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ATI Catalyst 7.3 hits the streets

28th Mar 2007 @ 19:02:00 - written by Geo  
The folks at AMD have delivered the monthly installment of their long running Catalyst saga. Judging from the release notes, both the new features and fixes for Vista and Linux look to be on the tastier-than-usual side.
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Microsoft announces new Xbox 360 model: Elite

28th Mar 2007 @ 15:03:00 - written by Mark  
Today the veil that was sort of casually placed in the near vicinity of Microsoft's new Xbox 360, codenamed Zephyr, has been lifted to reveal the black Xbox 360 Elite, a new $479 SKU that will sit alongside the standard $399 Xbox 360 and $299 Xbox 360 Core SKUs.
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NVIDIA launch nForce 680i LT

27th Mar 2007 @ 16:04:00 - written by Rys  
Following the launch of their ultra high-end core logic offering for Intel processors, nForce 680i, NVIDIA have introduced a variant today that cuts some features and ability in the name of cost, to bring the basics to more potential customers. Given the high price of many nForce 680i offerings from…
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NDA lifted in 3DFX-NVIDIA suit

23rd Mar 2007 @ 19:47:00 - written by Arun  
As the trial pitting 3DFX creditors against NVIDIA was about to begin, the judge in charge of the case decided to lift the case's exceptional NDA. This move follows complaints by press and plaintiffs that this secrecy was both unjustified and potentially unconstitutional. As such, the majority of the case…
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Stream Processors, Inc. at ISSCC '07

22nd Mar 2007 @ 10:10:00 - written by Rys  
JPR were at the 2007 Internation Solid State Circuits Conference, and one class of processing definitely caught their eye. The guys cover GPU-based stream computing, Stream Processing, Inc. (SPI) and the market in general, comparing SPI's Storm-1 to fixed function devices that do the same job, to see what's what,…
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FutureMark launch YouGamers

21st Mar 2007 @ 20:08:00 - written by Rys  
Futuremark, authors of the world famous 3DMark series of performance measurement tools (among a raft of others) has launched YouGamers, a site dedicated to game analysis across hardware configurations on the PC. The aim is to let you know how well a game will do on a PC similar to…
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Next-gen Radeon tech demo unveiled

19th Mar 2007 @ 22:10:00 - written by Rys  
Ruby's back, somewhat prematurely we should add, in the technology demonstration for AMD's upcoming next-gen graphics architecture. Grabbed by the HEXUS.tv folks, Whiteout has Ruby up to her usual dangerous and unbelievable antics in a snow-laden environment.
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CeBIT 2007 - 64 inches and 8.84 megapixels of win

17th Mar 2007 @ 18:57:00 - written by Rys  
It wouldn't be an IT tradeshow without the display big guns showing off their biggest wares. Panasonic wield 103 inches of plasma doom, while Sharp laugh massively at their feeble attempt with a 108 inch LCD display.
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CeBIT 2007 - Intel 940G doing something sexy

17th Mar 2007 @ 18:39:00 - written by Rys  
While Intel 940G is a deeply unsexy IGP, it still has its uses in sexy little devices. Tucked away in Samsung's Q1 Ultra ultra-mobile PC, it pushes the device's 1024x600 pixels and happily runs Vista Aero.
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CeBIT 2007 - Axle3D? Yeah, we had no idea either

17th Mar 2007 @ 16:04:00 - written by Rys  
While walking to a meeting with what we thought was the least well known NVIDIA board partner on the planet, we wandered past these guys. Seems we were wrong.
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NVIDIA and Intel power the Apple TV

28th Mar 2007 @ 17:57:00 - written by Arun  
According to Anandtech's teardown of the Apple TV, as well as an analyst which had the good idea of doing the same, the products' components are very PC-like. Indeed, the primary parts are a 90nm NVIDIA GeForce Go 7300 (G72) for rendering and video decoding acceleration, a 1GHz ULV Pentium M…
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Jen-Hsun Huang testifies in case against 3dfx creditors

27th Mar 2007 @ 17:05:00 - written by Rys  
NVIDIA CEO, Jen-Hsun Huang, has testified for his company in their case against 3dfx's creditors, in a case brought by that body. San Jose Mercury News reports that Huang puts no stock in the creditor's assertion that NVIDIA valued 3dfx engineers at USD $1M a head at the time of sale, rather…
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A look inside the European PS3

26th Mar 2007 @ 18:06:00 - written by Stefan Salzl  
Finally the newly revised Playstation 3 model has reached the shores of Europe, but the revision turned out very differently from what everyone expected. When Sony first announced its plans to cut the Emotion Engine (EE) from European units, everyone expected that the Graphics Synthesizer (GS) would…
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Crysis to have open beta and demos

23rd Mar 2007 @ 11:11:00 - written by Geo  

The folks at Tech Report have noticed that Crytek's highly anticipated upcoming Crysis game will have both an open beta for 20,000 lucky first-come-first-served users, and that Crytek has committed to both single player and multi-player…

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Latest TechWatch preview from JPR

22nd Mar 2007 @ 04:09:00 - written by TeamB3D  
John and his team have fired over their latest TechWatch preview, covering MarketWatch, their Workstation and AIB reports and their movements at 3GSM, GDC and SXSW. The event coverage is notable in its observations about the contrasts between event, who attends and what gets done there.
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New JPR market reports, covering Q4'06

21st Mar 2007 @ 16:04:00 - written by Rys  
JPR have sent along short summaries covering Q4 2006 for the professional workstation graphics and add-in-board markets. Highlights include commentary on the migration of 8-series GeForce technology down from the high-end into the mid-range, and HP gaining ground on Dell's dominance in the professional…
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Contribute to ShaderX 6

19th Mar 2007 @ 21:09:00 - written by Rys  
Following the success of ShaderX 5, Wolfgang Engel, editor of the ShaderX series of graphics programming tomes, is soliciting help and contributions to the next in the series, ShaderX 6 , to see publishing in early 2008.
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CeBIT 2007 - Samsung display LED backlit 30 incher

17th Mar 2007 @ 18:47:00 - written by Rys  
Samsung have their brand new SyncMaster XL30 on display here at CeBIT. A 30 inch, 2560x1600 PC display like many others on the market, this one differentiates itself by being the first to have an all LED backlight, rather than the multi-lamp solutions its competitors carry.
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CeBIT 2007 - Low-profile HDMI 7600 GT

17th Mar 2007 @ 16:04:00 - written by Rys  
Looking for a low-profile performant graphics card that supports HDMI and has the power to game at decent IQ and performance levels, for your media center PC?
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CeBIT 2007 - Fastest 7900 GS ever here at CeBIT

17th Mar 2007 @ 16:03:00 - written by Rys  
Second up in our Galaxy story trio is their GeForce 7900 GS, which they claim is the fastest 7900 GS ever released. Clocked at 600/800, the 256MiB board isn't too far away from a full 7900 GTX in terms of clock rates, and should cost much much less.
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