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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.
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® Core2 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.
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:
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!
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
MSRP: 58.00 (USD)
42.95 (EURO) excl. VAT
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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".