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Daily News Round #2 for June 23, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 23, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 23, 2004 1:29 pm

- Heatspreader? No More!

KingMax have informed us today that they've conducted a series of tests on their new DDR2 533mhz modules to determine whether or not heatspreaders were necessary to help cool them. After concluding that the modules never exceeded 33 degrees centigrade, they've decided against bothering with the inclusion of a heatspreader on their new DDR2 range. Comments direct from KingMax below.


"According to our engineers,throughout a complete series of our internal test process,we found the temperature of our DDR2 modules always kept under 33.1 degrees centigrade.This obviously implies that it is unnecessary to have uncalled-for "heat spreader" on it.The heat spreader on the next-generation DDR2 memory will definitely be an embellishment only. So,that is right the reson why we decided not to put it on our DDR2 product. What our DDR2 product will provide users are brilliant performance,consistent quality and reasonable price as well."


- The Battle of the X800s

The folks at Bit-Tech have rounded up a few X800 Pro cards for review today, taking a look at the bundles offered amongst each, along with the differences between the cards themselves and what each one brings to the table. Cards included are from ASUS, GeCube, and MSI. I'm sure any one of these would be more than enough to put a smile on your face.


We've got three X800PRO retail samples on show here today from three of ATI's partner companies, namely GeCube, MSI and ASUS. These three partners offer the consumer a wide range of prices for a range of packages that go from the extremely complete to the extremely lightweight - we'll take a look at the individual packages in a short while. Before we do, I'll take you through a look at the technological aspects that this new graphics core has under the hood.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- NVIDIA GeForce 6800 GT reference @ Guru3D
- Chillblast CNPS7000A-Cu Silent Cooler @ Chillblast
- Universal SilentTower HeatPipe Cooler @ IPKonfig
- Intel 925X: Exploring the Overclock Lock @ Anandtech


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