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Transparency and Adaptive AA explained

@ 2006/04/09 read/post comments(0)
Transparency anti-aliasing is essentially a complement to conventional sampling patterns. It works by anti-aliasing samples taken from within polygons where transparent textures are used to create effects that would cost too much if replicated with raw geometry. These transparent textures…

Three System Cases from ASUS

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Today we would like to introduce to you three mid-range system cases from ASUS that may look quite ordinary at first glance but boast the highest quality design and very convenient assembly when you get to know them better. Learn…

Making acrylic fan grills

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For the cutting, I used a slow speed and about 1/4 power. This let me move along at my own pace and kept the acrylic from jumping. If you were using metal, you'd want to use a faster…

OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum Enhanced Latency XTC DDR2 Memory

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If you are looking for PC2-6400 DDR2 SDRAM with some bling bling to it, you might be interested in the OCZ PC2-6400 Platinum Enhanced Latency XTC DDR2 memory kit. Find out in this review if this is…

Desktop CPU Power Survey

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"What is the best power efficiency achievable with currently available AMD and Intel processors that can be used on a desktop PC?" It is not possible to answer this question comprehensively with precision without access to…

When thermal throttling fails, expect smoke

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Why the system failed to shut down is still a mystery, or how it even got yo that temp while not under load, the motherboard was an ASUS P5WD2-Premium, with all of the CPU thermal control on except speed step..,…

Mod your Arctic Cooling NV Silencer 5 to fit a 7900GT

@ 2006/04/08 read/post comments(1)
The NVidia 7900GT cards are actually more compact than its 7800 predecessors, which means the entire NV Silencer 5 assembly is shifted towards the back of the computer by about half an inch. So I went psycho and hacked it…

NVIDIA 1.0-8756 Display Drivers

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Four months since the launch of the 1.0-8178 Linux display drivers, NVIDIA is finally out of the starting gates with the official replacement. Among many other changes support for the new GeForce 7 series have been added… Go To Full Article

Overclocked EVGA 7900 GTX versus X1900 XTX is close call

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EVGA, just for an instance, released its 7900 GTX 512 card clocked at 690 MHz core and an absolutely whopping 1760MHz memory. The card is equipped with a quad heat pipe cooler, and looks almost identical to 7800 GTX 512…

Some very early benchmarks Conroe 2.4ghz vs 2.7Ghz A64 AM2

@ 2006/04/08 read/post comments(11)
cpu @ 225*12=2700mhz (multiplier cannot be changed in the bios) AMD's Stock cooler , vcore=1.32v~1.36v varies ram @ 333mhz 5-5-5-5-15 1T 1GB*2 dualchannel mobo = nv C51G OS=xpsp2 with patch + nv 8.252 drivers

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