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Daily News Round #2 for February 14, 2005

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 14, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 15, 2005 1:19 am

- AMD Extends Opteron Processor Line

AMD have officially introduced their 852 and 252 Opteron chips today, also bringing hypertransport speeds up to 1GHz using the 8132 PCI-X 2.0 tunnel. These new processors also include SSE3 instructions (originally an Intel only capability). All the details within AMD's official press release folks.


SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- February 14, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the latest additions to the award-winning AMD Opteron™ processor family - Models 852 and 252. The new models represent the world's highest performing processors for one-way to eight-way x86 servers and workstations.


To enable OEMs and system builders to take advantage of the next generation of I/O technology, AMD also announced the AMD-8132™ HyperTransport™ PCI-X® 2.0 tunnel, scheduled to ship for servers and workstations this month. The latest addition to the AMD-8000™ series of chipsets, the AMD-8132 tunnel brings high-performance PCI-X 2.0 connectivity to AMD Opteron processor-based systems with increased throughput, improved RAS capabilities, robust data management and enhanced HyperTransport technology connectivity.


- AMD Launches Go 6600 GPU For Notebooks


NVIDIA have sent word today of their next-gen GeForce Go 6600 series GPUs which are already available in highly portable notebooks from leading suppliers. Full details over at NVIDIA's press room.


SANTA CLARA,CA-FEBRUARY 14, 2005-Following on the introduction of the award-winning GeForce Go 6 series of mobile graphics processing units (GPUs), NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced the GeForce Go 6600, a mobile GPU designed specifically to deliver cutting-edge multimedia functionality without sacrificing portability. The GeForce Go 6600 GPU is available immediately from industry-leading OEMs and ODMs including Acer, Asus, Gericom, Medion, Toshiba, and several other notebook suppliers worldwide.


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