06/22/2011, San Francisco’s California Academy of Sciences building in Golden Gate Park has one of the world’s largest digital projection systems: six projectors working together to project a 4096 x 4096 pixel image that seems to extend beyond your peripheral vision. With the six projectors in the planetarium, they show off the story of life. While the story of life is a fascinating tale, what’s more interesting is the technology that’s […]
06/13/2011, In a rather quiet move, Microsoft announced that new Xbox 360 (slim) consoles will come with a new System on a Chip that will bundle the CPU, GPU, system memory and I/O logic on a single slice of silicon. The advantages to the new design that supposedly took five years to produce will mean new Xbox 360s will be quieter, have an even smaller power brick and generate less heat […]
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 yourGPU hails from DisplayLink – where most companies would prefer to just throw on the “DisplayLink Certified” label instead. Well, today you will lay eyes […]
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 […]
03/22/2011, 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 […]
03/02/2011, 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 prowess of the next generation Snapdragon CPUs. Their dual-core processor features the Adreno 220 graphics processor that is capable of more 3D effects, smoother stereoscopic HD gaming, and is touted to be […]
02/08/2011, It is pretty amazing that cooling technology has progressed to such an extent where you can cram in so many more processors while achieving a much better performance than previous generation chipsets, while running as cool as ever – or cooler. MSI’s latest N580GTX HydroGen graphics card carries on with this tradition, where it will come with MSI’s proprietary HydroGen all copper waterblock and NVIDIA Geforce GTX 580′s top of […]
01/28/2011, Tegra 2 Benchmark - this page contains several Android benchmarks that compare the Tegra 2 powered LG Optimus 2X to other known Android phones.
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.
01/24/2011, Tegra 3 specs: this leaked slide is almost as good as an official announcement. Tegra 2 will indeed have 4-cores and a graphics processor that will be 3X faster
01/21/2011, There are a few dates that matter in the life of a company: when it was created, when it got its first customer, when it hit a Billion (ok, 1M is nice too) dollars in revenues and… when it passed a Billion products shipped. NVIDIA has announced that the company has shipped more than one Billion graphics processors (GPUs) to date (it’s not clear if chipsets with integrated graphics are […]
01/17/2011, Never mind that Steve Jobs will be taking a step backwards in his official capacity at Apple to concentrate on his health – we know that the company’s roadmap for the year ahead is more or less set in stone, what with the iPad 2 and iPhone 5 being prepared for the masses. Well, word has it that the iPad 2′s alleged 2048-by-1536 resolution Retina Display could very well be […]
01/04/2011, Both BMW and Tesla have announced that they will be using NVIDIA graphics processors (GPUs) to power the infotainment in upcoming cars. BMW will use NVIDIA GPUs in the following models: 7-Series, 5-Series, 3-Series, Mini Cooper line and X-Series. While BMW seem to have chosen a “PC” graphics processor (to drive a 1280×1024 display), Tesla has selected Tegra (NVIDIA’s mobile processor) to drive the Tesla Model S entertainment system. It […]
12/23/2010, Don’t you just love advancements made in the world of technology? Here we have word of GPUs, or rather, Graphics Processing Units, that might help save the world. No, it won’t be able to stop global warming or anything of that sort, but a combined effort between Northeastern University and the University of Virginia sees GPU technology being expanded into the real world via photo recognition. The main idea? To […]