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Daily News Round #2 for July 21, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 21, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 21, 2004 3:36 pm

- New Forceware -- version 61.76


nVidia have given us the heads up on their latest Forceware driver, v61.76. New features naturally make their way into the latest suite, such as more extensive support and control over outputting to consumer electronics devices like projectors and digital televisions, a "QuickZoom" feature allowing you to zoom into any part of the desktop with a hotkey, PCI-Express support, and full support for nVidia's new 6800 based cards! - An absolute must have for those who've picked up one of the new-gen cards recently. Head on over to nVidia's website and grab them!


Oh, and in case you're holding out for full Shader Model 3.0 support with these, nVidia have unfortunately told us that this won't be enabled in any of their drivers until SP2/DX9.0C becomes widely available. More details on that within the driver documentation on their website.


- Creative & Analog Devices Announce Easy Upgrade From Host Audio

Creative Australia send word today in the form of a press release that they've made an agreement with Analog Devices Inc. to be able to start providing PC users the flexibility of upgrading their host audio to Sound Blaster audio quality in a very simple and cost-effective manner. More details within their supporting PR of which you can read up on here.


SYDNEY - July 26, 2004 - Creative Labs Pty Ltd, a local subsidiary of Creative Technology Ltd (NASDAQ: CREAF) the creator of Sound BlasterR which is the worldwide standard for high quality PC audio and leader in digital entertainment solutions, today announced an agreement with Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) that allows Creative to provide PC users with a simple upgrade from host audio to Sound Blaster audio quality.


Under the agreement, Creative will market a Sound Blaster-enhanced audio
upgrade to Analog Devices' integrated audio. This will allow end users to enjoy the Sound Blaster experience on products from many PC OEMs and
motherboard manufacturers who use audio chips from market leader, Analog
Devices. This experience includes state-of-the-art audio such as voice-enabled applications, enhanced music experiences, home theater-quality DVD movies, and next-generation game audio.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- TDK AID+1280B 12x DVD Writer @ Hardware Zoom
- GeForce 6800 GT PCI Express @ Guru3D
- Intel's 90nm Pentium M 755: Dothan Investigated @ Anandtech


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