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NVIDIA Fermi GPU and Architecture Analysis

The timing could barely be better! ATI launch a new line of graphics processors and what do we do?  We finally get round to looking at Fermi.  Alex was at the controls again for this one, beating GF100 in GeForce GTX 470 form up with a new suite of software and a very deep, in-depth analysis of how the majority of the chip and architecture work.  It's the de-facto public analysis and a must read.

Envy: Installing NVIDIA and ATI drivers on Linux is now only a few clicks away

17th May 2007 @ 23:11:00 - written by Farid  
New stable and unstable versions of Envy were made available this week by Alberto Milone.

Envy is a really practical Linux (Debian-based) application written in Python that automatically detects your video card, and then downloads and installs the latest driver version available for it.
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ATI Mobility Radeon X2600 on HP Notebook

14th May 2007 @ 12:15:00 - written by Arun  

While most of the Santa Rosa announcements in the ast week or so were based on Intel or NVIDIA GPUs, it looks like HP decided to use the upcoming ATI Mobility Radeon X2600 in their high-performance 15.4" Compaq 8510p Santa Rosa notebook. This is the first sighting of an OEM…

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NVIDIA introduces the GeForce 7050 PV

11th May 2007 @ 15:07:00 - written by Arun  
At the same time as their announcement of the GeForce 8M family, NVIDIA also quietly released the GeForce 7050 PV + nForce 630a combo, which is a single-chip MCP/Motherboard GPU. It's an incremental update to MCP61, so there's not much new except HDMI and HDCP content protection, but NVIDIA claims…
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Q&A with Evolution Studios' technical director Scott Kirkland

10th May 2007 @ 21:09:00 - written by Farid  
Our reporter, Carl Bender, always intrigued by compelling displays of technology, interviews Scott Kirkland, technical director of Evolution Studios, the UK based makers of the WRC series on the PlayStation 2 and of Motorstorm on the PlayStation 3. The latter - and its engine - are at the centre of…
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GeForce 8M Series: DX10 for Notebooks

9th May 2007 @ 18:06:00 - written by Arun  
NVIDIA is releasing the notebook versions of their GeForce 8 Series GPUs today, specifically the G84 and G86. The highest-end model is the GeForce 8600M GT, which is unsurprisingly clocked slightly lower than the desktop equivalent but shares all of its new features, including PureVideo HD and DirectX 10 support.
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First-Quarter PC Graphics Shipments

7th May 2007 @ 13:01:00 - written by Arun  
Jon Peddie Research has released their Q1 2007 PC GPU Shipment numbers a few days ago, with the press release available on our very own JPR portal - in addition, Digitimes has posted an extra snippet not available in the press release regarding desktop IGP market share. It looks like…
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'The Way Its Meant To Be Played' executive to leave NVIDIA

3rd May 2007 @ 10:10:00 - written by Geo  
Darryl Still, Director of Content at NVIDIA, has announced that he will be leaving the graphics company to take a position with Russian software publisher 1C. A desire to spend more time with his wife and family is also cited, and both sides insist that the separation is on…
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NVIDIA announce GeForce 8800 Ultra

2nd May 2007 @ 19:07:00 - written by Rys  
Resurrecting a SKU descriptor they last rolled out over three years ago with NV40 and GeForce 6800 Ultra, NVIDIA have announced the pending availability of the GeForce 8800 Ultra. With the same PCB, memory arrangement and GPU setup as GeForce 8800 GTX, the Ultra bests GTX in clocks and cooler…
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A closer look at Nintendo's 2007 fiscal year results

30th Apr 2007 @ 22:10:00 - written by Farid  
Nintendo announced last week their fiscal results, for this yearly occasion Stefan Salzl, our never-afraid-of-statistics reporter, decided to take a close look at these said results. The outcome is an in-depth review of the last year market performance of the Kyoto based company.

