Hey folks! Today FiringSquad has published their interview with ATI's Director of Marketing for Multimedia, Godfrey Cheng. The topic? ATI's AVIVO technology. Also in the news, Hardware Secrets has released a quick guide to Athlon 64 cores. It's nothing that many of you don't already know, but might be informative to those of you who are confused about what features each core has. Enjoy!
The best value plus the richer visual experience to all your favorite PC activities
Hong Kong, Thursday, Oct 20, 2005 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) today introduces the HIS X700SE iFan PCIe graphic cards. Recognized by major media worldwide, HIS has won over 300 awards with ATI for delivering outstanding graphic solutions. In honor of such distinction, HIS X700SE iFan graphic card powered with a faster, cooler and quieter performance, and promises to bring a richer visual experience to all favorite PC activities.
The HIS X700SE comes with an ultra silence iFan, operates less than 20dB noise level. Comparing with passive cooling, iFan removes heat faster. HIS X700SE iFan provides the ultimate gaming experience with faster performance under a cooler and lower noise level's environment, plus extends the cards life.
"It's made by FSP Group, which has been around since 1993 and currently is the 10th largest power supply vendor world-wide. They are focusing on green power products and looking forward to strengthening their product line as well as the range. The unit which I received for review is the Blue Storm 500 with (passive) PFC, they also have three smaller sizes and these all have the option to have PFC or not."
"Well the first real nForce 4 16X SLI board has arrived in grand fashion. Packed with features and performance potential from DDR500 support to the 16X SLI chipset the Asus A8N32-SLI Deluxe has thrown down the gauntlet for the other boards that follow. Abit and DFI seem poised to challenge, and certainly impressive offerings will come from MSI and Gigabyte, and the other board makers."
"With acoustics and design becoming more and more important in the computer market, Sharkoon as a company has kept up with the curve. Sharkoon has been moving more and more toward "noiseless" operation, and their newest innovation the Silent Eagle Fan. This fan comes in 1000 and 2000 RPM Speeds, with the noise level rated very low for both."
"MobiBLU's DAH-1500i, the world's smallest MP3 player, has garnered quite a bit of attention since its existence, and for a good reason. Despite diminutive control issues, the 1500i scored impressively well in our performance tests and earned a solid recommendation, but the question for today is – does the 1500i have what it takes to be an iPod Nano killer?"
"Ultra Products has a new fan controller called the Fan Commander which can control up to seven fans, and monitor three temperature probes. Controlling all your fans in one location will help you save time while also achieving the perfect balance between noise level and cooling performance."
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