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Daily News Round #3 for December 19, 2003

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for December 19, 2003
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Dec 20, 2003 3:17 am

- New from Corsair: 2 Gigabyte TwinX DDR

Corsair have just announced that they're now offering TwinX DDR modules at 1gb a piece! Read below for further info:-


"Fremont, CA, December 19, 2003: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced 2 Gigabyte TwinX memory modules which consists of a matched pair of 1 Gigabyte modules.


In response to demand from customers for fast, high density modules, Corsair developed the CMX1024-3200, an unbuffered 1 Gigabyte DDR module that is rated to operate at 400MHz (PC3200). Corsair will also offer the TwinX2048-3200, a matched pair of CMX1024-3200 modules. Based on 64Mx8 RAM chips, these new parts support 3-4-4-8 latency settings. Both products are available with either black or platinum colored aluminum heat spreaders that enhance performance by keeping the components cool.


Both these new products have passed Corsair's exigent qualification process, which includes extensive compatibility testing with a variety of PC3200 motherboards and chipsets. In manufacturing, every module is tested in a motherboard at its rated speed and at its rated latency values. TwinX kits are tested as a matched pair and physically packaged together immediately after passing test, guaranteeing that the customer receives a product that has been verified in the dual channel environment."


- GameSpy's Top 10 Games of 2003


The folks at GameSpy have their "2003 Game Of The Year" segment up, covering the ten hottest titles across each platform, genre awards, special awards, and not forgetting some of the most dissapointing to have been released as well.. *cough* Lara. So much detail here and an absolute MUST-read for all you avid gamers out there.


This year we opted to recognize the Top 10 Best Games for each platform, as well as the best Online Multiplayer games. There are a couple of ways to slice it, so we made some decisions to keep the lists from all repeating themselves: Each Top 10 list is weighted so that it emphasizes the strengths of each platform, such as killer exclusive content. When it came to multiplatform games, we tried to list the title only for the platform that took the most advantage of the game. (Tony Hawk's Underground, for instance, really shined on the PS2 where the multiplayer was the best, even though it was also exceptional for the Xbox, GameCube and PC.) If you take in all the lists together, you get a really balanced view of what was hot this year, as well as what makes each platform special.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- A look at Prescott prices @ The Inquirer
- An Anomaly in the Memory Matrix @ GeekExtreme
- D-Link Xtreme G 108MBps wireless router @ Hardware Extreme
- WK-720 Aluminum Keyboard @ Ohls Place
- An Interview with AMD's Henri Richard @ Firing Squad
- AMD Athlon 64 3000+ @ AMDZone


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