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Daily News Round #1 for May 25, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 25, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 25, 2004 @ 6:10 CDT

- Intel's Processor Number Schema

Arstechnica's latest article talks about Intel's future processor naming scheme, helping to provide a clearer perspective on how the new system works. Through reliable sources, they also give us a glimpse on Intel's plans for 2005, a roadmap if you will. Very interesting stuff.

The purpose of this article is twofold. First, we've received numerous requests to explicate the reasoning behind Intel's new processor number schema. So, we'll give you the lowdown on that, knowing that it may be old hat for our friends working in the channel.

Second, we've been working hard on our clairvoyance, and at the end of this article we'll provide you with a glimpse of Intel's plans for its desktop and mobile lines up through early 2005. It's based on real information and real sources; we're not rumor mongering here.

- MSI K8N Neo Platinum

If you're looking to set up a new a64 rig in the near future, nVidia's nForce3 250GB is one very solid, feature-rich chipset to base it off, providing all the goods any enthusiast would seek. MSI's variant, the K8N Neo Platinum gets checked out over at A1-Electronics today, showing us it's excellent overclocking potential and feature packed goodness.

The MSI K8N Neo Platinum motherboard uses the Nvidia nForce3 250GB chipset supporting AMD Athlon 64 socket-754 processors with 1000MHz HyperTransport and is an MSI top of the line AMD motherboard.

The MSI K8N Neo Platinum motherboard comes packed with features galore: 8-drive Serial-ATA, Gigabit LAN running independently from the PCI bus to remove the PCI logpile, 8-channel audio, supports the nVidia 'any drive' RAID to combine any drive IDE or SATA and more. You cannot miss this MSI K8N Neo Platinum motherboard box in the shops with its science fiction box cover.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Swiss Memory USB Knife Ships @ Everything USB
- Radeon 9550: Gold- or Problem- Child @ PC-Award (Translated)
- Fujitsu-Siemens Lifebook E8010 @ TrustedReviews
- Swiftech MCW6000-A waterblock @ ProCooling
- SilverStone's Lascala SST-LC01 enclosure @ TechReport
- Is Apple Really Developing A Video iPod? @ DesignTechnica
- Albatron FX5700P Turbo VGA card @ Overclocker Cafe
- SilverStone's Lascala SST-LC01 enclosure @ TechReport