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Daily News Round #1 for January 5, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 5, 2005
By Steve Dougherty from Jan 5, 2005 @ 19:41 CST

- ASUS Introduces Dual-Xeon 1U Server

Unveiled yesterday by ASUSTek, their new AP1600R-E2(CS3) 1U server has emerged which takes advantage of Dual-Xeon processing power, DDR333mhz DDR memory with a capacity of up to 16GB, and also support for 3 hot swappable SCSI hard drives. The black chassis has a nice slim and stylish design to it, with ASUS also taking into account the probability of a means to mount on a rack facility too. The full scoop can be read here folks.


Taipei, Taiwan; December 21, 2004 - ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (ASUS), a leading provider of high-performance server systems, today introduced the AP1600R-E2(CS3) 1U server, which supports a dual-Intel® Xeon™ architecture for high-performance processing, DDR 333 memory with maximum capacity of 16GB and three SCSI hard drives for large data storage. With a stylish black chassis design, the AP1600R-E2(CS3) looks good both inside and out. No need to hide servers in dark server farms anymore.


- FutureMark mentions new enhanced features for Windows XP Game Advisor


The team behind the #1 3DMark benchmarking series "Futuremark" have just sent word that they have delivered enhanced performance analysis services to Microsoft for the Windows XP Game Advisor. The additional features launched include the ability to quickly compare and evaluate game performance on systems offered by various leading PC Manufacturers. Keen to try it out? you can make your way to the updated game advisor at Microsoft's website here. Should you be interested, the full press release from FutureMark is over here.


"Futuremark takes great pride in being the supplier of the Windows XP Game Advisor service to Microsoft and we are thrilled to see how well it is being received by consumers" said Tero Sarkkinen, Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Futuremark. "Numbers speak for themselves; 1 million customers so far proves that there is great demand for tools like this that help both gamers and gamers-to-be in their purchasing decisions. Microsoft is doing a great service for all gamers by providing this tool." Sarkkinen continued.