AOpen´s newest Aeolus FX5700 Ultra solution on this GPU.
The new card has 128Mb of 128-bit DDR2 operating at 900MHz. The card supports the all nVIEW features; has D-Sub, DVI, VIVO and also has a bundled DVI-CRT adapter.
ABIT Computer has recently introduced the completely hardware system monitoring and management solution – µGuru. Let´s find out its benefits and distinguish it from other solutions, as we now have all the materials necessary.
The idea of µGuru is to install an additional processor onto a motherboard, say, ABIT AI7 (on the photo). To users µGuru offers an additional program combining tools and recommendations for boosting and optimizing system performance. Actually, being an integral part of the motherboard, µGuru provides information about its state for optimization purposes. Besides, µGuru combines the ABIT Engineered (ABIT EQ, ABIT FanEQ, ABIT OC Guru, ABIT FlashMenu, ABIT AudioEQ, and ABIT BlackBox) technologies in a single interface. And as managing features are implemented along with the separate processor, the CPU is offloaded to some extent.
Now some words about µGuru technologies.
OC Guru: A Windows utility for adjusting operating voltages and CPU clock. Can store 3 BIOS profiles for specific applications like gaming, work, and music.
ABIT EQ: A Windows utility for managing the current system state via adjusting fan speeds, (including Northbridge and OTES), temperature modes as well as operating clocks and voltages. Guarantees fatal overheating protection.
FanEQ: controls cooling fan speeds depending on the temperature mode.
Black Box: logs system information for sending it to technical support via Internet in case of failures.
FlashMenu: automatic BIOS update tool.
SiS introduced a new USB2.0 controller for flash drives, SiS150. It differs from similar solutions by higher throughput (18Mbps read and 13Mbps write), as well as smaller size. The controller is 0.18nm CMOS.
SiS150 allows to work with 4Gb capacities, supports USB2.0/1.1 specs. The controller includes 8-bit 30MHz processor, RAM and ROM. As for other features, they include 1-bit ECC circuitry, write protect, disk partitioning, password protection, ZIP/USB emulation, etc.
Initially Memorex Modz introduced 24 new modding products, including Modz Dual Cold Cathode Light Kit (Blue, $27.99), Modz Single Cold Cathode Light Kit (Blue, $18.99), Modz 3 to 4 Pin Wire Adapter ($2.99), Modz 80 mm Black Silent Ball-Bearing Fan ($13.99) and Modz 80 mm Glowing LED Ball-Bearing Fan ($10.99), along with Modz Cables ($7.99 to $16.99).
We´ve repeatedly posted that XGI, together with partners, plans to launch shipments of its Volari solutions in late November – early December. However, there was AGP bus mentioned in all related messages.
Today the Web brought rumours that XGI prepares to launch PCI-Express 16x models early in 2004. This is actually comparable with release dates of NVIDIA and ATI solutions.
Well, these are interesting and bold messages, considering there were no AGP-based Volari products in test labs yet. I hope we´ll get to know more than XGI´s sample specs closer to the year-end.
Addonics AEMFR824 brief specs:
BENQ unveiled a new external USB2.0 CD-R/RW (CRW5224WU) and ATAPI DVD-ROM/CD-R/RW (CB482B) drives.
CD-R read/write speed is 52x, CD-RW rewrite is 24x. The external drive has 2Mb buffer, powers from 100-240V outlet via an adapter. Its power saving technology enables the drive to go standby along with the PC. Sized 154x204x49mm, it weighs about 1.2kg. The drive works under Windows 98 SE/2000/Me/XP.
CB482B supports 48x CD-R/RW read/write, 24x CD-RW rewrite, 16x DVD-ROM read. The model supports DDDS anti-vibration technology. Sized 146x193x42mm, it weighs about 1kg. The drive also supports Windows 98 SE/2000/Me/XP. Bundles of both include Nero Express, WinDVD.
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