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ABIT sends message about their revival with CPU at 5440MHz!

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As a quick teaser to our Day 2 coverage from Computex 2006, the new ABIT were sending a strong message at their booth that they are back and ready to rock. In the past year or two, ABIT has gone to hell and back with various financial issues but now it looks the emergence of the old ABIT is back with vengeance and some new changes added in the process.

 

ABIT let us have a play with a VapoChill system on one of their latest motherboards. We managed to overclock a CPU to 5.6GHz but it wasn't stable for long, although 5.44GHz was rock solid.

 

More later in our Day 2 coverage from Computex!

 

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VIA Announces Comprehensive AMD Chipset Support for Socket AM2

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Chipset maker VIA have just officially announced their top to bottom line of motherboard chipsets to support the new AM2 platform of AMD's.

 


Taipei, Taiwan, 23 May 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced top-to-bottom chipset solutions supporting the transition to socket AM2 by AMD (NYSE: AMD).

 

To accommodate the latest platform features and rising system bandwidth requirements, AMD's transition to socket AM2 will enable a new wave of innovation on AMD64 based systems featuring AMD Virtualization and high-performance DDR2 memory. Supporting this transition, VIA offers a wide range of chipset solutions that are fully compatible with socket AM2 platforms, including the VIA K8M890, ideal for Windows Vista™-ready systems, and the VIA K8T900 performance chipset with dual X8 PCI Express support.

 

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Scythe's first single socket CPU Cooler!

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Expert PC cooling mob "Scythe" have just released a modified version of their popular Katana heatsink/cooling solution, this new "Katana775" offering differing in that it's a more dedicated (and thus easier to install) solution specifically for the Intel LGA775 platform.

 

Further information via the below comments, and the official product page folks.

 


Scythe Co., Ltd (Tokyo, Japan) announces its single socket version of the popular value-for-money Katana CPU Cooler, "Katana775". All the features remain the same from the Katana CPU Cooler, but this 775 version provides the simple installation for LGA775 socket with the "push-pin" clips, which eliminates the "time-consuming" steps during the cooler installation. The fan speed is adjusted by the PWM signal from the motherboard. Super Light-Weight! Simple Installation! No Hassle! Try out the new Katana775 CPU Cooler!

 

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Swiftech Intros MCW30 Chipset Cooler

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Catering to all your watercooling needs, U.S. company "Swiftech" have just released a new chipset waterblock dubbed the "MCW30" which will integrate into most liquid cooling systems and motherboards with ease.

 

The official announcement can be grabbed here, and the product page located here folks.

 



Signal Hill, CA - Thursday 19, 2006 - Swiftech™ today announced the release of the MCW30 chipset cooler, a low flow restriction water-block for AMD® and Intel® compatible motherboards. "The MCW30 water-block was designed with maximum compatibility in mind" said Gabriel Rouchon, Swiftech's Chairman. Mr. Rouchon also added "We wanted this product not only to be compatible with as many popular PC platforms as possible, but also to satisfy the largest number of enthusiast users by enabling all common sizes of compatible tubing so that the product can be integrated with just about any liquid cooling system".

 

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VIA Launches K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset with DirectX® 9 Support

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Answering to NVIDIA's recently released C51 motherboard chipset with integrated GeForce 6 series graphics, VIA have just officially announced their new K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset for AMD platforms, sporting an integrated DX9 compatible S3 Graphics DeltaChrome GPU solution. For full details, check out both VIA's official PR and the product page for further specs and info over at their website folks.

 


Taipei, Taiwan, 21 October 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced the VIA K8M890 core logic chipset featuring the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome™ Integrated Graphics Processor core designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft® Windows® Vista™ operating system and rising high definition video standards.

