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Photo of the day: Prolink 5900XT Golden Limited and Powercolor X800 Pro in our lab

ELSA announces GLADIAC 940 128MB on GeForce 6800 GPU

Samsung introduces yepp YP-60, sporty MP3 players

Soltek unveils QBIC EQ3801 barebone on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb

On the threshold of Computex 2004: VIA EPIA SP motherboard

Sony unveils HMP-A1 with 20GB HDD

Photo of the day: Prolink 5900XT Golden Limited and Powercolor X800 Pro in our lab

We are currently testing two graphics cards: Powercolor X800 Pro on Radeon X800 Pro from Tul Corporation (former CP Technology, Powercolor) and 5900XT Golden Limited on GeForce FX 5900XT (NV35XT) from Prolink:

As usual, detailed test results will be provided in the dedicated review.

ELSA announces GLADIAC 940 128MB on GeForce 6800 GPU

ELSA announced its new GLADIAC 940 128MB card on NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GPU. The product will go on sale in mid-June for about $425.

The model features 325MHz core clock, 128MB DDR SDRAM, 700MHz memory clock, 256-bit bus. The model is almost identical to other existing in the market: 400MHz RAMDAC, 15-pin D-Sub, DVI-I, S-Video. Sized 215x107mm. The bundle includes DVI-VGA adapter, S-Video-composite cable, drivers.

The card has E.S.C.S II (Elsa Silent Cooling System) installed: aluminium-copper heatsink, 65mm fan.

Samsung introduces yepp YP-60, sporty MP3 players

Samsung Electronics extended its yepp series adding the new sporty YP-60 models to 128MB YP-60H, 256MB YP-60V and 512MB YP-60X products.

  • Powers from 3.7V battery
  • Up to 15 hours of 128Kbps MP3 playback at 20 volume
  • 3-hour battery charge time
  • Sized 39x93x17mm, weighs 47g with battery
  • 6mW (max. 10mW), 16 Ohm audio output
  • 20Hz to 20kHz frequency range
  • -5°C to + 35°C temperature range
  • 87.5-108.0 MHz FM radio
  • Supports MPEG1/2/2.5 Layer 3 (8-320 Kbps, 8-48 kHz), WMA (64-192 Kbps; 32kHz, 44.1kHz, 48kHz)
  • 10-band Equalizer, 8 presets, customisable
  • 4-line LCD
  • USB 1.1 interface

Soltek unveils QBIC EQ3801 barebone on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb

Soltek unveiled a new Mini Barebone for AMD Athlon 64 processors based on NVIDIA nForce3-250Gb, QBIC EQ3801. The features are:

Chassis Soltek Mini Barebone Systems "QBIC" Series
Model EQ3801
Size 21.5x33x20cm
Front panel Polished/aluminium
Body Aluminium, black/white/silvery
Front-panel I/O
  • S/PDIF
  • Headphones-out
  • Mic-in
  • 2 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • IEEE1394a
Back-panel I/O
  • 2 x COM
  • 1 x optional LPT
  • PS/2 keyboard and mouse
  • 4 x USB 2.0/1.1
  • Fast Ethernet 1/10/100/1000 LAN
  • Line-in
  • IEEE1394a
Drive bays 2 x 5.25", 2 x 3.5"
Motherboard SL-B9A-FGR
Form-factor Mini, 180x270mm
Chipset NVIDIA nForce 3 250Gb
Memory 2 x DDR333/400 sockets
IDE 2 x ATA-133/100
Expansion slots 8x AGP, PCI
Audio 8-channel C-Media CMI8768
LAN Gigabit Ethernet
RAID RAID 0,1,0+1

On the threshold of Computex 2004: VIA EPIA SP motherboard

At Computex 2004 VIA Technologies plans to introduce VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX board on VIA CN400 Digital Media chipset that supports hardware MPEG-2 and MPEG-4 processing and features VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite (implemented into 1.3GHz VIA C3 processor).

VIA PadLock Advanced Encryption Engine (ACE) supports AES encryption/decryption with 128-bit, 196-bit or 256-bit keys at 12.8Gbps rate at minimal CPU load. The engine features two VIA PadLock Random Number Generators (RNG) allowing for background operation not affecting tasks running. If you remember, a similar engine (with one RNG though) was implemented into VIA EPIA MII12000. Other motherboard specs are:

Processor VIA C3 / VIA Eden EBGA
Chipset VIA CN400 North Bridge + VIA VT8237 South Bridge
Memory 1 x DDR266/333/400 DIMM socket for up to 1GB
Graphics Int. VIA UniChromePro AGP with hardware MPEG-2 decoder and MPEG-4 accelerator
Expansion slots 1 x PCI
IDE 2 x UltraDMA 133/100
Serial ATA 2 x SATA
LAN VIA VT6103 10/100 Base-T Ethernet PHY
Audio VIA VT1617A, 6-channel AC´ 97
TV-Out VIA VT1623 TV Encoder
IEEE1394 VIA VT6307S IEEE1394 Firewire
Backpanel I/O PS/2 keyboard and mouse
1 x RJ-45
1 x COM
2 x USB 2.0
1 x VGA
1 x PCA (SPDIF or TV-Out)
1 x S-video
Line-in/out, mic-in
Form-factor 6-layer Mini-ITX, 17x17cm

Sony unveils HMP-A1 with 20GB HDD

Sony joined Apple and Creative unveiling its own 20GB HDD based player, HMP-A1, that is actually closer to "digital photo albums". The novelty will go on sale on June 26 for the yet undisclosed price. Considering popularity of such devices, we guess the model will go outside Japan in the future.

  • 3.5" TFT LCD, 320x240
  • 20GB HDD
  • USB 2.0
  • Remote / stereo headphones, USB (mini B), AV mini jack, 5.2V external power interfaces
  • Built-In Li-Ion battery, AC adapter for 100-240V
  • Operation time:
    • 4 hours @ 4Mbps MPEG2
    • 6 hours @ 1Mbps MPEG4
    • 8 hours @ 128Kbps MP3
  • Takes about 2.5 hours to recharge via adapter or 7 hours to recharge via USB
  • Sized 129.6x75.6x22mm, weighs 250g
  • Supports AVI(DV)/WMV/DVR-MS/MPEG 1/2/4 video, JPEG/BMP/GIF/PNG/TIFF/PGPF images, MP3/WAV audio

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