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Daily News Round #1 for May 12, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 12, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: May 13, 2005 2:55 am

- Gigabyte Introduces Entry Level X300SE - GV-RX30HM128D

GIGABYTE have just launched their GV-RX30HM128D PCIe graphics card which is based upon ATI's entry level X300SE GPU, and also with the inclusion of HyperMemory technology. For further details on the new budget offering, head over to this section of GIGABYTE's website folks.


2005/05/11 Taipei, Taiwan-- GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., today released the GV-RX30HM128D, its first ATI RADEONTM X300SE HyperMemory™ PCI-E graphics card designed for powerful entry level PC systems. The GV-RX30HM128D gets a huge performance boost from HyperMemory™ technology that enables both onboard memory and system memory to be used for graphics intensive applications, and ideally positions it as an affordable upgrade for users who want to make the move to PCI-Express graphics.


Together with full PCI Express bus support, HyperMemory™ technology enables the GV-RX30HM128D to efficiently handle demanding tasks such as digital photo/video editing and PC gaming, as well as normal entertainment and productivity applications such as watching DVDs, surfing the web and manipulating spreadsheets. Additionally, the ATI RADEON® X300 series of GPU offers unequalled value for money while delivering outstanding reliability, speed and graphics computing power.


- Nvidia to showcase G70 at Computex


Looks like NVIDIA are letting another cat out of the bag as they prepare to unveil their next-in-line flagship "G70" graphics chip at the upcoming Computex show in Taipei. Details are obviously scarce at this stage but DigiTimes have been able to scoop up a few little details about the new GPU, and it would seem apparent we are in for a real treat with some HUGE performance gains. If interested, you can also head over to the Beyond3D forums where further discussion is taking place at the moment.


Nvidia will unveil its next-generation flagship chip, the SLI-supporting G70 graphics chip, at the Computex Taipei 2005 show from May 31 to June 4, according to motherboard makers in Taiwan.


Market sources indicated that the Nvidia G70 should deliver twice the performance of the current flagship series, the GeForce 6800. The chips will be built using a 0.11-micron process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), as opposed to ATI's R520 chip, which will be manufactured using a 90nm process, the sources suggested.


Since the G70 is currently under non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with Nvidia, motherboard makers declined to provide more details about the product. Nvidia also had no comment on the news as it is its policy not to comment on products not yet released.


The makers did say the G70 may begin volume shipments in the latter half of the third quarter at the earliest and will retail for US$549.

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