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MOBILITY RADEON 9800 — RADEON X800 for notebooks

OCZ announces PC2-5300 Performance DDR2 SDRAM series

Toshiba introduces Dynabook SS SX 2211LNKW notebook weighing just 1.1kg

AMD Sempron: released at last



MOBILITY RADEON 9800 — RADEON X800 for notebooks

ATI Technologies decided to please notebook users with another novelty, MOBILITY RADEON 9800, that has all primary technologies of RADEON X800 implemented. According to the press release, the new graphics will be used in Dell Inspiron XPS (for sale in North America) and Inspiron 9100 (for sale in Europe).

Features:

  • 0.13µm process (TSMC)
  • DirectX 9.0
  • 8 pixel pipelines
  • 4 vertex pipelines
  • AGP4X/8X
  • 3Dc
  • 256-bit bus
  • POWERPLAY (increased battery operation time)
  • SMARTSHADER HD, SMOOTHVISION HD, VIDEOSHADER HD
  • 2 x display controllers
  • 2 x 10-bit/channel 400MHz RAMDACs
  • 165 MHz TMDS and 230 MHz LVDS
  • TV-out, up to 1024x768

OCZ announces PC2-5300 Performance DDR2 SDRAM series

OCZ Technology announced PC2-5300 Performance DDR2-667 SDRAM DIMM modules with 4-4-4-12 (CAS-TRCD-TRP-TRAS) timings (different from JEDEC´s DDR2 standard). These 1.8V unbuffered modules are offered as separate solutions (512MB OCZ2667512PF, 1GB OCZ26671024PF), and in kits (1GB OCZ26671024PFDC-K, 2GB OCZ26672048PFDC-K). As usually, overclockers will be able to overclock modules up to 2.2▒5% V without violating the warranty.



Toshiba introduces Dynabook SS SX 2211LNKW notebook weighing just 1.1kg

Toshiba introduced its new ultra-portable Dynabook SS SX 2211LNKW notebook that is expected to go on sale on August 6 for about ¥210,000 ($1910).


Dynabook bases on 1.10 GHz Intel Pentium M 733 (ULV, Dothan) and 855GM chipset. It has 12.1" 1024x768 LCD, 256MB RAM (up to 1280MB), 40GB HDD. Interfaces include 3 x USB 2.0, 1 x Ethernet, IEEE 802.11b/g, PCMCIA Type II, CF, SD.

Pre-installed software includes Microsoft Windows XP Professional. Sized 268x210x34.6mm, it weighs about 1.1kg (!). The battery provides up to 4.8 hours of operation.

Source: PC Watch

AMD Sempron: released at last

The hype in the mobo makers camp aroused by AMD decisions to move Sempron release date made them finalize BIOSes in a hurry, but it seems the effort was not in vain, as Sempron announcement expected in mid-August is now set to July 28.

Socket Model Sampling Production Release
Socket 754 Sempron 3100+ Summer 2004 Q3 2004 August 17, 2004
Socket A Sempron 2800+
Sempron 2600+
Sempron 2500+

These are company plans widely distributed as screenshots from a confidential AMD presentation. These confirm information from The Inquirer. Socket A Sempron models will last until the end of 2005 in value systems. The last Socket A Sempron will be 2800+.

Model Clock Process/Core L2 cache, KB Power
Sempron 2500+ 1,750 MHz (10.5 x 166 MHz) 0.13Ám (Barton) 256 62W
Sempron 2600+ 1,833 MHz (11.0 x 166 MHz)
Sempron 2800+ 2,000 MHz (10.0 x 200 MHz)
Sempron 3100+ 1800 MHz (9.0 x 200 MHz) 0.13Ám, SOI (Paris)

It seems AMD now uses "more speed for same money" policy. The novelties will compete with Intel Celeron D. Socket A Sempron is almost identical to 1.6V Thoroughbred, just has 333 MHz FSB. Test results have been available before the official announcement. Below are screenshots from one of Chinese sites:







As for PR ratings, they are:


AMD Sempron processors 3100+, 2800+, 2600+, 2500+, 2400+, 2300+, 2200+ are available now; Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+, 3000+ for "full-size" notebooks and Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+ for subnotebooks will arrive in August 2004.

Mobile AMD Sempron 2600+, 2800+, 3000+ will cost $84, $108, $120, respectively; 2600+, 2800+ subnotebook CPUs will cost $85, $99; finally, 2200+, 2300+, 2400+, 2500+, 2600+, 2800+, 3100+ will cost $39, $45, $61, $74, $85, $109, $126 in 1,000-unit quantities.

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