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If you've spotted any of the newest Microsoft television spots, you may have picked up on something. The company has been pushing a single Windows for your entire life, and while that's a good catch-phrase, it's not really applicable given today's state of Windows. There's Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows Phone. Yes, there is interoperability, but it's not perfectly seamless. Evidently, Microsoft is pushing for that to change in the near future. A new ZDNet report suggests that Microsoft's next project is codenamed "Threshold," which could hit the public in Spring of 2015. It will likely be... Read more...
A few years ago, "the cloud" was only known within nerdy enterprise circles. Now, it's showing up in Microsoft's Windows 7 ads. It's pretty clear that we're transitioning to a world where always-on connectivity will be essential, and with the cloud playing an ever more important role in our digital lives, the IEEE is stepping in to launch a new Cloud Computing Initiative. Reportedly, this new endevour is designed to serve as the catalyst for innovation in the cloud computing arena, it is the first broad-scope, forward-looking cloud computing initiative to be put forth by a global standards development... Read more...
AMD will be posting a brand new set of ATI Catalyst drivers to their website shortly that will feature a number of changes and enhancements for Radeon users. The first tid-bit of news is that the ATI Catalyst v9.7 driver package will be AMD’s first official Windows 7 / Windows Vista Unified WHQL-certified driver for the Windows 7 RTM edition.In addition to being unified, these new drivers should also offer increased performance to Windows 7 users. Due to enhancements in Windows 7's memory management scheme and the ATI Catalyst drivers themselves, AMD reports that users can expect to see performance... Read more...
A couple of weeks ago at an Editor's Day event at their headquarters in Santa Clara, California, NVIDIA proclaimed that they planned to "redefine reality" with their self-branded ultimate gaming platform. The products in the spotlight throughout the event were the new nForce 680i SLI chipset, the upcoming 680a SLI, and a new family of graphics cards built around the company's forthcoming DX10 capable G80 GPU. The G80 at the heart of what became known as the GeForce 8800 GTX and 8800 GTS represented a complete shift in NVIDIA's GPU architecture. NVIDIA's... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that Microsoft will not be making Unified Shaders a strict requirement in order to have complete DirectX10 support. With NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU rumored to have its Vertex, Pixel, and Geometry Shaders still somewhat segmented into different parts this is certainly a sigh of relief for the gang in Santa Clara. The choice to refrain from a truly unified shader architecture could very well mean some healthy gains in current DirectX9 games as well though we obviously will need to wait to get our hands on the card before we make any conclusions. One thing is certain... Read more...
Fuad from The Inquirer is reporting that NVIDIA's upcoming G80 GPU will be DX10 compliant, but that it won't feature a unified shader architecture. Rumor has is ATI's R600 GPU will be a unified architecture, however, leveraging technology introduced from the chip used in the XBox360. Details about either GPU at this point in time should be taken with a grain of salt.  Regardless, it's always fun to speculate and get a hint at what today's graphic's giants are working on. "AS we understand it, if a Nvidia DX10 chip ends up with 32 pixel-Shaders, the same chip will have... Read more...
Intel(R) CoreTM2 Duo Processor Unified Brand Name For Upcoming PC, Laptop Processors New Brand, Common Microarchitecture Will Make it Easier for Computer Buyers to Choose a Great Computer; Developers to Design Software SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 8, 2006 - The Intel(R) CoreTM2 Duo processor is the new brand for Intel Corporation's upcoming powerful and more energy-efficient processor families for desktop and laptop computers that will arrive in the third quarter, the company announced today. Formerly codenamed Conroe and Merom, the Intel Core2 Duo processors for desktop and notebooks PCs respectively... Read more...