Alexander Vorobiev keeps sending us the new photos from CeBit 2005. This time his attention was drawn by products featuring ULi chips:
JETWAY PCI-Express motherboard: ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200 Northbridge, ULi Southbridge.
A similar solution from Gigabyte.
And below you can see ULi-based mobile solutions:
Sharp notebook with ULi M1535 Southbridge.
Single-bridge motherboard from Gigabyte based on ULi M1689.
ASUS P5RD1-V motherboard on ULI M1573 and ATI Xpress 200. Supports Intel LGA 775 CPUs.
We continue to offer you the latest information from CeBit 2005. This time you can have a look at the booth of ECS:
This is an inexpensive AMD Athlon 64 / Athlon Fx motherboard:
ECS K8T890-A (Main Series)
Also note motherboards on the yet unannounced Intel chipsets:
ECS 945G-M (Main Series)
ECS PF5 Extreme (Extreme Series)
ECS PF5 Extreme:
ECS PF22 Extreme (Extreme Series)
ECS PF22 Extreme:
Finally, we can proceed to the most interesting products previous undisclosed:
ECS PF88 is a kind of a "transformer". Initially, you are offered a Socket LGA775 board for a usual Intel Pentium 4 CPU. At this stage its features are:
Of course, the most interesting thing is that PCIE x16 Upgrade slot. If your Pentium 4 is already boring, you can install an Upgrade unit with a CPU or memory socket or even a chipset:
Now install the CPU and memory into the unit:
You can see that Upgrade unit heatsink is very close to the graphics card installed in a neighbouring PCIE x16 slot, but ECS promises to fix this issue in next revisions, so you won´t see it in the volume-produced boards.
Now the company demonstrates the performance of AMD Athlon 64 3200+ installed into the Upgrade unit. 3Dmark runs smooth:
It´s hard to pick out the target users of such hardware sets, but this is a really interesting solution and a successful marketing action. The company plans to sell these such sets for up to $150. At that motherboards and Upgrade units are to be offered separately. The shipments are to be launched in the late April this year. Besides, at the moment ECS engineers work on similar Upgrade units for Intel Pentium M processors.
We continue our Cebit 2005 report. Now have a look at the new products from S3 Graphics.
First of all, here are the GammaChrome PCI-Express graphics (see features on the slides below). As you can see, the company positions these novelties against mid-end ATI RADEON X600 XT and such. 3Dmark05 results are rather good, but will the novelties perform the same in games? Well, it´s a matter of time. The reference card looks good as well, but I still think the PCB design is too expensive.
GammaChrome graphics in action in the VIA PT894 based testbed:
The same GammaChrome product in another package introduced for the mobile segment. The package is unified for the core and memory chips.
The company announced details of the new mobile graphics — MXM — along with a corresponding GammaChrome product:
Then here´s the OmniChrome AGP graphics:
And the new server on EPIA DP-310 Mini-ITX motherboard and two 1GHz Eden N processors (in nanoBGA package; both are covered by that aluminium heatsink):
Today our Alexander Vorobiev also visited the booth of ASUSTeK at CeBit 2005, so we now post the related image gallery.
A unique novelty: a giant card on dual GeForce 6800 Ultra GPUs! We´ve published the news article dedicated to it recently. Imagine the noise produced by its cooling system responsible for two sets of GPU and memory chips. GPUs operate at 425MHz, while the memory is even overclocked to 590 (1,180) MHz vs. the standard 550 (1100) MHz.
And here´s the new 32" LCD TV set:
A very interesting Wi-Fi solution suitable for video streaming or gaming.
Lots of motherboards naturally. On i945/i955:
And on SIS 649+965:
And a novelty on ATI Xpress 200:
And, finally, the new board on NVIDIA nForce4 for Intel:
Of course, the company unveiled new notebooks as well. Look at this brand new AMD Turion64 MT34 based machine:
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