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Subject: General Tech | June 21, 2005 - 05:17 AM | Dave Phelps
TechSpot has a few tidbits about Quake 4 for your viewing pleasure.
You can discuss the article in our own forums.
The Quake series is undoubtedly one of the most popular in the first-person-shooter (FPS) genre ever.
Subject: General Tech | June 20, 2005 - 03:12 PM | Dave Phelps
You can discuss the F.E.A.R. MP demo in our very own forums.
The guys at Monolith have found a new way to approach the traditional first person shooter genre.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 20, 2005 - 08:45 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Maybe you have heard of Sytrin, and their Nextherm ICS 8200 airconditioned case, but if you haven't InsaneTek has a review you should read. The Nextherm has a thermoelectric cooler sitting on its intake, and has a significant impact on the temperatures in the case, including the video card. Of course, the case will also have a significant impact on your wallet, but think what you can save by overclocking.
"Summer is around the corner an
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 17, 2005 - 08:52 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Extreme Cooling Technologies new Mach II GT might sound like a razor, but it is the coolest thing in phase change technology. It will let COC run an A64 3500 at a stable 2991Mhz, and do it with an average core temp of -18C! It's not cheap though, the MSRP is $949. If that's a little too rich, a review of Titan's economically priced Bianca is just b
Subject: Processors | June 16, 2005 - 07:58 AM | Ryan Shrout
Anandtech is looking at the near future of Intel's roadmaps including the Presler and Cedar Mill cores.
As we mentioned earlier, two Cedar Mills running at lower clock speeds will compose a Presler dual core processor (Smithfield's replacement). HyperThreading, EIST, XD and EM64T are enabled on all of these new processors. Furthermore, all Cedar Mill chips will also receive VT technology, with the exception of the Pentium 4 631. The Pentium 4 631 and 633 are identical except the absence of VT in the 631.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 07:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
I missed this one yesterday, but our friends at Tech Report have posted a review of the X800 XT All-in-Wonder card that offers a healthy does of gaming performance along with great video input and output capability.
ATI used digital tuners back in the days of the Radeon 8500DV, but switched to analog tuners from Philips for more recent All-in-Wonders. For the AIW X800 XT, ATI has returned to silicon-based digital tuners, which supposedly offer higher quality and quicker tuning.
Subject: Mobile | June 16, 2005 - 07:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
If you ever wanted a super fast, and super hot notebook desktop replacement part, this looks like it could be it. The Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 is powered by a Dothan core Pentium M processor but that is countered by the use of the NVIDIA GeForce Go 6800 Ultra GPU!
Considering that this is a notebook that is supposed to be mainly running on AC, we were pleased with the results.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 16, 2005 - 07:45 AM | Ryan Shrout
NVIDIA has just cut their budget GPU prices according to Digitimes today perhaps an indication of their upcoming new GPU launch this month. Hopefully we'll see the same kind of price reductions on the 6800 series of cards soon too.
Nvidia recently lowered the price of its GeForce 6200 with TurboCache by US$15, according to sources at Taiwan graphics-card makers.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 15, 2005 - 08:44 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Battlefield 2 is just around the corner, and so are summer temperatures. If you don't want to turn your expensive new PCI-X card into melted slag at the bottom of your case, and are unwilling to back off even a little on the overclock that was stable in the middle of February, then has SystemCooling got a review for you! The ThermalRight V1. With 2 fans on this heatsink, you will get temps that are comparable to a watercooled card. Only two caveats, one being that 6800 users may find the HS doe
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 14, 2005 - 04:56 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you think you might be in the San Francisco area a week from now, you'll definitely want to take a loot at this post. NVIDIA is holding a BYOC and contest in downtown, with some great prizes!
GeForce LAN 2.0
June 21, San Francisco, CA
Join NVIDIA and hundreds of gamers at the second GeForce LAN in San Francisco! Register today for the BYOC, or as a spectator - all members of the BYOC receive a FREE retail copy of EA's Battlefield 2 - on the spot! NVIDIA will host a BF2 tournament, a UT2004 Ca
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 14, 2005 - 08:37 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Cooler Master's Annual Case Mod Competition for 2005 has begun! This year, the prizes are beyond your expectation, ranging from our soon to be released Stacker 830 to a complete set of Aquagate Liquid Cooling System, and many more!!
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 02:16 AM | Joe White
AUSTIN, TX -- June 13, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that the latest movie by Robert Rodriguez, 'The Adventures of Shark Boy & Lava Girl in 3-D' was created using dual AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations at Rodriguez' Troublemaker Studios in Austin, Texas. The story of 'Shark Boy and Lava Girl' was conceived by Robert Rodriguez' young son Racer Rodriguez and opened in theaters across the United States on Friday.
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 02:15 AM | Joe White
BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the establishment of a US$200 million venture capital fund to invest in Chinese technology companies developing innovative hardware, software and services.
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 02:14 AM | Joe White
*MEDATI = Mobile Electronic Design Automation Technology Initiative
ANAHEIM, Calif., June 13, 2005 — IBM, Intel Corporation and Synopsys Inc. today announced a 'mobile-aware' technology initiative to bring mobile design tools to the electronic design automation (EDA) market segment, aimed at increasing the productivity and flexibility of design engineers.
Subject: General Tech | June 14, 2005 - 02:10 AM | Joe White
BEIJING, June 13, 2005 - Intel celebrated its 20th anniversary in China today with hundreds of Chinese government officials, customers and industry partners. Further reinforcing the company's 20 years of strong commitment to China's development, Intel also announced new investments to help inspire and stimulate Chinese innovation, advance education and support the community.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 13, 2005 - 08:48 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
There is a choice of styles today when you are picking cases. Perhaps you prefer the molded plastic and lighting effects of the newer stylized cases, and would like NZXT's Nemesis Elite Edition as reviewed at Xtreme Resources. If you prefer a more studious approach, check out the X1 from Raidmax. If nothing is catching your eye, well then mod it into a Cenobite.
"All computer related parts and components are evolving very
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 09:19 AM | Joe White
ESPOO, Finland and SANTA CLARA, California- Nokia and Intel Corporation today announced a cooperation to accelerate the development, adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology, helping to bring new capabilities and data services to mobile users over high-speed broadband networks.
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2005 - 09:17 AM | Joe White
The folkes over at Tweak Guides have put together a 2 page guide on how to get the new Battlefield 2 demo up and running with as little fuss as possible. They also include links to download the 260mb demo.
Subject: Editorial | June 11, 2005 - 08:53 AM | Ryan Shrout
Since May 27th I have not been in my town or residence for more than 18 hours at a time. And that has only been twice since the 27th. Right now, after returning from a trip to SFO, I am getting ready to head out once again to take care of some family obligations for birthdays and graduations yet again. It is really becoming a drain trying to do all the work I usually do at home on a notebook computer, without easy access to all the references and information I need. And it doesn't show any signs of letting up really as some important launches are coming up this month