Computex 2005 Day 2 - ULi's new Athlon 64 Chipset, G70, CrossFire & moreby Anand Lal Shimpi on June 1, 2005 1:57 AM EST
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The show goes on...
In this article we've got more pictures of NVIDIA's G70, pictures of all of the CrossFire motherboards from manufacturers at the show, a look at cooling at Computex, benchmarks of ULi's new Socket-939 chipset and much more.
A view of Taipei by the Taiwan World Trade Center and Taipei 101
If you haven't already, be sure to check out coverage from earlier in the week:
Computex 2005 Early Bird Coverage: NVIDIA's G70, Athlon 64 BTX and more
ATI's Multi-GPU Solution: CrossFire
Computex 2005 Day 1 - ATI R520 Sighting, NVIDIA's new Chipset
More from Gigabyte
Gigabyte's i-RAM card generated quite a bit of interest in our Early Bird Computex Coverage, so we decided to bring you all some more pictures and information about the solution.
As we alluded to in our initial article, the i-RAM card features 4 DIMM slots and supports DDR200 DIMMs. You can use faster memory but it will only run at DDR200.
Below you can see the i-RAM card populated and in action:
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vailr - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - link#20 Gigabyte already offers a "silent heatpipe cooled" Radeon X800 XL card:
at80eighty - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkVapor ware issues aside... i have a Ti4200 (happy with it too)
but have been saving up for my next rig in about 6-9 months..
so far i was looking at 6800GT (possibly SLI) config..
question is.. should i wait for the G70?
Warder45 - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkSo are we going to see anything other then photo's of the G70?
yacoub - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - link#10 - what was the SN26P slated to offer? It might just already be on its way to market and not worth showing off as a future product?
Btw the "PowerColor completely passively cooled X800 XL" is sexy. I want one of those to go in the SN25P I'm considering building, to keep down on the noise. I just wonder if a passively cooled card would be better in a full-size case where there is more space around the card for it to cool off. Hmmm... if Anand ever does more SN25P testing I'd like to see how that new Powercolor X800 XL holds up temp-wise in such a small case.
erwos - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - link"DFI is my new hero. First reputable company mobo I've seen w/o legacy ports. Let's keep moving in that direction - less legacy more USB/FW2!"
Abit did a series of boards without any legacy components at least a year ago - and I think it was more like 2-3. Believe it or not, lots people actually complained that they needed the PS/2 ports, and Abit had to put them back on the newer versions of those boards.
Araemo - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkULi's AGP south bridge caught my eye. If it's compatible with the ATI crossfire(Or otherwise?) north bridges, could we see an ATI based motherboard supporting both PCIe 16x and AGP, using that ULi south bridge? That would be perfect for my friend who just bought a 9800 pro for his aging KT133a, only to find out it will NOT work in his current motherboard.. He's looking to upgrade the mobo/cpu/ram(Athlon 1.4 + pc133 ram.. so the whole thing has to get upgraded at once really).. A nice new S939 motherboard with an ATI or ULi northbridge and the ULi AGP southbridge would be perfect, without making him buy ANOTHER new mobo/cpu/ram when he wants an PCIe video card in 3 years.
vailr - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkThat Zalman 9500 CPU cooler looks excellent: any temperature readings?
Sapphire is supposed to soon be offering a "liquid metal Gallium" VPU cooler. Or, any sightings of a similar technology, CPU cooler?
shaw - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkNice update! I'm still waiting for somebody to blow the whistle on the next gen GPUs.
vailr - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkWon't Abit's newer versions of nForce4 boards be transitioning to their "silent Q-OTES", instead of the fan-cooled board pictured?
From the many motherboards shown, only the Abit and DFI boards seem to be getting rid of the legacy parallel and serial ports. I'd like to see more legacy-free boards from ASUS, AOpen, MSI, Foxconn, and others.
And, are there any boards using SiS chipsets, that can compete with socket 939, nForce4 boards?
Aquila76 - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - linkDFI is my new hero. First reputable company mobo I've seen w/o legacy ports. Let's keep moving in that direction - less legacy more USB/FW2!