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Leadtek has some News of the Screws

Computex 2005
Wed Jun 08 2005, 07:12
LEADTEK WAS NOT WITHOUT goodies at Computex once again. It had three things worth writing about: dual 6600s on a card, a monster Quadro board, and video display glasses.

But first bit the gamer toy, the PX6600GT Extreme card. This is the third rev of the dual GPUs on one card card, and it looks to be the best one out there. It has twin 6600GT GPUs each with 128MB of ram running at 550MHz core, 1120MHz RAM vs 500/1000 for the stock parts. Most others downclock a bit.

Leadtek PX6600GT Extreme dual GPU card

While the pictures don't show it, part of the elegance of this card is the back plate. There is a large metal slab on the back to distribute heat - not a heatsink though - and it is held on with high quality fasteners. The fasteners are the spring loaded screw type, and self tensioning. This should mean good contacts between the chip and the heatsink for the life of the card.

Next up is the QuadroFX 4000 SDI card. This is a huge two level video card meant for high end design work. It has a two part PCB, length matched internal video cables, and high quality connectors. It is aimed at those who take their work seriously, and probably costs more than my Segway car.


Last up is a set of eyeglasses with monitors built in. The Xeye head mounted display has a QVGA rez, 432*240, which isn't enough for Photoshop, but it is more than adequate for TV or a lot of gaming. They worked well enough, it was sparkly at first, but when I got them adjusted after about 30 seconds of trying, I got a pretty decent picture. They should sell for about $400. µ


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