For those that already have a water cooling system, this EVGA’s product might be interesting. This GeForce GTX 280 is overclocked (core is overclocked by 89MHz (602MHz to 691MHz), memory by 108MHz (reference 1107MHz to 1215MHz) and the shaders are up from 1296MHz to 1458MHz) and comes with a large water-cooling block, the complete card keeping a nice single slot design.
From Guru3D, this is top-notch product. The most important thing is the temperatures are very nice. But even if the GeForce GTX 280 remains the fastest single GPU based product on this planet, ATI products just offer more value for the money. But if you need features such as CUDA or PhysX, so this card is the right choice. But the US$600.- price of this simple bundle is not really cool…
Access to the complete review here: eVGA GeForce GTX 280 HC16 Hydro Copper Review
The new GeForce GTX 260 with 216 cores or shader processors is available and reviews about this card popup around the web. The GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 has the same specifications than the normal GTX 260 but differs in number of shader processors and texture units.
GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Specifications:
- GPU: GT200 – Codename: G200-103-A2 – 65nm
- Shader Processors (cores): 216
- Texture Units: 72 (64 for GTX 260)
- ROPs: 28 (28 for GTX 260)
- GPU Clock: 576MHz
- Shader Clock: 1242MHz
- Memory: 896Mb GDDR3 / 448-bit / 999MHz
- DirectX 10 and OpenGL 2.1
ECS reveals the latest GeForce 9800 GTX+ Hydra Pack to meet the requirement from performance-hungry gamers. With two N9800GTX+ -512MX-W graphics cards, ECS Hydra Cooling System, and plenty of accessories bundled in a package, unprecedented gaming performance is now available via the power of multi-GPUs.
VR-Zone has a performance chart comparing Radeon HD 3870 X2 against the GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260.
Read more HERE.
“With the gaming industry now spending more to develop user interfaces than the Pentagon, the Army has begun putting all that R&D to good use in weaponry and training. Reversing the traditional role of games attempting to simulate real life killing machines, it is now the weapons makers using gaming technology to make their products more effective.”
Many people would like to think that video game testing is all fun and games, and the only qualification you’ll need is a passion to play. Although a passion for playing video and computer games is a must, there are other qualities that a person must have to become a game tester. Video and computer game testing is not just fun and games. Like any job, it requires dedication, hard work and some related skills, not just aptitude in playing video games. If you really are interested in becoming a video game tester, then read on.
To be a good game tester some background on programming is a must. After all, how can you work with the game producers and programmers if you don’t understand what they are talking about, right?
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