|Gainward CoolFX - 4/30/03 @ 6:32 pm - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|Tom's Hardware takes a look at Gainward's watercooled CoolFX product for GeForce FX based graphics cards.|
|Doom3 Interview - 4/30/03 @ 6:03 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Warp2Search|
|There's a new interview with the lead designer of D3, Tim Willits, over at GameSpot...|
|NVIDIA Top Dog - 4/30/03 @ 5:51 pm - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|Mercury Research is reporting that NVIDIA has the largest share of the overall graphics accelerator market in the first quarter, beating Intel and ATI. NVIDIA's market share increased one percentage point to 31%. Intel maintained its second spot with 29% and ATI is a distant third at 19%.|
NVIDIA continues to dominate the desktop market with a 64% market share and is gaining on ATI in the portable market.
|Conference Call - 4/30/03 @ 5:40 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|NVIDIA will host a conference call to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2004 on May 8, 2003 at 2:00 PM, Pacific Time.|
The conference call will include a question and answer period, which will be limited to questions from analysts and institutional investors.
|FX 5600 256MB - 4/30/03 @ 3:00 pm - By: volt - Source: Darkcrow|
|That's right folks. Based on 5600 GPU, Inside managed to throw in some extra RAM. |
|43.51Dets WHQL - 4/30/03 @ 11:56 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Guru3d sent word that they have just posted the 43.51 WHQL Detonator drivers. If you are looking for a download location have a peek there.:)|
|3DMark03 Updated - 4/29/03 @ 5:11 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Winbeta|
|Just a minor patch--I believe it has some fixes for some of the more-widely used cheats.|
The changelog is here.
|TSMC Q2 Forecast - 4/29/03 @ 11:18 am - By: volt - Source: Yahoo!|
|As you can see, TSMC's second quarter looks very promising. I wonder why? :)|
*cough* NV35 *cough*
|nForce2 Review - 4/29/03 @ 9:19 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|ViperLair take a look at Abit's latest nForce 2 solution, the NF7-M. It's based on the revision v1.2 PCB, and includes the nVidia nForce 2 IGP.|
|Video Card Roundup - 4/29/03 @ 9:13 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Various|
|A number of video card reviews have popped up recently, here's the quick run down:|
|Soltek nForce2 400 - 4/29/03 @ 9:06 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Warp2Search|
|x-bit labs has posted information on Soltek's upcoming motherboards which will be equipped with the new stepping of NVIDIA's nForce2 chip, aka nForce2 400. There are two varieties, the 400 Ultra and non-Ultra. From the specs posted, it seems the non-Ultra variant won't have dual-channel memory support.|
|ATI and ArtX - 4/29/03 @ 8:55 am - By: JonathanM - Source: NVmax|
|EETimes has a very inetersting story about a small 70-person startup that ATI bought in 2000; ArtX. This inquisition has reinvigorated the ATI of yesteryear to the ATI we know today.|
|Paint Shop Pro 8 - 4/28/03 @ 9:10 pm - By: MaxPower - Source:|
|I've gotta pimp this latest version of Paint Shop Pro. Version 8.0 is impressive with many new features and innovative updates. I've used PSP since the 3.x days and have always loved it. I'm sure the Photoshop experts out there will beg to differ, but for my money PSP can do 99% of what PS can do at a fraction of the price.|
|How Much??? - 4/28/03 @ 3:20 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: X-bit Labs|
|Just saw this referenced on Warp2Search.net. It is an interesting article on some of the actual costs for GPUs.|
|nForce2 Review - 4/28/03 @ 1:12 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Bjorn3d have another review up, this time they test out the Biostar M7NCG motherboard.|
|5800Ultra vs 9700Pro - 4/28/03 @ 1:08 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Hardtecs4u have a face off between the Leadtek & MSI GeForceFX 5800 Ultra cards and the Radeon 9700 pro. Now remember this is a translated article.:)|
|Hardware Reviews - 4/28/03 @ 1:04 pm - By: vampireuk - Source:|
|Good afternoon guys and girls? Do we have any women that read this? And not you AOL type "women" either, oooh bad memories. Umm lets do the usual hardware review round up!|
|RivaTuner Update - 4/28/03 @ 9:16 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|RivaTuner RC 12.4 was just released. RivaTuner is the most powerful tweaking utility for nVidiaand ATI Radeon display adapters running under Windows 98 / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME / Windows 2000 and Windows XP. The purpose of this utility is to give you access to all the undocumented features of the Catalyst/Detonator drivers. |
It supports all versions of Detonators drivers starting from Detonator 2.08 under Windows 98 / Windows 98 SE / Windows ME (Detonator 5.08 or higher under Windows 2000 / Windows XP).
|News Overload - 4/27/03 @ 5:09 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Warp2Search|
|Warp2Search posted two stories from the Inquirer today. The first states that Detonator 50 is due out very soon. |
The second tells us the clockspeeds for NV35: 425/425 for the non-Ultra and 450/450 for the Ultra. And Uttar, as usual, was correct--it is DDR, not DDR2.
Boy oh boy oh boy, I can't wait for E3..
|Burn baby burn! - 4/27/03 @ 3:11 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|One of our forum members UDawg71, has had a little incident with his A7N8X deluxe motherboard.|
My favourite bit is when he realised he did not have a cold cathode.:) He was also brave enough to send a picture of the aftermath!
