AMD Responds To Students' Back-To-School PC Technology Needs

Subject: Processors | August 18, 2004 - 01:58 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 18, 2004 --Security and advanced multi-media capabilities have evolved into the two most critical technology features students seek in new PCs this back-to-school season, according to Current Analysis, a consumer electronics research firm. AMD (NYSE: AMD) meets the needs of these often tech-savvy users with the award-winning AMD Athlon™ 64 processor family for desktops and notebooks.

'Many students today are performance-hungry users, taking games and multi-media applications to the next level.

Source: AMD

Silent VGA Cooling & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 18, 2004 - 12:39 AM |
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Since PCI-Xpress is being used to bring back old school Scan Line Interleave, you all may end up with 2 videocards in your box.  OCIA looks at a silent VGA cooler from Zalman that might save your ears, and let you hear the bad guys that you can't see onscreen.


"Does silent cooling tickle your fancy? I do believe it does if you're reading this review. Zalman has long since lead the way in silent cooling and now they are back with version 3 of their noiseless VGA cooler.
Source: OCIA

AMD Set To 'Go For The Gold'

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 02:05 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today introduced the AMD Athlon™ 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks, extending the award-winning AMD64 processor family to new heights with the highest performing 32-bit/64-bit processor available for mobile PCs.

AMD Athlon 64 processor 3700+ for desktop-replacement notebooks is the most advanced PC processor designed for notebook computing, offering outstanding 32-bit power today plus compatibility with tomorrow's 64-bit software.

Source: AMD

AMD Ships 90 Nanometer AMD64 Products For Revenue

Subject: Processors | August 17, 2004 - 03:00 AM |
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SUNNYVALE, CA -- August 17, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it is achieving a smooth transition to 90 nanometer (nm) manufacturing and has shipped low-power 90nm Mobile AMD Athlon™ 64 processors for thin and light notebooks (previously codenamed 'Oakville') for revenue.

Source: AMD

New clothes for your PC & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 16, 2004 - 08:48 AM |
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Here are a few cases, ranging from a HTPC box from Silverstone, to Yeou Chih's classically designed server box.  First have a look at Antec's Aria case, and see if it might just be a new look you want for your PC.   Just look, don't spill your coffee on it!

"The optical drive bay is stealthed and it uses a system that we have seen with the AOpen and Soltek cubes where an external button on the case itself presses against the CDROM eject button.

Source: Neoseeker

AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs Info

Subject: Processors | August 15, 2004 - 10:25 AM |
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Well how did I miss this?  I suppose they are going to fire me, but here it is, two days late, an early look at some of the first steps into dual core land.  Read on, at Virtual Zone.

 AMD is going to release the 90nm AMD64 processors soon for mobile, desktop and servers and these are based on Revision D cores. According to some docs we have seen, there is another major silicon revision change on the AMD64 processors taking place next year with Revision E.

Source: Virtual Zone

LGA775 ABIT AA8 DuraMAX @ HEXUS.net

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 01:15 PM |
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Time to put up some more Intel reviews for inquiring minds.

Source: Hexus

First Abit Fatal1ty Motherboard Shots

Subject: Motherboards | August 13, 2004 - 11:01 AM |
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After doing some snooping around the Abit booth here at Quakecon, I came across a motherboard that I definitely didn't recognize.  What I had was the first prototype of the Abit Fatal1ty motherboard.



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The quick and dirty basics I got on the board were that it was a 925X-based Intel 775-pin platform (obviously) with some added twea

Liquid cooled PC's have no sharp blades & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 13, 2004 - 08:59 AM |
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I got a few review links saved up for you all today.  Start off with ProCooling.com's JayDee116 showing off his newest DIY waterblock which beats his previous one by a nice margin.  Zalman, Poseidon and Asetek are all represeted, along with various others, including Part 2 of Watercooling for Everyone.


PC Perspective at Quakecon

Subject: Shows and Expos | August 11, 2004 - 11:33 AM |
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Well, I am here now at the Gaylord Texas Resort, preparing for Quakecon 2004.  The show is still under construction as the cables are still getting wired and the power is getting routed.  If you are going to be there, look for me in an Amdmb.com Tshirt (old school style) and if you aren't going to be there, then just check out the Quakecon website.


