xlr8yourmac has quite a lot of interesting news for you: IBM is about to ship their new 60GXP IDE HDs that are most certainly going to beat the 75GXP series in every aspect. Radeon PCI cards are still on track, according to ATI and first results of 3dfx's new drivers have shown tremendous performance increases over the last versions. A Mac version is absolutely feasible too! The new technology is called Hidden Surface Removal (HSR) and works similar to ATI's Hyper-Z technology.FiringSquad also took a look at the drivers and tells you how (if you have a PC)
Then there are also a few notes on MWSF, what might come and what might not, as well as a correction for the term "UMA-2". Obviously the correct term is "Core99". Check it out for the rest.
Purer silicon to aid CPUs?
the register notes that AMD may be taking advantage of a recently discovered technology that can purify silicon down to only 1 isotope, instead of 3, giving it better conductivity performance than regular silicon used in today's chips. This might help AMD to produce a 1.7GHz Athlon without having it burn out because of the heat produced.
MacWEEK notes that the Cube G4s might get cpu and other upgrade cards from developers once enough have been sold to justify the extra development costs and takes a look the the upcoming feature of OLED displays (Organic Light Emitting Device). These are the thingies that will enable flexible, ultra cheap and ultra thin displays for anything from a digital camera to a full sized screen.
MOSR has new rumors on AIM's CPU dilemma. They say Apple may consider leaving AIM and start building their own PPC designs with their own R&D team. Of course they also say that would be the ultimate reaction to Motorola's 16 month failure.
SharkyGames takes a first look at Nintendo's upcoming GameCube console (using a PPC chip, doodes!). Check out what they think it's going to be.