Q4 ’04 Q1 ’05 Q2 ’05 H2 ’05 Pentium 4 Extreme Edition Gallatin (130nm, 2MB L3, 1066Mhz FSB) 3.46Ghz Prescott 2M (90nm, 2MB L2 1066Mhz FSB, EM64T) – Feb 3.73Ghz – $ 999 ? Chipsets 925XE 955X Express (Glenwood) Pentium 4 Prescott (90nm, 1MB L2, 800Mhz FSB) 570 (3.8Ghz) Prescott 2M (90nm,
H1 ’05 H2 ’05 H1 ’06 Xeon / Xeon DP Irwindale (90nm, 3.0-3.6Ghz, 2MB L2, EM64T) 3.6Ghz – $ 850 3.4Ghz – $ 692 3.2Ghz- $ 450 3.0Ghz – $ 318 Paxville (90nm, 2.8-3.2Ghz, Dual Core) Dempsey (90nm, Dual Core) Chipsets Lakeport / Glenwood Mukilteo (Tekoa & Ophir technology) Blackford / Blackford VS (ESB-2,
nForce 5 : C19 Northbridge / MCP0 Southbridge, support Intel processors, DDR2, HD Audio (either SoundStorm 2 or Intel HD), RAID 5, SLI capable, sampling now (A1 stepping), A2 ready in week 53
AMD and IBM today announced that they have developed a new and unique strained silicon transistor technology aimed at improving processor performance and power efficiency. The breakthrough process results in up to a 24 percent transistor speed increase, at the same power levels, compared to similar transistors produced without the technology. AMD and IBM’s jointly
The so-called next-gen filesystem to come from Microsoft is really looking to earn that generational distinction, and in more ways than one. Not only is the tech promising (what we know of it), but apparently it’s taking much, much longer to bake than we thought.
Matrox is pleased to announce the Parhelia™ APVe, a PCI Express (PCIe) graphics card designed specifically for creative professionals. Featuring the industry’s first Dual-display plus HDTV output from a single graphics card, the Parhelia APVe lets users extend and place timelines, tracks, windows and menus across two displays while providing remarkable HDTV support for a
ECS today introduced the KN1 Extreme, NFORCE4-A939 and NFORCE4-A754 motherboards, all three based on NVIDIA nForce4 family chips. Belonging to the top performance Extreme series, the KN1 Extreme motherboard uses the new NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra single chip, delivering revolutionary technologies – including PCI Express, SATA 3Gb/s, secure high-speed networking and high-performance RAID. In order to
Intel plans to introduce its first dual processor core, "Smithfield," in the first quarter of 2005, as part of the company’s "Lyndon" desktop platform. The desktop processor will include a version of the company’s mobile SpeedStep technology for power management. The 2005 Lyndon platform will include the single-core chips with 2MB of cache, including the
SiS announced today that its SiS656 Northbridge chipset has passed all PCI-SIG’s PCI Express compatibility tests, and has completed co-validation for DDR2-667, DDR2-533 and DDR2-400 memory from Elpida, Micron and Samsung. In the future, SiS will be closely cooperating with these three major memory manufacturers.
Corsair today announced the company’s entry into the flash media market with new families of USB 2.0 flash drives and Secure Digital (SD) cards. Corsairs USB Flash Voyager products are high capacity thumb-sized portable storage devices that are ideal for transporting presentations, photos, MP3s, and other files. These USB drives are as stylish as they
Many people have been wondering about the fate of Prometeia Mach1′s and Mach2′s since the collapse of Nventiv. We’ve had people email us about who will manufacture the mod kits and with questions about their warranties, and now there finally is an answer. Extreme Cooling Technologies (ECT) is a Danish refrigeration and cooling company, purchased
Intel will miss its 2004 product cost reduction targets because of a widely publicized string of product delays and problems, but those missteps are largely behind it now. Unit costs will fall by 20 percent between 2003 and 2006, even as Intel introduces more powerful features into its chips. With more advanced factories and a
Today we bring you a review of a custom modded Cooler Master ATC-201 case by the guys at Wahoo Computers. Fully painted and customized, this is the case we took down to Quakecon earlier this year. Can the guys at Wahoo put together a great looking case that you would be proud to display? Come
AOpen has released the newest XC Cube for the Japan market, the EZ855 powered by Pentium M processors and Intel 855GME. It supports DDR SD-RAM (PC2100/2700/3200) up to 2GB, one AGP slot, one PCI slot, Gigabit LAN, IEEE1384, SPDIF. It comes with 275W AOpen:FSP275-60CU PSU.
Albatron recently announced two new Athlon 64 based mainboards, the K8Ultra-U standard version and the K8Ultra-U Pro. The key to the K8Ultra-U mainboard’s attractive C/P ratio is the result of a new design that combines both the Northbridge and Southbridge onto one chip. This revolutionary chipset design also greatly reduces traditional Northbridge/Southbridge latencies. The new
AMD today announced the AMD Opteron™ processor family will include AMD PowerNow!™ technology with Optimized Power Management (OPM) in the first half of 2005. AMD PowerNow! technology for the AMD Opteron processor is designed to allow enterprise IT and workstation customers to decrease overall power consumption by enabling them to optimize performance-on-demand. The addition of
Today we have a review of three different Samsung TCCD based memory modules from Corsair, Kingston, and OCZ. Running 2-2-2-5 latencies at DDR 400, are all three of these memory modules made equal? Come and see for yourself.
ASUS today introduced the S-presso, an all-new desktop barebone system that offers multimedia entertainment in a compact small form factor (SFF) casing. It provides excellent support for high-quality graphics, powerful computing, TV viewing, video recording, FM radio, and comes in a stylish design that makes it perfect for home environments. With the LED Easy Touch
ASUSTeK today introduced the Extreme AX850 graphics card series. Powered by today’s most powerful 16-lane PCI Express VPU, ATi RADEON® 850, and incorporated unique features available exclusively from ASUS. The Extreme AX850 series provides the best visual experience compared with other competing graphics cards. The new graphics card series incorporated innovative features exclusively from ASUS:
ASUS today introduced the Extreme AX800XL and Extreme AX800 graphics cards. Powered by the native 16-lane PCI Express VPU, the RADEON® 800, and incorporated unique features exclusively from ASUS only. The Extreme AX800 series provides the best visual experience compared with other competing graphics cards. The new graphics card series incorporated innovative features available from