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Archives - News, August 2002

PR: More from Stomp : Wednesday, 28th August 2002 - David

Stomp has recently upgraded RecordNow MAX 4.0 to 4.1. The upgrade is FREE. Click on to upgrade your software.

PR: VIA Press Release - VIA to Host AGP 8X Validation Event with ATI and NVIDIA : Wednesday, 28th August 2002 - David

VIA brings together ATI, NVIDIA, Microsoft and many of the world’s leading motherboard vendors for AGP 8X Plugfest in Taipei this week

Taipei, Taiwan, 27 August 2002 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, announced that it will host a Plugfest event to validate the AGP 8X performance of VIA Apollo P4X400 and KT400 chipset based motherboards, that will take place on Wednesday 28th August, 2002 at the Taipei International Convention Center, Taiwan.

Opening the event on Wednesday, VIA will be joined by Microsoft and leading graphics vendors ATI and NVIDIA in highlighting the importance of AGP 8X to the industry. This will be followed by extensive validation testing of premium performance Socket 478 and Socket A motherboards available from a broad spectrum of manufacturers, including Abit, Albatron, Acorp, Aopen, Azza, Biostar, Chaintech, DFI, ECS, EpoX, Giga-Byte, Iwill, Jetway, Micro-Star, Shuttle, Soltek, Soyo and Tyan.

Delivering 2.1GB/s of bandwidth to the graphics engine, the new AGP 8X standard enables improved image quality and 3D performance in the highest resolution conditions, and looks set to be widely adopted by the industry. Underlining VIA’s commitment to open industry standards and technical compatibility, the AGP 8X Plugfest will bring together key players to validate the latest hardware supporting this new feature.

“VIA remains committed to driving technical innovation, and working with our industry partners to facilitate - not impose - wide and rapid market adoption of beneficial new applications such as AGP8X,” commented Richard Brown, Director of Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. “AGP 8X support enables end-users to realize unequalled image quality and performance, so this event is vital to ensure greater product compatibility, and we are delighted that key players are joining us to achieve this goal.”

“VIA’s Apollo P4X400 and KT400 performance chipsets both support the next generation graphics capability of AGP 8X, and OEMs and system integrators are keen to incorporate this powerful combination into their top of the range systems,” said Chewei Lin, Vice President of Product Marketing at VIA Technologies, Inc. “The AGP 8X Plugfest is aimed at the harmonization of standards within the industry, so facilitating a more rapid uptake of this high performance feature.”

About VIA Technologies, Inc.

VIA Technologies, Inc. is a leading innovator and developer of PC core logic chipsets, microprocessors, and multimedia, optical storage, communication and networking chips. VIA delivers value to the PC industry by designing, marketing, and selling high-performance VIA Apollo core logic chipsets for the full range of PC platforms, and cost-effective VIA C3™ processors for Value PCs and Internet Appliances, as well as developing complete solutions for the PC platform through its VPSD Business Unit. Its customers include the world's top OEMs, mainboard manufacturers, and system integrators. VIA is headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, at the center of the Greater China high-tech manufacturing engine, and has branch offices in the US, China and Europe. The company is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE2388), and achieved annual revenues of nearly US$1 billion in 2001. Additional information can be found at

PR: Free NVDVD Offer for Card Owners : Wednesday, 28th August 2002 - David would like to let you know about a special promotion we are currently having. If you are a registered owner of an video card, you can get NVIDIA NVDVD. For all the details of this program please reference the following link :

