Happy new years everyone! And with the new year brings with it a new contender to the ongoing cpu war between AMD and Intel. AMD brings in the new year with a bang with the introduction of the 2000+ clocked in at 1.67Ghz using the quite capable Palomino core. Review at Game PC
As you know Napster has been offline now for quite some time due thier court battle. In order to comply with the court order and get along with the music industry giants, they have completely revamped thier software. If you'd like a quick peek at what's been going on and what will be offered with the new 'pay' service have a look here.
Turtle Beach has released new certified drivers for the Santa Cruz sound card running under both the Win2K and XP OS's. These drivers are supposed to improve the cpu utilization. Linkage--TB SC Drivers
The graphics chipset giants are at it again with new chips on the way in the next few months. These new chips are to be on a new .15 micron die which should produce some very decent numbers on 3DMark. Of note in this article is the mention of ATI shipping samples. Do they mean to 3rd party vendors like nVidia does? It should make things interesting if they do. Linkage--Digitimes
thorin was picked by random to be the winner of the tube of Arctic Silver 2 and the Vantec CCK-6035D! I'll be contacting you today, please check your email! Everyone else, there is another contest coming soon and everyone is allowed to participate. Details to come soon.
I'm so excited! I'll have a review up for this next week or so. The clock is at 250/250 but I'll try to upload the retail BIOS and run more numbers on that. I'll compare it to the cards that I currently have.
TheInquirer is reporting that more MPX based boards are coming out. Even Iwill is jumping on the MPX bandwagon. The DAD266(wtf?) is what their board will be called. Maybe because it is the daddy of the motherboards?
And it was my fault. I was trying to write a page and somehow, I was crashing the database. I did it twice before I realized it was me that was the problem. I hope Chris doesn't kill me . (Chris aka cjones aka Ping is my host)
What is an AquaPad? It is a portable webbrowser (weren't those planned a few years ago?) that uses 802.11b. I want one for college. I think these are the perfect toy for a geek that has everything already. The price leaves something to be desired in my opinion. Here is the review at AMDZone.
Anandtech has posted their review of the MPX chipset for dual Athlon Bliss. They also said they noticed no USB problems.
Although we've seen reports contrary to this, we noticed no USB 1.1 compatibility problems with the reference Paulaner board. Using the only two ports available on the board we captured video from an Intel USB web camera while constantly using a Microsoft USB Intellimouse without any compatibility issues. While this is clearly not exhaustive testing, we thought it was worth mentioning.