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Daily News Round #3 for August 3, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 3, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 3, 2004 3:25 pm

- Gigabyte accuses Asus of cheating!

I just discovered this interesting article from the informative lads over at the Inquirer. It seems Gigabyte's taken a swipe at ASUS for supposedly 'cheating' with their 925X/915X line of motherboards. 3D benchmarking scores are said to be substantially higher on the ASUS platforms due to a specific BIOS 'feature' named "Peg Link Mode" which in a hidden fashion overclocks the core and mem frequencies on ATI based PCI-E graphics cards. This obviously resulting in the superior benchmarking results that ASUS portray to be an advancement in motherboard design over their competitors. Sneaky buggers!


MAJOR MOBO MAKER Gigabyte has hit out at its competitor Asus accusing of it cheating on 925X/915X scores. The allegation is that Asus 925X/915P series moteherboards score much higher in some 3D graphics performance tests. In a media release, Gigabyte said "we have found that Asus has been doing some cheating".


Gigabyte claims that "out of curiosity" it tested the Asus PSAD2 Premium board and discovered a setting called Peg Link Mode. "This setting clandestinely oveclocks the frequency of memory and core engines of ATI based PCI Express Graphics," Gigabyte alleged.


- Zensonic Z710 Wireless Headphones press release

Australian based home theatre designer "Zensonic" have issued a press release today highlighting the upcoming availability of their latest Z710 wireless headphones set. Using radio frequency technology, these are said to work perfectly fine through walls and ceilings, also offering a strong rich sound at distances 100m away from the sound source, impressive! - More details including specifications etc. within their supporting PR folks.


"First generation wireless headphones which have been around for years use infra-red transmission - the same method used for TV remote controls," said Zensonic's Raaj Menon. "Our new radio frequency headphones provide stunningly clear sound that doesn't drop out if you walk out of sight of the transmitter."


The Z710s come with long-life internal batteries which can be recharged simply by docking the headphones with the transmitter station.


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