A friend of mine got this virus a few weeks ago, and I just read an article about it on PCAbusers... [PAGEBREAK]
Symantec recently upgraded it to a level 4 threat because of it's continued spread. Please, Read this article, and stay on the watch for dangerous viruses.
CHIP GIANT INTEL will introduce its 1.70GHz Pentium4/"Celeron" with the launch price on the 12th of May being a low $83.
But it appears to believe that at prices of $83 for the 1.70GHz ICP1.7G and $103 for the ICP1.8G, Athlon processors will be within the reach of its Pentium 4/Celeron products.
Today we have an answer to that question, with the review of the eVGA e-GeForce4 Ti4600, with the unique Asymmetric Cooling System², or ACS². It is no real secret that offering video cards based on nVidia technology is a relative safe bet. These cards have a well established history of being performance leaders, usually staying a step or two ahead of the competition. However, adding a unique cooling package that no one else offers, is a sure way to grab peoples attention.
Got Apex? reviews yet another Ti4400. AsusTek is one of the largest makers of pretty much anything you could think of. They make motherboards. They make notebooks. They make servers, desktops, optical storage devices like CDRW drives and cable modems. Mostly known for mainboards, they do manage to release killer video cards, loaded for bear and backed by a constant stream of updates for both drivers and packaged software.
The K7S6A comes equipped with the newer SiS745 chipset. What's new? To sum it up, it provides DDR333 support and firewire support. The K7S6A doesn't have the firewire support implemented, though. Besides these changes, there isn't anything else different from the SiS735. The architecture is basically the same.
Hexus reviews the legacy free AT7 So called legacy ports and interfaces, such as ISA, serial, parallel and PS/2 have been around since I've owned a proper personal computer, some 7 years. 84 months is a long time in computing is it not? That's 7 full products from NVIDIA with a spring refresh for each! But still the 'legacy' interfaces live on.
HPQ will make products under the HP name. HP iPaq instead of the Compaq iPaq, you get the picture. (I though hPaq would've been a cool name)
The new details are contained in a series of fact sheets about HP's new business groups. Some of the details have already been revealed by the company, but others, concerning HP's use of products and services from Compaq Computer, have not. - ZDNet
A security hole affecting old copies of some Microsoft Office applications may have left a legacy of data leaks with the potential to reveal sensitive information and weaken security on government and commercial Web sites around the world.
First discovered in 1998, the bug causes random fragments of data from previously deleted files to be included in areas of a document that are otherwise unused. This random data can contain anything that might have once been stored on the creator's computer, including passwords, sections of other documents and correspondence. [PAGEBREAK] News.com
Game Spy has a preview of a Game Cub game, Metriod Prime.
From an announcement that shocked many 2D purists (the one that declared Super Nintendo's best-loved platformer was not only going 3D, but mainly first-person 3D), and the stuttering video footage and finalized name that failed to impress at E3 2001, Retro have wiped the egg from their faces and soldiered on. Thankfully, from the latest news accounts and screenshots we've collected, plus Miyamoto's most recent "two thumbs up" progress report, we may finally be playing an astonishingly good follow up to the SNES classic, with only the game mechanics to question.[PAGEBREAK] Game Spy
Voodoo Extreme has a preview of the upcoming Duke game. Back to side scrolling action.
Originally planned as a title to be delivered via the Internet in eight monthly episodic installments, Duke Nukem: Manhattan Project can best be described as a modernized platform or side-scroller title renascent of the original games in the series (Duke Nukem I & II.) After deeming that the quality of the title made it a game better suited for wider distribution than what an Internet-delivered model would give, the decision was made for a full retail release of the complete game, although sporting a bargain-title price. Of course, the predominant thought on the minds of Duke fans and speculative gamers facing the specter of the ghosts of Duke console games past is quite simple Will it be worth the time and money? Well, having played the press build of the game that includes the first three episodes, I have to say that the answer looks to be an unequivocal Yes! and Yes![PAGEBREAK] Voodoo Extreme<
The version of Unreal Tournament 2003 we got to play already looks spectacular and is very stable and playable, but its clear that the game still needs a lot of polishing and tweaking, in looks as well as in its gameplay, and both DE and Epic recognized that and took our suggestions seriously, ranging from changing the color of the smoke coming from the alternate fire of the flack cannon to the way the shield gun looks to the spawn point of weapons in the levels. The release of the UT 2003 demo will of course give the developers even more feedback from literally tens of thousands of players. We are very encouraged by all of this and its clear that while UT 2003 was just announced a few months ago, this is by no means a rushed product to cash in on the Unreal name. When the game hits stores this summer we will see if Epic and Digital Extremes will fulfill the promise that this game already has in abundance. Tribes 2 is still better .[PAGEBREAK] HomeLan Fed
Micro-Star International (MSI) predicts that it will ship 13.1 million motherboards and 8.6 million graphics cards in 2002, both higher than the respective market estimates of 12 million and 7 million units. Based on the projection, MSI would enjoy sales growth of at least 20% this year, market analysts said.
