The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part1)
It would seem that in common between a mobile phone, a GPS navigator, a digital camera and a modern voice recorder. The first thought that comes is that these are…

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The victory of the losers, or the story of the creation of FLASH memory (part1)
It would seem that in common between a mobile phone, a GPS navigator, a digital camera and a modern voice recorder. The first thought that comes is that these are…

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New from Japan
The article was written by a former employee of the EPOS company Sergey Tkachenko. Currently, Sergey is studying and working in Japan, he is a graduate student at Chubu Daigaku…

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Comparison of motherboards supporting the new memory standard PC2100 (DDR266)

AMD processors have long gained popularity among computer users due to their high performance at low cost. Therefore, it is understandable that new motherboards for AMD processors will appear on the market with support for the 133 MHz system bus frequency (the equivalent frequency is 266 MHz) and with DDR SDRAM PC2100 memory support. So far, only the AMD-760 chipset provides this capability. Continue reading

GeForce2 MX 200 and GeForce2 MX 400 – new chips from Nvidia

A year later, Nvidia announced its new GeForce2 MX graphics chip, which gained wide popularity due to its excellent price / performance ratio. Even today, graphics cards based on this chip are quite modern. However, in 2000, the GeForce2 MX had several serious competitors.

First of all, it is ATI Radeon SDR, which, thanks to the new HyperZ technology, which optimizes work with graphic memory, outperforms the GeForce2 MX in 32-bit color mode. Continue reading

GeForce2 MX 400 and GeForce2 MX comparison
We can say with sufficient degree of certainty that the performance of a card on a GeForce2 MX 400 equipped with the slowest memory at a frequency of 166 MHz…

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Cold shower for a hot friend
So, we have established that the task of cooling the processor should be solved regardless of how the other elements are cooled. And the ways to solve it have long…

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New process technology
In the very near future, a transition to a 0.13-micron process is expected. This transition has long been promised by leading processor manufacturers, but for various reasons, its implementation has…

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Transistor Evolution and Processor Revolution
The microprocessor manufacturing process is inextricably linked with the evolution and continuous improvement of the transistor. The transistor, invented in 1948 in the laboratories of Bell Corporation, made it possible…

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