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Daily News Round #1 for August 6, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 6, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 6, 2004 5:50 am

- EPoX Release Socket939 board - EP-9NDA3+

EPoX have today unveiled a new addition to their AMD Athlon64 line of motherboards, the Socket939 based EP-9NDA3+. Utilizing nVidia's nForce3 Ultra chipset, all the native features are in place such as the hardware-optimized firewall, nVRAID, 2GHz HyperTransport tech, etc. etc. - You can take a look at a full listing of the specifications here, and the official press release can be had here folks.


[July 1st, 2004, Taipei]-EPoX, the world's foremost manufacturer of NVIDIA motherboards announced the release of its new AMD Athlon 64 939-based motherboard, EP-9NDA3+.


EP-9NDA3+ supports 2GHz Hyper Transport technology providing up to 8.0GB/s of system bandwidth, improving multitasking performance. It also features four memory DIMM sockets that can accommodate ultra-fast DDR memory (6.4GB/s of memory bandwidth) modules and dual-channel memory architecture that maximizes the amount of data that can be shuttled between the processor and memory, eliminating an all-too-common obstacle to attaining top system speed


Incorporating NVIDIA nForce™3 Ultra, EP-9NDA3+ is fully-loaded with the most cutting edge technology that delivers high performance, innovative features and storage capabilities for high-end PCs.


- Mod Packs For Doom3 - Out Already!

I've just stumbled across this one over at 3DGPU. They've sourced a section over at BoomTown with a compiled listing of already working mods for Doom III. Seven of the best they could find in fact, sheesh... talk about quick to work! Without any doubt, we'll be seeing a hell of a lot more popping up on a regular basis but these should keep you entertained for now.


Assuming the CO-OP mode works nicely, i'm sure a lot of you will be enjoying yourselves at the next LAN session with your mates! Each of the mods are listed below :-


CO-OP Play - Play the singleplayer with your friends.
32 Player server - Start a server with 32 gamers.
Ultra Extreme Quality - Adds more shadows to the game.
Gore - We know you want more blood.
Rocket DM - Deathmatch with rockets only.
Fightclub - Fight with your fists and flashlight.
Chainsaw Only - Well you know what this one does.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web


- AOpen Introduces First SFF to Feature Socket 775 @ GamePC
- Fast DDR Memory: 2-2-2 Roars on the Scene @ Anandtech
- 64-bit Pentium 4 "F", 2MB Prescotts and 925XE Updates @ Anandtech
- AMD frags Intel in Doom III @ The Inquirer
- Wallpaper that blocks Wi-Fi signals @ NewScientist


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