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Daily News Round #4 for June 30, 2004

Daily News Round #4 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 30, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 1, 2004 4:40 am

- Futuremark® Deploys WMV HD Advisor

FutureMark have issued everyone a press release today announcing that Microsoft have made ties with them over at their WMVHD website, a site whereby Microsoft allows you to watch high definition movie clips on your PC. Their affiliation with Futuremark is due to the extremely high demands on maintaining smooth video playback with this format. With the support of Futuremark Corporation, the "WMV HD Advisor" allows one to determine whether or not their system's specifications are up to scratch for the task, not unlike FutureMark's previously announced "Windows XP Game Advisor" which Microsoft also put a stamp on a little while back. More details within the supporting press release over at FutureMark's website.


Saratoga, California USA - June 30, 2004 - Futuremark Corporation announced today that Microsoft Corp. subscribed to its online PC performance estimation framework. The service is available to users from the Windows Media Video High-Definition (WMV HD) website at Similar to the previously announced Windows XP Games Advisor, the service helps Windows users find out in advance if their Windows XP PC is able to play back movies published in WMV HD format.


- OCZ Announces PC2-4300 Modules

OCZ has it today that their new DDR-II "PC2-4300 Enhanced Bandwidth Platinum Edition series" memory modules have reached production. The 533mhz DDR2 modules are rated for timings of 4-3-3, providing lower latencies than any other of their kind thus far. You can take a look at their product page on the OCZ website, and the supporting PR can also be read here.


OCZ Technology Group, a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory, today announced the highly-anticipated release of their PC2-4300 Enhanced Bandwidth DDR2 Platinum Edition series.


OCZ's DDR2 533MHz products are rated at 4-3-3 timings, making them the first low-latency DDR2 memory modules available on the market today.


"Conventional PC4300 DDR2 modules may be adequate in performance," said Dr. Michael Schuette, Director of Technology Development at OCZ Technology Group. "However, the OCZ Technology PC2-4300 Platinum modules with our Enhanced Bandwidth feature-set will add the extra bite that is only possible by running at reduced latencies."


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- GeIL Ultra Platinum PC4400 DDR550 Dual Channel @ Bjorn3D
- Crucial DDR400 PC3200 Memory @ Shackviews
- AMD Sempron 3100+ Benchmarks @ Tweakers
- Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 Overclocking @ Firing Squad
- Hands Across Four Water Cooling Systems @ Toms Hardware
- Asetek VapoChill LightSpeed [AC] @ Hexus
- Foxconn AMD 3400 + Heat Guzzler Heatsink @ OCIA
- Intel 925X/915G Motherboards and CPU's @ ByteSector
- Titan TWC-A04 Water Cooler Kit @ Overclocker Cafe
- Asus AX800 Pro/TD @ Hot Hardware


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