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Daily News Round #1 for February 4, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 4, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 4, 2005 9:33 am

- DFI LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard - SLI Certified!

The DFI crew have just officially announced their latest LANParty NF4 SLI-DR Motherboard to have received official SLI certification from NVIDIA and as such is now claimed to be "100% NVIDIA SLI READY". This is the first nForce4 SLI board to get the big tick of approval from NVIDIA in reference to it's SLI capabilities. A Further listing of NVIDIA SLI Certified Products can be viewed over at NZone.


Hayward, CA (February 4, 2005) - DFI®, maker of the award winning LANParty™ and LANPartyUT™ motherboards, today announced its latest motherboard certification from NVIDIA®. As a true validation to DFI's dedication to quality, the newly released LANParty NF4 SLI-DR motherboard became the first to be SLI™ certified among all Tier 2 manufacturers.


The NVIDIA SLI certification process puts the motherboards through a series of stress tests to ensure ultimate stability and highest user experience. The testing process includes diagnostics, benchmarking, burn in, as well as video card compatibility. Only motherboards that have successfully passed the process can be claimed NVIDIA SLI READY.


"The receipt of the SLI Certification from NVIDIA is a great testament to DFI's engineering capability, attention to quality, and our collaboration with our key chipset partner", said Jacky Huang, General Manager of DFI San Jose. "It is exciting to be one of the only four SLI READY motherboards currently available and the most highly sought-after nForce4 based motherboard!"


- GIGABYTE Powers On With The Ultimate Graphics Solution - "GV-RX85X256V-B"


GIGABYTE have just announced the new "GV-RX85X256V-B" graphics card taday, based on ATI's flagship X850XT Platinum VPU. The full scoop in GIGABYTE's supporting PR here folks.


Taipei, Taiwan, 2/4/2005 - GIGABYTE Technology Co. announces the release of its new blockbuster graphics accelerator, the GV-RX85X256V-B. The release of Gigabyte's latest ATI based VGA card occurs as the top-of-the-line ATI RADEON™ 850XT Platinum VPU becomes available. The GV-RX85X256V-B features the most advanced ATI VPU to date that sports impressive enhancements such as SMARTSHADER™ HD, SMOOTHVISION™ HD and the revolutionary 3Dc™ engine.


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