AMD Updates Third Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:43 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- October 4, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that net income for the third quarter ended September 26, 2004 is anticipated to increase from the $32 million reported in the second quarter of 2004 despite slightly lower sales. The company's prior guidance for the third quarter was for sales to be up moderately from second quarter sales of $1.262 billion.

Source: AMD

Difficulties Writing 64-Bit Code? Intel Introduces Suite Of Tools, Expertise To Help

Subject: General Tech | October 4, 2004 - 08:40 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Oct. 4, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new software tools to help developers design, analyze and optimize applications running on Intel-based platforms supporting Intel® Extended Memory 64 Technology (Intel® EM64T). Intel already offers similar products for its Intel® Itanium® 2 processor family.

Cases that change their outfits & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 4, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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If home decorating is your thing, or maybe i';s the "thing" of someone close to you, and you are getting grief over your PC case not matching the window treatments.  Well, Overclockercafe looks at a case from Aspire that let's you change the colour scheme of the case in 5 minutes.  If that doesn't interest you, look down to see if any of the other reviews catch your eye

"Aspire realizes that you don't always want to look at the same old colors over and over so they have devised a way for you to have some variety in your case.

All Quiet on the Water Front & a little more

Subject: Cases and Cooling | October 1, 2004 - 11:39 AM |
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Not to much action in the watercooling world this week, but the three I got I give to you.  Including GruntvillE reviewing at a very good performer, the Alphacool NexXxos XP block.

"The Alphacool NexXxos XP block turned in a very impressive performance and really compares well against the top US designed blocks that I put it up against.

Source: GruntvillE

Intel's Global Ad Campaign Highlights The Technology Within

Subject: Processors | September 30, 2004 - 06:15 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 27, 2004 - Intel Corporation began a worldwide advertising campaign today to promote the Intel® Centrino™ mobile technology brand and its benefits as the essential technology ingredient for mobile wireless computing. The campaign consists of television, print, online and outdoor elements as well as promotions, including product placements on popular TV programming.

Futuremark Release 3DMark05

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 29, 2004 - 01:25 PM |
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Futuremark today released the latest installment in their benchmark suite,

Air Cooling Bazaare & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 29, 2004 - 12:24 PM |
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If it moves air to cool your PC, chances are that at least one of these reviews will cover that area.  Start it all off with and odd looking dual fan from Coolermaster, put through it's paces by ExtremeMhz.

'Recently, many enthusiast manufacturers have been starting to shift away from the standard 80mm fan design. This has resulted in several very odd looking setups, and today we get to take a look at Cooler Master's entry — the Dual Storm.

Source: ExtremeMhz

Doom III 1.1 Patch out...

Subject: General Tech | September 28, 2004 - 07:46 PM |
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Doom III players rejoice, the awaited 1.1 patch is released.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />


STABILITY
- Fixed desktop crash when loading a QuickSave made when during influence in EPD Lab in Alphalabs 1
- Fixed game freezing if in-game MP menu is opened just after a change map vote
Passes and just before the map changes.

Source: 3DCenter

Intel Boosts Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor Family

Subject: Processors | September 28, 2004 - 05:17 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the Mobile Intel® Pentium® 4 processor 548 supporting Hyper-Threading Technology1 for the portability market segment. This processor is designed for larger-sized notebook PCs, also known as "desktop replacements," that typically feature large screens, full-size keyboards and multiple drives. Notebooks based on the Mobile Intel Pentium 4 processor 548 supporting HT Technology allow users to take advantage of multithreaded and processor-intensive multimedia applications in a portable form factor.

Cases Made For Watercooling, Fan Controllers & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 27, 2004 - 12:10 PM |
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Thermaltake has designed a case specifically made to accomodate external radiators, and Overclocker Cafe takes a look at it.  If that's not enough, further down we have 2 multifunction panels, and some thumb screws that are a little more artistic than normal.

"If you look closely you will see multiple 3/8' indentations, ten to be exact in several places. These can be punched out so that 3/8' OD hosing can be run through there to reach an external radiator or reservoir if you choose.

