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GIGABYTE unveils X800-based GV-RX80256D graphics card with TurboForce

Archos PMA400 officially announced at last

GIGABYTE unveils X800-based GV-RX80256D graphics card with TurboForce

GIGABYTE officially unveiled the new GV-RX80256D graphics card based on X800 GPU. Naturally, as it belongs to GV-RX80 series, it support all necessary technologies, including SMARTSHADER HD, SMOOTHVISION HD and 3Dc. According to some tests, this DirectX9.0c card scores 10,198 points in 3DMark.

The technical features are a matter of deduction based on GPU features: 0.11µm VPU, PCI-Express x16, 12 pixel and 6 vertex pipelines, up to 392 MHz core clock, 700 MHz memory clock, 256 MB of GDDR-3 (mentioned in the model name), 256-bit bus. The exclusive TurboForce technology implies various performance adjustments enables to boost performance by up to 11%. The card has a passive SilentPipe cooler that covers both GPU and memory.

Interfaces are standard: D-Sub, TV-Out, DVI.

Archos PMA400 officially announced at last

Archos, which had showcased the first samples of PMA400 at CeBIT 2004, officially announced this new portable multimedia center at last. Note that its features are already close to a normal PC: WLAN, 30 GB HDD, PDA and video camera functionality, Linux Qtopia OS.

In the near future the company is going to introduce SDK for developing applications for PMA400. Traditionally, the device allows connecting a wide range of devices — from flash dongles to additional hard drives.

While there´s no pricing and availability information, we hope that PMA400 will arrive to the market in some short time.

PMA400 specs:

  • 30 GB HDD
  • USB 2.0, Wi-Fi (802.11b), IrDA
  • Linux Qtopia OS with ARCHOS multimedia applications
  • Video support
    • Plays MPEG-4 SP at 704x480 @ 30 fps (NTSC), 720x576 @ 25 fps (AVI) with MP3 or ADPCM sound
    • Records MPEG-4 SP at 512x384 @ 30 fps (AVI) with MP3 or ADPCM sound
  • Audio support
    • Plays Stereo MP3 at 30-320 Kbps (CBR, VBR), WMA (incl. protected), WAV
    • Records MP3, WAV (PCM) from an analog source, records voice from a built-in mic
  • JPEG, PNG, GIF, BMP static images
  • 3.5" TFT LCD touchscreen, 320x240 (QVGA), 262K colors
  • Headphones-out, mic, speaker, TV cradle (analog A/V in/out), S-Video, IrDA receiver for remote control, IrDA transmitter for tuner control, SCART I/O in European models
  • Up to 4 hours of video playback, 9.5 hours or music playback, removable battery is an option
  • Powers from Li-Ion batteries or AC adapter
  • 125x78x20 mm size
  • 280 g weight

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