Computex 2011 Show Coverage - Part 7

AzureWave & Galaxy Booths

AzureWave's Booth

AzureWave, a subsidiary of ASUS, deals with wireless and networking equipment. What's interesting this year is their cooperation with Welocity to roll out the industry's first wireless gigabit standard - WiGig.

And here she is - the world's first WiGig PCIe device. Its maximum transmission throughput is up to 7Gbps! Looking like any other wireless solution in appearances, this extremely high transmission rate is possible thanks to the new 60GHz operational spectrum in addition to simultaneously working on the 2.4GHz and the 5GHz bands. Tri-band Wi-Fi anyone? We surely like the sound of that and probably saying good riddance to wired networking for the masses.

Here's more details on this WiGig device.


Galaxy's Booth

Here's an interesting proposition - the world's first HQV enabled graphics card. The Galaxy GeForce GTX 550 Ti HQV is probably just the right mix for an enthusiast looking for the ultimate HTPC card or one who needs a no compromise video playback quality. It even has a HDMI input to route other external video sources via the graphics card to be processed by the HQV chip and then output it out again.

Galaxy has also designed a software interface to allow picture quality fine tuning for the advanced users.

A standard GeForce graphics card can only support two monitor outputs. However, the Galaxy GeForce GTX 560 Ti MDT X5 supports up to 5 displays. It does this by integrating an IDT VMM1400 multiplier chip for a pure hardware solution to drive four more displays via HDMI in addition to the fifth driven by the GPU directly. The four monitors driven by the IDT chip support a max resolution of 1440 x 900 in quad-monitor mode, or 1680 x 1050 in tri-monitor mode. Note that the extra sized card is due to an added daughterboard of this added functionality.

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