Saturday, March 03, 2007

GeForce 8600 soon

They should appear on market at april 17th, and will exist in many different types. Modles should start by GeForce 8500GT (will exist in 2 versions: G86-300 supporting HDCP and G86-305 without support)core at 450MHz, 256MB GDDR2 memory at 800MHz, price should be less than $100. Next will be 8600GT, again in versions with and without HDCP, 600MHz core, 256MB GDDR3 memory at 1,4GHz, price between $150 and $170. And last one will bear name 8600GTS, 700MHz core, 256MB GDDR3 memory at 2 GHz, dual DVI and HDCP support. Only problem is that memory will be at 128 bit bus. Price should be between $200 and $250. Seems that 8500 gt can be pretty cheap, but still powerfull card. Just they didnt said if it can be used as Sli, because if its possible, than using 2 cards pricing together less than $200 sounds like great option, because together they would probably have samw power asi one GF 8800, which cost much more.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Bad batteries again

And this time not from Sony, but from Sanyo. 205 thousands of them are placed in Lenovo notebooks, and need to be replaced. What manufacturers do, where are any checks, before supplying batteries to notebook manufacturers? Ill understand if there will be few bad pieces in series of thousands, but to make hundreds of thousands malfunctioning batteries and not to mention it? Seems incredible..

Monday, February 26, 2007

Even faster Blu Ray writing

By using powerfull violet laser achieved Japan company Nichia extra fast writing on Blu Ray disc. They were able to burn data at speed near 45 mb/sec, which is much, much more better, than current speed 9 mb/s. Where is tha difference? While normal laser is only 20 mW, Nichia used laser with 320 mW output, which allows to write data much faster, due to shorter time needed to write each dot. Sounds good, but what it will do with eyes, if drive malfunction? Fear that wouldnt be healthy.

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