Subject: General Tech | March 26, 2007 - 11:40 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
X-bit Labs chats with John Byrne of the AMD Graphics Product Group, as in the old ATI. They talk about being king of the mid-range graphics cards, and the difficulty they've had overcoming the new nVidia series. They also discuss the new GPU series soon to hit the market, DX10 and General Purpose GPUs. Drop by to get to know this new part of AMD a little better.
Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2007 - 06:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Some of our more perceptive members may have noticed avatars springing up in the forums beside the names of our mods, admin and staff. Every member is invited to join in the fun, just head to your User CP, double check that avatars are turned on under your options, and then go to edit avatar and either link to an online one, or upload one from your own computer. Keep
Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2007 - 12:04 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Gamepyre has been spending some time in the Jade Empire, a game originally for the Xbox that has been ported to PC. There are several different styles of character to choose from, allowing you the ability to replay the game and still get some enjoyment out of it. They found it better than your average ported game, so head over and see what you think.
Subject: General Tech | March 23, 2007 - 11:47 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AnandTech has cut open a brand new Apple TV with only their fingernails and a Torx bit. Get a good peek at the hard drive, motherboard, wireless card and other goodies they've hidden under the hood.
The newest iteration of BigFoot Networks' Killer NIC card is the K1. It offers the same gaming network performance enhancements as well as support for the intriguing FNApps feature. But is the price low enough for gamers to upgrade to this new network card?
Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2007 - 03:00 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 — Intel Corporation will make managing business PC networks less costly and simpler by aligning IntelÂ® vPro™ technology with the newly released versions of Microsoft* System Center* management solutions and incorporating new PC management standards.
Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2007 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Back in the days when Cyrix and Wang were big names, and it was uphill to the store both ways, and snow was up to the tops of street signs, a new chip appeared that made a huge difference. The original Pentium was a huge step up from the past series, and really pushed a lot of power for it's time. Of course, the introduction of a math co-processor was both a good and a bad thing.
Subject: General Tech | March 22, 2007 - 11:35 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AUSTIN, Texas — March 14, 2007 — Bigfoot Networks, Inc., a research and development company, today introduced FN Torrent, a hardware offloaded peer-to-peer file sharing application that allows users to download files with zero impact to CPU utilization. With FN Torrent, gamers have the power to download the torrents they want without impacting their online game play.
Subject: General Tech | March 21, 2007 - 02:18 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 19, 2007 — Intel Corporation announced today that it has released a new implementation guide, developed in conjunction with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), that helps PC manufacturers and system integrators deliver ENERGY STAR*-qualified PCs based on Intel microprocessors and other system components.
Subject: General Tech | March 21, 2007 - 12:23 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You probably haven't heard of Infernal, created by a company called Metropolis Software. DriverHeaven certainly hadn't before they wrote this review. It is billed as an HD game, and it's screenshots are certainly good looking. It fully supports Vista, as well as Ageia PPUs to give you a very interesting gaming experience as you make your way through the story as a fallen angel. The biggest drawback to the game, apart from it's obscurity, is how short it is. Hopefully this engine will spawn more game