier series

OCZ announced the availability of PC4200 Premier DDR memory modules based on OCZ HyperSpeed technology. OCZ PC4200 Premier Series DDR memory will be available in 256MB and 512MB modules as well as 512MB and 1GB Dual Channel kits. OCZ PC4200 Premier Series modules include a black aluminum heatspreader and are rated for CL 3-4-4-8 operation at 2.8 volts.


What are the features?

  • ULN Technology: (U)ltra (L)ow (N)oise shielded PCB
  • Black Aluminum Heatspreader
  • Optimized for High Speed applications on Intel i865/i875 chipsets
  • 533Mhz CL 3-4-4-8
  • 2.8 volts

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