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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 16 Shaders that will be able to process geometry instancing or the vertex information. ATI's R600... Read more...
Microsoft has been tight lipped about the minimum and recommended specifications for their upcoming Windows Vista OS to this point, but the company has just spilled the beans.  If you want to know what it's going to take just to run Vista, or to run Vista with the Aero interface in all its glory, see here... To get an even better Windows Vista experience, including the Windows Aero user experience, ask for a Capable PC that is designated Premium Ready, or choose a PC that meets or exceeds the Premium Ready requirements described below. Features available in specific premium editions of Windows Vista, such as the ability to watch and record live TV, may require additional hardware. A... Read more...
NVIDIA UNVEILS A NEW OPEN STANDARD MEMORY SPECIFICATION DESIGNED TO PROVIDE HIGHER LEVELS OF SYSTEM PERFORMANCE Launch Partner Corsair Will Be the First to Bring Products with New Enhanced Performance Profiles (EPP) To Market SANTA CLARA, CA -- MAY 15, 200 6-- NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in programmable graphics processor technologies, today announced the results of a collaborative memory development effort called Enhanced Performance Profiles, or EPP, which allows consumers to easily expose new, advanced performance memory settings built into high performance memory DIMMs for even higher levels of overall PC system performance. In addition, NVIDIA also announced today... Read more...
Our buddy Fudo over at The Inquirer has just posted some new information regarding ATI's upcoming Radeon X1900 GT GPU. Apparently, yields for R580 are stellar as the assumed 500MHz core frequency for this GPU is supposedly going to be a stunning 575MHz. In similar fashion, the estimated 1GHz memory frequency is now said to be 1200MHz. Obviously, these boosted frequencies will result in some hefty performance gains. Unfortunately, the cost of this board also increased as the card will sell for $350 instead of the $300 many expected. Time will tell if the ~$300 GeForce 7900GT can leverage the $50 advantage or not. Those looking for more information on the Radeon X1900 GT can... Read more...
Well, not officially, but the latest rumor has the system's CPU clocked at 729MHz, and the GPU at 243MHz(Compared to the Gamecube's 485/162). Nintendo has repeatedly stated that they have no intention of waging any sort of hardware war with Sony or Microsoft. "So, in terms of raw next-gen horsepower Revolution clearly can't compare with the Xbox 360's three symmetrical cores running at 3.2GHz or the PS3's Cell chip. But then again, Nintendo has repeatedly stressed that they aren't looking to compete with the tech heavies at MS and Sony. The result will likely be a system that pumps out near Xbox quality visuals but offers a very unique input... Read more...
IGN has apparently received some final specifications for Nintendo's upcoming Revolution gaming console. Surprisingly, the Revolution's "Broadway" CPU will be clocked at an underwhelming 729MHz and the "Hollywood" GPU will be clocked at 243MHz. Compared with previous generation consoles, the Revolution fares extremely well. However, in the midst of Xbox 360 and PS3 the Revolution seems to be too conservative to be any threat at all for hardcore (adult) gamers and appears to be more like a GameCube 2. Looking at the small footprint and size of the case, it's no wonder we have low clock speeds as heat is surely an issue. Insiders... Read more...
DigiTimes reports that Albatron has released one of the first new graphcis cards designed specifically for the space-constrained needs of Small Form Factor systems. Based upon NVIDIA's new 90u GeForce 7900 GT GPU, this new graphics card is at least 3cm shorter than reference boards and is half as thick. For those gaming with SFF systems, Albatron's latest product could be just the ticket you need for faster framerates without having to remove other components to make room for a shiny new graphics card.Based on the latest generation of Nvidia graphics processor unit (GPU) technology, the 7900GT card offers a 256-bit memory bus and 256MB of DDR3 memory, with a 1360MHz memory clock. The card's core... Read more...
Remember when SLI was the answer to all your performance dreams? You know, you get a couple of great cards, throw them in your system, and nothing could be better... right? Well actually yeah, things can get better, with Quad SLI! If you need something to drool over tonight, make sure to skip on over to PC Perspective to check out some information and pics on Quad SLI. "There is a new chip on the card that NVIDIA developed that acts as a physical PCI Express bus splitter. It takes the single physical X16 PCIe slot that is fed to the card and splits it into two full X16 PCIe connections; one to each GPU. This logic is then responsible for the... Read more...
In the past few weeks, we've posted a few different system building guides. Opinions differ from site to site, so it's always good to view a few different sites before you make the final decision on what will go into your rig. PC Perspective's Hardware Leaderboard for this month has been published, which could either reinforce your hardware decisions, or change them all together. "In the Dream system, we saw a big price jump from $2918 to $3293 in total price, courtesy of our move to 512 MB versions of the 7800 GTX GPU that run $749 each!! Even the price drop in the X2 4800+ processor couldn't put a dent in that. The other components remained... Read more...
OK, so we're dropping this week's Old School update from Sully in here and then we're gonna duck.... If the title doesn't get ya, Janet Jackson wardrobe malfunctions and pre-dipped chips ought to! Sully sounds off again, with "The Old School Perspective": Xbox 360, I think NOT  ... Read more...
Hey folks, here's some reading material for those of you who are still up. Too tired to read what's on the screen? Check out some Playstation 3 pics :) Goodnight! Sony Playstation 3 Images and Specs. @ Bytesector.com "Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced the Playstation 3 computer entertainment system, at a press conference held in Los Angeles , California , on the eve of the biggest videogame convention of the year. Ending months of speculation, the unit will officially be called the Playstation 3, confirmed Ken Kutaragi, Sony Computer Entertainment President and CEO, and "the father of the Playstation." Gigabyte GA-8I955X Royal (Intel 955X Express) @ Hardware Zone "Intel's... Read more...
Hey folks, the news is now back in full force after a nice 3 day weekend. To start you off, Windows Longhorn might have a name... Microsoft Windows e-XPedition. Well, it's better than Longhorn I guess. Like the article says it's all just speculation, though it could have been leaked for the purpose of judging the public's reaction. Anyway, read on and enjoy! Kingwin 3.5" MS-350U-BK USB External Enclosure @ Club Overclocker "To me enclosure for my hard drive are just, well, clumsy. Having one of these resting on your case or desk can really ruin an otherwise esthetically pleasing workstation. Black, grey, silver, beige, you have seen all the colors, and even Kingwin has fallen into the... Read more...
Good morning everyone. I know I said I would see you next week, but I wanted to stop by and give you another news update. We also wanted to ask that we all take a moment to honor our armed forces and recognize the hard work and sacrifices they've made since 9/11. It's hard to believe it's been 3 years since that day. Surely the world has changed since then, going down a very dark and uncertain path. Thankfully we have the men and women of United States Armed Forces out there trying keep us safe. We should pray for each and every one of them overseas, hoping they make it home safe and thank the others who patrol our homeland so we can go about a "normal" life safely. Thank you! Kingwin... Read more...
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