Its quite scary how putting something on the wrong pin can cause that kind of carnage. Also, UDawg if you need a replacement I have one sitting around doing nothing. :)
|NVIDIA News - 4/26/03 @ 10:31 pm - By: volt - Source: Yahoo!|
|The day is almost over, though here are few company news bits.|
|Morning Reviews - 4/26/03 @ 4:49 am - By: vampireuk - Source: n/\|
|Good morning all! I'm rather glad I had that hangover last night and not this morning. Later on today I will be heading into town to pick up a new desk for the computer. This thing is just too small that I'm using now. Here is a roundup of the latest reviews for your reading pleasure.|
|FX 5200 Review - 4/26/03 @ 4:27 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|To kick off the day we have a review from techseekers. A review of the FX 5200 should wake you from your slumber, if not then wake up and read it anyway.|
|nF2 SATA RAID Fixed - 4/25/03 @ 6:16 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Warp2Search|
|As many of you have probably heard (or maybe even experienced), using SATA RAID on some nForce2 mobos, especially the Abit NF7-S and the Asus A7N8X, often results in data corruption. Or, at least, it did. Abit today stated that the problems were caused by incorrect registers on the Silicon Image SATA RAID controller, and a new driver with the correct registers fixees the problem.|
Still no word from Asus, but this does bode well--the two have the same onboard SATA RAID controller. First we get a 400Mhz FSB from a BIOS update by Abit, and now they fix SATA RAID... gotta say that I'm impressed.
|NV35 Launch Mid-May - 4/25/03 @ 8:19 am - By: MaxPower - Source: DigiTimes|
|I saw this announcement at DigiTimes.com via Warp2Search.com. This is the start of a lot of new news as the Electronic Entertainment Expo approaches.|
|Opteron In Stock - 4/25/03 @ 12:11 am - By: volt - Source: Newegg|
|I've been browsing Newegg and came across Opteron 240 version which is in stock: $305 OEM, $315 Retail :)|
|Personal Cinema - 4/24/03 @ 8:59 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|eVGA.com sends word of a promotion they are running for NVIDIA's Personal Cinema. If you purchase an NVIDIA Personal Cinema from the eVGA.com website between April 15th and May 15th, 2003, you'll be eligible for a drawing to be one of ten lucky winners to receive a chance to get full credit back on their NVIDIA Personal Cinema purchase including shipping costs.|
Additional details about their promotion can be found by clicking the headline.
|Baseball Update - 4/24/03 @ 8:27 pm - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|I haven't been around as much lately due to work related issues and I've been spending more time on outdoor activities as temperatures are quite comfortable this time of year.|
During the past few years I've posted tidbits from my older son Steve's baseball games. It seemed like only yesterday that I gave him his first glove and now his high school career with the Kecoughtan Warriors is coming to a close.
I've always known that Steve would turn out to be a fine pitcher. While he's 17 years old and still growing, Steve is putting together a senior season that would make any father proud.
Statistics for the district leaders were published in the local paper today, and Steve ranks 1st in strikeouts with 51, 2nd in innings pitched (40) and 3rd in earned run average (1.75).
In the first game of the season, Steve lost a 2-1 decision against Menchville. Mechville has turned out to be the surprise team in the Peninsula district and the following stats show why.
These guys can flat out hit as they have 4 of the top 8 batters. Tommorrow, Mechville visits Kecoughtan in a re-match, which should turn out to be an exciting game as Steve is getting the start.
Note that Kecoughtan has two ties this season. They were a result of not being able to finish a game because of darkness as none of the high schools in our city have lights :)
On a related note, my condolences go out to Menchville player Adam Creekmore and his family. His father, who was an assistant coach, recently passed away after suffering a major heart attack while he was pitching batting practice.
|Soltek nForce 2 - 4/24/03 @ 8:14 pm - By: volt - Source: Ben|
|Ben over at motherboards.org sends a word of his latest review: Soltek SL75FRN-L. Here is a little rip:|
|New Linux Drivers - 4/24/03 @ 7:23 pm - By: volt - Source: Forums|
|With a short period of time, NVIDIA has updated their linux drivers to version 1.0-4363. Here is a scoop:|
Be sure to check out official Linux Support Forums on our message board.
|Tribes: Vengeance - 4/24/03 @ 4:25 pm - By: The Baron - Source: PlanetUnreal|
|Well... yes, sadly, Tribes 3 has been announced (after that potentially fantastic game that was the sequel to Tribes was ruined by rushing it, I cry for the Tribes series). But... there is hope.|
1. It's using the Unreal engine.
2. It's being developed by Irrational Games, the people who developed System Shock 2 and Freedom Force.
Perhaps there is hope...
vampireuk: Can you hear the faint sound of the horse being flogged in the background? I'm going go squeeze a stone, I have a good feeling about it this time.
