Zalman at CeBIT 2008 - Everything from Everything
3-D screens, unique enclosures, huge cooling elements and alien peripherals for gamers - all in this article.
At CeBIT this year it is evident that Zalman, especially known for its revolutionary cooling systems, invests a great deal of resources in the computer players market, which is evident in the following three areas: 3D LCD screens, a unique gaming mouse and water cooling systems for video cards.
If so, the new LCD screens from Zalman, Which we wrote about in the past, Will come in sizes of 24 and 32-inch, with the larger version you can receive in addition to HDMI signal TV signal. However, the smaller version is not significantly inferior since it is still an 24-inch screen.
In addition to the 3D screens, this year we saw a unique gaming mouse from Zalman, whose uniqueness stems from its shape - a handle and a pistol grip. According to Zalman, the FPSGUN (its name) is especially suited to first-person shooting games, enriching the game experience by making it more realistic. The mouse contains 5 programmable buttons by the user, and mouse sensitivity can be controlled even while playing (this is not a rare feature, but it is useful anyway). The Teflon feet help smooth movement on the table or the Fed, and the mouse USB connection is coated with gold to prevent it from being rusted. The mouse-gun response time is one millisecond, and it can reach the standard sensitivity of the advanced gamers - 2000DPI.
As a peripheral manufacturer interested in entering the field of gaming, the company has also launched a compatible pad, the rubber-resistant Z-Machine that is environmentally friendly and designed to hold for many years without losing its features.
In the field of cooling systems, Zalman introduced its traditional cooling systems to processors, as well as a number of unique cooling systems for video cards, which we have seen in the past under the logos of other companies on several video cards. The VNF200, which has already proven itself on a number of occasions, boasts wide compatibility for a high number of video cards and the 80 millimeter fan, which is considered relatively large for the cooling fan of a video card. In addition, Zalman presented an interesting concept exhibit - both the processor and the video card will be cooled through the fan designed for the processor. This idea is realized by cooling the VNF200, which connects to the graphics card, and through three heat tubes transfers the heat to another block between the processor heat sink and the back fan of the chassis, which may be a little crowded, but on the other hand, it is definitely economical in noise and power consumption.
Zalman announced a strategic cooperation with Delta, which is certainly remembered by the veteran hardware industry for its noisy fans, which at the time were considered fans capable of pushing the largest amounts of air. Zalman promises that this time it is not noisy fans, thanks to special silicone pins that strengthen the fans to the chassis. These fans will reach sizes of 80 and 92 millimeters and will significantly improve the cooling performance of the entire chassis.
It has long been known that both the G92 and the NVIDIA (Nasdaq: 670GT) and the NVIDIA 8800GGTS and HD8800 and HD3850 cards, respectively, are popular video cards, each in its intended market share. In order to try to ride the huge wave of success of the tickets, Zalman launched the ZM-GWB3870GT / GTS and the ZM-GWB8800 / 3850 (is there a clearer way to say which video cards are they designed for?), Water coolers that boast light weight and allow a friend Also the video card to the water cooling system, thus cool it in a good and quiet way.
One of the last areas touched by Zalman in the exhibition is the field of packaging and suppliers. First, Zalman launched the ZM660-HP and ZM770-HP, a pair of high-power power supplies that support video card sets from the two largest manufacturers, containing 140 millimeters for both cooling and quiet, blue LED indoor lighting and a modular cable system. Both suppliers contain an unprecedented amount of six 12V rails, ensuring complete stability even under the greatest load. In addition, Zalman supplied the suppliers with solid capacitors only, which, unlike traditional ones, are not exposed to the annoying liquidity risk.
In the field of cases, the company has launched specially designed cases under the GS1000 series, one of which will come in white and silver and the other in glossy black and white. Both enclosures are the first in the world to contain a dedicated rail for the power supply, a patent that has been successfully implemented both in optical drives and especially in hard drives. In addition, the enclosures include a hidden corner behind the motherboard that allows you to "hide" the pile of cables typical of modern computer systems. In addition to all these features, the enclosures can hold up to 8 hard drives, 3 of which are designed for quick replacement without tools, three are optional, and using tools that come with the enclosure can also convert the two 5.25-inch extensions to those suitable for additional hard drives.
In addition to all of the huge and creative cooling solutions introduced by Zalman in the exhibition, the company also introduced the LQ-1000, a complete chassis designed to be cooled in water, Cooling Such. The package, which Zalman proudly declares to be made of reinforced aluminum alloy, comes from Zalman's factories equipped with an LCD monitor that helps monitor hardware temperatures, a system designed to prevent water leaks (in a complex electronic system like a computer), and a selective control system - automatically or manually.