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Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 25, 2004 - 12:17 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
"The front bezel, I am pleased to say, is a big hunk of thick aluminum adorned with color and flashy lights. The first of two doorsâ€¦ yeah, I said two, is decorated with color, knobs, LED's, and knobs. These two big knobs up front are actually fan controllers.
Subject: Processors | May 25, 2004 - 09:13 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF.-May 25, 2004-AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced additional enterprise software support from IBM and Oracle with availability of AMD64 product optimizations. The migration of these core business applications to the AMD64 platform will help ensure enterprise customers have access to x86-based 64-bit software optimized for improving e-business and enterprise resource planning (ERP).
The new solutions represent offerings from the industry's leading database and ERP companies.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 24, 2004 - 04:05 PM | Sean Pelletier
In the past, MSI has created some controversey by producing a limited amount of ATI-based cards specifically for Europe. Going with the current trend as of late in offering cards based on both NVIDIA and ATI chipsets, MSI is finally making their full product line public.
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2004 - 02:42 PM | Geoff Baker
With the Nforce3 GB, Nvidia has finally caught up with Via and integrated RAID support into the Southbridge chip. The remaining question is whether or not the Nvidia performance will be up to the standard set by Via. Ace's attempts to answer this question and more in this K8T800 vrs. Nforce3 GB shootout. Good news or bad?
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2004 - 11:24 AM | Sean Pelletier
The guys over at Hexus have somehow managed to take some exclusive photos of the dual-processor SFF from Iwill which has received so much attention as of late. Regardless of how the system fares in the marketplace, it is certainly exciting to see a vendor take a chance on a wild product like this.
"Firstly, a little information on the custom form-factor ZMAX-DP motherboard.
Subject: Systems | May 22, 2004 - 05:03 PM | Ron Goldin
The power of Dual Opterons in a SFF package. Who would have thought IWill of all manufacturers would be the one with baby. Not me, its been a very long time hearing about AMD products from IWill. Now its time to see what they have been doing in the quiet corners of their R&D room. This baby needs to be sitting next to my desk!
Subject: General Tech | May 22, 2004 - 03:25 PM | Sean Pelletier
It is a given that QuakeCon is one of the most overwhelming and incredible gaming experiences to be had. With this year's QuakeCon quickly approaching (Aug 12-15), Ryan and I are trying to see how many of you will be joining us at the event.
Subject: Editorial | May 21, 2004 - 07:11 PM | Kristie Goldin
Not only did I have to agree with her, but I also had to add in my own two cents worth and tell them that my '93 Mustang was in the shop less than his '98 Dodge Stratus was. The Stratus must have overheard me.
I get out to the car, start it up, crank up the AC and feel nothing but hot air blowing out the vents.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 21, 2004 - 01:16 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Friday, and a long weekend for us Canuks! Here are all the watercooling links that have come my way this week. Have a fun friday evening.
"It is clear that for all the pumps tested that using the #4 or #5 nozzle results in improved temperatures. It also becomes apparent that, for nozzles #4 and #5, the gain from changing to the more restrictive #5 nozzle is offset by the accompanying decrease in flow rate.
Subject: Displays | May 20, 2004 - 07:30 PM | Geoff Baker
Users of WindowsXP 64 bit have been after ATI to release drivers for some time now. Word was that ATI wasn't going to release anything until a final version of XP 64 was released. However, here are some Betas. Make your image backups and proceed with caution!
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 20, 2004 - 03:36 AM | Andrew Kaiser
Chances are in recent years you have encountered the mentality that the OEM brand doesn't matter, and that the GPU the card is outfitted with is all that matters. While in sectors such as storage brands suddenly become quite important based on their reliability records, for the most part this is a non-issue with video cards these days. Really, how much difference can there be?
Subject: Processors | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Ron Goldin
BEIJING - MAY 19, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced it has established AMD (China) Co., Ltd., and co-hosted an inaugural ceremony with officials from the Zhongguancun Science Park in Beijing, where the company will be headquartered. AMD (China) Co., Ltd. is registered as a foreign-invested holding company, managing all AMD investments in China and enabling it to conduct an increased scope of business operations in the country.
Subject: Mobile | May 19, 2004 - 06:45 AM | Kristie Goldin
Yep, you guessed it! A Watch you can store files in. :)
The USB Memory Watch takes a logical step into combining these very handy devices and your own jewelry, in this case an item of jewelry you don't often, if ever, take off.
Additional Mobile Links from around the Web:
Subject: Memory | May 18, 2004 - 08:08 PM | Kristie Goldin
What is DDR2? Well, it's a new memory standard, as defined by JEDEC (Joint Electronic Device Engineering Council), whose members include many of the major computer memory and chipset manufacturers. JESD 79-2A to be exact.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | May 18, 2004 - 01:26 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Register has a few hints on how to keep your system cooling from drowning out your speakers. 2 round ups from Madshrimps, and 3 reviews of a Coolermaster heatsink. Silent PCReview takes a look at ducting, and among other things, shows how lower rotation speeds limit suction, regardless of the CFM rating.
"If you're tired of the racket your PC is making, you have two choices before you.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 18, 2004 - 10:16 AM | Sean Pelletier
Those who thought NVIDIA's new MXM mobile PCI-Express module would make life a bit easier for laptop vendors are in for a suprise. Apparently, ATI is on the verge of announcing their own module.
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