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Photo of the day: TV/FM-tuner WinFast TV USB II in our lab

Radeon Xpress 200: ATI answers to nForce4

ProLite E383S-2/B2: new monitors from Iiyama



Photo of the day: TV/FM-tuner WinFast TV USB II in our lab

As you know, Leadtek produces not only graphics cards, but also TV tuners. This time we have a USB tuner for notebooks and slim cases WinFast TV USB II.

The bundle includes:

  • Tuner itself
  • Tuner support
  • Remote control & sensor
  • FM antenna
  • Audio line-in cable
  • USB 2.0 AB cable
  • PSU
  • Installation manual
  • User´s manual
  • 3 software CDs

Features include:

  • 181 channel available
  • Full support of antenna and cable range
  • Supports BG/BH/DK/I/L/L´
  • Supports A2/NICAM decoding
  • Supports FM stereo

Radeon Xpress 200: ATI answers to nForce4

ATI introduced Radeon Xpress 200 chipset supporting all AMD K8 processors. It´s such an answer to NVIDIA´s nForce4 introduced several days before. Speaking more precisely, Radeon Xpress 200 is a family that includes two modifications, Xpress 200P and Xpress 200 that have different Northbridges. Besides, Xpress 200P doesn´t have a built-in graphics core. Both chipsets support Socket 754 and 939 processors.

Graphics core of Radeon Xpress 200 is identical to Radeon X300. It supports DirectX9, vertex shader 2.0 and pixel shader 2.0, HyperMemory (allocates up to 128 MB of RAM for graphics needs).


Radeon Xpress 200 reference design

Chipsets support 1 x PCI-X x16 and 4 x PCI-X x1 slots, 1 GHz HyperTransport bus, DVI, TV-Out, VGA (D-sub) interfaces, 8 x USB 2.0 ports, integrated RAID 0, 1.


Right after the announcement, several motherboards were showcased. In particular, from ASUS (on the left) and MSI (on the right). Both boards feature ULi M1573 Southbridge.

ProLite E383S-2/B2: new monitors from Iiyama

Iiyama launched sales of new ProLite E383S-2 and E383S-B2 LCD monitors with MSRP of ¥32,000 ($290). Both are meant for budget segment and differ by body color only.


Monitors support resolutions up to 1024x768, 1.62 million colors, 500:1 contrast, 250 cd/m² brightness, 100° vertical and 120° horizontal viewing angles, 25 ms response time. Built-in speakers provide 1.5 W power each. Sized 345x173.5x341 mm, monitors weigh 3 kg each.

Source: PC Watch

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