Taiwan mobo makers: Chipsets for socket 775 P4 processors to be abundant in 2Q

“Core-logic chipsets from Intel and Nvidia for socket 775 Pentium 4 CPUs are expected to see greater availability in the second quarter, and this will place additional pressure on Taiwan-based chipset makers, according to market sources. Nvidia will begin volume shipments of its first Pentium 4-supporting core-logic chipsets in the first half of April, targeting …more

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Internet fame is cruel mistress for video dancer

This guy definitely is getting his 15 minutes….. “There was a time when embarrassing talents were a purely private matter. If you could sing “The Star Spangled Banner” in the voice of Daffy Duck, no one but your friends and family would ever have to know. But with the Internet, humiliation–like everything else–has now gone …more

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Battle Royale, Pentium 4 at 5.2GHz

  “ We’ve all probably heard that Craig Barret got down on his knees and pleaded for forgiveness after Intel announced it will not be releasing a 4GHz Pentium 4. AMD must have thought that was pretty funny, as the architecture that was said to scale upwards of 5GHz didn?t even get to 4GHz, but maybe …more

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Mozilla Releases Firefox 1.0.1

A new version of Mozilla is out today that fixes some minor flaws in their code.  As always you must uninstall version 1.0 to intall 1.0.1!  Good thing Mozilla Firefox is less than 5mb!  “Mozilla Firefox 1.0.1 has just been released. A minor update, this version fixes a few security holes and some other bugs. …more

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Intel show to tackle debate over dual-core chips

“At an Intel-sponsored developer conference next week, one of the big debates will be, “what exactly is a dual-core processor?” The Santa Clara, Calif.-based chipmaker will provide details about a host of processors at the three-day Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. On tap: a discussion of chips for servers, notebooks and desktops coming out …more

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AMD claims it’s catching Intel on 65 nano tech

“ ROBERT RIVET, chief financial officer of AMD, spoke at the Goldman Sachs technology investment symposium 2005 and gave a fair amount of details on its process plans. AMD is on track to produce 65 nanometre processors, he said. While he said that Intel is clearly behind AMD on 64-bit technology, AMD won’t be that far …more

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Taiwan motherboard market overview

“Taiwan?s success in the motherboard sector has followed the development of Taiwan?s IT industry and the explosion in PC use worldwide. Throughout the 1990s, Taiwan?s motherboard companies experienced rapid growth and secured their dominance of the world market. By 2003, Taiwan motherboard makers had control of 79.2% of the global market, according to the Taiwan-based …more

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A-Data all set to sample high frequency DDR2 and FB-DIMM modules

“A-Data Technology is on track to sample a range of high frequency DDR2 modules in March, according to the company. Apart from new 2GB DDR2-533 and 2GB DDR2-400 modules, the company will be sampling both DDR2-667 and DDR2-800 modules. Next quarter, A-Data is also preparing to release 512MB FB-DIMM samples. With an Intel chipset supporting …more

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Is X950XT the name of ATI’s R520?

“ PC POP might have some interesting answers to our no less interesting questions. According to this article on the Chinese website, ATI’s next generation card, the one with 512MB memory that should be released at a Texan Gaming party, the R520, will probably be called the X950XT. In performance terms, it will be at least …more

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XP Goes to 64 Bits

“The slow but inexorable march to 64-bit computing–the successor to familiar 32-bit x86-based technology, which has dominated the desktop world since the advent of Windows 95 almost a full decade ago–seems poised to speed up. Not only has Microsoft announced its plans to release its first 64-bit operating system for mainstream desktops, Windows XP Professional …more

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AMD to Ship Dual-Core Athlon 64 Chip by Year’s End

“Chip maker Advanced Micro Devices plans to ship a dual-core version of its 64-bit Athlon 64 microprocessor for desktop and mobile PCs during the second half of this year–but the chips won’t be targeted at the high end of the market, the company says. AMD will demonstrate the dual-core Athlon 64 chip at its Sunnyvale, …more

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Reviews Around The Web

Daily Must Read Review: GeForce Go 6800 vs. Mobility Radeon X800 is all the rage today over at Extreme Tech. Here is a good blurb from their article. In the end, the winner of this contest depends on the matchup. If you’re looking at what’s available at press time, then ATI carries the day versus …more

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Finding a replacement for passwords

“As online scams get more sophisticated, passwords are becoming hopelessly outmoded–as passe as floppy disks. Yet many businesses and nearly all consumers still rely on passwords as the primary means of checking that someone is who they say they are. At last week’s RSA security conference, Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates sounded once again his well-worn …more

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Nforce 5 to be called Nforce 4 Intel Edition?

We actually brought up this very toic last week. It will NOT be called NForce 5             “ A FILING ON GERMAN SITE Computer Base’s forum raises an intriguing possibility. And that is that when Nvidia formally pressed the button on the Nforce 5, it could be called the Nforce 4 (SLI) Intel Edition. If that’s true, that will …more

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