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By: Bryan Pizzuti [05.20.03]
Edited by: Carl Nelson

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They did have another question for us, about the packaging for the Apogee video products. They had 2 box designs, one of which was monocolor.  A large majority of us chose the multicolored one below, which Cathy Liu is holding.

Anyway, we'd been sitting there for two hours, so it was time to head to the community ashtray for a smoke break.  I'll tell you, I live in NY State, so it's SUCH a pleasure to be able to smoke INDOORS somewhere!

Saturday, 2 PM

Now it was time for Chaintech's guest partners to give some short presentations and hold workshops.  AMD was supposed to be there from what I understood, but they weren't.  To be honest, I don't think we would have had time to fit them in anyway.  We heard from Corsair, InterVideo, and NVIDIA.  NVIDIA went first.

Unfortunately, they didn't bring a graphics guy with them; though they did go over all of the information about the newly-launched FX5900 series (We pretty much had our own little launch right there).  The image quality is really great, but the higher-end ones will still take up 2 slots, though they're much quieter without that monster hairdryer cooler on them.  I got a couple of pictures of the demo they ran for us; here's the best one:

They also ran some Doom3 stuff for us, and this thing benched about 350fps on Quake3 on a 3 GHz PC, just to give you an idea.

Here's a shot of the new overclocking utility that NVIDIA is working on for nForce based motherboards.  It's still early, and from talking to one of the developers, I understand that the interface will be changing considerably from what you see here.  But the important part is that it works, and it works well, and it works without needing a reboot, which is nice.

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