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3D Blu-ray By Summer 2010?

12/11/2009, It seems that there is a strong possibility that we might be able to enjoy 3D Blu-ray videos from the comfort of our living rooms by the end of summer 2010. NVIDIA’s PR manager for the UK and Northern Europe, Ben Berraondo, has confirmed that the...

WiGig Alliance Looking To Faster Wireless

12/10/2009, Will out laptops be sporting WiGig standards in the future? Well, the folks over at the WiGig alliance certainly hope so, and they’ve finally completed the unified specification. Based on the specs, the speeds will be able to hit 7Gbps, which is a...

NVIDIA GeForce 205 Launched

11/27/2009, NVIDIA has just announced its NVIDIA GeForce 205 low-end graphic card which sports 8 stream processors (high-end cards have 240 or more). This card will probably be fairly suitable for folks who want to build a (very) simple computer, but with some basic...

NVIDIA ION Cube PC Mod

11/15/2009, Bill Owens has a rather nice way of showing his support for NVIDIA, in the form of the award-winning NVIDIA ION Cube PC case mod, which as its name implies, is based on NVIDIA’s ION ITX motherboard. The casing sports UV green acrylic sheets, lit by...

Nvidia Fermi Ray-Tracing Demo (+video)

10/30/2009, A Chinese website (PCzilla) has published images of what appears to be a ray-tracing demo for the upcoming graphics processor codenamed Fermi (a.k.a GeForce GT300). The image with the room (see extended post) is done with Mental Ray and is probably a CUDA...

NVIDIA iRay, RealityServer

10/20/2009, NVIDIA has just announced a 3D cloud infrastructure initiative this morning. The idea is to render incredibly realistic graphics for a number of applications (home design, architecture, product design….) in the cloud and send the images back as a...

NVIDIA Fermi-based Cards Coming Soon

10/03/2009, If the recent news of NVIDIA’s GT300 wasn’t enough to get ATI sweating, it looks like the latest tidbit that NVIDIA will be launching three Fermi-based graphics cards, all supporting DirectX 11, should really give ATI a heart attack. The first...

Lucid offers a multi-GPU alternative to SLI and CrossFire

09/23/2009, [IDF 2009, SF] Lucid’s Hydra Engine is a hardware solution (a chip) that brings multi-GPU functionality to motherboards, without having to use Nvidia’s SLI or AMD’s CrossFire. Usually, there is a lot of work done in the GPU driver, but...

The Samsung M1 has an Nvidia Tegra too

08/03/2009, Without the Samsung M1, The Zune HD might have been proclaimed the most powerful 3D handheld device in the known universe, but it’s not out yet and it looks like Samsung has the Tegra mojo too. My Korean skills are very low, but so far we know that...

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...

ARM-Based Pegatron Netbook Protoype

07/27/2009, Pegatron, a spin-off from ASUS, has been showing a Netbook powered an ARM processor around. This particular model uses an ARM Cortex-A8 design found in a host of gadgets, including the Palm Pre (same design, but not the exact same chip). Running at a 1Ghz...

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...