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Newsletter 2-3-2008


To start out this newsletter with some happy news, lets revisit the Supermicro 1U´s. For a while now, the trusty Panasonic floppy drive has been extinct, and we´ve had no way of installing a floppy drive. Finally, we have a fix! We have access to a TEAC branded floppy drive that fits the Supermicro 1U (all models). It´s not cheap, as far as floppy drives go, but now you can once again quote out these old school technological wonders. It also has been added to TV and MAS.

An updated note about video cards - as mentioned yesterday the GTX 280 is still gone forever. The GTX 260, however, is still alive and well as I had to buy some today. The downside is that the price is rising, and rising fast. The performance per dollar ratio isn´t so hot anymore, but you may still quote it if you must. In other video card news, there is a special type of Quadro we can get known as the QuadroCX. This card is a measly $xxxx, but it is extremely powerful. It is designed with Adobe professionals in mind, so if you have a customer who mentions Adobe CS4, Photoshop, Flash, Creative Suite 4, Fireworks, or things like that - this is the card for you. It really is a match made in heaven, as this card was made for this software. Until the end of March, it also comes bundled with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 for absolutely free (around a $xxx value). This promo should make it an easy sell, at least if you have a graphics professional on the phone. And no, it won´t play games well.

In other news, we have a nifty little gadget known as the “NVIDIA Stereoscopic 3D Glasses”. What is it really? Remember those 3D glasses with the blue and red lenses you wore back in the day to see “3D” movies? Yeah, it´s like those but a bazillion times improved. These plug into a USB port, and let you play just about any video game in 3D mode. The “how it works” bit is a beyond the scope of this newsletter, but trust me - it works. There is a catch however! To get the whole 3D magic to work, you must have a very special display. What does special usually mean? Expensive. There is a single solitary Samsung 22” monitor in the US that is certified to work. What makes it so great? The refresh rate is 120Hz. In theory any 120Hz display would work, but I wouldn´t bet a quote/RMA on it. We should be getting some free press from nVidia, just as soon as I can get this SKU´d up (which is very soon). If you have anyone calling and asking about this, or wish to offer it people, I´d be happy to conference in and help you out.

Blu-ray. Pretty neat huh? Pricing on these drives have been tanking, and we can almost get one for less than $xxx. The readers (or BD-ROMs) are around $xxx now, and the burners (BD-RWs) are around $xxx. Both can read/burn DVD´s and CD´s as well. Remember the HD-DVD´s that lost to Blu-Ray? All our Blu-Ray drives can read HD-DVD as well, which is great for those customers unlucky enough to buy into the losing side during the format war.

Lastly, our trusty Core i7 motherboard is undergoing revision. The Asus P6T Deluxe is now the Asus P6T Deluxe V2. What´s new about version 2? Its supposedly more stable, which is always good, and SAS support is being deleted. The downside is that every single one of our i7 based Tiger SKUs use this board and of course mention the SAS capability. I will do my best to sneakily have this removed, and there will additional i7 based SKUs rolling out in the near future. Another thing of note, it seems that our current i7 platform does not play well with SLI for whatever reason. I believe it has something to do with the chipset, but that is for another article. In the interim, I strongly suggest staying away from dual Nvidia cards for the time being. If you need something powerful, please use the GTX 295 ($xxx or so), as its dual GPU and currently the best video card in the whole world - for gaming.