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Daily News Round #1 for April 21, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for April 21, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Apr 21, 2005 8:41 am

- NVIDIA SLI Technology Creates New Enthusiasts PC Category

NVIDIA are feeling pretty damn good about themselves today as they announce that they've shipped more than 750,000 SLI MCPs for the A64 market since the nForce4 SLI launch five months ago. No doubt that figure will continue to increase, particularly now that the Intel SLI variant is out in the world too. The full scoop within NVIDIA's supporting PR here folks.


SINGAPORE - APRIL 21, 2005 - NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), a worldwide leader in graphics and digital media processors, today announced that it has shipped more than 750,000 NVIDIA nForce™4 SLI media and communication processors (MCPs) for the AMD64 market in the past five months.


Additionally, NVIDIA has started shipping its newly-announced NVIDIA nForce4 SLI Intel Edition MCPs designed for Intel Pentium 4 processors, including the upcoming dual-core Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition and Pentium D processors. These MCPs have been hailed as "the best Pentium core logic product out there" by Tom's Hardware Guide.


- Countdown to pervasive 64-bit computing #2


AMD have just published the second segment supporting their countdown towards Microsoft's upcoming launch of 64-bit operating systems, which is only just around the corner now. To get a full grasp for the 64-bit evolution that we are all destined to be a part of, take a read of AMD's second piece to their countdown towards pervasive 64-bit computing.


Their initial writeup can be obtained here for those of you who missed it the first time around.


Since October 1999, AMD and Microsoft have worked together to be ready for the launch of a 64-bit Windows® operating system. Only a few years after the launch of the first 32-bit operating system, AMD outlined its unique vision for 64-bit computing, making the transition an easy one by extending the industry-standard x86 architecture. Now, just a few years later, that vision has become a reality, and the industry is ready.


Our approach at AMD has been a little bit different from some other processor companies. When we first announced our plans, we were not looking to carve out a proprietary niche in high-end computing, or to "retrofit" our existing 32-bit processors to make them 64-bit compatible. Our priority is to deliver the right technology to the right markets at the right time.

- Articles and Reviews from around the Web

- Edge Tech DiskGo! USB Watch Drive @ Yeti-Reviews
- AMD May Skip DDR2 Altogether @ CoolTechZone
- Intel Knew DDR2 was Poor Design @ CoolTechZone
- SAITEK Backlit PC Gaming Keyboard @ FutureLooks
- Albatron 6600GT PCI-E 128MB VGA @ Overclockers NZ
- Dual Core AMD Article @ Techbits
- Seagate Barracuda 7200.8 HDD @ StorageReview
- Lite-On LVW-5045 DVD/HDD Recorder @ TechIMO
- GeForce 6800 Ultra vs. Radeon X850XT @ PCModdingMy
- Nvidia GeForce 6600 & 6600 GT PCI-E & AGP graphics cards @ A1-Electronics


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