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News From Another Mad Tuesday

| Posted: Mar 19, 2002 2:40 am

Have I got some news for you all today so lets jump right into shall we.

 

VIA Platform Solutions Division Introduces New VIA 2580E USB 2.0 Card

 

Taipei, Taiwan, 18th March 2002 - VIA Technologies Inc. a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the launch of the new VIA 2580E USB 2.0 Card through the VIA Platform Solutions Division.

 

Based on the highly acclaimed VIA VT6202 host controller chip that has been certified for Hi-Speed USB 2.0 operation, the VIA 2580E provides data transfer rates of up to 480 Mbps - 40 times faster than the existing USB 1.1 standard. It enables users to connect their PCs to the rapidly emerging new generation of USB 2.0-enabled high bandwidth peripheral devices such as webcams, digital cameras and external hard disk drives, and is also fully backward compatible with the current USB 1.1 specification to ensure the seamless integration of legacy USB devices.

 

"The launch of the VIA 2580E USB 2.0 Card provides further evidence of our commitment to delivering innovative connectivity solutions to the market," commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "It allows users to further enhance the capabilities of their PC by providing high speed plug-and-play access to a huge number of external peripheral devices."

 

Featuring a root hub of three ports and full legacy support, the VIA 2580E USB 2.0 Card can provide the connection interface for over a hundred downstream USB devices. It also supports the PCI-Bus Power Management Interface Specification 1.1, with advanced power efficiency features that permit aggressive management of I/O energy consumption ensuring suitability for even lower powered systems.

 

t-break has some details up on SiS's 330 Graphics Card for those of you interested.

 

More On CeBIT 2002
Both AnandTech and Digit Life have their first reports on what they found at CeBIT this year.

 

It looks like AMD maybe about to dump those 4 motherboard holes that secure certain types of cooling for Athlon and Duron. No mention of them is found in this new .pdf document on Thermal, Mechanical, and Chassis cooling design guide.

 

Both Jsi Hardware and IANAG have the word on OCZ Technology releasing DDR400/PC3300 CL2.2 Memory.

 

Dan over at Dan's Data couldn't contain himself any longer and has added another 5 HSF's to his already huge CPU Coolers Compared review. Just head on over there and check for the one's marked "NEW" down the right hand side.

 

8Dimensional has added another review list page to their site and this one is for Motherboards. So if your looking for a review on a certain late model board you can't really miss with 186 boards and 926 reviews on offer there so far.

 

BlueSmoke would like you case gallery fanatics out there that they have added another 26 new entries to their huge Cool Case Gallery. The gallery now boasts 557 entries so go and check it out.

 

Articles

 

- Editorial On The IBM 120GXP Hard Drive Issue @ VIAHardware
- Orange iBot 2 USB 2.0 WebCam Preview @ Everything USB
- VIA USB Tips And Tricks @ USBMan
- Super DIRT Trojan To Infect Indiscriminately @ The Register
- March FAQ Update, Part 1 @ AnandTech

 

Contests

 

- Mikhailtech 3x Case Giveaway: Week 2! @ Mikhailtech
- Creative GeForce3 Ti200 Giveaway!! @ DeviantPC

 

Reviews

 

- nVIDIA GeForce4 Ti4600 Reference Card @ PC PowerZone
- Coolermaster ATC-210 VX1 Aluminium Case @ PC PowerZone
- HC-720 Aluminium HDD Cooler @ Tek Sector
- Thermalright AX-7 HSF @ Monster-Hardware
- Klipsch ProMedia 4.1 Speaker System @ Hardware Avenue
- VIA's C3 'Ezra' Processor @ The Tech Report
- Dr. Thermal Extreme! HSF @ Tek Sector
- AMS Elec. gTower CF-1006 Aluminium Case @ Virtual-Hideout
- Directron Dragon DA-01WD Full Tower Case @ ipKonfig
- 40x Burning: Lite-On LTR-40125S vs. Plextor PX-W4012TA/SW @ GotApex?
- Pentium 4 2.2 GHz & Athlon XP 2000+ Shootout @ Neoseeker
- MSI 645 Ultra (SiS645) Motherboard @ HardwareZone
- Plextor 40x12x40x and Lite-On 40x12x48x CDRW Drives @ t-break
- Creative GeForce3 Ti200 with TV-OUT @ DeviantPC
- Arkua 7528 HSF @ SubZeroTech
- ASUS A7V333 KT333 Motherboard (Updated) @ Tweakers Australia
- Ratpadz Mouse Pad @ ViperLair
- Intel Pentium 4 2.0AGHz Processor @ Hardware Extreme
- Digital Doc 5 @ PC Review
- Enermax CS-A1QX6-06 ATX Case @ 3dXtreme
- MSI GeForce4 MX440-T @ AMD3D
- VisionTek XTASY GeForce4 Ti4600 @ Beyond3D
- 19 i845D DDR Motherboard Shootout @ Tom's Hardware
- ThermalTake Volcano 7+ HSF @ Voided Warranty
- Gigabyte ATi Radeon 8500 AP64D-H @ OCWorkshop
- DigitalPersona U.are.U Personal for Windows XP @ Backshelf.net
- Soltek SL-75DRV4 (KT266A) Motherboard @ Hardware Secrets
That's enough for today so be good and enjoy ya day.

 

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