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Leadek announces graphics solutions on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700/5950 GPUs

Elan releases low profile CF PCI adapter

Prolink announces PixelView GeForce FX5700 and 5700 Ultra

Hercules 16/12 FW: a new studio 24bit/96KHz FireWire mixer

Colorgraphic Introduces Advanced, Multi-Display Graphics Cards

Albatron unveils GeForce FX5700U graphics card with DDR II memory

Photo of the day: ASUS SK8V in our test lab

Micron Technology samples 1Gbit DDR2-400 and DDR2-533 chips

ATI Radeon 9600XT in our lab



Leadek announces graphics solutions on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700/5950 GPUs

Leadtek announced the complete series of graphics cards based on new GeForce FX GPUs: WinFast A380 Ultra TDH MyVIVO, WinFast A360 Ultra TDH, and WinFast A360 TD (on GeForce FX 5950 Ultra, GeForce FX 5700 Ultra, and GeForce FX 5700, respectively).



WinFast A380 Ultra TDH MyVIVO features 256Mb of 256-bit DDR, 475/950MHz GPU/memory clock speed. The model has all necessary interfaces, including VIVO, and is supplied with Ulead Cool 3D SE, WinFast PVR, WinFastDVD, and a number of modern games.



WinFast A360 Ultra TDH on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra GPU has 128Mb of 128-bit DDR, 475/900 MHz GPU/memory clock speeds. The model has all necessary interfaces, including NTSC/PAL TV-Out, and is supplied with a number of modern games.

WinFast A360 TD on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 GPU has 128Mb of 128-bit DDR, 425MHz GPU. The model has all necessary interfaces too, including NTSC/PAL TV-Out, and is supplied with a number of modern games.

Elan releases low profile CF PCI adapter

Elan released a low-profile (MD1 form-factor) P312 PCI card supporting Compact Flash Type II cards and WLAN 802.11g CF adapters.


P312 brief specs:

  • Supports 16-bit PCMCIA, 32-bit Cardbus cards
  • PCI-compatible (3.3V/5V)
  • Supports Compact Flash Type I/II
  • 120x64.4mm size (MD1 form-factor)
  • Sleep and suspend; Intel 82365 compatible
  • Works under Windows 95 (OSR2+), 98, 98SE, Millennium, NT4, 2000, XP; Linux, MacOS 9, DOS
  • Supports LAN, Bluetooth, GPS, GSM, GPRS interface cards

Prolink announces PixelView GeForce FX5700 and 5700 Ultra

Prolink announced two new graphics cards PixelView GeForce FX5700 and 5700 Ultra based on the new NVIDIA GPUs. Both models are made using the PixelView PDF (Plasma Display Fan) cooling technology.

PixelView GeForce FX5700 PixelView GeForce FX5700 Ultra

New cards feature glowing coolers coupled with "Blue Icy Crystal Displayers" indicating fan rpm and GPU temperature.

The new cooler provides only 25dB noise. Besides, having heard users of motherboards with unsuccessful socket layout, the company made the cooler so it doesn´t hitch to other PCI cards (I guess this also relates to unclamped cabling).

The card has audio alarm for overheating situations (<1000rpm fan speed and over 70&deg;C GPU temperature). Pity, but having thoroughly described these innovations, the company forgot to provide cards specs, so we are cautiously suppose they won´t differ from NVIDIA recommended.

Hercules 16/12 FW: a new studio 24bit/96KHz FireWire mixer

It seems Hercules got a taste for original multimedia products after the release of the DJ Console. These days the company introduced Hercules 16/12 FW external "pro-rack" mixer with FireWire interface.



Hercules 16/12 FW features 16 audio inputs for multichannel recording and 12 outputs; supports 24bit/96KHz. It´s supplied with drivers for Mac OS X and Windows. Interfaces include Neutrik (XLS/TRS), Hi-Z, MIDI. In retail Hercules 16/12 FW is expected in December with MSRP of 649.90 euros.

