First Phenom based CPUs on November 20, 2007...

AMD going launch the first Phenom based CPUs on November 20, 2007

Despite all the talk of delays at Phenom HQ, AMD is still adamant that the CPUs are going to be with us by the end of the year. In fact, a source from AMD has just told Custom PC that ‘we are looking at back end of November for Phenom...

Meanwhile, the guys at VR-Zone claim to have dug up the details of the chips scheduled for November. According to the site, the first CPUs to be released will be the 2.2GHz Phenom 9500, and the 2.4GHz Phenom 9600. the site says that both chips will have a TDP rating of 89W, and will have 2MB of Level 3 cache, with a further 512MB of Level 2 cache for each of their four cores.

As well as this, VR-Zone also claims that a third 2.6GHz Phenom 9700 will be released before the end of the year with a TDP of 125W. Interestingly, though, the site claims that the FX enthusiast chips won’t be out until next year. The site has scant details of the first Phenom FX-81 CPU, except that it will be clocked above 2.6GHz and will have the same amount of cache as the standard Phenom chips.

However, our source at AMD dismissed the site’s claims saying: ‘this isn’t true – it is just speculation.’ Either way, it looks as though we only have to wait until next month for the first Phenom CPUs, whatever they may be.

Although AMD will launch the first Phenom-based CPUs on November 20 this year, only quad-core versions are planned in the initial stage. However, with the quad-core CPUs only accounting for less than 10% of the whole CPU market, these first CPUs will, consequently, not add much to motherboard demand, the sources explained. Appreciable demand will only start to be seen in first quarter 2008, when dual- and tri-core versions show up in the market, the sources said.

Story behind the Phenom CPUs:

After the more or less successful launch and acceptance of its native quad core equipped line of central processing units which are aimed at the server market segment, Advanced Micro Devices hopes to make a big comeback on the desktop market with its Phenom class of processors that are aimed at competing with the latest offering from Intel.

The top of the line Phenom class of processing units from Advanced Micro Devices will not come all at once but rather dispersed over the next three quarters, allowing the manufacturing company to come up with new iterations of the said processors every few months and eventually resolve any issues or provide occasional performance boosts.

The AMD Phenom line of products will be mainly divided into the 9 and FX series and they will have to compete against the Intel 45 nanometer offerings based on the Yorkfield core. The intermediate, three cored processing units will come under the general designation of Phenom 7 series and they will be placed as a middle level alternative between the quad and the dual offerings.

The first AMD Phenoms to hit the market will be the ones from the 9700, 9600 and 9500 series that will operate at clock speeds of 2.6, 2.4 and 2.3 GHz respectively. All these Phenom class processors will be built using the 65nm fabrication process and they will come equipped with 512KB of L2 cache memory per core as well as a big 2MB of L3 shared cache memory that will be used by all four processing cores. These processors will be based on the Agena core, just like the Phenom FX series that will arrive early next year.

The FX series will become the top of the line AMD processor offering and the very first processor from this line will be the FX-82 which will be clocked at 2.6GHz, just like the 9700 model. Several months later it is expected that AMD will launch two new processors, one from the 9000 series and one from the FX line, both clocked at 2.8GHz and with very alike features.

As AMD currently has no plans for a 3.0GHz or faster processing unit it looks like Intel keeps its performance crown for now, but most probably AMD will continue to offer the best price, performance ratio on the market, gaining more ground on the value market segment. According to the news site tcmagazine, the thermal envelope of the new AMD processors will start at 89 watts for the 9500 and 9600 series and will climb at 125 watts for the 9700 series, while the information concerning the TDP ratings of the FX family are not yet known.

AMD has decided to come up with a new name for the upcoming high-end Agena-based CPUs. Thus, the next-generation K10-derived "Stars" family will
include single, dual and quad-core processors, which will be commercialized under three different brand names: Phenom (high-end), Athlon 64 (mainstream) and Sempron (entry level).

