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 Thursday, 12-December-2002  04:10:13 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

A reminder to everyone that "Control Freaks" premieres this weekend. "Control Freaks will premiere on Sunday 15th and 22nd December 2002 at 12.00 Noon on Channel 7. The show is Australia’s only TV programme dedicated to computer and video games and covers all the latest news and big titles in the world of PlayStation2, XBOX, GameCube, and PC interactive entertainment". Read more here.

If you visit the windowsxp.nu site at all, l3thal sends word that Microsoft have claimed the domain as their own. It looks like the current site will need to have a new home soon.

GFrame.com have been able to interview Steve Burke and Brian Harvey from nVidia during the recent AGDC. Read the interview here. They also managed to interview Mark Thomas, Developer Relations Manager for Xbox Advanced Technology Group. This one here. Thanks to Jive Honky for the links.

Forum member DDsD, with the help of other members, is putting together an ultimate LCD FAQ. He is asking for user input so visit the forums and see if you have anything to offer.

On the topic of LCDs, djstudd sent in a link to an LCD gallery. Some nice units on display there.

Hans-Christian send in a couple of links to some more Linux rescue disks. This one, a 1,7Mb boot disk, gzip2 compressed, and this one, a 50Mb linux boot disk, which will burn out on Business card CDr.

X-bit labs have an article entitled "ATI RADEON 9700 PRO Extreme Overclocking Experience". From the article: "ATI RADEON 9700 Pro proved capable of beating nVidia's brand new highly praised GeForceFX solution".

Bjorn's 3D World has posted a writeup of Nvidia's new Unified Driver Architecture (UDA) with Linux support. Full details here.

Hexus.net have a go at overclocking a DFI NB80-EA Granite Bay Motherboard using some quality components and a Vapochill.

Hardware-Test.dk have reviewed a couple of motherboards. The SOYO KT400 DRAGON ULTRA PLATINUM and an EPoX 8RDA+ nForce2. Both articles can be found here.

The Guru of 3D has reviewed a Gigabyte GV-R9700 Pro graphics card. From the review: "What somewhat irritated me was the fact that this card only has ramsinks on the front-side memory chips. But when you look at the backside then you'll notice the naked chips, why are there no ramsinks on the back ?". Good question!

More news later in the day...



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