Source: Clubic

Colorgraphic Introduces Advanced, Multi-Display Graphics Cards

Colorgraphic introduced its new 8-output PCI and the low profile 4-output AGP graphics cards — Xentera GT 8 PCI and Xentera GT 4 AGP, respectively, — which complete the new series of Xentera GT models that started shipping in May 2003.

Based on ATI graphics technology, the Xentera GT series represents the advanced multiple-display graphics cards that deliver 128-bit processing and PCI-66 compatibility.

The Xentera GT 8 PCI cards offer multiple configuration output. In addition to 8 analog displays, users can also mix 4 analog with 4 DVI displays, or can also include 4 TV outputs as part of the display mix.

The new models support DVI resolutions up to 1600x1200 per display and analog resolutions up to 2049x1536. Both cards use the MV20 in-line cabling interface, new from Colorgraphic. The MV20 cable permits direct attachment of each display to the adapter bracket. Splitter cables are not required. Users can configure a mixture of analog and DVI-type displays on either model.

Now the Xentera GT full line includes dual-output models for PCI and AGP, quad-output models for PCI and AGP, and the 8-output for PCI. (Colorgraphic introduced the first quad AGP card in 1999 with the Predator 4 AGP.)

The Xentera GT 8 will be available October 15, 2003, with an MSRP of $725. The Xentera GT 4 AGP will be available November 1, 2003, with an MSRP of $595. Both products will be available through distribution with Ingram Micro and D&H.

For further information, you can visit the Colorgraphic´s website.

Albatron unveils GeForce FX5700U graphics card with DDR II memory

Albatron Technology unveiled a new graphics card GeForce FX5700U on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5700 Ultra (NV36) GPU announced yesterday.


The card has 475/900MHz clock speeds 128Mb of 128-bit DDR II, D-Sub, digital DVI, TV-Out. The retail bundle includes WinDVD Creator, Duke NuKem: Manhattan Project (retail version) and some other games.

Albatron GeForce FX5700U utilizes the "Wise Fan ll" 2+1 Backup cooling system, first used (named "Wise Fan") in Albatron GeForce FX5900, that enables the third backup cooler to replace a broken one, or "join" operating coolers, if GPU temperature reaches 56C. At that the total noise makes about 25dBA.

Photo of the day: ASUS SK8V in our test lab

We are currently testing ASUS motherboard on VIA K8T800 chipset designed for AMD Athlon 64 FX and Opteron 100 series ASUS SK8V. It supports up to 8Gb Registered ECC and non-ECC PC3200 / PC2700 / PC2100 DDR SDRAM. Interfaces are rather standard except for WiFi.






Micron Technology samples 1Gbit DDR2-400 and DDR2-533 chips

Micron Technology started sampling new 1Gbit DDR2 SDRAM chips that enable to produce 4Gb DDR2 modules (also introduced in limited amounts).

The new 1Gbit DDR2-400 and DDR2-533 are made using 0.11µm process. Other brief specs are below:

  • VDD = 1.8V, VDDQ = 1.8V
  • I/O = SSTL_18
  • Linear throughput: 400Mbps/pin or 533Mbps/pin
  • Performance: up to 3200Mb/s or 4300Mb/s in 64-bit systems
  • Organization: 4 banks for 256Mbit or 512Mbit chips; 8 banks for 1Gbit and 2Gbit chips
  • Supported packet length: 4 or 8
  • WRITE latency = READ latency 1 clock
  • Optional bidirectional strobe
  • READ latency: 3, 4, and 5
  • Programmable additive CAS Latency: 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4
  • Differential strobe
  • Off-chip output driver calibration (OCD)
  • On-die termination (ODT)
  • Package: FBGA

ATI Radeon 9600XT in our lab

In our videolab we are testing the original Radeon 9600 XT 128 MB from ATI itself.

ATI Radeon 9600 XT has 128Mb DDR, 500/600MHz GPU/memory clock. The performance results will be provided in the dedicated review, but I guess they´ll be close to the results of the similar product from ASUS (see ASUS RADEON 9200SE 128MB, ASUS RADEON 9600SE 128MB, ASUS RADEON 9600 XT 128MB, ASUS RADEON 9800 XT 256MB Video Cards Review). Meanwhile, you can take a look at the photos below.







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