New P3 coming
Insanehardware takes a look at Intel's upcoming revision of the Pentium 3 chip (you heard that right), which is going to use a 0.13 micron process in copper, clock a bit faster and will offer support for a 200MHz FSB as well as DDR-SDRAM. The L2 cache has grown too, so this might in fact be a Pentium 4 killer, even if Intel would never admit that. You see, Apple has not remained the only company to keep working with older chips.
MacWEEK notes that Steve Jobs spoke to Mac Dealers during MWSF to tell them how bad the computer buying experience had gotten (worse than buying a car, according to Steve) and he sweared and used a couple of F words etc. In the end it looks like he's not happy with places like CompUSA and Circuit City etc at all. Things still speak in favor of an Apple owned retail chain, if you ask me.
Rumors indicate new iMacs
MacWEEK notes that everything seems set for a new series of iMacs to come to the market. Several dealers apparently confirmed that the current iMac line has gone EOL (end of life) and also the new 200$ rebate from Apple and all dealers speaks in favor of that. The new models are expected to include a speed bump (maybe even to G4) and to include CD-RW drives.
Quake 3 galore
MGL has a link and a comment to some intense Quake 3 benchmarking over at barefeats.com. They tested abotu every modern G4 with every modern graphics card there is at the moment. Nice, with a grain of salt as usual.
Talking about Q3A: IMG has a status update on the altivec-ed version of Q3A that is currently in the works.