When is a Profit not a Profit?
AMD recently released their quarterly financial reports, and things were pretty stellar for the company as compared to previous performances. Questions were raised though about their competitiveness in the CPU market with Intel starting to churn out significant numbers of 32 nm parts. We look at their past performance, their current standing, and where they sit when looking towards the future.
About... Damn... Time
AMD has had a stranglehold on the DX11 market, but with Fermi NVIDIA has seemingly loosened the grip. Today's Dirt takes a look at what prices have done for the past 9 months, and what kind of chain reaction we expect to see this month.
Subject: Editorial | June 29, 2010 - 11:57 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in the 1950's Russell Kirsch was working as a scientist at the National Bureau of Standards and figured out a way to scan a picture of his infant son into the experimental computer (SEAC) that he was working with into a 176 by 176 grid of black and white squares. He now apologizes for that, as that action contributed to the birth of the square pixel we all know and try to antialias out of existence. He is now working with a technique to overlay a grid of 6 pixels a
A Summer Cruise Through Shaded and Tessellated Waters
The summer is about to heat up again in the graphics world, and we are taking the first step in letting you know where it is all heading. NVIDIA and AMD are both preparing major products, and we take a look behind the curtain as to why the GF100 is such a hot and hungry beast, and why the GF104 could be this generation's G92. Plus a quick look at what kind of changes to expect from AMD's Southern Islands.
Introduction to AV Receivers
In Part 2 of our Building a Home Theater series we will introduce you to the all-important AV Receiver (including how to assemble your own high-power receiver), and look at some of the various source components that feed signals into the AVR.Welcome to Part 2 in our series: Building a Home Theater! In this segment we will introduce you to the all-important AV Receiver (including how to build your own high-end/high-power receiver from off the shelf components), and look at some of the various source components (DVD players, etc) that feed signals into the AVR.
In Part 1 of our new Building a Home Theater series, we will introduce you to the basics of Home Theater and take a detailed look at some fundamental design goals, room layouts, and component placement options.
Subject: Editorial | December 31, 2009 - 08:46 PM | Ryan Shrout
The dog with the party hat on my calendar tells me that today is New Year's Eve...I had no idea. We have been working on SO much stuff since early December that the entirety of this holiday-laden finale to the year has simply soared by me. Testing for several articles coming up very quickly in the new year (2010, btw) is still being run a
Subject: Editorial | December 24, 2009 - 07:26 PM | Ryan Shrout
I apologize for the lack of news and updates this Thursday, but most of our staff is with, or on their way to, family and family events for the Christmas holiday. I have been busy in the house today testing some new hardware for post-New Years reviews and hardware launches while putting finishing touches on presents and goodies to spread around to our friends and relatives. I have also been making year-end donations to places like the SPCA and