Cleaning Copper Waterblocks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2004 - 11:46 AM |
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Copper ain't so shiny no more?   Your transparent tubing letting you see your liquid cooling system looks like it uses Slushie mix?  Maybe this article's for you!  Or if you just want to toss it and buy a new one, look at the kits being reviewed this week.

"Here you can see some of the residues left on the acrylic tops from such a long period of use. Most likely under closer inspection, you could find a similar residue over the surface of the interior of your copper blocks.

Source: OCMODSHOP

VIA Announces K8T890, First PCI Express Chipset for the Athlon Processor

Subject: Chipsets | September 24, 2004 - 06:32 AM |
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Be sure to check out my preview of this chipset as well!

VIA Announces K8T890, World's First PCI Express Chipset for the AMD Athlon™ Processor


VIA K8T890 Series chipsets open up the AMD64 processor platform to PCI Express, providing the bandwidth needed for today's most demanding applications and the headroom needed for future growth


Taipei, Taiwan, 24 September 2004, - VIA Tech

IWill's Dual Opteron SFF Cube Preview @ Hexus

Subject: Systems | September 23, 2004 - 02:43 PM |
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Over the past several days, we have been seeing the hype surrounding IWill's new Dual Opteron SFF system build tremendously. And why not? It is still quite amazing to me to see a dual processor SFF. Ryszard at Hexus has the World Exclusive Preview of IWill's ZMAXdp.

Dual Opteron in small form factor works, and it works well.

Source: Hexus

Abit Launches RX700 Series of Graphics Cards

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2004 - 08:51 PM |
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ABIT Launches the RX700 Graphics Card Series


Dominate the competition with BulletProof Technology

September 21st, 2004

Known as the company that provides the world's top performing gaming hardware, ABIT is proud to deliver products that boost the level of play of gamers worldwide.

Intel's New Products Improve Features For Value-Priced PCs

Subject: Systems | September 22, 2004 - 08:34 PM |
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SANTA CLARA, Calif., Sept. 22, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced new products to provide cost-conscious consumers more fully featured PCs. The Intel® Celeron® D processor 340 and the Intel® 910GL Express chipset offer solid computing reliability and value with improved features and technologies for value-priced PCs, including support for PCI Express*, Intel® High Definition Audio, and the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 900.

Maxtor Atlas SCSI Review + Misc other storage news

Subject: Storage | September 22, 2004 - 01:00 PM |
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The crew over at The Tech Report has just posted their Maxtor Atlas 10K V SCSI Review. Since your hard drives are usually the largest bottleneck (in a fairly new system), it is important to pay attention to how fast the drive is (along with the storage capacity). An excellent read as always...

Now Asus makes Heatsinks & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 22, 2004 - 11:54 AM |
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As you can see, it is a quiet one, and able to keep a P4 cool n' froody.    If you haven't read Robotech's review of the CoolerMaster Hyper 6, shame on you!  Drop what you're doing and read it, now. 


"Up until this point, Asus had not sold heatsinks under its brand name, and was known primarily as a videocard and motherboard manufacturer.
Source: Frosty Tech

[H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide

Subject: Systems | September 21, 2004 - 07:55 PM |
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Low budget and low FPS? Fear not, [H]ard|OCP's $500 Upgrade Guide provides some basic common sense upgrades to keep that box kickin' strong for under $500.

The [H]ard|OCP 500, Q3-04 : Do you want upgrade your box that is a bit long in the tooth without having to take out a second mortgage? We give you some economically minded suggestions using $500 and parts from NewEgg that you can purchase today.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

AMD & Intel Battle It Out Under Linux

Subject: Processors | September 21, 2004 - 04:23 PM |
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There seems to be a growing amount of people using Linux; perhaps seeking experiance or making the switch altogether. So how does the latest gear from AMD & Intel perform under Linux? Read on to find out!


Almost three months ago, Intel released their new platform which included many new features for Intel. These features included two new chipsets, a new CPU package and socket, DDR2 memory support, and the first motherboards with PCI-Express slots.

ATI Radeon X700 series reviews from around the net

Subject: Graphics Cards | September 21, 2004 - 12:56 PM |
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It is a busy day for ATI Radeon X700 series cards.

Source: AnandTech