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DTR Athlon 64-3200+ processors seen in retail

Gigabyte announces entry-level RZ boards

Dell Inspiron 9100: a notebook on 2.8GHz Prescott

DTR Athlon 64-3200+ processors seen in retail

According to our colleagues from Japan, AMD´s DTR (Desktop replacement) Athlon 64-3200+ processors have been seen in retail recently. They differ from other 64-bit AMD products (on the photo below is DTR Athlon 64-3200+ compared to a usual Athlon 64-3200+) and are designed for powerful mobile workstations (like ECS DeskNote).

First, DTR Athlon 64-3200+ has smaller heatsink and the general appearance resembles Athlon XP but DTR Athlon 64-3200+ has 754 pins like ordinary Athlon 64 (DTR Athlon 64-3200+ is to the left on the photo).

Second, such processors have a slightly different model name, AMA3200BEX5AP. Similar to usual Athlon 64-3200+ CPUs, which names start with "ADA", I guess "AMA" exactly stands for the DTR class. The rest of description is "3200" CPU rating (2GHz actual clock rate), "B" 754 pins, "E" 1.5V voltage, "X" max. operating temperature of 95C, "5" 1MB L2 cache.

According to our Japanese source, these processors have lower energy per time unit value of 81.5W (vs. 89W of a usual Athlon 64-3200+ and 62W of Mobile Athlon 64).

Therefore, the price of DTR Athlon 64-3200+ in Japan is slightly higher than that of its desktop bro.

Source: ASCII24

Gigabyte announces entry-level RZ boards

Gigabyte Technology announced its new entry-level RZ motherboard series. Initially the company offers 10 models for both Intel, and AMD processors:

CPU Chipset Model
Intel Pentium 4 Intel 845PE 8I845PE-RZ
Intel 845E 8I845E-RZ
Intel 845GV 8I845GVM-RZ
SiS 648 8S648-RZ
SiS 651 8S651M-RZ
VIA PT800 8VT800-RZ
P4M266A 8VM533M-RZ
AMD AthlonTM XP VIA KT600 7VT600-RZ
VIA KM400 7VM400M-RZ
VIA KM266 Pro 7VM266M-RZ

The new series was inspired by the success of GT line (by the way, "R" stands for reliability, real performance, right value).

In general, I can state that high-speed LAN, USB 2.0 ports and 6-channel audio codec are now natural for any system board.

Source: VR-Zone

Dell Inspiron 9100: a notebook on 2.8GHz Prescott

Dell unveiled its new Inspiron 9100 notebook claimed to provide desktop performance.

There are two versions offered that feature 2.8GHz Pentium 4 (Prescott), MOBILITY RADEON 9700 core (64MB or 128MB), 15.4 WXGA (1280x800) or WUXGA (1920x1200) display. Other features are rather standard: 512MB or 2GB DDR400 SDRAM, 40GB or 80GB HDD, DVD-ROM/CD-RW. Besides, the senior model also has an FDD and supports WLAN (IEEE 802.11b/g).

Both models have i865PE chipsets and standard ports: 4 x USB2.0, IEEE 1394, PC Card Type II, (15-pin D-Sub), DVI-D, S-Video, etc. Sized 359x274x51mm, each model weigh 4.1kg. The standard Li-Ion battery provides 1.5 hours of operation. Dell Inspiron 9100 costs $1,549 and over.

Source: PC Watch

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