Sapphire was the talk of E3 with their “ Nano-Cooler” liquid metal demonstration. Aside from the fact that NanoCoolers require no moving parts to work, the relatively small packaging just continues to sweeten the deal. In the image below, the X850XT uses two fans to cool the heat exchanger, but the final product will only need one.

The heatpipes – filled with the liquid metal alloy – were warm to the touch, but not searing hot like traditional heatpipes. The final product will also use a reduced electronics package, since the bulk of the electronics featured in this shot are actually for the prototype fans.

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RD400 ( Xpress 200 Crossfire for Intel) was also on display. Most of the ATI partners had some demonstrations of RD480, but very few had RD400.

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  • Yawgm0th - Thursday, June 2, 2005 - link

    Windows has had software RAID 5 for years, too... Reply
  • ProviaFan - Thursday, June 2, 2005 - link

    Which brings to mind that I seem to recall the Server editions of Windows being able to do software RAID as well... Reply
  • bersl2 - Thursday, June 2, 2005 - link

    Um... I think some fact checking needs to be done about this statement:

    "While BSD operating systems have enjoyed Raid 5 software RAID via the OS for years, Linux and Windows have not been as fortunate."

    This old document puts RAID 5 in the kernel, in a working, if not feature-complete, form in 1997 (2.1.63).

    This more recent version of the HOWTO places an updated version of RAID at no later than Jan. 2001 (2.4.0---and that's not counting it being in any development series kernels).
  • ProviaFan - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - link

    Yeah, I wonder where all these high-res displays are that Longhorn is supposedly going to support...

    Thanks anyway for the comprehensive coverage!
  • Tarumam - Wednesday, June 1, 2005 - link

    Nice coverage. Wonder what´s wrong with the LCD guys though. Reply

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