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Daily News Round #1 for September 15, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 15, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Sep 16, 2003 12:51 am

- AquaMark 3 Released!


Massive Development has released their DX9 benchmark AquaMark 3 to the public. For the full list of download mirrors, click here. Get benchmarking!


The free download with basic functionality can be completed by four licensed versions of the benchmark offering a wider range of testing possibilities. Prices start as low as 9.95 $ (9.95 € in Euro-Countries) for private customers. Check out the different license models in the AquaMark Shop (


- 73GB Raptor from WD


The folks over at Storage Review have the scoop on Western Digital's upcoming 73GB Raptor drive - 10,000 RPM and Serial ATA anyone?


When will these units hit the channel? Late October / early November seems to be the timeframe. We'll bring you more information when we can.


- New competition for nVidia and ATI


We've been in talks with XGI, a spin-off from SiS, who is set to announce and demonstrate a whole bunch of new value to performance DX9-compatiable GPU's next week at Computex. We just happen to be the first media outlet testing their new cards first thing Monday morning at Computex - look forward to our test results!


XGI Technology. Inc brings together the best and brightest individuals in the visual computing industry with a singular focus in mind: To design, manufacture and distribute a family of innovative graphics solutions for personal and professional applications that well exceed our customer's expectations for performance, features and value.


- A visit to Dell


Hardware Analysis visited Dell's European manufacturing facilities and had a bit of a look around.



Ever wondered what is going on behind the doors of one of Dell's manufacturing facilities? What is needed to manufacture and ship thousands of computers every day? Here's a brief look behind the scenes of their European facility.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- Promise FastTRAK TX4000 IDE RAID Controller @ X-Bit Labs
- Asetek WaterChill @ Xtreme Systems
- Zalman CNPS7000A-CU Heatsink @ Short Media
- Workstation platforms compared @ The Tech Report
- SMC 802.11g wireless networking @ OC Mod Shop
- Thermaltake Silent Boost @ Ninjalane
- Memorex Dual-X DVD-Writer @ CD Freaks


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