HiTechMods reviews the C3 866mhz CPU from VIA. They figured it out. They can use it for a proxy or print server! Of course, linux makes better servers than Windows. I'm getting VIA's new Eden platform system soon to test out. It is the chip on the motherboard kind.
Looks like its going to be May 14th for the release of Matrox's Geforce 4 killer.
According to posts over on the MURC and Matrox forums, the new card will be triple head, and support side view, which will be showcased by Doom3. Periferal vision in games...awsome idea!!!!
If the specs which have been leaked over the last few weeks are just partly true, we had better all find ourselves, some money quickly, as we are all going to want one of these. (As well as some more monitors, and desk space!!)
I'm placing my money on the 20000 3dmark2001 score being busted next week!!
While there are many other manufacturers out there offering GeForce4 MX cards, there are very few manufacturers that actually sell GeForce4 Ti 4400/4600 cards despite having their models announced. Thankfully, Visiontek not only managed to be the first to announce GeForce4 models but they were also the first manufacturer to reach retail consumers with their products!
We need to give credit to Rambus, though, the serial high-speed technology is very interesting and at or above the same performance level of DDR and had it not been to some business practices of Rambus, they might be a much bigger player in the field than they are now. Bottom line is, first there was PC600 RDRAM, then there was PC800 RDRAM to be topped by the recent addition of PC1066 RDRAM and even PC1200 RDRAM that has been demonstrated successfully in form of engineering samples. Apparently, though, it is still somewhat difficult to procure quantities of PC1066 RDRAM and PC1200 RDRAM sounds more like the results of an overclocker's kitchen than something that will be marketable in the near future.
The 8K3A+ does allow for voltages to go up to 3.2V which is nice, but it didn't help us overclock any higher. Setting the RAM by SPD allowed the Crucial PC2700 to run at 190 MHz FSB which sounds really good, but because of the relaxed memory timings the RAM didn't perform as well.
The name says it all. Customize the way your Win XP boot screen looks. Use any of the BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, PCX, TGA, TIF format images to change the screen to a desired picture.
Interested in changing the boot screen get the Boot XP here.
CG Online has a preview of the upcoming Icewin Dale 2 from Interplay.
These are cold days on Black Isle, the role-playing division of Interplay. The wind whistles through the empty spaces left by departures of the Fallout crew, howls through the void left by key Planescape Torment personnel, and now swirls mournfully through the cavernous hollow where BioWare once pitched its tents. Rumors of doom and gloom fill the Internet, as gamers ponder the fate of what was once the premier role-playing house in PC gaming.[PAGEBREAK] CG Online
There is a new patch for Jedi Knight 2. The new patch adds four new mulitplayer duel levels, adds EAX 3.0 and OpenAL support, adds force feedback support for mice and joysticks and fixes a number of multiplayer and single player bugs.[PAGEBREAK] Download it here
Serial Addiction, Ti 4400 from Leadtek From a stock speed of 275/400Mhz (core/memory respectively) we were able to take the card to an amazing speed of 334/688 core/mem. That's faster than a Ti4600 people I would have to attribute the cards heatsink to this huge overclock as the memory is only rated to 275Mhz (550DDR)
PC Rivals, Shuttle SV24 The Shuttle FSYS-SV24 comes in a box that doubles very nicely as a carrier. I don't know about most people, but one big reason why I would get a system this small is so that it will be portable, and its sturdy box definitely helps out. In the box, you'll find your standard stuff -- the manual and driver disks, IDE and power cables, and assorted screws. With this system, you also receive a PCI elbow adapter, and a low profile CPU heatsink.
tBreak, Asus P4T533 I think RDRAM and P4 are made for each other- both of them boast the highest clock speeds in their relevant markets and yet, the perform marginally better than their competitors. The recently released DDR-333 runs at 333MHz and coupled with the SiS 645DX chipset seems to match RDRAM that runs at 800MHz. The P4 is in the same boat as well. Thus, both of these products increase their clock speeds to keep ahead of the competition. Recently, Intel increased the FSB on the P4 CPUs from 100MHz FSB to 133MHz FSB and to accommodate these newer CPUs, they're releasing the 850E chipset with RDRAM support and the 845E chipset for DDR.
Bjorn3d, Radeon 8500LE from Herc This is, happily, my first foray into ATIs world since the Rage chipset. I was extremely excited to test this product as there is a lot of buzz on the net about happy Radeon users. Given the street pricing of Hercules 3DProphet FDX 8500 LE cards (~$150), it certainly appeals to my Bang-for-the-Buck theory of 3D accelerators Especially since this chipset includes DirectX8.1 support in hardware and something else Ive actually missed since my S3 days: Environmental Bump Mapping. Unfortunately for ATI, there is also a lot of buzz around the net about driver failings. Ive never been able to take a stance on the subject of buggy drivers since Ive never used a Radeon equipped video card until now. In this review, Ill look at both 2D and 3D performance of the Hercules 3DProphet FDX 8500 LE 64MB AGP video card utilizing the ATI Radeon 8500 video processing unit.