|Soltek nForce2 Review - 4/24/03 @ 11:53 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Boogletech|
|Our old friend the yellow Soltek mainboard has turned up at 3dextreme for review.|
|MSI Ti4800SE Review - 4/24/03 @ 11:49 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Bjorn3d review the MSI Ti4800SE-VTD8X.|
|Terminator 3 Trailer - 4/24/03 @ 9:12 am - By: MaxPower - Source:|
|There is a newly released trailer for "Terminator 3 Rise of the Machines". Click the headline to see it...|
|New Matrox Cards - 4/24/03 @ 9:00 am - By: MaxPower - Source: TechSpot|
|For my money, Matrox still has the superior 2D image quality out there (though the margin is much slimmer now than it was a year ago). Anyway, Matrox has announced their new Millenium P-Series in the P650 and P750. These are basically successors to the G400 and G450.|
|Bloodmoon Interview - 4/24/03 @ 8:50 am - By: MaxPower - Source: GameSpy|
|Well this next expansion pack to Morrowind sounds like what more of us wanted in that it will be much more open. Here's a telling quote from Ashley Cheng, project lead for Bloodmoon:|
|FCC & Power Lines - 4/23/03 @ 8:13 pm - By: MikeC - Source: EE Times|
|The Federal Communications Commission is opening an inquiry into the feasibility of supplying broadband network access over power lines. The "broadband over power line" review will look at ways to provide consumers with access to broadband services from any room in a house without adding or paying for additional connections. Instead, devices could be plugged into an existing electrical outlet.|
volt: We've had working prototypes of this system in Poland for quite some time now :)
|Opteron Endorsement - 4/23/03 @ 6:52 pm - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|AMD's 64-bit Opteron processor received a vote of confidence today as IBM announced that it will launch a server using the CPU. AMD is counting on the Opteron to increase their market share in the enterprise server market.|
|GF FX 5800 Review - 4/23/03 @ 1:53 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: AusFX|
|Overclockers New Zealand review Compro's Poladyne GeForce FX 5800. Snippet follows...|
|Barton 2500+ Review - 4/23/03 @ 12:23 pm - By: volt - Source: OCAddiction|
|The guys over OCAddiction posted their AMD 2500+ Barton review. Right now, this particular CPU seems like a great bargain. Snip:|
|NVIDIA Conference - 4/23/03 @ 12:13 pm - By: volt - Source: Yahoo!|
|NVIDIA will present at the Merrill Lynch Hardware Heaven Technology Conference on April 30th. A live webcast will be available here and shortly after the company will post the slide presentation on their website.|
|Athlon 64 Editorial - 4/23/03 @ 12:00 pm - By: volt - Source: Tech-report|
|Tech-Report has a little editorial regarding the Athlon 64 and it's architecture. Scott goes into what he calls a possible recipe for success. Check it out, it's pretty interesting.|
|Tech News Headlines - 4/23/03 @ 11:45 am - By: volt - Source: Digitimes|
|Here are some major headlines from the tech sector today.|
|Spaceplane! - 4/22/03 @ 3:51 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: NewScientist.com|
|It looks like "space travel" might get a bit more attainable for a larger audience in the near future...|
Here is another story on it over at MSNBC.COM
|GF4 Ti 4200 Review - 4/22/03 @ 2:15 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Beyond 3D has posted a review of the XFX GeForce4 Ti 4200 Turbo. Here's a snippet.|
|Video Card Shootout - 4/22/03 @ 12:26 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|A 15 card shootout over at AthlonXP includes products from ATI, Albatron, Leadtek, and VisionTek.|
I think we missed this article when it first came out or I didn't look hard enough for it ;)
|nForce3 Pro Preview - 4/22/03 @ 12:03 pm - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|Bjorn3D has posted some of the info from NVIDIA's PDFs. Nice concise article about all the important things you need to know about the nForce3 Pro.|
|NVIDIA nForce3 Pro - 4/22/03 @ 12:01 pm - By: JonathanM - Source: N/A|
|NVIDIA has announced the nForce3 Pro motherboard chipset which will be paired up AMD's upcoming Opteron launch.|
Key points about nForce3 Professional:
|Canterwood/Intel i875 - 4/22/03 @ 8:33 am - By: MaxPower - Source: LostCircuits|
|The always comprehensive LostCircuits has a nice article on one of Intel's more interesting chipset releases in some time.|
|Game Sequels - 4/22/03 @ 8:21 am - By: MaxPower - Source:|
|Click on the headline to head over to FiringSquad and then check out their "Latest Headlines" section in the upper-right portion of the page. They have some info on Half-Life 2, Ghost Recon 2 and Splinter Cell 2.|
|Crucial Memory - 4/22/03 @ 8:15 am - By: MaxPower - Source: e-mail|
|Adrian sends word this morning of some new coupon codes for Crucial memory! There's nothing listed faster than PC2100 but if you're in the market for that there are some nice savings to be had. A 64MB CompactFlash Card and a few card readers are also listed.|
|New Omega Drivers - 4/21/03 @ 9:05 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Driverheaven|
|That goofy guy Omegadrive has released his newest set of tweaked drivers, this time based on the 43.45 official drivers. New stuff is pretty slim:|
Somebody try them, let us know how they are in the Detonator Driver Forum. I'd try em, but seeing as how I'm without a motherboard at the moment...
|Developer Updates - 4/21/03 @ 2:35 pm - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|NVIDIA's Developer web site has been updated with new content. Click the headline to check it out.|
|Tech News Headlines - 4/21/03 @ 1:06 pm - By: volt - Source: Digitimes|
|For your reading pleasure, here are some major headlines from the front lines :)|
|Hardware Reviews - 4/21/03 @ 11:43 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Various|
|Good afternoon all. I've been making the most of this bank holliday before I go back to work tommorow. :( Here are the latest reviews for today.|
|IBM May Drop Low-K - 4/21/03 @ 9:26 am - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|Last month when NVIDIA announced they will begin using IBM's 0.13-micron semiconductor fabrication process, EETimes reported that the bulk CMOS process, as opposed to the more challenging low-k SiLK dielectric, would be incorporated.|
Last week, EETimes published a related article that claims IBM is considering abandoning the SiLK low-k spin-on dielectric material for advanced semiconductors.
