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ELSA introduces GLADIAC FX 935XT graphics card on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT GPU

Prolink announces PixelView GeForce FX5900XT Golden Limited graphics card with PDF cooling

EPoX at CeBIT: motherboards, graphics cards, barebones

Thermaltake unveils another multi-purpose cooler — POLO735

Pentium 4 EE and Xeon processors obtain 8-layer design



ELSA introduces GLADIAC FX 935XT graphics card on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT GPU

ELSA introduced its new graphics card on NVIDIA GeForce FX 5900XT GPU, ELSA GLADIAC FX 935XT, that has 128MB DDR SDRAM (2ns chips). The card will go on sale late in March for the estimated price of about $270.


The novelty features 390/700MHz (350MHz, DDR) GPU/memory clocks, 256-bit memory bus, 400MHz RAMDAC. As for the technologies used, the card follows the existing recommendations precisely: AGP 8x, DirectX 9.0, Pixel Shader 2.0+, Vertex Shader 2.0+.


The model has three interfaces, including 15-pin D-Sub, DVI-I, TV-out. D-Sub supports resolutions up to 2048x1526 @ 60Hz, while DVI-I supports resolutions up to 1600x1200 @ 60Hz, and S-Video — up to 1024x768. The bundle includes DVI-VGA adapter, S-Video cables.

Source: ASCII24

Prolink announces PixelView GeForce FX5900XT Golden Limited graphics card with PDF cooling

Prolink announced the new PixelView GeForce FX5900XT Golden Limited graphics card based on NVIDIA GeForce FX5900XT and utilizing PDF II (Plasma Display Fan) cooling that combines a fan and an LCD indicator.


Frankly speaking, PDF II, similar to the previous PDF system, is not a total innovation, as it features the same fan as used in millions of other graphics cards. But what´s rather original — the RPM adjust depending on thermal sensor, low noise, and an option of installing the LCD indicator onto the front panel (into a 5.25" bay that is).

EPoX at CeBIT: motherboards, graphics cards, barebones

EPoX, like a number of other companies, decided to announce which novelties it will showcase at CeBIT in Hannover. Of course, the company will introduce motherboards, namely EP-5EPA+ on Intel Grantsdale-G (with PCI Express) for a processor yet to be announced. Another novelty will be the EP-9NDA+ on NVIDIA nForce 3 Ultra designed for 939-pin AMD Athlon 64. It will feature 4 x DDR SDRAM DIMM, Gigabit LAN. Finally, CeBIT visitors will be able to see two new products for Pentium M, IP-4MTP2G and IP-4MTI2H, both on Intel 855GME chipset. These will support various peripherals and will feature Gigabit LAN, integrated audio, etc.

Speaking of graphics cards, according to the The Inquirer, EPoX will introduce EF570 on GeForce FX 5700, EF570E on GeForce FX 5700LE, and EF550 on GeForce FX 5500. All of them will have 128MB DDR SDRAM.

Besides, the company also promises to showcase two SFF systems (barebones), EX5-320S (Intel 865PE) with a sliding front panel and EX5-320N (nForce2 128 IGP) with a remote control. The visitors will not only see, but will also be able to test the novelties in operation.

Thermaltake unveils another multi-purpose cooler — POLO735

Thermaltake Technology unveiled another high-performance "multi-purpose" POLO735 cooler for systems on Intel P4, AMD AthlonXP, Athlon 64, Athlon 64 FX (the bundle includes the necessary latches). The heatsink is purely made of copper and has 66 fins. The dual ball bearing fan is sized 80x80x32mm and provides 72.92 CFM airflow at 48dBA. The company promises the product for sale in April.

Comparing to the previous models the novelty differs by the "anti-turbulent" fin layout. Besides, according to the press release, the air flows in a "centralized" flow that improves cooling. This is made possible by a beveled ring in the cooler base bottom.



  A2144 Energy consumption 0.96~5.40 W
CPU support Intel Pentium 4 up to 3.2GHz, AMD Athlon XP up to 3200+, AMD Athlon 64 RPM 200010% at 20°C, 550010% at 55°C
Fan size 80x80x32mm Max. airflow 26.50CFM at 20°C, 72.92CFM at 55°C
Heatsink size 82x65.6x49mm (66 fins) Max. air pressure 3.29mmH2O at 20°C, 9.06mmH2O at 55°C
Voltage 12V Noise 21dBA at 2000RPM, 48dBA at 5500RPM
Bearing Dual ball bearing
Current 0.08~0.45 A Life cycle 80,000 hours
Power plug 4-pin Weight 732 g

Pentium 4 EE and Xeon processors obtain 8-layer design

On the last weekend Intel published two new papers dedicated to a number of changes in the production technology of Pentium 4 Extreme Edition with Hyper-Threading and Xeon with 1MB or 2MB L3 cache. Having been previously made using only the 6-layer 0.13µm process, these processors now have two 0.13µm processes, 6-layer and 8-layer.

The products made using the aforementioned technology and scheduled for retail shipments to April 2 include:

  • 3.2GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (Hyper-Threading) — S-Spec SL7AA, M-0 stepping
  • 3.4GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (Hyper-Threading) — S-Spec SL7CH, M-0 stepping
  • 3.06GHz Xeon — S-Spec SL72G, M-0 stepping
  • 3.20GHz Xeon — S-Spec SL72Y, M-0 stepping
  • 3.40GHz Xeon — S-Spec SL7D4, M-0 stepping
  • 2.80GHz Xeon — S-Spec SL7D5, M-0 stepping
  • 3.20GHz Xeon — S-Spec SL7AE, M-0 stepping

As you can see, S-Spec and steppings remained the same. According to the published papers, the logic and design, electrical, thermal and mechanical properties remained the same as well.

In other words, the new chips still meet the Intel Pentium 4 Processor with 512-KB L2 Cache on 0.13 Micron Process and Intel Pentium 4 Processor Extreme Edition Supporting Hyper-Threading Technology Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermal Specifications (EMTS) Revision 2.7 and Intel Xeon Processor and Intel Xeon Processor MP on 0.13 Micron Process Electrical, Mechanical, and Thermal Specifications (EMTS) Revision 2.3.

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