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PlayStation Eye: the SCEE USB camera unveiled

27th Apr 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Farid  
One of the most obvious accessories that missed the PlayStation 3 launch was the EyeToy, the USB camera. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) corrected that situation when they announced yesterday the arrival of their PS3 USB camera dubbed PlayStation Eye.
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Sony's 4th quarter net loss bigger than expected?

15th May 2007 @ 22:10:00 - written by Stefan Salzl  
According to Bloomberg (Link) Sony may post the biggest 4th quarter loss in 4 years, mainly due to lower demand for Sony’s new PlayStation 3 game console.The projections would put Sony’s overall net loss at 75.8 billion yen ($630 million) in…
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Japan Consoles Sales Numbers April 23rd - May 6th

11th May 2007 @ 19:07:00 - written by Stefan Salzl  
Media Create released the sales numbers for the weeks April 23th to 29th and April 30th to May 6th, i.e Golden Week, a string of public holidays, and the week preceding it.
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NVIDIA financial results for 1Q07

11th May 2007 @ 10:05:00 - written by Arun  
NVIDIA released their financial results for Q1 Fiscal 2008 yesterday, which corresponds to the period from January 29 to April 29, 2007. It came up very slightly above analysts' expectations, with gross margins hitting the magic 45%. GeForces had a record quarter, but on the other hand nForces were…
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'Level Up' blog solidifies rumors surrounding Wii GPU

10th May 2007 @ 04:04:00 - written by Carl Bender  
N'Gai Croal in his "Level Up" gaming Blog has recently added substance to longstanding Wii GPU architectural rumors. Performing some detective work after claims made by Microsoft's Robbie Bach that the Wii is the graphical equivalent of the original XBox,…
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New G72 SKU: The GeForce 7200 GS

8th May 2007 @ 22:10:00 - written by Arun  

NVIDIA officially announced the GeForce 7200 GS today, which remains based on the 90nm G72 core that also powers the 7300 and 7500 product families. It is incredibly similar to the OEM-only GeForce 7300 SE, but uses faster RAM. The catch? Half the pixel pipelines have been disabled, as well as one…

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Microsoft’s Robbie Bach talks XNA plans and Xbox 360 profitability

6th May 2007 @ 07:06:00 - written by Farid  
In a recent interview with eWeek, Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment & Devices Division of Microsoft, talked about the public reception to XNA, the problems MS is facing in process of creating a viable publishing channel for the games created with XNA. Bach also talks about his business…
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The state of OpenGL on Vista explained @ JPR

3rd May 2007 @ 10:10:00 - written by TeamB3D  
JPR's Kathleen Maher expounds on the state of OpenGL application performance under Microsoft Windows Vista in our latest JPR @ Beyond3D editorial. There's been more than a little confusion about how much of a first class citizen OpenGL is under Microsoft's latest operating system, so Kathleen takes…
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Weekly Gaming News Roundup

1st May 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Stefan Salzl  
In this week’s edition, we have lots of good stuff: earnings reports from console manufacturers like Microsoft and Nintendo to publishers like Ubisoft, Sony’s retiree Ken Kutaragi, the successor of the EyeToy camera and its new sibling for the PSP and last but not least news about the…
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Microsoft reports 3rd quarter earnings

27th Apr 2007 @ 18:06:00 - written by Carl Bender  
Microsoft has reported record profits for the financial quarter ended March 31st, with net income rising 63% relative to the year-ago period to $4.9 billion today. Revenues were up sharply as well, reaching $14.4 billion compared to $10.9 billion in Q3 of '06. Both results were driven primarily by the…
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PlayStation creator Ken Kutaragi retires from SCEI

27th Apr 2007 @ 12:12:00 - written by Farid  

Sony announced Thursday (April 26) that Ken Kutaragi, the creator of the PlayStation and chairman and group chief executive officer at Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., will step back from his current position and will now serve as Honorary Chairman of SCEI and senior technology…

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