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ATI Serves Up New Technology To Watch Sports And New Fall TV Programs On PCs In High Definition

Intel Unveils Q963-Based Mobo

RightMark Memory Analyzer 3.7 Released!

RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.15 released!

ATI Serves Up New Technology To Watch Sports And New Fall TV Programs On PCs In High Definition

ATI Technologies Inc. launched sales of TV Wonder 650 and TV Wonder 200 TV tuners in North America.

TV Wonder 650 bases on the Theater 650 chip that includes a motion-adaptive 3D comb filter and noise reduction capabilities. It can receive over-the-air high-definition broadcasts and analog TV programs enhanced with Avivo. TV Wonder 650, with a manufacturers suggested retail price (MSRP) of USD$129, includes a High Definition PVR to record content in a variety of formats: DivX, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 and WMV9. The novelty features hardware MPEG-2 encoding to offload intensive PVR functions from the CPU. TV Wonder 650 also features motion compensated noise reduction, edge enhancement, FM radio reception, and more.

TV Wonder 200, with an MSRP of USD$59, offers analog TV viewing and video capture. With TV Wonder 200, you can watch, pause and record up to 125-channels of live TV broadcasts or digitally capture video content from your VCR or camcorder to preserve in a video library or burn to DVD.

Both TV Wonder 650 and TV Wonder 200 are complemented by ATI's new Catalyst Media Center.

Source: ATI Technologies Inc.

Intel Unveils Q963-Based Mobo

Intel has announced its first own-brand motherboard based on its Q963 chipset and designed for Core 2 Duo processors, and the shrinking number of Pentium D and Pentium 4 chips on the company's desktop CPU list.

The Desktop Board DQ963FX supports a 1,066MHz frontside bus clock but will run at 533MHz for older CPUs. The board has four memory slots capable of holding up to 8GB of 667MHz DDR 2 SDRAM. The 963 is an integrated chipset, so the board has its own GMA 3000 graphics engine. There are but three PCI Express x1 slots and three old-style PCI slots.

Intel said the board has Gigabit Ethernet courtesy of one of the company's own 82566DC controller chips, and 5.1-channel audio, driven by a SigmaTel STAC9227 codec. The board has ten USB 2.0 ports, four SATA interfaces and a single parallel ATA interface. There are the usual legacy ports too.

Source: RegHardware

RightMark Memory Analyzer 3.7 Released!

RMMA is meant for measuring vital system parameters such as CPU/Chipset/RAM providing steady and reliable (reproducible) test results and allowing for changing test parameters in a wide range. Vital low-level system characteristics include latency and real RAM bandwidth, average/minimal latency of different cache levels and its associativity, real L1-L2 cache bandwidth and TLB levels specs.

  • New RightMark Multi-Threaded Memory Test included into the package
  • Minor changes to prefixed instructions decode tests
  • Added support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 NPT DDR2 memory controller
  • Added support for Intel Core 2 processors
  • Added support for Extended Performance Profiles (EPP) SPD extension
  • Fixed AMD Athlon 64 X2 determination problems
  • New CPU Database entries

The new version is available here.

RightMark CPU Clock Utility 2.15 released!

RightMark CPU Clock Utility (RMClock) is a small GUI application designed for real-time CPU frequency, throttling and load level monitoring and on-the-fly adjustment of the CPU performance level on supported CPU models via processor's power management model-specific registers (MSRs). In automatic management mode it continuously monitors the CPU usage level and dynamically adjusts the CPU frequency, throttle and/or voltage level as needed, realizing the "Performance on Demand" concept.


  • Modified application manifest to automatically acquire administrator privileges on beta versions of Windows Vista.
  • Modified TM1/TM2 selection behavior, added TM1+TM2 mode when supported.
  • Added EIST option change availability indication.
  • Added complete support for Intel Core 2 processors.
  • Extended CPU defaults option.
  • Added AMD K8 dual-core TSC synchronizer functionality.
  • Added CPU core temperature display for AMD K8, Intel Core and Intel Core 2 processors.
  • Changed design of AMD K8 advanced settings page.
  • Changed design of the Battery Info page.
  • Increased battery subsystem polling interval (fixed problems with peripheral devices slowdowns), added option to disable battery polling completely (as a registry tweak).
  • Fixed hiding Windows power status icon on localized Windows versions.
  • Added support for power management of AMD K8 NPT (revision F) processors (proper VID tables).
  • Added detection of new revisions of Presler (Cedar Mill) and Yonah cores.
  • Added CPU signature display.
  • Minor changes to maximal performance profile tray icon color.

The new version is available here.

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