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Subject: Motherboards | September 12, 2005 - 05:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
Digitimes is reporting that the motherboard shipments for the "big four" have gone up for the month of August, a good sign for the industry as a whole.
First-tier motherboard makers Asustek Computer, Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), Gigabyte Technology, and Micro-Star International (MSI) shipped a combined 8.93 million motherboards in August, up 25.8-27.6% from the 7-7.1 million units they shipped during the same period last year.
As demand picked up in the traditional peak season,
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 12, 2005 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Miss one Monday, and a dozen new reviews come out. First up today we have the MGE Titanium at Think Computers, a case that seems to incorporate every new innovation in case design from the past year into one case. It is roomy, it still has enough space for a watercooling setup, and all that, and a price tag around the $100 mark. If that's not the case you're looking for, there are almost 20 other reviews to choose from!
'Pre-mod computer cases, it se
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 9, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you've never heard of Wintsch, they are a company making waterblocks with thermoelectric cooling built in. I'm not sure if you are comfortable running something that makes ice in your box, but as Pimprig found in their tests, it can give you a bit of room for overclocking ...
Subject: Processors | September 7, 2005 - 07:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is surprisingly big news coming from AMD today. A press release hit my email box just today that discusses Phil Hester, the new CTO of AMD and mentioned very briefly is the "departing CTO Fred Weber." Fred being the primary designer of the K8 architecture that has brought AMD such success, I can't help but wonder why AMD would have let him go and how this will affect future products.
Prior to joining AMD, Hester was the founder and CEO of Austin, Texas based Newisys
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 7, 2005 - 03:25 PM | Ryan Shrout
The Inq believes that the upcoming R520 will still require the use of a master graphics card and won't be able to sell just a single GPU as NVIDIA is doing.
ATI SIMPLY didn't have enough time to remove the necessity for the master—slave card concept in R520 and the other R5xx cards. We learned that a handful of R520 master cards should be available at launch date and that customers will get them a few weeks after the launch.
Subject: Motherboards | September 7, 2005 - 03:14 PM | Ryan Shrout
Wesley over at Anandtech has posted a review of the ASRock board featuing the ULi 1695 chipset that sports both PCIe and AGP video card slots.
Many have been looking forward to the arrival of the first ULi chipset retail motherboards since our review of the ULi Reference boards. In the first Reference board review and the updated second ULi Reference, we found the performance of the on-board PCIe and AGP 8X to be both uncompromised.
Subject: General Tech | September 7, 2005 - 03:11 PM | Ryan Shrout
Well not really, but you can expect to see lots of devices coming out like this new Samsung player that plays both the upcoming Hi-Def video standards: Blu-Ray and HD-DVD.
Samsung will bring out a DVD machine next year capable of playing both Blu-ray and HD DVD if backers of the rival standards fail to agree on a unified format, a newspaper said.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2005 - 03:07 PM | Ryan Shrout
Newegg sent along word about their latest Case Mod contest winners. The winner built a PC in a Ford Bronco model
So I started making a model out of clay and spent about 3 months getting it right. I found a 12.1'' LCD screen on EBay for $100 that was just the right size for under the hood. After the clay was done and all measurements checked out I made a rubber mold.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 7, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-Bit Labs takes 4 coolers from Thermaltake,
the Big Typhoon, Silent Tower, PIPE101 Rev.2 and Sonic Tower, and sees which comes out on top as the best cooler from Thermaltake right now.
"Today we are going to witness a breath-taking race among four processor air coolers from Thermaltake Company.
Intel Pledges 1500 PCs, Wireless Access Points, Technical Support For Hurricane Katrina Disaster Rel
Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2005 - 08:59 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 2, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced it is coordinating the donation of 1,500 laptop personal computers to the American Red Cross for distribution to shelters in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. In addition, Intel will donate 150 wireless Internet access points to enable wireless local area connectivity in all permanent shelters and is providing fifty Wi-Fi transmitters for installation in the New Orleans downtown and airport area.
Subject: General Tech | September 3, 2005 - 07:09 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- September 2, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it will become the Official Technology Partner of the FÃ©dÃ©ration Internationale de l'Automobile (FIA), the international non-profit organization concerned with automotive, motoring and mobility issues and the governing body of world motor sport.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:16 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, Calif. - Sept. 1, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) released the following statement today regarding Intel Corporation's answer to AMD's complaint filed in U.S. federal district court in the district of Delaware on June 27, 2005, which asserts that Intel committed illegal antitrust violations to exclude competition.
"Intel's response is not surprising considering what they are trying to hide, but the facts of illegal monopoly abuse are clear and undeniable," said Thomas M.
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:07 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation today filed its response to a lawsuit recently initiated by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) regarding Intel's business practices. In the response, Intel refutes AMD's claims and states that its business practices are both fair and lawful.
Intel Donates $1 Million To American Red Cross In Support Of Hurricane Katrina Disaster Relief Effor
Subject: General Tech | September 1, 2005 - 08:04 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 1, 2005 - Intel Corporation's philanthropic arm, the Intel Foundation, announced today that it will make a $1 million donation to the American Red Cross in support of Hurricane Katrina disaster relief efforts. The Foundation will also match dollar-for-dollar employee contributions in support of the relief effort during September.
Subject: Motherboards | August 31, 2005 - 03:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
I got this in my email box this morning from both ULi and ASRock. The ULi 1695 chipset supports both PCI Express x16 and native AGP 8x graphics interfaces. This particular board from ASRock also supports CPU upgrade modules and they are touting support for future M2 processors next year via one of these modules. Below is the full release I received.
Taipei, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)â€”August 31, 2005-- ULi Elect
Subject: Motherboards | August 30, 2005 - 04:27 PM | Ryan Shrout
This is just a post to point you all to my quickie coverage of the recent ECS Editor's Day that I posted in my blog yesterday.
Their other, even more daring offering, is something called Scalable Dual Graphics Engine. SDGE is an attempt to make dual GPUs a more affordable and more open platform. Theoretically, you can buy a motherboard based on any chipset that comes with two x16 PCIe slots, one of which has no PCIe actually going to it.
Subject: Editorial | August 30, 2005 - 04:12 PM | Ryan Shrout
As you might have been able to tell from my recent post enews showing the upcoming CrossFire motherboards from ECS, I was recently in attendence at the ECS Editor's Day in San Jose last week. ECS has always been one of the largest manufacturers of motherboards in the world, but they have not been known to be an enthusiast class motherboard maker. Recently, this has begun to change, as you can see by reading our
Subject: Chipsets | August 30, 2005 - 10:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
This is pretty interesting news this morning. Digitimes is saying that ATI has plans to introduce a new lineup of chipsets for the AMD Socket M2 in 2006. They first mention the new ATI RD580 and RD580C chipsets, which we first saw mentioned at the recent ECS Editor's Day (see below) and from what we here these will have two full x16 PCIe connections to compete against the NF4 SLIX16 chipset. There is also mention of a new integrated chipset, the RS and RX48
Subject: Processors | August 30, 2005 - 06:52 AM | Joe White
MUNICH, GERMANY -- August 30, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Siemens Computers, a leading European IT provider, is offering a new series of workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor. The CELSIUS V830 supports the Dual-Core AMD Opteron processor Models 275, 270 and 265, which offer the best overall performance and performance-per-watt available in the market1.