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Daily News Round #5 for August 26, 2003

Daily News Round #5 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 26, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Aug 26, 2003 6:25 am

- Buffalos and Wireless!


Not really. The folks over at LAN Addict have posted an article taking a look at 802.11B wireless gear from Buffalo Technolgy. If you are looking at setting up a wireless LAN at your house, this might be a good start.


Wireless networking is becoming the hip thing for those who always need to have the newest technology. Whether it be comercials on TV or big bright signs at every electronics store, wireless networking is everywhere. Unfortunatly some hardware manufacturing companies who want a piece of the action are releasing some really terrible products. It is becoming more and more difficult to sort out the good from the garbage.


- VisionTek 9800 Pro 256MB


Geoff from The Tech Report has posted a review of VisionTek's Xtasy 9800 Pro graphics card with 256MB of RAM onboard.


Today we've wrangled VisionTek's latest high-end graphics card, the Xtasy 9800 Pro 256MB. As I'm sure you've already guessed, the card is based on ATI's Radeon 9800 Pro, and comes packed with 256MB of memory. Loading up graphics cards with gobs of memory has become a clever marketing trick for manufacturers looking to spice up their low-end and mid-range graphics cards, but often those cards lack the horsepower to take advantage of the extra memory. Can the Xtasy 9800 Pro's R350 graphics chip push enough 3D pixels to make use of the card's extra memory? Read on to find out.


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- Mega P4 mobo roundup


Tom's Hardware have a mega Pentium 4 high-end motherboard roundup comparing 18 motherboards from almost every motherboard company you can think of.


We asked the leading motherboard makers to send us their best and brightest for a no-holds bar price/performance test. We received boards with Intel's 875, 865, 845; VIA's P4X400 and P4M266A; and SiS' SiS648FX chipsets, which we promptly put to the test. We determine who offers top-of-the-line features and performance at a reasonable price.


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