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Daily News Round #2 for February 17, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 17, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 18, 2004 3:23 am

- nVidia introduces PCI-Express range of GPUs!

More exciting news for today, nVidia has a fresh press release out unveiling their full line of upcoming PCI-Express GPU cards, taking full advantage of the extra bandwidth and features that the new I/O connection delivers. The cards will appropriately go under the name of "GeForce PCX", and starts with a PCI Express version of the 5950 Ultra, however what really stood out was the addition of a new card, the "GeForce PCX 4300", this one I presume being based off nVidia's highly successful line of GeForce4 ti/mx gpus? For the full scoop, you can either choose to grab the full press release in doc format here, or head over to nVidia's website.


"The PCI Express transition is going to be an exciting time for the PC industry," stated Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO at NVIDIA. "By aligning ourselves closely with Intel and helping define this new specification, we were able to engineer an innovative protocol engine, in HSI, that delivers the full-PCI Express feature set without any compromises. HSI and PCI Express will enable a new level of performance for high bandwidth applications like graphics and networking."


In addition, last week in Taipei, Taiwan, NVIDIA validated its family of GeForce PCX products with the industry's top motherboard, chipset, and BIOS vendors. NVIDIA has already shipped more than 1,000 PCI Express boards to customers and partners.


- Transcend's Radeon 9600 XT

We've recieved word from Transcend today announcing the release of their 9600XT graphics card, looks to be another identical port from ATI's reference design. The full scoop in the official PR here.


ATI, the world's leading manufacturer of graphics processor units, announced its much-anticipated Radeon 9600 XT graphic processing unit (GPU) in September 2003. The Radeon 9600 XT allows high-performance consumers to access the world's leading graphics technologies. ATI Radeon 9600 Series products are focused on providing customers with superior 3D and 2D performance for gaming and business.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- ASUS Radeon 9600XT @ Digit-Daily
- CoolerMaster Cooldrive 4 HDD Cooler @ HardCOREWare
- AcoustiFan 120mm Clear Ultra Quiet Fan @ The Crucible
- Socket 775 heatsinks! @ OC TW


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