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Archive for November 29th, 2021

21/08/06 ‘wheres the hot weather gone’ Hardware Roundup

Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 Dual Core Processor @ ?225.01 G.Skill DDR2 PC2-6400 HZ (2x1GB) @ 181.52 ViewSonic VX2025wm 20.1" LCD Monitor @ 284.34 AMD Opteron 144 Processor (s939) @ ?83.34 CPU / Motherboard / Memory / Full System Conroe Core 2 Duo E6600 @ XSReviews ASUS Pundit P1-AH1 review @ NordicHardware ASUS P5ND2-SLI Deluxe Motherboard @ Motherboards OCZ 2GB Gold PC2-8800? @ Techgage Gateway NX100X Laptop @ Digital Trends G.Skill F2-6400CL4D 2GB DDR2 Memory @ Virtual-Hideout Video Cards / Displays EVGA 7900 GT KO Superclocked @ Technic3D (Ger) ATI Theater 650 Pro & Catalyst Media Center @ HotHardware Case / Cooling / PSU OCZ GameXStream 700W @ techPowerUp! Enermax Galaxy 1000W Power Supply @ 3DGameMan Thermalright MST-9775 @ Overclockers Online Sansun Galaxy Midi Tower Chassis @ Techniz Thermaltake Armor Jr. Case @ ThinkComputers Misc Dark Star One game review @ Bit-tech Sumo’s Omni bean bag chair @ Tech Report (what?) Enermax Aurora Keyboard @ TrustedReviews

Motherboard makers back away from ATI chipsets for Intel

What to make of this one for future implications? According to this article, motherboard makers are becoming increasingly concerned that the AMD-ATI merger will cause a shortage of ATI chipsets supporting Intel’s platform. Both ECS and Gigabyte show concern. ATI’s RD600 is already rumoured to be something quite special, but where does that leave this chipset? Supply could be a problem. The impact of a combined AMD (Advanced Micro Devices)-ATI Technologies has begun to be felt in Taiwan, with motherboard makers likely to reduce or even suspend their efforts to develop Intel-based motherboards built utilizing chipsets from ATI, while switching more resources to manufacturing models with ATI’s AMD-based chipsets, according to sources at Taiwan motherboard makers.

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