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#674| source: Cooltechnica.com by crossbow on Mon Apr 15 2002 
http://www.cooltechnica.com
Wet and wild doesn't begin to describe it. Throwing out another plug to Bruce over at cooltechnica.com for hooking up 3dluvr.com with a whole slew of awesome water cooling products, which we'll be using to super charge a northwood system to over 2.4 ghz, for testing against a variety of amd offerings. Thanks Bruce!
#673| source: Greg Hess by crossbow on Mon Apr 15 2002 
http://www.puicorp.com
Chuck, over at puicorp, has provided 3dluvr with some great dual amd hardware, which we'll be testing in a variety of upcoming articles, including one coming up shortly. Thanks Chuck!
#672| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Mon Apr 15 2002 
http://www.viahardware.com/at7max_1.shtm
Legacy of Free? Not its not a sequel to legacy of kain, but one of the first steps in removing alot of the useless motherboard crap we don't use anymore.



This particular board from abit features no floppy, no pport, no serial, and no ps/2 slots. Instead its got onboard sound, firewire, ethernet, raid, and extra usb ports. Gotta love it.
#671| source: Greg Hess by crossbow on Mon Apr 15 2002 

Hey Guys,



Please forgive the lack of updates to techbits. There was a pretty long period of no real news, so I stopped checking for a few days, then the real job kicked in, and all this other life stuff. So here she goes again, and hopefully they'll stay pretty current (within 1-3 days).



Thanks for reading.



Greg Hess
#670| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.ystech.com.tw/Tmd/tmd-0.htm
YS-TECH blows the hardware community...with a radical new fan design. By moving the drive motor to the edges of the fan, they're reducing noise, while simultanously increasing airflow. Genius, pure genius.
#669| source: [H]ard|OCP by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.theinquirer.net/08030205.htm
IBM produces harddrives that will work for 8 to 11 hours a day! With this amazing new technology, thousands of CG professionals will be finally be able to go home thanks to this impressive technology.



I wonder if anyone spoke to IBM's marketing department before they let loose this information.
#668| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.3dlabs.com/whatsnew/pressreleases/pr02/02-03-11-acquisition.htm
Creative Labs buys 3dlabs. Entire workstation community gasps in anguish as one of the founders of opengl is put under one of the worst company names in the business. The list of companies Creative Labs has destroyed through purchasing is long and harsh. Lets hope 3dlabs doesn't join the discarded graveyard of forgotten technology.
#667| source: Aceshardware by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/f_headline.cgi?day0/220710502&ticker=amd
Thoroughbred processors to be released later this month, providing another long stream of fpu annilators onto the market. As mentioned before, make sure the motherboard you buy today, is Tbred ready...otherwise you'll be stuck at 2100+ XP while your friend runs happily along at 2800+.

#666| source: Tech-Report by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/3/24358.html
Apple G4's utterly decimated by 18 month old Pentium. Story at 11.



Seriously though, the utter pathetic fpu power of the G4 really begs the question...why are people porting cg apps to it?

#665| source: Tech-Report by crossbow on Wed Mar 13 2002 
http://www.abit-usa.com
Abit unveils the next generation statistics of their new motherboard line...Legacy free. Thats right folks, time to finally retire those old keyboards and mice, cause you won't find any PS/2 connectors on this board.

 
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