The R600 card has adapted the Theater 200 video decoder chip from the previous All-in-Wonder multimedia family since AIW 9600XT to provide all the audio and video functionalities. Theater 200 can capture signals from composite, S-Video and component video inputs and the dual 12-bit ADCs will maintain the quality of the captured videos. It also
Over at CeBIT, we overheard some production problems with R600. The yield at 65nm is very low at this point of time. It is projected by middle of April, AMD is only able to churn out some 20,000 Radeon X2900 XTX graphics cards and XT SKU might not even make it for the launch in
We have gotten wind that EVGA and Innovatek will be bundling their Nvidia 680i mainboards and various waterblocks together. The combo is dubbed “Black Pearl and will be available after ceBIT.
Thermaltake has all their new products on display, including a 1.5KW PSU and a lot of new coolers. More picture in the article.
Lian Li has quite a few desktop and Tower cases on display at CeBIT. Take a look at this article to see more.
Zalman displayed their latest VGA and CPU coolers the CNPS 8700, 7500 and VF1000. At the same time, Zalman showcased their latest 3D Monitors and their latest Reserator XT. Do pop in and take a look.
Thermaltake has specially designed a waterblock for Radeon X2900 series graphics cards with their latest TMG AT4. Previously they has done for the GeForce 8800 GTX with TMG ND4. AT4 shares some similarities but the cooling concept is different. For AT4, the water flow through the copper waterblocks for GDDR3 memories to the copper waterblock
Silverstone has quite a few HTPC and one tower cases on display at CeBIT, as well as a 5 Hard Drive Desktop RAID enclosure on display. Their upcoming Olympia 1.2KW PSU is on display too. Check out this article for more pictures.
ELSA is well known for the professional workstation graphics cards throughout their years of establishment. Not forgetting, they have a range of graphics cards for the enthusiasts and mainstream market too and they are trying hard to regain some leadership here. Recently, ELSA decided to try something different with their coolers and chose to use
OrigenAE has their latest S21T HTPC aluminium chassis on display at their booth that features a motorized 12.1″ touch panel TFT and the support for up to 10 hard drives. The 12.1″ TFT is able to slide out with a touch of a button and is able to support up to 1920×1080 max resolution. There
Four LCD displays we feel stole the CeBIT limelight; 30″ LED BLU LCD monitor from Samsung, 42″ 3D LCD from NEC, 42″ Weather Proof LCD from Sanyo and lastly world’s largest 108″ LCD from Sharp. Samsung SyncMaster XL30 incorporates LED as backlight source for richer colors. It also sports features such as 3,000:1 dynamic contrast
Seems like CeBIT has turned into a car show where manufacturers are using expensive cars to gain attention and prestige. ASUS with Lamborghini, aigo with Vodafone McLaren Mercedes, CarTFT with GTR Avalanche Evo Orange?, Lenovo with F1 Williams BMW racing car, HP with F1 Ferrari, EA with a car from Need for Speed Carbon game.
We saw a very interesting board today at Silverstone’s booth, an AMD 690G board codenamed Diamond Mech Board 2 based on the new DTX form factor. AMD has announced the new DTX form factor for Small Form Factors back in January. DTX motherboards are made backward compatible with ATX chassis but case makers are expected
Scythe has a redesigned Ninja on display at their booth, where one of the heatpipes is “emptied” and watercooling barbs are attached to it. Very innovative design by Scythe.
We had a talk with the guys over at Chaintech and more details about the Chaintech Apogee Enthusiast RAMs were revealed to us; the Apogee will be using Elpida chips and will be released in 1000Mhz and 1066Mhz CL5 variants, and it will be quite impossible to run these RAMs at CL4 and below or
Silentflux has a pretty innovative liquid bubble pump cooler on display at their booth in CeBIT. the Silentflux coolers makes use of convection and a special liquid with a low boiling point to circulate liquid within the cooler. Check this piece of news out for more pictures.
HD-DVD has a pretty impressive booth with many up and coming gadgets with HD-DVD drives on display. Do read on to find out more on what HD-DVD has in store for you this year.
Sharp has two new Aquos LCD TVs in 46″ and 52″ sizes and they support Full HD in 1080p resolution with in-built video recorder. Other features includes picture refresh rate at 100Hz, 4ms response time, and a contrast ratio of 3000:1. Sharp also has put the world’s largest LCD TV topping at 108″.
We saw a Blu-Ray duplicator machine over at Rimage booth for those high-definition video producers and software developers. It is called Producer III 8100N, has an embedded PC inside with software. It contains four Blu-ray recorders at 4x speed and support up to 300 Blu-Ray discs in the feeding bin. Images can even be printed
ASUS is getting pretty aggressive these days and is releasing any products that can possibly brand themselves and distinguish from the rest. It is probably due their future company direction to split into ASUS up into OEM and Brand business so they got to really build up their brand in order to excel in the