PriceGrabber Findings

Subject: Editorial | January 18, 2005 - 12:53 PM |

While hunting around on various websites today, doing the usual product searches, I came across quite a few interesting little bits of info that I wanted to share this afternoon.  First up, it would appear that I have found the first X800 PCI Express card available, from PowerColor.  Listed here on our shopping page, the card is going for $389 and slightly higher.  This is the fi

AMD Executive Elected President of the HyperTransport(TM) Technology Consortium

Subject: Processors | January 17, 2005 - 03:25 PM |


SUNNYVALE, Calif., January 17, 2005 — The HyperTransport™ Technology

Consortium, a nonprofit industry organization that manages and promotes low-latency

HyperTransport technology, today announced the election of David Rich, Director of Business

Development and Support, Boston Design Center at AMD, as President of the Consortium,

reporting to the Consortium's Board of Directors. Mr.

Source: AMD

AMD Extends Technology Sponsorship With Lance Armstrong...

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:21 PM |

 SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 12, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an extended technology sponsorship agreement with Lance Armstrong and the newly unveiled Discovery Channel Pro Cycling Team. AMD technology solutions play a critical role in the team's success, allowing riders and coaches to collect, analyze and interpret training data, and enabling team partners to design and develop state-of-the-art equipment.

Source: AMD

AMD Updates Fourth Quarter Outlook

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:19 PM |

 SUNNYVALE, CA -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced sales for the fourth quarter ended December 26, 2004 are expected to be up slightly from the $1.239 billion reported in the third quarter. Fourth quarter operating income is anticipated to be positive, but down significantly from third quarter operating income of $68.4 million. The Computation Products Group (CPG) continued its upward trajectory and fourth quarter sales are expected to increase compared to the prior quarter. CPG is expected to be profitable.

Source: AMD

Intel Announces Record Quarterly And Annual Revenue

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:17 PM |

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 11, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced record quarterly revenue of $9.6 billion, up 13 percent from the third quarter and up 10 percent year-over-year. For the year, Intel achieved revenue of $34.2 billion, up 13.5 percent from 2003 and higher than the previous record of $33.7 billion set in 2000.

Intel Aligns Around Platforms

Subject: General Tech | January 17, 2005 - 03:14 PM |

 SANTA CLARA, Calif., Jan. 17, 2005 — Intel Corporation today announced a broad reorganization bringing all major product groups in line with the company's strategy to drive development of complete technology platforms based on Intel ingredients.

In addition, two new organizations have been created to address growing opportunities for Intel-based technologies in digital healthcare and in serving Intel's worldwide distribution channel.

A Cool Lightweight Case & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 17, 2005 - 10:14 AM |

Slim, light and well cooled would describe the ThermalTake Shark perfectly.  Don't take my word for it though, head on over to The Tech Report, and get the review first hand.

"On paper, it looks like the Shark delivers. The Atkins Diet has trimmed the case's weight down to just 14 pounds, and the Shark offers loads of both internal and external drive bays.

Watercooling a 775 & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 14, 2005 - 08:52 AM |

Watercooling can really help you to get the most out of your system, and maybe even give it a great seasonal boost, if you take advantage of winter, and keep your reservoir buried in the snow.  Indoors or outdoors, take a look at DangerDen's TDX755, reviewed at Red & Blackness, if you want to get that socket775 chip working hard for you.

"Well the new socket 775 from Intel does not have that many coolers yet to it.

XFX 6600Gt AGP Review

Subject: Graphics Cards | January 14, 2005 - 12:45 AM |

If your upgrading your graphics card on a budget, you might want to take a look at this XFX 6600Gt AGP review.


Source: NVnews

Heatsinks on growth hormones & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 12, 2005 - 08:59 AM |

Big.  Not much else you can say when you see these heatsinks in a store next to the small aluminium cube that until sometime last year, you used to call your heatsink.  But if you want to run the faster AMD & Intel chips, and especially if you want to OC it, then get out a two pound hunk of copper and attach a 120mm fan to it, like Zalman did for their 7700, which Silent PC Review puts to the test.

