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Daily News Round #1 for June 13, 2005

Daily News Round #1 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 13, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 14, 2005 3:42 am

- Chaintech Announces GeForce 6200A SA62AC (OC Version)

Chaintech have today unveiled a new video card based upon NVIDIA's budget 6200 series GPU. However due to the refined cooling solution they've decided to pair this one up with, it comes overclocked out of the box with core/mem at 358MHz and 500MHz respectively.


Further details within Chaintech's official PR.


Chaintech is the first manufacturer to utilize the Heat Transfer Technology to VGA Card design. This has featured VGA Card a unique and artistic look. The exquisite cooler with large-scale fan and radiator can achieve the good overclocking performance.
Designing for DDR Memory Interface, Chaintech SA62AC OC Version is compatible to 128/256MB DDR SDRAM of high speed memory. SA62AC is rated with core clock of 358MHz and memory clock of 500MHz. (10% overclocking of core clock when shipment.)


SA62AC offers the more competitive specification and performance than its competitors can offer in the same model. Besides, to fully utilize the function of output interface, SA62AC supports VGA out, S-Video connect, DVI-I and HDTV-out. SA62AC also supports Microsoft DirectX 9.0c SM3.0 and openGL, which provides the smooth 3D game scenery to make the customer experience the 3D graphics of cinematic effects.


- VIA Releases Powerful DOOM 3 Multiplayer Benchmarking Map and Demo


If you're looking for ways to push your kickarse PC closer to its limits, VIA have just released a compact DOOM 3 multiplayer map crammed with heavy geometric detail and striking lighting effects designed to test PC system performance to the full.


Further info including an array of screenshots and download links for the intensive new map can be found over at the VIAVGA D3 Bench page on VIAVGA's website.


The original press release from VIA can also be read over here folks.


Built from the ground up to push today's high-end systems into breaking a sweat, the map was developed by renowned mapper Josh 'b0rg' Holmes, the editor of VIA's official games website VIA Gamers Arena, to offer a glimpse at what to expect from tomorrow's games using DOOM 3 technology, the world's most technically advanced PC gaming engine. The multiplayer demo recorded for benchmark testing is approximately twice as demanding as the default single player demo packaged with DOOM 3. The map is suitable for 2-4 player deathmatch games and demands an impressive system to run smoothly, such as one based on the latest VIA K8 or PT series core logic chipsets.


"I wanted to create an incredibly system-intensive multiplayer map to take DOOM 3 technology to the extreme and see what the powerful engine is really capable of," said Josh Holmes, editor of VIA Gamers Arena. "I'm pleased to have achieved this goal by incorporating as much eye candy as possible, while implementing all the optimization tricks I've learnt, to give an exceptional system benchmarking tool that will be a DOOM 3 engine performance yardstick for some time to come."

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