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Daily News Round #1 for August 11, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 11, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 11, 2004 4:38 pm

- VIA Geared for Gaming at QuakeCon 2004

Leading up to this year's QuakeCon 2004 which commences tomorrow, VIA have made an announcement informing us of their sponsorship at the event, launching an all-new annual case mod competition of which the first place modder has a $2,000 USD prize lined up for grabs. With the amount of spectacular looking and highly customized machines that will inevitably be a part of the atmosphere, the contest is sure to be an extremely competitive one. More details from VIA in their PR here folks.


Also as mentioned earlier, be sure to stick around and check out all the highlights live from the event as Cameron reports in regularly during his welcomed stay from Dallas, Texas.


Grapevine, Texas and Taipei, Taiwan, 4 August 2004 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, today announced Key Sponsorship of QuakeCon 2004, the ultimate gaming convention being held in Dallas, Texas, August 12-15, and the launch of an all-new annual case mod competition.


Heading up the impressive line-up of performance chipsets will be the VIA K8T800 Pro, combining stunning performance on the AMD64 platform with a blistering 1GHz Hyper-Transport chipset to processor interconnect with support for VIA Vinyl Audio, native Serial ATA, multi-configuration V-RAID, as well as superior overclocking features, fitting perfectly with the requirements of gamers who demand only the best.


- Selecting a TFT LCD Monitor for Gaming

If you're not all too familiar with LCD technology but that slim sleek looking appeal has you almost sold on a conversion from your trusty old CRT, it might pay off to head over to D-Silence today where they have a fresh article up that goes right into detail on the pros and cons of the tech vs CRT's. Mainly focused upon are their efforts in explaining what to look out for in an LCD screen from a gamer's perspective such as decent response time and dot pitch.


The Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) has been the standard for PCs from the start - from the ancient, tiny green screens to today's high powered 20" + SVGA behemoths. However, while the image quality of CRT's has continued to improve, there are other areas that are still a concern: mainly power consumption, physical size and radiation emissions. Thanks to standards like TCO'95, the issues of power consumption and emissions are being addressed. These standards are evolving as quickly as the technology. The issue of size, though, has not been as easy to overcome. In fact, as monitor prices continue to fall, users are purchasing larger and larger monitors. The downside of this new purchasing power is that these big monitors consume an immense amount of the space on your desk.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Two Year Anniversary Contest @ The Crucible
- A look at MSN's new TV Service @ DesignTechnica
- GeForce 6600 Preview Info @ Overclockers AU
- Albatron K8X800 Pro II Motherboard @ ClubOC
- Talking Toonies Speaker Phone @ i4u
- Coolmax Xtreme Files (X2) 3.5 @ Hardware Pacers
- Vantec Nexus, Tornado & Stealth @ OC-Zone (Translated)
- MSI K8N Neo Platinum nForce 3 250GB Motherboard @ Overclockers NZ
- OfficeConnect Secure Router and VPN Firewall @ Digit-Life
- Memory Bandwidth vs. Latency Timings @ PC Stats
- The ATI Radeon To ATI FireGL Mod Guide Rev. 3.0 @ RojakPot
- 80 GB SATA-HDDs: Maxtor 6Y080M0 vs. Seagate ST380013AS @ Planet3DNow (Translated)


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