TANGENT COMPUTER ANNOUNCES MEDALLION 820 PRO DV DESKTOP SYSTEM.Tangent Computer announced the Medallion 820 Pro DV - a high-performance, multimedia desktop system that takes advantage of Intel's 866MHz (MegaHertZ) One million cycles per second. It is used to measure the transmission speed of electronic devices, including channels, buses and the computer's internal clock. A one-megahertz clock (1 MHz) means some number of bits (16, 32, 64, etc. processor and i820 (Coppermine) chipset. The Medallion 820 Pro DV is designed with the speed, power and premium components users expect in a high-end multimedia workstation, but at a fraction of the cost. Configured with front-line graphics, video, sound, I/O (Input/Output) The transfer of data between the CPU and a peripheral device. Every transfer is an output from one device and an input to another. See PC input/output.
I/O - Input/Output , and fast-RPM storage components, the Medallion 820 Pro DV is optimized to handle processor and graphics-intensive tasks, and has high quality sound and video.
The Medallion 820 Pro DV is aimed at anyone who needs both power and speed for viewing rich multimedia, creating multimedia content, 3D rendering, 2D or CAD applications, graphics intensive applications requiring floating point calculations, or just for raw processing power. This system will support future Pentium III The successor to the Pentium II from Intel. Introduced in the spring of 1999 at 500 MHz, the Pentium III architecture was similar to the Pentium II with the addition of 70 new instructions optimized for multimedia (see SSE). implementations, has digital video capability, fast FireWire connectivity, good serviceability and solid system configuration.
Tangent's Medallion 820 Pro DV is powered by an 866MHz Intel Pentium III processor and Intel CC820 motherboard with Intel i820 (Coppermine) chipset. This new chipset delivers support for 100 and 133MHz system bus. It supports 4x AGP (Accelerated Graphics Port) A high-speed 32-bit port from Intel for attaching a display adapter to a PC. It provides a direct connection between the card and memory, and only one AGP slot is on the motherboard. to ensure compatibility with the latest high performance video display adapters, while the Ultra ATA/66 disk I/O supports the fastest hard drives available.
Based on the new .18 Micron technology, the i820 chipset delivers extreme number crunching Refers to computers running mathematical, scientific or CAD applications, which perform large amounts of calculations. See number cruncher.
(application, jargon) number crunching performance, which allows complex applications to run smoothly and quickly. The i820's Dynamic Execution Microarchitecture makes the most efficient use of processor core and external busses. Intel's new SIMD (Single Instruction stream Multiple Data stream) A computer that performs one operation on multiple sets of data. It is typically used to add or multiply eight or more sets of numbers at the same time for multimedia encoding and rendering as well as scientific (Single Instruction Multiple Data) Internet Streaming extensions bring the multimedia experience to life by providing faster downloads and playback of graphics, video, or audio files.