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Daily News Round #1 for May 10, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 10, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: May 11, 2005 2:57 am

- AMD And Crytek Join Forces - Enjoy 64bit Far Cry!

If you're a big fan of Far Cry and have yourself an A64 setup, you'll love what AMD and Crytek have just produced for us all. In the form of an official press announcement, AMD highlight that with the installation of a freshly linked 64bit FarCry patch in conjunction with Microsoft's recently launched Windows XP 64bit operating system, you'll be in for a real treat with even faster performance and some additional eye-candy tweaks all in true 64-bit glory.



Before you rush off to set it up for yourself, it might give you peace of mind to check out a couple of comparisons to the original 32-bit version which both Anandtech and AMDZone have also just compiled for us today.


SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 10, 2005 --Today AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Crytek announced that the highly anticipated 64-bit update to Crytek's and Ubisoft's award-winning PC game Far Cry®, optimized for AMD Athlon™ 64 processor-based systems, is now available for download from This new version of Far Cry was designed on AMD64 technology and features exclusive 64-bit enhancements that deliver a rich and immersive gaming experience.


"Gamers who play the 32-bit version of Far Cry will be ecstatic with the 64-bit version of Far Cry because AMD64 technology has transformed the 2004 best seller into an even more adrenaline-charged game," said Marty Seyer, corporate vice president and general manager, AMD Microprocessor Solutions Sector. "Die-hard gamers know the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX processor delivers the world's best gaming performance."


PC users who smartly invested in AMD's premiere AMD Athlon 64 FX processor for gaming can now experience the next evolution in high-performance 64-bit computing. Because most games today are single-threaded, gamers' performance needs will be best served with the single-core AMD Athlon 64 FX processor.


- OCZ Technology and ASUS Partner Up to Deliver First 1GHz FSB Memory


In an ASUS and OCZ partnering, with much experimentation and commitment they've achieved a very sweet 1000MHz FSB on ASUS's recently announced P5WD2 motherboard and a premium set of PC2-8000 OCZ modules which are yet to become available. We should be expecting another announcement from OCZ on these upcoming flagship DDR2 modules anytime soon. Further details over at OCZ's website folks.


Together OCZ Technology and ASUS, two industry leaders sought after for their high quality, high performance products, have made a giant leap on an experimental board and broken the 1GHz barrier. By overturning this previously unimaginable obstacle of 1000MHz, OCZ is eager to make this dream a reality for enthusiasts everywhere and expects to release the product as soon as possible.


"We are proud to have gained recognition by ASUS Tek for our superior product line," commented Dr. Michael Schuette, Director of Technology Development at OCZ Technology. "Being able to achieve 1GHz data rate in system memory is marking another milestone event for the PC platform that is only possible through close collaboration between system board and memory manufacturers dedicated to constantly raising the quality and performance bar of their product."

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