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Tul unveils Powercolor X700xx graphics card series

GECUBE RADEON X700 128MB — one of the first cards on the new GPU

TI unveils new WLAN IP phone platform

Samsung offers first MMCplus and MMCmobile cards

Intel introduces Celeron D 340 and Intel 910GL, updates Celeron D 325, 330, 335 solutions

Tul unveils Powercolor X700xx graphics card series

Tul unveiled two new solutions on the recently announced ATI X700 GPU: PowerColor X700XT and PowerColor X700PRO. Cards have the reference layout. PowerColor X700 hasn´t been announced yet, but its features are already known.

Memory 256 MB 128-bit GDDR3 SDRAM 128/256 MB 128-bit DDR1/DDR2/GDDR3 SDRAM 128/256 MB 128-bit DDR1 SDRAM
Core clock 475 MHz 420 MHz 400 MHz
Memory bandwidth 16 GB/s 13.8 GB/s 9.6 GB/s
Pixel pipelines 8
Fill Rate 4.0 Gpix/s 3.4 Gpix/s  
DirectX 9.0
OpenGL 2.0
RAMDAC 400 MHz DAC    
Connectors DVI-I / TV-Out / D-Sub
Supported OS Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 2000
Interface PCI Express

The bundle includes:


  • PowerDVD 5.0
  • PowerProducer 2.0 Gold DVD
  • PowerDirector 3.0 SE+
  • Power2Go 3.0
  • Medi@show 2.0 SE
  • Hitman Contracts game


  • DVI-I connector
  • S-Video cable
  • Composite cable
  • Software CDs
  • User´s Manual

GECUBE RADEON X700 128MB — one of the first cards on the new GPU

GeCube released its GECUBE RADEON X700 128MB graphics card on the new GPU from ATI with 16x PCI-Express interface.

  • HDTV
  • Microsoft Windows XP Media Center
  • DirectX 9.0C

Core clock 400 MHz
Memory 128 MB GDDR1, 128-bit
Interface PCI Express
D-Sub +
TV-Out S/HDTV-out
Video-In -
Cooling Fan, memory heatsinks, backside heatsink

TI unveils new WLAN IP phone platform

Texas Instruments unveiled the new integrated Wireless LAN (WLAN) IP phone platform, TNETV1600, based on OMAP16xx architecture widely used in cellular devices:

  • 150 MHz TMS320C55x DSP
  • 150 MHz ARM926 chip
  • Hardware Java acceleration
  • Extended graphics features
  • Supports NOR flash and DDR SDRAM
  • LCD controller

The complete solution includes TNETW1230 WLAN chipset with software that supports both existing and new comm standards as well as the Telogy Software for VoIP software interface for transmitting voice over WLAN.

MAC/Baseband TNETW1230:

  • 802.11b/g
  • QoS EDCA WME, 802.11e
  • WPA 1.0, WEP
  • Optional Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) Versions 1.0 and 2.0

Additionally there is a dual-channel TLV320AIC22C codec and TPS65010 power management chip. Currently the company is working on WLAN secure connectivity solutions.

According to the press release, Ascom Wireless Solutions, European vendor of mobile terminals, already agreed to use the platform in its solutions.

Samsung offers first MMCplus and MMCmobile cards

Korean Samsung released the first cards of the new MMCplus and MMCmobile standards offered by MMCA. Both memory chips and controllers are developed by the company.

To improve data throughput Samsung based MMC controller on 32-bit ARM7 and at the same time widened data bus to 8 bits. Host interface speed was improved from 2.5 to 52 MB/s. Samsung´s memory controller supports firmware upgrades and can be modified by installing 48 KB of flash memory instead of EEPROM. Besides, the company honed caching and alternating algorithms to improve read/write performance.

Intel introduces Celeron D 340 and Intel 910GL, updates Celeron D 325, 330, 335 solutions

Intel introduced a number of new solutions for the value segment, including Intel Celeron D 340 CPU and Intel 910GL Express chipset supporting PCI Express, Intel High Definition Audio, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

According to the press release, Intel Celeron D 340 is a balanced desktop solution with a good price/performance ratio. The novelty is made using 90nm process, has 256 KB L2 cache, 533 MHz FSB and 2.93 GHz. There are two variants: mPGA478 and LGA775, that means it can also be used with Intel 915 Express boards.

Besides, existing Celeron D 325, 330 and 335 were also released for LGA775 sockets for Intel 915 Express boards.

In over 1,000-unit quantities Intel Celeron D 340 costs $117, Intel 910GL costs $34.

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