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AMD cut prices for its processors

MSI announces PT880 Neo motherboard on VIA PT880 chipset

Lexar unveils the new MP3 player — JumpDrive Music

MSI officially announces FX5950 Ultra and FX5700 Ultra graphics cards

Daily mailbox: TrustedReviews, Bjorn3D, MetkuMods, HWZ, EOC, Designtechnica, DinoxPC, etc.

HP iPAQ h1940 @ TrustedReviews

"The iPAQ range of Pocket PC based PDAs have always been a step ahead of the competition. The first colour iPAQ was such a desirable unit that Compaq found itself unable to produce enough to meet the demand. The sleek brushed aluminium design has carried through the entire life of the range and it looks as good today as it did back then."

Read more at TrustedReviews.

Samsung 173T @ Bjorn3D

"It is time to look at another LCD from Samsung. Over the past couple of months we have looked at the 192T and the 172MP. Now we have the 173T. All of these monitors have offered something special about them. 192T was the nice big 19” screen and the 172MP brought us a true multimedia with TV tuner and many inputs. What the 173T brings us is a 17” monitor that can be rotated for working on web pages or desktop publishing."

Read more at Bjorn3D.

Kingston HyperX PC3500 reviewed @ MetkuMods

"...And then there is that problem that overclocking these modules need very high voltages, which void your warranty and can be unhealthy for memory modules. But if you are going to be extreme, you need extreme memory and Kingston HyperX PC3500´s filled with Winbond BH-5 chips are just that."

Read more at MetkuMods.

HWZ review: MSI KT6 Delta-FIS2R (VIA KT600)

"Overall, if you are looking for a feature packed Socket-A motherboard but at a more affordable price point than the nForce2 Ultra 400 and aren’t really picky on performance, the MSI KT6 Delta-FIS2R is worth considering. At about US$128 (or S$230), the MSI KT6 Delta-FIS2R sounds a tad pricey. As mentioned much earlier, it costs just as much as MSI’s top nForce2 Ultra 400 offering, but it offers more features — which really justify its extra cost."

Read more at HardwareZone.

EPoX 8HDA3+ Socket 754 Motherboard @ EOC

"The 8HDA3+ is based on the K8T800 chipset, supporting Athlon Socket 754 processors. The new chipset is loaded with features and we will see how well EPoX has incorporated this chipset into their design and of course put the board to the test against our Intel 3.2C on 875/865 motherboards."

Read more at EOC.

Designtechnica reviews the HP DeskJet 9670 Wide-Format Printer

"The versatile 9670 is great at what it does but comes with a high price tag. We had a tough time deciding exactly what environment (business, home office or personal) this printer would fit into. HP states that the 9670 is great for businesses, creative professionals and photography enthusiasts. In a business environment where only black text documents are used this printer would be overkill. The business that utilizes large spreadsheets and requires color printing will find the HP 9670 fits the bill perfectly."

Read more at Designtechnica.

DinoxPC Review: Three Athlon XP 2600+ Analysis

"Actually we have three different models of Athlon XP 2600+ CPUs. Two based on core Thorougbred and one on core Barton with 512KB L2 cache. The differences between the three models are on the core frequency, the FSB frequency and the size of L2 cache.
In this article we would show how the three CPUs performs on different tests, like graphic tests, office automation, video encoding and so on."

Read more at DinoxPC.

OCZ DDR PC-4200 Dual Channel @ Madshrimps

"This article will not only be a review, it will discuss the discrepancies found from the label on your DDR, to the chipset claims of bandwidth. As Overclocker´s (Enthusiast´s), we can be an overly demanding and fickle bunch. We are insatiable when it comes to hardware performance, and whether it be DDR, Graphic´s, or CPU´s, we plug them in and immediately begin seeking the performance ceiling. Yet when we overclock our memory, we overclock the FSB, ergo the Processor. While we can use memory dividers, any experienced Enthusiast knows, this is simply slowing the system, and even with the best latencies, the divider defeats that purpose. This is especially true so long as were discussing the Canterwood/Springdale chipsets, for which OCZ Technology PC4200 was generally designed. At present the i875 MCH is the best "peak bandwidth" chipset available on the market."

Read more at Madshrimps.

Intel Desktop Control Center @ DarkVision Hardware

"NVIDIA released their System Utility yesterday, this leaded to me doing some research about Intel his Desktop Control Center program. The features of Intel Desktop Control Center are very interesting. All overclocking and tuning options are configurable from a Windows environment, without rebooting."

Read more at DarkVision Hardware.

AMD cut prices for its processors

Following Intel, AMD cut prices for its processors as well:

CPU Old price New price Cut
846 $3199 $2149 -33%
844 $2149 $1299 -40%
842 $1299 $999 -23%
244 $690 $455 -34%
242 $455 $316 -31%
240 $256 $198 -23%
146 $669 $438 -35%
144 $438 $292 -33%
142 $292 $229 -22%
140 $229 $187 -18%
Athlon XP
3200+ $464 $325 -30%
3000+ $265 $203 -23%
2800+ $180 $140 -22%
2700+ $137 $117 -15%
2500+ $89 $79 -11%
2400+ $81 $79 -3%
2100+ $69 $66 -4%
Athlon MP
2800+ $230 $201 -13%
2600+ $174 $153 -12%
2400+ $131 $116 -12%
Athlon XP-M
Desktop replacement
3000+ $208
2800+ $185 $145 -22%
2400+ $86 $84 -2%
Athlon XP-M
2400+ $91 $89 -2%
Athlon XP-M
2000+ $112 $97 -13%
1900+ $105 $89 -15%
1800+ $97 $80 -18%
1700+ $80 $71 -11%
1600+ $71 $57 -20%

MSI announces PT880 Neo motherboard on VIA PT880 chipset

MSI announced its new PT880 Neo motherboard on VIA PT880 chipset made by TSMC using 0.15µm technology. It supports dual-channel DDR400/333/266 memory, Socket 478 Intel Pentium 4 and the next-generation Prescotts.

PT880 Neo utilizes DualStream64 technology, supports Serial ATA and V-RAID, has 5 x PCI slots and AGP 8X slot.

The bundle includes CoreCell Chip software, Speedster (allows to adjust clock speed and voltage in 0.05V and 0.0125V steps, respectively), BuzzFree (analyzes chip temperature for optimal fan speeds), PowerPro (provides energy saving) and LifePro (analyzes fan and motherboard state).

Lexar unveils the new MP3 player — JumpDrive Music

Lexar Media unveiled the JumpDrive Music – USB flash storage capable of playing MP3 files. Company’s first solution of this class will be available with 128 and 256 Mb capacity suitable for up to 2 hours of music. JumpDrive Music will cost $90 and $160, respectively and will arrive for sale in November.

The player is controlled by just a single button. Other features include equalizer and LCD backlight. The device supports MP3 and WMA and works driverless under Windows 2000/Me/XP, Mac OS X and Mac OS 9.

MSI officially announces FX5950 Ultra and FX5700 Ultra graphics cards

MSI officially announced two new graphics card series on NVIDIA GeForce FX5950 Ultra and FX5700 Ultra GPUs.

GeForce FX5950 Ultra features 475/950 MHz clock speeds. It has 2.0ns DDR (up to 256Mb supported) and utilizes the TWIN FLOW cooling system with about 26dB noise. Bundle includes Media Center Deluxe II software.

GeForce FX5700 Ultra GPU is clocked at the same 475MHz, but the memory works at 2.2ns DDR. This model utilizes T.O.P. TECH cooling system.

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