Intel has decided to end the Pentium 4 2.8 GHz "Prescott" life (the Northwood version is already stopped). The P4 2.8 GHz Prescott processors (2.8E with HT and FSB 800 and 2.8A without HT and with FSB 533) are no longer produced but will still be in shops until the end of stocks. From now on Pentium 4 will go along with 3 GHz.
HKEPC has just published a rather odd picture: a GeForce 6200 AGP manufactured by Galaxy. This graphic card doesn’t feature any video memory but two SO-DIMMs similar to those utilised in laptops. This solution is more flexible for embedded memory and is only restricted by the GPU capacity (probably 512 MB). SO-DIMM memory isn’t generally able to reach over 200 MHz and so restricts the memory bandwidth of this type of solutions.
Other much important downside, the cost of this type of solution isn’t really compatible with entry level products. So chances to see this product on the market are really thin. This system was incorporated to high end graphic cards a few years ago (like the 4 MB ATI Rage Pro extensions for example) because of prohibitive memory prices. Today it is much more profitable to design different PCB especially when it is for entry level products.