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Daily News Round #1 for February 17, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for February 17, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Feb 17, 2005 6:16 am

- The Fastest Graphics Cards of 2004: Ultimate Testing of 27 GPUs

If you're on the lookout for a video card upgrade it'll certainly pay to spend some time over at XBit Labs prior to your purchase. They've been very busy of late with a whopping 27 different GPU's (on both AGP and PCI-Express), putting them each through their paces and showing you how they compare in the performance rankings Vs cost and all that jazz. The massive article is split into two segments, with the first part more so dedicated to the major events of the 3D graphics market in the past year that brought us all these products, and the second part holding all the test results and performance stats.


Today we would like to present to you an unprecedented testing of 27 different graphics cards based on GPUs from ATI and NVIDIA supporting different interfaces (AGP and PCI Express) and representing all today's market segments starting from the Ultra-High-End solutions supporting NVIDIA's multi-GPU configurations, and finishing with Budget-Mainstream segment. Do you feel lost in the tons of graphics cards out there? Then our guide will definitely help you out!


- CATALYST Linux update - 8.10.19


For all you linux fans with ATI based graphics cards, ATI have just kindly given us the heads up on a new Linux driver (v8.10.19) which resolves quite a number of issues, as listed in the official release notes.


Grab it here folks.


These release notes provide information on the latest posting of ATI's Proprietary Linux driver version 8.10.19 (IIRC). This release provides improved driver stability and 2D acceleration performance.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Mushkin PC4400 @ Hi-Tech Reviews
- AMD K8 E4 Stepping: SSE3 Performance @ Anandtech
- Ultra Mini-Portable Hard Drive Enclosure 3.5" @ Hardware Hounds
- Company Offers USB 2.0 Serial ATA Controller @ XBit Labs
- AOPEN N250A-FR S754 Motherboard @ PCStats
- SiS Licenses 1066 Mhz FSB from Intel @ DigiTimes


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