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DirectX 10: the Good, the Bad, and the Pretty

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It is clear from our tests that the current generation of DX10 hardware simply can't handle DX10 games. While you could argue the merits of one graphics card company against the other the fact of the matter is that neither… Go To Full Article

Games Convention 07 Booth Babes

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G92 might be called Geforce 8950, too

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The commercial name of the upcoming G92 might be the Geforce 8950 and not 9800 as we reported before. Different people were getting different names so at the end Nvidia can change it until it makes the… Go To Full Article

BioShock PC Version Widescreen Issues and Copy Protection

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As if 2K wasn't taking enough flak from yesterday's widescreen debacle, now gamers who have spent their hard-earned cash on the PC version of BioShock are finding that they can only install the game twice, ever. The game uses SecuROM… Go To Full Article

PCI Express 2.0 ups power to 125W for VGA card

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The key thing about PCIe 2.0 is that you can get a bit more power from the PCIe slot. The current PCIe 1 and 1.1 specification will limit you to 75W and it is quite obvious that you will need… Go To Full Article

NVIDIA G98 GPU is a mainstream chip

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G98 is the new mainstream part with enhanced and more wide memory controller, going head to head with ATi's own RV670. G98 is all that G83 (8600) was supposed to be, but failed to deliver. A while… Go To Full Article

Intel Yorkfield is a Ray-Trace monster

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The reason for this is because of the advances made by the RT group inside Intel. Daniel Pohl, author of Quake III and IV Ray-Trace demonstrations held a presentation that showed that Ray-Trace came from 4FPS in 640x480 resolution on… Go To Full Article

Asus shows off next-gen RD780 based AMD motherboard

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The company is readying its Phenom line-up with two upcoming chipsets, RD780 and RD790. We believe that these codenames will turn into real-world products under the name 780X and 790X, if the name convention from 480/580/690 remains the same.… Go To Full Article

STALKER patch adds 15% frame rate

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THE NEW PATCH out for Stalker: Shadow of Chernobyl is every video card fanboi's mana from heaven - it adds a free 15 per cent performance boost, upping the FPS of every system out there. Numbered 1.0004 - just how… Go To Full Article

Graphic cooler can not be heavier than 480 grams

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Intel’s PCIe specification won’t qualify and won’t let you sell a graphic card cooler that is heavier than 480 grams. EVGA water cooler is some 450 grams heavy which is almost identical weight to Nvidia’s refenrece… Go To Full Article

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