Overclocks AU, Tbred and Vapochill The long awaited Athlon CPU based on the Thoroughbred core, or Tbred to its mates, has finally arrived. Well, at least some 1900+ Engineering samples have, and yours truly had the opportunity to play with them. In this preview I will not go into the theory behind AMD's new 0.13-micron manufacturing process, as there are many others considerably well versed to provide this information. What I would like to bring to this preview is my experience tonight, with a couple of these latest offerings from A
HP will continue to sell both the HP Pavilion and Compaq Presario computer lines to consumers, according to sources. It is unclear whether HP will differentiate the two product lines by price, features or where they are sold, but the two separate brands will survive the merger.
SOYO Announces New DRAGON Ultra Motherboard For Pentium 4 CPUs
-- New Model Features SiS 645DX Chipset, 533FSB Support,
DDR333 Memory, Digital Sound, USB 2.0, 10/100 Ethernet, Embedded RAID Chip
FREMONT, CA (May 6, 2002) - SOYO Computer, Inc. today announced a new addition to its DRAGON Ultra motherboard series for Intel Socket 478 Pentium 4 CPUs, which features the new SiS 645DX chipset.
SOYO's SY-P4S645DX motherboard with SiS 645DX/961 chipset maximizes system and memory performance with 533MHz FSB support, DDR333 memory, USB 2.0; on board RAID and 10/100 Ethernet, and many advanced and easily customized overclocking features. The board delivers the memory bandwidth and optimal performance for Intel's latest 400/533MHz FSB Pentium 4 processors.
SOYO's DRAGON-brand motherboards are defined by six standard features, which are found on all boards.
The "D" in DRAGON represents DDR memory support. The SY-P4S645DX DRAGON Ultra features 184-pin DDR SDRAM 2.5V DIMM sockets with support up to 3GBs of 200/266/333 DDR memory.
R = RAID (0,1) on board. The SY-P4S645DX features an embedded HiPoint IDE-RAID chip to provide ATA133 IDE RAID at Level 0 (data striping), Level 1 (disk mirroring) or Levels 0+1.
A = Audio on board. The SY-P4S645DX includes a CMI 8738 audio chip to provide 6-channel digital audio. The sound chip eliminates the need for a sound card, saves an expansion slot, and also supports optical output & SPDIF output. SOYO is bundling a SPDIF audio card with the board, which turns your computer into a high-end entertainment system with optical and coaxial connectivity.
G = AGP Pro Slot. The new DRAGON Ultra features one Universal AGP Pro slot, which supports 1x/2x/4x mode
O = Overclocking Features. Users can customize all DRAGON series motherboards by adjusting the CPU FSB, core voltage & multiplier, or AGP Pro voltage through the Award PCI BIOS setup. The FSB can be set in 1Mhz increments through the BIOS setup.
N = NIC 10/100 Ethernet on board with a PHY controller.
The SY-P4S645DX is expandable with six 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI slots (V2.2 compliant). The board features an on board Ultra I/O chip, which supports two RS-232 serial ports (16550 UART compatible); one parallel printer port (SPP/EPP/ECP mode); one FDD port (Supports 3 mode, 1.2/1.44/2.88 MB FDD; an IrDA (infrared) port with optional cable for transceiver, one game port, and six USB 2.0 ports (2 rear, 4-pin header). The board also includes two PCI bus mastering ATA133 E-IDE ports, and an Ultra DMA 66/100/133 IDE port, which supports four independent channels to accommodate eight IDE devices, including two for RAID.
Support is also included for on-board hardware monitoring, and includes SOYO's Hardware Health Utility to streamline PC system management. Among the many hardware monitoring functions are CPU fan speed and temperature monitoring through a thermal sensor; WOL (Wake On LAN) function to simplify network management; software power-off controls and remote and/or alarm power-on control.
SOYO bundles its 8-in-1 Software CD Pack with each board. It includes Norton AntiVirus 2002, Norton Ghost, Adobe Active Share and Acrobat Reader, Vcom AutoSave, WinDVD, eWalla text & voice messaging software, and Imagemore photographic collection.
The SY-P4S645DX will be bundled with a sigma box peripheral that includes four front USB 2.0 ports. The sigma box occupies a standard 3.5-inch drive bay.
SOYO will offer single board and volume discounts. Single board list price of the SY-P4S645DX is $180 (US) with volume discounts available.
ABOUT SOYO COMPUTER, INC.
SOYO Computer, Inc was founded in 1985, with worldwide headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan, and branch offices in Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, and Korea. The company sells its products through a select group of distributors, resellers, system integrators, and VARs worldwide.
SOYO's U.S. headquarters are at 41484 Christy Street, Fremont, CA 94538. For information, call 510-226-7696 or visit http://www.soyousa.com.