Good day brothers and sisters, how are you doing? Yesterday I broke down and bought a new mountain bike, the Giant XTC2. It was a little more money then I was thinking of spending, but 6'5" just doesn't feel safe on a cheap bike ;)
News? Of course I have some...
DFI Unveils New Flagship LANParty™ 925X-T2 Motherboard
Hayward, CA (July 20, 2004) –DFI(R), 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.
Answering to the discerning demand for a flexible PCI-E lock to enable 10% overclocking on this platform, DFI's new LANParty addition is industry's first to adopt a completely intuitive PCI-E algorism that automatically detects overclocking requirements and hardware bottlenecks and adjusts on the fly. As a part of the proprietary CMOS Reloaded overclocking utility, users can now enjoy unsurpassed performance boost in a smart way!
For the full Press Release, Click Here
"PCI Express, PCI Express x16, and DDR-II. Our review pays particular attention not only to the new 3.6 GHz Prescott CPU, but also the DDR-II memory. What are its advantages in terms of speed and capacity and what role does latency play in the performance of this new memory standard?"
"The feature rich DFI Lan Party NFORCE II Ultra B is on the test bench at HTPCnews.com today with a little twist. We aren't looking at how well it can be used as a Lan party box, but instead as a full featured Media Center motherboard. Items like real time encoding of Dolby Digital 5.1, excellent playback of 1080i video clips, passive cooling, and a great deal of HDD connectors make this motherboard one that we just had to take a look at. For more information on this latest motherboard from DFI, check out the review."
"With all things equal, a stick of DDR memory capable of running 2-2-2-5 memory timings will make the computer operating experience seem faster than a DIMM which can only run at 3-4-4-8. This is because of the fact that when the memory receives an instruction, retrieves the data, and sends it back out in less time."
"Another hyped about feature of these MaXLine III series hard drives is their native command queuing (NCQ) support. Unfortunately, I was unable to exploit the potential performance of this new technology. Nevertheless, I do not doubt for a moment how significant the impact of this technology could be. Obviously at this point in time NCQ is a technology that will benefit few, though it does exist in this new hard drive series from Maxtor."
That's all I have for now friends. I will catch you back here later today :) - Cheers