It's been reported that NVIDIA had planned planned on TSMC to incorporate low-k technology on the NV30, which would have resulted in a cooler running part had it been successful.
|GF4 Ti8000SE Review - 4/21/03 @ 9:03 am - By: MaxPower - Source: Email|
|I've not been around in a while due the birth of my second child recently. So, with many interrupted hours of sleep on the way, I'll do my best to post as much as possile. ;)|
Shane, over at Bjorn3D.com, has posted a review of the Gainward GeForce4 PowerPack! Ultra/750-8X XP Golden Sample.
MikeC: Congratulations on the new addition Clay!
MaxPower: Thanks! It's our second son so we really have my wife outnumbered. ;)
|Silicon Valley 150 - 4/21/03 @ 8:53 am - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|Mercury News recently compiled a listing of the top 150 public companies headquartered in the Silicon Valley area. The list is ranked based on worldwide sales for the most recent four quarters.|
NVIDIA moved from 36th in 2001 to 20th in 2002. The top five in 2002 were Hewlett-Packard, Intel, Cisco, Sun, and Solectron. Maxtor is ranked 13th, AMD is 16th, and Electronic Arts is slightly ahead of NVIDIA at 18.
|Good Morning - 4/20/03 @ 8:28 am - By: volt - Source: N/A|
|Ahh, what a beautiful day. I only wish it was a bit warmer (currently 46, which is rather low for April). Anyway, Happy Easter to everyone. I'm going to Connecticut for a while and should be back at the end of the day.|
|Gainward Ultra Review - 4/20/03 @ 7:38 am - By: MikeC - Source: Beyond3D Forum|
|Nordic Hardware recently checked out Gainward's GeForce FX 5800 Ultra. Considering the brief amount of time Anton had with the card, he certainly put together an impressive review.|
|Abit nForce2 Review - 4/20/03 @ 4:33 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Overclocker Cafe|
|Another nForce2 review for your reading pleasure this time from Overclockers.com.au. They take a peek at ABIT's NF7-S revision 1.2.|
|Hardware Reviews - 4/20/03 @ 4:25 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Various|
|And here is my usual round up of reviews :) I'm probably going to miss a whole bunch since I've been away for a bit.|
|MSI nForce2 Review - 4/20/03 @ 3:56 am - By: vampireuk - Source: AusFX|
|Good morning all! As you can see I'm back up and running at last. Sorry for my absence, but I'll be back to regular posting now. :)|
We start off today with Viperlair's review of the MSI K7N2G-ILSR Motherboard. Here is a snippet.
Ahhh, there is nothing better than NVIDIA in the morning.
MikeC: Welcome back vamp. But we all know there's one thing that's better than NVIDIA in the morning
|400MHz FSB M/B's - 4/19/03 @ 7:21 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|In the previous post, volt links to a story over at Adrian's Rojak Pot, which reveals that some Abit nForce2 motherboard have support for AMD's upcoming Barton processor which operates at a 400MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) speed.|
A question being raised over at nForcesHQ, and nV News, is can Asus do the same for customers of their nForce2 based motherboards such as the A7N8X? Or is revision 2.0 of their motherboard the only upgrade path Asus can offer?
Thanks for the tip Mr. McFragger :)
|ABIT And Bartons - 4/19/03 @ 10:09 am - By: volt - Source: Email|
|Adrian over at RojakPot has posted an article on AMD Barton Compatibility in ABIT motherboards.|
So far, it looks like NF7 and A7N8X rev. 2.0 are the two boards that support new Bartons with 400MHz FSB's.
|AMD64 Bit Preview - 4/19/03 @ 9:57 am - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Good morning :)|
Xbit-labs sends a word that they got a hold of an engineering sample of the AMD Athlon 64 2800+ processor.
