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— 4:14 PM on October 22, 2000

Sunday

    The Stomping Grounds, a new LAN gaming center in Minneapolis, MN, opened yesterday. Fatal1ty, KillCreek, and other celebs were there to celebrate the gala opening along with Redwood and friends. There are some pictures posted for those who could not make it. Check out their computers here. Man, these are almost nicer than my system. A progress report on Pro Cooling's DH3 project. According to Akiba, Intel Pentium 4 1.4 GHz engineering samples are on sale in Japan. While you are at it, take a gander at the huge heatsink and cooler that come with a retail Pentium III 1.0 GHz. Here is a news story (in Japanese) on the Intel and AMD booths at World PC Expo. The third picture from the top (below 'Try AMD') is the ALi MAGiK1. There are two slides describing the AMD 762 system controller here and here. Windows NT Task Manager shows that two CPUs are being used. There is speculation that a 1.5 GHz Thunderbird will draw as much as 70 watts. If true, the Mustang core becomes a necessity.

    In the tradition of the Whazzuupp! parodies that we saw earlier this year comes an optimistic look at Sun Microsystems which takes you to this article. MS president Steve Ballmer has some interesting remarks about Palm, Sun, and Linux. While I don't know if Sun will buy AMD, one professor is disputing the claim that media violence makes children more aggressive. Great game last night, but can the Chiefs pull off an upset?

Graphics

  • PCBase has an overclocking and fast-writes article with the Hercules Prophet II GTS 64mb (use a German to English translator)
  • CGO on Hercules 3D Prophet II Ultra
  • Sharky Extreme reviews Hercules GF2 Pro
  • Leaked NV20 specs posted on iXBT Labs' forums (take it for what it is worth)
  • Daily Radar's quick look at ATI Radeon All-in-Wonder
  • Speedy 3D reviews 3dfx Voodoo 5 5500 PCI
  • Tranzmit has 3 new demos today: Fate by 7 Gods, Chanka_of_Time by Chanka Team, and Kasparov Remake by Epidemic
Motherboards

  • TweakTown reviews Abit BX133 RAID
  • Digit-Life reviews Soyo SY-7VMA PM133 socket 370/FC-PGA motherboard
  • VIA 4-in-1 4.25 driver from Iwill
Gaming

  • DirectX 8 RC1 from Zoiah's
  • nV News has updated their benchmarking guide
  • FiringSquad previews the highly anticipated C&C: Red Alert 2
  • Nintendo's Gamecube development crisis
  • GameSpy covers 3D engines: Epic Games and interview with Tim Sweeney
  • 3DActionPlanet interviews id Software's Todd Hollenshead
Marmalade

  • ApusHardware's search for the perfect server
  • ZZZ online Number 54 (October 22)
  • Adrian's Rojak Pot's PocketPC font caching guide
  • Radeonic reviews Canon CanoScan N 650U
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