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Daily News Round #1 for May 11, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 11, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 11, 2004 @ 9:29 CDT

- nVidia Announces nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP

Although Athlon64 has become somewhat more attractive in recent times with newer and more refined supporting chipsets to hit the scene, there's still massive demand for the ever popular AthlonXP platform. Offering awesome bang for the buck, nVidia decided to keep the flow in place for a while yet, announcing a new nForce2 based board with a more advanced MCP (media and communications processor) ported directly across from their new nForce3 250Gb chipset. What this means is native Gigabit networking, native S-ATA RAID, and a hardware-optimized Firewall security solution. nVidia's official press release on their "nForce2 Ultra 400Gb" chipset holds further information over at their press-room.

Several sites have already received reference boards for review and i've rounded them up for you below. I'll be sure to link you to fresh articles on the new nForce2 chipset as they surface.

- Overclockers Club
- HotHardware
- NVNews
- PCPerspective
- TechReport
- Sudhian

SANTA CLARA, CA-MAY 10, 2004- Leveraging the award-winning innovative networking, storage, and security technologies unveiled in the Company's NVIDIA nForce™3 250Gb media and communications processor (MCP) for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based platforms, NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA) today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA nForce™2 Ultra 400Gb MCP for AMD Athlon™ XP processor-based motherboards and PC systems. Featuring the world's first native Gigabit Ethernet interface, a hardware-optimized Firewall security solution, and native RAID storage support, the introduction of the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP reinforces NVIDIA's standing with PC enthusiasts, gamers, and technology aficionados, all of whom turn to NVIDIA MCPs to satisfy their overclocking, gaming, and technology requirements for building the most feature-rich, performance-enhanced, and cost-effective PC platforms possible.

- Mouse Pad Roundup

XYZ Computing have a pretty big and in-depth roundup going with a bunch of enthusiast mouse-pads. Namely, they check out a stack of pads from Xtrac, Lite-Pads, Ratpadz, Slick, X-Ray, Corepad, and Icemat. Clear winners with roundups like this are always extremely difficult, so worthy pads were placed into three different catagories.

Something needs to be done. Here, at XYZ, we felt we had to put our (collective) foot down and take a stand. The simple fact of the matter is that not every mouse pad produced can be the "best". We figured this out using a little bit of deductive reasoning and our knowledge of the English language (which is not saying much -editor's note).