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Daily News Round #1 for October 3, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 3, 2003

By: Cameron Wilmot from Oct 3, 2003 @ 19:06 CDT

- Radeon 9800 XT vs. NV38

AnandTech posted an interesting article a couple days ago comparing ATI's brand new Radeon 9800 XT to nVidia's forthcoming NV38 GPU (GeForce FX5950) with a 2.8GHz Pentium 4 Prescott processor.

After spending countless hours of benchmarking we're finally able to bring you results from our new suite of 15 game tests on ATI's Radeon 9800 XT as well as NVIDIA's NV38.

- New Geek Clothing Store

Like they say, flattery will get you everywhere. Sam loves TweakTown and told us so. He also told us about a new geek ware online clothing store he has started. Geek over this way.

I wanted to write to tell you about a store that I have created. It's a t-shirt store catered to the computer community ( that your readers might enjoy. I'll be putting more designs on there soon. Thanks for taking the time to read this and have a great day.

- Pentium 4 EE

The boys from HEXUS in the UK posted a review of the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (or Emergency Edition as I have been hearing). We have this processor on its way Down Under, for the time being though read what HEXUS has to say about the new processor from Intel which was released to counter Athlon 64.

I'm sure that the vast majority of tech-savvy web users have been impressed with AMD's new line of CPUs. A number of core enhancements brought about meaningful gains in performance and efficiency, so much so that one had to call the AMD Athlon 64 FX-51 the fastest consumer-level CPU going. Computing, in a way, is all about future-proofing. The informed user always looks to extend the longevity of any purchase by evaluating current technologies and choosing the one that a) offers the best price-to-performance ratio and b) the product that offers future compatibility. Whilst the Athlon 64 FX-51 is hideously, shockingly expensive, it does have the ace of 64bit computing up its heatspreader-clad sleeve. Our range of benchmarks showed that it superlative performance in today's 32bit OS' and applications; enough to displace the Intel Pentium 4 3.2GHz from the top of the tree.

- FX 5900 Hoedown

The guys over at Explosive Labs have a GeForce FX 5900 hoedown as they call it, comparing VGA cards from Leadtek and Albatron. Yeehaw!

As video cards based on NVIDIA's latest and most powerful GPU, the NV35, begin to hit retail shelves, we are finally given the opportunity to take a look at what exactly this new GPU is capable of. As the ultra versions always tend to take a little longer to hit the store shelves we will be doing some coverage of them a little later on. For now our coverage is based on the FX5900 non-ultra editions from both Leadtek and Albatron. Now why did we choose to compare these 2 cards and not any of the other already available FX5900 based cards you ask?..

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Samsung YEPP YP-55i MP3 @ Envy News
- MSI K8T NEO FIS2R Athlon 64 Motherboard @ AMD Zone
- XFX FX5600 Ultra @ Viper Lair
- Thermaltake LANFIRE Case @ Overclocker Cafe
- Triplex REDai Millennium Silver R9600 Pro @ OCNZ
- SumBeamTech Overclock Cooler Kit @ OCUK
- Seagate's Cheetah 15K.3 HDD @ The Tech Report
- ATI 9600Pro vs. Nvidia 5600 Comparison @ Techware Labs
- Home Computer Building: A Dying Hobby? @ Sudhian Media
- X-Micro WLAN 11b USB Adapter @ Hardware Pacers
- Registered ECC DDR400 @ Lost Circuits