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Gainward prepares new PCI-E kits for CeBIT 2005

OCZ Technology unveils DDR1-772 MHz

NVIDIA introduces top mobile graphics GeForce Go 6800 Ultra

VIA unveils K8N800A chipset for slim AMD-based notebooks

Apple announces 30GB, 60GB iPod Photo

Apacer releases 1GB and 2GB MMC cards

Hitachi and Seagate unveil 6GB hard drives, Apple offers iPod mini

Gainward prepares new PCI-E kits for CeBIT 2005

Preparing to CeBIT 2005 Gainward informed that it´s going to unveil SLI kits of NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra with 512MB memory.

Each kit includes two Gainward CoolFX PowerPack! Ultra/2800 PCX "Golden Sample" graphics cards (450MHz/1.2GHz; 512MB GDDR3), Gainward CoolFX liquid cooling solution and looks like this:

Those unwilling to purchase such a kit will be able to buy single PowerPack! Ultra/2800 PCX "Golden Sample" card with a possibility of upgrade.

OCZ Technology unveils DDR1-772 MHz

Yesterday Californian OCZ Technology announced the new clock rate record in its memory module camp.

The company unveiled the DDR1-772 MHz modules with 3-4-4 timings, which allow novelties to outperform any DDR2 solutions in bandwidth tests. According to Michael Schuette from OCZ, DDR1 it not yet obsolete offering both nice performance and price.

NVIDIA introduces top mobile graphics GeForce Go 6800 Ultra

Today the company introduced its new top mobile GPU GeForce Go 6800 Ultra. It´s underlined that the novelty supports all the energy saving features of GeForce Go family and the industry-exclusive HDTV video acceleration via NVIDIA PureVideo.

The company also announced the ready solution on the new graphics Dell Inspiron XPS Gen2 mobile gaming system that is already available for sale.

Source: NVIDIA

VIA unveils K8N800A chipset for slim AMD-based notebooks

Today VIA officially announced the availability of the new mobile chipset with integrated graphics — K8N800A. The novelty supports all the current AMD Mobile Athlon64 and Mobile Sempron processors as well as the coming Mobile Turion64. It´s especially underlined that the chipset also supports all energy saving features of processors aforementioned.

The new chipset debuts the new S3 Graphics UniChrome Pro Integrated Graphic Processor (IGP), a dual-pipeline 128-bit 2D/3D processor that utilizes system DDR memory and supports hardware MPEG-2 encoding via Chromotion CE technology. The graphics core also supports advanced power management features. In addition, the chipset also offers AGP 8X interface for external graphics.

Apple announces 30GB, 60GB iPod Photo

Apple announced new slim iPod Photo products with 30GB and 60GB capacities. Packages include earphones, USB 2.0 cables, power cables, software CD with iTunes 4.7.1 (Mac, Windows).


  • 2" 65K color LCD display
  • AAC (incl. protected), MP3 , MP3 VBR, Audible (2/3/4), Apple Lossless, WAV, AIFF audio support
  • JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, PSD (Mac), PNG image support
  • 102x60x15mm size
  • 180g weight

The MSRP is $349 for 30GB and $499 for 60GB model, respectively.

Apacer releases 1GB and 2GB MMC cards

Apacer joined the technology leaders by releasing the new MultiMediaCard media of 2GB capacity.

The new cards meet the MMCA (MultiMediaCard Association) Version 3.X requirements and are compatible with numerous digital gadgets.

The company also introduced 1GB cards, so now its product range includes 32, 64, 128, 256, 512 MB and 1, 2 GB solutions.

Hitachi and Seagate unveil 6GB hard drives, Apple offers iPod mini

Miniature hard drives achieved new heights: Seagate officially unveiled 1" 6GB ST1 solutions followed by Hitachi GST (Global Storage Technologies) with 1" 6GB Microdrive 3K6 products and cut prices for 4GB drives (unveiled in August 2003).

Hitachi new drives will have CF Type2 and IDE interfaces and are to support 33MB/s read/write speed. Other features include 3,600 rpm, 12ms average seek, 18dB noise, 200G operating and up to 2000G non-operating shocks.

In North America Hitachi novelties will cost $300.

At the same time Apple offered new iPod mini with 6GB storage that will cost just $250. The company may be using Seagate drives that are cheaper than similar products from Hitachi (perhaps, due to lower shock limits).

Sources: PC Watch, Mobile Mag and InfoSync

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