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Intel Xeon 3.2Ghz Launched

Intel rolled out its fastest 32-bit Xeon microprocessor--a 3.2-GHz chip for dual processor servers. The new, 3.2-GHz Xeon processor features a 1-MB cache and a 533-MHz system bus. The processor is designed for use in general-purpose servers for Web hosting, data caching, search engines, security, and streaming media applications. In

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Intel Pentium 4 Price Cut

Desktop Pentium 4 price cuts of 15.5-34.5% planned for October 26 will bring the price for the top-tier 3.2GHz processor sharply lower to US$ 417 from US$ 637. The price for Intel’s soon-to-be-released 3.4GHz processors will start at US$ 637. It is reported that the price for P4 EE (Extreme Edition) CPUs, developed especially

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Graphics Memories Price Bottom Out

The price of 256Mbit graphics memory chips is showing signs of bottoming out now that mid-range and high-end graphics chips from ATI and Nvidia support the memory. ATI’s Radeon 9700 and 9800 series and Nvidia’s FX 5200, 5600 and 5900 series already support 256Mbit graphics memory. The new graphics chips will also all support

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Sound Blaster Wireless Music

Creative today announced Sound Blaster® Wireless Music, an easy to use wireless music system consisting of a RF remote control with built-in LCD screen and a digital receiver designed to play entire MP3 and WMA music collections stored on the PC anywhere in the home. The innovative remote control allows users to access and

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IBM New Chip Design

IBM today announced an innovative chip design that can improve performance fourfold or reduce power consumption fivefold in wireless devices compared to the state-of-the-art thin-silicon bipolar technology. To improve the reliability of wireless devices, chip manufacturers have created SiGe BiCMOS chips that put computing and communications transistors onto one chip instead of using separate chips

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HyperTransport Protocol Upgraded

The HyperTransport Consortium has unveiled optional upgrades to its protocol specification to open the door to greater use of its interconnect for handling data plane packet traffic in communications systems. The 1.1 version of HyperTransport, called DirectPacket, includes four changes the group expects to see some members support in silicon in the next six

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ALi Chipsets Roadmap

AMD Chipsets M1689 : Supports Athlon 64/Athlon FX, AGP8X, 8 ports USB 2.0, 10/100MB MAC, 2 ports S-ATA, RAID 0 & RAID 1, Q4 2003 M1697 : Supports Athlon 64/Athlon FX, 1x16 PCI Express, 4x1 PCI Express, GbE MAC, 4 ports S-ATA, UAA Audio, RAID 0, 1, 0+1, Q1 '04 Sampling, Q2 '04 Production Intel Chipsets M1685

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SiS Upcoming Chipsets

SiS R659 : Supports HyperThreading, 800MHz FSB, four channel memory, AGP8X, Q4 2003 SiS656 : Supports DDR2/DDR400, PCI Express, Sampling Now, w/ Int. Gfx in Q1 2004 SIS will also have a PCI Express south bridge available by the first quarter of next year. 656FX and R659 as its top high performance products for Q4

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Samsung 3 New Memory Devices

Samsung announced three next-generation memory devices: a 4Gbit NAND flash chip made on 70nm processing, a 3Gbs data rate DRAM using a 3D transistor design, and a monolithic 512Mb NAND flash and logic interface on the same chip. Samsung had developed a 3D transistor, which it calls Recess Channel Array Transistor

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