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Subject: Motherboards | April 7, 2005 - 06:36 PM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has reviewed the Fatal1ty AN8 motherboard, based on the NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra (AMD Edition) chipset. Have a gander at what they have to say, and if you need a comparison, you can look at my review as well.
However, the lack of integrated peripherals on the board itself was disappointing.
Subject: Motherboards | April 7, 2005 - 10:28 AM | Ryan Shrout
It seems that reviews on Intel-based motherboards are still harder to come by than AMD solutions, but here is one for you based on the Intel 925XE chipset.
Abit Fatal1ty AA8XE â€” is specially designed for professional gamers who have heard of Johnathan Wendel.
Subject: Motherboards | April 7, 2005 - 10:26 AM | Ryan Shrout
VIA Arena is taking a very brief look at the features and layouts of 9 different K8T890 motherboards. What is even more odd about this is that fact that I haven't seen a SINGLE retail board come to me from any vendor.
The K8T890 of course features support for PCI Express video cards. All of the boards feature one 16x PCIe slot and at least one PCIe x 1 slot for PCIe peripheral cards like networking, audio etc.
Subject: Motherboards | April 7, 2005 - 10:19 AM | Ryan Shrout
PCStats seems to have the first production motherboard reviewed based on the NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset.
The physical layout of the Gigabyte GA-8N-SLI Royal motherboard is excellent but we've come to expect that from Gigabyte. It's nice to see that Gigabyte includes everything end users would need with the motherboard as well, why can't more manufacturers follow Gigabyte's lead?
Subject: Shows and Expos | April 7, 2005 - 10:16 AM | Ryan Shrout
I've had the pleasure of meeting Chris Morris a couple of times and I can tell that even though he works for the mainstream media, he knows his stuff. In this weeks edition of "Game Over" he discusses the implications of this year's E3 show.
The new consoles will get the lion's share of the spotlight, for obvious reasons. But software publishers have a few surprises up their sleeves that may shift the focus back to games by the time the show wraps up.
Subject: Processors | April 7, 2005 - 10:13 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like the Inquirer believes that AMD is going to release their dual core Opteron parts on the 2nd anniversary of the original Opteron release. That would be ideal, wouldn't it?
CHIP FIRM Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) will likely ship two members of its four/eight way dual core family on the 21st of April, bang in time for the second anniversary of its Opteron launch.
Subject: Memory | April 7, 2005 - 02:21 AM | Mark McKee
If your in the market for some overclocking memory, you might want to check out this review of the Corsair Xpert TwinXP1024-3200XL review over at OCTools.com.
"Performance wise, the Corsair TwinXP1024-3200XL XPERT modules isn't only beauty and brains. It's also muscles. The results can speak for themselves. Armed with ultra low latencies, the modules showed extreme performance and stability in all the test we have thrown at it.
Fremont, CA (April 7, 2005) - Corsair Â® Memory, Inc., a worldwide leader in high performance memory and cooling products for the enthusiasts and the overclockers, today launched the world's first DDR2 memory that delivers a guaranteed clock speed of 675 MHz at extremely low latency settings of 3-2-2-8-1T.
Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 08:44 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- March 30, 2005 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today for the first time publicly disclosed key elements of its 'Pacifica' virtualization technology, at the AMD Reviewer's Day in Austin, Texas.
Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 08:27 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif, March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation today added to its portfolio of 64-bit offerings with a platform that increases application performance, improves server uptime and the ability to manage large sets of data, and can lower utility costs. Targeted at the mid-tier enterprise market segment, the platform consists of five new processors for servers that use four or more processors, and a new chipset.
Subject: General Tech | April 6, 2005 - 08:26 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 29, 2005 - Intel Corporation's Software and Solutions Group today announced the creation of the IntelÂ® Software Network, a collection of software development products, tools, training and expert advice designed to help software developers bring more innovative products to market even faster on Intel platforms. The announcement was made during the introduction of the company's high-end IntelÂ® Xeon™ processor MP line.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 6, 2005 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
If you are a hardcore overclocker who likes having to wear earplugs when sitting at your computer, then this isn't for you. If, on the other hand, you are looking for peace and tranquility, consider a fanless CPU Heatsink. XYZ examines the Thermaltake Fanless103. It isn't the coolest or the lightest, but you can't beat fanless if you want a silent running PC.
"If you are looking to quiet down your system there are a lot of options available.
Subject: Editorial | April 5, 2005 - 10:57 PM | Ryan Shrout
I'm sorry, but isn't that about the coolest toy you have ever seen? And the name, "Darth Tater"?!? Who comes up with this? :)
I've been caught red handed, I am a huge Star Wars fan. As if the Mr.
Subject: Memory | April 5, 2005 - 04:04 PM | Ryan Shrout
Corsair Partners with NVIDIAÂ® To Help Power Intel Pentium 4 DesktopCorsair named NVIDIA's Memory Development and Launch Partner for NVIDIA nForceT4 SLIT Intel Edition
Fremont, CA, April 5th, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., an industry leader in ultra-performance DDR DRAM modules for gaming and overclocking applications, is pleased to announce a partnership with NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) for the development and launch of DDR2 memory solutions to support
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 5, 2005 - 02:50 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like NVIDIA is taking the community's comments about the state of SLI to heart, launching a new website to help the enthusiast find information on reviews, tutorials and more. It's the information like the list of supported games though, that will be the best information source on here, I think.
To kick off the webiste, they are having a contest to win the following prizes:
To kick off the new site, MSI is spon
Subject: Memory | April 5, 2005 - 09:00 AM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA has started what seems to be a memory certification program for memory modules to work perfectly on their new nForce4 SLI Intel Edition chipset motherboards. You can read my review of this chipset today here.
NVIDIA BRINGS LEADING-EDGE DDR2 MEMORY TO INTEL GAMERS
New NVIDIA Memory Program Helps Vendors Promote Special Overclocked Memory DIMMs in Retail Channels for Users of NVIDIA nForceÂ®4 SLI™ IntelÂ® Edition MCPs
Subject: Editorial | April 5, 2005 - 01:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
Just finished up an article that is going live at 9am EST tomorrow (can you guess which?). Turned out to be a fairly good product for the targetted platform, though you'll have to get the full details in the morning. I just feel lucky this is the first time I have gotten an NDA'd article done before 3am or so in a long time!
Another long day for me to catch up on those reviews I promised you, but for now good night!
Subject: Editorial | April 4, 2005 - 07:32 PM | Ryan Shrout
Over this past weekend, actually from Wednesday until Sunday night, I have done nothing except move people. One of my good friends bought a condo, and we moved what few things he had furnture-wise on Wednesday in what turned out ot be only a single day job. My mom also moved this weekend, and that was quite a different story. I started organizing a somewhat-packed 4 bedroom house on Thursday morning, into Friday and to Saturday afternoon. Then the heavy lifting starting Saturday evening and went on until Sunday at about 6pm. A big hearty thanks goes out to my f
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