xlr8yourmac has various news on hard and software, as always.
MacGameGate has shut its doors after roughly 6 years of being online, according to themselves. They're working on something new now, but it will be swedish only it seems. After finding not updating for about a week, I expected something like this. Too bad.
Glaze3D in 2001?
Shugashack notes that Bitboys Oy, infamous for their Glaze3D card and Quake 3 at 300fps (not proved), are delayed again, now touting to release en even better card sometime in 2001 to deliver "a truly amazing" product. Well, either they swim in money or they'll be blank by the time the card should be out. Better don't hope too much.
More space on less space
the register notes that some team in the US Navy has managed to create a new kind of solidstate memory that can hold up to 50GB per square inch. The combo between HD and Flashcard is not quite ready yet though.
Infineon, VIA and Samsung
the register notes that the above 3 companies have started producing, or rather sampling, the first DDR memory modules. Of course for use in Computers now, not only graphics cards.
Big news from Intel
the register summarizes a large PDF from Intel, talking about their future products. Most importantly those are McKinley and Itanium, both obviously very promising processors with all new motherboards and hundreds of new interfaces, slots, nuts and bolts. It's a huge ass read, but if you're interested in it, you really should read it.
News from Apple
MacWEEK notes that Apple will soon be delivering G4 systems with hardware from Matrox and Pinnacle Systems for high end video editing. They have also bought up Astarte's DVD authoring software. The return of the AV Mac, I'd say. Cool.
Celery 2 overclocking
FiringSquad has gotten their hand one some of the first Celeron 2 chips (based on the Coppermine core). They were able to overclock the babes from 566/66 to 901/106 MHz and performance is well over a normal P3 650 CuMine. Looks like some more overclocking will heat the net in the next few weeks.
MOSR notes that they expect Apple to ship 600MHz G3 and G4 systems (iMacs, PowerMacs) by MacWorld New York (MWNY) and that they expect the first 650MHz G4e chips to hit the road in late August, increasing yields a lot. However, I must say that I don't think we'll see any G4e before September or October.