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Subject: Graphics Cards | July 7, 2004 - 06:39 PM | Ryan Shrout
ATI has released the new Catalyst 4.7 drivers, with some fixes and performance improvements of course. No word on whether this release fixes the issues with the FarCry 1.2 patch yet.
This release introduces a new feature called Temporal Anti-Aliasing. OpenGL and Direct 3D applications will benefit from this feature when custom settings for Anti-Aliasing are used, and Temporal Anti-Aliasing is enabled.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 7, 2004 - 10:04 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Our own Lee Garbut, AKA robotech, has reviewed the upcoming Copper Thermalright Chipset cooler. If you haven't yet, read it now!! :) Then look at some of the other reviews, like a remote controlled fan controller.
"The NB-1C chipset cooler lives up to the reputation many have come to expect from Thermalright. The NB-1C exhibits excellent quality and workmanship in a small package.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 5, 2004 - 09:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Enjoy your day off, fellow PCP'ers slightly to the south. While your kickin' back and relaxing, why not browse through some of the newest cases you might want to have under your desk. Including this attractive 20 pounder.
"There is a new contender in the case market, Opus Technologies, Inc. The company offers various PC components such as power supply units, cooling fans, heatsinks, and computer cases.
Subject: Motherboards | July 2, 2004 - 02:30 PM | Geoff Baker
If you are needing an upgrade, but the prices of a 939 cpu put you off, you might want to check out this review of a relatively inexpensive Socket 754 solution. Decent overclocking and great game performance doesn't require a fortune.
Quote: "We've just posted a review of Abit's K8T800 Pro powered socket 754
motherboard, the K8V Pro.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | July 2, 2004 - 10:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Here's a guide on building your own reservoir at a signifigant discount compared to store bought. Of course, once you've built that, you'll be looking for other phase change components to keep your PC cool'n'froody during the summer.
"Today, I'm going to help you keep a little bit of money in your wallet by showing you a step-by-step guide on how to build your very own reservoir for your water cooling system.
Fremont, CA, June 30, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced new XMS2 5300 speed modules at low latencies. Today Corsair introduced four new products in this family of ultra-fast modules. These memory modules offer the incredibly fast speeds of DDR2 5300 and the low latencies of 4-4-4-12.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 03:48 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 28, 2004 - Intel Corporation today announced availability of a new IntelÂ® Xeon™ processor-based platform and a host of new products and technologies for its Intel Xeon processor family that significantly boost performance, memory and graphics capabilities for workstation platforms.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 09:40 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA -- June 28, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that at the upcoming Tour de France, the United States Postal Service (USPS) Pro Cycling Team, which is presented by Berry Floors, will use a series of Trek bicycles designed on workstations based on the AMD Opteron™ processor with Direct Connect Architecture. The USPS team is led by five-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong, who Saturday will begin his quest for a record sixth straight Tour title.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 28, 2004 - 09:14 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Today I give you a link to a nice looking case for a home theatre PC, incase anyone is planning on building their own PVR. Also a mix of aluminium, steel and acrylic cases. Be sure to check out the little USB fan/Down near the bottom.
"Cooler Master has outdone themselves, actually thinking about what would make an excellent HTPC (Home Theater PC) case. Style wise it matches, layout wise it is awesome, and cooling wise it's effective.
Subject: Graphics Cards | June 28, 2004 - 07:50 AM | Ryan Shrout
HardOCP has a little write up on the announced NVIDIA SLI technology. Rather than spit out just another rendition of this article on PCP, I decided a link to this quality work would suffice. The major points are all hit on there and you can see the slides from the presentation that we were shown.
That said, SLI is coming. We are going to see 6800Ultras in the market for sale this year and we can bet on dual X16 PCI-Express boards to surface as well.
Subject: Processors | June 28, 2004 - 06:09 AM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CA - June 28, 2004 - AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that 64-bit versions of software applications Crafty and The Panorama Factory running on the beta version of the upcoming Microsoft(r) Windows(r) XP 64-bit Edition for 64-bit Extended Systems demonstrate significant increases in performance, up to 57 percent for the Panorama Factory, compared to 32-bit software versions. Crafty is an open-source, high-performance chess program scheduled to compete in the World Computer Chess Championship this July.
TOKYO -- June 24, 2004 --Underscoring its commitment to mobile computing customers, AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced today that it has opened an engineering laboratory housed in AMD Japan's Tokyo headquarters. The AMD Japan Engineering Laboratory plans to hire 15 to 20 engineers over the next 12 to 18 months. The new lab is expected to contribute to AMD's mobile processor platform design activities to achieve an expanded presence in thin and light notebook PCs, as well as consumer electronics and communication devices that require extremely low power.
Subject: Processors | June 24, 2004 - 01:54 PM | Joe White
PARIS -- June 24, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced that Fujitsu Systems Europe (FSE) has chosen AMD Opteron™ processor-based cluster solutions for its first worldwide enterprise center in Toulouse, France.
In response to increasing requests for access to AMD Opteron processor-based systems in Europe, FSE has put together the world's first fully AMD Opteron processor-based lab designed to meet the demanding application testing and benchmarking needs of enterprise users and software partners.
Subject: General Tech | June 23, 2004 - 02:23 PM | Joe White
NEW YORK -- June 23, 2004 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) today announced the completion of its third annual CXO Summit. More than 100 senior IT executives from Fortune 1000 companies joined AMD executives to discuss how technology solutions are helping enterprises address IT management challenges. Held on June 22, 2004, in New York City, the summit focused on computing infrastructure investments that help businesses address today's challenges and support future growth.
Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 02:11 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 23, 2004 - Intel Corporation today introduced the IntelÂ® PentiumÂ® M processors 715 and 725**, expanding its mobile processor offerings and enabling a broader range of IntelÂ® Centrino™ mobile technology-based mobile PCs at lower price points.
The new chips round out the Intel Pentium M processor line, which also includes the recently introduced Pentium M processors 735, 745 and 755. The Pentium M processor is a key component of Intel Centrino mobile technology - Intel's best technology for mobile computing.
Subject: Shows and Expos | June 23, 2004 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Computer trade show Comdex, once the biggest event on the tech calendar, has been canceled this year, a victim of the growing interest in shows emphasizing consumer electronics and specialist IT gear.
Subject: Cases and Cooling | June 23, 2004 - 09:08 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
A round up of prettyfied fans at Madshrimps to start off, with duelling Thermaltake reviews to follow. Also available are memory coolers, and fans that are a bit shy about making noise.
"When you want to add extra cooling to your case, you can go for performance, silence or good looks.
Subject: Processors | June 23, 2004 - 08:14 AM | Ryan Shrout
I know that Intel has been getting a lot of flack during their new platform launch, the same Alderwood chipset and Socket 775 release we covered, and most it is deserved in this case. However, one thing that can be said that Intel did correctly, was getting the right processor releases into the channel.
Currently, you can find these processors for sale in the channel, just 5 days after the weekend release of the platform:
Subject: Motherboards | June 23, 2004 - 12:16 AM | Geoff Baker
Quote: "During this test session we will study the performance of the new LGA775 platform from Intel and will compare the speed of new LGA775 processors running on i925T Express platform with that of the Socket 478 processors running on an i875P platform.
Subject: General Tech | June 22, 2004 - 03:45 PM | Joe White
NEW ORLEANS, June 22, 2004 - At an awards ceremony last evening, 20 schools were named as Intel/Scholastic Twenty-First Century Schools of Distinction Award winners. The winners were chosen from more than 1,200 applicants around the country.
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