HP unveiled new PCs, including a slimmed-down version of the power-packed Blackbird 002. The new Firebirds will be available in two configurations, though whereas choice and extensibility were the themes for the Blackbird. Both feature parts from Intel and Nvidia.
The Firebird model 802 will come equipped with Intel’s Core 2 Quad 9400 clocked at 2.66 GHz, with 6 MB of L2 cache and 1333 MHz FSB; and will feature 4 GB of DDR2 memory and a 500 GB SATA hard drive. That’s not DDR3 memory, though 1333 on the front-side bus is pretty adequate; and that HDD only rotates at 5400 RPM, not 7200. The model 803 boosts the CPU to a Core 2 Quad Q9550 at 2.83 GHz, with 12 MB of L2 cache; and boosts the storage capacity to 640 GB, though at the same spin rate.
And both models will have dual Nvidia GeForce 9800S cards (thus the SLI) with 512 MB of GDDR on each one.