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Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Beta Performance

@ 2007/08/28 read/post comments(0)
We will begin this look at the open-beta Quake Wars engine settings with the texture qualities. We have four sliders here. One for the level of Diffuse, Bump, and Specular texture qualities. Additionally, there is a slider for Anisotropic Filtering.… Go To Full Article

Intel's answer to AMD Hypertransport will even up the odds

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DAVID KANTER, at Real World Technologies, has put together a superb analysis of the implications of CSI - the future Intel interconnect expected in 2008/2009. CSI has similarities to AMD's Hypertransport and Kanter explains how it works,… Go To Full Article

FireGL 5600 OpenGL performance surprises

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EVER SINCE WE saw the first results of the FireGL V3600, entry-level workstation card from ATI we saw that ATI had created a OpenGL monster with its R600 series of GPUs. On a reasonable workstation powered by… Go To Full Article

HDD with 1GB of cache in Japan

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A Japanese company called DTS has launched a range of high-end hard drives with 1GB of cache memory. The so called MCell drives aren't quite what they first appear to be though. First of all, inside the 3.5" sized drive,… Go To Full Article

Mobile NVIDIA Geforce 8800 to launch soon

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We’ve heard that Dell is going to be one of the first to launch the highly anticipated Geforce 8800 GO card and that Dell XPS will be the first notebook to have it. This will be a 17 inch notebook… Go To Full Article

AMD Barcelona B1 at 1.9 GHz has 95W TDP

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We learned that Barcelona, Opteron 2200 series at its launch 1.9 GHz will have the TDP of 95W. We are talking about the B1 stepping version that will be the first to launch. There will be a second iteration of… Go To Full Article

Call of Juarez DX10 Performance and Image Quality

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Call of Juarez enjoys a very large and noticeable visual difference in DirectX 10 versus DirectX 9. This is the first game to make us say “Wow!” at the visual quality improvements using DX10. We will explore GPU performance scaling… Go To Full Article

Seagate firmware difference on 7200.10 causes 20mb/s performance drop?

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Benchmarks are posted all over the web by people who want to know if the hardware they just bought actually performs within specs. Some owners of the Seagate 7200.10 were disappointed that their disk did not perform as presented in… Go To Full Article

Dell Laptops Still Exploding

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It 'looked like fireworks, which would have been cool had it not been in my house.' said Doug Brown of Columbus, Ohio. Brown, a Network Administrator, called 911 last week when the Dell 9200 laptop burst into flames in his… Go To Full Article

Mark Russinovich On Vista Network Slowdown

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In his latest blog post, Mark Russinovich analyzes the network slowdown experienced by some users when playing multimedia content. 'Tests of MMCSS during Vista development showed that... heavy network traffic can cause enough long-running DPCs to prevent playback threads from… Go To Full Article

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