9.0.2 fixes things
xlr8yourmac.com has gotten word from a reader that after installing Mac OS 9.0.2 on an iMac DV SE, the infamous DVD-out-of-sync problem dissappeared and network performance also seems to be faster. Yet, you can only get 9.0.2 with a new Mac so far, but once the 9.0.3 release is also finished, there might be an update from Apple or so. OpenGL is also 1.1.3 under 9.0.2, wonder what it actually does.
Shugashack has dug a few more details on the release of the first VSA-100 board. According to 3dfx they are still expecting an April release, worldwide, I guess. 3dfx also seems to have had
the register notes that USB 2.0 still hasn't been finalized and that companies may have to wait another 2-3 months to start developping the first systems with USB 2.0 support (Peripherals and PCs). After all Intel had talked a lot about USB 2.0 at IDF.
820? No thanx...
the register also notes that maufacturers at CeBit rarely show any motherboards based on Intel's 820 chipset. After all the bugs, delays and other issues, distributors seem to prefer VIA's KX133 chipset for their mainboards. Poor Intel:)
Mac3dfx has some news on Mac specific VSA-100 SKUs. 3dfx is cautious with any announcements, but if you ask me, things seem tobe on track.
New ATI card
We've gotten word from a reader that ATI will be releasing it's successor to the Rage 128 chipset (Rage 128, Orion, Nexus, 128 Pro, Fury, Fury MAXX etc) ahead of schedule. The specs sound promising. Check out Gamegear tomorrow for more on that. Gamegear