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Computex 2003 Coverage - Day 2

Day 2 of Computex 2003 has been and gone. Today we saw Shuttle in the morning and attended DFI, VIA and nVidia press conferences in the afternoon.

By: Cameron Wilmot | Trade Shows | Posted: Sep 23, 2003 4:00 am



It's Day 2 of Computex 2003 and we are back amongst the action visiting DFI and Shuttle in the morning as well as attending DFI, VIA and nVidia press conferences in the afternoon.


Again it was a fully action-packed day, so let's get right into it!




We stopped by DFI's booth yesterday and had a look at their range of enthusiast LANPARTY and upcoming INFINITY range of motherboards. DFI has decided to compete in the hobbyist market recently and this has shown with the launch of CMOS Reloaded which was introduced at the lovely Agora Garden hotel this morning.



I attended the DFI CMOS Reloaded press conference where folks from DFI talked to media about this new technology, the next best thing since jumperless - as they put it, and I totally agree. CMOS Reloaded allows you to save currently up to four pre-set (more later with BIOS updates - up to eight) overclocking settings in your BIOS in real time instead of having to write them down on paper like the old fashioned way. Then using hot keys which you can define, you can select which system environment you like.





DFI brought up the valid point that the purpose of a computer is to record information, yet enthusiasts have had to write down successful overclocking settings on paper with pen since the art began. DFI also told us their CMOS Reloaded technology will not just be included in their INFINITY range but also LANPARTY B series which will be ready soon.


Here are pictures of DFI's INFINITY Canterwood, Springdale and nForce II Ultra motherboards from left to right:





The INFINITY series will hit shop stores soon, moving on...


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