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Daily News Round #1 for May 5, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 5, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 5, 2004 @ 10:11 CDT

- New Patch for PCMark™04

Futuremark have forwarded a press release today letting everyone know of their latest patch for the PCMark™04 suite, build 1.2.0. Scores won't differ with the implementation of the new patch, it was released to allow detection of newer video cards and CPU's along with a bunch of fixes for reported and reproduced bugs. Both a 2.8mb patch as well as a full updated 36mb download of PCMark04 can be obtained over at Futuremark's official mirrors page. For those interested, the press release can be read here.

Saratoga, California USA - May 5, 2004 - Futuremark® Corporation announced today the immediate availability of a software patch to its popular PCMark™04 benchmark software. PCMark04 is a state-of-the-art benchmarking tool and has been widely adopted; over 2 million copies have been distributed since launched in November 2003.

Available immediately, this free downloadable software patch fixes all reported and reproduced bugs and adds detection for all the latest CPUs and video display cards. The patch will not affect the benchmark score.

- GeCube introduces X800PRO256

GeCube are next up to announce their "X800PRO256" graphics card built on ATI's latest X800 (R420) core. You can take a look at the attached PR here. I've also sourced info from the folks at EnvyNews on a press release from Gigabyte introducing their "GV-R800 series" cards based on the new GPU from ATI.

Taipei, Taiwan, Tuesday, May 4, 2004 - GeCube today announced the introduction of the X800PRO256 powered by the world's fastest visual processor, ATI's RADEON™ X800. The X800PRO256 will deliver the best visual experience possible.

The X800PRO256 series is based on ATI's newly introduced RADEON™ X800 visual processing unit (VPU). Powered by a massively parallel pixel processing engine, 6 vertex pipes and built using the most advanced technologies available, the X800PRO256 ushers in a new era, High Definition Gaming. Similar to the experience of watching a sporting event on an HDTV, gaming on a computer powered by the X800PRO256 series takes gaming to a whole new level.

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