Our fellow forum member Sin22 has posted an unofficial review on the Thermalright SLK900A and Swifttech MCX462. A very good read for users who plan to upgrade to a top notch heat sink.
Dell announced the release of their latest thin and light Inspiron notebook. The Inspiron 600m includes Intel’s new Centrino(tm) Mobile Technology, built specifically for mobile computing, with integrated Wi-Fi® 802.11b capability. The new technology enables impressive battery life, approximately four hours, and a thinner and lighter form factor that delivers seamless portable connectivity. For additional
NVIDIA announced that their Quadro FX 3000 graphics card has swept 6 top spots in the SPEC View Perf 7.1.1 Benchmark Tests. NVIDIA is showing dominance in the graphics workstation category as out of 10 machines that were submitted (Dell, HP, Siemens and Fujitsu), 7 of them are running the Quadro FX Series. SPEC ViewPerf
Thermaltake just announced the release of their latest Smart Blue LED Fan. This new fan can be used on both the casing and the CPU. It comes with 3 attached blue LEDs and 3 different dimensions to suit everyone’s needs Smart LED Fan Full speed when jumper on Temperature control : Fan speed varies according
Based on Intel 845GE, the Qbic EQ3402 series is Soltek’s latest addition to their barebones lineup. It uses Soltek’s SL-B8A-F Mini Form Factor mainboard and supports Intel’s HyperThreading technology. The mainboard comes with an integrated IntelR Extreme Graphics Card. Soltek Qbic 3402 The Qbic 3402s are avaliable in either aluminium or mirror panel. More information:
Music composers wannabes lookout. Creative just released a new version of their prodikeys, the Creative Prodikeys DM (Desktop Music). Creative Prodikeys DM(Desktop Music) It features a new compact form factor design, which integrates a highly velocity-sensitive 37-key MIDI keyboard, music controls – such as Sustain, Octave Shift buttons and Pitch Bend Wheel – with an
Creative announced the release of the new EAX 4.0 drivers for their Audigy 1, Audigy 2, and Audigy 2 ZS series. A key feature of EAX 4.0 is “Multi-Environments” that allows multiple real-world environments to be recreated simultaneously. Jedi Academy is the first game to have EAX 4.0 support. Users can download the new drivers
In the first quarter of next year, AMD will release the first Athlon64 chip for notebooks as well as Newcastle a smaller, less-expensive version of the current Athlon64 for desktops. In the second half of the year, AMD will introduce Odessa–a high-end notebook chip made on the 90-nanometer process–and Dublin, which was designed for inexpensive
FIC introduces two new graphics cards – the FIC A96X and the FIC A98X. The A96X is based on the ATi Radeon 9600 series graphics engine, representing an unparalleled combination of cinematic and high-performance functionality. While the A98X, using an ATi Radeon 9800 series solution, provides real-time cinematic pixel precision and blazing fast clock speeds.
Intel added a new Alderwood chipset to its Grantsdale family. Positioned as the flagship product in the Grantsdale line, the Alderwood chipset will be the successor to the 875P (Canterwood). The new chipset will be available in the second quarter of next year. It will support an 800MHz FSB (front-side bus) and DDR2 dual-channel memory,
VIA and SiS both saw a sequential drop last month. ALi generated NT$ 580 million revenues in October, rising 11.8% sequentially and 7.3% from the same month last year. Its consolidated revenues, including revenues from 60%-owned ULi Electronics and 100%-owned ALinx Technology subsidiaries, totaled NT$ 855 million in October.
ATI has signed an agreement with Samsung for “strategic cooperation” and working together on Samsung’s next-generation digital televisions. As part of the agreement, future Samsung digital televisions will include Xilleon and Nxtwave chips from ATI, which is based here. Xilleon is a high-definition MPEG decoder chip; the NXT2003 is a single-chip ATSC/OpenCable digital demodulator chip.
Intel introduced the Intel® Celeron® processor at 2.80 GHz for desktop and mobile PCs. The Celeron processor brings Intel technology, quality and reliability to the value PC consumer market segment. Based on Intel’s 0.13-micron process technology, the Intel Celeron processor at 2.80 GHz delivers the right combination of features and frequency at an appropriate price
SiS and Rambus announced the availability of the SiSR659 chipset, targeted at high-performance computing and multimedia gaming markets. In addition to providing the highest memory performance, the SiSR659 chipset is also the first PC chipset to incorporate a dynamic look-ahead buffer and adaptive page management to significantly improve memory access speed. For performance across a
The next Creative Warehouse Sale will be conducted from 28 – 30 Nov 2003. Information of items on sale have yet to be released. People doing Christmas shopping and are looking to buy Creative products, be sure to mark out this period. As Creative is going to bring you an explosive warehouse sale again, right
SwiftTech announces the avaliability of the SwiftTech MCX603-V™ high performance heatsink for Intel® Xeon™ processors. Optimized performance characteristics at the lowest possible audible noise levels. Full compatibility with all Intel® Xeon retention systems, thanks to two different retention solutions: Plug-and-play installation with Intel’s validated retention mechanisms for OEM processors (does not necessitate removal of the
Elpida today announced that it has shipped samples of the industry’s first 2 Gigabyte DDR2 registered dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) geared towards delivering high-density, high-speed performance, as well as low-power consumption, to the high-end server market. 2 Gigabyte is the highest density DDR2 module currently available for servers and is unmatched in the industry
Microsoft today announced it has entered into a technology development agreement with SiS. Under the agreement, SiS is developing advanced media Input/Output technologies for use in future Xbox® products and services. "We’re integrating SiS’ cutting edge, media I/O technologies into future products to create innovative Xbox products and services that serve the digital entertainment lifestyle."
Interesting news released by Intel today. Researchers over at Intel have developed breakthrough transistor technologies to fight power, heat issues in future processors. Based on a new material, called high-k, for the “gate dielectric” and new metal materials for the transistor “gate”, transistors with these new materials are an option targeted to be integrated into
InnoVISION Multimedia announced today a new route to Digital Home Media Center with inno3D Tornado GeForce FX5900 Personal Cinema™. This gives consumers an alternative choice to the ATi Radeon All-In-Wonder series. nVIDIA CineFX™ 2.0 engine 256 bit memory interface Rendering Engine and Intellisample high-resolution compression technology (HCT) RF Remote Control 128/256MB DDR Memory TV Tuner