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Daily News Round #1 for October 1, 2004

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for October 1, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Oct 1, 2004 2:23 pm

- The official World Cyber Games XPC

For a limited time, Shuttle have made available their latest G5 series 8300g XPC carrying a theme based around this year's World Cyber Games 2004 Grand Final which is due to take place between the 6th and 10th of this month. Decked out with NVIDIA's GeForce 6600 256MB graphics card, a 16x dual layer DVD burner, an Audigy2 ZS and a meaty Intel Pentium 4 550 processor, these are the powerhouses used for the finalists to battle it out at the event for the WCG championship. Want one for yourself? A hefty $1099USD will do it (and only while stocks last!). Head over to the Shuttle website for all the details.


Join the ranks of elite gamers with the Shuttle XPC. For a limited time, Shuttle is making available the Official PC of the World Cyber Games 2004 Grand Final. This machine will power the world's top gamers as they compete to take home the WCG championship in San Francisco from October 6th-10th.


Based on the latest technology, the Shuttle XPC WCG Edition provides extreme performance for PC gaming. The XPC WCG Edition is one of the first PC's anywhere available with the new NVIDIA GeForce 6600, as well as a 16X Dual Layer DVD Burner. Reserve yours now!


- ATI Doing Well With 3DMark05


ATI have made an announcement today highlighting the dominance of their Radeon X800 XT with FutureMark's 3DMark05 (released yesterday). On average it would seem ATI's flagship model is pulling much better scores over that of the NVIDIA cards. One such well known overclocker by the name of Sami Mäkinen has even managed to produce a staggering result with his RADEON X800 XT, kickin' up a blitzen' score of 8250 with crazy core/mem clocks at 806/648. Phwoar, feel teh POWA!


MARKHAM, ON - Computer enthusiasts put their graphics cards to the test yesterday when FutureMark launched its new 3DMark05 benchmark and a clear leader quickly emerged. The RADEON® X800 XT Platinum Edition from ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX:ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) delivered the highest performance on the new DirectX® 9 benchmark of any currently shipping product, once again demonstrating it is the best graphics card for customers who want excellent performance in 3D applications today and down the road. But it is not just about the high end - ATI cards hold considerable leads in 3DMark05 performance at every level.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Kingston DataTraveler Elite 512MB USB Flash Drive @ GideonTech
- Enermax EG475P-VE (24P) Noisetaker ATX 12V v2.0 Power Supply @ ExtremeOverclocking
- Enermax Noisetaker 470W PSU @ Insanetek
- huttle's XPC SN95G5 mini-barebones system @ Tech Report
- Aerocool VM-101 GPU Heatsink @ Gruntville
- Canon Product Launch @ Hardware Zoom
- CEDIA Coverage Part 1: TV's and Displays @ DesignTechnica
- DDR Memory Roundup @ Trusted Reviews
- New Budget Processors Comparison: Intel Celeron D vs. AMD Sempron @ XBit Labs
- Socket-775, an update from the trenches @ Hardware Analysis
- Modding Competition (Cooler Master Cavalier 1 Prize) @ Buddha's LAN Room
- Microsoft Optical Mouse by S+ARCK @ EverythingUSB


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