An official chart presents the AMD Phenom FX CPU as AMD's quad core flagship for the soon-to be-released series. The Agena-based Phenom FX is scheduled to be clocked in the 2.4-2.6 GHz speed range. Immediately following are two 2.2-2.4 GHz versions. One of them is supposed to be designed for AMD's Socket 1207 (the Quad FX platform) just as the 2.4-2.6 GHz model and the other will work on the current AM2 sockets. All three Phenom FX CPUs have 4X512 KB for L2 cache and 2 MB for L3 cache.

Further going down the official chart and still sticking with the high-end CPUs, we discover the Phenom X4 processors. These are Agena-based as well and AMD offers 2.2 GHz and 2.4 GHz versions. L2 and L3 caches remain unchanged from the FX models, but the two X4 CPUs have different HyperTransport 3.0 speeds: the 2.4 GHz features a 3.6 GHz HT 3.0 speed while the 2.2 GHz model features a 3.2 GHz HT 3.0 speed.

The availability of Phenom FX and X4 CPUs is set to debut in Q3 2007.

Up next, we find the Phenom X2 CPUs based on the "Kuma" microarchitecture. AMD schedules three versions for Q4 2007, with 2.8 GHz, 2.6 GHz and 2.4 GHz clock speeds, respectively. At the top of this segment there is the AMD Phenom X2 2.8 GHz model, which comes at a staggering the HT 3.0 bus clock of 4.2 GHz. The other two models have 3.8 GHz and 3.6 GHz HT 3.0 clock speeds. Being dual core processors, all three models feature a 2x512KB L2 cache and 2MB L3 cache configuration.

The Athlon 64 X2 denomination will still appear among AMD's future value models based on the "Rana" architecture. AMD schedules a single "Rana" model clocked at 2.2 GHz for Q1 2008. Unfortunately, all future Athlons won't integrate any L3 cache.

Finally, the entry level Sempron CPUs live on through the single core "Spica"-based models, scheduled for Q1 2008. AMD will release two Sempron versions clocked 2.4 and 2.2 GHz, which will feature only 512 KB of L2 cache. These models will be available for the AM2 socket.

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Acoustimass® 16 Series II Speaker System

Acoustimass® 16 Series II Home Entertainment Speaker System

Enjoy big, room-filling sound — without crowding your room with bulky speakers. This compact, décor-friendly system from Bose delivers natural-sounding music and high-impact home theater effects. Its six tiny speakers and slender Acoustimass® bass module envelop you in rich, wraparound surround sound. Bose's innovative approach is the key...

The five small dual-cube satellites feature Bose's patented swiveling design. You can adjust each speaker's cubes to get the perfect mix of direct and reflecting sound. The low-profile center channel speaker fits easily on top of your television, or you can wall-mount it below a flat-panel TV. This system's sleek, powered Acoustimass® bass module boasts three 5-1/4" woofers and easily tucks away behind a table or couch. Color-coded cables make setup exceptionally quick and easy. And Bose's solid build quality and electronic protection circuitry ensure that this system will fill your room with great sound for years to come.

What is Acoustimass speaker technology and 6.1 surround sound?

Standard surround sound provides five channels for surround effects. But with 6.1-channel surround sound, the Acoustimass 16 Series II speaker system increases the impact of home theater listening with a rear center speaker for even greater drama and realism.

This heightened experience in music and motion picture listening is the result of a newly engineered powered Acoustimass module. This innovative module uses proprietary Bose technology to bring depth to the rumble of a passing train, or the resonance of a baritone's voice. The module can be hidden nearly anywhere in the room. You enjoy rich, colorful sound that appears to come only from the small speaker arrays.

Imagine your favorite movie with Bose 6.1 surround sound. Footsteps click on the sidewalk behind you. A flute plays to your left. Voices, front and center. The new horizontal center–channel speaker arrays keeps dialogue focused on the screen and visually complements flat-panel TVs. The Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays envelop you with surround sound effects. Just 6 inches tall, these arrays deliver high and midrange frequencies so you enjoy crisp, clear reproduction of movies and music.

And even though you're enveloped by 6.1-channel surround sound, your room isn't overwhelmed with equipment. The small Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays can attach to your walls or sit stylishly on an end table with our accessory speaker mounting options.

