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Daily News Round #1 for April 30, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 30, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 30, 2004 12:57 pm

- Gigabyte's GA-K8NSNXP Athlon64 Motherboard

Today brings us a press release from Gigabyte announcing their addition to the nForce3 250 market for Athlon64 platforms. If you've read any reviews on the 250 chipset you'll come to realise it's as good as it gets for Athlon64 at the moment. One of the coolest enhancements to Gigabyte's variant of the nforce3 250 board is it's "6 Dual" technology. More on that in the comments below, and you can read all the other details about the board within the official PR of which i've attached for you here.


The GA-K8NSNXP is based on Gigabyte's highly distinguished "6 Dual" Technology. Gigabyte's "6 Dual" Technology comprises of six distinct features aimed at enhancing system performance, stability, safety and convenience. Gigabyte's Dual Power System (DPS) functions to improve platform performance while the Dual Cooling system aims to increase system stability through the decrease in thermal concerns. Native DUAL RAID includes Serial ATA RAID and ATA133 RAID for increased performance in data access as well as providing greater storage capacity and security. Gigabyte's patented DualBIOS™ provides a back-up BIOS to repair the damaged main BIOS, as in the case of a virus attack. The Dual LAN design gives users the ease of using their PC as a home gateway as well as allowing for quick data transfer from WAN to LAN. Finally, the Dual CPU bandwidth of the AMD 64-bit computing platform provides double the processing power for next generation applications. Feel the difference with Gigabyte's "6 Dual" technology.


- Creative Announce MuVo Slim Digital Audio Play

Another press release makes it's way to my inbox today. Sourced from Creative Labs Australia, they introduce us to their newest line of MP3 players, the MuVo Slim Digital, Slim in that it's only 7mm thick however still retaining all the features many come to expect from a portable mp3 player. 2 versions are due for release, offering both 128mb and 256mb of storage space. All the details within the attached PDF.


SYDNEY - May 3, 2004 - Creative Labs Pty Ltd, a local subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd, the worldwide leader in digital entertainment solutions for PC users today introduced an entirely new achievement in size and substance to its award-winning family of portable audio players. Catering to the individual who appreciates rich features combined with ultimate portability and style, the Creative MuVo® Slim dresses for success at a slim 7mm thick, yet this player's true genius lies in its exceptional audio quality and top-shelf performance capabilities. Two versions of the Creative MuVo Slim are available: the MuVo Slim with 256MB built in memory is priced at AUD$369.00 inc GST and the model with a 128MB built in memory is priced at AUD$269.00 inc GST. Both players with built in FM radio and recorder will be available mid May in Australia and New Zealand through Creative's extensive retail network.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Seagate Barracuda 160GB SATA HDD @ ByteSector
- Dr. Thermal TI-8641-L K7 Cooler @ Overclocker Cafe
- ASUS's SK8V vs SK8N Motherboards @ AMDReview
- Gainward FX PowerPack Ultra/960 Golden Sample @ A1-Electronics


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