AMD Dual Core Rumors, Quakecon Day 1, Video, Power and More!

Good morning all. It's going to be an interesting couple of days in the south east with two storms rolling around. Bonnie blew through NC yesterday evening and managed to kick up a few tornadoes in my area. Next up is Charlie who is due to arrive on Saturday. I don't mind a good storm, but I draw the line with tornadoes. I hope that's the last of those for a long time. Before I head to the basement, here's some news for you :)

AMD Rev E Dual Core CPUs info @

"VR-Zone has posted some info on the AMD64 processors based on the Revision E core. Rev E will include support for Dual core, better mismatched DIMM support, 2-beat DRAM timing, better power management features, an enhanced DRAM controller, SSE3 (PNI) and others."

Quakecon Day 1 @ Bjorn3D:

"We have arrived at Quakecon 2004, the uber gaming party and conference on the planet. The events are non-stop and there are a ton of things to see and do from gaming, product launches, and even private parties. No time to waste, let us take you on a tour of our first day here at Quakecon 2004."

Soltek SL-865Pro-775 ProSeries Review @ Ninjalane:

"Every few years Intel decides to change things around a bit and though they mean well the change usually translates into a major dent in the pocketbook. Soltek realizes this and has come up with a great upgrade solution."

SilverStone SST-30NF 300W Fanless Power Supply @

"Unfortunately, most silent power supplies are only silent when they are within a certain temperature range. Once they are above that range, they are anything but silent. That's why many manufacturers are releasing fanless power supplies! SilverStone is one of them, and their SST-30NF looks to be perfectly designed for silent PC builders looking for the perfect combination of power and silence."

HIS Excalibur Radeon 9550 iFan VIVO Edition Videocard Review @

"When it comes to mainstream videocards, you buyer has to know that a card cannot be deemed poor if it doesn't blow every game and benchmark out of the water. What you have to consider is the performance to value ratio. In the case of the Excalibur Radeon 9550 reviewed today, you just cannot ask for more performance and overclocking potential from a sub US$100 videocard. With the soft-modded drivers and an overclocking utility, this card really picks up the pace and was even seem to tackle and take on the FX5600 Ultra in some benchmarks."

HIS Excalibur X800 Pro IceQ II VIVO LIMITED EDITION @ Bjorn3D:

"A week ago, I reviewed the HIS Excalibur X800 XT IceQ II VIVO LIMITED EDITION from HIS. I found it to be an excellent card well worth its price. But what if you don't have the money for an X800 XT card? HIS has the solution for that too with the HIS Excalibur X800 Pro IceQ II VIVO LIMITED EDITION. The card is the same as the X800 XT IceQ II VIVO LIMITED EDITION except for the X800 Pro chip."

That's it for now. Have a great weekend!