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Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 16, 2004 - 02:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Well, it's Friday, and if you are like many of our pond's members, your thoughts are turning to liquid refreshments. Well, here's a liquid you can't drink, but the possibilities it allows may keep you thinking for a while. It's called ANSULÂ® SAPPHIRE™ and is available from Tyco Fire & Security, a small pdf i
Subject: Editorial | April 16, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Kristie Goldin
Welcome to the Inside Perspective! I've got a special treat for y'all this week. A long time Forum member and Retired Mod, Fluff n'Stuff, e-mailed me with the following story. Enjoy!
Now, you must understand. My job is to drive folks from their homes to the Airport, and vice versa. It's what I do, and if I do say so, I'm good at it. Part of that job is to carry folks' luggage from their house to the van... I have no problem with that, it's part of the Customer Service, and something my company is known for.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 15, 2004 - 01:30 PM | Ryan Shrout
Lake Bluff, IL - ( April 14, 2004 ) -BFG Technologies, Inc., a leading U.S.-based supplier of advanced 3D graphics cards and other PC enthusiast products, announced today that they will offer two new 3D graphics cards based on the highly anticipated NV
Subject: Motherboards | April 14, 2004 - 08:31 PM | Geoff Baker
The results are in on the Nforce3 250 GB and it is looking pretty good. The working PCI locks, Integrated LAN and SATA, they are all making it from the reference boards to the retail shelves. Here is the X-Bit Labs review of the Chaintech.
Quote: "So, we have checked out the new chipset from NVIDIA for the Socket 754 platform in practice. Although nForce3 250 seems to be very similar to the previous product, nForce3 150, at least in the name, it actually inherited very little from the predecessor.
Subject: Processors | April 14, 2004 - 05:54 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA, April 14, 2004 - AMD (NYSE:AMD) today reported sales of $1.236 billion and net income of $45 million for the quarter ended March 28, 2004. Net income amounted to $0.12 per diluted share.
First quarter sales increased by 73 percent from the first quarter of 2003 and increased by three percent from the fourth quarter of 2003. In the first quarter of 2003, AMD reported sales of $715 million and a net loss of $146 million, or $0.42 per share.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 14, 2004 - 04:22 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Arctic Silver 5 Â· Thermal Conductance: 350,000W/m2 Â°C (0.001 inch layer) Â· Thermal Resistance: 0.0045Â°C-in2/Watt (0.001 inch layer) v Â· Average Particle Size: 0.49 microns <0.000020 inch Â· Extended Temperature Limits: Peak: —50Â°C to >180Â°C Long-Term: —50Â°C to 130
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 02:45 PM | Ryan Shrout
After attending the NVIDIA NV40 launch event yesterday in San Francisco, many of the press and gamers in attendence were amazed by the first showing of the FarCry modifcation that will enable Pixel Shader 3.0 support. We are actively trying to get a hold of either a video demonstration or screenshots to show you all, but we don't have them yet.
The demo that was shown was remarkable, showing us several scenes including a stair case with a rock wall that showed dramatic differences the realism of the textures when PS 3.0 was enabled. What is even more remarkable was
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 01:48 PM | Andrew Kaiser
When it rains, it pours! We are no longer left to speculation about the long-awaited NV40 GPU. Don't forget to check out PC Perspective's own preview, courtesy of pelly :)
Quote: Synthetic tests we ran on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra revealed that there are no dramatic drawbacks in the architecture of the chip. We are pretty optimistic about the balance of this architecture, its ability to scale in the future as well as performance the graphics processor is able deliver in today's and tomorrow's applications.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 06:44 AM | Andrew Kaiser
With the launch date so near, it's fairly safe to say that the R420 specs Digit Life has posted will be close to what actually hits the market. With 16 pipelines, and 512mb of memory on the roadmap, it certainly has met my expectations!
