2006 was a long graphical year of change

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THIS YEAR BEGAN with endless delays for ATI's R580 GPU family. This one had a bunch of pixel shaders and 16 pipelines in a new cool design that worked. This was ATI's plan B as it didn't have much luck… Go To Full Article

Opera 9.1 released, adds real-time phishing protection

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Opera has just released the latest upgrade to their critically-acclaimed web browser, version 9.1. While a .1 upgrade is not normally an event worthy of a news post, the new version adds an interesting and important feature: real-time phishing protection… Go To Full Article

Intel silently revs Core 2 Duo CPUs

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INTEL HAS SILENTLY improved its Core 2 Duo line-up. The company recently issued a paper (PCN 106853-00) which calls for a new revision of Conroes that sell under the name Core 2 Duo E6300 and E6400, that is, the entry… Go To Full Article

Nvidia finally releases G80 demos

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NVIDIA USED its Nzone gaming site to post three DirectX 9 demos of G80 its DirectX10 GPU in action. Go To Full Article

Ray Tracing and Gaming - Quake 4: Ray Traced Project

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In 2004 I started working on one of the first raytracing computer games as my student research project. As a base for this project the content from “Quake 3” was used. It was amazing how easy it was to program… Go To Full Article

ATI Catalyst 6.12 with Classic Control Panels

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We have noticed that some people still prefer to use the old Control Panel (CP) over the Catalyst Control Center (CCC). As a result we have decided to incorporate the Control Panel into the newly released Catalyst 6.12s. Go To Full Article

Gigabyte GV-RX165P256D-RH ATi R1650Pro Video Card

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"The Gigabyte GV-RX165P256D-RH is quite an interesting 3D accelerator, offering zero decibel cooling and a very good game bundle, SID MEIER'S CIVILIZATION IV. This card could be a reasonable choice for the HTPC flocks but it would not be the… Go To Full Article

Intel Bloomfield To Hit > 4GHz and Has 8MB Cache

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Based on the 45nm Nehalem architecture, Intel aims to bring Bloomfield clock speed above 4GHz in 2008. Bloomfield will contain 8MB of shared L2 cache which is smaller overall in comparison to Yorkfield 2x6MB L2 cache. It is still within… Go To Full Article

Etasis 850 Watt PSU

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"There are only a few elite power supplies certified to run dual 8800GTXs and quad SLI and this juggernaut is one of them. The capability to run the power-gobbling 8800s in SLI says something about this PSU (Power Supply Unit).… Go To Full Article

HIS X1950 Pro IceQ3 Turbo Video Card

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Moving past the top end, the focus of this review is on ATI's X1950 Pro, a performance card that finds itself in that $199-$249 sweet spot. This is a price point that offers very nice bang-for-the-buck and is perfect for… Go To Full Article

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