Thermalright NB-1C Chipset Recursive Reference & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2004 - 01:04 PM |
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Our own Lee Garbut, AKA robotech, has reviewed the upcoming Copper Thermalright Chipset cooler.  If you haven't yet, read it now!! :)  Then look at some of the other reviews, like a remote controlled fan controller.

"The NB-1C chipset cooler lives up to the reputation many have come to expect from Thermalright. The NB-1C exhibits excellent quality and workmanship in a small package.

July 4th Holiday Case Roundup & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Enjoy your day off, fellow PCP'ers slightly to the south.  While your kickin' back and relaxing, why not browse through some of the newest cases you might want to have under your desk.  Including this attractive 20 pounder.

"There is a new contender in the case market, Opus Technologies, Inc. The company offers various PC components such as power supply units, cooling fans, heatsinks, and computer cases.

Source: CoolTechZone

Abit KV8 Pro &more

Subject: Motherboards | July 2, 2004 - 05:30 PM |
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If you are needing an upgrade, but the prices of a 939 cpu put you off, you might want to check out this review of a relatively inexpensive Socket 754 solution. Decent overclocking and great game performance doesn't require a fortune.

Quote: "We've just posted a review of Abit's K8T800 Pro powered socket 754
motherboard, the K8V Pro.

Source: HotHardware

Phase Change Phriday, DIY Reservoirs & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2004 - 01:57 PM |
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Here's a guide on building your own reservoir at a signifigant discount compared to store bought.  Of course, once you've built that, you'll be looking for other phase change components to keep your PC cool'n'froody during the summer.

"Today, I'm going to help you keep a little bit of money in your wallet by showing you a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own reservoir for your water cooling system.

Corsair Announces 667 Mhz XMS2 Modules

Subject: Memory | June 30, 2004 - 10:53 PM |
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Fremont, CA, June 30, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new XMS2 5300 speed modules at low latencies. Today Corsair introduced four new products in this family of ultra-fast modules. These memory modules offer the incredibly fast speeds of DDR2 5300 and the low latencies of 4-4-4-12.

Xeon Processor Family Ushers In New Technologies

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 06:48 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced availability of a new Intel® Xeon™ processor-based platform and a host of new products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation platforms.

Trek Bicycles Turns to AMD64 Technology

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 12:40 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that at the upcoming Tour de France, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pro Cycling Team, which is presented by Berry Floors, will use a series of Trek bicycles designed on workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The USPS team is led by five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who Saturday will begin his quest for a record sixth straight Tour title.

Source: AMD

Clear cases, red cases, silver cases and rubber fans

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2004 - 12:14 PM |
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Today I give you a link to a nice looking case for a home theatre PC, incase anyone is planning on building their own PVR.  Also a mix of aluminium, steel and acrylic cases.  Be sure to check out the little USB fan/Down near the bottom.

"Cooler Master has outdone themselves, actually thinking about what would make an excellent HTPC (Home Theater PC) case. Style wise it matches, layout wise it is awesome, and cooling wise it's effective.

Source: VIPERLAIR

NVIDIA Reintroduces SLI Technology

Subject: Graphics Cards | June 28, 2004 - 10:50 AM |
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HardOCP has a little write up on the announced NVIDIA SLI technology.  Rather than spit out just another rendition of this article on PCP, I decided a link to this quality work would suffice.  The major points are all hit on there and you can see the slides from the presentation that we were shown. 

That said, SLI is coming. We are going to see 6800Ultras in the market for sale this year and we can bet on dual X16 PCI-Express boards to surface as well.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

New 64-BIT Applications Demonstrate Performance Increases

Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 09:09 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA - June 28, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions. Crafty is an open-source, high-performance chess program scheduled to compete in the World Computer Chess Championship this July.

Source: AMD

AMD Strengthens Mobile Computing R&D

Subject: Mobile | June 24, 2004 - 05:01 PM |
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TOKYO -- June 24, 2004 --Underscoring its commitment to mobile computing customers, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has opened an engineering laboratory housed in AMD Japan's Tokyo headquarters. The AMD Japan Engineering Laboratory plans to hire 15 to 20 engineers over the next 12 to 18 months. The new lab is expected to contribute to AMD's mobile processor platform design activities to achieve an expanded presence in thin and light notebook PCs, as well as consumer electronics and communication devices that require extremely low power.

