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Subject: Processors | September 28, 2004 - 05:17 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology1 for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that typically feature large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Notebooks based on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 548 supporting HT Technology allow users to take advantage of multithreaded and processor-intensive multimedia applications in a portable form factor.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2004 - 12:10 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Thermaltake has designed a case specifically made to accomodate external radiators, and Overclocker Cafe takes a look at it. If that's not enough, further down we have 2 multifunction panels, and some thumb screws that are a little more artistic than normal.
"If you look closely you will see multiple 3/8' indentations, ten to be exact in several places. These can be punched out so that 3/8' OD hosing can be run through there to reach an external radiator or reservoir if you choose.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2004 - 11:46 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Copper ain't so shiny no more? Your transparent tubing letting you see your liquid cooling system looks like it uses Slushie mix? Maybe this article's for you! Or if you just want to toss it and buy a new one, look at the kits being reviewed this week.
"Here you can see some of the residues left on the acrylic tops from such a long period of use. Most likely under closer inspection, you could find a similar residue over the surface of the interior of your copper blocks.
Subject: Chipsets | September 24, 2004 - 06:32 AM | Ryan Shrout
Be sure to check out my preview of this chipset as well!
VIA Announces K8T890, World's First PCI Express Chipset for the AMD Athlon™ Processor
VIA K8T890 Series chipsets open up the AMD64 processor platform to PCI Express, providing the bandwidth needed for today's most demanding applications and the headroom needed for future growth
Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Tech
Subject: Systems | September 23, 2004 - 02:43 PM | Alexander Munos
Over the past several days, we have been seeing the hype surrounding IWill's new Dual Opteron SFF system build tremendously. And why not? It is still quite amazing to me to see a dual processor SFF. Ryszard at Hexus has the World Exclusive Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp.
Dual Opteron in small form factor works, and it works well.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2004 - 08:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The IntelÂ® CeleronÂ® D processor 340 and the IntelÂ® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, IntelÂ® High Definition Audio, and the IntelÂ® Graphics Media Accelerator 900.
Subject: Storage | September 22, 2004 - 01:00 PM | Alexander Munos
The crew over at The Tech Report has just posted their Maxtor Atlas 10K V SCSI Review. Since your hard drives are usually the largest bottleneck (in a fairly new system), it is important to pay attention to how fast the drive is (along with the storage capacity). An excellent read as always...
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2004 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
As you can see, it is a quiet one, and able to keep a P4 cool n' froody. If you haven't read Robotech's review of the CoolerMaster Hyper 6, shame on you! Drop what you're doing and read it, now.
"Up until this point, Asus had not sold heatsinks under its brand name, and was known primarily as a videocard and motherboard manufacturer.
Subject: Systems | September 21, 2004 - 07:55 PM | Alexander Munos
Low budget and low FPS? Fear not, [H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide provides some basic common sense upgrades to keep that box kickin' strong for under $500.
The [H]ard|OCP 500, Q3-04 : Do you want upgrade your box that is a bit long in the tooth without having to take out a second mortgage? We give you some economically minded suggestions using $500 and parts from NewEgg that you can purchase today.
Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 04:23 PM | Alexander Munos
There seems to be a growing amount of people using Linux; perhaps seeking experiance or making the switch altogether. So how does the latest gear from AMD & Intel perform under Linux? Read on to find out!
Almost three months ago, Intel released their new platform which included many new features for Intel. These features included two new chipsets, a new CPU package and socket, DDR2 memory support, and the first motherboards with PCI-Express slots.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 12:56 PM | Alexander Munos
It is a busy day for ATI Radeon X700 series cards.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 10:41 AM | Ryan Shrout
In case you somehow missed that big icon above, be sure to read our X700 Pro review as well today!
ATI introduces the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors with best-in-class price and performance
MARKHAM, ON — September 21, 2004 — ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today introduced the RADEON(r) X700 family of visual processors. The RADEON X700 delivers excellent graphics performance for gaming and visual processing, at a price suited to a broad range of customers.
Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 06:43 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 21, 2004 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announces the first 64-bit game optimized for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems, 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' is available now on retail shelves. 'Shadow Ops: Red Mercury,' published by Atari and designed on AMD64 technology, includes specific 64-bit enhancements that enable a richer and more immersive gaming experience. The power of the AMD64 platform has opened the door for game developers to truly capture the imagination and creativity of artists and industry visionaries.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 20, 2004 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Is it just me, or are a lot of case manufacturers re-usung each others model names, usually with a fighting theme of some sort? Well, true or not, the Cavalier that Viper Lair reviews would stand out in any battlefield. Much like a Glitterboy for you Rifts fans :-)
"The basic design of the Chieftec case has not changed for over two years, but it still remains one of the nicer looking cases today, at least in our opinion.
Subject: Processors | September 20, 2004 - 11:35 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- September 20, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today further expanded its family of low-voltage mobile processors designed to offer outstanding performance, security and true mobility for thin and light notebooks. The new Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3000+ for thin and light notebooks enables a powerful 32-bit computing experience today with a seamless transition to 64-bit computing.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 17, 2004 - 11:38 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
One lonely watercooling review, from SystemCooling, and some miscellaneous additions to your cooling setup. The Enermax Panel might be something you are looking for, it reads most memory cards, has serial ATA connectors for external devices, USB & Firewire ... plus it's a fan controller.
"GlobalWIN has always brought quality and innovation to the market. Whether it's power supplies, cases, heatsinks, hard drive enclosures or other accessories you always know that it's going to be some of the best hardware available.
Subject: Storage | September 16, 2004 - 04:00 PM | Ryan Shrout
Iomega is announcing today the release of their new network attached storage device, the 100d. It comes in two versions, a 160GB and 250GB version. I spoke with Iomega about this device earlier in the week, and I can assure you this is more than just a hard drive with a network plug on it. It is basically a very small form factor PC that is self contained and managed through a web interface that functions as network storage as well as a wireless access point if so desired. We are supposed to be getting one of these soon from Iomega for testing and you can be sure we'll
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 15, 2004 - 12:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
ExtremeMhz takes a look at a new companies heatsink. There's a lapping kit to look at, or maybe you are more concerned about noise dampening? Don't forget the 3 way fanless VGA cooler showdown, and for those neat-freaks out there, PCI slot covers!
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