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Kodak Releases World's First 50-megapixel CCD

ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ AMP! Edition: Overclocking an Overclocked Card

Photos of the Unboxed iPhone 3G

Some Details of AMD 790GX Performance and Features

Scythe Announces Ninja 2 CPU Cooler

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Kodak Releases World's First 50-megapixel CCD

Eastman Kodak made a breakthrough in the field of image sensors with the world's first 50-megapixel CCD designed for medium-format photography.

According to the press release, with a 50-megapixel camera, in an aerial photo of a field 1-1/2 miles across, you could detect an object about the size of a small notebook computer (1 foot by 1 foot).

Besides, KODAK KAF-50100 Image Sensor features a newly designed pixel that is smaller in size than the pixel used in current products for this professional market. This new pixel also reduces "click-to-capture" time for improved camera response, lowers power consumption for improved battery life, and improves color fidelity.

The new Kodak sensor is the first to utilize the company's new KODAK TRUESENSE 6.0 micron Full Frame CCD Technology Platform (vs. the current 6.8 micron pixel), which increases both the resolution and camera performance. With an 8176 x 6132 pixel array, the 50-megapixel sensor provides the highest resolution available in the 48 mm x 36 mm optical format used in medium-format photography.

Engineering grade devices of the KAF-50100 are currently available, with volume production planned for Q4, 2008.

Source: Eastman Kodak

ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GTX+ AMP! Edition: Overclocking an Overclocked Card

It seems ZOTAC decided to sell the same graphics card under two different names.

While GeForce 9800 GTX+ is a significantly overclocked 9800 GTX, ZOTAC 9800 GTX AMP! Edition and 9800 GTX+ AMP! Edition are essentially identical.

Perhaps, the company hasn't expected NVIDIA to release an overclocked 9800 GTX. And since they couldn't overclock a G92b-based solution higher than 750/1,890/2,300 MHz (GPU/shader/memory; vs. NVIDIA's standard 738/1,836/2,200 MHz), ZOTAC had to choose: either not to release 9800 GTX+ AMP! Edition at all, or make it the same as 9800 GTX AMP! Edition. Seemingly, they chose the latter.

Thus, we might get the first "overclocked" GeForce 9800 GTX+ in the market, while its "+", comparing to 9800 GTX AMP! Edition, means no performance increase at all.

Source: Donanim Haber

Photos of the Unboxed iPhone 3G

One of the users from iPhonePortugal forum published photos of an unboxed iPhone 3G.

Gadget O'Mac, in its turn, posted a photo of iPhone 3G showcased at one of the Swiss cell phone stores. (More photos here.)

Some Details of AMD 790GX Performance and Features

Our colleagues from Chile Hardware continue to provide us with screenshots of AMD's upcoming releases.

This time they posted some new slides of the AMD Roadmap, which show the summary of features of the upcoming AMD 790GX chipset and results of some gaming tests (conducted by AMD). The stated performance increase of this new IGP over AMD 780G at 1024x768x32 resolution is 33%.

According to one of the previous roadmap slides, the solutions based on 790GX + SB750 core logic should arrive in Q3'2008.

Testbed configuration:

  • AMD 790GX - Phenom 9850 2.5GHz, HT 2GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, Catalyst 8.5, 256MB UMA;
  • GeForce 8200 - Phenom 9850 2.5GHz, HT 2GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, Forceware 175.16;
  • Intel G35 Express - Intel Q9300 2.5GHz, 2GB DDR2-800, 256MB DM, Intel GMA Driver 15.9.

Source: CHW

Scythe Announces Ninja 2 CPU Cooler

Scythe announced Ninja 2, the improved version of its Ninja fanless CPU Cooler.

According to the press release, the novelty offers 5% performance increase during fanless operation (65W TDP at 25C/77F ambient temperature) and 15% increase during active cooling operation (130W TDP at 25C/77F ambient temperature).

Most of the features remain the same from the previous version. To optimize cooling performance for Ninja 2, Scythe originally designed the Slip Stream 120mm case fan tuned to spin at 1000rpm.


  • Model Name: Ninja 2 CPU Cooler
  • Model Number: SCNJ-2000
  • Compatibility: Intel Socket 478, Socket T/LGA775; AMD Socket 754, Socket 939, Socket AM2, Socket 940
  • Dimensions: 116 x 116 x 152 mm / 4.57 x 4.57 x 5.98 inches (Overall); 120 x 120 x 25 mm / 4.72 x 4.72x 0.98 inches (Fan)
  • Fan Speed: 1000rpm (10%)
  • Fan Noise: 20.50dBA
  • Air Flow: 52.90CFM
  • Weight: 705g (+115g Fan) / 22.75oz (+3.71oz Fan)
  • MSRP: 54 USD, 30.95 EUR, excl. VAT

Source: Scythe

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