Our last day at Computex revolved around covering loose ends, like memory, other chipsets, and the growing tide of ATI Crossfire boards. We arranged several meetings to put into perspective the show hits and the directions of a few companies that have been much in the news (and rumors) of recent months.

We apologize for the delays in this final coverage, but all five staff members who went to Taiwan with AnandTech brought home an unexpected present - the flu. Even Anand didn't escape the virus - he was first in Taiwan, caught it first, and was the first to recover. A fever and aching all over is no fun at all, particularly when it is 90 degrees outside. Everyone seems to be recovering, so we thought that you might enjoy our final farewell to Computex 2005 and a look at some directions that the show has charted for the next computer year.



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  • nserra - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - link

    Any one know what speed FX57 will work?
    Acording to my mobo web site is 2.6Ghz, anyone?

  • nserra - Tuesday, June 14, 2005 - link

    I agree with #17 i want some Uli board review.

    I have been installing Asrock K8 Combo-Z, K8Upgrade-1689 or 939A8X-M and all look good.
  • Houdani - Monday, June 13, 2005 - link

    I'm all in favor of moving away from the legacy ports, but is this a new trend to put radiators and shrouds where the parallel/serial ports used to reside?

    BTW, what IS with that yellow shroud on the Elitegroup board?
  • kmmatney - Sunday, June 12, 2005 - link

    So when are we going to get a review of a ULi based motherboard? Anandtech has hinted at good things... Reply
  • flatblastard - Sunday, June 12, 2005 - link

    #9 xsilver

    Yeah, that new external uGuru looks like a cheap Atomic clock. I saw one just like it at Walgreens the other day, lol.
  • cwroten - Sunday, June 12, 2005 - link

    I have been told by Jetway as of June 8 2005 that the A210GDAG-Pro motherboard will not be available in the USA. The A210GDMS-Pro (uAtx version) is available thru Newegg.
  • plewis00 - Saturday, June 11, 2005 - link

    Hasn't it been proven heatspreaders are usually a waste of time anyway? Isn't the best way to cool these things, good airflow. When I say usually I mean on your mid-high end DDR400 DIMMs, not on the ultra-fast 3.6V stuff. Reply
  • JNo - Saturday, June 11, 2005 - link

    Guys, that diamond was a good heat conductor was news to me but that carbon fibre should be is very surprising. "Carbon" as a conductor per se does not mean anything because the particular allotrope will determine physical and other properties. The fibres are made of graphite sheets which are very *poor* conductors of heat (I remember holding graphite in blue bunsen flames and feeling nothing). I presume Geil knows what it is doing but am nevertheless surprised that carbon fibre should not insulate (maybe it dissipates heat very effectively though?). Reply
  • sprockkets - Saturday, June 11, 2005 - link

    Anyone have any experience with Jetway? Their uATX Radeon Express board has Azalia whatever sound with 32MB on board memory with 4 dimms for a 939 socket athlon and a reliable ULi southbridge instead of the buggy ATI ones. Not bad for $95. No gbe though, but big deal. Reply
  • Avalon - Saturday, June 11, 2005 - link

    I wonder if that little net box 500mhz 1 watt machine is running an AMD Geode. Reply

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