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Intel releases 65nm 70 Mbit SRAM chips

iUbi PMP2020 a worthy rival to Archos

NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT (NV43) in our lab!

Intel releases 65nm 70 Mbit SRAM chips

According to Intel Japan, with an official press release the company released a 65nm 70 Mbit SRAM sample made using strained silicon technology at its Oregon fab. This is not the first such chip, as in November 2003 Intel released 4 Mbit chip (0.57 micrometer2 cell size).

The novelty has the same cell size and over 0.5 billion transistors. Transistors have 35nm gates that´s about 1/3 smaller than that of a 90nm crystal. Besides, according to the press release, leakage currents were reduced by 4 times.

The press release stresses the reduced power consumption made possible by sleep transistors feature that disables unused circuits.

Volume production of 65nm chips is expected in H1 2005 at fabs in Oregon, Arizona and then in Ireland. According to Intel, the company will try to reduce production capital expenses by using existing litho tools (248nm and 193nm).

iUbi PMP2020 a worthy rival to Archos

You might still remember the delight inspired by Archos 400 portable video players. Now these products have a worthy rival iUbi PMP2020 that has features most likely to be seen in Archos 500 only.

iUbi (Internet + Ubiquitous) PMP2020 has a Wi-Fi adapter for Internet access, can record and play video and web radio. A number of applications will add some PDA features.

iUbi has 3.5" TFT LCD display, 20GB 1.8" HDD. Sized 128x26,7x29g it weighs 300g. Supported formats include MPEG2, MPEG4, Xvid, Divx 3.x, 5.x, ASF, SMI, AVI, WMV. The claimed operation time ranges from 3 to 5 hours.

Source: Minivan

NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT (NV43) in our lab!

We are now testing NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT (NV43) reference card:

The card has the following features: 8 pixel pipelines (2 x Quad), 3 vertex pipelines, 128-bit bus, 500/500 (1000) MHz clock rate, GDDR3 2.0ns memory chips:

The new RivaTuner expected in September already supports this card:

More details will be provided in our review next week.

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