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 Tuesday, 3-May-2005  12:59:22 (GMT +10) - by Agg

ABIT announced two SLI additions to their Fatal1ty motherboard range. Based on the NVIDIA® nForce 4 SLI and nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition chipsets and built with ABIT Engineering, the Fatal1ty AN8 SLI and Fatal1ty NI8 SLI deliver an unprecedented gaming experience with Dual OTES and OTES SLIpstream cooling, ABIT AudioMAX sound, and the power of dual NVIDIA-based graphics card support. More info in a 605KB DOC file here.

Cooler Master have a new liquid cooling system. Cooler Master is the first in the world to patent (pending approval) an exclusive design of a 2-in-1 module which consists of a pump and a CPU water block to eliminates the need for a 5˝” bay to mount the pump or tank. This new technology comes completely fully assembled which includes the CPU water block, radiator, fan, thermal paste, cooling fluid and tubing. More info here. Haven't we seen on-waterblock pumps before?

OCZ announced PC2-6400 Platinum with 4-3-3 Timings. Supporting the lowest latency DDR2-800 currently available today, the OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum series is guaranteed to deliver unparalleled speeds amid incredibly stable and reliable operation. More info here.

Orion Multisystems announced a 96-node deskside Cluster Workstation. They say it's a personal supercomputer that fits under a desk and is the highest performance general-purpose computing platform that can be plugged into a standard power outlet. More info here and there's a thread in our SMP & Clustering Forum about it here.

Soft Trading announced a new Icemat Siberia USB Soundcard and Steel Sound 5H gaming headset. More info on the soundcard in a 66KB PDF here and the headphones in a 43KB PDF here.

Valve and Vivendi Universal Games settled their lawsuit. Under the settlement agreement, VU Games will cease distribution of retail packaged versions of Valve's games, including Half-Life®, Half-Life 2, Counter-StrikeTM, Counter-Strike: Condition Zero and Counter-Strike: Source, effective August 31, 2005. More info here. This is interesting, because it means Valve have effectively removed the traditional separate publisher/distributor role from selling the games they write. TheInq have their thoughts posted and there's a thread discussing it here in our Games Forum.

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