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Friday Morning News (12 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 23-January-2004  02:06:10 (GMT +10) - by Mred32

AMD were supposed to change their naming scheme for CPUs back in 2003 but it didn't happen. "The company pledged to replace the system with a more robust set of performance metrics to be produced by its True Performance Initiative, or TPI....and thus I had a conversation with AMD's TPI director, Hal Speed, back in December '02. He said at that time that TPI was still on track for early '03, with lots of new partners and new momentum backing the effort. However, 2003 came and wentóas did the launches of AMD's Opteron and Athlon 64 processorsówith nary a peep about TPI's new performance metric".

Shinglor says that Nintendo has announced it's plans for a new handheld gaming device known as the "Nintendo DS". The DS (dual-screen) has two 3" TFT LCD screens, two processors and 1Gb of memory. Nintendo release info here and Gamespy have an article here.

OC-Zone have reviewed the Via K8T800 and Nvidia nForce3 150 chipsets for Athlon 64. Between them, they use Albatron, Epox, Gigabyte and MSI motherboards. Full article here. It's machine translated but you can still understand most of the info.

There's an article at Flickerdown about AMD's 64-Bit CPUs that explains why the 64-Bit nature is not what makes them fast.

PimpRig show you how to properly prepare anodized aluminum for painting.

PCStats have a beginners guide to Creating MP3 Music Files. They cover lots of topics including the legalities of copying music.

Rod M noticed that some Dell PowerEdge 1650 servers could be running a little hot!

Overclockers NZ have a Mid-Range graphics card roundup.

Ars-Technica have an interview with Linux developer Robert Love. Among other things, they talk about 'Project Utopia'.

Sudhian have posted 'The Dual Channel Memory Performance Myth', Part II: VIA to the Rescue.

Goodlet reminds us that a new worm was discovered recently so make sure you have the latest virus definitions and updates. This one is called Bagle-A.

No other info at this stage but Daniel says that Half Life 2 is to be delayed again until Sep 24 2004. I guess some people will be sad about this.

For a lighter look at society, have a read of Bruce Sterling's Ten Technologies That Deserve To Die on The Bulletin.

Ok folks, for the last time, we don't do birthday announcements. Ever! I'm not even going to mention that it was Flecktone's 21st yesterday or my birthday last Tuesday, or Sabretooth's last Wednesday. Ok! No birthday announcements. Ever!

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