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Daily News Round #1 for July 8, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 8, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 8, 2004 6:02 am

- Futuremark debuts smartphone benchmark

FutureMark Corporation are now venturing into the vast world of Mobile Phone territory with an announcement supporting their latest benchmarking tool "SPMark04", allowing for objective comparisons between popular Symbian based smartphones. This of course is the first ever benchmarking tool to become available for such a purpose. Further details on compatibility and other relevant information can be read within Futuremark's supporting PR over at their website. EliteBastards have actually posted up a review of SPMark04 today as well, which includes comparison results with various popular smartphones.


Saratoga, CA - July 7, 2004 -Futuremark Corporation, the leading provider of computer performance analysis software and services, announced today its release of SPMark™04, the world's first industry-grade benchmark for Symbian based smartphones.


SPMark™04 provides a comprehensive application for measuring and comparing the performance and power consumption of the increasingly complex mobile platforms. It is a great benefit to the industry by allowing consumers, media, retailers, and operators to objectively compare handsets between each other. SPMark™04 also enables handset manufacturers reliably evaluate and compare various semiconductor implementations.


The benchmark has been developed in collaboration with key industry partners, including ATI Technologies, Bitboys, Imagination Technologies (PowerVR), Intel, Khronos Group, Neomagic, and NVIDIA under Futuremark's Benchmark Development Program for Smartphones.


- Crucial RADEON X800 Pro is here!

Another press release, this time from Crucial announcing an addition to their recently introduced Radeon lineup of products, based upon ATI's Radeon X800 Pro. More details within the PR on their website.


Meridian, Idaho, July 7, 2004 - Crucial Technology, a division of Micron Semiconductor Products, Inc. which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, Inc. and one of the world's largest direct memory upgrade providers, today announces immediate availability of the Crucial® RADEON™ X800 Pro 256MB video card, the flagship graphics card for Crucial's new graphics card line.


The Crucial RADEON X800 Pro utilizes a 256-bit quad-channel GDDR3 memory interface, and introduces 3Dc™, an image enhancement technology which defines a new High-Definition gaming experience by providing greater image detail at higher resolutions. The pixel shader engine utilizes 12 pixel pipelines and six programmable vertex shader pipelines. The Crucial RADEON X800 Pro offers the latest DirectX® 9.0 and OpenGL® 2.0 shader support, necessary for getting the most out of upcoming game titles.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

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- Crucial PC2-4300 (DDR2-533) Memory @ ByteSector
- An Interview with Anthony Kuo of NGA @ Explosive Labs


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