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Thursday Afternoon News (0 Comments) (link)
 Thursday, 19-December-2002  13:17:43 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

It's been a while since we have seen anything new come out of the S3 graphics workshop but that may be about to change. Delta Chrome is the name of S3's new DX9 compatible graphics chip. Sounds interesting. I cant wait to see it hit the shelves. Thank Oh Smeg for the link.

Active-Hardware reviewed a AOpen AX4PE Max mainboard and they compare it MSI 845PE Max2 and a Abit IT7 Max2. How does it fare? Go here and have a look. Some interesting numbers.

So. You have your new gazillion dollar graphics card complete with hardware T&L, vertex shaders and all the other bells and whistles a modern video card must have. But what does it all mean? I don't know. But as for the vertex shaders, Beyond3D have a good article that will help shed some light on the situation.

MADMAX sent this in. An article on Ars Technica titled Lies, damn lies, and the RIAA. A good read if you can get past all of the opinions and find the hard numbers. But where would good reporting be without opinion?

From The Inquirer, "AMD's "Venus" SledgeHammer looms into view". Go and have a read.

Another Holiday Buying Guide, this time over at Sudhian. With all the shopping guides lately there should be no excuse for not having done all of your Christmas shopping.

GideonTech have had a play with some Sound Activated CCFL tubes and they make them bounce with the music. Pretty!

The big, funny talking, robot-man is set to return, again. Thats right, "Terminator 3" is on it's way. Go and have a look at the trailer. About ten people sent this in so thanks to you all.

Remember the story of the kid who hacks into the school computer system and gives himself perfect grades? Here is a story about a kid who does the opposite. He lowered his score from perfect to a "D". And he didn't get busted for it. Thanks Kerridwyn.

Deviantpc have a roundup of three nForce 2 motherboards. They are the Asus (A7n8x-deluxe), Leadtek (Winfast NCR18D-Pro) and EPoX (8RDA+).

Today, instead of a flash game, I present you with a page full of them. Thanks Moose.

Best of luck from Juzz and OCAU to all the HSC graduates in NSW who get to find out their individual subject results today and their UAI results tomorrow. Hang in there people, you might find you have done better than you thought you would.

Thermaltake Aquarius II Liquid Cooling Kit at OverclockersClub
Gigabyte 7VAXP Motherboard on NeoSeeker
Rounded EL IDE Cable at Virtual-Hideout
SoundBlaster Audigy 2 Platinum at Guru of 3D
Hercules 3D Prophet 9700 (Non-Pro) at Guru of 3D
CoolMax Scorpio Series ATA133 EL IDE Rounded Cable at Modtown
AeroCool Thermal Speed Controller on BiT-Tech
Pyramid 2 fan silencer on RipNet-UK
Enermax (CS-3171L-S3A) Rainbow LED Silver Case at 3dXtreme
Epox EP-8K9A2+ VIA KT400 at Processor Emporium
MobileMaxx Removable Hard Drive Rack on Overclock Intelligence Agency
Aver DVD Maker at Inside-hardware.com
Archos Jukebox FM Recorder on Spode's Abode
Logitech MX-700 at Num-Lock.net

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