Saturday, December 02, 2006

AGP bus dead? Forget it!

AGP bus is old, and no today boards contain it, but there are still much users who have it in their computer. (To be honest, including me..) And so there are really few new graphic cards using it. Nearly all are made for PCI-Express x16. But there are still manufacturers aware that even those who have older computers are custommers. This time its GeCube, who prepared new card for AGP. And must say not bad one, its based on ATi RV570 chip made by 80 nm process, with 36 pixel shaders. 256 mb of GDDR3 memory on 512 ring bus, card fully supports HDCP which should allow users to play BluRay or HD DVD discs n full quality. Only problem will be probably high price of this piece.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Intel made first samples at 45 nm

Intel have first processor samples made by 45 nm technology. That should allow them to be faster, have bigger cache, consume less power etc. Those processors bears name Penrym, and they are in facxt Core 2 duo just made by new process. Samples are now in hands of designers, need to be tested if all work as it is supposed. Intel will probably fulfill promise, that first 45 nm processors will be sold in this quartal. Hope it, because they are promising.

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