 

Enabling support for DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 for high quality video processing, the VIA K8M890 also boasts the Chromotion Video Display Engine for enhanced visual output, extensive display support including all HDTV output formats up to 1920x1080p, advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, comprehensive de-interlace support and DuoView™ for enhanced productivity and presentation capabilities. Support for the latest PCI Express x16 discrete graphics cards allows for powerful system upgrades and makes the VIA K8M890 chipset a highly flexible, all-round platform for system builders looking to cover multiple market segments with a single motherboard design.

 

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ULi Unveils TGi Chipset for Intel Platform

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Announced by chipset maker ULi at IDF in Taipei earlier today, they keep Intel fans happy with an Intel based variant of their unique TGi chipset which delivers simultaneous support for PCI Express x16, native AGP 8X, and PCI graphics interfaces. For all the details, have a read through the official announcement.

 


Taipei, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-October 12, 2005-- ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), a leading core logic chipset manufacturer, will be unveiling its latest TGi chipset, M1685/M1567, for Intel platforms during the Taipei IDF, from October 17-18, 2005 at the Taipei International Convention Center.

 

ULi M1685/M1567 chipset supports the latest Intel Pentium 4 and Pentium M Processors. The M1685 provides a high performance memory interface for both DDR 266/333/400MHz and DDR II 400/533/667MHz. The M1685 north bridge, coupled with ULi's widely adopted M1567 south bridge via the HyperTransport interface, delivers data transfer up to 1.6 GB/s of peak bandwidth.

 


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TGi Chipset Gains Recognition from Top IT Media Worldwide

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Motherboard chipset maker "ULi" have just issued out a press release which highlights that its latest M1695/M1567 HyperTransport™ PCI Express™ tunnel chipset has received highly remarkable commendations from leading IT media worldwide. This chipset is the world's first to incorporate TGi (Triple Graphics Interface), meaning it sports both a native AGP 8X AND PCI Express x16 interface, as well as the usual PCI graphics interface.

 

For the full scoop, grab the official announcement. If seeking more specific details towards the chipset itself, you can find the product page over at this section of ULi's website folks.

 


"The ULi M1695 is more than competitive with the best NVIDIA nForce4 boards that we have tested. The Business Winstone score for the ULi was the best that we have measured so far, and the Multimedia Content Creation Winstone was one of the top scores that we have seen....The fact that ULi competes very well with NVIDIA nForce4 in these benchmarks says a lot about the quality and potential of the ULi design.", quoted by Anandtech.

 

The remarkable overclocking feature and capability to support Dual 8x PCI Express linked, as tested by Ocworkbench, demonstrates the M1695/M1567's unique architecture and outstanding performance that has recently brought out huge discussions among key IT media worldwide.

 


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Intel Itanium 2 Processors Get Faster BUS Architecture

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A press release from Intel earlier today has them introducing two new and improved Intel Itanium 2 processors, both operating on a faster 667MHz FSB versus earlier models which ran off a 400MHz BUS speed. Both models run at 1.66GHz, differing only in cache size with one model carrying 6 MB, and the other a whopping 9 MBs.

 

Further details on these pricey new server based processors within the official PR folks.

 

SANTA CLARA, Calif, July 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today introduced two Intel® Itanium® 2 processors which deliver better performance over the current generation for database, business intelligence, enterprise resource planning and technical computing applications.

 

For the first time, Itanium 2 processors have a 667 megahertz (MHz) front side bus (FSB), which connects and transfers data between the microprocessor, chipset and system's main memory. Servers designed to utilize the new bus are expected to deliver more than 65 percent greater system bandwidth over servers designed with current Itanium 2 processors with a 400 MHz FSB. This new capability will help set the stage for the forthcoming dual core Itanium processor, codenamed "Montecito," which will feature the same bus architecture.

 


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Intel Releases Two New Processors & 945P/G Chipset

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The Intel guns are making a scene today as they announce two new processors along with a fresh motherboard chipset to boot. Starting with the Pentium 4 670, this new addition takes hold of the flag in their Pentium 4 lineup, operating at 3.8GHz with 2MBs of cache aboard. Also uncovered is a new dual-core offering in the Pentium D 820, with 2 cores operating together at 2.8GHz. Which is better? Depends on what you use it for of course.

