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#261| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Tue May 22 2001 
http://accelenation.com/?doc=1&page=1
Review of a Dual Xeon system. Unfortuantly they decide not to do any render tests with 3dsmax4. Looks decently speedy, though not really much faster then a dual pentium III.



Additional Note: These are not the 512k l2 cache xeons which will be coming out later.
#259| source: DCrawler by crossbow on Fri May 18 2001 
http://www.athlonoc.com/athlon4.htm
An overview of the Athlon 4 or Palamino Chipset. Luckily this next generation and the preceeding generations of AMD cpu's will NOT require new motherboards...unlike intel.
#258| source: DCrawler by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.athlonoc.com/tweakvia1.htm
A tweaking guide for via chipsets, improve performance, and improve cpu temps....use the information at your own risk.
#257| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.electic.com/cgi-bin/news/News/Stories/2001/05/15/989946438.shtml
Pentium IV sales are in a major rut. Intel's estimates are showing a less then 50% of projected margin of sales.
#256| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.wildandyc.co.uk/amd/Roadmap/roadmap0501.shtml
The Latest AMD roadmap. Why does everything have to always get expensive?
#255| source: Chickshardware by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.electic.com/cgi-bin/news/News/Stories/2001/05/15/989982226.shtml
Fujitsu announces new 15,000 rpm Hard Drives. Watch out seagate...here comes the competition.
#254| source: Arstechnica by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.eet.com/story/OEG20010514S0106
The development of Organic LCD's is looking wonderful. Fully lit displays with excellent color reproduction at a fraction of the size of CRT's and even LCD's.
#253| source: Anandtech by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.anandtech.com
Crucial makes serious cuts to DDR memory pricing. Their PC2100 DDR ram is now cheaper then pc133.
#252| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.gamespydaily.com/news/fullstory.asp?id=1799
Microsoft announces pricing and release date for the xbox. Novemeber 8, 2001 at 299.00 USD. Why am I mentioning this? Cause on that date no 3d aritst is going to get any work done.
#251| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Thu May 17 2001 
http://www.gamepc.com/reviews/hardware_review.asp?review=soundmax&page=1&mscssid=&tp
A review of embedded sound cards. AC97 to be exact. A very common embedded device.

 
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