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Photo of the day 2: Our Hardware Museum mystery solved

MSI M3000 and Mega 865: a notebook and a barebone at CES 2004

Motorola unveils HF800 Bluetooth earphone at CES2004

Photo of the day: a mystery of our Hardware Museum

The first AMD Socket 939 processors on March 29?

ABIT confirms partnership with ATI and might also partner with XGI...



Photo of the day 2: Our Hardware Museum mystery solved

And here´s a solution to our "Photo of the day" riddle posted earlier today. It´s a photo of a... Pentium 60MHz processor! The cover, more usual for AMD K5 solutions, might have confused you most.

Below is the solved "Photo of the day" riddle (with cover :)




MSI M3000 and Mega 865: a notebook and a barebone at CES 2004

At CES 2004 in Las Vegas MSI introduced its new Mega 865 multimedia barebone and M3000 notebook.


According to MSI, MEGA 865 is to become a foundation of your PC-based home theatre (HTPC). The system features Intel 865G chipset, supports FSBs up to 800MHz, Hyper-Threading, dual-channel DDR400.

The upper part of MEGA 865 has controls for Hi-Fi power and CD, MP3 playback and AM/FM radio. MEGA 865 has a 6-in-1 card reader supporting CF/SD/MMC. The barebone also has SPDIF connector, 2 x USB1.1/2.0, 6-pin and 4-pin IEEE1394 (Firewire). Its bundle includes wireless mouse and wireless foldable keyboard, 2 x Mega 2.0 speakers, AM/FM antenna, and a remote control.


The 15" M3000 bases on Intel Centrino and features 4-in-1 card reader, Wi-Fi adapter, IEEE1394 and USB 2.0 ports. The system utilizes MSI H.T.M. cooling technology claimed to reduce more noise comparing to traditional solutions.

Motorola unveils HF800 Bluetooth earphone at CES2004

Motorola unveiled another addition to its Bluetooth series — portable HF800 earphone that can also be used as hands-free speakerphone

The model features 1W speaker claimed to provide enough sound quality using the noise and echo reduction technology. The device is controlled by a single button. The battery provides 3 hours of active operation and up to 100 hours of standby. Besides, Motorola HF800 utilizes the same car chargers as the majority of company´s handsets.

Photo of the day: a mystery of our Hardware Museum

Digging through piles of exhibits received for our Hardware Museum, its keeper Andrew Vorobyev found an interesting processor, "menace" of days bygone. I guess this time was no exception for Andrew´s habit of literally uncovering everything he gets. :)

As a result we received such a photo riddle. I wonder whether our readers recognize this CPU and determine its clock speed?

P.S. Please mail your ideas to Andrew Vorobyev.



The first AMD Socket 939 processors on March 29?

French x86-Secret spread a "rumour" on the Web about the provisional release date of AMD´s Socket 939 processors.

According to this unconfirmed data, on March 29 we should see the announcements of the following:

  • Athlon 64 FX-53: 0.13m SOI, Socket 939, 2.4GHz, Dual-channel memory support, 1MB L2 cache;
  • Athlon 64 3400+: 0.13m SOI, Socket 939, 2.2GHz, Single-channel memory support, 1MB L2 cache;
  • Athlon 64 3700+: 0.13m SOI, Socket 939, 2.4GHz, Single-channel memory support, 1MB L2 cache.

ABIT confirms partnership with ATI and might also partner with XGI...

Today in the morning we received news about the future of ABIT´s graphics cards division. For those who missed the news last week ABIT and NVIDIA broke off their graphics cards partnership, but remained partners for NVIDIA nForce motherboards.

And today we received news from our colleagues at OCWorkbench which had time to talk to Scott Thirlwell from ABIT´s marketing department. Scott confirmed company´s new graphics card partnership with ATI Technologies. Within the next few weeks we should expect cards from ABIT based on Radeon 9600XT and Radeon 9800XT GPUs. Besides, we also know that ABIT started preparing its next-generation solutions, including those with PCI-Express support.

Still it seems ABIT is not going to be "limited" with ATI only, judging by ´xgigr.inf´ file from XGI Volari-ReactorDriver-XP v1.01.51:


[Manufacturer]
%Mfg% = XGI.Mfg


[XGI.Mfg]
%Vender.ABIT.DeviceDesc1% = XGI , PCIVEN_18CA&DEV_0040&SUBSYS_6120147B
%Vender.ABIT.DeviceDesc2% = XGI , PCIVEN_18CA&DEV_0040&SUBSYS_6121147B
%Vender.ABIT.DeviceDesc3% = XGI , PCIVEN_18CA&DEV_0040&SUBSYS_6122147B %Vender.XGI.DeviceDesc1% = XGI , PCIVEN_18CA&DEV_0040

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