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Press Releases (3 Comments) (link)
 Friday, 20-May-2005  18:44:19 (GMT +10) - by Agg

Australia's Attorney-General announced that a review of the private sector provisions of the Privacy Act has found that, overall, the National Privacy Principles have worked well in protecting the privacy of Australians' personal information. More info here.

Albatron released the world's first AGP-8X to PCI-Express bridge card. Your AGP-8x card simply piggybacks on the ATOP card's AGP-8x slot located on the top edge. The ATOP card is then plugged into the mainboard's PCI-Express slot. More info here and a thread in our forums here.

AGEIA announced that ASUS will be their first PhysX board partner. Details of the agreement will be announced at a later date, but the two companies have agreed in principle that ASUS will develop and market PPU boards with the AGEIA PhysX processor, the world's first and only dedicated physics processing unit. Gamers using ASUS add-in boards with the AGEIA PhysX processor will experience unprecedented physics-based effects and environments in next-generation games. More info here.

Nethercomm announced the development of Broadband-in-Gas (BiG) Technology, thanks thetron. Broadband-in-Gas delivers unmatched levels of connectivity by making use of Ultra Wideband technology to wirelessly broadcast information in a way that is both safe and reliable by using the private spectrum isolated within natural gas pipelines. More info here.

VIA announced the demo of VIA DualGFX Express technology at E3. VIA DualGFX Express technology enables dual-graphics card platforms providing exceptional 3D graphics performance on a single display, as well as the ability to provide enhanced support for powerful multi-display systems. E3 will see the first public display of the high-performance VIA K8T890 Pro core-logic chipset, running dual graphics cards for enhanced 3D gaming performance. More info here.

Western Digital announced they are now shipping Serial ATA II hard drives with 300MB/s data transfer rate. The new WD CaviarŪ SE16 hard drives feature 16 MB cache - 2 to 8 times the cache size of standard desktop-class hard drives - which, combined with its 300 MB/s transfer rate, deliver a one-two performance punch for customers. More info here.



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