USModular Cold Fusion PC4000, ATI R520 coming in Q3, 2005Spire DigiPanel
"Today 3DXtreme is proud to present our latest review, this review comes from a relatively newcomer in the memory field, USModular. In this review we are taking a look at the 1GB Kit of USModular Cold Fusion PC4000 Memory; this memory is rated for use at 250 MHZ or DDR500 with the timings of 3-4-4-8. The Cold Fusion 512MB sticks of memory feature gold heatspreaders and the Cold Fusion insignia under the hood are specially tested, speed binned Hynix ICs."
"After some of our sources disclosed that information, we were immediately interested in product availability and pricing information on ATI's upcoming R520 based cards. A source close to ATI's board partners revealed that R520 based graphics adapters will start appearing on shelves sometime in Q3 or between July – September timeframe. This would mean that if ATI introduces their R520 at Computex, which will take place in Taipei, Taiwan from May 31st – June 4th, there's a minimum of one-month delay before actual products appear on retail shelves."
"From the list of features it is clear that despite the DigiPanel featuring only one knob on the front panel, it is capable of monitoring three temperatures and monitoring/controlling three cooling fans. The knob doubles as a button, and tapping it allows the user to cycle the display between fans, eliminating extra buttons and saving a good deal of space in the process."