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CeBit Coverage Day Four
Update for Arctic Cooling
Yesterday I walked past the Arctic Cooling booth again, where there were a few new coolers on display that hadn’t been there when I covered Arctic Cooling on Tuesday. The Freezer Xtreme will be AC’s high-performance cooler, equipped with eight heatpipes and 226 aluminum fins, which have relatively small gaps in between, making this cooler somewhat compact. The necessary airflow will be provided by a 120mm PWM fan sandwiched in between the two cooling towers.
Another new thing Arctic Cooling had on display were the Accelero Xtreme coolers, which have been highly anticipated by enthusiasts already. There will be two versions, one for the ATI 2900 series and one for the NVIDIA 8800 series (G80 for now). These coolers have three ultra quiet 80mm PWM fans on them and make use of five heatpipes.
Update for Mushkin
Yesterday I was unable to speak to these guys as there was too big of a crowd in front of the booth, but today I managed to fight my way through. As already posted in OCC’s webnews, Mushkin showed a new set of XP3 modules here at the CeBit, which feature an all new heatspreader that will be extended to the HP3 and possibly the EM3 series as well. This heatspreader uses an extremely thin, but wide heatpipe to dissipate the heat.
Update for MSI
MSI’s booth was totally filled on Tuesday as the company had just started some sort of show to promote one of its new products, but as I didn’t have much time, I didn’t spend that much time at the company’s booth. Turns out that I missed quite a bit of what MSI had on display, so I need to fill you guys in on that. MSI had a series of Gamer Notebooks called the GX series, most of which were using NVIDIA 8600M GTs and Intel dual core processors. Each of the laptops has HDMI and eSATA ports and will be delivered with some exclusive gamer accessories. The Extreme Edition has a nice flame-like design as well.
Further around the corner, MSI showed off its video cards, including a 9800GX2. It has posted the NVIDIA NDA date below the card (March 18, 2008), which I thought was weird, showing a card that is still under NDA but then being that blunt about it. Apart from that, there was an 8800GT with a Zalman VF1050 cooler and another one with a cooler that looks very much like the one from a 7900GTX/GTO. It also has a reference cooled 8800GTS, HD3870 and HD3870X2 up there.
A totally new thing from MSI is StarMemory. The company had some DDR2 667/800 on display with 5-5-5 timing, which is a standard JEDEC specification. It also had some neatly designed webcams up there, one having the shape of a racing helmet and the other in the shape of a golf ball.