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Gigabyte U2442V and U2442N Ultrabooks – Hands-on

03/07/2012, [CeBIT 2012] We reported about the two new powerful ultrabooks launched at ceBIT by Gigabytes, and I took the time to check out the devices at the Gigabyte booth. The key feature of the new laptops is to deliver good performance in a super slim body,...

AMD Radeon HD 7870 and 7850 GPUs Launched

03/05/2012, AMD has just announced its new Radeon HD 7870 and Radeon HD 7850 graphics cards. The overall performance is very good, and we were particularly impressed by how well the Radeon HD 7870 performs in games like BattleField 3: it matches NVIDIA’s GTX 580,...

NVIDIA Quad SLI with Intel X79 Chipset

11/14/2011, NVIDIA is taking advantage of the new Intel X79 chipset to provide what the company calls a “significantly” faster SLI* experience. With X79, 3-way SLI is up to 29% faster (according to NVIDIA) but gamers who can afford it can now get a...

ARM Mali-T658 10X Faster than Today’s ARM Mali 400MP GPU

11/10/2011, GPU launch season is open! NVIDIA has just revealed its Tegra 3 system on a chip (SoC), which comes equipped with a graphics processor that is theoretically 3X faster than Tegra 2. Today, ARM announces its Mali-T658 GPU, a new design that ARM says is 10X...

Cheap graphics cards help crack passwords

10/05/2011, Do you happen to be in possession of some rather nifty hacking knowledge, and also a £30 graphics card lying around the basement somewhere? If you answered “Yes” on both accounts, then good – chances are you are already equipped to be...

Arduino based CPU temperature sensor

10/04/2011, There are times when our computers overheat for a good many variety of reasons. In the case of Taylor Niver who just bought a new graphics card for his computer, the GPU started overheating due to his power supply not being large enough to provide enough...

iPhone 5 prototype switch GPUs?

09/28/2011, October 4th has seen many historical events happen – Napoleon’s rise to national prominence by using cannon to suppress armed counter-revolutionary rioters threatening the French Legislature (hmmm, nothing’s much changed in world...

NVIDIA GPUs Accelerate Financial Computations by 40X

08/04/2011, JP Morgan and NVIDIA have announced that NVIDIA’s (graphics) processors have been used successfully to accelerate derivative-focused risk computations by about 40X, when compared to running solely on classic processors (CPUs). Right now, JP Morgan...

AMD introduces Radeon HD 6990M mobile GPU

07/12/2011, For those who started gaming later on, it might seem as though it has been time immemorial since AMD and NVIDIA started slugging it out (with the former under the guise of ATI, of course) when it comes to conquering the GPU scene. Well, the position for...

Sunix USB 3.0 is first video card of its kind

03/31/2011, When it comes to video cards on your computer, one of the more common questions that people would ask would be the make and model of the GPU.  Where USB video adapters are concerned though, it isn’t that clear cut in finding an answer, unless...

Qualcomm shows off the power of their new Snapdragon CPUs

03/02/2011, Qualcomm, the manufacturers of the popular Snapdragon processors that are used to run Android phones, has recently released a teaser video to show off their upcoming dual-core processors. Called Desert Winds, the game shows off the graphic processing...