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Misc. news round up

By Julio Franco
Mar 22, 2004
  1. Intel has confirmed it will replace the MHz naming scheme for their processors to a model-numering scheme similar to that in AMD Opteron CPUs, more details here. Speaking of Intel, reviews for 3.4GHz Prescotts are in.

    NVIDIA's new GeForce GPU will be launched next April 13th when the company plans to host an all-day LAN party on custom built PCs equipped with the new graphics processor, of course, that will be running Unreal Tournament 2004 and Battlefield Vietnam.

    Microsoft is preparing for this July a new MSN search service to rival Google.

    While the European Commission this week goes through the final steps to conclude its five-year case against Microsoft, the company's legal problems in Europe are far from over and appear to be accelerating, antitrust lawyers and officials said.

    Sony to launch double layer DVD burners.

    New domains '.mobi' and '.xxx' under consideration.
     
  2. david5182

    david5182 TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Hehe, who will be the first to register:

    www.se.xxx :D
     
  3. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    A good news post.. I think I went to everyone of those links :)

    Interesting the nVidia LAN will consist of UT2K4 & Vietnam.. those games are really "in" right now. I like Desert Combat more then Vietnam tho :\

    Also interesting about the new domains.. I think .xxx is a good idea.
     
  4. david5182

    david5182 TS Rookie Posts: 44

  5. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,977   +15

    Whats wrong with Red PCB?? I think it looks cool :)

    I think the fact that the newer nVidia cards are a foot long, and now need 2 12v molex's is down right rediculious. They need to actually make the technology better, not just stuffing more crap on there.
     
  6. vassil3427

    vassil3427 TS Rookie Posts: 640

    Nvidia must be going for the Ati look....
     
  7. david5182

    david5182 TS Rookie Posts: 44

    Exactly my point!
     
  8. BrownPaper

    BrownPaper TS Rookie Posts: 407

    double layer equals double the fun. maybe i'll buy a dvd burner...
     
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    If Intel begins their naming scheme, that might throw AMD's model scheme for a loop. ;)
     
  10. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    It seems the Opteron naming scheme which was criticized at first, works very well in the professional market.

    It's just a shame there aren't any 4-way / 8-way servers available yet.[​IMG]
     
  11. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Don't worry, by the time you have the money to afford one a quad opteron is as fast as a single new CPU at the time.
     
  12. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Probably but it will still be more flexible then a mono-CPU machine.;)
     
  13. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    And more expensive too.. But hey - If you've got the money!
     
  14. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    I'll just sell Nodeh's kidney & MrG's eyes on the black market.:D
     
  15. Per Hansson

    Per Hansson TS Server Guru Posts: 1,929   +186

    Hmm, that link above on the Nvidia card, it is gone now...

    Anyone want to upload it somewhere?
     
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