Computex Taipei 2009: While we met with GIGABYTE at their suite at Taipei 101, I couldn't help but take a peek at their booth down in hall 1 which had quite a bit on display, a lot of which we did see at their suite as well.
However, what wasn't on display there was their range of netbooks that are now starting to pop up on the market; all of which are based around the Atom Processor.
The biggest one there was the Touchnote T1028. This baby not only features an Atom N270 CPU with 1GB RAM, but it also has the ability to resemble a 10" Tablet PC with a touch screen.
The screen can rotate completely around allowing for an even more compact Netbook. Personally this would be great for the project I currently have in mind.
GIGABYTE were also showing off the Atom based mini-ITX motherboard supporting the N270 CPU, SO-DIMM memory slot, CF card reader on the IDE bus while staying completely silent with no fans.
Speaking of no fans, we moved over to the graphics cards area and there we found quite a shock. GIGABYTE has a 9800GT graphics card that runs completely silent.
Using a new Cell cooler heatpipe assembly, this graphics card not only needs no fans, but GIGABYTE says it runs 17 degrees cooler than the NVIDIA reference fan cooler. Not bad for no noise!
And for those who still have old AGP systems, GIGABYTE has shown us that AGP isn't dead yet wth a HD 4650 powered AGP beauty. I might have to revive my old AMD K7 setup for a retro look with a new GPU.
We didn't get to see much of this at the Suite in 101, but A new AMD board based on the AMD 785 Chipset paired with either a 710SB or 750SB chip is going to come out soon. This new chip is an upgrade with DX10.1 video, but without Sideport.