UPDATE (8/12/04, 12:15pm): Well, the gamers are still setting up and the show booths are getting settled in as we speak.  There are already a ton of people playing gam

My heatsink threw my back out again & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 11, 2004 - 08:38 AM |
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Tweaknews takes a look at one of the heaviest heatsinks you'll probably ever want to use.  It should keep your CPU cool, if it doesn't squash it like a bug!

"Here is where I conclude my love/hate relationship with the Coolermaster's Hyper 6. There is very little middle ground with this cooler. All the good and bad points are exceptional and should be definitely considered if you are thinking about purchasing this heatsink.

Source: Tweaknews

AMD64 Is The Force Behind Star Wars: Episode III 'Revenge Of The Sith'

Subject: Processors | August 10, 2004 - 01:54 PM |
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SIGGRAPH, LOS ANGELES -- August 10, 2004 --At Siggraph today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced that AMD Opteron™ processor-based servers and workstations are providing the digital backbone for the final Star Wars prequel, Episode III: 'Revenge of the Sith.' The AMD64 digital processing pipeline at JAK Films, the production company for Star Wars: Episode III, includes pre-visualization and pre-postproduction, which involves 3-D match moving, 3-D modeling, lighti

Source: AMD

Thinking cool thoughts outside the box & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 10, 2004 - 11:24 AM |
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I stumbled upon this story in Scientific American and needed to pass it onto those of you who's PC's are in direct sunlight, and overheating.  Hopefully it will be available soon, and not just in the "

somewhat unattractive yellowy brown color" style.  Also available for today ...

Corsair Offers $20 Rebate with Doom 3 Purchase

Subject: Memory | August 9, 2004 - 05:42 PM |
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If you bought Doom 3 and found you might need a boost in your system memory, you really can't pass up this deal.  Corsair offers some of the best memory around and getting $20 back just because you bought Doom 3 is quite the nice touch.  :)


Fremont, CA, August 9, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced a $20 rebate on selected memory modules when purchased with the DO

Corsair Announces 1 GB CAS 2 Modules

Subject: Memory | August 9, 2004 - 05:41 PM |
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Corsair announced their 1 GB modules today with support for Cas 2 latencies.


remont, CA, August 9, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new XMS 3200 speed 1 GByte modules supporting CAS-2 latencies. Following the success of the company's 1 GByte PC3200 CAS-3 modules, these new products offer the same speed and density but support lower latencies and improved performance.

AMD Fortifies PC Security Protection

Subject: General Tech | August 9, 2004 - 03:14 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF -- August 9, 2004 --Bringing a new level of security to desktop and mobile PC computing, AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that with the release of Microsoft® Windows® XP Service Pack 2 (SP2), Enhanced Virus Protection (EVP) can now be enabled on all AMD Athlon™ 64 processors.* This unique hardware and software combination is designed to keep computers protected against certain malicious viruses, computer worms and Trojan horses.

Source: AMD

Cases and Cooling: The Return & More

Subject: Cases and Cooling | August 9, 2004 - 10:30 AM |
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I'm back, and have quite the pile up of reviews to post.  Expect to see longer lists of reviews this week, as I try to dig my way out of this pile o' emails.  Up today is most of the case reviews that popped up while I was happily goofing off.  Featured today is a funky looking case with an even funkier name.


Quote: "The aesthetic appeal of the AeroCool Jetmaster Jr Gaming Case is achieved when the system is completely powered on and the lights are turned off.
Source: MODTHEBOX

Buffalo Firestix FSX5000V DDR Memory

Subject: Memory | August 8, 2004 - 08:12 AM |
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As a response to the increased competition in the high-end memory market, Buffalo Technology have introduced their new Firestix memory modules. Clothed in bright-red heatspreaders, the Firestix come in both PC3500 & PC4000 flavours.

Source: PCStats

LG Flatron L1810B LCD review @ Hexus

Subject: Displays | August 6, 2004 - 09:03 AM |
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 "LG e

lectronics enrich your life, making it more comfortable, convenient and enjoyable." 


Source: Hexus

Thursday SFF Fix

Subject: Systems | August 5, 2004 - 07:46 PM |
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For those SFF addicts out there, get your fix here with three reviews to keep you going!

Source: bit-tech