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Many companies and haven risen to challenge the almighty sound-card maker that we all know as Creative Labs. Sadly, not too many of them have success that lasts more than a generation or so. So who is next and how long will they last? Well the who is ASUS. How long, might be up to debate, but ASUS is a company that has plenty of other business to fall back on while they get their sound card business on its feet. "It seems that ASUS has decided to enter into the audio segment with their latest Xonar D2 and D2K sound cards. The difference between Xonar D2 and D2K is the interface where D2 is on PCI and D2K is on PCI Express x1. We aren't sure what sound chips are on those cards at this point of... Read more...
Corsair Enhances SD Family with New 4GB SDHC Card -- The new high capacity SDHC cards are designed for the latest generation of digital cameras and camcorders for maximum storage -- Fremont, CA (February 20, 2007) - Corsair, a worldwide leader in high performance computer products, today expanded its Secure Digital (SDTM) card family with the new 4GB SD High Capacity (SDHCTM) cards. Based on the SD Association 2.0 specification and tested to be fully compliant with SDHC host devices, each Corsair 4GB SDHC card blends Class 2 performance and high capacity to offer expanded storage for rich digital media. The SDHC form factor addresses the growing usage of larger capacities supported by high performance... Read more...
Blu Ray has been doing well for itself in 2007 but a new feature from the HD DVD camp may make all the difference. 3X DVD, a DVD format only available on HD DVD players, can shrink HD DVD content by either using new encoders such as MPEG-4 and VC1 or, by lowering the resolution to something like 720p to make HD content fit on a standard 9.4 GB DVD disc. As a result, if 3X DVD technology takes off, HD content could be put onto existing DVD discs and provide manufacturers a way to sell more affordable HDTV content. The 3X DVD spec takes that a step further, while it's a... Read more...
It looks like the guys over at Arctic Cooling have come up with a new passive cooling solution for some of the beefier graphics cards out on the market right now. Its always great to see new innovations in cooling whether it be for processors, graphics cards, or what ever, especially if it can help keep my rig from sounding like a Boeing 747 during take-off. Take a look at what The Inquirer has to say about the new Accelero S1. If you like quiet high-end cooling systems, Arctic has something for you. These guys are long time in the industry and have been developing coolers for HIS and PowerColor cards. Now the firm has its attentions to high-end cards. The Accelero S1 sports four... Read more...
People like to complain about PayPal and other online payment methods. People also like to complain about Bill Gates. But they will build a shrine to the guy if he manages to slash credit card fees by pioneering micropayments on the web. Because he's not gunning just to make PayPal obsolete; he's going for the big dogs, too: MasterCard and Visa. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Bill Gates indicated that Microsoft was looking into finding a way to make so-called micropayments a reality online. And to make it a reality, Gates noted that traditional credit card fees would need to be undercut, and severely. See,... Read more...
There is an interesting story on-line over at informit.com. A few years ago they bought some used hard drives on eBay, and explained in an article how much private data they were able to retrieve.  They've taken the same premise this time around but have applied it to memory cards. "Have you ever taken an embarrassing or exposing picture with your digital camera, but then immediately deleted it from the camera before anyone had a chance to see it? Well, we've got some news for you... that picture may still exist - and we might just have it!" Excuse me for a moment, while I go run my... Read more...
DigiTimes is reporting that the impending release of Windows Vista has some motherboard and video card manufacturers worried that their excess inventory of low-end products that don't support Vista will be completely devalued. "With Windows Vista up and coming, makers of motherboards and VGA cards are now worried they will incur losses from their inventory of low-end products that do support Microsoft's new operating system (OS), according to industry sources. The makers are now raising the proportion of shipments to emerging markets and government purchases, worrying that if they are unable to clear their inventories of such low-end non-Vista-supporting motherboards and graphics cards, prices... Read more...
