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Daily News Round #2 for March 18, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for March 18, 2004
By Steve Dougherty from Mar 18, 2004 @ 7:25 CST

- S3 Graphics Announces New PCI Express Family

S3 have a press release out today announcing their new GammaChrome Family of 'native' PCI Express cards. Sporting the next-gen Chromotion 2.0 programmable video engine, the cards will also include S3's Hi-Def native HDTV output technology. More details on the new range in the official PR at their website.


CeBIT, Hannover, Germany March 18, 2004 - S3 Graphics Co., Ltd, a leading supplier to the 3D graphics accelerator market, today announced the arrival of the GammaChrome family of next generation graphics processors. Demonstrating full commitment to the PCI Express initiative, S3 Graphics is providing high quality, natively integrated PCI Express technology for all products instead of the 'bridge' technology offered by many competitors. Native solutions provide far more 'built-in' reliability and performance with the clear cost advantage of omitting a bridge device.


- Corsair Announces 2GB XMS Pro Series Module Pair

Another press release came in this morning, this time from Corsair. They announce the availability of their 2gb TwinX Pro Series dual kit. Operating at DDR400 (TwinX2048-3200PRO) speeds, the latancies typically leave a little to be desired for 1gb sticks at stock timings of 3-3-3-8. Read below for more details or head over to their website.


Fremont, CA, March 18, 2004: Corsair Memory, Inc., a global leader in ultra-performance DDR memory modules for PC gamers and enthusiasts, today announced 2 Gigabyte TwinX Pro Series memory modules which consist of a matched pair of 1 Gigabyte modules.
The new TwinX2048-3200PRO is the highest density XMS Pro Series module available to date. The overwhelming success of the company's 2 Gigabyte TwinX classic XMS modules prompted development of this XMS Pro Series version of the part. According to Corsair Marketing Director Joe James, "Our high density XMS modules have been very well received by customers, so we're very pleased to offer an XMS Pro Series module pair in the 2 Gigabyte size. These modules were developed both for memory intensive games and for graphics applications such as digital video editing."


The TwinX2048-3200PRO consists of a matched pair of 1 Gigabyte CMX1024-3200PRO modules. This unbuffered DDR module pair is rated to operate at 400MHz (PC3200) at 3-3-3-8 latency settings. Each module includes a performance enhancing black cast aluminum XMS Pro Series high-efficiency heat spreader, and features Corsair's Activimeter with two rows of colored LEDs that show real-time memory activity. TwinX modules are tested together as a matched pair in a dual channel motherboard, and packaged together immediately after test.