Intel Third-quarter Revenue $8.5 Billion

Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2004 - 07:05 PM |
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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.

AMD Enables Cinematic Computing For Digital Media Enthusiasts

Subject: Processors | October 13, 2004 - 06:56 PM |
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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 Windows® 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.

Source: AMD

Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Announces Intention to Offer Senior Notes

Subject: General Tech | October 13, 2004 - 06:53 PM |
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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.

Source: AMD

Heatsink Roundups & More new products

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 13, 2004 - 11:53 AM |
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Silent PC Review looks at a new offering from CoolerMaster, OCModShop looks at a heatsink designed for the Prescott, and there is a 7 way round up at bit news.  Hope you don't have any deadlines today.

"The Ultra Vortex is a recent addition to CoolerMaster's enthusiast HSF line, one that addresses the quiet market -- at least in the promotional material and packaging. It is also one of an increasing number of cross-platform HSF. This one works for socket 478 and the AMD K8 sockets.

A case that could last a lifetime & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 12, 2004 - 11:49 AM |
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I was far too full of turkey to post these yesterday, so the case reviews for this week come a day late.  Everthing from the budget MGE ECO L4 to the more heavy duty Temjin that 3DX reviews is worth a look. 

"The SilverStone TJ05 is just a monster of a Case, it's spacious and rigid. The quality behind this Case was never and will never be questioned. If you are looking for a LAN Party Case, look elsewhere.

Source: 3DXtreme

Easy Make Watercooling Kits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 8, 2004 - 11:45 AM |
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Overclockers Online puts a Swiftech Watercooling Kit to the test, A1-Electronics compares 3 heatsinks built for 1/4 inch hoses, and even more from GruntvillE.

"The Swiftech H20-120-P Water Cooling Kit we examine today is everything a user needs to jump into water cooling. This kit is made for Socket 478 Pentium 4 users, but most of the material covered should apply well to the other kits using similar parts.

AMD Reports Third Quarter Results

Subject: General Tech | October 7, 2004 - 09:26 PM |
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Sunnyvale, CA -- October 7, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today reported sales of $1.239 billion and net income of $44 million for the quarter ended September 26, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.12 per diluted share.

Source: AMD

Air cooling is still in style & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 6, 2004 - 11:34 AM |
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Bit News has posted a good old fashioned heatsink round-up.  Also, ExtremeMhz and OverClockersClub look at the Thermalright XP-120, and there is more ... cooling solutions for your VGA, chipsets and an air conditioner to boot.

"AMD's socket A may be one of the oldest sockets that's still selling, but it is alive and kicking; Sempron processors are flying out of the shops.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Collaborates With Nokia, Symbian...

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:47 PM |
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SYMBIAN EXPO, London, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation, Nokia Corporation and Symbian Ltd. announced today a collaboration to bring smartphones based on the Nokia Series 60 Platform to market using Intel technology as part of Intel's recent membership in the Nokia Series 60 Product Creation Community. Also, Intel and Symbian have agreed to invest in the joint development of a reference platform to enable a new class of 3G devices based on Symbian OS™ and Intel® XScale® Technology.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Cooperates With Japanese PC, CE And Content Industries

Subject: General Tech | October 5, 2004 - 10:43 PM |
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TOKYO, Oct. 5, 2004 - Intel Corporation called for the importance of industry-wide cooperation based on industry specification-based technology, including content copyright protection, in order to promote the use of premium content to create a new digital home market segment to provide products and services that meet the needs of consumers.

Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.

Subject: Motherboards | October 4, 2004 - 10:33 PM |
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Let's look at some Intel and Amd motherboard reviews from across the web, starting with Albatron Mars PX915G Pro.


Source: PCStats

AMD Updates Third Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:43 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 4, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that net income for the third quarter ended September 26, 2004 is anticipated to increase from the $32 million reported in the second quarter of 2004 despite slightly lower sales. The company's prior guidance for the third quarter was for sales to be up moderately from second quarter sales of $1.262 billion.

Source: AMD

Difficulties Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel® Itanium® 2 processor family.

Cases that change their outfits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 4, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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If home decorating is your thing, or maybe i';s the "thing" of someone close to you, and you are getting grief over your PC case not matching the window treatments.  Well, Overclockercafe looks at a case from Aspire that let's you change the colour scheme of the case in 5 minutes.  If that doesn't interest you, look down to see if any of the other reviews catch your eye

"Aspire realizes that you don't always want to look at the same old colors over and over so they have devised a way for you to have some variety in your case.

All Quiet on the Water Front & a little more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 1, 2004 - 11:39 AM |
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Not to much action in the watercooling world this week, but the three I got I give to you.  Including GruntvillE reviewing at a very good performer, the Alphacool NexXxos XP block.

"The Alphacool NexXxos XP block turned in a very impressive performance and really compares well against the top US designed blocks that I put it up against.

Source: GruntvillE

Intel's Global Ad Campaign Highlights The Technology Within

Subject: Processors | September 30, 2004 - 06:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 - Intel Corporation began a worldwide advertising campaign today to promote the Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology brand and its benefits as the essential technology ingredient for mobile wireless computing. The campaign consists of television, print, online and outdoor elements as well as promotions, including product placements on popular TV programming.

Futuremark Release 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2004 - 01:25 PM |
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Futuremark today released the latest installment in their benchmark suite,

Air Cooling Bazaare & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2004 - 12:24 PM |
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If it moves air to cool your PC, chances are that at least one of these reviews will cover that area.  Start it all off with and odd looking dual fan from Coolermaster, put through it's paces by ExtremeMhz.

'Recently, many enthusiast manufacturers have been starting to shift away from the standard 80mm fan design. This has resulted in several very odd looking setups, and today we get to take a look at Cooler Master's entry — the Dual Storm.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Doom III 1.1 Patch out...

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2004 - 07:46 PM |
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Doom III players rejoice, the awaited 1.1 patch is released.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


STABILITY
- Fixed desktop crash when loading a QuickSave made when during influence in EPD Lab in Alphalabs 1
- Fixed game freezing if in-game MP menu is opened just after a change map vote
Passes and just before the map changes.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Boosts Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Family

Subject: Processors | September 28, 2004 - 05:17 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 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.