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Daily News Round #1 for March 5, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for March 5, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Mar 5, 2004 2:40 pm

- nVidia, hot off the press again!


Two press releases in from nVidia this morning, the first of which announces the final decision by HP and Compaq to use nVidia's nForce3 Go150 media and communications processor in their Pavilion zv5000 and Presario R3000 notebooks respectively. All the details on the notebooks and more in the attached PR here.


SINGAPORE - MARCH 5, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that the NVIDIA nForceTM3 Go150 media and communications processor (MCP) has been selected for the HP Pavilion zv5000 and Compaq Presario R3000 notebooks. The notebooks will also ship with NVIDIA(r) GeForceTM4 Go graphics and AMD Athlon 64 processors.


Secondly, they've officially announced that they're the first to release graphics cards which use GDDR-3 memory (supplied by Samsung). The first cards with the inclusion of this memory will be based on their Geforce FX 5700 Ultra GPU. For full details, you can obtain the PR here.


SINGAPORE - MARCH 5, 2004 - Continuing a long line of industry firsts, NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that it is the first to offer graphics solutions based on Graphics Double Data Rate 3 (GDDR-3) memory. This new memory technology allows for lower power and higher clock speed board designs when combined with NVIDIA GeForce FX graphics processing units (GPUs). Working with leading memory manufacturer Samsung, add-in card partners are preparing worldwide shipments of NVIDIA® GeForceTM FX 5700 Ultra-based add-in-cards with 128MB of GDDR-3 graphics memory.


- Shuttle announces the Shuttle Warcraft III CeBIT Championship

Shuttle also have a press release out this morning announcing a Warcraft III gaming event to be held at this year's CeBIT. If you think you have what it takes to obliverate the opposition, it may be worth your while to register as they will also be providing some very cool prizes! The full scoop is within the attached PDF document here.


(Elmshorn, Germany - March 3, 2004) Shuttle, a leading provider of small form factor (SFF) computers and motherboards, today announces the Shuttle Warcraft III CeBIT Championship - a high-exposure event where players of Blizzard Entertainment®'s award-winning strategy game can seek glory in battle and great prizes. The winner of the tournament and three runners up will claim computer hardware prizes worth thousands of euros.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- VMware Workstation 4: More Virtual PCs, More Functionality @ Toms Hardware
- Office 2004: First Look @ MacWorld
- Intel's Q1 FY2004 Within Expectations: Demand for CPUs is Skyrocketing @ XBit Labs
- Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer Rev .2 @ Overclockers Club
- Antec P160 Case @ Gruntville
- ClearPC "Secret Agent" Briefcase @ ModTheBox


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