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Introduction and the ASUS EN9600 Silent
Even with new GPUs from both AMD and NVIDIA the GeForce 9600 GT is very appealing. Price drops and a large variety of cards featuring passive coolers, overclocked cores and custom heatsinks have expanded the 9600GT market to offer someone for just about everyone. If you are looking for a new budget graphics card check out out roundup of options.
And I don't Mean "Cold"
With recent accusations of "They're cheating again", I decided to dig a bit further and talk to the a few of the players in the 3D graphics world. The results may not be surprising, but the journey certainly was interesting!
RV770 Makes its Debut
After several false alarms, the ACTUAL official launch of the HD 4800 series of GPUs from AMD is upon us! We tested both the HD 4870 and HD 4850 in single and multi-GPU modes for your viewing pleasure. Has AMD taken back the reins at $199 and $299?
What is it like to build a game using a real-time ray tracer? Ray tracing in games is a hot topic on the Internet, with industry veterans and graphics experts involved. IGAD students did it, and reflect on the development process.
NVIDIA Dumps on the Parade
Just because we hate our readers we have YET ANOTHER short graphics card review for your perusal. This time we have tossed the newly announced, but not yet available, GeForce 9800 GTX+ on the test bench and compared it to the announced, and maybe available, AMD Radeon HD 4850.
A Pleasant Surprise
AMD got caught with its hand in its own cookie jar - HD 4850s have already hit the street for sale so we are able to bring you a quick preview of the RV770 before its official launch date next week.
Introduction and Features
The Special Edition adds a mirror-finished stainless steel front and side panels along with a custom black interior and snake light to Antec’s popular P182 enclosure. Does that help it stand the test of time for one of Antec's original classics?
NVIDIA GT200 Architecture
Part 1 of our 2-part story on the release of the NVIDIA GT200 GPU starts where you would think it would - architecture analysis and then some heavy hitting game play testing. Do the GTX 280 1GB and GTX 260 896MB cards stand up well to existing competition like the 9800 GX2 and 3870 X2?
GPU Computing and the GTX 280
With the release of the GTX 200 series of cards, NVIDIA is making a strong push into the brave, new world of stream processing/GPU computing. I take a look at how the GTX 280 performs with two upcoming applications which leverage the power of the new architecture into applications which could effect a user's daily life (or death).
Specifications and Design
CradlePoint is offering up a unique broadband router that supports cellular broadband cards as well as standard cable/DSL connections. You can use either USB or Express Card modems from Sprint, Verizon, ATT and others with this unique, business-oriented device.
Computex is over, but our coverage continues. This time we'll take a look at how the world of cases, power supplies and cooling are changing this year with new products from ASUS, Thermaltake, Cooler Master, Silverstone and more.
One more thing...
AMD just announced that they are working with Havok on physics acceleration, but probably not how you thought. Nope, nothing about GPUs and Havok working together again, it seems that ship has sailed. But did you know that Havok's APIs work with CPUs too??
ASUS Paves the Way
Computex was all a-flutter with stories about tiny notebooks dubbed mini-notes. You may have seen the most popular one before: the ASUS Eee PC. In this article we look at new mini-notes as well as interesting standard notebooks from ASUS and others.
New Nano Performance Information
VIA and NVIDIA announced a commitment to work together on creating a platform that will compete against the Intel Atom processor that combines VIA's Nano CPU and NVIDIA's discrete GPUs. Can this partnership hold of Intel's assault into mini-ITX?
Nehalem Motherboards Appear
Want to see what the future of Intel motherboards looks like? We have gathered some pictures of the first set of Nehalem platform system boards for your perusal. See bow three-channel memory and quad PCIe slots will look in your box next year.
When it rains, it pours
ASUS has made a name for itself with everyday consumers with the Eee PC line of mini-notebooks. Now that competition is circling in from just about everyone else in the industry, ASUS is updating their product line with two new models.
Its not X86, but who cares?
NVIDIA is releasing its new "system on a chip" product which promises to bring industry leading visual performance to handheld and mobile internet devices. Utilizing an Arm 11 processor to power the chip, NVIDIA has added a fully functional graphics part with 3D and video encode/decode functionality. The combination is one that NVIDIA hopes will lead the mobile revolution once 3G hits the streets en masse.
While much has been made of Phenom's lack of performance when compared to the Intel Core 2 based products, I was curious how much faster the Phenom was than the older Athlon X2. It turns out that AMD had been quite busy under the hood, and the results were more impressive than I had originally expected.
Isaiah Turns to Nano
VIA's Isaiah processor architecture has been getting a lot of attention for being a strong competitor to Intel's Atom line of processors for the ULV CPU segment. Today VIA is officially unveiling the new Nano Processor line for mainstream desktops, notebooks and mini-notes (to name a few) and the specifications look impressive.
Specifications and Features
The VIA NanoBook was the precursor to the ASUS Eee PC but never caught on like VIA had hoped. This time they are back with a new platform, the OpenBook, that offers up features like WiMAX, HSDPA and W-CDMA 3G support, a standard 2.5" hard drive in a new sexy package.