News: Wednesday, 28th August 2002 - David

Finding a good radiator.. In a scrap yard @ SpodesAbode
Tyan Trinity i845E S2099GNNR Motherboard Review @ AusPCWorld
3 in 1 USB SD + MMC MobileDrive Review @ AusPCWorld
Lian-Li PC7 aluminium case review at Ripnet-UK
Samsung Syncmaster 151v 15" LCD Review @ GideonTech
PCA Reviews the RD3XP: Gladiator Super Shielded ATA133
Newbie's Guide to Overclocking @ BlargOC
MSI KT3 Ultra2-BR Review @ MBReview
Lian-Li PC-6090B Aluminium Case Review @ BlargOC
7volt fan modding article @
Stomp Inc MySoundStudio @ Monster Hardware
Intel Pentium 4 2.8GHz CPU Review @ Tweakers AU
Intel P4 2.8GHz Review @ Neoseeker , , HardwareZone,
Nexland Pro100 ISB Review @ RabidHardware
More toys @ DansData
Transcend JetFlash USB Flash Drive Review @ Bjorn3D
LM 317 Based 4-way BayBus @ ReviewNation
Cooler Master ATC-710-SX2 Case Review @ MikhailTech
AMD Athlon XP 2200+ Review @ ClubOC
Leadtek GeForce 4 Ti4600 128MB VIVO edition VGA Review @ OCNZ
Ahanix Ice Berg 1 Water Cooling Kit Review @ Tweaktown
Compex DSR2216 16-Port Switch @ TechWareLabs
Fragmart Day Highlights Report @ Neoseeker
The Sum Of All Fears Review @ SLCentral
Hercules 3D Prophet 9000 Review @ Tweaktown
PCA Reviews the Antec PLUS660AMG case
Iwill mP4GL Motherboard and FI Panel "World Exclusive" Review @ OCTools
State of the Graphics Industry Rant @ HWAccelerated
CPU Upgrade: Do you really need it? @ ViperLair
Titan TTC-ALC2 Fan Control @
-Treme PC TECH Review: ThermalTake Volcano 9
eWeek: Dell launches two new entry-level small business servers
Antec TruePower True380 @ MonkeyReview
CoolerMaster ATC-101 Case Review @ Bit Tech
Kingston EPOC Memory Technology INTERVIEW @ Mkhailtech
Rainbow LED MOD @ Bit Tech
BMS-Stitch 1-Silent-system-cooler Review @

News: Monday, 26th August 2002 - David

Win a Cool yellow lightstrip from Californeon, just like the one reviewed Here
5 Common Myths of Cooling - Editorial
Vantec Iceberq CCB-A1C @ MonkeyReview
PC Hardware reviewed Epox M762A/dual AMD platform
Fragmart Day 1 Report @ Neoseeker
Belkin 16 MB USB Flash Drive Review @
Everglide Gaming Mat review at Ripnet-UK
Maelstrom Rheobus review @
PCMods Power Down Protector Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
Neverwinter Nights Review @
Copper Mesh Rounded Cables Review @ MikhailTech
Tt CoolMod Fan Review @ OCC
Spire Coolers – BreezeFan Review @ Modfactor
PNY Verto GeForce 4 Ti4600 Review @ ViperLair
ThermalTake Volcano 9 Review @ teccentral
VisionTek 48x12x48 CD-RW Review @ Speedy3D
Vantec 80mm Tornado Fan Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
Altec Lansing 251 speaker system review @
AudiXP case and Volcano 9 heatsink giveaway @ OCC
Amstrad Emailer Plus @ PC Arena
After Dark BLACK ICEMAT @ Xtreme PC Tech
Thermaltake 420w PurePower PSU Review @ TweakTown
Crystal Clear Blue LED Fans Review @ MikhailTech
Bantam BA350 128MB MP3 Player Review @ OnePC.NET
Dynatron Crossflow Blower Review @ Tech Fusion
3R System Neon Light Case Review @ OCTools
Thermaltake Volcano 7+ Review @
Launch of
GearGrip - LCD Shield Harness @ Xtreme PC Tech
Lian Li PC-6087A Aluminum Case Review/Comparison @ MikhailTech
CoolerMaster ATC-SPW Case Window @ Bit Tech
Xoxide X300 Super Mid-Tower Case Review @
DirectX8 graphics chips roundup @ 3DCenter
Casetek Tiny Tower Casing @ HWZ
HWZ reviews the CyQ've WalkieMusic MP3 Deluxe Player
Intel 2.8GHz Pentium 4 Review -
OCAddiction Previews UT2003
Cold Cathode Review @ Techware Labs
Intel Pentium 4 2.8Ghz - Bridging the 3GHz Gap @ tweaktown
Nexland Pro100 ISB Review @ Xtremetek

