Items tagged with Beta

ATi has released a beta Cat 6.3 driver with the "Chuck" patch to allow High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR) and Anti-Aliasing (AA) to be enabled in Oblivion at the same time. HDR with AA was only previously available on Xbox 360, and is now possible on the PC platform with ATi cards. Crossfire support was also added in this patch, with boosts up to 80% in performance. The lucky ATi owners can grab the patch here. It's called the "Chuck patch" in honor of our guy that found a way of enabling this functionality. Of course the reason why this is so important is Oblivion is one of the best looking games available in the market. Enabling High Dynamic Range and Anti Aliasing effects make this... Read more...
Earlier today, Nvidia released their Forceware 84.25 beta drivers, which are supposed to improve performance in the new Elder Scrolls game. I've had a few minutes to test them out, and while it's not a dramatic increase for me, they do seem to help a little. With Indoor environments, there's hardly a noticeable difference, but the outside world seems to run a bit smoother. Here's hoping it's just the first of many improvements to the game. ... Read more...
ATI and Nvidia have released drivers for their respective products this week. Both drivers claim performance improvements, and various fixes, so make sure to grab them when possible. Click Here to download ATI's Catalyst 6.3, and Click Here to download the BETA ForceWare 84.20 drivers.... Read more...
NVIDIA has just posted a set of Beta display drivers that enables a host of performance and functionality enhancements with the highlight being full H.264 support. Should you be looking for the fastest framerate in games or aiming to create a multimedia powerhouse do youself a favor and give these Beta drivers a shot. ... Read more...
X-Mas is 21 days away, and I still haven't done any shopping. Given I only have a few people to get things for, it's always good to get it done early. It's another odd winter in my neck of the woods... four days into December, and there's no snow on the ground, when last year we had plenty. That's New-England weather I guess :) Diamondback Precision Gaming Mouse reviewed @ hi-techreviews.com "The Razer Diamondback is the world's first optical mouse with a precision of 1600 dots-per-inch (dpi), this is roughly 400 dpi more than the closet competitor. When combine with Razer's highly tunable software you end up with a mouse that is ideal for gaming, photo manipulation, or just surfing the... Read more...
  asetek's ChillControl Windows beta An exclusive look at asetek's latest efforts Written by: Robert Maloney October 12, 2003 A first look at asetek's Windows-based ChillControl The best just got better As we alluded to in our review on the Vapochill XE Cooling Unit review, asetek has been working on a Windows-based version of their ChillControl software.  In the past, making modifications to the cooling system required connecting a cable from the ChillControl unit to an available COM port, and then booting from diskette into a DOS-based version of the software.  While not elegant, it still was an easy enough process to change the settings, although it required restarting the system... Read more...
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