OCZ Technology announced the release of its fastest memory product - a new DDR2 series capable of 1GHz speeds at CAS 4 latency (4-5-4) - the PC2-8000 DDR2 Platinum XTC Extreme Edition.
The new 1GHz DDR2 series will be available in two latency variations. At DDR2-1000, the PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Edition operates at 5-5-5-15 timings, whereas the PC2-8000 Platinum XTC Extreme Edition is rated at the timings of 4-5-4-15. Both parts are offered in capacities ranging from 512MB modules to 2GB (2x1024) dual channel kits.
The modules naturally feature XTC heatspreaders and are backed by the lifetime warranty and direct technical support.
Source: OCZ Technology
AMD announced three new models in the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor family.
The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 885 for up to eight-way/16-core enterprise-class servers and Model 285 for high performance two-way/four-core workstations and servers are immediately available. The Model 185 for one-way/two-core servers and workstations is expected to be available within 30 days.
IBM, one of the first vendors to ship Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor-based platforms, will support the new processors in its servers and workstation product lines, with the BladeCenter LS20, e326m server, and IntelliStation A Pro. The LS20 blade and e326m rack server will utilize the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 285. Additionally, the updated IntelliStation A Pro offers a robust 32- and 64-bit computing platform for high-quality visualization in the fields of engineering and digital content, digital rendering and chemical and petroleum research.
Sun Microsystems revamped and expanded its entire x64 AMD Opteron processor-based server, workstation and High Performance Computing (HPC) product lines with AMD's latest dual-core processors.
HP will add the new Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors across its portfolio of AMD Opteron processor-based HP ProLiant servers and workstations. Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 885 will add to the performance of the four-processor/eight-core HP ProLiant DL 585 and BL45p, while Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 285 will do the same for the two-processor/four-core HP ProLiant DL385 and DL145 G2, plus the HP ProLiant BL25p and BL35p server blades. HP will also match Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 285 with the performance-class HP xw9300 Workstation that features multi-processing capabilities and support for dual PCI-Express x16 graphics. Dual-Core AMD Opteron processors bring the power of four cores to HP’s xw9300 Workstation for scientists, engineers, designers and digital artists.
The Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Model 885 is priced at $2,149 in 1,000-unit quantities and the Model 285 is priced at $1,051 in 1,000-unit quantities.
Silicon Integrated Systems announced that SiS661FX and SiS661GX integrated chipsets both supporting Pentium 4 dual-core platform have been adopted by Gigabyte's GA-8S661FXM-775 and GA-8S661GXM-775 motherboards.
GA-8S661FXM-775 motherboard supports LGA775 65nm/90nm Intel Pentium 4 processors with 800MHz FSB and Hyper-Threading. GA-8S661GXM-775 supports similar processors with 533MHz FSB.
Both GA-8S661FXM-775 and GA-8S661GXM-775 support DDR400 memory, AGP8X interface, SiS' proprietary HyperStreaming technology, and SiS' Mirage graphics engine.
With support of SiS964 Southbridge, GA-8S661FXM-775 and GA-8S661GXM-775 motherboards integrate the features of 8 USB 2.0 ports, 6-channel AC'97 audio, 10/100Mb Ethernet controller, and Serial ATA interface with RAID 0, 1.
Gigabyte's motherboards have passed the Intel Dual-Core platform validation.
Source: Silicon Integrated Systems
Samsung Electronics unveiled the first 8GB hard disk embedded smartphone - SGH-i310.
The i310 comes with the latest version of Windows Mobile 5.0 for Smartphone. It offers USB 2.0 and Plug & Play feature which allows the phone to be utilized as a removable hard disk.
The i310 also a 2 megapixel camera with flash, microSD slot, document viewer and TV output. It also supports Bluetooth stereo (A2DP), digital power amp and dual speakers.
Source: Samsung Electronics
GECUBE today announced the latest GECUBE X1600 Gemini Series High Range graphics card that bases on dual ATI Radeon GPUs on a single PCB.
The GECUBE X1600 Gemini Series single-slot design is compatible with all PCI Express motherboards. Consumers may activate the CrossFire function via the software. It's able to support simultaneous digital video transmission via dual ports. The GECUBE X1600 Gemini Series supports 4-port digital video output.
Elpida Memory today announced the availability of its second-generation 1 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAMs and six memory modules based on the new devices. The new devices are built using Elpida's 90nm process technology, and they complement Elpida's full line-up of DDR2 devices that are currently in high-volume production. DIMMs based on the new devices include Registered and Fully-Buffered DIMMs for servers, as well as high-density Small Outline DIMMs for notebook PCs and Unbuffered DIMMs for desktop PCs.
The 1 Gigabit DDR2 SDRAM devices are available in four different data rate speeds: 800Mbps, 667Mbps, 533Mbps or 400Mbps. They are organized as either 32M words x 4 bits x 8 banks, 16M words x 8 bits x 8 banks, or as 8M words x 16 bits x 8 banks. The high speed data transfer rate is achieved by its 4-bit prefetch, pipelined architecture. The supply voltage (VDD) is 1.8V ± 0.1V, and the operating temperature range (Tc) is 0 to 95°C. The devices are available in 68-ball or 92-ball FBGA packages for easy mounting on DIMMs.
Elpida will offer six DIMMs based on the new 1 Gigabit devices:
Elpida's 1 Gigabit DDR2 x4/x8 devices based on 90nm process technology are available now in sample quantities. Registered DIMMs based on the new devices are also available now. 1 Gigabit DDR2 x16 devices, Fully-Buffered DIMMs, Small Outline DIMMs and Unbuffered DIMMs will be available in Q2 2006.
Source: Elpida Memory
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