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 06:37 AM | Andrew Kaiser
The much-hyped NV40 is upon us! It now goes by 'GeForce FX 6800 Ultra/6800'. t-break takes a peek at Gigabyte's offerings, and lists many of their specs.
Quote: "Built on the NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra/6800, the GV-N68 series is equipped with a complete range of features to satisfy any die-hard PC gamer. The unique NVIDIA CineFXTM 3.0 engine powers the next generation of cinematic realism in vivid true color. The next-generation shader architecture delivers faster and smoother gameplay.
Subject: Graphics Cards | April 14, 2004 - 06:25 AM | Andrew Kaiser
While this certainly isn't the first stock-overclocked card offered by an OEM, this is quite a bit more agressive than I've seen before. In the past, users didn't jump for a 2% increase in clock speeds, but perhaps this pumped up card is the beginning of a new trend?
Quote: "The Gigabyte GV-N595U-GT is for those who have the money and can't live
without the best nVIDIA card. Don't like the stock FX5950 Ultra speed, but
are afraid to overclock? The GV-N595U-GT is for you. Already have a video
editing / capturing software suite? The GV-N595U-GT is for you.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 13, 2004 - 02:45 AM | Geoff Baker
With sales last year nearly doubling over previous year, Hewlett Packard is looking for more of the same in 2004
Quote: "Hewlett-Packard (HP) now expects to sell 11 million notebooks in 2004, a 10% jump from its earlier target of 10 million and an increase of close to 70% from the 6.5 million it shipped in 2003, according to sources at HP's contract makers in Taiwan."
Here are some more Mobile reviews from around the web:
Subject: Editorial | April 12, 2004 - 09:10 PM | Kristie Goldin
Welcome to the Inside Perspective! As you might have noticed, Ron and I were on vacation last week. We were in New Jersey celebrating Passover with his family.
Ron never ceases to amaze me. It takes all of my wily cunning to get him to eat vegetables, but he'll eat Chopped Liver like it's going out of style. Go figure.
This was my first celebration of Passover, and I have to brag just a bit and say that I tasted a dab of everything set on the table for the two Saders (first two nights/evening meals of Passover).
Subject: Processors | April 12, 2004 - 11:45 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA, April 12, 2004 -AMD (NYSE:AMD) announced today it has settled patent claims with Intergraph Corporation relating to AMD's microprocessors. Under terms of the agreement, AMD will receive a license under Intergraph's "Clipper" microprocessor patents and the patent lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California will be dismissed. The agreement provides pass-through rights to AMD customers for systems that include an AMD microprocessor.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 9, 2004 - 08:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The emerging heat is transported over a heat transporting system from the massive internal heat sink to the heat sink mounted on the outside. Absolutely quiet 0dB(A), 0 s
Subject: Motherboards | April 9, 2004 - 01:30 PM | Geoff Baker
The Tech Report has a review of a sample Nforce3 250Gb board. With Gigabit LAN and SATA integrated in the chipset as well as a real working PCI lock, this one is eagerly anticipated. PCI Express will have to wait.
Quote: "ALTHOUGH NVIDIA'S nForce2 chipset was a darling of the enthusiast and gaming community, the
company's nForce3 150 didn't fare so well. The nForce3 150 for was available as early as the
Opteron launch, but the chipset's comparably weak feature set and initially uninspired performance
drove many to VIA's faster and more feature-rich K8T800 chipset.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | April 8, 2004 - 03:04 PM | Andrew Kaiser
Another milestone in the computing world has been reached: 1TB of storage space on a single hard drive! It makes my 80GB drive seem so tiny now, LOL.
UPDATE 04-09-04: "It's been brought to our knowledge that LaCie is combining several hard drives in a RAID array to reach the 1TB storage levels. We haven't received a confirmation email from LaCie regarding this report and the thanks goes to our loyal readers for correcting us."
Quote: "The "Bigger Disk" product line already consists of 320GB, 400GB, and 500GB external models.