TABLE OF CONTENTS
- Flight to Taipei, Computex'2006: Foxconn (A.Vorobiev)
- Computex'2006: ASUSTeK (A.Vorobiev)
- Computex'2006: Chaintech (A.Vorobiev)
- Computex'2006: ECS (A.Vorobiev)
- Computex'2006: ATI (A.Vorobiev)
- Computex'2006: NVIDIA, Leadtek (A.Vorobiev)
June 6-10, 2006: Computex'2006: NVIDIA, Leadtek
Having visited one eminent GPU maker, we proceed to the other. Like in Santa Clara, where the offices of ATI and NVIDIA are just 1 km away from each other, their stands are in the same hall not far from each other.
Unlike the Canadians, the Californians rigged up a large humming stand. The company rented special rooms for meetings and seminars in the same Hayatt hotel.
But no super new products were demonstrated. Of course, the GeForce 7950 GX2 was formally a new product. But we had heard so much about this card before the exposition that you could hardly call it a sensation. The stand was mostly occupied with system units with 7900GTX SLI as well as 7950GX2. Besides, there were a lot of notebooks with NVIDIA graphics. The stand also demonstrated mobile phones with processors from this manufacturer.
Leadtek dwelt right near NVIDIA's stand.
What concerns video cards, this company is a true and old partner of NVIDIA. So most part of the exposition was devoted to this topic.
It was the first time that we saw a four-processor solution for the professional graphics. Yep, it's essentially the same Quad-SLI, but with modified parameters, optimal for professional 3D modeling packages.
Of course, the latest product from NVIDIA, GeForce 7950 GX2, couldn't escape this partner of the Californian company. Besides, it's actually a half of the previous kit on a modified shorter PCB.
But after the company had become one of the independent subdivisions of Foxconn and given up motherboards to the latter, one of the leading positions in manufacturing was taken up by TV tuners and the like.
Of course, the company manufactures other products as well: multimedia centers, players, GPS navigators, etc.
In conclusion of this part, we traditionally publish a story about Taiwanese sights.
This time we'll write about Chiang Kai-Shek's Memorial. This complex is in the heart of Taipei not far from Main Station (central railway station) and Mitsukoshi tower. On the way to this memorial you can see a president palace (on the first photo on the right), which plays a ritual-educational-representation role now, because it hosts excursions and is open to tourists (except for certain days, when the building is required for representative needs).
There is a huge square in front of the memorial. A man is just lost there, becoming a little grain :).
There is also a museum, where you can see personal belongings of the first president as well as his autos.
You can learn more about the memorial later in the photo coverage of the trip.
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