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Subject: General Tech | January 25, 2005 - 02:46 PM | Sean Pelletier
For those PCP readers who happen to be developers, there is an important upcoming event at this year's GDC which will give you the opportunity to showcase your goods to leading publishers around the world. If you're looking for your big break, this could very well be the opportunity you've been waiting for.
Game Connection is the premier event for innovative game developers to meet with top publishers in the game industry.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 24, 2005 - 12:05 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ... "Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
Overclockers Online reviews a new case from Aerocool, called Spiral Galaxies. This case not only has a pre-installed windtunnel, but the clear side panel has a honeycombed pattern of metal on it and a special paint, which they describe togather as this ...
"Bee-Hive" side panel for improved EMI protection'. Try it out, your CPU temps may drop, and you might get less interference drowning out the voices in your head telling you to buy new hardware!
"So the next big ques
Subject: General Tech | January 22, 2005 - 01:52 PM | Joe White
The Folding Frogs (Team 734) is our very own Folding@Home distributed computing team. The Folding Frogs use their spare CPU cycles to simulate protein folding in an attempt to unlock the mysteries behind mis-folding proteins that result in diseases like alzheimers disease, cystic fibrosis, BSE (Mad Cow Disease), and many types of cancers.
One of the ways Folding teams/members use to track contributions made to the project, as a whole, is thru points that are assigned to each simulated protein based on complexity.
Subject: Processors | January 22, 2005 - 01:37 PM | Ryan Shrout
At a VIA event we are at, I got a picture of the first dual processor mini ITX board featuring C7 processors. Take a look at this:
Edit: Just back from lunch, so here are some more details for you. The picture above shows the two C7 processors, and they are the two small chips underneath the ATX power connector. The two larger chips are the north and south bridge chipsets. This has a lot of implications for SFF computing, as well as for the s
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:55 AM | Sean Pelletier
Given the convergence of graphics card vendors and gaming consoles, this seems fitting to post. Although we all have to remember this is not official and may not be true, let's all hope that these images are a good indicator of what PS3 games will look like. Do yourself a favor and follow the link!
Take note that these images are not that of a real althete!!! These are test renders!!! Although these say that the engine is for Fight Night Next Gen, EA tends to use their game engines for all different game titles.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 21, 2005 - 11:54 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Not too much on the watercooling forefront this week, but don't let that stop you from checking out SystemCoolings review of the ThermalTake BigWater 12cm kit. Easy to install and keep running, acceptable performance, and a nice blue glow.
Following up, a pair of reviews in 3 caegories, VGA cooling, HDD cooling and laptop cooling, to help keep your VGAcard overclocked, your Raptors from igniting and your little soldiers from being broiled.
"Until recently water cooling was the domain
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 12:02 PM | Ryan Shrout
As a second little treat for you today (if you didn't see the Abit motherboard preview below, just scroll down), I have some of the first shots of a finished DFI NF4 SLI-DR motherboard that was sent to me yesterday. As I'll be out of town during the weekend and most of next week, I won't get a chance to review it until I get back, but I thought I'd share some pictures of the board with you before I head out.
This is the full, NF4 SLI chipset motherboard, not the NF4 Ultra motherboard with two x16 PCIe
Subject: Motherboards | January 20, 2005 - 11:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
A little birdie tipped me off with some new information on a NVIDIA nForce4-based dual Opteron board from Abit that is due to be released in February. The board specifications are pretty impressive, and include SLI support as well as 4 SATA II ports and dual Gigabit ethernet connections. Even more interesting is the fact that I am told that this board does not require registered memory and will work with standard non-ECC and non-registered memory modules, saving considerable costs on system. And with the
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 19, 2005 - 12:39 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
With all the new heatsink designs coming out, it's nice to see that people are still trying to improve my least favorite part of the installation, the clip. Most have opted for a cage design, and almost every high performance heatsink expects that you will take the motherboard out of the case to install it. Well, the CoolerMaster Hyper48 Cooler that PimpRig reviews has another way to do the install, maybe you'll even like it more than clips or cages, so give it a read.
"Installation of the H
Subject: Editorial | January 18, 2005 - 03:53 PM | Ryan Shrout
While hunting around on various websites today, doing the usual product searches, I came across quite a few interesting little bits of info that I wanted to share this afternoon. First up, it would appear that I have found the first X800 PCI Express card available, from PowerColor. Listed here on our shopping page, the card is going for $389 and slightly higher. This is the fi
Subject: Processors | January 17, 2005 - 06:25 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 17, 2005 — The HyperTransport™ Technology
Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency
HyperTransport technology, today announced the election of David Rich, Director of Business
Development and Support, Boston Design Center at AMD, as President of the Consortium,
reporting to the Consortium's Board of Directors. Mr.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 06:21 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 12, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an extended technology sponsorship agreement with Lance Armstrong and the newly unveiled Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. AMD technology solutions play a critical role in the team's success, allowing riders and coaches to collect, analyze and interpret training data, and enabling team partners to design and develop state-of-the-art equipment.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 06:19 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced sales for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2004 are expected to be up slightly from the $1.239 billion reported in the third quarter. Fourth quarter operating income is anticipated to be positive, but down significantly from third quarter operating income of $68.4 million. The Computation Products Group (CPG) continued its upward trajectory and fourth quarter sales are expected to increase compared to the prior quarter. CPG is expected to be profitable.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 06:17 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced record quarterly revenue of $9.6 billion, up 13 percent from the third quarter and up 10 percent year-over-year. For the year, Intel achieved revenue of $34.2 billion, up 13.5 percent from 2003 and higher than the previous record of $33.7 billion set in 2000.
Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 06:14 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced a broad reorganization bringing all major product groups in line with the company's strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients.
In addition, two new organizations have been created to address growing opportunities for Intel-based technologies in digital healthcare and in serving Intel's worldwide distribution channel.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2005 - 01:14 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Slim, light and well cooled would describe the ThermalTake Shark perfectly. Don't take my word for it though, head on over to The Tech Report, and get the review first hand.
"On paper, it looks like the Shark delivers. The Atkins Diet has trimmed the case's weight down to just 14 pounds, and the Shark offers loads of both internal and external drive bays.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 14, 2005 - 11:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Watercooling can really help you to get the most out of your system, and maybe even give it a great seasonal boost, if you take advantage of winter, and keep your reservoir buried in the snow. Indoors or outdoors, take a look at DangerDen's TDX755, reviewed at Red & Blackness, if you want to get that socket775 chip working hard for you.
"Well the new socket 775 from Intel does not have that many coolers yet to it.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2005 - 11:59 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Big. Not much else you can say when you see these heatsinks in a store next to the small aluminium cube that until sometime last year, you used to call your heatsink. But if you want to run the faster AMD & Intel chips, and especially if you want to OC it, then get out a two pound hunk of copper and attach a 120mm fan to it, like Zalman did for their 7700, which Silent PC Review puts to the test.
"The new Zalman 7700 heasink/fan is a natural extension of the radial concept of the successful 7
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