Intel Desktop Processors Get 64-Bit Support

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 06:35 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 21, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the availability of five new processors for desktop computers that deliver entertainment and IT benefits for consumers and businesses. When coupled with the widely adopted Intel® 925/915 Express chipset family, the processors can help enable improved performance and more rapid response times for computing platforms.

New Embedded Processors To Be Foundation For Devices...

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 06:32 PM |
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EMBEDDED WORLD, NUREMBERG, Germany, Feb. 22, 2005 -- Intel Corporation today announced that recently introduced processors and a corresponding chipset are now available for embedded market segments such as communications infrastructure, industrial box and panel PCs and in-car infotainment. Today's announcement demonstrates Intel's commitment to provide modular standards-based building blocks such as embedded processors to a wide variety of industries in addition to providing cost-effective and faster time to market solutions.

Athlon 64 Dual Core to Debut

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 02:31 PM |
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Looks like AMD is showing that they TOO are on the ball for desktop dual-cores very soon.

CHIP FIRM AMD showed off a dual core Athlon 64 chip at its Sunnyvale plant yesterday, as the noise caused by the battle between the two firms, sometimes compared to Tweedledee and Tweedledum, becomes a blinking cacophony and racket.

Intel encouraged its staff at a sales conference last week to go "ga ga" for Smithfield, its desktop bi-cameral microprocessor which it is expected to show off at a Developer Conference in California next week.

Source: The Inquirer

ATI Offers A Sneak Peak at 512 MB Graphics

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 01:46 PM |
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ATI Invites Gamers to Tweak Their PCs With the PROs and Get a Sneak Peek at the World's First 512MB Gaming Card


ATI sponsors the Ultimate LAN at Texas Gaming Festival


MARKHAM, ON

February 23, 2005 Gamers from around the world are invited to join ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ: ATYT) and its marketing partners at the Ultimate LAN, held in association with the Texas Gaming Festival in Dallas, February 25th to 27th.

VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform

Subject: Chipsets | February 23, 2005 - 01:44 PM |
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VIA Ships 100 Millionth Chipset for AMD Platform


Long-standing partnership between VIA and AMD achieves historic milestone, looks to the next 100 million with the advancement of technologies on the AMD64 platform and beyond


Taipei, Taiwan, 23 February 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, the leading supplier of core-logic chipsets for AMD (NYSE: AMD) processor platforms, today announced the unique achievement of 100 million core-logic chipsets for AMD Athlon™ processors.

Air cooled goodness for your CPU, GPU, HDD & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 23, 2005 - 12:07 PM |
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Arctic Cooling is keeping up the quality you would expect from them, with their Freezer 4, follow the link to MODTHEBOX and find out more.   If your CPU is already in a comfortable temperature range, consider treating your video card to new thermal paste and heatsink, or just extend the life of your hard drives by actively cooling them.

"The second stage of cooling added into the Freezer 4 is the inclusion of four copper heat pipes that are interconnected to a solid copper base.

Source: MODTHEBOX

Mobile GPU Shootout

Subject: Mobile | February 23, 2005 - 11:19 AM |
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ExtremeTech has rounded up the best mobile graphics modules available today and set them head to head through a series of benchmarks. From the "original" GeForce Go 6800 based on DDR1 memory to ATI's flagship Mobility Radeon X800 and even the new GeForce Go 6800 using DDR3, there are sure to be some impressive benchmark numbers.

In the end, the winner of this contest depends on the matchup.

Source: Extremetech

512MB Graphics Are Here

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 23, 2005 - 10:54 AM |
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Just as the pain of shelling out $500 for a 6800 Ultra or X850XT begins to wear off, both ATI and NVIDIA have announced that they have 512MB cards up and running.

Source: The Inquirer

AMD to Demo Dual-Core Desktop CPU!

Subject: Processors | February 23, 2005 - 10:46 AM |
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With news of Intel's dual-core desktop CPU fresh in our minds, AMD has just announced that it will be showcasing its own dual-core CPU. Do we all need dual-core CPU's in our systems? Proof will be in the benchmarks per usual. Theresa DeOnis, desktop brand manager for AMD, makes an interesting point below which has been highlighted below.

Putting two cores on a chip will allow a computer to perform two tasks at once, she said, or run specially tweaked applications faster.

Source: AnandTech

ATI Prepping New-Hardware Showcase

Subject: Graphics Cards | February 22, 2005 - 07:03 PM |
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As the end of the month approaches and the Texas Gaming Festival approaches, ATI has begun sharing a few tidbits of information regarding some new hardware they're going to showcase at the event. Rumors are floating around that people will see a 512MB card, although no solid confirmation has been given.

