Wednesday, June 4th 2008

Computex 2008: Sapphire

Sapphire also has a suite at the Hyatt hotel. They are showing off the usual ATI graphic cards. You will not see any upcoming models at their suite, as these cards have not yet officially been released. Instead the company is showing off two new areas of business. The first are power supplies. These will be aimed at the mainstream and can handle 625W. The 14 cm fan has either red or white LEDs and the PSU is FireMV and FireGL certified. The second new offering are displays. The first is a 3D capable monitor. which simply has two layers to create the effect with the help of specific "sunglasses". The unit on is 22 inches large, can be used with both ATI and NVIDIA cards and will cost around 600 US Dollars. Another 56 inch display with a massive resolution, intended for industrial and medical applications can also be viewed. It features "quad HD" resolution and will sell in a bundle with FireGL cards.

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18 Comments on Computex 2008: Sapphire

#1
farlex85
22in screen for $600? :confused: Is the res 1920x1080 or something?
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#2
Silverel
Nah, it's 3d enabled. Essentially there's 2 layers of screen which work together to display the proper blend of images, when combined with glasses, for 3d imaging. Should work with loads of class-A games in the coming years. I'd expect them to be double the price of any similar sized monitor, so the 600$ isn't that bad of a deal for being brand new.
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farlex85
Oh, I completely neglected to read that sentence. :shadedshu That's cool I guess. Seems like kind of a gimmick, but maybe not.
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#4
calvary1980
Dark go to Asus Tent I want to see the new Xonar Card and Rampage board!

- Christine
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HTC
calvary1980 said:
Dark go to Asus Tent I want to see the new Xonar Card and Rampage board!

- Christine
You mean This?


Asus Xonar HDAV

Or this?


Asus Xonar D1 (PCI version of PCIex1 Xonar DX)
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#6
calvary1980
no, the new Xonar HDAV 1.3, supposed to have Dual HDMI :)

- Christine
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HTC
calvary1980 said:
no, the new Xonar HDV 1.3

- Christine
Isn't that the one of the 1st pic?
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calvary1980 said:
n/m I found it in google. http://www.silentpcreview.com/article841-page2.html scroll to bottom.

I hope there is an Asus Bit coming soon though! I also want to know what this big nVidia secret was.

- Christine
Ah: OK. That doesn't have dual HDMI, though!

But enough OT: Mr. Moderator may not like it ... and we can debate this further in the "Computex 2008: Asus" thread ...
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#10
Urlyin
Senior Moderator
thanks for the updates Dark :toast:
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#11
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
farlex85 said:
Oh, I completely neglected to read that sentence. :shadedshu That's cool I guess. Seems like kind of a gimmick, but maybe not.
It works very well, well the 3d monitors that I have seen do.

I would like to see one work with Sli or CF.
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#12
kylew
HTC said:
Isn't that the one of the 1st pic?
It is actually the one in the first pic. Bit Tech's got some pre computex info and photos of the card, which does have dual HDMIs. Link You can also see the HDMI cable plugged in, and the second HDMI Port on this higher res one link :)

OT: I'm really liking the idea of that "quad HD" screen. I can't wait until they move up in res as I'm not buying a 30" screen untill it's higher than 2560x1600. Roll on 3840x2400 res screens :eek: :cool:!
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#13
lemonadesoda
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"Freaking awesome, man!" (sic).

Now I can really make my Excel spreadsheets complicated!

Seriously: its a bit big. I would rather a QUAD HD TFT to be 30", and just make the pixel density higher. I'm still waiting for a TFT about the same size as A4 (letter) that can actually display a PDF and BE READABLE without zoom.
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#14
jbunch07


i want that thing sooo bad!
seriously this has got to be the nicest monitor ive seen in a while!
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#15
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
their 56" is probably 15000 USD whereas a TV would be like 1/4 of that :D

Nice updates. Interesting to see how their PSUs will work. Seems like everyone is jumping on that bandwagon.
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#17
CDdude55
Crazy 4 TPU!!!
Man those PSU's look spiffy:).
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#18
Darksaber
W1zzard's Sidekick
Thanks for the feedback guys. Asus has its own area, which is not in one of the big halls. I will see if I have some time do drop by their place. It is usually extremely busy, which makes taking pictures very difficult and also getting a marketing person to help us out with things.

I have quite a bit more to post ;) but Computex is going for another 2 days ^^.

cheers
DS
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