Looks like the site is quite dead :(
|FXFlow Problems - 4/18/03 @ 8:49 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|As if the FXFlow hasn't receieved enough criticism... PC Ekspert has found a flaw in NVIDIA's adaptive cooling methods. Once a 3D Screensaver starts up, the fan's speeds increases (as usual when a 3D apps is running), however a short while later, it stops, leading to a build up of heat on the GeForce FX. This is an extremely serious problem that could severely damage the card. NVIDIA have been able to reproduce the problem in their labs (somewhat), so hopefully this flaw should be fixed soon.|
|Morning News Brief - 4/18/03 @ 6:31 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|A few articles to get things started...|
|Gainward Ti4200-8X - 4/17/03 @ 3:15 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|Volt has just sent word that it is time to unveil his review of the Gainward GeForce PowerPack! Ultra/650-8X XP “Golden Sample”. A thorough by Volt so be sure to get comfortable.:)|
|Hello? - 4/17/03 @ 3:02 pm - By: vampireuk - Source:|
|Anybody out there!! Yes I have been gone, I've been busy with the new system and moving everything over. My email won't be back up for a few more days while I wait on microsoft office. Rest assured I will reply to people who have emailed me eventually :)|
|NF7-S Rev 2.0 - 4/17/03 @ 1:19 pm - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Eric over at Techseekers sends a word that they have reviewed the ABIT NF7-S Verson 2.0. You will also see the comparison between NF7-S V1.0 and V1.2 with detailed shots of the obvious and not so obvious differences between the two.|
|Carmack On Doom III - 4/16/03 @ 7:07 pm - By: volt - Source: Slashdot|
|There is a quite of an editorial posted on Wired about the upcoming title from ID Software, Doom III.|
|Gainward CoolFX - 4/16/03 @ 9:57 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Envy News|
|UK Gamer has posted some pictures of Gainward's 2nd revision to their CoolFX watercooled setup. Some nice stuff... though nowhere near as cool as BladeRunner's setup which I though it was being based upon by this article over at bit-tech.|
|GeForce4 Reviews - 4/16/03 @ 9:47 am - By: JonathanM - Source: HardOCP|
|A couple GeForce4 reviews out. Prices have been dropping so you might find some of these for quite a bargain:|
|NV35 Specs! - 4/15/03 @ 7:36 am - By: volt - Source: Uttar|
|Uttar has gotten a hold of (most likely) official specs for NV35:|
"It's mostly PR talk, since it's pretty much the PR you'll get at launch, but it's still quite interesting"
volt: Notice that DDR II is not listed. The rumors could be true :)
|K7N2G-ILSR Review - 4/15/03 @ 7:13 am - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Bryan over at Bjorn3D sends a word that they have completed their MSI K7N2G-ILSR nForce2 motherboard review (the one with onboard video).|
|The Tech Sector - 4/15/03 @ 7:04 am - By: volt - Source: DigiTimes|
|A little dose of news from the frontline.|
|Chaintech 7NIF2 Again - 4/15/03 @ 6:56 am - By: volt - Source: Viperlair|
|Yet another Chaintech 7NIF2 nForce 2 review, this time from Viperlair...|
I have to disagree here, as I've seen some great FSB numbers for it.
|Zenith 7NJS nForce2 - 4/15/03 @ 6:52 am - By: volt - Source: Amdmb|
|Sorry for the lack of news lately. I feel like in Lala land right now.|
3Dvelocity has reviewed the Chaintech Zenith 7NJS nForce2 motherboard. I believe this is the priciest one of them all. None the less, it's a great board packed with features and an awsome bundle. Take a look:
|Canterwood Reviews - 4/14/03 @ 6:46 pm - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|Intel has launched their new P4 chipset AKA i875P. The new chip is deisgned to replacing the old (and rather infamous) i850 chipset. It will have full support for the 800Mhz FSB Pentium4's, Dual Channel DDR400, Serial ATA + RAID, HyperThreading Technology, Gigabit LAN, 8x USB2.0 Ports and Firewire.|
|nForce2 SFF Review - 4/14/03 @ 5:38 pm - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|Techseekers.net have reviewed the neat Shuttle SN41G2 Small Form Factor PC.|
|Reviews - 4/13/03 @ 7:45 am - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|And here is the usual random review round-up for you all.:)|
|Ti-4800V Review - 4/13/03 @ 7:24 am - By: vampireuk - Source: ausfx|
|Another Ti-4800 Review for you to browse over this time the Albatron GeForce4 Ti-4800V 128MB at overclockers.co.nz.|
|Ti4800SE Review - 4/13/03 @ 7:21 am - By: vampireuk - Source: ausfx|
|See here is some news! :) vr-zone review the MSI GeForce 4 Ti4800SE-VTD card.|
|Not news - 4/13/03 @ 7:12 am - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|Yup not news, feel free to skip this part.:) I have been having a few ponderings latly and a few things that need to be vented.|
Idiot British Youth
Well first of all I had a classic argument with the uneducated slobby youth that my country is currently producting in vast numbers. Apparently I am a racist and betraying my country because I defended someone who was recruiting to join a clan. Then a barrage of swears was launched against myself, while they still claimed they were winning the argument. It's a shame I don't have logs of this, as I'm sure some of you would appreciate the read. Lets just say I tore their entire argument to shreds and had them contradicting each other. I am saddened by the nationalist froth that is spewed forth by these kids who have no idea about anything. They make a prime candidate for my "Don't hold strong opinions about things you don't understand" award.
I was recently wandering around one of our odd high street shops, when I spied The Road to Rome expansion pack for the price of £29.99. What the heck is that?! That is way over the RRP, and the RRP is way too much anyway. I refuse to pay good money for a expansion pack that makes the game what it should have been in the first place. Here is a hint, follow what Activision did with Soldier of Fortune 2. Three patches adding new levels, weapons and bug fixes, the cost? Nothing!