News: Friday, 23rd August 2002 - David

Nexland ISB 800Turbo Router Review @ Tweaktown
Athlon/KT333 Contest @ ViperLair
Making the Audigy work under WinXP @ Ripnet UK
New 845D Tweak Guide @ Neoseeker
XoXide Crystal Blue Led Fans @ BOPC
Strategic Architecture: Real-Time Storage @ CIO Insight
Two from EWeek: Microsoft Warns of Flaws in ActiveX Control and Microsoft Maps Out VS .Net 's Future
Cooler Master ATC 410 SX1 Aluminum Server Case Review @ MODTHEBOX.COM
HWZ reviews the ECS Xabre 400 (AG400T8-D64)
Nexland Pro400 Internet Sharing Box Review @ MikhailTech
80mm Spiderman Fan Grill Review @ ReviewNation
OCA reviews the Nexland ISB SOHO Router
Ahanix AudiXP Pre-Modded Case @ OCC
Aopen AX4BPro-533 I845E Motherboard Review @ OCNZ
128mb Pocket USB Hard Drive Review @ ClubOC
ATI Radeon 9000 PRO Review @ Neoseeker

News: Thursday, 22nd August 2002 - David

VIA Mainboard competiton
HWZ reviews the AMD Athlon XP 2600+ processor
ATi Radeon 9000 Pro Review @
Cooler Master ATC-600 Aluminum Case @ ViperLair
GIGA-BYTE MAYA II GV-R9700 PRO Graphics Accelerator Info @ AusPCWorld
Abit Max Series MediaXP Bay Review @ PCStats
Unibrain Fire60 External 60GB Review @ Tweakers Australia
Tech PC - VIA EPIA Mini-Itx Motherboard Review
TDK CyClone 48x24x48x CD-Writer Review @ Reviewmakers
JobsMeta @ Ripnet UK
Flashy RAM reviewed @ DansData
Dungeon Siege Review @ 8Dimensional
NVIDIA GeForce 4 Ti4200 Review @ BlargOC
Thermaltake Aluminum Case Drawing @ OCC
WC3 Giveaway @ Tweakmonster
Neon String Set @ TobiTech
C3 Clear Acrylic Case Review @
DVD-ROM Window with Blue LED Mod @ OCC
Inpax's Thermaltake Mini-Copper Orb @ Tech Dreams
Geforce 4 Ti 4600 Modding Article @ Monster Hardware
New Small Form Factor Shootout @ Neoseeker

News: Wednesday, 21st August 2002 - David

AMD just released their 2.13GHz AthlonXP 2600+. Reviews now out at major hardware sites, including HardOCP, Hothardware, AMDmb, AMDzone, Tech-Report and Overclockers Australia. I'd personally wait for the 333Mhz version of the TBred, and then upgrade.

In the meantime, heres the rest of the news, in short:

SonyEricsson T68m Review @ SLCentral
The price of power @ DansData
Tech PC - AMD Athlon XP1800+ CPU & the VIA KT133A Chipset Review
The Shuttle SS51G XPC Mini PC Reviewed at HotHardware
DigitalDoc5 Review @ M:6
Hardware Accelerated WebPhone LINK Review
ABIT Launches Serillel ATA RAID Technology. Serillel?!!?
Operation Flashpoint: Resistance Review @ GameAxis
Directron's Scorpio TX-10WD Mid-Tower Case @ Tech Dreams
Litewave sliding neon light review @ PC-Extreme
GlacialTech Igloo 3300 Heatsink Review @ FrostyTech
Lian Li PC-61 With CrazyPC Biohazard Mod @ ClubOC
Mikhailtech August 2002 Giveaway - Week 3
X-Treme PC TECH - IWill XP333 Voltage Mod
Koolance PC2-C water-cooled Mid-Tower Review @ PimpRig
OCA Reviews CoolerMaster's ATC-710
Stomp Inc. MySoundStudio Review @
HWLabs Blaze Waterblock Review @
Zalman's CNPS6000Cu all copper CPU cooling kit @ DreddNews
CoolerMaster HSC-V62 HSF Review @ OverclockerCafe
LIUtilities Wintasks 4 Professional Review @ Extreme Overclocking

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