Exclusive details about 5 upcoming Tyan Opteron motherboards
The Thunder K8S Pro server model shares the features of the K8S, but adds an additional 4GB of memory support, a 10/100 Ethernet port in addition to the dual Gigabit, and a Qlogic hardware monitoring chip. It also doubles the Serial ATA RAID support from 2 devices to 4. This board looks to be aimed where the Newisys board is at.
Benchmark optimizations or what NVIDIA was keeping silence about
Anyway, the thing is that in Code Creatures Anti-Detect found out that speed of
all GeForce FX cards was "optimized" by cheating, as Code Creatures is not a
game, but a pure benchmark. E.g., FX 5900 shows 46 fps (1024x768, 32bpp), but
only 33 fps with Anti-Detect. And the newly leaked 44.90 beta doesn’t seem to
contain any optimizations, as we obtained the same fps values on the same card
at the same resolutions, as 44.03 and 44.65 versions had provided with
Anti-Detect. We’ll continue checking the situation, and it will be very good if
optimizations have really been removed from other tests as well!
DDR2: Could it be used to expedite it's own Implementation?
So what does this have to do with JEDEC and DDR2? Well I find it
ironic overclockers become so frustrated with the snail's pace of
JEDEC's approval process. Especially when you consider the 300 or so
companies who comprise JEDEC are "businesses" in every sense of the
term. Remember this, we as overclockers, are very fortunate. Although it
does cost a premium to have the fastest hardware, and cutting edge
technologies, we're fortunate there are so many companies, who cater
just to us. I think it's a fascinating time to be a 'geek'.