I would continue the rant by targetting RIAA, but they would then kick down my door and claim a pack of unopened AA batteries are hiding [insert random talentless pop stars name] latest gathering of unseasonable trash. For those of you wanting news, I'm now off on my trawl of sites to find you some. Stay tuned :)
|Detonators 43.51 - 4/12/03 @ 9:37 am - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Hilbert from Guru3D sends a word that they have gotten a new sets of detonators.|
|Xoxide LL Warrior - 4/11/03 @ 8:41 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: e-mail|
|The LL Warrior is a modified Lian Li PC61 that is modded by the guys at Xoxide.|
|PacDog Web Game - 4/11/03 @ 1:39 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Ryan Dumas of XFX sends word of a Macromedia Flash enabled game called PacDog that's been posted at their web site. Similar to PacMan, the star of the game is the dog Razor who you nagivate around a map while trying to devour the enemy. Of couse, Razor is partial to the GeForce FX.|
|GeForce FX 5200 - 4/11/03 @ 1:32 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|GamePC has reviewed Gainward's Ultra 760 and 660 graphics cards, which are based on the GeForce FX 5200 Ultra and 5200 chipsets, respectively. Both products include 128MB of memory, full DirectX 9.0 support, and near silent cooling.|
|Detonator RIP - 4/11/03 @ 1:12 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Bubba sends word of a new utility that he ran across at nForceHQ's Forum called Detonator RIP. The utility works with all major Windows platforms and eradicates stray information even after you've uninstalled the Detonator drivers. Detonator RIP requires that Microsoft's .NET framework be installed, which is covered at the web site.|
|Soltek nForce2 - 4/11/03 @ 10:28 am - By: vampireuk - Source: occafe|
|And of course it would not be a day for me without being jumped by a review of a nForce 2. Lostcircuits review the Soltek SL-75MRN, here is a snippet.|
|Hardware Reviews - 4/11/03 @ 10:21 am - By: vampireuk - Source: N/A|
|Good afternoon all, I've been slobbing around all day on my day off. I've also hired a team of Oxford linguist's working on translating my RMA response.|
|GeForce FX Review - 4/11/03 @ 10:15 am - By: vampireuk - Source: Email|
|Bjorn3D have their review of the Leadtek Winfast A300 Ultra TD MyVIVO. Allow me to say "woah" thats one heck of a cooling system!|
|Matrix Goodness - 4/10/03 @ 7:57 pm - By: The Baron - Source: Slashdot|
|Whoa. You can take the red pill, the not-quite-as-red pill, the white pill with a reddish tint, or finally, the white-except-for-a-few-red-dots pill.|
That's all I need to say about that...
|Press Release - 4/10/03 @ 12:22 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: nVidia|
|For those of you that have not heard, here is the headline for you.|
NVIDIA and Electronic Arts Form Exclusive Strategic Alliance
SANTA CLARA, CA—APRIL 10, 2003—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it has formed a strategic relationship with Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the leading worldwide publisher of PC and console games. The two companies will work together to produce and market next-generation 3D content under the EA GAMES and EA SPORTS brands, which include such top-selling games and franchises as Madden Football, Command & Conquer, James Bond 007, Tiger Woods PGA TOUR Golf and Battlefield 1942. By supporting NVIDIA® graphics processing units (GPUs) for desktop and notebook PCs, including the new NVIDIA® GeForce™ FX family of GPUs, EA is able to deliver innovative and rock-solid gaming experiences to PC consumers worldwide.
I for one welcome this news, post your views in this thread
|Reviews - 4/10/03 @ 12:15 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|Evening all! I return from my brief time away. :) Thanks to everyone for the support for the exams, I got a very bad set of questions though so its resit time ah well its not the end of the world. :) Now on with the news!|
|FX Review - 4/10/03 @ 12:06 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: AusFX|
|PChardware have a review of Gainward's FX5800. Thats a big cooler!|
|Bye-Bye BIOS - 4/09/03 @ 8:19 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: Information Week|
|There's a good read over at Information Week for those of you interested in Intel's EFI which is poised to replace the BIOS dinosaur we all know so well. The article also touches on PCI Express and SATA.|
The Baron: While I'd like to see computers without serial ports, floppy drives, and all that as much as the next guy, EFI kinda scares me. It seems like it could easily be used as a way to force digital rights management down our collective throat, and that scares me. Guess we'll just have to wait and see.
MaxPower: I'll second that. There's something to be said of a "dumb" interface at that level.
|MS Supports x86-64 - 4/09/03 @ 7:48 pm - By: The Baron - Source: IEXBeta|
|I'm Not Dead Yet! Well, unless this post happens to break the news too.|
Anyway, Microsoft has confirmed that x86-64 specific versions of Windows, both desktop and server versions, are in the works for the Athlon64 and the Opteron...
OK, so now we have Athlon64 and 64-bit Windows--now once we get CrushK8 from nVidia... good times.
