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Daily News Round #2 for January 31, 2005

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for January 31, 2005
By Steve Dougherty from Jan 31, 2005 @ 19:34 CST

- VIA Introduces New PT Series Chipsets For The P4

As was expected, VIA have now formally introduced their latest Pentium IV chipsets, dubbed the PT series. The new chipsets carry a feature set which enable them to hold their own, with the PT880 Pro and PT894 solutions carrying both "native" AGP 8x and PCIe support together, as well as both DDR and DDR2 memory support, making these chipsets a very cost-friendly upgrade path as well. Boards to use the new VT8251 southbridge come with some tasty native features, such as high def. audio, SATA II, and RAID *5* capabilities.


VIA's official announcement can be read here folks.


Now that the NDA's been given the flick, you'll find a whole bunch of popular sites around the globe to have trialed these new chipsets, check them out via the links below, but don't forget to read our latest article first up! :)


- Anandtech
- BigBruin
- HardCOREWare
- Hexus
- HotHardware
- LegionHardware
- PC Perspective
- Sudhian
- Tech Report
- The TechLounge
- The TechZone
- Toms Hardware
- Viperlair
- VR-Zone


Taipei, Taiwan, 31 January 2005 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions today announced the VIA PT Series of chipsets for the Intel® Pentium® 4 platform, providing a smooth transition for motherboard manufacturers and their customers to new technologies such as PCI Express and DDR2 memory. The new chipsets, which include the VIA PT880 Pro and PT894 chipsets, targeted at the performance mainstream market, and the PT894 Pro, a solution optimized for the workstation and power user segments, all support the latest Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron™ processors up to 1066MHz FSB.


- Cooler Master releases "eXtreme Power" PSU Series


Cooler Master have just recently introduced a fresh series of performance PSUs which fall under the new "eXtreme Power" catagory. Currently there are 380W and 430W versions on offer. Further info over at Cooler Master's product page folks.


Power Supply is a key component to supply all power requirements in supporting PC operation to maintain continuous stability and reliability of computer system. Cooler Master power supply lets your PC operate better and more efficient, with the best power source as it comes into your PC. It also enhances system reliability by preventing main abnormal supply from spikes and surges.


In order to fulfill different needs, Cooler Master recently releases another Power Supply series---eXtreme Power to provide a full product line to customers. The latest released eXtreme Power 380W and 430W capacity satisfy the hungry hi-end system operation and supply the Marathon staying power.