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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.
Subject: Processors | August 30, 2005 - 06:52 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 30, 2005 --AMD (AMD: NYSE) today announced the AMD64 platform, the gold standard for 64-bit computing, has earned more than 120 industry awards globally since the launch of the AMD Opteron™ and AMD Athlon™ 64 processors in 2003. Accolades from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the American Business Awards, Network Magazine and Microsoft TechEd top AMD's list of most recent honors.
Subject: Motherboards | August 26, 2005 - 02:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
Here at an ECS Editor's Day in San Jose, motherboard partner ATI was on hand to showcase their upcoming CrossFire technology. We were able to get some information on ECS' upcoming CrossFire motherboards. For the Intel platform, there is the PA1 MVP and for the AMD platform there is the KA1 MVP. We also saw the first mention of the upcoming ATI R580 chipset. Here are some quick specs:
- PA1 MVP
- ATI RD400 + SB450 chipsets
- 1066 MHz FSB
- Dual channel DDR2-667 and
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 26, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
It's very bright, and with a 12v pump, very powerful, Hexus takes apart Asetek's WaterChill Xtreme 12V Pump & Reservoir.
"The design is revolutionary. I'm sure we'll see copycat designs surfacing to flatter the Asetek engineers. Performance is excellent, this pump should be able to handle the most taxing of watercooling circuits.
Subject: Motherboards | August 25, 2005 - 08:56 PM | Joe White
PC Stats put together a review of the Epox-9NPA+ SLI motherboard based on the nForce4 SLI chipset. Check it out.
"The Epox 9NPA+ SLI supports any current and future socket 939 AMD Athlon64 processor and is based on the Nvidia nForce4 SLI chipset with support for up to 4GB of PC3200 DDR memory. The Epox EP-9NPA+SLI motherboard adds on to this capability with an on board PCI Express-based Silicon Image SiI3132 Serial ATA II controller.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 08:51 PM | Joe White
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 25, 2005 - Intel Corporation today outlined long-term research to make electronic products smarter, safer and capable of adapting to the way people use them around the world. These "user-aware" platform technologies could be used to build systems that intuitively respond to people and their ever-changing needs.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 06:50 PM | Joe White
SYDNEY, Australia, Aug. 24, 2005 — Unwired Australia, a wireless broadband carrier, and Intel Corporation announced today that Intel Capital has agreed to invest in secured convertible notes issued by Unwired with a face value of AUD$37 million (approximately US$27.9 million at present exchange rates). The investment is part of the companies' efforts to advance the deployment of WiMAX networks.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 06:49 PM | Joe White
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 25, 2005 - Lenovo's demonstration of its ThinkPad* X41 Tablet captured top honors at the inaugural Technology Innovation Accelerated Awards held at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco.
Subject: General Tech | August 25, 2005 - 12:30 AM | Ryan Shrout
The fine folks over at VIAArena have put together an article that that outlines their experiences using the new Windows XP x64 Edition OS.
After installing Avast I transferred my emails that I had saved from my previous system, into Microsoft Outlook Express. Microsoft Outlook Express comes bundled with WinXP x64. I always run spell check before I send an email. But as soon as I hit spell check, I received an error messageâ€¦ Error. Spell Check could not run.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 24, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you can fit all 125mm (5 inches) in, the CNPS9500 LED will certainly satisfy you. X-Bit Labs has the numbers to show just how well this thing cools.
"We would like to introduce to you a real masterpiece of the air cooling art designed by Zalman. This new baby, which was first showcased at the Computex 2005 has now reached our lab and simply impressed us with its cooling potential.
Subject: Editorial | August 24, 2005 - 11:46 AM | Ryan Shrout
Even though I wasn't able to make it out to this fall's Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, I was still able to get a hold of the same information being presented to those in attendance. Intel is introducing the world to a totally new micro-architecture that replace both the desktop NetBurst and mobile Banias architectures in the second half of 2006. This new architecture looks like it is taking the best from both of Intel's current architectures and melding them into one that will be more than competitive with AMD's K8
Subject: General Tech | August 24, 2005 - 06:26 AM | Joe White
- Dust Storms, (Real) Bugs, Intermittent Electricity Or No Phone Lines? Intel Says 'No Problem'
- Innovation In Mobility, Ubiquitous Wireless Broadband To Drive Opportunity
- Cisco and Intel Collaborate to Improve Wireless and Security Solutions for Businesses
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug.
Subject: Processors | August 23, 2005 - 06:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
More info from IDF for you at the Inquirer; it looks like Intel's much touted HyperThreading technology is NOT going to be implemented into their next generation core technology. What? You mean HT isn't all it was cracked up to be???
THERE WAS ONE THING that did not make the cut for the Merom cores, and for some reason Intel isn't shouting about it.
Subject: General Tech | August 23, 2005 - 03:57 PM | Joe White
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Aug. 23, 2005 - Noting that high-tech companies are growing again as a result of delivering exciting new products, Intel Corporation CEO and President Paul S. Otellini said the industry is on a new "performance per watt" course that will deliver powerful Intel-based computers that are increasingly smaller, sleeker and more energy-efficient.
Subject: Processors | August 23, 2005 - 03:10 PM | Ryan Shrout
Charlie over at The Inquirer has a bit more information and analysis on the new Intel architecture for you to look over.
The basic structure is a four issue wide core, without going into specifics, they said the Merom cores can keep up a sustained 4 ops from issue to retire. This probably has a bunch of caveats, addenda and asterisks, but it is clear that wider is the course for the day. Each pipe is a full pipe versus the old P6 derived simple and complex pipe structures.
Subject: Processors | August 23, 2005 - 03:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
Anandtech has some early coverage from IDF that goes over what little Intel has released about their new, upcoming core architecture arriving in late 2006. So far the highlights include a much shorter pipeline, shared L2 cache between dual cores and a single architecture between mobile, desktop and server platforms.
You can also catch what Scott at Tech Report has seen on this information, here.
The new architecture will featu
Subject: Processors | August 23, 2005 - 09:52 AM | Joe White
Live Shoot-Out to Focus on Server Workloads and Energy Consumption
SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 23, 2005 --In the spirit of fair and open competition, AMD (NYSE:AMD) today issued a challenge to Intel to conduct a head-to-head competition of dual-core x86 server processors.