|GeForce FX Review - 4/09/03 @ 5:31 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|nV Italia has posted a review of Terratec's Mystify 5800 Ultra GeForce FX and compares performance and image quality against the Radeon 9700 Pro. They also have a sound capture of the FXFlow cooling system. A nice review (although it's in Italian).|
|5.1 Speaker Review - 4/09/03 @ 11:39 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|BigBruin.Com has posted a review of Logitech's Z-640 5.1 stereo speaker system. Highly recommended.|
|Radeon 9000 Pro - 4/09/03 @ 11:36 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Beyond3D has posted a review of Fairway's Radeon 9000 Pro. Fore!|
|Asus A7N8X Updates - 4/09/03 @ 11:33 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Kasper sends word that Asus has released a few updates for their nForce2 based A7NBX motherboard. Depending on the PCB revision there's a BIOS update that enhances system compatibility with Transcend DDR333 memory modules and another that fixes an error under device manager. An updated USB 2.0 driver for Windows XP is also available.|
|Seagate SATA Review - 4/09/03 @ 10:20 am - By: MaxPower - Source: e-mail|
|Here's a new review of the Seagate Barracuda ATA V. This is an extensive review so sit back in your comfy chair.|
|GeForce FX Reviews - 4/09/03 @ 7:56 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Various|
|A couple retail GeForce FX reviews were posted last night.|
|XP Officially 400MHz - 4/08/03 @ 7:47 pm - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Ronald Gasch sends a word that they have received official statement from AMD regarding 400MHz FSB Athlon XP processors:|
|OC Database Updated - 4/08/03 @ 6:43 pm - By: volt - Source: Vr-Zone|
|Vr-Zone has updated their Athlon XP Thoroughbred Overclocking Database.|
|Soltek nForce2 - 4/08/03 @ 5:21 pm - By: volt - Source: Vr-Zone|
|Vr-Zone takes Soltek SL-75FRN-R nForce2 mobo for a little spin. Here is a snip:|
|BFG Products - 4/08/03 @ 5:14 pm - By: volt - Source: 3DChipset|
|Josh over at Penstarsystems has received information from John Malley regarding the upcoming pruducts from BFG.|
|FX H20 Cooling - 4/08/03 @ 8:03 am - By: JonathanM - Source: HardOCP|
|BladeRunner is up to his old tricks again, this time tackling the GeForce FX. Some awesome work yet again. Good news for the rest of us drooling at this awesome cooling setup; Gainward will be bundling some of these with upcomming GeForce FX cards!|
|Morning News Brief - 4/08/03 @ 4:36 am - By: MikeC - Source: Various|
|We have quite a few articles to announce this morning...|
|TopCoder Winner - 4/07/03 @ 4:16 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Yahoo Finance|
|David Arthur from Duke University has won the 2003 Sun Microsystems and TopCoder Collegiate Challenge, which was held this past weekend. Arthur prevailed over 15 of the world's best Java and C++ programmers for the $50,000 grand prize and the claim of the world's best college programmer. NVIDIA was was onsite at the tournament finals to recruit these top-notch programmers.|
|Big nForce2 Roundup - 4/07/03 @ 9:33 am - By: MaxPower - Source: Email|
|The Crucible takes a look at seven nForce2 based motherboards, which include products from Abit, Asus, Chaintech, Epox, Leadtek, MSI, and Soltek.|
|Gainward FX Review - 4/07/03 @ 9:32 am - By: volt - Source: Tbreak|
|Ahh, the long awaited GeForce FX Ultra from Gainward. The 7db myth has got everyone in hopes, but the company's PR machine tricked us all, how sad. For those with doubts the noise is not 7db, but 9db lower than NVIDIA's reference board, making it a bit less noisy. Anyway, Abbas over at Tbreak has published his latest review: Gainward Ultra/1000 Plus.|
|GF FX Ultra Review - 4/07/03 @ 4:52 am - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|The Tech Report has completed their review of NVIDIA's GeForce FX Ultra. Author Scott Wasson delivers the following advice in his conclusion.|
|400MHz FSB Chipset - 4/07/03 @ 4:33 am - By: MikeC - Source: N/A|
|DigiTimes reports that NVIDIA is planning a new chipset for AMD's 400MHz FSB-based Athlon XP processor.|
|GeForce FX Review - 4/07/03 @ 4:27 am - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Beyond3D takes a reference NV31 based GeForce FX 5600 Ultra for a spin.|
|Wish Me Luck! - 4/06/03 @ 3:16 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: N/A|
|Sorry for not updating over the weekend, I've been attempting to prepare for my A+ exam tommorow at 9. Hopefully I won't fail, well the hardware core exam I'm sure I will pass. The core os exam however concerns me a bit as the questions just shoot all over the place. Well I'll give it my best shot, wish me luck!|
|NV35 At E3 - 4/06/03 @ 1:37 pm - By: volt - Source: Uttar|
|Uttar has updated his website with an interesting tidbit. According to him, NVIDIA will most likely introduce their new line of enthusiast products at Electronic Entertainment Exposition 2003 (E3).|
Also, Uttar will be upgrading his GPU:RW system. Here is a snip:
|NVIDIA Interview - 4/05/03 @ 7:15 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: DigitLife|
|I spotted this earlier today over at DigitLife. They interviewed John Spitzer, Director of Developer Technology at nVIDIA.|
|9 Days Of CS - 4/04/03 @ 9:34 pm - By: MaxPower - Source: Ananova|
|These stories never cease to amaze me, at least this kid didn't die as some have from similar marathons. I'm especially confounded from the mother's intent to have kids banned from Internet cafes after 10PM. It just goes to show that parenting isn't just a lost art in the U.S. "Not my responsibility, I blame this on ________." Uggh...|
