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Daily News Round #2 for September 1, 2004

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for September 1, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Sep 1, 2004 12:50 pm

- VIA Gets Geared for Gaming with Two Exciting Events in the UK

VIA Technologies have geared up for their gaming tour to London, England which kicks off today with events to take place at both ECTS and Leicester Square. They'll be showcasing some of their latest top of the line gaming solutions on offer at ECTS 2004, and tomorrow also plan to host a Fatal1ty shootout which gives people the opportunity to go up against Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendell for the chance of some great cash and/or other prizes. On the 5th they move across to Leicester Square as a part of ABit's Hardware Festival, followed by a one hour presentation featuring several contests and also an overclocking seminar. Sounds all pretty swish to me. if you're in the general area, you'd be silly to miss out on all the action folks. Further details in VIA's official announcement.


At both events, VIA will be highlighting the K8T800 Pro performance chipset, combining amazing 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.


"VIA is proud to be taking part at ECTS 2004 and the ABIT Hardware Festival, which will focus attention on our Geared for Gaming products that clearly step up to the challenge of the growing number of new games being released that demand higher performance PC hardware," commented Richard Brown, Associate Vice President of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "We are also very excited to be involved at these events with Fatal1ty, whose shootouts are incredible to watch and certainly not to be missed."


- S3 Graphics and Club-3D Announce OmniChrome Hi-Def Multimedia Video Graphics Solution at ECTS 2004


S3 Graphics together with Club-3D have also made an appearance at this year's ECTS, issuing a press release today announcing the availability of their eagerly anticipated OmniChrome Hi-Def™ multimedia AGP card solution for the PC add-in board market. Several unique characteristics and features make their way onto this particular product, such as native HDTV output without the need for quality reducing conversion dongles or other patch solutions, and heaps more of which you can read up on in S3's official PR.


ECTS, London, 1 September 2004 - S3 Graphics and Club-3D today announced the availability of the eagerly anticipated OmniChrome Hi-Def™ multimedia AGP card solution for the PC add-in board market. The Club-3D OmniChrome S4 retail package will include a remote control and feature an unprecedented software bundle that includes InterVideo's latest revisions of WinDVR™, WinDVD® and WinDVD Creator™ to maximise OmniChrome's extensive feature set.


Omnichrome is the only board in its class to feature the unique Chromotion™ Programmable Video Engine which significantly enhances the media playback experience, enabling an extensive range of real-time video processing operations and, as with the entire S3 Graphics DeltaChrome family of products, OmniChrome benefits from an ultra-high quality, Hi-Def™ HDTV capability to fully visualize the video output of any source without the need for quality reducing conversion dongles or other patch solutions.


"We are very happy to be first to bring OmniChrome to Europe," said Judith Ma Tseng, President of Club-3D. "The Club-3D OmniChrome board is a great addition to our line up of S3 Graphics based products and is one of the most highly featured graphics solutions in its class, representing great value for money." Club-3D is a leading supplier of high quality graphics solutions in Europe.

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