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NVIDIA at work on combined CPU with graphics

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Who would ever have thought..... In response to AMD/ATI having shown a few signs recently that they're actually working on a combined CPU/GPU processor, NVIDIA appear to be working on a similar tech according to the Inquirer. Most would've found it easy to assume Intel would play a role here, but apparently NVIDIA are preparing to go it alone!

 


WE MANAGED to confirm that Nvidia has started to develop a CPU.

 

Charlie wrote about the interesting implications of Nvidia's good fortune in acquiring some folk from Stexar, a company that was known for its X86 marchitectural expertise.

 

And now we hear that development is underway at Nvidia's just-announced Portland, Oregon, Design Center, where chip folk are beaving away on 45 nanometre designs.

 

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AMD RD690 chipset comes in November

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Together with the expertise of ATI, AMD-ATI will soon release what may turn out to be the first "AMD" branded chipset for the AMD AM2 platform.

 

The upcoming RS690+SB600 uses an X700-like graphic card on a socket AM2 platform. We strongly believe that the pipeline count on this Shader model 2.0 supporting chip has to drop down from eight to four. There is simply not enough space on a chipset Northbridge chip to put the whole X700 core with its 120 million transistors inside. The previous ATI integrated graphic had only two pipelines, so the number four is the logical evolution.

 

The Inquirer have all the details.

 


THIS MIGHT be the first chipset to be shipped under the AMD brand.

 

Even if not, it is likely to be the first AMD integrated chipset that really runs Vista's graphics. That can make a huge difference in the OEM and retail market. The currently-shipping RD485 and its X300 crippled graphic works well under Vista but the X700 will do much better with the new shiny OS.

 

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Scythe Intro Ninja PLUS Rev.B CPU Cooler

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Scythe are keeping owners of AMD AM2 based systems happy with a modifed version of their Ninja PLUS CPU Cooler to suit the AM2 socket design properly.

 

For full details, have a read of the comments below and also check out the product page on Scythe's website.

 


Due to the new socket addition from AMD, "Socket AM2", we have adjusted the current Ninja PLUS CPU Cooler to be compatible to AM2 socket. Because of the complicated construction of the Ninja heatsink, we were unable to come up with the "replacement" clips, instead, we had to modify the heatsink base & create the new mounting clips for AM2 as well as other sockets. The changes to the product are:
- AM2 socket Compatibility (Addition)
- Lower Fan Noise Level (23.5dBA -> 20.94dBA!!)
- More Airflow (46.5CFM -> 49.58CFM!!)
- Easier Installation (Semi-VTMS Clips -> Easier to mount than former models!!)

 

For further information regarding this "Revision B" version, please refer to the following:
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Model Name: Ninja PLUS CPU Cooler Revision. B
Model #: SCNJ-1100P
Compatibility: Intel® Socket 478/T (LGA775)
AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2
Dimension: 110x110x150mm (Overall)
120x120x25mm (Fan)
Fan Speed: 1200rpm
Fan Noise: 20.94dBA
Air Flow: 49.58CFM
Weight: 640g (excl. fan weight)
MSRP: 39.95 (EURO) excl. VAT

 

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VIA CX700M -Unified Chipset with HDTV support

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Designed for their C7 and Eden processor lineup, VIA have just unveiled the new CX700M digital media IGP chipset, a unified chipset which integrates graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support together; this platform ideal for use in a small form factor environment with reduced power consumption and easier cooling.

 

For full details, check out the press material on VIA's website.

 



Boston, MA, 26th September 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today introduced the VIA CX700M digital media IGP chipset for the VIA C7® and Eden® processor platforms.

 

Designed specifically for the embedded market, the VIA CX700M integrates premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. This unified design enables the creation of smaller form factor designs, reduced power consumption, and easier cooling, all of which opens the door for an expanded range of embedded solutions.

 

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Quad-core Xeon Details Unveiled

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With Intel's "Kentsfield" and "Clovertown" Xeons around the corner. the DailyTech have scooped up some hot details on them and discover that both the Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors will be basically identical to the recently named Intel Core 2 Quadro processors (sharing the same Kentsfield core).

 

The Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors will operate at 2.4GHz and 2.13GHz respectively, with a bus frequency of 1066MHz and 8MB's of L2 cache.

 

For full details check out this article over at the Dailytech.

 


There will be no architectural or socket differences between desktop Core 2 Quadro and Xeon X3000 series processors, with the exception of product placement and marketing. The new Xeon X3220 and X3210 processors will arrive clocked at 2.4 and 2.13 GHz with a 1066 MHz front-side bus respectively. Both Kentsfield Xeon X3000 processors will feature 8MB of L2 cache. Expect the Intel Xeon X3220 and X3210 to arrive in Q1'07 for $851 and $690 in 1,000-unit lots.