"The new Zalman 7700 heasink/fan is a natural extension of the radial concept of the successful 7

MSI K8N Diamond (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI)

Subject: Motherboards | January 11, 2005 - 04:22 AM |

MSI K8N Diamond (NVIDIA nForce4 SLI) @ Hardware Zone

Here's a taster of features taken directly from the MSI Press Centre:

The MSI K8N Diamond motherb

Saitek R440 Force Feedback Wheel and Pedals

Subject: General Tech | January 11, 2005 - 03:54 AM |

Saitek was founded in 1979 when they launched their first Chess Computer. They entered the gaming market back in 1993 and since then have been producing gaming peripherals such as keyboards, joysticks, game pads and steering wheels.

Corsair Flash Voyager USB 2.0 Drive 256MB

Subject: Memory | January 11, 2005 - 02:59 AM |

There's lots of USB flash drives on the market these days, so are Corsair just relying on the name to assure sales, or is their actually something about the Voyager that sets it apart from the competition. Well for a start it seems that the Voyager may even be washing machine proof!

Source: OCTools

Quiet Cases, Pretty Cases & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | January 10, 2005 - 09:11 AM |

Silent PC Review gets a look at Antec's new silent case.  If you like sleek aluminum sides, and a case you look at, not listen to, then this might be the case your looking for.

"One of the most exciting things not to be shown at CES is a new case that will soon be coming from Antec. Rather than a booth at the CES, Antec have a hotel suite nearby where press and customers are invited for a private gander at new products.

AMD Jions HP As The Exclusive Partner Of The "You + HP Experience"

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2005 - 06:59 AM |

 SUNNYVALE, CALIF - January 10, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the company will join HP as the exclusive partner of the "YOU + HP Experience," powering HP desktop and notebook PCs featured on the tour with AMD Athlon(tm) 64 processor technology. The "YOU + HP Experience" features custom, hands-on demonstrations that showcase the versatile power of AMD64 technology for music, photography, video, home/office computing solutions and gaming.

Source: AMD

AMD Powers Hebei Province, China Long-Distance Education Project

Subject: General Tech | January 10, 2005 - 06:53 AM |

 Beijing -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Lenovo, Dawning and AMD have jointly won one of China's most ambitious long-distance education projects — the Hebei Long-Distance Education Project. As part of the win, AMD, Lenovo and Dawning will provide over 26,000 AMD processor-based systems, including AMD Sempron™ processor-based Lenovo Qitian M 6200M PCs and AMD Opteron™ processor-based Dawning Tiankuo A Series i200-A servers, to Hebei Education Bureau.

Source: AMD

AMD Promotes New AMD Holographic Label And Security Features

Subject: Processors | January 10, 2005 - 06:51 AM |

 SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- January 10, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced an educational campaign focused on the security features of AMD boxed processors (also known as Processor-in-a-Box, or PIB) in order to help ensure high customer satisfaction. By promoting a newly designed AMD holographic label using one of the most secure authentication technologies available, AMD is committed to helping customers more easily authenticate AMD PIB products.

Source: AMD

Amd Kicks Off New Year With Mobile Performance Personified

Subject: Processors | January 10, 2005 - 06:35 AM |

 SUNNYVALE, CALIF. - January 10, 2005 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that it will usher in a new era in mobile computing. AMD Turion(tm) 64 mobile technology was unveiled by six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong at an AMD event at the International CES 2005 show in Las Vegas.
Source: AMD

AMD64 Processors Power Digital Home

Subject: Processors | January 9, 2005 - 08:42 AM |

 SUNNYVALE, CALF. -- January 5, 2005 --Today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced support for the upcoming DivX Connected Certification Program from DivXNetworks, Inc. The DivX Connected Program is a comprehensive technology initiative that connects digital media from the PC to consumer electronics products throughout the home.

Source: AMD

New CE-ATA Storage Interface Building Steam

Subject: Storage | January 9, 2005 - 08:40 AM |

 CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW (CES), Las Vegas, Jan. 5, 2005 - CE-ATA, the storage interface for next-generation handhelds and portable consumer electronics devices, has reached a number of milestones that underscore progress made with the specification and the industry since the initiative was launched at the Intel Developer Forum in September.