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Daily News Round #3 for April 24, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 24, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 24, 2004 4:09 pm

- XGI releases latest Reactor driver for Volari family

For all you XGI gamers out there, the latest v1.02 reactor driver suite is available for download at XGI's website. Alongside performance increases and unprecedented image quality, some new features are in place such as "PowerManager" (providing GPU temp monitoring), and "DesktoPlus" (multiple user desktop for multi-tasking). The full details within the attached PR here.


Taipei-April 22, 2004- XGI™ Technology Inc, an innovative graphics chipsets supplier, today released the latest Reactor™ driver V.1.02 to provide unprecedented performance and image quality on both Microsoft® DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® applications. Reactor™ driver provided by talented XGI™ software engineers delivers unmatched compatibility, stability, and reliability across all XGI™ Volari™ GPUs.


- nVidia's New Quadro FX 4000 Announced

Another nVidia press release has made it's way to my inbox this morning, this one announcing their new Quadro FX 4000 professional workstation card. Based on listed specs and comments from nVidia within the attached PR, their FX 4000 looks to be a HUGE milestone over previous models within the product line.


SINGAPORE - APRIL 22, 2004 - NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today introduced the NVIDIA Quadro® FX 4000, a professional graphics solution that shatters all performance and image quality records, and reaches new heights in programmability and precision. Armed with a radically new graphics architecture driving twice the geometry and fill rates and up to five times the pixel read-back performance of the former industry leader, the NVIDIA Quadro FX 4000 features unlimited programmability and true 128-bit floating point precision - giving developers using it the power to create visual content that others with competitive boards can only imagine.


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