General Features:

6.1-channel surround sound
This system takes five-speaker solutions a step further by including a rear surround speaker for even more realistic, cinema-like experience. Enjoy dramatic special effects from six Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays and the hideaway powered Acoustimass® module that can blend effortlessly into your décor.

Center surround cube speaker array

This sixth-channel, rear speaker array covers a broad soundstage with full, rich spacious performance. You enjoy more enveloping surround performance from your 6.1 surround sound receiver.

Horizontal center-channel speaker array
Designed to visually complement flat-panel TV screens while delivering natural-sounding dialogue and vocals.

Powered Acoustimass® module

Hear the full, rich sound that adds drama to music and movies. Downward-firing drivers and proprietary technology deliver the lowest audible notes and effects with clarity and balance.

Acoustimass® speaker technology
Experience powerful, rich, low-frequency effects. Place the module almost anywhere in your room and all the sound appears to come from the cube speakers.

Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays

Legendary Bose technology that blends reflected and direct sound to recreate much of a live concert's natural spaciousness. Experience stereo sound almost anywhere in the room, not just in one small "sweet spot."

Direct/Reflecting® speaker technology
Experience lifelike spaciousness from a natural balance of reflected and direct sound—similar to a live performance.

Energy Star rated
This Bose® Acoustimass® speaker system meets Energy Star standards.

Automatic protection circuitry
Circuitry protects drivers from being overdriven and provides increased reliability without interfering with the listening experience.

Hands on Research: Details

Virtually Invisible Speaker System Design: The Virtually Invisible speaker system design gives you expansive sound without dominating your décor. The Acoustimass module delivers deep, powerful bass without audible port noise, so it can be hidden almost anywhere in the listening area. The music and sound effects seem to come from the tiny cube speaker arrays.

Powered Acoustimass Module: The Acoustimass module uses a proprietary enclosure and patented technologies to produce deep, rich bass with clarity and balance.

Direct/Reflecting Speaker Technology: The Direct/Reflecting speaker technology helps the compact cube speaker arrays deliver more open, spacious sound throughout the listening area. You hear enhanced surround sound and exceptionally lifelike stereo with a larger soundstage.

Horizontal center channel speaker: Designed to visually complement flat-panel TV screens while delivering natural-sounding dialogue and vocals.

Integrated Signal Processing: The Bose patented integrated signal processing compensates for the human ear's reduced sensitivity to bass at low volumes. You hear the proper balance of deep bass, even at very low, late-night listening levels and dialogue continues to sound natural.

Automatic System Protection Circuitry: When played at high volume, this system's automatic protection circuitry activates to prevent damage to the system from electrical stress or overload. When this happens you may notice a slight decrease in volume, which is normal.

Drivers: The powered Acoustimass module uses three 5-1/4" high-excursion paper cone woofers, each with a foam surround. Each of the five cube speaker arrays features dual 2-1/2" wide-range Twiddlers. The top and bottom sections of the cube speaker arrays can be rotated to create room-filling sound patterns. The horizontal center speaker uses the same dual 2-1/2" wide-range Twiddlers as the cube arrays.

Speaker Mounting: Each cube speaker array and the center channel speaker has a rear-mounted 5mm female threaded insert. The threaded inserts allow you to mount the speaker arrays using optional stands or wall-mount brackets.


Right Side of Acoustimass Module:

  • LFE: increases or decreases the relative level of low-frequency effects on movie soundtracks
  • Bass: increases or decreases the bass level of the Acoustimass module
Inputs and Outputs

Bottom of Acoustimass Module:
  • Audio Input: 15-pin male jack for use with supplied system input cable, the other end of the system input cable has tinned wire that connects to the left front, right front, center, left rear, right rear, and center rear speaker outputs and a mono male RCA plug that connects to the subwoofer output of the A/V receiver or amplifier
  • Audio Output: 6 RCA jacks (Left Front, Right Front, Center, Left Rear, Right Rear, and Center Rear); using the supplied speaker cables, these jacks connect to the cube speaker arrays
  • Power: jack for use with supplied AC power cord
Connectivity: The AM16 is compatible with A/V receivers and amplifiers rated from 10 to 200 watts per channel and 4 to 8 ohms

Warranty Note
Warranty Note: The drivers have a 5-year parts and labor warranty, the electronics have a 1-year parts and labor warranty.

