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Daily News Round #1 for January 19, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 19, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jan 20, 2004 2:20 am

- New ATI Catalyst 4.1's Out!

Got ATI? You'll be wanting to pay attention to the latest 4.1 driver suite. The usual array of bug fixes and resolved issues can be found with these and of course all the support for 98/ME/2000/XP is there.


Download: Catalyst 4.1 2000/XP (25.9MB)
Download: Catalyst 4.1 98/ME (26.6MB)
View: Release Notes
View: Catalyst Removal Guide


ATI CATALYST drivers provide fully qualified display support for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 systems with Radeon display cards, but requires a special version of ATI's Video Capture (WDM) drivers for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2004 systems with All-in-Wonder boards, which will be provided by your computer manufacturer.


The CATALYST™ software suite 4.1 contains the following:


RADEON™ display driver 7.97
Multimedia Center™ 8.8
HydraVision™ 3.25.0006
HydraVision™ Basic Edition 3.25.9006
Remote Wonder 2.1
WDM version 3.11


- 2004 Gamers' Hardware Upgrade Guide

Got some allocated cash for a beefy new upgrade to an a64 based 3400+? Not sure if you see the point over your current AthlonXP? Read this indepth article over at Ace's Hardware to set you straight, they see what's to be expected with an upgrade from an already decent system.


Last week, we showed you a preview of the Athlon 64 3400+. Today, we'll investigate this new CPU as an upgrade to an existing system. How much performance do you gain when upgrading? What about the other features aside from performance, such as Cool'n'Quiet and more thermal and mechanical safety?


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Athlon 64 3700+ and 4000+ within visual range @ The Inquirer
- SMC 2804WBRP-G router with USB print server @ Envy News
- ASUS DIGIMatrix Media Center @ XBit Labs
- Logitech Desktop Cordless MX @ Pirate Software


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