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Press-Releases (3 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-February-2004  14:07:21 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Some press-releases of interest from the last few days:

AMD announced new low-power Opterons. The AMD Opteron processors HE (55 watt) and EE (30 watt) for servers and workstations, which are expected to be available in March, bring world-class 32-bit performance and easy migration to 64-bit computing to customers who demand increased compute density, investment protection for the future and the most performance per watt of any processor in their class as measured by the industry-standard benchmark suite SPEC® cpu2000. Full press-release here.

ABIT have a new logo and a new "Corporate Identity". 78kb doc file here with info. This seems to be the old logo with the words "Advanced Durability" under it. "The new corporate identity better reflects where ABIT is headed in 2004," says ABIT Marketing Director Scott Thirlwell. "Starting early in 2003, ABIT made significant changes with the goal of producing the absolute most durable products available on the market. These changes over the last 14 months to components used, testing procedures and manufacturing processes have placed ABIT into a position whereby we are confident in saying that ABIT quality, reliability, stability and engineering is unmatched in the industry." ABIT also released their Radeon-based video cards recently, thanks MCFLY5.

VIA announced their KT880 Dual Channel Chipset for the AMD Athlon XP Processor. Featuring the DualStream64™ memory controller, an intuitive package of new dual channel DDR400 memory technologies, and a host of top-class connectivity features, the KT880 sports native Serial ATA/RAID, VIA Vinyl 6-channel Audio, 10/100 Ethernet, as well as optional VIA Vinyl Gold 8-channel Audio and VIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet support through the addition of VIA companion controllers. More info here.

Corsair announced their new XMS2 family of xtreme performance DDR2 memory modules. The first product in this family is the Twin2X1024-4300, a matched pair of 512MB 533MHz 240-pin DDR2 modules. This product has been tested extensively on several different DDR2-based motherboards and is expected to be 100% compatible with the newest DDR2 chipsets and motherboards. Further information and specifications on these and other XMS2 products can be found here. Detailed information on DDR2 memory can be found in the Corsair DDR2 FAQ (.pdf) here.

NVIDIA introduced a full range of PCI Express GPUs. By using an innovative PCI Express (PCX) high-speed interconnect (HSI), a complex piece of networking technology that performs seamless, bi-directional interconnect protocol conversion at incredible speed lines, NVIDIA can transform its current award-winning GeForce FX series into a full-family of PCI Express GPUs. Full press-release here.



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