- Microsoft releases 64-Bit Editions of Windows
As was pointed out in earlier news, Microsoft had planned to kick off their 64bit Windows operating systems today, and sure enough you can now read the press release covering all the details over at this section of their website.
Now we just need to wait a short while for others to fully adopt 64bit support with new driver releases and software which make full use of these extensions. There is 'some' support out there already, but not nearly enough to cater to everyone's hardware/software configuration. Nonetheless, this is a huge forward leap for all parties involved!
In saying that however, NVIDIA are quick to act as they also today demonstrate their technology alignment with Microsoft on several developments relating to the major 64bit transition now in place, and also other supporting roles.
In the form of seperate announcements, you can grab each of the below doc files for all the details folks.
SEATTLE -- April 25, 2005 -- Microsoft Corp. Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates today announced the general availability of Microsoft® Windows Server (TM) 2003 x64 Editions and Windows® XP Professional x64 Edition during his keynote address at the 14th annual Microsoft Windows Hardware Engineering Conference (WinHEC). The new editions mark a major advancement in computing by providing a single platform that can easily run new 64-bit applications and existing 32-bit applications at peak performance. With these new server and desktop operating systems, Microsoft and a broad array of partners are bringing cost-effective 64-bit computing from the fringes into the mainstream.
- Biostar Unveils N4SIE Intel SLI motherboard
Yet another partner's jumped on the NVIDIA SLI bandwagon just recently, as Biostar announce their latest "N4SIE" motherboard which sports NVIDIA's recently launched nForce4 SLI chipset for Intel platforms. You can get to all the specs and details within the official PR here folks.
Taipei, Taiwan - April 6, 2005 -Biostar Microtech Int'l Corp. a leading supplier of computer products is proudly introducing its new Intel platform motherboard N4SIE-A7 that provides the innovative NVIDIA SLI technology to enable simultaneous operation of two PCI Express™ graphics cards. N4SIE-A7 is a High Performance motherboard that delivering the revolutionary technology like SLI, PCI Express Graphics interface, Serial ATA II, and powerful Intel Pentium 4 processor support. This platform offers superior performance and functionality to satisfy even the most demanding power user.
- Articles and Reviews from around the Web
- 64 bit Windows, many years from now @ ZDNet
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- The End of the C:\ Drive? @ Toms Hardware
- HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo @ Viperlair
- Sempron vs. Athlon XP @ Hardware Secrets
- Interview with Corsair @ Nordic Hardware
- Dell Inspiron 9300 Notebook @ Hardware Zone