AM2 prices revealed

Subject: Processors | May 16, 2006 - 01:21 PM |
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The Inquirer reveals the pricing structure of AMD's new socket AM2 low power consumption CPUs.  Athlon64 and X2 Dual Cores, as well as the mobile Semprons are all listed.

"The chips will be available in May and AMD gave the prices it's charging. The 64 X2 DC chips will

cost $671 for the 4800+; $601 for the 4600+, $514 for the 4400+, $417 for the 4200+; $353 for the

4000+; and $323 for the 3800+."

Here are some more Processor articles from around the web:

Source: The Inquirer

It's ALIVE!!! It's ALIVE!!!

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 12:14 PM |
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Auphan Online will teach you how to bring an iPod back from the dead.  Learn how to open one up, and replace the peices that have given up the ghost with newly unburied parts.  Just be careful which brain your assistant hands you.

"Your iPod. Its sleek, its sexy, and now... its not working. Is your iPod giving you the Apple

equivalent of the Blue Screen of Death? Don't throw it out! You can fix it yourself, I'll show you

how."

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FrontPage gets the boot

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 12:04 PM |
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Microsoft has given up on FrontPage, replacing it with 2 new tools.  The Expression Suite is supposed to allow standards-based website creation, and as well it is designed to play nice with ASP 2.0.  Read more about this at CNET.

VTF2006 to Feature Prominent Keynote Speakers and Technology Leadership in Fast-Growing Markets

Subject: General Tech | May 16, 2006 - 11:28 AM |
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Taipei, Taiwan, 16 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced an outstanding array of top executives from leading industry players to address the seventh VIA Technology Forum (VTF2006), taking place in Taipei from Wednesday, 7th June to Friday, 9th June.


VTF2006 will be opened by Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA, who will expand upon VIA's leadership in developing exciting new technologies that are driving the proliferation of digital intelligence.

New MacBook Finally Launched

Subject: Mobile | May 16, 2006 - 11:27 AM |
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Better late than never! Apple finally released the new MacBook laptop product line after some delays.

Introducing Viiv

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 03:54 PM |
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X-bit Labs reviews a Viiv system, based around an ASUS N4L-VM DH and a socket 479 processor, Intel's Core Duo T2600 clocked at 2.16GHz.  While it is essentially a mATX board, it contains far more built in features than you would expect.  Drop by for a sneak peak.

Source: X-Bit Labs

Corsair teached their Nautilus new tricks

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 15, 2006 - 02:49 PM |
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Think Computers has posted a dual review, both reivewing the new GPU/VGA waterblock from Corsair, and examining the effect of adding more components to an existing watercooling loop. 

Cooling solutions balanced for your bank account

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 02:30 PM |
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Overclockers Online reviews 2 budget coolers from Spire, the VertiCool II and the DiamondCool II.  While neither will win prizes for extreme cooling, they are certainly powerful enough to use in a normally clocked PC.

AMD and nVIDIA have some big plans for your office

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 12:34 PM |
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IBM and Dell need to watch their backs.  AMD and nVIDIA are working together to get a foot in the office door.  The Inquirer has more info on their plans to become the choice of business PC's.

"NVIDIA AND AMD are readying to give Intel a bloody nose in the business market, confirming our

earlier reports it's readying a full frontal attack on Chipzilla.

According to Echannel Line, Nvidia has signed up the top 20 system integrators worldwide to take a

chunk out of Intel's arm and Dell's leg.

Source: The Inquirer

Corsair Announces Immediate Adoption of Enhanced Performance Profiles

Subject: Memory | May 15, 2006 - 11:53 AM |
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Fremont, CA (May 15, 2006) — Corsair®

E3 2006 Pictorial Pick of the Show

Subject: Shows and Expos | May 15, 2006 - 11:50 AM |
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VIA Arena has utilized the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words to capture the spirit of E3 on a single page of photos.