Technical Specifications :
  • includes 5 dual-cube speakers, 1 center channel speaker, and 1 powered Acoustimass® bass module
  • recommended power 10-200 watts with receivers rated from 4 to 8 ohms
  • dual-cube speakers
  • swiveling Direct/Reflecting® design
  • video-shielded
  • two 2-1/2" drivers
  • 3-1/16"W x 6-1/4"H x 4-1/16"D
  • center speaker
  • low-profile design
  • video-shielded
  • two 2-1/2" drivers
  • 6"W x 3-1/16"H x 4-1/16"D
  • Acoustimass® bass module
  • three 5-1/4" woofers
  • 8-5/16"W x 16-3/8"H x 29-1/4"D
  • color-coded cables
  • spring-clip speaker wire connectors
  • warranty: 5 years speakers, 1 year amp
  • Total shipping weight 75 lbs (34 kg)
Price: $1,299.00

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Bose Acoustimass® 15 Speaker System

Experience Ground-Shaking Bass With a Top-Notch Bose® Speaker System!

Bose® Acoustimass® 15 Home Theater Speaker System brings the emotions of music and film to your living room with remarkable depth and clarity….


  • Powered subwoofer module outputs clear, rich bass all the time, even at low or high volumes
  • Cube speaker arrays fill your room with lifelike, multi-channel sound
  • Magnetically shielded speakers won't distort your TV picture quality
The Bose Acoustimass® 15 speaker system brings the emotions of music and film to your living room with remarkable depth and clarity. Innovative BOSE® technology and design lets you enjoy our best-performing 5.1-channel speaker system with your surround sound components, without the bulk of traditional speakers. The Bose Acoustimass® 15 speaker system is also upgradeable for 6.1-channel receivers.

Enhanced performance from the technology in Bose Acoustimass® speakers, the foundation of this system is our newly engineered powered Bose Acoustimass® module. The Bose bass module delivers low notes without the audible distortion that can divulge the source of the low tones. Place the module almost anywhere in the room - even behind a couch-and the rumble of crashing surf appears to come from the cube speakers.

As the film unfolds on your screen, you hear the swell of violins and the energy of a busy city street. Five Direct Reflecting® cube speaker arrays - each only 15.7cm tall - produce these 5.1 channels of surround sound effects with vivid character that belies their small dimensions. The speaker arrays focus on the high and midrange tones, so you experience natural, clear music and dialogue.

The elements of this speaker system are engineered for space efficiency, so they don't intrude on your décor. The largest part of the system - the Bose Acoustimass® module - tucks neatly behind a couch or a curtain. The small cube speaker arrays mount tastefully on your walls, or can be attractively displayed on speaker stands available as accessories.

With the Bose Acoustimass base module experience powerful, rich, low-frequency effects without audible distortion. Place the module almost anywhere in your room and all the sound appears to come from the cube speakers. Automatic protection circuitry protects drivers from being overdriven and provides increased reliability without interfering with the listening experience. Hear the full, rich sound that adds drama to music and films. Three Downward-firing drivers and proprietary technology deliver the lowest audible notes and effects with clarity and balance.

Experience rich sound almost anywhere in the room, not just in one small "sweet spot" with this proprietary BOSE® technology. The cube speaker arrays blend reflected and direct sound to re-create much of a live concert's natural spaciousness. Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays, legendary Bose® technology that blends reflected and direct sound to recreate much of a live concert's natural spaciousness.

From the roar of a runaway train to the sweet song of a cello, bass creates much of the excitement you expect from a high-performance system. The top-of-the-line Bose Acoustimass® 15 home theater speaker system offers the small size and big sound that you expect from Bose, but adds a powered Acoustimass module that gives you the right amount of bass, all the time. During movies, you'll feel bass effects that bring you to the edge of your seat. Switch to music and the sound remains full and natural. Crank up the volume until your walls shake, or lower it to a whisper. You'll find these speakers consistently offer powerful sound with lifelike realism.

