While both the Ti4600 and Ti4400 are virtually identical in 3D features/technologies (they both also feature 128MB), the XTASY GeForce4 Ti4400 is a less muscular version of the XTASY GeForce4 Ti4600, the differences coming down solely to the GeForce4 chip's core clock speed as well as DDR memory clock speed. Where the Ti4600 features 300MHz/650MHz core/memory clocks, the Ti4400 features 275MHz/550MHz core/memory clocks. The difference in the core clock speed of 25MHz should not result in too much performance differences - we'll see a relatively small difference in fillrate as well as pure polygon-pushing power. The memory clock speed difference, however, could potentially decide the differences in performance in a variety of circumstances - there is a memory bandwidth difference of approximately 1.6GB/sec (the Ti4600's 10.4GB/sec versus the Ti4400's 8.8GB/sec) and this could be a major performance determinant in situations where various combinations of resolution, anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering exists.
They have asked Hynix to split up its businesses, which include memory and nonmemory semiconductors, and other operations such as TFT-LCD (thin film transistor liquid-crystal display) used in computer flat screens, the Hynix executive said.
In the battle against Microsoft, an independant contractor is now being called in. He made a version of Windows that it modular, using Win XP embedded.
The states say a modular version of Windows would level the playing field for non-Microsoft software trying to compete with Microsoft's continued practice of attaching features to the operating system like its Web browser and multimedia player.[PAGEBREAK] But the software giant says it would be technically impossible to offer multiple versions of Windows and would create havoc for consumers and the computer industry.
A contest is out to win an AMD AthlonXP cpu and nVidia nForce based motherboard and/or a trip to NYC for the PC Expo. Prizes are given out on a weekly basis and you can enter your name once a week until the conclusion of the contest on June 2. Enter the contest here. Ultimate Digital Experience
According to this article over at the Inquirer a russian site has posted an AMD roadmap showing the Clawhammer cpu scaling up to a phenomenal 4000+ at the end of next year. I believe that translates to a 3Ghz cpu clock speed.
VR Zone has a few benchmarks up on a preproduction Xabre Pro card running a Xabre400 GPU. Not a very extensive set of benchmarks, but it's something concerning the newcomer GPU. It's showing a bit of promise beating out a GF3 Ti200 card under 3DMark2001Se.
Well it was bound to happen sometime and once the floodgates open there is no going back once a tax is created. (Spanish-American war telephone tax ring a bell? No pun intended ) Taxes will range from 15-25% depending on the country. Ouch! Read on..... EU Internet Taxes
Viper has put up some new XP services tweak suggestions for his WinXP 411 services tweak guide. He has also added a new 'safe configuration' settings for services running on XP section for those new to the game of trying to eliminate those pesky memory hogging M$ services. He has a lot of different configuration suggestions to choose from in these guides. I also noticed he has revised his Win2K 411 guide earlier this week as well. As always read through the settings to make sure they are right for you. This very excellent guide can be located at Viper's homepage.
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!!