iXBT Labs - Computer Hardware in Detail






News Archive

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 


MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum, a novelty on i915P

Sony adds 2GB products to Pocket Bit USB

Epson/Cosina R-D1: not a prototype anymore

Intel updates OEM price list

Photo of the day: IWILL DH800 in our lab

MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum, a novelty on i915P

Micro-Star International (MSI) unveiled the MSI 915P Neo2 Platinum motherboard on Intel 915P + ICH6R chipset for LGA775 Pentium 4 Prescott processors. Similar to competing solution, the board supports dual-channel DDR2-533 and PCI Express x16.

As chipset features were mentioned here, here we´ll say that theoretically the board can work with DDR2-667 from Samsung, Infineon, Micron, Hynix, Elpida, Kingston, Corsair, GeIL and Transcend. Besides, an additional VIA RAID provides RAID 0, 1, 0+1, JBOD for 4 x IDE drives.

Traditionally the board features CoreCell chips and provides the following features:

  • V Power dynamic CPU core voltage adjustment.
  • SafeBIOS automatic BIOS recovery from the "backup area"; based on CoreCell (MS-8)
  • Meta I/O provides support for various interfaces from S/PDIF, coaxial and optical to IEEE1394, etc.

Besides, the board features Communication slot that supports extended PCI specs and supports PCI network cards. For this slot MSI developed a proprietary Dual-Net card combining 802.11g and Bluetooth interfaces. This slot resulted in DigiCell interface redesign that now provides a quick way to transform a system into an access point or a wireless gateway.

Sony adds 2GB products to Pocket Bit USB

Sony added a new product to its Pocket Bit USB series — 2GB miniature hard disk. The novelty is larger than a usual USB dongle, 73x50x13mm, and has a "hideable" connector.

Because of the very simple backup method (just press AutoSync), it´s not clear to whom the device is positioned. Though sometimes, this might come in handy and you won´t need any special software. The device supports incremental backup up to 10 copies.

All there´s to do is to wait for test results to be assured the novelty is really worth $316 (in Japan). For sale it is to go in July.

Another interesting solution is a usual USB dongle with a fingerprint sensor. The software secures system access when there´s a screensaver active and stores up to 10 fingerprint and password accounts. Sized 20x7x61mm, it weighs about 8.5g. I guess the competing companies will announce similar devices soon as well.

Source: Mycom PCWEB

Epson/Cosina R-D1: not a prototype anymore

Epson/Cosina´s R-D1 "Rangefinder Digital Camera" supporting Leica M & L lenses, that was introduced as a prototype at PMA this year, has finally arrive as a ready product.

  • Magnesium alloy body
  • 23.7x15.6mm (APS-C) CCD, 6.1 effective megapixels
  • 3008x2000, 2240x1488
  • 12-bit CCD-RAW, JPEG (EXIF 2.21)
  • Galileo 1.0x viewfinder with parallax correction
  • Auto and manual WB, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent, Sunny presets
  • 1-1/2000s exposures
  • ISO 200/400/800/1600
  • 2" LCD, 235,000 pixels
  • SecureDigital media
  • 142x89x40mm
  • 590g without battery

Source: PC Watch

Intel updates OEM price list

Intel updated its OEM price list with the following products: 3.40 GHz Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (LGA775), Pentium 4 560/550/540/530/520, Celeron D 335/330/325/320 (Socket 478). As we have already mentioned in the pre-announcement, Pentium 4 XE 3.40 GHz costs $999, Pentium 4 560/550/540/530/520 — $637/$417/$278/$218/$178 respectively, Celeron D 335/330/325/320 — $117/$89/$79/$69 respectively.

Pentium 4 XE (LGA775): 800MHz FSB, 2MB L3 cache, 0.13µm process. Pentium 4: 800MHz FSB, 1MB L2 cache, 90nm process. Clock rates are: 560 3.60 GHz, 550 3.40 GHz, 540 3.20 GHz, 530 — 3 GHz, 520 2.80 GHz. Celeron D: 533MHz FSB, 256KB L2 cache, 90nm. Clock rates: 335 2.80 GHz, 330 2.66 GHz, 325 2.53 GHz, 320 2.40 GHz.

Mobile Pentium 725 and 715 cost $241/$209 respectively.

Pentium 4 (LGA775) Price, $
Extreme Edition 3.40 GHz 999
560 637
550 417
540 278
530 218
520 178
Celeron D (mPGA478) Price, $
335 117
330 89
325 79
320 69
Pentium M Price, $
725 241
715 209
Centrino Price, $
755/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 699
755/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 696
745/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 485
745/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 482
735/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 366
735/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 353
725/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2100 313
725/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2100 310
725/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 303
725/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 300
715/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2100 281
715/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2100 278
715/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 271
715/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 268
Low-power Centrino Price, $
1.30 GHz/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 346
1.30 GHz/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 343
1.10 GHz/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 324
1.10 GHz/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 321
1 GHz/Intel 855GM/Wireless 2200BG 303
1 GHz/Intel 855PM/Wireless 2200BG 300

Photo of the day: IWILL DH800 in our lab

We are currently testing IWILL DH800 workstation motherboard that supports 2 x Xeons wit up to 533MHz FSB, DDR400 memory and PCI-X

  • 2 x Intel Xeon (533MHz FSB
  • Intel 875P + HR
  • Up to 4GB of dual-channel DDR400, ECC
  • AGP 8X
  • PCI-X 64-bit/66MHz
  • Intel CSA Gigabit LAN
  • TI IEEE-1394
  • 2 x SATA, Adaptec HOST RAID (RAID 1)
  • Int. 5.1-channel audio
  • USB2.0
  • ATX

 « Previous Day News Archive Next Day » 

Write a comment below. No registration needed!

blog comments powered by Disqus

  Most Popular Reviews More    RSS  

AMD Phenom II X4 955, Phenom II X4 960T, Phenom II X6 1075T, and Intel Pentium G2120, Core i3-3220, Core i5-3330 Processors

Comparing old, cheap solutions from AMD with new, budget offerings from Intel.
February 1, 2013 · Processor Roundups

Inno3D GeForce GTX 670 iChill, Inno3D GeForce GTX 660 Ti Graphics Cards

A couple of mid-range adapters with original cooling systems.
January 30, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1

An external X-Fi solution in tests.
September 9, 2008 · Sound Cards

AMD FX-8350 Processor

The first worthwhile Piledriver CPU.
September 11, 2012 · Processors: AMD

Consumed Power, Energy Consumption: Ivy Bridge vs. Sandy Bridge

Trying out the new method.
September 18, 2012 · Processors: Intel
  Latest Reviews More    RSS  

i3DSpeed, September 2013

Retested all graphics cards with the new drivers.
Oct 18, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, August 2013

Added new benchmarks: BioShock Infinite and Metro: Last Light.
Sep 06, 2013 · 3Digests

i3DSpeed, July 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 and AMD Radeon HD 7730.
Aug 05, 2013 · 3Digests

Gainward GeForce GTX 650 Ti BOOST 2GB Golden Sample Graphics Card

An excellent hybrid of GeForce GTX 650 Ti and GeForce GTX 660.
Jun 24, 2013 · Video cards: NVIDIA GPUs

i3DSpeed, May 2013

Added the test results of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770/780.
Jun 03, 2013 · 3Digests
  Latest News More    RSS  

Platform  ·  Video  ·  Multimedia  ·  Mobile  ·  Other  ||  About us & Privacy policy  ·  Twitter  ·  Facebook

Copyright © Byrds Research & Publishing, Ltd., 1997–2011. All rights reserved.