Promise today announced the availability of a complete line of Enhanced Serial ATA (SATA) host-bus adapters (HBAs) for SATA 1.5G drives. As the next step in the evolution of SATA-based products, these new Enhanced SATA controllers incorporate some new features and add support for the latest drive improvements like command queuing for increased I/O performance.
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Q4 ’04 H1 ’05 Mid ’05 End H2 Pentium 4 Extreme Edition Prescott 2M (90nm, 2MB L2, 1066Mhz FSB) 3.73Ghz 3.46Ghz SmithField (90nm, Dual Core) 65nm Chipsets 925XE Glenwood Pentium 4 Prescott (90nm, 1MB L2, 800Mhz FSB) 580J (4.0Ghz) 570J (3.8Ghz) 560/J (3.6Ghz) 550/J (3.4Ghz) 540/J (3.2Ghz) 530/J (3.0Ghz) 520/J (2.8Ghz) Prescott 2M (90nm, 2MB
Touted as "the world’s thinnest desktop computer," the new iMac resembles a thicker version of Apple’s LCD Cinema Display series, with the entire computer, including optical drive and power supply, built into a single case two inches deep. The system comes in three models. The low-end machine, priced at $ 1,299, is based around a
AMD announces it is demonstrating the industry’s first x86 dual-core processor. During demonstrations held at the companys Austin facilities, AMD is showing an HP DL585 server powered by four dual-core AMD Opteron processors manufactured on the 90nm silicon-on-insulator process technology. The dual-core AMD Opteron processor for servers and workstations is expected to offer the best
Orion is offering two models of its Cluster Workstations far faster than standard desktop computers. The first is a desktop model the size of a pizza delivery box with room for 12 computer processing chips. The second is a "deskside" model that has room for 96 processing "nodes" or chips. Both rely on Transmeta chips.
Here is a simple and detailed guide to building a dual evaporator phase-change cooler with one compressor.
Microsoft announced a new road map for Longhorn, its revision to Windows XP. The changes–removing some features and altering others–are designed to let the company have a test version of the software next year and a final release for desktops and notebooks by 2006. A server release is planned for 2007. Microsoft is making changes
Gateway today announced the industry’s first “BTX” computer, a new PC design that delivers significant advancements in cooling and noise reduction. The new Gateway 700GR is a great deal at a manufacturer’s suggested retail price of $ 1,199.99. Beginning this weekend, it will be available at leading electronics and technology retailers. The PC comes standard
AMD is going to start shipping out 90nm SOI Opterons by end of this year codenamed Athens/Troy/Venus and there are some changes in the 940-pin package design on 90nm compared to the current package design on 130nm Opteron. The changes include using organic instead of ceramic improved electrical characteristics with copper conductors and planes vs.
AMD has published some information on their Dual core processors in a AMD64 status report for Kernel Summit took place in Ju. AMD has suggested to developers that software be licensed based on number of populated sockets, scheduled based on number of cores. In order for software to distinguish sockets from cores, an unique initial
Vantec is going to release SATA EZ Swap mobile Rack in September. Unlike standard IDE hard drives, Serial ATA (SATA) hard drives feature faster speeds, easier configuration, and the ability to change hard drives without having to turn your system off first. Thus, Vantec introduces the Serial ATA EZ-Swap Mobile Rack. The SATA EZ-Swap Mobile
VisionTek today introduced its new line of Hi-Speed USB 2.0 portable storage drives. The Xtreme2 GO Drive(tm) features Hi-Speed USB 2.0 performance and capacities of 64MB, 128MB, 256MB, 512MB, and 1GB. In a move designed to draw loads of attention to its new offering, VisionTek is launching its 1GB portable drive to consumers for a
asetek has launched a whole bunch of new products. Exactly 25 NEW products have seen the light and are released Wednesday the 25th August 2004. Particularly the NEW WaterChill Hard Drive Kits for both PC enthusiasts and professional are noticeable! As one of the of the first manufacturers of a water cooling solution for hard
A surge in demand for AMD Athlon processors has caused a supply shortage in the channels in Taiwan, China and Europe, and this may undermine AMD’s opportunity to boost its market share. Demand for AMD Athlon processors began to pick up after AMD cut its CPU prices by an average 30% in July. The shortage
NVIDIA today announced that PCI-SIG has indicated NVIDIA PCI Express technology-based products have passed the Workshop compliance test suite by adding the products to the PCI-SIG Integrators List. NVIDIA is the only GPU manufacturer on the PCI-SIG Integrators List, and has a full range of NVIDIA products listed, including GPUs designed for workstations, desktops, and
Kingston today announced the release of HyperX DDR2 533-MHz (PC2-4300) and 675-MHz (PC2-5400) memory modules. Shipping immediately in limited quantities, Kingston offers HyperX DDR2 modules tested to run at PC2-4300 and PC2-5400. These new HyperX DDR2 unbuffered DIMMs are available in capacities up to 1GB to support the latest generation of computer platforms (actual speed
Processors Speed / Model 07/18 08/22 % Decrease Pentium 4 (LGA 775) 560 (3.60 GHz) $ 637 $ 417 34.54% 550 (3.40 GHz) $ 417 $ 278 33.33% 540 (3.20 GHz) $ 278 $ 218 21.58% 530 (3 GHz) $ 218 $ 178 18.35% 520 (2.80 GHz) $ 163 $ 163 - Desktop (mPGA 478)
ATI plans to launch its new native PCIe graphics chip, codenamed RV410, in late September or early October. The performance of the RV410 is expected to fall between Radeon X800 and X600 and is likely to be marketed as the X700. The RV410 will compete against NVIDIA GeForce 6600 native PCIe chip which will ship