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Daily News Round #1 for May 11, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for May 11, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: May 12, 2005 1:23 am

- Tul Corp Brings 512MB HD Gaming Solution

Yet another 512MB X800XL PCie graphics card strolls on into my inbox today, this time from Tul Corp with their newly announced PowerColor offering. If interested, grab the PDF formatted press release for all the details.


TAIPEI, TAIWAN (10th May, 2005) -Tul™ Corporation, one of the leading graphic card suppliers, introduces the latest 512MB solution - PowerColor X800 XL. The PowerColor X800 XL is based on RADEON™X800 XL VPU, offering 256 bit memory interface, 16 parallel pixel pipes and massive 512MB graphics memory for the most demanding next generation games. The PowerColor X800 XL is the world's best native PCI Express graphics card and brings the most powerful gaming performance to users.


The PowerColor X800 XL with 512MB GDDR3 SDRAM memory, delivers frame rates that surpass any previous mainstream graphics card. "Making new, unique and awesome looking games these days involves creation of heavy art work for models and textures. Techniques like normal map based lighting and bump-mapping have become common in nowadays leading edge games. PowerColor X800XL 512MB graphics memory will be essential to run next-gen games that will use more 3D textures and effects to make the next leap in game-play imagery and immersion." said Ted Chen, CEO of Tul Corporation. Box shot of PowerColor X800XL


- New windows based BIOS flasher from Biostar



To make life that little bit easier when it comes to flashing your Biostar branded motherboard's BIOS (and if you can get your head around the fears behind flashing a BIOS in a windows environment), Biostar have made it known that they've just released a new live BIOS updating utility which updates directly off the net at the press of a button. This forwarded doc file from Biostar gives you the full rundown on how to flash your board using the new utility without any hiccups (hopefully!).


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