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Subject: General Tech | October 23, 2004 - 05:06 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 22, 2004 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it has agreed to sell $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 7.75% Senior Notes due 2012 in a private offering. The company expects to close the transaction on or about October 29, 2004.
Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
Looking around this afternoon I found this page on Iwill's website that is pointing to two new SLI motherboards -- on based on the nForce4 chipset and one based on the Intel 7525 (Tumwater) chipsets. Both are also dual processor boards at that! These are definitely high-end workstation class motherboards, but I am sure some of you hard core gamers and enthusiasts will take note of it.
Subject: Motherboards | October 22, 2004 - 04:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
ABIT Engineering comes to the nForce3 platform: NF8 motherboa
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 22, 2004 - 11:43 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Procooling reviews the newest offering from Little River waterblocks. Plus 2 guides, on freon cooling, and a basic setup guide for watercooling in a normal case. Chipset heatsinks and fill ports abound this friday, enjoy.
"The fact that the design of the Storm G4 enables it to outperform the silver Cascade SS is quite surprising and welcome. Consider that the Cascade SS was AUD$255 and available in very limited quantities.
Subject: Chipsets | October 22, 2004 - 10:18 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA Announces Adoption of K8T890 chipset by World's Leading Motherboard Manufacturers
Leading motherboard partners ABIT, ASUS, EPoX, Gigabyte and MSI expected to offer VIA K8T890 based motherboards in mid-Q4, leveraging the unique VIA Flex Express Architecture to deliver platforms on the cutting-edge
Taipei, Taiwan, October 22 2004, - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today a
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 21, 2004 - 02:46 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe you beleive that Half-Life 2 will be out soon, maybe you just want play through Doom3 again, but this time on Ultra settings. Either way, chances are you need a new video card. Well, if you can't wait, or can't afford a pair of PCI-X cards to run in SLI on a brand new NForce4 board, maybe one of these cards will do the trick. X-bit Labs does a wonderful write up of the ASUS V-9999, which is a great place to start off.
"Highest performance, six operationa
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 20, 2004 - 11:20 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Fanless cooling is becoming more and more popular, and it seems to work to! If putting a dozen or so 50 decibel fans in your system just doesn't appeal to you, then try out this Thermaltake Heatsink after reading Red & Blackness' review. Or if you are a deadicated overclocker, maybe one of these heatsink & fan combos is more up to your speed.
"We will take a look at a completely fanless solution from Thermaltake today.
Subject: Motherboards | October 19, 2004 - 06:23 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Abit is going to be the first out of the block with a retail AMD PCI Express motherboard, using the VIA K8T890 chipset.
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Subject: General Tech | October 19, 2004 - 05:54 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- October 19, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced PCI Express support from leading chipset manufacturers, offering performance-hungry customers additional graphics bandwidth and improved I/O for gaming and multimedia applications. PCI Express is a next-generation graphics-to-chipset interface which dramatically increases throughput capability, providing added bandwidth for tomorrow's graphic-intensive applications.
Subject: Chipsets | October 19, 2004 - 09:12 AM | Ryan Shrout
Well, here is our second product launch of the day! Be sure to read my preview of the nForce4 Ultra and SLI chipsets, and THEN you can check out the list of reviews I am starting below.
Subject: Processors | October 19, 2004 - 01:04 AM | Ryan Shrout
Be sure to read my review of the FX-55 and 4000+ processors released today from AMD. In the meantime, I'll also post some other reviews from around the web.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 03:54 PM | Ryan Shrout
"Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 18, 2004 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Couple of differently styled cases for you to look at today. The Raidmax that Big Bruin reviews is fairly flashy, and the Silverstone Wind Tunnel will help out of you are more into speed than looks. Or maybe you just don't have enough Spiderman stuff yet.
"The Raidmax Cobra 822 is a great bargain for a gaming case. Its paint job is superb and it has a striking appearance that is sure to stand out at any LAN party.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 15, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Quiet again this week, only 2 watercooling reviews to offer you, but then it's the quality, not the quantity that counts, right? The Asetek kit that Big Bruin reviews, based on 1/2 inch tubing, should keep your A64 nice and cool while you crunch SETI numbers or frag friends.
"The added heat created by overclocking the Athlon 64 really didn't do much to stress the WaterChill system. Temperatures rose by nominal values across the board, from mere fractions of a degree to a couple degrees maximum. Very nice!
Subject: General Tech | October 14, 2004 - 05:19 PM | Ryan Shrout
I installed this Desktop Google on my machine this morning and have been VERY impressed with this thus far. It basically takes the same technology that Google for the web uses and applies it to the data on your hard drive. It makes an index of all the contents of all the files and supports the MS Office line of products and well as AOL IM and others.
Give it a shot and let us know what you think in this thread of the forums.
Subject: Processors | October 14, 2004 - 04:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
I saw this posted on a couple of sites just a bit ago, and HardOCP even has an official company memo on this to verify the data. It would seem the end of the GHz race is finally here, with Intel pulling back on their speed rush. It was inevitable I think that would happen as we have seen the heat and power consumption on the Prescott core going up and up. Even their latest processor release coming next month will stay below the currently available processors' frequencies.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Intel Corp.
Subject: Graphics Cards | October 13, 2004 - 11:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA sent us these benchmarks a couple days ago, and since they are up and about on the web already, we were allowed to go ahead and post them. In addition to this table, I can personally vouch for the D3 and Halo numbers as I was in the room when the results were run and confirmed.
Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2004 - 07:05 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 12, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced third-quarter revenue of $8.5 billion, up 5 percent sequentially and up 8 percent year-over-year.
Third-quarter net income was $1.9 billion, up 8 percent sequentially and up 15 percent year-over-year. Earnings per share were 30 cents, up 11 percent sequentially and up 20 percent from 25 cents in the third quarter of 2003.
Subject: Processors | October 13, 2004 - 06:56 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- October 12, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor has been integrated into the new HP Media Center PC m1160n Photosmart PC, featuring Microsoft WindowsÂ® XP Media Center Edition 2005. AMD Athlon 64 processor-based systems are an ideal choice for Media Center PCs, providing improved technology for games, movies, and streaming audio and video.
Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2004 - 06:53 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 13, 2004 --Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it intends to offer $600,000,000 in principal amount of Senior Notes due 2012 pursuant to Rule 144A and Regulation S under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.
AMD intends to use the net proceeds generated from the offering, together with existing cash, to prepay the full amount owed by the company's indirect wholly-owned German subsidiary, AMD Saxony Limited Liability Company & Co. KG, under its existing term loan.