Items tagged with scaling

The transistor is one of the most profound innovations in all of human existence. First discovered in 1947, it has scaled like no advance in human history; we can pack billions of transistors into complicated processors smaller than your thumbnail. After decades of innovation, however, the transistor has faltered. Clock speeds stalled in 2005 and the 20nm process node is set to be more expensive than the 28nm node was for the first time ever. Now, researchers at NASA believe they may have discovered a way to kickstart transistors again -- by using technology from the earliest days of computing: ... Read more...
While AMD just announced a whole new line of graphics cards, which generally results in system builders announcing new configuration options with the impending products inside, at least one boutique builder is going in another direction entirely--all the way in the other direction, actually. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski told us that the company is no longer offering AMD GPUs in its systems and will solely provide NVIDIA graphics options. His reasons were initially vague: “This decision was based on a combination of many factors including customer experiences, GPU performance/drivers/stability,... Read more...
The folks over at [H] have done some pretty extensive benchmarking with some of today's most popular games. Using various processors and video cards, they show you how different hardware scales in real-world gameplay(no 3DMark allowed). "What do different video cards and CPUs mean to gamers in World of Warcraft, F.E.A.R., Battlefield 2, and Call of Duty 2? We played all the games with 6 different CPUs and 4 different video cards to find out the difference in real-world gameplay."... Read more...
Heya folks! Well it's the start of a new week, and for those of you who are HL2 fans, Valve has mentioned there will be a surprise for the community released this week. CS:S updates? Team-Fortress 2? Releasing the shackles of Steam? Who knows, but I'm personally hoping it's something along the lines of an actual Multiplayer for HL2... CS:S is good and all, but I want to get some frags by shooting people in the face with a radiator using the gravity gun ;) Half Life 2 and CPU scaling @ amdzone "We are eager to test a wide range of MHz with game, and we decided to outfit our nForce 4 Ultra demo... Read more...
Good morning everyone, I hope you slept well :)  Things on the news front seem to be moving quite quickly this morning.  With some interesting reading from all walks of the hardware scene, there is surely something to satisfy everyone's hunger.  So, go grab a second cup of coffee, kick back and relax before you hit the cubical for the day.  Here is your AM shot... CPU Scaling ATIs and NVIDIAs Best @ HardOCP.com "Our CPU scaling experiences really helped us understand just how important the CPU is to having a great gaming experience. In real-world gaming situations with... Read more...