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Intel Tulsa: Over A Billion Of Transistors, 16MB L3 cache - On August 27

Sony Presents New Professuinal Headphones

ASUS Unveils PG191 Gaming Monitor

Intel Tulsa: Over A Billion Of Transistors, 16MB L3 cache - On August 27

According to Intel's latest server roadmaps, Xeon 7100 (Tulsa) processors will be released on August 27 replacing Xeon 7000 (Paxville MP).

Xeon 7100 will become the most technically complex x86 chip with its 1,328 million transistors and 9 times the Yonah core size (~435 mm²).

These dual-core processors will feature 16MB of shared L3 cache and dedicated L1 and L2 caches. As you can see, Xeon 7100 series will include 8 processors operating at 2.5 GHz to 3.4 GHz with 667 MHz and 800 MHz FSB. 'N' models (667 MHz FSB) will be compatible with Intel's current multi-way server platform.

Intel expects the share of Tulsa to make 28% of all sold processors in this segment already in the first sales quarter, futher growing to 98% in Q2'07.

The Core 2 architecture will get to the multi-way servers segment only in Q3'07 with dual-core Dunnington and quad-core Tigerton together with Caneland platform. Then Intel will stop supporting HyperThreading in its multi-way servers.


Sony Presents New Professuinal Headphones

Sony's new MDR-7509HD professional headphones are designed to meet the closed-type monitoring needs of front-of-house (FOH) and studio engineers, musicians and other audio professionals working with high-resolution digital audio recording and playback equipment.

The new headphones are also capable of handling the high frequency response presented by Direct Stream Digital (DSD) and High Sampling PCM recording technologies.

“These new headphones incorporate HD driver units capable of 80 kHz ultra-wide range reproduction,” said Paul Foschino, senior manager for professional audio in Sony Electronics’ Broadcast and Production Systems Division. “Their superb tonal balance and extended frequency range enable them to take full advantage of the 24 Bit/96 kHz expanded bandwidth achieved by such products as Sony’s new PCM-D1 portable recorder.”

The new models feature Auranomic circum-aural driver units. Designed to closely match the angle of the human ear, these units were developed to reduce pressure on the ear and increase comfort during periods of extended use.

The headphones’ closed-type design significantly reduces outside interference. They also feature 3000mW power capacity for high-level sound monitoring and 360kJ/m³ high power neodymium magnets that enable driver units to reproduce clear midrange tones.

The MDR-7509HD professional headphones are currently available at a suggested list price of $265.

Source: Sony

ASUS Unveils PG191 Gaming Monitor

ASUSTeK Computer Inc. today introduced the PG191 LCD monitor, which incorporated Power Bass System and 2ms gray-to-gray response time to deliver the audio and video performance demanded by hardcore gamers.

The PG191 comes with 2.1-channel speakers (10W satellite speakers and 15W ASUS Power Bass System) supplemented by SRS Lab's TruSurround XT virtual surround sound technology, the display supports Dolby audio and 5.1- and 6.1-channel sound standards.

The built-in 1.3 mega-pixel webcam along with earphone and microphone jacks offer an interactive solution for online gaming. LifeFrame technology further lets users take snapshots and record video with ease.


  • 19" TFT-LCD panel
  • Resolution: 1280 x 1024
  • 800:1 contrast ratio and 320nits brightness
  • Trace Free Technology (2ms gray to gray response time)
  • Built-in 10W satellite stereo speakers and 15W ASUS Power Bass System
  • SRS TruSurround XT Technology (6.1CH stereo surround sound)
  • Support video and audio communication (1.3 mega-pixel webcam+ earphone/mic jack)
  • 3 x USB2.0 ports
  • 6 convenient hotkeys
  • Touch sensor key controls and power on/off melodies
  • Splendid Video Intelligence Technology
  • Flexible tilting and swivel angle adjustment
  • Support both DVI-D and D-SUB inputs
  • 3-year system and panel warranty

Source: ASUSTeK Computer Inc.

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