Source: AMD

Opteron CPUs Power New Enterprise Apps. Center

Subject: Processors | June 24, 2004 - 04:54 PM |
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PARIS -- June 24, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Systems Europe (FSE) has chosen AMD Opteron™ processor-based cluster solutions for its first worldwide enterprise center in Toulouse, France.

In response to increasing requests for access to AMD Opteron processor-based systems in Europe, FSE has put together the world's first fully AMD Opteron processor-based lab designed to meet the demanding application testing and benchmarking needs of enterprise users and software partners.

Source: AMD

AMD Explores Eenterprise IT Management Challenges

Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2004 - 05:23 PM |
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NEW YORK -- June 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the completion of its third annual CXO Summit. More than 100 senior IT executives from Fortune 1000 companies joined AMD executives to discuss how technology solutions are helping enterprises address IT management challenges. Held on June 22, 2004, in New York City, the summit focused on computing infrastructure investments that help businesses address today's challenges and support future growth.

Source: AMD

Intel Expands Intel® Centrino Mobile Technology Line

Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 05:11 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Intel® Pentium® M processors 715 and 725**, expanding its mobile processor offerings and enabling a broader range of Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology-based mobile PCs at lower price points.

The new chips round out the Intel Pentium M processor line, which also includes the recently introduced Pentium M processors 735, 745 and 755. The Pentium M processor is a key component of Intel Centrino mobile technology - Intel's best technology for mobile computing.

Bad News - Organizer cancels Comdex 2004

Subject: Shows and Expos | June 23, 2004 - 03:01 PM |
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Computer trade show Comdex, once the biggest event on the tech calendar, has been canceled this year, a victim of the growing interest in shows emphasizing consumer electronics and specialist IT gear.

Fancy Fan roundup, 6 Thermaltake reviews & more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2004 - 12:08 PM |
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A round up of prettyfied fans at Madshrimps to start off, with duelling Thermaltake reviews to follow.  Also available are memory coolers, and fans that are a bit shy about making noise.

"When you want to add extra cooling to your case, you can go for performance, silence or good looks.

Source: Madshrimps

Intel LGA775 CPUs and Motherboards

Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 11:14 AM |
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I know that Intel has been getting a lot of flack during their new platform launch, the same Alderwood chipset and Socket 775 release we covered, and most it is deserved in this case.  However, one thing that can be said that Intel did correctly, was getting the right processor releases into the channel. 


Currently, you can find these processors for sale in the channel, just 5 days after the weekend release of the platform:



Socket 775 Alderwood / Grantsdale & more

Subject: Motherboards | June 23, 2004 - 03:16 AM |
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X-Bit labs has posted this article comparing the new Intel socket and Alderwood/Grantsdale chipsets to the competition. Be sure and check out our review for comparison.

Quote: "During this test session we will study the performance of the new LGA775 platform from Intel and will compare the speed of new LGA775 processors running on i925T Express platform with that of the Socket 478 processors running on an i875P platform.

Source: X-Bit Labs

More Than $2 Million Presented To 20 U.S. Schools

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2004 - 06:45 PM |
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NEW ORLEANS, June 22, 2004 - At an awards ceremony last evening, 20 schools were named as Intel/Scholastic Twenty-First Century Schools of Distinction Award winners. The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants around the country.

Key Telecom Companies Adopt Intel-Based Modular Communications Platforms

Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2004 - 04:57 PM |
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SUPERCOMM, Chicago, June 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation announced today that Huawei Technologies and Korea Telecom are developing Intel-based modular communications solutions for wireline and wireless network infrastructure. This adds to the growing list of telecommunication equipment manufacturers (TEMs) and service providers that have moved away from specialized and costly proprietary systems toward adopting standards-based platforms to deliver new services with faster time-to-revenue at more affordable costs.