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Daily News Round #1 for August 17, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 17, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 17, 2005 12:29 pm

- VIA Launches VN800 Mobile IGP Chipset

VIA have just launched their new VN800 Mobile IGP chipset, designed for Intel's Pentium M as well as their own VIA C7-M processors. Several key features include an integrated S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro video solution, DDR2 memory support, and VIA's Flexi-Bus/V-Link technologies. For further information, check out the supporting PR folks.


The VIA VN800 features the S3 Graphics UniChrome™ Pro Integrated Graphics Processor (IGP), providing outstanding dual pipeline graphics performance through a 128-bit 2D/3D engine and shared DDR memory support for all the latest applications, while the Chromotion CE Video Display Engine blends hardware-based MPEG-2 decoding acceleration with advanced rendering tools such as Adaptive De-interlacing and Video Deblocking to ensure the clearest playback of digital media content. Furthermore, the V VVvIA VN800 includes support for an external AGP 8X port allowing optional graphics processor upgrades on supporting notebooks.


Utilizing the unique VIA Flexi-Bus Technology, the VIA VN800 enables support for the highly efficient VIA V4 bus interface for the new VIA C7-M processor, as well as support for the Intel® Pentium®-M processor, giving notebook manufacturers maximum design flexibility. The VIA VN800 also supports power efficient DDR2 533/400MHz memory modules for high speed memory access with ultra-efficient, low power consumption, helping to further extend notebook battery life.


- GIGABYTE Introduce GeForce 7800GTX Turbo Force Edition

Yet another 7800 GTX card pops up, this one from GIGABYTE with their "Turbo Force Edition", codenamed GV-NX78X256VP-B. The "turbo force" stamped on this card is due to the implementation of GIGABYTE's T3 technology which comprises a series of performance tuning processes that ensure maximum performance and stability guaranteed. T3 enables a stunning 17,282 3Dmarks in the 3Dmark 2003 benchmark - significantly higher than the standard 7800 GTX VGA card. For full details on this new monster card, grab the official announcement.


Taipei, Taiwan 16th August 2005 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. Ltd., a world-leading VGA card manufacturer, today introduced the GV-NX78X256VP-B, one of the industry's first next generation high-definition PC Gaming VGA solutions based on the NVIDIA GeForce 7800GTX graphics processor. Following closely on the heels of several remarkable VGA card innovations from GIGABYTE, such as the proprietary 3D1 series of dual GPU cards, innovative fan-less thermal designs that use Silent-pipe cooling technology and the famous GIGABYTE Turbo Force performance tuner, the new GV-NX78X256VP-B introduces what is arguably the industry's most powerful and technically advanced graphics accelerator card boasting an incredible 24 pixel pipeline. The new flagship single GPU VGA card from GIGABYTE also supports a host of industry wide technological advancements such as Microsoft DirectX 9.0C and OpenGL 2.0, and is fully compatible with 64-bit operating systems.


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