Good morning folks! How is everybody doing today? I take it you all had a good weekend? It was a little wet here in good ol' NY, but things have dried out nicely. It is absolutely awesome outside right now, sunny with a light breeze. Come to think of it, I should fire up the WiFi and get out there. Hold on a second...
Ok, I'm back! Wow, I could definitely get used to this. All I have to figure out now is how to get my overclocked personal rig stable in 80 degree weather and direct sunlight. That's something I'll have to work on later though! For now, it's onto the news...
DFI Unveils New Flagship LANParty 925X-T2 Motherboard
Cutting-edge Intel LGA 775 based solution boasts industy's richest feature set, blazing fast performance, and unique luminous components for the performance driven and esthetically minded enthusiasts.
Hayward, CA –DFI, a worldwide leader in corporate stable and performance desktop motherboard solutions, today launched the highly anticipated LANParty™ 925X-T2 motherboard. Designed for the new Intel(R) LGA 775 platform, the LANParty 925X-T2 features Intel 925X / ICH6R chipset and boasts support for the new DDR2 memory in dual channel mode, 16x PCI-Express video cards, 2 1 1x PCI Express connector slots for future PCI-E based devices, proprietary 8-channel Karajan™ high definition audio, dual Gigabit (PCI PCI-E) LAN, Serial ATA Matrix™ RAID, USB 2.0, and IEEE 1394 Firewire ports. READ MORE...
DFI Launches the New LANPartyUT Series of Motherboards to Extend the Lead in Offering Unique User-Focused Experience
Engineered with hardware flexibility in mind, the new LANPartyUT series aims to delivery industry's most versatile hybrid computing platform with LANPartyUT 915P-T12
Taipei, Taiwan – DFI, innovator and maker of the award-winning LANParty™ motherboards and industrial solutions for applied computing platforms, today announced the worldwide launch of the new LANPartyUT™ series. Extended from the original LANParty family of UV-reactive motherboards, the new line takes this unique user experience to the next level with its unmatched engineering concepts. READ MORE...
"Nowadays it seems like everybody is tweaking their system. Something that is of importance in your system's performance is memory bandwidth, which is directly related to the bus speed. This is a rather confusing thing, sometimes a lower bus speed with faster memory timings is considerably better than just increasing your bus speed."
"To put it simply, this card is an overclocking monster. Pushing the core speed to 567MHz, we were also able to reach 452Mhz (x2) on the memory. I ran the card at these settings from more than four hours playing both Far Cry and UT2004 and no artifacts or lock ups. That is almost a 20 percent increase in memory speed and 13 percent in core speed, and the FPS showed it in the benchmarks."
"Today at GamePC, we've taken a look at the MSI NX6800, their long-awaited GeForce 6800 Ultra product. We compare the NX6800 to the GeForce 6800 GT, Radeon X800 XT, Radeon X800 Pro, and a host of older nVidia and ATI graphics cards. Just in time for Doom 3!"
"We've been reviewing Shuttle's small form factor systems since the first SV24, when they were the only game in town. Over the course of time, we've watched the XPC line evolve from a quirky but cute little niche product into a diverse army of mini PCs that rival full-sized computers in most respects. And we've complained every step of the way..."
"In similar fashion to the PolarFLO Universal block before it, the TT block is available in multiple colors. The differences are that there are currently fewer of them, and it is as a two-tone design. Currently they are shipping blocks with 4 finishes; chrome (pictured above), chrome/red, chrome/black, and chrome/blue. To be honest, the new appearance options are pretty darn sharp. The two-tone look provides a nice contrast with the chrome."
"Making your Windows OS more secure and improving your privacy online can become an awkward process given the number of things that can be done to improve it.
TechSpot's Guide to Windows Security and Privacy covers many of such known solutions for various popular applications which should make your system more secure and less prone to viruses. The guide has been prepared with Windows 2000 and XP users in mind, however a lot of the stuff contained here can be also applied to earlier versions of the OS, in addition to Internet Explorer and Outlook Express."
"The announcement of the 1.2 patch for Far Cry caused quite a commotion - Certainly far more of a stir than you would normally expect from a simple update for an already available game title. The reason for this was, of course, the fact that this was no ordinary patch. Rather than simply a rag-bag of bug fixes with the odd new map or little feature thrown in for good measure, the patch announcement had one big, show-stopping change - The addition of Shader Model 3.0 support."
Ok, time for me to bring today's first installment of news to an end. Check back later though, there's more to come...