NVidia has announced Quadro DCC, a special solution for graphics and
digital content creation professional applications based on GeForce3.
ELSA will sell the Quadro DCC as the ELSA GLoria DCC exclusively
through Discreet's vast network of 3ds max resellers. The board will be
supplied with ELSA MAXtreme drivers, which improves 3ds max
performance and adds key enhancements to the 3ds max
It is still very difficult to find any Pentium 4 enhanced software titles that would show the benefits of P4's architecture. That is why nobody really expected to find the first meaningful Pentium4-optimization in an actual graphics card driver. NVIDIA's recently leaked reference driver revision 12.10 shows what difference P4-enhancements can actually make. Check out the full article here.
Very few of us use S3 based videocards nowadays. There are almost no drivers or new produsts.
During the last year this company was in very critical condition: in spring they announced that
S3-Graphics will be bought by VIA Technologies and in summer`2000 both companies were dealing
with aquisition process. A bit earlier, in late 1999 a group of hardware developers left S3, leaving
the company without an R&D team.
We continue our journey around the globe searching for GeForce3 based cards. According to AKIBA, MSI Starforce 822 is on sale in Japanese shops. This card costs about $420 (¥51800), what is pretty cheap for the GeForce3 card with TV-Out and S-Video-In. As we see now, the final GeForce3 boards do not cost and arm and a leg even in Japan. A friend of mine said that he has had a Leadtek GeForce3 TD for nearly a week now.
The Soul MP3 CD Player by AVC technologies is one of the few on the market that can play burned CD-R's. Unlike regular memory module based CD players, the SOUL is relatively cheap at $150 and so is the choice of media at around a buck a CD-R. All you have to do is supply the CD Burner and the library of songs to burn to them. Here's a clip: