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Daily News Round #3 for September 10, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 10, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Sep 11, 2003 3:29 am

- NV38 to be called GeForce FX 5950 Ultra


According to drivers recently released by nVidia, their upcoming GPU codenamed NV38 will be called GeForce FX 5950 Ultra and will be released later this month during Computex in Taiwan. Anton over at X-Bit Labs has the full story.


In the latest Detonator FX 45.33 drivers that address flickering issues of the GeForce FX 5900-series there are identification strings for NVIDIA soon-to-be-released code-named NV38 GPU. Apparently, the official brand name for the part will be the GeForce FX 5950 Ultra.


- Athlon 64 next week?


Anton over at X-Bit Labs is also reporting that Japanese companies will take delivery of Socket 754 Athlon 64 processors from AMD clocked at 2GHz next week. Apparently, the processors will be sold together with MSI K8T NEO FIS2R motherboards for about $650 US in Japan.



The Athlon 64 processors will come more than a year later than originally expected and AMD does not want its customers to wait even a day more than determined earlier this year. Japanese web-site Akiba PC Hotline reports about AMD's first batch of Athlon 64 for Socket 754 processors that will be supplied to distributors in Tokyo on the 19th of September. In addition to the microprocessors, MSI K8T NEO FIS2R mainboards will be available right after the launch of the AMD64 CPUs for desktops.


- ABIT KV8-MAX3 Shots


Digit Life has a couple photos of ABIT's KV8-MAX3 motherboard that is based on VIA's K8T800 chipset which will be shown at Computex later this month. Get your sneak preview in now; click the image below for a larger version.



Our readers can look at this solution before this event starts. If you remember, KV8-MAX3 features OTES MAX3 cooling, 6 x Serial ATA RAID channels, 6-channel audio, Gigabit LAN, SPDIF, USB2.0 and Firewire.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- Biostar iDEQ 200T @ SFF Tech
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- Sunbeam Meteor LED Light Stick @ OCIA
- New style AMD CPU packaging @ OC Prices
- Arctic Cooling Super Silent 4 Pro Heatsink @ Frosty Tech
- ABIT IC7-MAX3 @ 3dGameMan


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