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Introduction and AGEIA
GDC 2006 was full of even more discussion about gaming physics and we have some videos of the demonstrations from both ATI and NVIDIA. Read this summary of the show for all latest information.
One Final Voice
ATI puts in the final word at GDC with their take on the physics processing on GPUs. They offer a great upgrade path in their outlook on physics as well as possible performance benefits over the competition.
All We Can Say
Even though we don't have samples of either of these cards, we went ahead and summarized all the information provided by NVIDIA on these newly announced cards for you here.
Introduction and Definitions
AGEIA is officially launching the PhysX PPU this evening at the Game Developers Conference that starts tomorrow. We have new details on the architecture as well as upcoming games that support it. Oh, and Alienware has some systems you can buy today.
NVIDIA and Havok in Bed
NVIDIA is partnering with Havok, arguably the most successful physics engine API for software development, to bring physics processing acceleration to NVIDIA GPUs. Does this spell the end for AGEIA?
The Cooler Master Praetorian 730 enclosure is an all aluminum mid-tower case that features excellent case cooling, a removable motherboard tray, blue LED fans, and plenty of style.
Introduction & Specifications
At a glance the Gigabyte GA-G1975X has all the markings of a great enthusiast motherboard. But does its ability to overclock well make up for its design flaws?
Every detail is covered from motherboard cooling, installation, to audio performance.
Introduction and Specifications
Silverstone has a very nice looking SFF case that might fit in more with your HTPC needs than you might think. This stylish case is not only nice to look at, but is functional as well.
A Sneak Peak and Test Configuration
Intel let us play around with an early Conroe desktop CPU sample and we put it through some gaming and media encoding benchmarks. The results are more than impressive.
The 7900 GTX and 7900 GT
NVIDIA releases a wave of 90nm GPUs on the market today that feature a flagship powerhouse, an enthusiast jewel and a mid-range card that might make you replace that 6600 GT finally!
Quad SLI Comes to Life
Not only does NVIDIA announce a new series of GPUs dubbed the 7900 and 7600, we also have the official unveiling of Quad SLI and Notebook SLI in limited form. You can't quite get it yet, but soon...
Intel pretty divulged all today to the media at IDF about the new Core architecture that is going to be the fuel in Conroe's fire. Come read all about the new technology and how Intel's says they'll finally regain the performance crown.
Intel's New Core Micro Architectgure
Intel was open as always about their plans for the future of their processor line up and gave us a sneak peak at the Merom and Conroe, the future of desktop and mobile.
Why PCI Express Bandwidth Matters
With the launch of the XPress 3200, ATI raised questions about the efficiency of NVIDIA's dual chip SLI X16 soluiton and we set to out answer them as best we could.
Introduction to the Radeon XPress 3200
ATI is announcing the new Radeon XPress 3200 chipset today and we have all the details including 40 lanes of PCI Express on the north bridge and extreme overclocking potentional.
Introduction & Specs
We take a look at two DDR2 offerings from Corsair. The overclocking results are surprising which bodes well for Corsair's current DDR2 line-up.
Introduction and Features
The Nautilus500 is designed to provide high performance cooling with easy installation and combines features from both the original HydroCool200 and the more recent Corsair COOL water cooling kits.
Introduction and X1900 AIW Specs
ATI's recent X1900 product launch mentioned the X1900 All-in-Wonder as one of the four cards to be made available. We finally got our hands on one to play with and we put it through some gaming tests, as well as video tests and look at how the AIW applications work.
The BFG 600W power supply is targeted towards gamers and power users who want a high output power supply that is SLI Ready and backed by a lifetime warranty.
Introduction and Specifications
Lian Li is bringing a new addition to their popular V-series of cases to the US in a much smaller form factor. Will the V600 complement your next system?
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