|Athlon XP 3000+ - 4/04/03 @ 7:50 am - By: MaxPower - Source: e-mail|
|Hardware Analysis takes a look at the latest AMD offering and puts it up against an Intel P4 3.06GHz.|
|Leadtek 5800 Ultra - 4/04/03 @ 7:46 am - By: MaxPower - Source: e-mail|
|Scott, over at Bjorn3D, sends a link to a screenshot of Vietcong running with the following settings on his GeForce FX 5800 Ultra.|
|Gainward Ultra 1000 - 4/03/03 @ 5:40 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|GamePC has an exclusive first look at Gainward's Ultra 1000 Plus graphics card, which features the GeForceFX Ultra graphics processor. The new board comes with a custom designed cooler from Gainward, 128MB of DDR-II memory, and a bundle which includes its own Firewire and audio cards. That's all fine and dandy, but will you be able to get one anytime soon?|
|SoundStorm Update - 4/03/03 @ 3:37 pm - By: volt - Source: Rojakpot|
|Vamp is insane! :)|
Adrian Wong over at Rojak Pot has updated his editorial regarding the SoundStorm solution. According to Bryan Del Rizzo of NVIDIA's Integrated PR Manager only three motherboards pass the SoundStorm / Dolby certification:
|250 GB Showdown - 4/03/03 @ 2:58 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: Tomshardware|
|A gargantuan battle between two beast like Hard drives at Tomshardware. The Maxtor MaXLine Plus II, and the Western Digital WD2500JB. Godzilla has nothing on these things. Well he is about 200 feet tall, and eats people. Forget that, apples to oranges again.|
|news/reviews - 4/03/03 @ 2:43 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|Hey guys, sorry about the lack of updates recently. We all have a lot of our plates at the moment. Monday for myself. damn exam. After reading this it seems my nForce is not SoundStorm certified. Hmm if anyone from nVidia is reading, could you send me a certified board? ;) *poke poke*|
|Epox EP-8RGA+ Review - 4/03/03 @ 2:40 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: occafe|
|Ha! This time I was ready. The next time I find so many reviews I should really just do a nForce2 round-up. A Epox EP-8RGA+ video review @ 3dgameman. Female + computer parts + interested smile. No, thats not real. She is a robot.|
|Epox Nforce 2 - 4/03/03 @ 2:37 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: occafe|
|Just as I close my browser and get back to doing my review round up I always end up finding a nForce2 review. Is there some kind of conspiracy against me? The Epox 8RDA+ at dark-tweaker. Thanks to occafe for adding the translator link so I didn't have to search for one. ;)|
|Got nForce? - 4/03/03 @ 2:33 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: occafe|
|Yes you are not suffering any vision problems, from what I know anyway. I'm not a eye doctor. Probably never will be either, I mean what a odd body part to decide to study. Am I going off topic here? Another, oh yes another, Abit nForce2 review this time from mbreview.|
I can currently hear some music from the tv that is so odd it could have been used in Jet Set Radio.
|Abit nForce2 - 4/03/03 @ 2:26 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: ausfx|
|Two Abit NF7-S v1.2 reviews for you from Deviantpc and ocaddiction. Lets start out with the deviantpc review.|
ABIT NF7-S 1.2 (ocaddiction)
|AMD Mobo shootout - 4/03/03 @ 2:19 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: ausfx|
|Overclockers.co.nz have a rather large roundup of nine AMD Motherboards, yes nine. Here is a snippit.|
|Reviews - 4/02/03 @ 1:10 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: n/a|
|Goooood evening all! I just have to start out with a "good lord!". Take a look at this insane psu, 4 fans!! Ack this study is bringing me down now, I can't wait until the exam on monday. Anywho, on with the news.|
|Soltek nForce2 - 4/02/03 @ 1:01 pm - By: vampireuk - Source: boogletech|
|More yellow nForce2 goodness, this time from digital-daily. What a nice looking board it is. :)|
|Stalker & 3D Effects - 4/01/03 @ 3:47 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Email|
|Matt Burris over at 3DGPU has received comments from Oles V. Shishkovtsov regarding the game S.T.A.L.K.E.R. and how it will fare on both NVIDIA and ATI graphics cards.|
Oles mentions that the game will run fine on both cards, but NVIDIA card owners will get a set of unique special effects as a result of working closely with NVIDIA engineers.
Additional comments can be read by clicking the headline.
volt: snippet: "Prior to GeForceFX I worked with Radeon 9700 but I am currently developing the Stalker engine on NV35" :)
|TSMC Downgraded - 4/01/03 @ 3:36 pm - By: MikeC - Source: Yahoo Finance|
|The Street.com has posted an article titled "The Mood Turns Sour on Chip Foundries", which covers a recent sell rating given to Taiwan Semiconductor and United Microelectronics by Deutsche Bank. Their analysis could indicate a slowdown in the rate new graphics chipsets are being introduced.|
|NVIDIA & US Military - 4/01/03 @ 1:31 pm - By: volt - Source: E-mail|
|Interesting story. NVIDIA has teamed up with Quantum3D and will supply US military with more and better 3D graphics hardware. Consumer market isn't everything I guess :)|
|Massive FX Giveaway! - 4/01/03 @ 7:14 am - By: JonathanM - Source: Email|
|MikeC: Sorry folks, but this was supposed to be a harmless April fools joke. Unfortunately NVIDIA has been getting hammered with e-mail from people who actually believed the story.|
JonathanM: Wow, there's a sucker born every minute... :)