With the Acoustimass 15 home theater speaker system, the only thing you'll notice are tiny cube speakers arrays — until you hear the sound. These Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays can be swiveled, so you can simultaneously reflect sound off walls and project it into a room. Each cube speaker array is acoustically compatible, so you experience lifelike, multi-channel sound effects without lots of fine-tuning.

The other part of the speaker system, the powered Acoustimass module, is engineered to be hidden out of sight. Inside the module, dedicated Bose amplification for the bass supplements the power of your surround sound receiver. The result is louder, more powerful bass — for an experience with greater impact. When you raise or lower the volume, Bose integrated signal processing automatically adjusts the bass for lifelike realism — letting you enjoy all the performance at all volume levels. And Bose multi-channel bass extraction and summation re-creates deep bass for all channels — including the center and surround channels. You enjoy a roomful of high-performance sound, with exceptional bass, without the usual room full of giant speakers.

The Bose® technologies inside these speakers automatically work with surround sound receivers rated up to 200 watts per channel, making setup simple. And the convenience doesn't end there — they arrive in one box with a quick setup guide.

Upgrade when you're ready, the Bose Acoustimass® 15 speaker system is also designed to increase its capabilities as you upgrade your equipment. A 6.1 upgrade speaker kit allows you to enjoy 6.1-channel surround sound with a compatible receiver, so the Bose Acoustimass® 15 speaker system can advance with you to the next generation of home cinema equipment.

  • Three Downward-firing drivers and proprietary technology deliver the lowest audible notes and effects with clarity and balance.
  • Place the module almost anywhere in your room and all the sound appears to come from the cube speakers.
  • Designed to work with your 5.1 channel components (upgradeable to 6.1-channel surround sound)
  • Automatic protection circuitry protects drivers from being overdriven
  • Newly engineered powered Acoustimass® module
  • Five Direct/Reflecting® cube speaker arrays
  • Silver systems are supplied with a Black Bass Module; Bass Modules are not available in Silver
Bose® Acoustimass® 15 Speaker System Specifications:
Connectivity: Wired
System: 5.1 Speakers
Max Amplifier Power: 1000 Watt
Cube speakers: 6¼" (H) x 3" (W) x 4" (D)
Acoustimass module: 14" (H) x 23-3/8" (W) x 7½" (D)
Weight: 53 lbs. in shipping carton
Price: ~1,149.99$

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The Xbox 360 Arcade Box

The Xbox 360 Arcade New Console
October 23 the releasing date of the Xbox 360 Arcade New Console says the Product listings on and the Toys 'R' Us Web sites indicate that the Xbox 360 Core system is set to be replaced by a new console that focuses on its arcade game capabilities. If earlier reports provided are correct, the console will come in a darker gray finish (being called a "standard finish") and include a 256MB memory card. An HDMI port will be added, and the device will include one wireless controller, although no headset....

Central to the new SKU is the inclusion of five arcade games, two of which are expected to be UNO and Pac-Man. No other details were immediately available, and Microsoft had yet to publicly confirm the new model's existence as of press time...

New entry-level Xbox 360 model imminent?

Now that the long-rumored "bargain" PS3 now a reality (in Europe, anyway), how will Microsoft respond? Over the past few months, the company has refreshed the bulk of the 360 line: the $450 Elite debuted in April with a large 120GB hard drive, HDMI port, and (finally!) black color scheme; the Pro (a.k.a. "Premium") 20GB model got a $50 price cut and HDMI upgrade; and there's even a limited-run $400 Halo Edition (basically, the Pro with a military camo paint job) for $400. But what of the lowly Xbox 360 Core System? The price on that model was dropped to $280 in August, but the hard-to-recommend system (it lacks the wireless controller, headset, hard drive, and HDMI output found on all the models listed above) appeared to be on the fast track to "end-of-life" status.

