Dadi Perlmutter, senior vice president and general manager of Intel?s mobility group, has revealed some details about Intel's upcoming mobile platform, Montevina. During his mobility keynote, he revealed that Montevina will offer products from the entry-level to the enthusiast. Expected to debut mid '08, the 45nm Penryn processor will consume 25W, and allow motherboard dimensions to be reduced to 60 percent the size of similar boards.
AMD has announced the addition of three new low-power Athlon 64 processors. The Athlon 64 3100+, 2600+, and 2000+, feature power envelopes of 25W, 15W, and a mere 8W, respectively. AM2 socket compatible, the newcomers add support for ECC memory "for high reliability data applications." Expect them to hit retail Q4.
XFX has announced availability of the fastest retail 8800GTS to date. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB Fatal1ty is clocked at 650Mz for the core, 1500 MHz for shaders and 2GHz for the memory. The company claims it performs 15% higher than the standard 8800 GTS.
IBM has today announced a new free office suite to take on Microsoft. Available for download as a beta via IBM's site, Lotus Symphony is a free alternative to Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The new apps can handle existing files from Microsoft Office, as well as export documents in the PDF format, also.
Nvidia have released their latest drivers for Vista users. Nvidia notes that improvements will occur in "The Way It?s Meant To Be Played" titles: BioShock, Crysis, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Hellgate: London, and World in Conflict. Alongside the usual bug fixes, 8500 and 8600 users now have high-definition processing for H.264, VC-1, and MPEG-2 HD video.