The cooler consists of a large aluminum heatsink with heatpipes, which will be enough to keep the card cool when watching movies or doing less stressful tasks, but in case you do want to game a bit, there’s also a fan that will kick in when the temperatures rise. Besides all of this, ASUS has spent some time designing the cooler, giving it a sleek and clean look.
NVIDIA is seeing as “the future of computing” – basically more GPGPU usage (i.e. the use of the graphics chip to process regular programs) and the co-existence of “competing” technologies like ray tracing and rasterization.
During the whole Editor’s Day nVidia repeated ad nauseum how marvelous GPGPU is, showing several examples of applications where performance increased monstrously by the use of this technique.
As for the rasterization vs. ray tracing battle, nVidia is seeing the co-existence of both technologies in the future, as ray tracing is in fact a better technology for some applications, but worse for others.
GLC_Player 1.5.0 : an Open Source software used to view 3d models (OBJ Format) and to navigate easily in these models.
New Features :
* Add Mac OS X 10.5 version.
* Better .obj and .mtl file support.
* Transparency Support.
* If a obj file contains several objects, a mesh is create for each object.
* Possibility to save opened models in an Album.
* 2 sided lighting support.
* Display and edit camera properties.
* Display selected mesh properties.
* Add the possibility to hide an object.
* Reframe on selection with double click.
* Adapt moving motion speed according to current fps.
* Possibility to modify scene lighting.
Here are the pictures of the Radeon HD 4850 and 4870, both powered by the RV770 GPU.
Voici les images des Radeon HD 4850 et 4870, toutes les deux équipées du GPU RV770.
TheTechLounge explains how video cards reviews are done: benchmarking systems, hardware and software used.
Sometimes the photos don’t tell all, so it gets a description. But we all have swanky cameras and will use any excuse to use them. Outside of disasters, like when my office was struck by lightning (seriously!) we’ll use photos that we’ve taken of the hardware we’re testing–unless they suck and the manufacturer’s are super-sexy.
The new version of GPU-Z is out. GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
* Added support for variants of i945G, Q35, G31/G33, G84, G92, G96, GT200, G86M, G84M, C79
* Improved RV770 and GT200 detection code
* Updated NVIDIA temperature reading code
* Fixed updater getting stuck during refresh
* CrossFire on Vista64 now reported with note “unsure”, instead of just “unknown”
* Added mini graph to sensors
* Screenshots are uploaded as PNG now
* Added crash report error handler
* Updated G70 number of ROPs
* Added PCI Vendor Point of View
* Improved S3 Chrome 400, S20, S18 and S8 detection