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PolarFLO TT releases CPU liquid cooling units

Corsair unveils XMS2 5300, DDR2-667 SDRAM DIMM modules

Archos announces AV420 and AV480 portable video recorders

BenQ DW1620 and DW1610: two new 16x DVD recorders

OCZ introduces PC2-4300 Enhanced Bandwidth DDR2 Platinum Edition

PolarFLO TT releases CPU liquid cooling units

PolarFLO released PolarFLO TT series of CPU water cooling units of two and three pipe design.

According to the company, the products can be used with AMD Socket 754, 939, 940 and Intel Socket 478, 603, 604 processors. Novelties´ features include dual-modular architecture that simplifies installation and suitability for slim PC cases.

When installing new units, one might only change the lower copper unit, leaving the upper part the same. The mount enables 360° rotation to avoid pipe kinks.

Corsair unveils XMS2 5300, DDR2-667 SDRAM DIMM modules

Corsair Memory unveiled its XMS2 5300 low-latency memory modules that are offered both separately (256MB and 512MB), and in kits (512MB and 1GB):

  • CM2X512-5300C4: 512MB 5300C4
  • CM2X256-5300C4: 256MB 5300C4
  • TWIN2X1024-5300C4: 2x512MB 5300C4
  • TWIN2X512-5300C4: 2x256MB 5300C4

According to JEDEC, DDR2-667 standard timings are 5-5-5-15, but the novelties have them 4-4-4-12 at 1.9V. Similar to products from Samsung/Elpida these modules feature 4-bit prefetch, 4/8 programmable packet length. Standard DDR2 features include differential strobe, off-chip output driver calibration (OCD), on-die termination (ODT).

Archos announces AV420 and AV480 portable video recorders

Archos announced two new portable video recorders, AV420 and AV480, that can keep, record and playback videos, show images, play music, and of course just work as hard disks (20GB and 80GB, respectively).

Bundled cradles are used to connect devices to TV sets for both content playback and recording.

  • Interfaces: USB 2.0, CompactFlash Type I, optional adapter for SD, SM, MMC, MS and MS Pro
  • Playable video: MPEG-4 SP with MP3/ADPCM sound, 704x480 @ 30 fps, XviD, DivX 4.0 / 5.0
  • Recordable video: MPEG-4 SP with ADPCM sound, 512x384 @ 30 fps
  • Playable audio: 30-320Kbps MP3, CBR & VBR, WMA (incl. protected media), WAV (PCM & ADPCM)
  • Recordable audio: WAV (PCM & ADPCM)
  • Viewable images: JPEG/BMP
  • 3.5"/3.8" TFT LCD, (AV420/AV480, respectively) 320x240 (QVGA), 262,000 colors
  • AV connectors: composite video, headphones output, line-out; built-in mic and speakers; on-cradle analog A/V inputs and outputs, S-video, IrDA, receiver, SCART In & Out
  • Up to 16 hours of music playback or 4.5 hours of video playback using TFT LCD
  • Powers from li-Ion battery or AC adapter
  • 80GB model is sized 125x78x26mm, 20GB is sized 125x78x20mm
  • 320g weight

BenQ DW1620 and DW1610: two new 16x DVD recorders

BenQ announced two new DVD recorders, DW1620 and DW1610, that are expected to go on sale this month with MSRP of $130 and $150, respectively.

DW1610 provides the following recording speeds: 8x DVD-R, 16x DVD+R (177.28 Mbps; about 6 minutes for a 4.7GB blank), 4x DVD+RW, 40x CD-R, 24x CD-RW. Read speeds are 40x CD and 16x DVD.

DW1620 is almost identical to DW1610, but also supports 2.4x DVD+R DL (dual-layer) recording.

OCZ introduces PC2-4300 Enhanced Bandwidth DDR2 Platinum Edition

OCZ Technology updated its Platinum Edition series with DDR2-533 SDRAM Enhanced Bandwidth modules. Traditionally PC2-4300 products feature copper platinum-coloured reflective heatsinks. Novelties are offered both separately (256MB, OCZ2533256EBPE; and 512MB OCZ2533512EBPE), and in kits (512MB, 2x256MB, OCZ2533512EBEDCPE-K and 1GB, 2x512MB, OCZ25331024EBEDCPE-K).

Modules require 1.8V voltages and have CL 4-3-3-12 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) timings. Similar to some other company products, PC2-4300 modules utilize Extended Voltage Protection (EVP) technology, so users can overclock them up to 2.2Vą5% without risking the warranty.

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