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Daily News Round #1 for September 2, 2003 #2

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 2, 2003 #2

By: Cameron Wilmot from Sep 2, 2003 @ 6:22 CDT

- Albatron 848P

Albatron has released a new motherboard today based on Intel's 848P chipset. This chipset emerged quietly recently and carries similar support to the Springdale chipset minus the Dual Channel memory support making the overall cost of the product lower. Full details can be found in our New Products Forum.

With Intel pushing FSB800 processors and market trends showing that consumers are leaning toward DDR400 technology, an influx of Intel 865 based mainboards has hit the market. Although these i865 high-powered (and sometimes pricey) boards have overtaken the top layer of the P4 pyramid of mainboards, a significant portion of the P4 market still remains in the hands of i845 based boards. After launching its own i865 mainboard (PX865PEL-800) earlier this year, Albatron Technology is again aiming to take another significant bite out of the i845 stronghold with the launch of the PX865PE Lite Pro, featuring the recently released Intel 848P chipset. This mainboard was designed to lean more toward i865 performance but is pegged at prices more palatable to the cost conscious consumer.

- Much GPU goodness for Computex 2003

According to Digi Times and their sources, ATI, nVidia, XGI and VIA will all make major GPU announcements at the popular Computex trade show later this month amongst all the hustle and bustle which is Taipei, Taiwan. We've heard similar stories from our sources, too.

Nvidia plans to introduce two graphics processors - the NV38 for the high-end market and NV36 for the mid-range and high-end markets - at Computex 2003, according to sources.