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Daily News Round #1 for December 11, 2003

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 11, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 11, 2003 10:44 am

- Maxtop CSX-147KBF-TOP Case

The boys at Big Bruin have taken a look at Maxtop's latest "Type IV" CSX-147KBF-TOP Mid-Tower case and it seems to be a very good quality and well thought out one, leaving you with plenty of options for fan placement etc. too. I was also drawn to it's lovely unique appearance, and most of all, the price! Especially considering you get a decent quality 350w PSU as well.


Special features dominate this case, and not just flashy gizmos, and blinking lights. The additions to this case are functional, well thought out, useful, and make for a great home case, or a traveling LAN party machine.


- Image Quality Analysis (Fall 2003): A Glance Through the Looking Glass


Anandtech have just completed a very interesting image quality shoot-out between nVidia's GeForce FX 5950 and ATI's Radeon 9800 XT. Of course, it's only proven time and time again that when it comes to antialiasing, ATI's indefinitely the king with a more visually appealing algorithm in place. However, it's ascertained that nVidia take charge in several other areas, one being "flexibility" of which you'll understand more if you read the full article.


For this test, we used the high-end ATI Radeon 9800XT and NVIDIA GeForce FX 5950. The drivers employed were CATALYST 3.9 for ATI and ForceWare 53.03 for NVIDIA. Where automated screenshots could be taken, they were, and in other games, hypersnap was used in order to help ensure that the image we captured from the cards was as close to the image on the screen as possible.


The screenshots were taken on the same AMD Athlon64 FX51 system that we used in the performance tests. We have made full-sized png images available for all of our screenshots, and we disabled resampling and used the highest quality lossy jpeg compression that Photoshop offers when resizing and saving the inline versions.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Gigabyte GeForceFX 5950 Ultra (N59U256V) 256MB @ Legion Hardware
- CoolMax Neon Wire EL SATA-150 Cable @ Extreme Reviews
- Kustom PC Heatsink Lapping Kit @ Tech Angel
- AOpen DRW4410 4X DVD Burner @ Hot Hardware
- Polaroid PDC3350 Digital Camera @ Tech-Mods


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