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Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:09 AM | Chuck Smith
PC Perspective takes a look at the upcoming release of the AGEIA PhysX physics processor add-in card. With claims of revolutionizing the way games are played, AGEIA has set a high bar they need to reach. In this preview we look at the hardware specifications as they are known today as well as what kind of work AGEIA has gone through thus far to get their software implemented in game engines.
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 10:02 AM | Ryan Shrout
I got a few video card reviews in my mail box this morning, and here they are in no particular order:
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 24, 2005 - 09:56 AM | Ryan Shrout
If for some reason you are interested in comparing the performance of integrated graphics solutions of ATI and Intel, now is your chance. Anandtech has the feature! ;)
These numbers serve to show that spending 50 to 75 USD on an add-in card can actually make the difference between a good gaming experience and a mediocre one.
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2005 - 09:54 AM | Ryan Shrout
It might sound odd coming from a reviewer, but I'd like to give this board a better score. I like the feature set, I like the price, and I like how Gigabyte is obviously t
Subject: Processors | May 24, 2005 - 09:52 AM | Ryan Shrout
Overclockers is claiming that the initial round of Venice overclocking results may have put too good of a picture on the Venice core. The results in our processor and overclocking forums seem to be pretty close what I saw initially though.
One characteristic of these chips is that they'll often do fine with default voltage or a smidgen above up to 2.5
Subject: Motherboards | May 24, 2005 - 09:49 AM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Asus is readying to see motherboard productions go even higher.
Asustek Computer yesterday broke ground for its new manufacturing site in Nanhui, Shanghai, with the plant set to be ready for volume production in the middle of 2006, according to the Chinese-language Commercial Times.
Subject: Memory | May 24, 2005 - 09:48 AM | Ryan Shrout
Kingston is taking out some rare Winbond B memory modules that run at super speeds (enthusiasts know what these are) and auctioning them off. Not to get the most they can for them, but to help out a charity organization. Stop by and see if you this memory might be worth it to you!
Here is your chance to get your hands on discontinued Kingston HyperX DDR400 KHX3200 modules while helping those in need.
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 09:22 PM | Joe White
SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced that Abhi Talwalkar, co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group, is leaving Intel to pursue another opportunity. Senior Vice President Pat Gelsinger, who was appointed co-general manager of the Digital Enterprise Group when it was formed in January, will assume sole responsibility for the group.
Subject: Storage | May 23, 2005 - 06:03 PM | Ryan Shrout
While at E3 I met up with the folks at Western Digital to discuss their future plans for the enthusiast market. They were obviously very happy about the success of the Raptor drive in the market and were looking on towards the next step in their high-RPM drives. Perhaps we'll see some higher capacities soon?
In other news that we can discuss, WD announced a 16MB cache part to compete against Maxtor's drives that have been out for a few months re
Subject: Graphics Cards | May 23, 2005 - 05:59 PM | Ryan Shrout
It looks like Microsoft has written a little article comparing the specs of the Xbox 360 against the Sony Playstation 3. Guess who came out on top? Take all this with a grain of salt...
We decided to put this Microsoft-provided information up undigested. Thus, enclosed is a Microsoft-made comparitive analysis. We have not altered, added, or tinkered with the data. We have not interpreted the specs. We have cut and pasted this information from the email into our site and formatted it.
Subject: Systems | May 23, 2005 - 05:55 PM | Ryan Shrout
Keith over at HardOCP has put together another HardOCP 1000 article that finds the best upgrades a user can get for a $1000 at Newegg.com.
After deciding on a CPU, we turned the next few hundred dollars of our money toward a motherboard. There are several boards on the market that could fill our needs for out-of-the-box usability, stability, and performance, but future upgradeability is also a top requirement for us. It is important to target purchases that maximize our investments.
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 05:51 PM | Ryan Shrout
If you want to see all of what happened at E3 this year, head on over to FileShack to see it all in video format. If you are a subscriber, then you can get all these files in HD format as well!
FileShack is proud to bring FileShack members E3 2005 coverage from the Expo in L.A.! FileShack is the only site in the world bringing you true High definition resolution videos from E3 so you can check out all the latest games in amazing high resolution.
Subject: Motherboards | May 23, 2005 - 05:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
The gang at Hexus.net has a review up of the MSI motherboard powered by the Intel Edition of the nForce4 SLI chipset.
The SLI performance problem that the likes of Dell would inevitably gloss over, but has been graphically (pun intended) shown on the previous few pages is squarely down to Pentium 4s' relatively weak gaming performance that's exhibited at lower resolutions and/or with games that rely on masses of subsystem grunt.
Subject: Editorial | May 23, 2005 - 05:43 PM | Ryan Shrout
I got back from E3 late last night, and unfortunately fell straight to sleep. There wasn't a lot of excitement going on there from a hardware point of view, especially with both the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 missing in action for playable demos. I am putting the finishing touches on an article I think you'll find very interesting, though it falls outside the boundes of what current technologies are out there. It should be up in the morning tomorrow.
I think I might have enough info on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 GPUs to get a short article comparing the
Subject: General Tech | May 23, 2005 - 01:00 PM | Joe White
Monaco -- May 20, 2005 --At the beginning of 2005, the FIA initiated a consultation on the future of Formula One. A timetable for the consultation has since been published with an open invitation to all of the stakeholders to participate.
The FIA has always considered the fans of Formula One to be an essential part of this process. As a result, the FIA, backed by Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., (NYSE: AMD) a global technology leader, is launching a new survey to gauge public opinion and to help shape the future of the sport.
Subject: Processors | May 23, 2005 - 08:50 AM | Chuck Smith
AMD announced the availability of the new Geode™ LX firstname.lastname@example.orgW Processor today. Hop on over to AMD and check out the press release!
Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. today announced availability of the AMD Geode™ LX email@example.comW processor,* enabling consumers to experience full-featured, desktop-style computing on a new generation of x86 architecture-based embedded and mobile devices.
Subject: Motherboards | May 22, 2005 - 09:51 AM | Chuck Smith
Here is a taste of what VIA will have to offer us in the SLI department. While the translation is a little shaky HKEPC has some early benchmarks to wet your whistle.
You can also discuss this in our forums VIA DualGFX SLi
Subject: General Tech | May 21, 2005 - 10:32 PM | Chuck Smith
Whether it's shooting demons, terrorists or spreadsheets you will feel right at home using the MonsterGecko PistolMouse FPS
MonsterGecko - an over-grown lizard or manufacturer of innovative Gaming Controllers? If you hazard a guess at the latter you'd be on the mark.
Subject: General Tech | May 20, 2005 - 04:40 PM | Joe White
SUNNYVALE, CALIF. -- May 20, 2005 --AMD (NYSE: AMD) and HP (NYSE: HPQ) (Nasdaq: HPQ) today announced a joint initiative to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation™ (LAF), a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with cancer live strong.
AMD and HP, working closely with the LAF, have developed the HP Special Edition L2000 Notebook PC, a one-of-a-kind consumer PC that bears the LIVESTRONG™ message and a reproduction of Lance Armstrong's autograph.
Subject: Motherboards | May 20, 2005 - 12:26 PM | Chuck Smith
Our own Jonathan Hung has put together a review of the EPoX EP-9NPA+ SLI nForce 4 SLI AMD Motherboard If you are planning to build a new SLI system you will want to look this one over.
The EPoX EP-9NPA+SLI is a very strong contender in the increasingly crowded SLI market. What sets this board apart from the rest is the great feature set and the cheaper price.