09/29/2011, Do you love racing simulations like DiRT 3? Have you ever played a racing sim in a $30,000 full motion racing simulator before? And would you like to win a brand new gaming computer while you’re at it? Well, the folks over at Digital Storm have announced a contest where you can do the aforementioned activities. DiRT 3 is the game of choice, and you get to play it on […]
09/07/2011, When it comes to gaming rigs, Alienware pops into mind. Say what you will about their prices and specs, but they’re probably one of the more recognizable brands out there. If you’re in the market for something slightly more affordable, Maingear, a smaller company, has just updated their Vybe series of compact gaming desktops and are offering three pre-configured systems that are ready to be shipped.
03/30/2011, NVIDIA has just released new drivers for its GeForce 400 and 500 Series. Not surprisingly, performance is up, and most games will get performance increases anywhere between 4% and 20% (I’m eyeballing the average to be around 6-8%, according to NVIDIA’s numbers). This is not unusual for a driver release but it’s always appreciable. Dragon Age 2 and 3D Vision Surround Gaming will be particularly pleased: Dragon Age 2 gets […]
03/24/2011, MSI has just announced the release of two new AMD APU-powered computers – the Wind Top AE2050, an all-in-one PC; and the CR650, a notebook. The MSI CR650 notebook packs a 15.6″ Display, an AMD dual-core processor E-350 with AMD Radeon HD6310 Discrete-Class graphics chip, HDMI output, support for 720p HD video, a 720p HD webcam, and a Cinema Pro mode that increases graphics performance with the press of a […]
03/24/2011, CyberPower, custom gaming PC manufacturer has just announced a new series of gaming desktops that feature the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 – “the fastest graphics card on the planet.” CyberPower power will feature the powerhouse graphics card in their Fang EVO series, Black Pearl, Gamer 3D and Xtreme FTW series of gaming PCs. All of them will ship with a standard GeForce GTX 590, but the Fang EVO Black Mamba […]
03/24/2011, The GeForce GTX 590 is out, and with it, NVIDIA can claim the crown for the fastest graphics card – barely, but at least for a short while. To build the GTX 590, NVIDIA has put the theoretical equivalent of two GeForce GTX 580 cards onto a single board: that’s multi-GPU without the hassle. As you can expect, the GTX 590 can handle high-end games in almost every situation (multi-display+3D+max […]
03/22/2011, NVIDIA has released a teaser video that announces the launch of its newest GeForce graphics card this Thursday March 24, at 6am Pacific Time. The video does not give away any specifics, but NVIDIA’s Tom Peterson confirms that the new card will be the “next-generation highest performance graphics card”. Can it knock the Radeon 6990, just a couple of weeks after its launch? You’ll have to wait two more days […]
03/15/2011, When the NVIDIA 3D GeForce system was first released, everybody was excited about being able to experience 3D gaming on their computers. But customer dissatisfaction soon arose when they found out the 3D glasses provided with the graphics card were plagued with battery issues. There have been reports of the glasses running out of power in the middle of a movie! Well, thankfully NVIDIA has addressed the issue and they’ve […]
01/25/2011, GeForce 560 Ti Review - this review of the GeForce 560 Ti will go over performance, target audience and provides a simple bottom-line.
01/05/2011, [CES 2011] NVIDIA has made its GeForce 500M Series official, and partners/customers are already announcing laptops using the new graphics processors (GPUs). At the moment, the new 500M Series will cater to entry-level and mid-range laptops ($599 to $999) and focuses on performance/Watt. NVIDIA’s main message to their mainstream customers is that everyone needs a GPU, because now even web browsers can benefit from a graphics hardware acceleration. The company […]
11/22/2010, The first dual-chip GeForce 500 graphics card from NVIDIA has been sighted online, rumored to be the GeForce GT 595, a high-end, single-board card with two Fermi GPUs. Technical specifications are still elusive, but it’s believed that the card will have 3GB of total memory split between the two processors. The card seems to also offer three DVI outputs, possibly meaning that it could drive up to three monitors at […]
11/09/2010, Here it is… the fastest DX11 graphics processor NVIDIA has finally announced its GeForce GTX 580, its newest high-end GPU that is built for DirectX 11 graphics performance dominance. And what DX11 really means, is “tessellation” (the ability to add polygons on the fly to add details to polygonal objects). This is the most visible new feature of Microsoft’s DirectX 11. The GeForce 580 GTX is build on a refined […]
10/24/2010, Whispers of NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 580 have been going around for some time now and a slip-up by the company itself highlights the existence of such a card. The little blip resulted in the GeForce GTX 580 being included on the list of graphics cards that supports the company’s 3D Vision technology, even though the card hasn’t been officially announced just yet. The listing has (obviously) been removed, but that was […]
09/02/2010, NVIDIA’s “Fermi” architecture hits portable computers with the launch of the GeForce 400M family of chips that covers the “performance” (from 48 cores) and “enthusiast” (up to 288 cores) segments. With DirectX 11 features and better performance per square mm (or per Watt), the GeForce 400M Series ups the ante when compared with the previous 300M Series, by boosting the performance by as much as 40% (according to NVIDIA) – […]