Source: General

DFI LANParty SLI @ HardOCP

Subject: Motherboards | February 22, 2005 - 06:55 PM |
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The guys over at HardOCP have managed to get their hands on DFI's new LANParty nForce4 SLI board and have run it through its paces. Overall, it looks like DFI's flagship motherboard for the AMD-platform is packed with a solid bundle and exceptional performance. If you're in the market for a new mobo or just want to see some crazy benchmark scores, head over and take a look!

DFI has a great product in the DFI nF4 SLI-DR, but it is not without a few very small shortcomings.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New Shuttle nForce4 SFF

Subject: Systems | February 22, 2005 - 06:49 PM |
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Shuttle has just released their new SN25P based on the nForce4 chipset. For such a small system, this new rig packs an impressive punch. Don't take my word for it, as there are reviews at both SFF Tech as well as at Tech-Report.

Source: General

A small offering from Enermax & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 21, 2005 - 12:04 PM |
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Enermax has jumped into the micro-ATX game with the Venus series.  It's a smart looking black case, about a foot high, with far more cooling than you might expect from a small sized case.  Read Xtreme Resources review here!

"With the enthusiast community continually striving for more powerful, faster hardware, and the industry providing, the idea of smaller seems to get lost in the shuffle.

Two Radiators and some Clear Goo

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 18, 2005 - 12:05 PM |
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Quiet week for phase change.  A1 Electronics has 2 radiators by SilverProp, a companyyou may not have heard of, but that does good work.  Also the new improved drinkable Fluid XP+!  I'm not saying you should drink it, only that it likely won't make you sick.  Maybe overclocking and kids shouldn't mix, but you can get non-toxic, non-conductive fluid, if you feel the need.

Our good friends Bacata kindly sent us two SilverProp radiators for computer water hea

A long month

Subject: Editorial | February 18, 2005 - 12:00 PM |
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If you have been following the site at all this year, you'll have noticed that since the last day in January, my name has not been attached to any articles. My sincere thanks go to Jon and Lee for keeping some fresh content on PC Perspective. Of course, this is not to say I haven't been working at all in these past two weeks, just that it isn't "overt" work that I am doing. The grunt work that needs doing is getting done, and thanks to Joe, very soon we should have that new design I promised a couple months back. I am really looking forward to it.

ATI rolls out new notebook chipset

Subject: Mobile | February 17, 2005 - 04:49 PM |
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Graphics chip maker ATI on Thursday rolled out a new chipset for notebook PCs with Advanced Micro Devices' processors.

Keeping your CPU & GPU chillin & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 16, 2005 - 11:54 AM |
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Heatpipes are already popular quiet cooling solutions, but built in case ducting is only now hitting the mainstream.  The Thermaltake Silent 775 takes advantage of both ideas, but puts the ducting directly onto the heatsink, so the fan's efforts are funneled right to where it matters, and for ~43 CFM at 21dBa, reading the full review at Techtastic is worth it. 


If your CPU is already swinging in the breeze, make sure your graphics card doesn't get jealous, below are 4 reviews it doesn't want you to miss.
Source: Techtastic

Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI Review

Subject: Motherboards | February 15, 2005 - 12:14 AM |
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Hexus.net has a review of the Gigabyte GA-K8NXP-SLI that can be found here.

"The GA-K8NXP-SLI oozes of being an enthusiast's motherboard, and it shows throughout, from the thoughtful packaging which doubles
as a test bed for the board through to the comprehensive set of overclocking features available in the BIOS. Performance is also
generally on a par with other nForce4 boards we've seen, and the whole system was rock-solid stable throughout.

Source: Hexus

A Nonchalant Box & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | February 14, 2005 - 11:59 AM |
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Much like children in a previous age, many people want their PC to be seen, but not heard.  Arctic Cooling has released a new case, called the Silentium T2, which follows that belief.  A True Review sees just how cool and quiet this case is.

"There are many factors to consider when building a computer system; things like power, price, and looks are among the most prominent factors. Another important factor, though not everyone may have in mind but can all appreciate, is noise.

SingTel Expan Deploys The AMD Opteron(TM) Processor For Data Center Management

Subject: Processors | February 12, 2005 - 07:35 AM |
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SINGAPORE -- February 3, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that Singapore Telecommunications Limited ('SingTel'), one of Asia's leading communications companies, has deployed HP ProLiant DL145 servers powered by the AMD Opteron™ processor for the company's Singapore EXPAN Data Centers, which provide managed hosting services for customers across the Asia Pacific region.EXPAN is a pan-Asian chain of data network centers built on SingTel's own network infrastructure, providing a world-class, robust and secure hosting environment for customers.

Source: AMD