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Daily News Round #4 for October 16, 2003

Daily News Round #4 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 16, 2003

By: Cameron Wilmot from Oct 16, 2003 @ 23:46 CDT

- ABIT OC Guru

The folks from ABIT in Taiwan sent us through a document which talks about one of the features of their new ìGuru processor marketing ploy, OC Guru, which allows for on-the-fly FSB overclocking in Windows. It's brilliant to see companies doing this type of thing - MSI, DFI and ABIT and probably others have already started, so it won't be long before it's a regular thing and others follow in the same applaudable direction.

One of the features within ABIT's new ìGuru processor, OC Guru allows ABIT users a friendly Windows-based interface with which to overclock their systems without overclocking through the BIOS. With OC Guru, ABIT users can overclock their Front Side Bus and increase voltages on the fly with a simple slide gauge. Up to three different overclocked settings can be saved to OC Guru. With an overclocked system, OC Guru users get better system performance without the hassles of tweaking through the BIOS.

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- Mobile Q&A Interview with nVidia

Mike from nV News has conducted a Q&A interview with nVidia's Diane Vanasse, who is the Public Relations Manager for Mobile Products. They talk about nVidia's direction in the mobile graphics area and several new products based on nVidia hardware.


How does media center fit into NVIDIA's mobile strategy?


NVIDIA is a key technology partner of Microsoft's Windows XP Media Center Edition initiative and the preferred hardware provider for the majority of OEMs and system builders shipping Media Center PCs today. In fact, all of the notebooks currently shipping with Microsoft MCE feature NVIDIA GeForce FX Go graphics processors. In fact, Microsoft has recognized that NVIDIA's extended color support, video scaling, video encode and 3:2 pull-down for 24fps content the best solution for video.

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