Press Release: Transcend Announces its Ultra-Speed 4GB SDHC (class 6) Card Taipei-Transcend Information, Inc., a world leader in flash memory cards, is very proud to announce its 4GB high-speed SD High Capacity (SDHC) Class 6 card. The SDHC is the new generation of SD cards (Version 2.0) that, formatted in FAT32, can reach up to an enormous 32GB capacity. Transcend's SDHC card (Class 6) features high data transfer speeds and can fulfill the high-capacity demand of the new SDHC devices such as Casio Exilim Z1000/Z600/S600 cameras, Panasonic DMC-L1 camera, and Panasonic SDR-S200 Digital Video Camera. Now you can enjoy a high-quality digital life and store all of your MP3 music files, high-resolution... Read more...
Fudo over at The Inquirer reports that AGEIA's latest drivers have been found to reference system configurations which utilize multiple PhysX discrete physics cards. A key aspect of the driver called the Hardware Scene Manager (HSM) now uses compartments allowing for the presence of multiple PhysX cards. On the surface, it sounds as though Physics is following Graphics as we "could" have a scenario much like SLI and Crossfire where multiple cards can be used to increase performance. However, looking at the lack of any physics-rich titles at this time it is hard enough to justify the use of a single PhysX card let alone multiple cards. Hopefully, developers will begin to... Read more...
There has been a lot of talk within the industry of consolidation as of late. AMD's acquisition of ATI has been a hot topic ever since it was announced.  And that acquisition has spurred rumors of an unlikely merger between Intel and NVIDIA. Both AMD and Intel have talked about integrating a GPU on to the CPU in one form or another, Seagate bought Maxtor, Asus and Gigabyte entered into a strategic partnership, and the list goes on and on. Despite all the talk about consolidation, however, there are still quite a few companies that are pushing for more dedicated co-processing processing elements in the PC architecture. By now, we're all familiar with Creative Lab's Audigy and X-Fi audio... Read more...
HIS launches the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card Hong Kong, Monday, Oct 9, 2006 - HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition 512MB card, pairing with any Radeon X1950XTX to form the ultimate gaming platform! With the HIS X1950 CrossFire Edition, your graphics performance will never be compromised. Imagine games with hyper realistic light blooms, life-like skin textures, and silky smooth hair. Now imagine the non-stop action packed gaming on a CrossFireTM platform - the only choice for hardcore gamers. That's what it's like with the HIS X1950, ATI's fastest and most flexible 3D processor. All gaming, all the time, Never comprise Feeling the power... Read more...
It seems a relatively large quantity of GeForce 7900 GS cards had been stolen from MSI while in transit, and they have since surfaced for sale on-line. There's no word on exactly how many of the stolen cards are out there, but it was a large enough quantity that MSI has made a statement on their corporate website... "We have recently found that our VGA cards as below image with green PCB had been stolen during transportation. We also found out that there are some unknown company and person selling those stolen VGA cards on website such as www.woot.com auction. Please be advised that those VGA cards are pilferage and there will be no... Read more...
Who doesn't like a good ol' fashioned video card round-up?  The dudes at GameSpot have been punchin' doggies and pixels it seems lately in this quick-take look at all the big bulls in graphics. Now, we know you prefer a bit more in-depth analysis ala HH-style but GS does cover the basics pretty well here.  "You should consider buying a high-end video card or dual-card configuration if you want to play your games at the highest resolutions with the highest image-quality settings. We're talking resolutions that start at 1600x1200 (4:3) and 1680x1050 (widescreen) and image-quality settings that have the best antialiasing (smoothes out jagged lines) and anisotropic filtering... Read more...
Adrian's Rojak Pot has updated their Desktop Graphics Card Comparison to Revision 11.4.  This is a large resource for graphics card comparison detailing over 290 cards against 17 different specifications. Updates to the list include: - Added the NVIDIA GeForce 7100 GS & 7900 GTO cards - Added the NVIDIA GeForce 6500 card. - Corrected the ROP specifications for NVIDIA GeForce 6200 & 6600 series I would also recommend taking a look at their Definitive Bios Optimization Guide while you're there, which is still considered by many to be one of the best on the web. I have actually been using it since the '99-'00 time frame.... Read more...
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