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Report: Live From The AMD Tech Tour

Report: Live From The AMD Tech Tour - PCSTATS
Abstract: The purpose of the Tech Tour is to promote AMD products to resellers, and inform them of upcoming advancements & technologies.
Filed under: Tradeshows / Events Published:  Author: 
External Mfg. Website: AMD Jun 14 2002   C. Sun  
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Report: Live From The AMD Tech Tour

AMD's Tech Tour is a special event which has been travelling around North American cities for the last few months. The purpose of the Tech Tour is to promote AMD products to resellers, and inform them of upcoming advancements & technologies - like the K8 for instance. The AMD Tech Tour also features a lot of information from vendor partners (video card, motherboard, etc.) and even though we would all like to attend, it is closed to the public.

Upon registering at the Toronto Convention Center we were given a really cool glowing pen and a care package from AMD. Inside it contained an AMD Tech Tour T-Shirt, a very neat looking AMD notepad and some other informational papers. Once we got inside the main hall, there was a full snack table, beverages (non alcoholic) and a very awesome looking dual MP1800+ Koolance system. Looking inside the Koolance through a case window it very neat to see the water boil and bubble in the transparent water block.


Off to one side was a room was where the manufacturer/distributors showed off their wares. The first booth we hit was nVidia's. On display was a MSI based nForce system with a GeForce4 Ti4600. The system was showing off the wolf man demo on dual displays and the crowd loved it.

Gigabyte had on display some KT333 based motherboards as well as their line of Radeon 8500 products. Next up was Soyo and their cool looking Dragon motherboards. They had the KT333 Dragon Ultra (Platinum and Black) as well as their KT333 Dragon Lite.

Epox had a dual AMD 760MPX motherboard as well as their KT333 based boards out. PowerColor had a whole bunch of empty boxes showing their Radeon 8500 line of videocards.... and Matrox was on hand with their Parhelia-512 but it wasn't doing anything. Talking to the Matrox rep, I was told that they'd been having a few problems with their early beta videoboards, but was assured that Matrox was well on its way to solving them.

Asus had their A7V333, A7M266-D and the ever wicked looking V8460 Deluxe mainboards on display. The V8460 motherboard has some very pretty copper heatsinks and made me want to run out and buy my own! Abit showed off their AT7 MAX as well as their KX7-333.

The Tech Tour Seminars

The Seminar AMD put on covered a lot of topics, both about mobile and desktop chips, and also some info on upcoming processors. Vendors too, had the chance to show off their roadmaps and finer products...

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Contents of Article: AMD
 Pg 1.  — Report: Live From The AMD Tech Tour
 Pg 2.  Tech Tour Seminars: AMD Hammer, VIA, MSI, nVidia
 Pg 3.  Hammer x86-64 & a Few Final Words

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