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Daily News Round #1 for May 28, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 28, 2004

By: Steve Dougherty from May 28, 2004 @ 3:46 CDT

- 18 Worldwide ACON4 Finalists Announced

ABIT, organizers of ACON4 (one of the largest gaming tournaments to have ever taken place) yesterday announced 18 worldwide finalists which have become victorious within their own country. Each of them will now merge and take part in the finals over at Shanghai, China on June 6th where a battle amongst the best will produce a reigning champion.

To make things even more interesting, ABIT (along with several other sponsors) are inviting everyone over to the abitgamer website whereby you can enter into the "ACON4 Place Your Bets Contest" involving 18 different prizes. Check out ABIT's press release which explains more on how the contest works.

May 27, 2004 - With qualifiers in 21 countries and territories, ACON4 is one of the largest and most exciting gaming tournaments ever devised. Around the world, thousands of avid gamers tested their skills with the toughest competition in their respective regions. The dust has settled, and the following 18 combatants have emerged as champions in their countries, earning the right to represent their country at the ACON4 finals in Shanghai, China.

- NVIDIA Works with Intel on PCI Express

As a part of Intel's upcoming PCI Express-enabled chipset launch programmes, nVidia is working with them to provide their full range of PCI Express GPU's, several thousand of which have already been purchased from Intel. More details within the supporting PR.

SINGAPORE - MAY 28, 2004 -- NVIDIA Corporation, the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that Intel Corporation will be using NVIDIA's top-to-bottom family of PCI Express™ graphics processing units (GPUs), as part of Intel's PCI Express-enabled chipset launch programmes. Intel has purchased several thousand NVIDIA PCI Express enabled GPUs which Intel will be using for:
• Platform Level Testing
• Software Development Kits
• Channel Seed Kits
• Technical Solutions Training
• Various demo systems

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