Source: VIA Arena

VIA based TabletKiosk eo Arrives in US Marke

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 15, 2006 - 11:41 AM |
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New eo™ Ultra Mobile PC (UMPC) equipped with advanced connectivity, easy to use touch panel interface, and enhanced battery life though the ultra-low power VIA UMPC Platform


Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced that TabletKiosk, a leader in Tablet PC computing solutions, has selected the VIA UMPC platform to power eo, its new Ultra Mobile PC.


eo is one of the first of a new breed of UMPC devices that fuse traditional PC functionality, with unpreced

PC Perspective's PhysX Video Downloads Exceed 3.3 TB!

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 12, 2006 - 04:52 PM |
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Since posting videos of the PhysX PPU in action on FileShack, downloads for three of the four movies have exceeded 3.3 Tera Bytes. That's over 3.5 million MB of data transferred over 10 days. I'm not sure about you, but that's a lot of data!!


Check out the screen grabs below.

AM2 Press Machine Winding Up

Subject: Processors | May 12, 2006 - 01:20 PM |
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Evidence that the AMD AM2 publicity machine is gearing up is showing up everywhere it seems. Today Asus has posted their new M2NPV-VM motherboard supporting GeForce 6150 / NF4 430 chipset and of course AM2.

Another 19-inch SLI Laptop and Dell's Concept Mobile PC

Subject: Mobile | May 12, 2006 - 10:22 AM |
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Hot on the heels of Alienware's announcement of a 19" SLI notebook two days ago, Japanese laptop manufacturer PC-Koubo is launching a 19" GeForce Go 7800 GTX SLI unit. It comes loaded with a 100GB 7200RPM HDD, 1GB of RAM, and a Turion MT40. Akihabara News has additional details as well as some pictures.


Also, Engadget has a hands-on preview of a concept Dell XPS mobile PC.

E3 2006: The ABIT Fatal1ty Professional AN9 32X

Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 06:07 PM |
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Abit had their AM2/nForce 590 based motherboard on display at their booth at E3. The Fatal1ty Professional AN9 32X is their latest addition to the Fatal1ty line of motherboards and boasts dual x16 SLI support, dual GB lan, six SATA-II ports for dual raid 5 and more. Legit Reviews was there to get some first hand info and pics.

Walking through the ABIT/Fatal1ty booth at E3 this year we spotted one of the upcoming NVIDIA nForce 590 SLI MCP motherboards on display in plain site.

Toshiba Gets Touchy Feely

Subject: Mobile | May 11, 2006 - 12:50 PM |
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The guys at The Inq snapped some pics of the new Toshiba Qosimo laptop with HD-DVD built in. The pictures show a new touch-pad design that has tap-sensitive areas that macro to actions (i.e. e-mail, web browser, print) and to top it off the pad is also backlit. It's not a huge innovation, but it's still good to see something different on a laptop.


"The best of the bunch was the backlit trackpad function buttons.

Source: The Inquirer

Mobo makers confirm May launch for Turion64 X2 and Socket AM2

Subject: Motherboards | May 11, 2006 - 11:40 AM |
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According to unnamed motherboard manufacturers it appears that AMD is still on track to release the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors in May.


The availability of AMD's next-generation CPUs — the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors — will still follow the chip vendor's May schedule, according to unnamed motherboard makers that have recently received this confirmation from AMD, in response to speculation, on the part of some PC maker
Source: Digitimes

Silver Stone LC20M HTPC Case Reviewed

Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 11, 2006 - 08:30 AM |
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There's a nice review of the Silver Stone LC20M HTPC case. For the money, no one else makes a nicer HTPC enclosure than Silver Stone.


"The VFD, IR, power LED and HDD activity LED are all behind the acrylic strip beside the drives. The LEDs that were chosen for this case do not fit well, as they are bright blue and very noticable from your sofa. Even behind the darkened acrylic, I found them to be distracting when watching a movie in a dark environment.

Source: bit-tech

Sapphire and Connect3D X1900XT Tango

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 11, 2006 - 08:00 AM |
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Bit-tech has a dual review today of the Sapphire and Connnect 3D Radeon X1900XT video cards. They're affordable, but comes with a mixed bag of good and bad performance when compared to X1800, 7800GT and 7900GT cards.

"It is designed to compete head-to-head with NVIDIA's GeForce 7900 GT and is expected to fit into the very attractive sub-£250 market.

Source: bit-tech