 

Finally, Intel have also introduced their new 945P motherboard chipset, offered with or without integrated graphics (in the G/P models respectively). This chipset is a more cost-friendly solution to the recently announced 955X platform, and without the inclusion of what Intel call "Memory Pipeline Technology". More details and performance figures on the new processors and motherboard chipset throughout each of the below reviews folks.

 

- Trusted Reviews
- Tech Report
- ByteSector #1
- ByteSector #2
- HotHardware #1
- HotHardware #2
- NeoSeeker
- Hexus
- ExtremeTech
- XBit Labs
- Bjorn3D
- Anandtech
- SimHQ

 


Tech Report)
IT'S THE GEEKY equivalent of a conversation that most guys would have about a Maxim girl versus the Olsen twins. Would you rather have a single, very fast CPU or a pair of somewhat slower processors? That's a tough question, and it's precisely the one that Intel has prompted by releasing a couple of new CPUs today, the Pentium D 820 and the Pentium 4 670. The P4 670 is the fastest single Pentium 4 processor ever released, running at nearly 4GHz. The Pentium D 820, meanwhile, runs a full gigahertz slower, but it has two complete Pentium 4-style CPU cores onboard for a very nice price.

 

Intel's dual-core chips won't work without a new core-logic chipset, so naturally, the Pentium D is arriving with a couple of friends, the 945P and 945G Express chipsets. Yes, Intel has retained the dorky "Express" in the name of the chipsets to remind everyone that these puppies support PCI Express. Fortunately, they've also retained all the snazzy features of the 915/925 Express series, including dual channels of DDR2 memory, High Definition Audio, and all the rest. We recently looked at the high-end, enthusiast-oriented 955X chipset in our Pentium XE 840 review. The 945 series is a higher volume, lower priced version of the 955X with most of the same features. There are, however, two versions of the 945: the 945G with integrated graphics, and the 945P without.

 


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Intel's Pentium 4 600 series processors unleashed

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Intel have officially released their new 600 series of Pentium 4 processors today, with the main highlights being the first Prescott units which include full 64-bit extensions, improved power consumption and heat characteristics, and also a whopping 2MB of L2 cache added. The opening lineup includes the P4 660 at 3.6GHz, P4 650 at 3.4GHz, P4 640 at 3.2GHz and P4 630 at 3GHz. For the ultra enthusiast with plenty of bucks to burn, a 3.73GHz Extreme Edition version is also on offer with a 1066MHz FSB. Keen to see some performance characteristics? All the figures and info you'd like to witness are outlayed both within our latest article, and also at the following sites listed below.

 

Anandtech, HardCoreWare, Hexus, HotHardware, MBReview, Tech Report, Viperlair, Hardware Analysis, Beyond 3D, & XBit Labs

 

Hate waiting for availability of newly announced products? XBit report no problems this time around.

 


Tech Report :-
Today, in the dead of early Sunday morning, Intel is meekly unveiling another new Pentium 4 processor core, and it may be just as consequential. The Pentium 4 600 series is a new tier of performance-oriented Pentium 4 processors that will be sold alongside the existing P4 500 series. Based on the Prescott design, the 600-series core adds key features intended to pep up Prescott's performance and curb its power consumption. Not only that, but these are 64-bit CPUs. With the introduction of a 64-bit version of Windows approaching, Intel has finally turned on Prescott's dormant support for the 64-bit extensions to the x86 instruction set pioneered by AMD.

 

Recent lottery winners will also be pleased to learn of the emergence of a new Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor. Based on the same new CPU core as the 600 series, this puppy runs at 3.73GHz on a 1066MHz front-side bus, and it has 64-bit support, as well.

 

Can this new variation of the Prescott core help Intel recapture its supremacy in desktop processor performance? We've had Intel's new CPUs on the test bench for over a week now, and we have some answers.

 

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