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533Mhz FSB Prescott Spotted

As we know, Intel will be launching their 90nm Prescott processors in Q1 next year and the initial clock speeds will range from 2.8Ghz to 3.4Ghz on 800Mhz FSB. Strangely, a 533Mhz FSB Prescott processor clocked at 2.66Ghz has been spotted which is no where in the Intel roadmap previously.

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Multiple Multithreaded Core

We can start seeing the trend in the microprocessor development going towards TLP (Thread Level Parallelism) technology and packing more cores into a processor. In the future, the focus will be on TPC (Threads per clock) and not so much of IPC (Instructions per clock). The chip makers are starting

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Transmeta LongRun2 Technology

Transmeta's LongRun2, an upgrade version of its power management technology sports a new capability for dynamically adjusting a processor's threshold voltage to reduce power leakage. The software will not ship in the first generation 130-nm Efficeon parts but follow at a later date. LongRun2 is a potentially broad solution to

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Transmeta Efficeon CPU Roadmap

  Q4 2003 2004 2005 Speed 1.3GHz / 14W 1.2Ghz / 12W 1.1Ghz / 7W 1Ghz / 5W 2.0GHz / 25W 1.8Ghz / 12W 1.6Ghz / 7W 1.4Ghz / 5W 1.0Ghz / 3W > 2.0Ghz Models TM8600: 1MB L2 (29×29mm) TM8300: 512KB L2 (29×29mm) TM8620: 1MB L2 (21×21mm) TM8800: 1MB

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Future AMD CPU Architecture : K9?

Threaded architectures 10Ghz operation Chip level microprocessing Huge scale MP machines Much higher performance superscalar, out of order CPU core Media/vector processing extensions Security and virtualization Huge cache Static & Dynamic power management Branch & memory hints GHz performance IO The next generation of AMD's 64-bit architecture, codenamed 'K9', will

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SiS655TX Chipset

SiS announced the release of the SiS655TX. The SiS655TX conforms to the popular 800 MHz FSB standard and provides superior flexibility for Unique Dual Channel Architecture. The new chipset represents SiS' highest level P4 dual-channel product, and the motherboards equipped SiS655TX are to launch in market in November. The SiS655TX

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Apple Launches New iTunes Service for Windows

On Thursday, Apple unveiled their new version of their music online store. It now supports Windows users. Users can now download it at the following URL. Price of each song is fixed at USD$ 0.99 (SGD$ 1.72) http://akamaidownload.apple.com/530x3824/akform.html Note: The iTunes Service allows only people to buy songs with a

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FIC Releases 3 New AMD Athlon 64 Boards

FIC’s K8 Series Mainboards include one ATX form factor board, the K8-800T, and two microATX form factor boards, the K8M-800T and the K8M-800M. ATX:The K8-800T is a feature packed motherboard, based on the VIA K8T800 chipset that includes one AGP 8 X slot, 5.1 channel audio, support for Ultra DMA

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New OCZ PC4200 EL DDR Memory

OCZ announced that its new OCZ PC4200 EL DDR memory will be available in 256MB and 512MB modules along with 512MB and 1GB Dual Channel kits. OCZ PC4200 EL DDR modules will include a copper heatspreader and are rated for CL 2.5-4-4-7 operation at 2.8 volts. In order to ensure

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VR-Zone Downtime

We are in the midst of changing the servers over to a faster line, and there will probably be some downtime both on the site and the emails. So please bear with us. We are trying to make this as painless as possible. Tentative date of completion is 20th October.

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IDF Taiwan : PCI Express Galore

Tumwater, Linderhurst, Nocona, Grantsdale, RV380 and more! Intel Developer Forum is held from Oct 13 to Oct 14 at Taipei Taiwan and we will give you some highlights on some of the interesting demos we saw during the 2 days event. A full report on the whole event will soon

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XGI Volari GPUs

Model Pixel Pipes Core clock Memory Clock (DDR/DDR2) DirectX Class Volari Duo V8 Ultra 16 350MHz 375/500MHz 9.0 Volari Duo V5 Ultra 8 350MHz 375/500MHz 9.0 Volari V8 Ultra 8 350MHz 375/500MHz 9.0 Volari V8 8 300MHz 325/450MHz 9.0 Volari V5 Ultra 4 350MHz 375/500MHz 9.0 Volari V5 4 300MHz

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Dothan Notebooks In Early 2004

Dothan-based notebooks could be available as early as January or February, if the processor ships by late December. Intel will start shipping Dothan processors by year-end but said it has yet to plan the official launch. Dell, Acer, Asustek Computer and AOpen are among the companies ready with the notebooks

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NVIDIA & ATi GPU Roadmaps

  Q4 2003 Q1 2004 Q2 2004 H2 2004 NVIDIA NV38 (AGP8X) NV36 (AGP8X) NV40 (AGP8X) NV36X (PCI Express x16) NV41 (PCI Express x16) NV42 (PCI Express x16) NV43 (PCI Express x16) NV45 (PCI Express x16) ATi R360 (AGP8X) RV360 (AGP8X) R420 (AGP8X) R380 (PCI Express x16) R370 (PCI Express

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SiS Chipsets Roadmap

Platform Chipsets Memory Interface GFX Interface Int. Gfx Launch Intel SiS655TX DDR400 AGP8X - Oct '03 SiSR659 4ch PC1066 AGP8X - Nov '03 SiS656 DDR2-667 PCI Express x16 - Mar '04 SiS662 DDR2-667 PCI Express x16 SiS DX9 GPU Jun '04 SiS656FX DDR2-800 PCI Express x16 - Q4 '04 AMD

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Microsoft Moving Windows Into BIOS

Microsoft has expanded its relationship with BIOS maker Phoenix Technologies in a deal designed to more closely integrate the basic building blocks of the PC with the Windows operating system. The relationship, announced this week, is designed to make PCs simpler and more reliable. The move is likely to put

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OCZ PC4200 Premier Series DDR Memory

OCZ is pleased to announce the availability of PC4200 Premier DDR memory modules based on OCZ HyperSpeed® technology. OCZ HyperSpeed® technology denotes specific OCZ EL DDR ICs built and selected for their ability to run at the highest possible frequency. OCZ PC4200 Premier Series DDR memory will be available in

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Intel Pentium M Price Cut

The prices of the processors themselves fell by up to 34 per cent. Intel also cut the prices of Centrino packages, which bundle the Pentium M, i855 chipset and WirelessPro 802.11b WLAN adaptor, by up to 30 per cent. The cut paves the way for the arrival of the second-generation

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