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Tuesday Morning (1 Comments) (link)
 Tuesday, 10-August-2004  03:04:58 (GMT +10) - by Agg

NVIDIA have a new GeForce6 card coming later this week. This mainstream GeForce 6 will be the only shader model 3.0 GPU in its class and deliver performance well beyond that of the competition.

Tech-Report rounded up a few GeForce 6800 cards, while on the ATI side of things, TweakTown compared Gigabyte's X800Pro and X800XT PE.

Some German guy was apparently responsible for 70% of virus emails in the first 6 months of this year, but now he's been arrested. Shame, they didn't publish his email address..

AnandTech looked at the 64-bit Linux peformance of Intel and AMD CPUs.

More Doom3 stuff: tweak guide on TweakGuides, an editorial about piracy on Bit-Tech, a review on EvilEmpire and a always-on torch mod by GlenMurphy.

Working on your PC during a thunderstorm is probably not a good idea, thanks Neevo.

TheTechZone cover setting up a wireless home entertainment PC.

Xbit are reporting that Intel will discontinue the P4 3.2EE CPU, in the wake of new higher-performance offerings.

Also up for retirement is Alvin, the deep-sea exploration submarine that allowed scientists to, among other things, explore the wreck of the Titanic, find a lost atom bomb and discover more than 300 new animal species. More info here.

From martinus: Just wanted to let you know I have put up a page comparing a lot of digital pics taken at different ISO speeds with different file formats and compression levels. Might be interesting to a few peeps out there. There is also a forum thread about it.

CoolTechZone tried to explain bilinear, trilinear and MIP mapping to us non graphics geeks.

OCW interviewed Bruce from ULi Electronics and talked about motherboard chipsets. Meanwhile HWZ interviewed Meech from Philips about LCD screens, and HWAccelerated talk about a NVIDIA conference call held recently.



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