ALi DDR chipset, 82Gb hard drive debut in Japan

Plus Athlon-Penitent III compared, contrasted

Stacks of interesting news from Japanese site pricewatch over the weekend. Thanks to various readers, including Firestone, for alerting us.

First off, here's an account of a press conference about ALi and its famous DDR chipset, which has enough English in it to give you the general idea. (We've lost faith in Lernout and Hauspie JE translator).

Secondly, at this URL you can find a comparative review of the AMD 1.1GHz Athlon, released today, compared and contrasted with the Intel Penitence III 1.13GHz,

And here, there's news of a Maxtor 81. 9GB hard drive, selling on Akihabara for ¥42,800 (that's around $360-$370).

Firestone also tips us off to the arrival of an Asus 820e (Caminogatee) motherboard, costing around the $200 mark. ®