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Subject: General Tech | September 25, 2009 - 12:15 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Protecting your investments is a good idea in business as well as in your personal life, which was what likely prompted nVIDIA to have their latest graphics card driver disable PhysX in a system with non-nVIDIA cards in it. A sub-set of those gamers who do use PhsyX utilize an AMD card for their graphics with an nVIDIA card to handle the PhysX processing but apparently using the 186 driver version will disable GPU PhsyX processing. PhysX has not had much success penetrating the market, those few games that utilize it do not really gain any benefits from PhsyX apart from a few visua
Subject: General Tech | September 24, 2009 - 04:21 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
They need a small mouse.
So OCZ, makers of fine mice and occasionally RAM, has developed a mouse that is the Danny DeVito to the Behemoth's Ahnuld. The Eclipse does not have quite the DPI resolution of its larger twin but that didn't detract from the quality of the mouse, Hardware Secrets still found it quite usable. They did discover one or two problems mixed in with the good features so do check out their review before you buy one.
Subject: General Tech | September 24, 2009 - 04:07 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 24, 2009 – Intel Corporation today unveiled the Intel Atom processor CE4100, the newest System-on-Chip (SoC) in a family of media processors designed to bring Internet content and services to digital TVs, DVD players and advanced set-top boxes.
Subject: Systems | September 24, 2009 - 02:09 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The Tech Report has revisited their line up of recommended system builds, thanks to the new season's processors. AMD still rules their Econobox, with the highly overclockable
Phenom II X3 720 BE and the HD4850. The Utility Player gets an update with a nice Lynnfield processor on a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD3R while the Sweeter Spots uses a Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P and a faster Lynnfield CPU. The Double Stuff system is of course the most impressive build, 12GB of DDR3-1600 along with a few other twinned components will
Subject: Cases and Cooling | September 24, 2009 - 01:49 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The first time that [H]ard|OCP reviewed the 850W Thermaltake Toughpower XT they were not terribly impressed with the stability of the voltages it provided. They noticed fluctuations that hit the very limit of the ATX 12v specs, A problem most other PSUs in that class do not have. Thermaltake have since cleaned up their ripples and have released a new revision
Subject: General Tech | September 24, 2009 - 12:12 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD may have scooped Intel, both in terms of the single GPU performance crown but also successfully dragging attention away from the Intel Developers Forum. If your attention did wander and you missed some of the news coming out of the IDF then The Hardware Zone has you covered. They have pictures of Paul Otellini waving around a 22nm wafer showing off the future of Intel's chip production, which yo
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 24, 2009 - 11:34 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[City of Industry, CA] As top computer gamers are demanding only the very best hardware, all manufacturers in the industry are constantly striving for the efficiency and performance to fulfill these needs. In order to adequately cater to these ever increasing performance demands, MSI - the leading graphics cards and mainboard manufacturer - has joined forces with the renowned graphics chip manufacturer AMD and today officially launched the next generation MSI R5800 series graphics cards.
Subject: Motherboards | September 23, 2009 - 05:54 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
[City of Industry, CA] World-leading graphics card and mainboard manufacturer, MSI, has announced a technology partnership with LucidLogix at IDF to expand its high-end product line design to deliver a more advanced gaming experience for enthusiasts.
Through the formation of this technology partnership, MSI and LucidLogix demonstrate how inventive collaboration can extend capabilities and create product innovation. The all-new premium line is inspired by the “Big Bang” in astronomy, and is dedicated to unique innovation.
Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2009 - 05:51 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Halo 3:ODST is here to the great rejoicing of casual gamers who know no better. As Ars Technica is quick to point out, this $60 game was originally planned as an expansion pack and it seems that they delivered exactly that. If wandering around the mostly empty streets of New Mombasa looking for clues and audio cues with occasional fighting is your idea of a great time then head out and buy it. You won't have to invest much time as it will probably take
Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2009 - 03:38 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taken straight from the horses mouth, Intel's plans to dominate the mobile computing market have taken a huge step forward at the IDF today. Clarksfield has arrived and the three processors available offer the power of the Core i7 architecture in a mobile form. Legit Reviews were gifted with a Clevo W870CU Whitebook powered by an Intel Core i7-920XM clocked between 2-3.2GHz depending on the current processing load. The heatsinks inside are very impressive, not just to cool the CPU there is also a GeFor
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:43 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Taipei, Taiwan, September 23, 2009 – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co., Ltd., a
leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards today is pleased to
launch the latest addition to its selection of premium graphics cards.GIGABYTE's GV-R587D5-1GD-B and GV-R585D5-1GD-B are built using ATI RadeonTM
HD 5800 Series GPUs which are based on 40nm process and advanced
GDDR5 memory technology.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 02:41 PM | Ryan Shrout
Earlier today Caustic Graphics passed us this new video that demonstrates its hardware and software combination running a real-time global illumination demo inside of 3dsMax.
Subject: Mobile | September 23, 2009 - 02:03 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:57 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
AMD is once again at the top of the silicon hill with the release of the fully DX11 compliant HD5870; yours for only $379! This single GPU card does more than just beat the GTX285 at the same price point, it can use EyeFinity! This will let you turn three LCD monitors into one virtual monitor with an odd resolution, for
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 23, 2009 - 01:49 PM | Ryan Shrout
While Larrabee information is still incredibly sparse just months from 2010 (the still purported release date of Larrabee), during Renee James' keynote today she demonstrated a couple of new examples of Larrabee at work.
Subject: General Tech | September 23, 2009 - 11:53 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
The one theme that Ars Technica has taken away from the IDF is that Intel has some serious plans for the PC industry. From the dozen low power, low heat system on a chip projects that are currently on the go to a Moblin based mobile internet device doing a clever imitation of a phone, Intel is spreading its sites to new areas that they have been weak in previously. That is not all, on the application side they are working on a new UI for Atom based netbooks as well as support to develop apps for the netbook.
Subject: Graphics Cards | September 22, 2009 - 07:15 PM | Ryan Shrout
I know that a lot of you are very eager to get all the information you can about AMD's upcoming graphics card as well as the AMD Eyefinity multi-monitor gaming technology. Well as I was sitting here this evening, I decided to share some of the videos I had been creating for our upcoming review since they are no longer under NDA.
Subject: General Tech | September 22, 2009 - 04:09 PM | Ryan Shrout
We are here at the Intel Developer Forum and are ready for the second keynote of the day from Sean Maloney. We are hearing this one will have the first public showing of Larrabee, Intel's upcoming discrete graphics technology!!! Stay tuned!
UPDATE: There wasn't much new information from Maloney and Baker on Larrabee, though they did indeed demonstrate it working for the first time.
Subject: Motherboards | September 22, 2009 - 03:50 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
You can catch a review of two P55 based motherboards, the $150 Asus P7P55D and the $170 Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P over at The Tech Report. The capabilities and
the two boards are very similar, with the Gigabyte having a bit of an advantage in its onboard audio, the real difference shines ou
Subject: Processors | September 22, 2009 - 02:28 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
INTEL DEVELOPER FORUM, San Francisco, Sept. 22, 2009 – Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini today displayed a silicon wafer containing the world's first working chips built on 22nm process technology. The 22nm test circuits include both SRAM memory as well as logic circuits to be used in future Intel microprocessors.
"At Intel, Moore's Law is alive and thriving," said Otellini.