 

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ASUS Intros "Silent Square" CPU Cooler

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ASUS have intro'd their new "Silent Square" CPU cooling solution today designed to suit all platforms. It sports double sided fins and 5 copper heatpipes for cooling efficiency, as well as ASUS's fan speed control kit which fits snuggly into a 3.5" drive bay.

 

For full details on it, grab ASUS's announcement.

 


Sydney, Australia September 20th, 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) today announce the arrival of the Silent Square Pro CPU cooler with double sided fins and five copper heat pipes, delivering high-performance heat dissipation for dual-core processors from both AMD® and Intel®. Its superior cooling performance rivals those of water cooling systems.

 

The Silent Square Pro supports the latest Intel® Core™2 series, Pentium D Dual-Core CPU, Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 and Socket 478 processors as well as AMD's Socket AM2/940/939/754, AthlonTM 64-FX, Athlon and SempronTM to provide an effective thermal solution for even the most powerful processing platforms.

 

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ASUS Intros New CPU Coolers

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A couple of new CPU cooling solutions have entered the market from ASUS today, these making up their new "Chilly Vent" series. These are designed for AMD K8 platforms (incl. Socket AM2) and are covered in detail within the official announcement.

 



Australia, Sydney - 22nd August 2006 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS) a leading provider of computer components, today announces its new range of Chilly Vent coolers. Offering ultra silent performance, easy assembly and socket AM2 for compatibility with the entire AMD platform, the Chilly Vent and Chilly Vent Lux features include:

 

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Scythe Announce Infinity CPU Cooler

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There's a new monster on the block in the way of CPU coolers from Scythe. Today brings the launch of their Infinity CPU cooler which features an innovative fin structure called "Infinity Interleave Fin Structure" or IIFS which is designed to quickly transfer the heat from a total of 5 heatpipes, then dissipating them to the heatsink fins at an incredibly fast & efficient speed.

 

Read below for more details, or head straight over to the product page folks.

 


Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces the group?s top end CPU Cooler, Infinity, to the CPU cooler market. The new features of this Infinity cooler is to have the innovative fin structure called "IIFS ? Infinity Interleave Fin Structure" to quickly transfer the heat from total 5 heatpipes, then dissipate them to the heatsink fins at incredibly fast & efficient speed! Scythe?s famous easy-to-mount VTMS clip is equipped with the cooler and also compatible to the latest AMD?S socket, AM2! Finally, this Infinity allows you to choose from 4 possible fan mounting directions!
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Model Name: Infinity CPU Cooler
Model #: SCINF-1000
Compatibility: Intel® Socket 478/T (LGA775)
AMD Socket 754/939/940/AM2
Dimension: 125 x 116 x 160mm (Overall)
120 x 120 x 25mm (Fan)
Fan Speed: 1200rpm (±10%)
Fan Noise: 23.5dBA
Air Flow: 46.5CFM
Weight: 960g
MSRP: 58.00 (USD)
42.95 (EURO) excl. VAT
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OCZ Technology Intros "Tempest" CPU Cooler

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OCZ have just officially released a new premium performance cooler dubbed the "Tempest" which is based upon heatpipe technology with its pure copper base plate and quad copper heatpipe design. Mounting sets are included for AMD 939/940/AM2 sockets and Intel 775/478 sockets.

 

For full details, check out the official PR here or head straight over to the product page folks.

 


Sunnyvale, CA-July 10, 2006-OCZ Technology Group, Inc. a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the anticipated release of the OCZ Tempest, the pinnacle of air and heat pipe CPU cooling technology. A perpetual commitment to the enthusiast community and previous experience in advanced cooling led to OCZ's unveiling of the Tempest. The Tempest implements a state-of-the-art design to address the demanding cooling requirements of gamers and enthusiasts.

 

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ATI's RD600 Conroe chipset will sport three PCIe slots

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The Inquirer have ascertained that ATI's upcoming Conroe chipset (codenamed RD600) will include three 16X PCIe ports, two dedicated to CrossFire, and the third set aside for physics processing by a seperate graphics card.

 


ATI IS WORKING on one cool, Conroe-supporting chipset.

 

It is codenamed RD600 and this one will have no less than three PCIe 16X ports. As you might know, ATI wants to do a lot with what the chip firms now call physics. Most especially it wants to get you buying three graphics cards for your PC.

 

Two cards for graphics will cost you and a third one for physics might not be super expensive but it won't be cheap either. Of course, it all depends on what you want, as the top ATI physics chippery comes with the top ATI graphic card.

 

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