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Daily News Round #2 for April 20, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 20, 2004
By: Cameron Wilmot | Posted: Apr 21, 2004 1:40 am

- Serial ATA gets speed boost

A story went out over the Business Wire today mentioning that the Serial ATA Working Group has announced second generation Serial ATA specifications. The first change is a double in bandwidth increasing transfers to 300MB/s and new connectors.


The specification for the second generation Serial ATA signaling speed - 3Gbps - has been completed and the release candidate of that specification has started its ratification process. The second-generation speed of 3Gbps (300MB/s) is double that of the first-generation Serial ATA speed which is 1.5Gbps (150MB/s).


- nForce3 250 Chipset Overclocking

The guys from HEXUS have posted an article which looks at overclocking nVidia's newest nForce3 250 chipset. nVidia claim that a working PCI / AGP lock is in place unlike the nForce3 150. Does it help? Read on and find out.


There is no doubt in our minds that the AMD Athlon 64 will take a great leap forward in overclocking circles with the launch of the nForce3 250 chipset. At last, now that the PCI bus can be controlled, the full potential of the processor can be achieved.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- ASUS A7V880 - First Look at VIA KT880 @ X-Bit Labs
- CoolerMaster Hyper6 HSF @ DataFuse
- Gigabyte GeForce FX 5200 @ Hardware12


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