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Daily News Round #2 for September 19, 2003

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 19, 2003
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Sep 20, 2003 3:05 am

- DX9 Testing


Andrew from Sudhian Media has written an article which investigates DX9 performance on nVidia and ATI cards under 3DMark03, Gun Metal, AquaMark 3 and Halo Beta 1.5.


What I'm not going to do is speculate on what new drivers and the final build of Half-Life 2 will do for the performance of Nvidia or ATI hardware in that game since I do not have the final version of Nvidia's 51.75 drivers nor the final version of Half-Life 2. What I am going to do is show you guys some current DirectX 9 tests and let you speculate yourself about Half-Life 2.




ABIT let us know about the release of their newest motherboard, the AI7 based on 865PE chipset, which is ABIT's first motherboard to feature their µGuru technology that gives you the ability of saving your overclocked settings, etc.



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Taipei, Taiwan, September 19th 2003-No stranger to innovation, ABIT Computer today releases the AI7, the first motherboard with intelligent hardware monitoring and overclocking features that can be saved to a micro-processor: µGuru. Based on the 865PE chipset, the AI7 also comes with Game Accelerator, a BIOS tweak that allows users to increase their performance up to 30%.


- Radeon 9800 Pro Shootout


OC Prices in the UK has posted a shootout comparing six different Radeon 9800 Pro cards. If you're considering buying a high-end ATI graphics card, you should read this.


With so many ATi Radeon 9800 Pro cards on the market now, it is important to get one right for you. Whether you are after obscene overclocking, the lowest price or the best looking card, this roundup has the ideal card for you.


- OCZ High Performance ECC Registered


OCZ made an announcement today about the release of their PC-3200 High Performance ECC Registered memory which was specially designed and engineered for use with the AMD Athlon 64 platform. Start saving, the Athlon 64 platform won't be cheap!


OCZ is pleased to announce the availability of high performance PC-3200 ECC Registered memory, specially designed and engineered for the AMD Athlon64 platform. The AMD Athlon64 platform offers incredible memory bandwidth and performance benefits that can only be taken advantage of by using high quality, high performance PC-3200 ECC Registered modules.


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