Or perhaps it was all just a clever ruse to clear the path for yet another Xbox. Recent weeks have seen a flurry of rumors that the Core is about to be replaced by something called the Xbox 360 Arcade. For the same $280 price tag, the Arcade bundle will include a wireless controller, HDMI output, and a 256MB memory card preloaded with five Xbox Live Arcade titles (thus the new name). Unlike a lot of online rumors, this one is basically dead on. De facto confirmation came from Amazon and Toys R Us, each of which prematurely listed (and since removed) the product on its respective Web site. The facts also dovetail with insider chatter we've been hearing for several weeks: the Arcade is definitely a real product. The release date remains fluid, but October 23 seems to be the consensus.

The inclusion of the wireless controller, HDMI output, and especially the memory card (needed for saving games and engaging in most online activity) puts the Arcade bundle into the realm of consideration where the Core System never ventured. But we're still gonna have to give thumbs down on this one. In the end, the $70 extra you're paying to get the 20GB hard drive on the Pro model is money well spent. You're going to want that hard drive sooner rather than later, so you might as well get it with the console itself--and since the add-on version retails for around $100, you'll actually be saving money in the long run by splurging on the $350 Pro. Still, at just $30 more than the Nintendo Wii, the Xbox 360 Arcade is likely to entice a lot of budget-conscious gamers, even if they're goal is to do little more than play Halo 3 or the latest Madden in high-def.

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Samsung Gleam™ (U700) Multimedia Phone

Samsung Gleam™ (U700) Multimedia Phone
Enjoy the features of this multimedia phone that allows for downloading and viewing your favorite videos, music and ringtones. Gleam™ also supports a built-in camera,stereo headset, handsfree and more. Feel the freedom of being entertained wherever you go.

Built-In Camera and Camcorder: Use the phone’s built-in camera to take digital still pictures with 2.0 megapixel resolution. Or use the camcorder to capture life’s more active moments. Night Shot helps capture the picture in low light.

Living Wallpaper: Dynamic new wallpaper options that change with the time of day. You get to choose either a city or a country view.

Bluetooth™ wireless technology: Gleam™ supports the following profiles: mono headset, stereo headset, handsfree, serial port, dial-up networking, object push for vCard only, phonebook access, basic image (for pictures only) and basic print (for pictures only).

Samsung Gleam™ (U700) Specs View Specs:
The Gleam's exterior is a glossy metallic bronze and black and houses a sleek silver keypad. The new living wallpaper capability allows Verizon Wireless customers to easily see the phone's status with either a city or country view that changes with the time of day. The Gleam's other features include:

- VCAST Music - download songs over-the-air or transfer your own compatible music collection onto removable microSD memory cards
- VCAST Video - download or stream video clips from the best names in news, sports, entertainment and more
- Get It Now-capable - download games, Ringtones, wallpapers, location based services and more
- Mobile Web 2.0-capable - customizable, enhanced wireless access to the latest in news, sports, weather and more
- Instant Messaging using AIM, MSN, Yahoo!
- Text, picture and video messaging

- Bluetooth wireless technology for certain profiles (including Object Push Profile for vCard, as well as headset, hands-free, serial port and certain dial-up networking profiles, phonebook access, Bluetooth stereo support for music, basic image for sending/printing non-protected images to a compatible device, and basic print profile)
- Up to 4 GB of expandable memory with microSD memory card slot
- 240 x 320 px, 262K-color TFT internal display and 96 x 96 px, 65K-color TFT external display
- Dimensions: 3.88" x 1.91" x 0.55"; 3.35 ounces with standard battery
- Bilingual user interface: English and Spanish
- TTY/TTD-capable
- Personal organizer with Calendar, Calculator, Notepad, Currency Converter, Alarm Clock, World Time and Stop Watch

The Gleam™ will be initially available for $149.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Samsung Gleam™ (U700) Features

* Integrated 2.0-megapixel resolution camera with Night Shot to help capture the picture in low light, and camcorder to capture life's more active moments

* VCAST Video service to download and view video on this multimedia capable phone, and VCAST Music capable to download and play music, ringtones and more

* Dynamic new living wallpaper options that changes with the time of day

* Supports the following Bluetooth profiles fore handsfree functionality: mono headset, stereo headset, handsfree, serial port, dial-up networking, object push for vCard only, phonebook access, basic image (for pictures only) and basic print (for pictures only)

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