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Monday, November 03, 2003

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AMD Optimal BIOS settings + Overclocking Guide @ Madshrimps

"You´ll spend one day getting the best CPU Mhz you can. Another day devoted to getting a screencap of the best Mem Bandwidth you can. Another day getting the highest 3DMark score you can, another day getting the fastest HardDrive transfer rates you can... screencaps of the lot, post ´m in the forums, let the fans worship & adore you (until they beat you!!). Hardcore overclockers spend weeks devoted to bettering each individual score, and then when they´ve got the best scores they can, they sell off that component and try to find one that´ll do even better... On and on we go..."

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I4U News: NEC NetBrain Transmeta Sub-Size Server

"The NEC NetBrain uses the Transmeta TM5800(1GHz) running Windows XP or W2K. The small server box can hold 3.5" Hard-drives. The RAM can be configured up to 1152MB. The whole system is configured and optimized for low power consumption. The NEC NetBrain will go on sale November 17th for 199,000yen in Japan. The first NetBrain Server (CS56) was launched last year."

Read more at I4U.

3DCenter Editorial: Will "brilinear" filtering persist?

"There is an alarming development for a while: Newer Cards and/or newer drivers lower the image quality without being asked to do so. We take a look at the new "brilinear" filter for Nvidia´s GeForceFX cards from 52.16 drivers."

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Gigabyte 8IPE1000 Pro 2 GT2004 — Springdale at Full Speed @ TweakTown

"Gigabyte´s 8IPE1000 Pro 2 GT2004 motherboard is the first to introduce their new C.I.A and M.I.B automatic acceleration technology. Read on and see how Gigabyte takes the Intel Springdale chipset to full speed."

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Steelpad 4D Professional Gaming Mousepad Review @ Tweaknews.net

"It offers support for either optical or ball, and both surfaces work equally good. Its size is only an issue if you do not have enough desk real estate. Otherwise it´s a huge plus. More space means more control and options."

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TechConnect reviews the INcoder Slim D1 Combo Drive

"INcoder focused on performance as well as looks and portability. The D1 is very stylish and easy to take on road. The brown leather gives him a neat and stylish aspect. What makes this slim drive to stand above the rest is the looks. Coupled with great performance, the D1 is quite a nice release by INcoder. The greatest plus in performance area is the seek times, which are superb. Second to that, there is the DVD reading performance, and writing performance which does not disappoint at all."

Read more at TechConnect.

Designtechnica reviews the super sexy Pioneer DVR-S606 DVD Writer

"Pioneer´s DVR-S606 has what a lot of other DVD writers on the market seem to be lacking; substance. While the DVR-S606 is not the fastest DVD writer on the market, you really get a lot for your money. The Pioneer DVR-S606 has a good software package, USB and FireWire cables that support both the larger and mini inputs (found on most notebook computers), and both write-once and rewritable media boxed with the drive; not to mention FireWire pass through for daisy chaining devices. The DVR-S606 looks great, is incredibly quiet and seems to be well thought through. The only improvement we would like to see is support for Apple´s operating systems. So before purchasing a DVD writer based solely on its writing speed, ask yourself if an extra minute is really worth purchasing an 8X external drive over the DVR-S606; if it is, then you will be sorry."

Read more at Designtechnica.

Plextor PX-504UF External High-Speed DVD+R/RW CD-R/RW Drive Review @ Tweaknews.net

"The advantage of being able to choose either USB or Firewire makes the drive very versatile. The included software is fairly robust, though still user-friendly. DVD Builder is a great application for parents wanting to backup family videos. And the DVD+R format is still more widely supported by DVD-ROMs and home DVD players."

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VIA EPIA M1000 Mini-ITX Tiny yet Mighty @ TweakTown

"When you think of Small Form Factor the first company you probably think of is Shuttle. Though, VIA Technology is another company up the top of the pack leading the new frontier with their EPIA Mini-ITX series."

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Shuttle SB65G2 with ClearView cover The Little guy packing a Big punch @ TweakTown

"Put together one of Shuttle´s latest XPC small form factor computers and a tuned Intel Springdale chipset and you have some serious performance from a little guy packing a big punch!"

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