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Daily News Round #2 for July 27, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for July 27, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jul 27, 2004 2:36 pm

- ATi Mobility Radeon 9800

This here's one very sweet little GPU, bringing awesome performance to high-end notebooks of today. The Mobility 9800 takes on where the M9700 left off, introducing all the features of the current X800 range only with cutdown specs of 8 pixel pipelines and 4 Vertex pipes. HotHardware take a look at it in detail within their latest review, also comparing performance to the Mobility 9700 GPU.


If interested, Gamers Depot have also previewed the new mobile 9800 GPU from ATI today as well.


ATi definitely raised the bar with their Mobility Radeon 9700, but even though the Mobility Radeon 9700 was their most feature-rich mobile GPU at the time it was released, it was only equivalent to their mainstream desktop product, the Radeon 9600 XT. Today, ATi is officially unveiling their newest mobile GPU, the Mobility Radeon 9800. And although it doesn't carry the "X800" branding, it's every bit as feature-rich as ATi's current flagship desktop GPUs. The Mobility Radeon 9800 has more features than even a Radeon 9800 XT.


- EPoX Release AMD Sempron ™ Supported Mainboards List

An announcement just in from the EPoX crew this morning. With budget orientated Sempron processors now on the way, EPoX have compiled a listing of supported mainboards that are guarenteed to work with the new Sempron lineup. If you haven't yet read up on how the new Sempron range of processors differ from earlier budget CPU's from AMD, EPoX also cover that base within their official PR too.


[Taipei, July 28th, 2004] -Leveraging existing platforms to support value segments, AMD released a new line of processors, Sempron™ that serves the needs of the basic PC market. EPoX Computer Co. Ltd. (EPoX) at the same time released Sempron™ supported mainboard list for selection. The initial AMD Sempron processor supports multi-platforms, ranging from Socket A, Socket 754 and Socket 939. It also integrates 256KB of L2 cache and supports only 32-bit OS, differencing from Athlon 64-bit CPU. As supporting Socket 754/939, users can easily upgrade from 32-bit platform to 64-bit, the next generation platform, while keeping the same hardware and maintaining the most cost effective performance.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- BTC M993 4D Wireless Ergo Office Mouse @ Hardware-Pacers
- Iomega Micro Mini 128MB USB Flash Drive @ Everything USB
- LG GSA-4120B Triple Format 12x DVD Rewriter @ Hardware Zoom
- Logitech Cordless Desktop Express @ LH News
- Rio Karma - Digital Audio Player @ Trusted Reviews
- SilverProp Cyclone SE water blocks @ A1-Electronics
- More AMD CPU price changes hit the market @ DigiTimes
- New Doom engine to get Creative sound @ GameSpot


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