ASUS N550JK Notebook PC Review (with GeForce GTX 850M)
ASUS N550JK Notebook
Review
GIGABYTE BRIX GTX 760 Compact Gaming PC Kit Review (GB-BXi5G-760)
GIGABYTE BRIX GTX 760
Review
FurMark, GPU stress test
FurMark 1.14.1
 
GPU Caps Viewer
GPU Caps Viewer 1.21.1
 
GPU Shark
GPU Shark 0.9.1
 
(Test) Particle Rendering: Point Sprites vs Geometry Shaders Sprites
TEST: Point Sprites vs
Geometry Shaders

Archive for October, 2008


HIS Radeon HD 4850 Review

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/10/13 at 12:16

Categories: Graphics Cards   Tags: , , , , ,

I took the time this morming to publish the test of HIS’s Radeon HD 4850 I started on month ago. I must say that Radeon HD 4850 shows high OpenGL performances and as always, vertex processing is incredibly fast (see surface deformer benchmark). At idle, GPU temperature is around 70°C while under load the temperature reaches 93°C (3-minute test with GPU Caps Viewer burner).

The full test is available here: HIS Radeon HD 4850 Graphics Card Review.

Radeon HD 4850 graphics video card


ATI Catalyst 8.10 Graphics Drivers: Final Version is Available

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 12:13

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The final version of Catalyst 8.10 is available here:
- Catalyst 8.10 XP 32/64-bit
- Catalyst 8.10 Vista 32/64-bit

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ShiVa 1.6.2 unleashes the 3D power of the iPhone…

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 12:09

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Stone Trip has released a new version of ShiVa, a platform for 3D real time development. This new release adds the support of iPhone and iPod Touch.

ShiVa


Lian Li Launches the all new Classic PC-9 Midi Tower Chassis

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 12:06

Categories: Hardware   Tags: , , , , ,

13 October 2008, Keelung, Taiwan – Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd has launched the PC-9 midi-tower incorporating outstanding quality with a clean simple style. Standing at 209 x 435 x 488mm (W,H,D), with removable front panel around front bezels consisting of 5x 5.25” bays which can support all your ODD needs, while the lower part of the front bezel has an integrated HDD Hot swappable SATA cage with a front facing securely lockable door. The HDD Cage is ventilated uniquely from the sides of the case and exemplifies the innovation and attention to detail present in every chassis made by Lian Li.

Lian Li Classic PC-9 Midi Tower Chassis

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Other Weekly News In Brief

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Graphics Cards:

Other Hardware:

Programming:

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Misc:


RSX Reality Synthesizer, the PS3′s GPU

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 21:44

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Want to know to what looks like the graphics processor of a Sony PlayStation 3? Hardware Secrets has done the job for us. The PS3 is completely disassembled and here is the GPU:

PS3 GPU: RSX Reality Synthesizer - CXD2982


The heart of the Playstation 3 is made of two processors: the CPU (Cell Broadband Engine or CXD2989), and the GPU (RSX Reality Synthesizer or CXD2982).
RSX Reality Synthesizer has the following specifications:
- 550 MHz, 90nm process and 300+ million transistors
- 24 pixel processors
- 8 vertex processors
- 24 texturing units
- 8 ROPs
The PS3′s GPU is based on old NVIDIA G70 (GeForce 7) architecture…


NeoAxis Game Engine 0.58

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/10/09 at 13:59

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Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT Twin Turbo Review

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 13:54

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This Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT Twin Turbo comes with an Arctic Cooling (Accelero) based cooling solution to keep temperatures down and graphics card quiet. Idle temperature is 45°C and loading temperature is 65°C. The card is available for around $150.-


Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT specifications:
- GPU: G92 revision A2 / 754 million transistors / 702MHz
- Shader Processors: 112
- ROPs: 16
- Memory: 512Mb / 256-bit / 999MHz

Read the complete review here: Inno3D GeForce 9800 GT Twin Turbo Review

Overall, a very lovely product which we can definitely recommend, the next best thing for you would be the GeForce 9800 GTX+ or Radeon HD 4850 which are slightly more expensive.


USB Sandal Flash Drive for Your Next Vacation

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 13:52

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For $17 you can have this 2Gb USB sandal drive.


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Other cool USB drives: USB Gadgets @ Geeks3D


Real-time Shadow Algorithms and Techniques Collection

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/10/08 at 09:39

Categories: Game Development, Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , , ,

NVIDIA has done a great job for all 3D graphics developers: a collection of NVIDIA’s key presentations, code samples, demo programs, and whitepapers on the topic of shadowing under one page, giving developers a broad resource covering everything from the latest on cascaded shadow maps and real-time ambient occlusion to the basic principles of stencil shadowing and hardware-accelerated percentage-closer filtering.

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Equalizer 0.5.5 for OpenGL Parallel Rendering

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:35

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Equalizer is an open source project providing a minimally invasive programming interface and resource management system for parallel, scalable OpenGL applications.

Equalizer - OpenGL Parallel Rendering


A new version is available for developers: Equalizer 0.5.5.
Changelog:
* Initial support for 2D pixel compound kernels
* New OSWindow interface to simplify window system integration
* Add eq::util::BitmapFont as a simple helper to draw 2D bitmap fonts


Zhu3D: An interactive OpenGL Mathematical Function Viewer

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:31

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Zhu3D is an interactive OpenGL-based mathematical function viewer. You can visualize functions, parametric systems and isosurfaces. The viewer supports special effects like animation, morphing, transparency, textures, fog and motion blur.

Zhu3D runs under Linux/Unix, Windows XP-Vista and Mac OS X (the graphical user interface – GUI – uses Qt) and supports different CPU’s as well as different API’s like KDE, Gnome or Motiv. Isosurface calculation currently supports up to 16 CPU-threads.

Homepage: sourceforge.net/projects/zhu3d/

Ok that sounds good. So let’s try it:

Zhu3D - OpenGL Mathematical Function Viewer


Ooops… c’mon Zhu3D, you don’t recognize an OpenGL system like mine, this is a joke! Doesn’t matter. Let’s see the next:

Zhu3D - OpenGL Mathematical Function Viewer

Zhu3D - OpenGL Mathematical Function Viewer


Ah it’s better. Many samples are provided and you can changer the rendering mode (wireframe, solid, point). And for developers, full source code is packed into the archive. Cool!

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NVIDIA Greener Than Ever With a New BIOS

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 09:26

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Several GeForce 9 series will have a lower power consumption when idle with an upcoming BIOS update. I’m sure we can rely on Expreview to check that feature…

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SIO2: OpenGL Free Open Source 3D Engine For iPhone And iPod Touch

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/10/07 at 14:19

Categories: 3D Engines, Game Development, OpenGL, SDK   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,




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A Motherboard Cake for Geeks

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Next cake: a mobo + GeForce + Radeon…
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