Great Threads Repository

By: StarTraveller
December 7th, 2001
6:43 am

We've started a repository that will hold links to the best threads here at Too many of the really good threads disappear in the masses when the discussion ends and that's why we'll try to preserve them in the repository for easy reference .

If you stumble across a great resource thread in the forums then submit it as a Web Link in the Recommended Threads category. If it is indeed a great thread then it will be stored in the repository .

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Exclusive NewsFactor Interview with Intel President & CEO Craig Barrett

By: Gorganzola
December 6th, 2001
4:08 pm

Source NewsFactor Network.

Part 1

In this first part of an exclusive two-part NewsFactor interview, Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett puts Intel's financial performance into unique perspective and talks about Intel's product strategy, as well as the state of the PC and networking component markets. [Full Story]

Part 2

In this second part of an exclusive two-part NewsFactor interview, Intel president and CEO Craig Barrett discusses Intel's branding and marketing strategies, and some of the company's competitive challenges. Neither Barrett nor Intel's legendary chairman, Andy Grove, have private offices. Both reside in facing cubicles, whose larger-than-normal dimensions and sound-attenuating features are the only indications of their occupants' rank. [Full Story]

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ASUS A7M266-D Details

By: Gorganzola
December 5th, 2001
1:13 am

Courtesy of x-bit labs.

Our sources close to ASUS dropped us the complete specification of their first dual-Socket A mainboard: ASUS A7M266-D. We should point out that ASUS A7M266-D deserves being called one of the most impatiently awaited products based on AMD-760MPX, made of AMD-762 North Bridge and AMD-768 South Bridge. ASUS A7M266-D boasts several advantages over the similar competing products.

Read more here.

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AMD claims to beat Intel's record for world's fastest transistor

By: Gorganzola
December 3rd, 2001
7:47 am

Courtesy of Silicon Strategies.

SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- Hoping to prove that it will not lose the microprocessor performance race in the future, Advanced Micro Devices Inc. here today claimed that it has broken Intel Corp.'s unofficial record for the world's fastest transistor.

Read more here.

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Pentium 4 shortage expected to last until January

By: Gorganzola
December 2nd, 2001
2:15 pm

Courtesy of EETIMES.COM

A recent shortage of Socket 478 Pentium 4 microprocessors has analysts and PC component makers wondering whether Intel Corp. dropped the ball in its planning or if it is trying to manipulate customers into using more expensive, high-end chips.

Read more here.

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By: CJ
December 2nd, 2001
12:36 pm

First, we'd like to welcome Gorganzola as our news guy. He will be managing the news forum for us. Thanks and Welcome!

Second, we now have our PayPal link active, for those who would like to help keep running.

Third, we have to remove the click party threads, because if anyone from the ad agency saw them, we'd be kicked out of the network. That kind of thing is frowned upon. I thank you for your help, and I hope you keep clicking, but we can't publicly do that kind of thing.

Thanks for your support!

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Intel picks up pace in bus, DDR333 chipset race

By: Gorganzola
November 30th, 2001
10:48 pm

Courtesy of EBN.

Intel Corp. is locked in another time-to-market race with its rivals in Taiwan as the company moves to accelerate the introduction of its latest bus and chipset products, according to sources with knowledge of the company's roadmap.

Intel will move the rollout of its 533MHz microprocessor frontside bus (FSB) to the second quarter of 2002, a quarter earlier than expected. The company has set its upcoming 845E PC chipset on a similarly stepped-up timetable in what observers say is an effort to head off competition from Taiwan's chipset manufacturers.

Read the entire article here.

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Make sure you are buying authentic Antec cases

By: Gorganzola
November 29th, 2001
11:24 pm

Antec's Website

Consumer Warning from Antec

It has come to our attention that some unscrupulous resellers are selling cases from other companies as Antec. These resellers are mainly on the Internet where it is more difficult for you to evaluate the product before you buy. We are doing our best to stop these resellers but it is a difficult task. So in the meantime please note the following to protect yourself:

1. Make sure that it has an Antec part number (SX1030B, SX635, etc.).

2. Make sure it comes with an Antec power supply. ANTEC does not make or sell cases with other company's power supplies.

3. Make sure it comes with Antec's AQ3 three year warranty.

4. When you receive it, if it is not in an Antec marked box, usually with color packaging that outlines the feature and benefits of the product, return it to where you bought it.

5. If you still are not sure, call Antec customer service at 1-888-54-ANTEC and we will be happy to help you determine if you have legitimate Antec product.

Finally, remember, if a deal is sounds too good to be true, it probably is. Please help us by letting us know if you encounter any reseller selling Antec look-alike products under our name.

All Antec Performance Series Cases come with one to eight additonal case fans (depending on the model). Any case that is advertised as coming without those fans is not an authentic Antec Performance Series Case.

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Trade Your Voodoo Card For Cash

By: Gorganzola
November 28th, 2001
4:56 am

Curtosy of Tom's Hardware Guide.

Seems like only yesterday that 3dfx Voodoo graphics cards were considered by many to be the top of the line. Unfortunately, as with many of the old familiar graphics card companies, 3dfx has gone the way of the dodo, as evidenced by the message on the 3dfx website that states: “3dfx Interactive, Inc. is no longer providing support for any 3dfx products and drivers. Information about 3dfx is no longer available from the website. Please be advised that on February 19, 2002, the website will be shut down entirely.” However, if you’ve still got an old Voodoo card laying around, NVIDIA and PNY Technologies are ready to make you an offer you can’t refuse. The two companies just announced the “Got Voodoo – Get Verto” online redemption promotion for 3dfx Voodoo graphics card owners. For a limited time, you can trade in your Voodoo graphics cards when you buy select models of PNY Verto graphics cards for a cash-back rebate. An NVIDIA ForceWare Game CD, with a selection of games and applications will also be included. Information about the redemption program can be found on PNY’s web site. Rebate requests must be received online by the program expiration date of January 19th, 2002 to qualify. Under the program, if you buy a PNY Verto MX 400 (PCI or AGP), GeForce2 Ti or GeForce3 Ti 500 graphics card, you get a cash-back bonus upon trade-in of your old 3dfx card, ranging from $10 to $30, depending on the PNY Verto Graphics Card purchased. If you purchase a Verto GeForce3 Ti 500 by December 31 2001, you also get a pair of i-O Display Systems’ 3D Smart Glasses (a $49.99 value) for free. Sure, $30 off a $200+ graphics card may seem like a spit in the ocean, but you might as well keep the extra cash in your pocket if you’ve got an old Voodoo card lying on the shelf.

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Intel Says in Breakthrough in Transistor Design

By: Gorganzola
November 25th, 2001
11:12 pm

The technology, Intel said, solves two of the more intractable problems facing the development and manufacture of microprocessors today as more and more transistors are packed onto each chip: power consumption and heat. In addition, as the geometries on chips become ever smaller, it becomes increasingly difficult to ensure that electrons go where they were engineered to go, a problem that can lead to current leakage within the device.

The advances, which Intel calls the TeraHertz transistor because it cycles on and off 1 trillion times per second, could ultimately lead to new applications, such as real-time voice and face recognition, computing without keyboards and ever-smaller electronic gizmos with higher performance and improved battery life. To compare, it would take a person more than 15,000 years to turn a light switch on and off a trillion times.

Read more about it here.

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