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Daily News Round #1 for February 18, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 18, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 18, 2004 8:11 am

- ATI Delivers HDTV Reception On The PC

ATI have something very sweet to share with us today in the form of a press release. They talk about the HDTV WONDER™, an add-in video card capable of providing high-definition tv on your PC, effectively saving you thousands of dollars in paying out for an expensive HD television. As well as being sold seperately, tthe add-in card is also said to come included with certain ALL-IN-WONDER video cards. It has a bunch of other nice features such as archiving content directly to DVD too, all of which you can read more about over at ATI's website.


Update: We've just further recieved the official press release document from ATI which covers the capabilities of their HDTV WONDER in conjunction with PCI Express technology of which was demonstrated (with Intel's and Pinnacle Systems' help) at this year's IDF. Click here to obtain the full press release.


MARKHAM, Ontario - Crystal clear HDTV broadcasts can be enjoyed on the PC with the new HDTV WONDER™ announced today by ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT). North American customers will be able to tune in and watch high-definition television (HDTV) programs on the PC without having to purchase an expensive TV that could cost more than $2,000. HDTV in North America offers up to 5.5 times the pixels (dots that comprise the screen) as standard TV resolution resulting in amazing picture quality.


- NVIDIA extends 64-bit graphics leadership to Intel-based workstations

nVidia have certainly been on top of things for a while now, and it doesn't stop with the announcement of their PCI Express video card line. They've another press release for us which talks about their 64-bit software technology (implemented within ForceWare unified drivers) in preparation for Intel's upcoming 64-bit Xeon line of processors. More in the official PR of which you can obtain here.


SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 18, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation announced today that its has unveiled its 64-bit software technology, optimised for Intel Corporation's future Intel® Xeon™ processor with 64-bit extension technology. The new software features 16 lanes of PCI-Express capability dedicated to graphics processing. Featured in NVIDIA's ForceWare Unified Driver Architecture, NVIDIA's early release of its Forceware Release 64-Bit provides high performance, advanced scalability, and unmatched support, addressing the most demanding needs of technical workstation users who require large amounts of memory and floating point performance in areas such as mechanical design and analysis, digital content creation and scientific and high-performance computing applications.


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