Corsair Press Release, ATI Radeon Mod, AOpen 52x32x52x, Vantec @ Computex and More

Good evening friends :)  Sorry about the delay in news, I had to stay extra late at work tonight.  However, from the looks of it, the news has been flowing at a steady rate all evening.  With tasty reading like this, I would be lying if I said tonight's news shot was anything but golden...

PRESS RELEASE - Corsair Announces Value Select DDR2 Memory Modules

Fremont, CA, June 17, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new DDR2 Value Select memory modules. These products are ideal for the budget conscious consumer who would like to take advantage of the new features and bandwidth that DDR2 has to offer.

These come in several density options as well as in kits of two modules. The products range from 256MB to 2GB. These products are based on the new DDR2 technology which increases the memory bandwidth available for memory intensive applications.

DDR2, the second generation of Double Data Rate memory technology, includes new features such as a larger 4-bit prefetch and programmable on-die termination (ODT) to reduce signal bounce and improve reliability at high speeds. This new specification also utilizes 240 pins. The DDR2 Value Select product line currently has the following products available:

  • VS2GBKIT533D2: A kit of two 1GB PC2-4200 modules

  • VS1GB533D2: 1GB PC2-4200 module

  • VS1GBKIT533D2: A kit of two 512MB PC2-4200 modules

  • VS512MB533D2: 512MB PC2-4200 module

  • VS512MBKIT533D2: A kit of two 256MB PC2-4200 modules

  • VS256MB533D2: 256MB PC2-4200 module

All of these DDR2 Value Select modules and kits are available immediately from resellers world-wide.

The ATI Radeon To ATI FireGL Mod Guide Posted @ Rojakpot

"Want a FireGL workstation card but can't afford to pay ATI's exhorbitant prices? Well, why don't you grab a Radeon desktop card and mod it into a FireGL card? Yes, you can easily mod a Radeon into the FireGL with just a simple BIOS flash!"

AOpen 52x32x52x CRW5232/ARR CD-RW Review @ PC Stats

"In this review, PCstats is testing out the a 52x CD, 32x CD-RW, 52x CD-R burner made by AOpen, the "CRW5232/ARR". Maximum CD-R write speeds have hit their limit at the 52x burn speed, and this standard has been around for well over a year now. That shouldn't be much of a surprise though, after all, a 52x burner can fill a regular 650MB disc with information in just over 83 seconds, and a 700MB disc in just under 90 seconds! Of course there's more to the AOpen 52x32x52x CD-RW than speedy burning; one innovative thing AOpen has done is include three coloured face plates with the drive! Those of you with aluminum or fancy black cases will like the option of choosing a matching silver or black face plates for your PC. And hey, if you're using a regular white box PC, the beige faceplate works just fine too."

Vantec at Computex Taipei 2004 @ Modtown

"Founded in 1994, Vantec is recognized as one of the premier thermal solutions leaders. We are devoted to manufacturing and developing total PC solutions for every computer user, from mainstream to enthusiast. Our sponsors Vantec Technology exhibited some of their new and current line products at the show over the five days. Vantec are well known in the market place for their creative and quality products..."

Corsair XMS TwinX 1024MB PC4400 DDR Memory @ Extreme Overclocking

"Corsair Memory is a company that needs no introduction. Every PC enthusiast has heard of Corsair's XMS (Xtreme Memory Speed) modules which are designed for the unique demands of gamers and overclockers. The wide selection of XMS modules come in a variety of speeds and timings, with maximum compatibility across both Intel and AMD platforms."

That is all at the moment friends, I will "see" you tomorrow :) - Cheers