Computex Coverage, DVD Burners and the Athlon 64

Good morning gang.  There is some good happening going on with some news out of Computex and DVD and Athlon64 lovin.  So without further delay, here is your morning news:

The Guys at got the chance to tour the ABIT manufacturing facility in Taiwan:

"Wonder how Abit did their motherboard testing? Want to know their working environment? Hardwarezoom was invited to visit Abit test labs in Taiwan and in this article, we have plenty of photos to show. Take a look and you will know why they are one of the best motherboard manufacturer in the world."

While they were there, they spent some time at a little event called Computex in Taipei:

"1st June 2004 mark the first day of the highly anticipated Computex Taiwan. Widely regarded as one of the best computer exhibitions in the world, Computex is the main show of all the big guns such as Asus, Abit, MSI, Gigabyte and many more. In this article, Hardwarezoom's editors took many photos on this event with emphasis on the latest gadgets that could hit our market real soon. And of course, who would miss out those Computex babes?"

The Tech Report has a review of Abit's KV8 Pro motherboard:

"EARLIER THIS WEEK, AMD launched its long-awaited Socket 939 platform, and there was much rejoicing. But the rejoicing was followed by a heavy sigh, for as promising as AMD's dual-channel Athlon 64s are, the cheapest one rings in at $500. Ouch. For $500 can also buy an Athlon 64 2800 , 1GB of DDR400 memory, a shiny Antec Sonata case, and one of Abit's new KV8 Pro Socket 754 motherboards."

Plextor Premium-U External CD-RW Drive Review @ CoolTechZone:

"Plextor is one of the leading companies in the optical storage market. They have been leading the market with their innovative products for a long time. Plextor specializes in top quality CD-R, CD-RW, DVD Rom, CD Rom, and DVD-RW drives. Plextor produces many external and internal models to suit just about everyone. The company's drives uses specialized software to gain incredible performance gains."

Corsair TwinX1024 3200XL Pro (2-2-2-5) Review @ ipkonfig:

"They thought it couldn't be done, they laughed at the idea, but Corsair did it! Again we're seeing Corsair Memory push limits above and beyond the competition. Corsair has released its fastest memory to date along with the fastest memory on the planet. Striking a deal with Samsung, Corsair was able to obtain memory modules capable of hitting extreme low latency."

That's it for now.  I'll see you back here in the morning!