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Daily News Round #1 for August 23, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for August 23, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Aug 23, 2004 9:48 am

- ABIT Kicks Off Fatal1ty Shootout™ Europe

Following on from the successful Fatal1ty Shootout at QuakeCon last week, 3-time CPL champion Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel has now headed over to Europe where he will continue to provide hardcore gamers throughout five european countries with the opportunity to take on the champ. A (very) well played 4 minute 1v1 battle is all it'll take to get your mits on some tasty hardware treats. If QuakeCon's happenings are anything to go by, Doom III will be the one to train up hard on. Full details in ABit's supporting PR.


August 17, 2004 - Following the enormous success of the Fatal1ty Shootout™ at Quakecon 2004, ABIT is proud to announce the official launch of ABIT Fatal1ty Shootout Europe. Taking place across five European countries, ABIT Fatal1ty Shootout Europe gives European gamers the opportunity to challenge the 3-time CPL Champion to a 1v1 matchup for fantastic prizes.


Fatal1ty Shootouts are competitions open to attendees who want the chance to play against the world famous professional gamer, Johnathan 'Fatal1ty' Wendel. Competitions consist of a 4-minute, 1v1 match, and prizes will be awarded for any points scored. Players able to best Fatal1ty within the time allotted will be one of the first to receive the new ABIT Fatal1ty motherboard, which is currently set for an October release.


- Socket754 A64 motherboard shootout

There's been several athlon64 motherboard roundups go live across the web throughout the weekend, with the fellas from HardCOREWare adding another to the list. They check out three VIA K8T800 based socket754 boards today. Namely, Albatron's K8X800 Pro II, ASUS's A8V Deluxe SE, and ABIT's KV8 Pro. Albatron look to have the most complete solution available of the three. Also logically explained is why boards based upon this particular chipset are primarily suited to the budget Sempron line of processors from AMD.


As you can see here, the VIA K8T800 has a few clear advantages over its direct rivals as well as some weaknesses. It supports the greatest amount of memory and HT bandwidth that matches the rest but a slower North/Southbridge speed. Other than that, everything else is mostly the same. Now let's see who gets voted off the island.


If you're buying a Sempron 64 bit CPU, you're going to be limited by it anyway. It is only available in the S754 platform, and thus only capable of single channel memory support. It has several limitations that would not be used on newer chipsets anyway. Its HyperTransport link tops out at 1.6 GHz.


- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Corsair Twin2X1024-5400C4 Pro DDR2 XMS2 @ OCTools
- "Chilled" Inno3D® GeForce™ 6800 CoolViva Premium Edition @ Inno3D
- ATI's RADEON X700 Approaches Introduction @ XBit Labs
- Abit AV8 K8T800 Pro Socket 939 Motherboard @ PC Perspective
- OCZ DDR Booster Diagnostic Device @ InsaneTek
- Crucial Ballistix (2x) 512MB Low Latency PC3200 DDR @ BigBruin
- NVIDIA GeForce 6600 GPU @ CoolTechZone


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