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

Bumps in the Road: Intel's Recent Delays in Perspective

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 11:15 PM |
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Intel has announced that the P4 4GHz will be delayed until 2005.  Surprise surprise...







Intel's announcement last week that the P4 4 GHz would be delayed into 2005 may have been no surprise to those of us who follow the industry, but it can't have improved the mood in Santa Clara.  It's the latest in a recent set of hiccups and roadmap adjustments for Intel, whose had to recall early board

Source: Sudhian

Red Flag Delivers First Commercial Version Of Linux Compiled With Intel Compiler

Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2004 - 05:06 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 3, 2004 - Intel Corporation and Red Flag Software Co., Ltd, today announced that Red Flag is the first company to use the Intel® C++ Compiler 8.0 for Linux* to compile a commercial version of its Linux operating system. Red Flag used Intel's tools to optimize its Red Flag Server 4.1 series products. Red Flag will include 60-day evaluation copies of the Intel Compiler in its distribution to enable customers to use the tool to optimize their own applications.

Western Digital Ships Large Capacity Hard Drives For Servers

Subject: Storage | August 3, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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LAKE FOREST, Calif. - Aug. 3, 2004 - Western Digital Corp. (NYSE: WDC) today introduced WD Caviar® RAID Edition (RE) hard drives, which are designed and manufactured to enterprise-class standards for high reliability in a host of server applications including e-mail, file, video and Web servers, and demanding environments such as scientific computing, enterprise backup, document image management, engineering data management.

AMD Announces Support For Enterprise Server Virtualization

Subject: Processors | August 3, 2004 - 02:13 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --AMD (NYSE:AMD) today announced that VMware ESX Server, virtual infrastructure software that enables enterprises to partition, consolidate and manage systems in mission-critical environments, is qualified on AMD Opteron™ processor-based platforms from HP and IBM.

Source: AMD

AMD Unveils Professional Design Support Services

Subject: General Tech | August 3, 2004 - 02:11 PM |
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SAN FRANCISCO -- August 3, 2004 --At LinuxWorld today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) formally introduced its Professional Design Support Services program, available through the AMD Boston Design Center. Created to help speed a customer's design and time-to-market, the Professional Design Support Services program supports development of AMD64 processor-based products, from embedded systems and client products to high-end High Performance Computing (HPC) servers.

Source: AMD

2 Press Releases from the Intel Press Room

Subject: General Tech | August 2, 2004 - 05:49 PM |
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Intel discusses a new ultraviolet technology (EUV) for making future processors in this press release and also talks about a new generation of Xeon based platforms in this press release.

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 2, 2004 - Intel Corporation today unveiled a new generation of Intel® Xeon™ processor-based server platforms.

Doom 3 Out Early!!

Subject: Graphics Cards | July 31, 2004 - 06:14 AM |
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If you were waiting for Tuesday to pick up a copy of probably the most anticipated game of all time, wait no more, go out this Saturday morning and pick you up a copy!  That's right, the Doom 3 street date has been broken!!!


To quote one excited gamer:


Activision just gave my best buy authorization to break the embargo. IT IS ON THE SHELVES NOW! I am typing this with a COPY IN MY HAND! YMMV, GO GO GO!
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Corsair PC3200XL Pro Low Latency Memory

Subject: Memory | July 30, 2004 - 02:26 PM |
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Hot on the heels of the announced collaboration with Intel®, we can now bring bring you an in-depth review of Corsair's latest offering, utilising the new Samsung Low Latency chips. The PC3200XL Pro may put that little extra bit of sparkle into your PC, but what is the purpose behind those pretty glittering lights?

Source: CoolTechZone

Doom 3 Hardware Guide

Subject: Systems | July 29, 2004 - 11:50 AM |
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Doom 3. The very name can send chills up the spine of the most hardcore gamers. It is probably one of the most anticipated games of the day, but how well will it fare on your system? Can your box handle the Doom 3 experience or is an upgrade in order? id Software and HardOCP have teamed up to bring you up to speed on how your hardware (or similar configurations) will perform, and what upgrades you might be in need of. If you're getting into the Doom 3 craze, this is definitely worth a read.

Source: [H]ard|OCP

Corsair, Intel® partner for Cyberathlete® E.W.C.

Subject: Memory | July 28, 2004 - 06:47 PM |
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Fremont, CA, July 28, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced their collaboration with Intel® Corporation to supply the official gaming tournament systems for the Cyberathlete Extreme world Championships in Grapevine, Texas this week.

AMD Sempron 2800+ & 3100+

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 03:23 PM |
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Techware has gotten ahold of some AMD Sempron processors.  Results are anything but expected...

AMD has just released its latest processor line, the AMD Sempron. The Sempron is designed to replace the Duron line of lower-performance, inexpensive processors aimed at home and business desktop users. Available in both Socket A and Socket 754, the Sempron offers good performance for its price, and has good potential for overclocking."

AMD Redefines Everyday Computing With AMD Sempron

Subject: Processors | July 28, 2004 - 02:48 PM |
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SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- July 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the availability of AMD Sempron™ processors, a new family of processors that redefine everyday computing for value-conscious buyers of desktop and notebook PCs. The AMD Sempron and Mobile AMD Sempron processors are designed to deliver best-in-class performance and a full-feature set to meet the evolving day-to-day computing needs of home and business PC users.

Source: AMD

SGI To Build New NASA Supercomputer

Subject: Systems | July 27, 2004 - 10:43 PM |
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NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) has chosen SGI (Silicon Graphics Inc.) to build a new supercomputer based on Linux, and powered by 10,240 Intel Itanium 2 processors. This new beast will focus its attention on the areas of space exploration, global warming, and aerospace engineering.