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CPU against GPU in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

07/28/2009, WSJ’s Don Clark has written an interesting article about how GPUs (graphics processing unit) and CPUs (central processing unit) are competing to be the top processor in Hollywood’s Computer Graphics (CG) business. In “Harry Potter and...

AMD CPU+GPU fusion in 22nm in 2010?

07/24/2009, Rumor has it that AMD’s CPU and GPU “fusion” won’t happen until the second half of 2010 when the 22nm (nanometer) process will be ready for production. Intel has already shown its plans for a CPU+GPU integration in the form of...

Maingear unveils its dual-GPU eX-L18 gaming laptop

07/23/2009, We don’t keep track of all the gaming laptops out there, but we know that Maingear has launched the 18.4″ eX-L 18 gaming laptop today. Most of its power comes from the dual GeForce GTX 280M setup that should let gamers use the highest...

Caustic hardware ray-tracing to be shown at SIGGRAPH

07/22/2009, You might have seen the first CausticOne card on this site some time ago: it was a prototype of a hardware ray-tracing accelerator that will be demonstrated at SIGGRAPH this summer. Caustic Graphics is not the first company to try accelerating...

NVIDIA Releases New Laptop GPUS

06/15/2009, In anticipation of Windows 7, NVIDIA has updated its family of GeForce Mobile GPUs with five DirectX 10.1-capable chips. As you can guess, it’s the same semi-conductor story that everyone loves: these chips are smaller (40nm), faster, consume less...

iPhone 3GS: Prepare For a 3D Graphics Shock

06/10/2009, Half-Life 2 on PC. The 3GS GPU has all the features required to do this The new iPhone CPU is getting a lot of buzz, and for sure, it will make the iPhone 3GS more responsive than its predecessors, but I think that most users will be “shocked”...

Asus Mars Graphics Card Features Two GPUs, Is Enormous

05/28/2009, The Asus Mars graphics card packs two GPU on two distinct PCB boards talking to each other via a bridge chip. Of course, the first interesting point is how the cooling has been designed. It’s quite a visually impressive graphics solution. As for...

NVIDIA Releases First Stereo 3D Drivers for Windows 7

05/14/2009, NVIDIA just announced its 3D Vision 1.08 driver kit that works in conjunction of the GeForce driver 185.85 + 3D Vision driver 185.85. Wow, I miss the days of unified drivers… The good news is that Vista32 and Vista64 are supported, so power users...

Larrabee could be a dream console processor

08/03/2008, Intel is continues with its PR “heartbeat”, revealing a few more details about its upcoming graphics processor codenamed Larrabee. First of all, we now know that Larrabee uses X86 cores based on the original Pentium design (because it was before Intel...