ATI & AMD, Koolance Exos, Computex & More

Good morning folks!  Long time no see.  I apologize for my extended absence.  Can you believe that was the longest I've been away from HotHardware for over 6 years!  But I have a good excuse - I was on my Honeymoon!  Adrienne and I tied the not on May 14, 2005 and then we hopped on a plane for a couple of weeks in Antigua.  What a great experience.  Sun, sand, sea, another "S" word, and lots of relaxation.  Right now though, it's time to get back in the saddle and bare down for some work.  To be honest, I missed it!

ATI and AMD Drive the Market for Dual Core Leadership

Radeon Xpress 200 provides broad support for the AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processors

MARKHAM, ON – June 1, 2005 – ATI Technologies Inc. (TSX: ATY, NASDAQ:ATYT) today announced broad platform support for the new AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processor with its Radeon Xpress 200 platform technology. Built from the ground up with flexibility and scalability in mind, Radeon Xpress 200 offers full support for AMD Athlon 64 X2 dual-core processors, lending itself to maximum end-user investment protection. With the broadest portfolio of AMD DirectX 9 PCI Express chipsets, Radeon Xpress 200 addresses the needs of every audience – from entry-level to enthusiast-class.  Read More...

 The Koolance Exos-2 Review @ Legit Reviews:

"Today, we take a look at the latest and greatest from Koolance, one of the premier players in system cooling, the Koolance Exos-2. For people using smaller cases, external water cooling allows them the benefit of improved cooling without cramping the precious room in their case..."

 Computex 2005 Coverage – Day 2 @ Tweaktown:

"Day 2 of Computex 2005 was a hive of activity. Not only did we manage to bring you more Crossfire benchmarks, as hinted at in our coverage of Day 1, but we also caught up with more vendors, specifically ASUS, Corsair and GeCube."

 Samsung SyncMaster 710N LCD TFT Monitor Review @

"Throughout the two month testing period, I have yet to witness one single problem or disadvantage from buying this inexpensive LCD monitor. It performs well during office work, it games exceptionally well, its' cheap, it can be purchased almost everywhere online and did I mention it games well...."

 Thermaltake Big Typhoon CPU Cooler Review @ 3DXtreme:

"Today 3DXtreme is presenting a review of the latest in CPU Cooling technology from our friends at Thermaltake. Thermaltake has been delivering their world class products to 3DXtreme for some time now and we are always excited with each new product. Thermaltake's products just seem to get better and better. The Big Typhoon is a massive CPU cooler using a 12CM Fan and six heatpipes however this Cooler only generates 16 dBa of noise."

Ok brothers and sisters.  It's time for me to boogie.  I'll be back shortly though and will be posting a review of a sweet notebook from Compaq.  Check back a little later...

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