It's 2010. Only the GPUs have been changed to protect the innocent. nVidia still has the single fastest GPU and AMD has the single fastest card. Nv's 580 (or Fermi without the massive fail) is a fast gpu. It's THE fastest GPU. The AMD 5970, a year old and still the fastest single card....(more)
With little in the way of new technology, unable or unwilling to keep up with gaming technology, a potential widespread chip series failure, and dropping out of the chipset business, can the company hang on?
(This is repeated in op-ed but almost no one ever sees those.)
(sorry for the delay in new stories.. dang)
You know the drill. Start your computer, go do something, come back, windows is about done booting up. Oh sure, maybe you get a log in screen, but deep down, you know it's not done. You can see the drive light blazing away.
Why? Because you use bloat ware.... want to start browsing the web 8 seconds after power on?
It's a move they have not done since the Rage Fury MAXX. Have the years been kind to DAAMiT? Have they released a worthy product? And ultimately, how does it perform?
Click to find out.
Time to evaluate Asus' newest 790FX motherboard and put it through its paces...
So what of it? Read on to find out.
Ladies and gentlemen, the first high-end DX10 notebook GPU has finally arrived. But is it high-end in name only? Or does it have the performance to make the considerable investment to get a notebook with this chip worthwhile?
First of all, I'd like to thank everyone who nominated The Overclocking Union about a month ago in the nomination round of GameSpot's Union Awards.
We have managed to get nominated for the most prestigious category for this years union awards - "Best Community Assistance Union"
Last year we were fortunate to win in all the categories we were nominated for , those being
- Best Active Union
- Best GameSpot "Help" Union
- Best Union Avatar
and we hope to win big this year too ! with your help
Now begins the final voting of this years Union Awards.
Visit this thread, and vote for the union you think deserves to be the best out of those
categories. We hope your decision lies with The Overclocking Union for the sole category in which we have been nominated !
Thank You Very Much !
and have a nice day
- eatpepsi & the crew of Overclocking Union
all u have to do is paste the following the above thread !
Best Community Assistance Union:
With the lack of a single, consistent API to write device drivers in Linux, the OS encourages creating open source drivers for components in order to allow distro devs and fans to be able to modify the code to better operate in a particular/favorite/specific distribution of the Linux Operating System. This recipe does not play well obviously with the closed source video drivers that DAAMiT and nVidia would prefer, but AMD is seeming to make the first move into open source drivers in order to best combat the stability/performance issues they have consistently had in the OS. What does this mean for the industry? What does it mean for end users, consumers and business clients? And what does it mean for the competition?
Matrox releases a new iteration of their TripleHead2Go Graphics eXpansion Modules, which now support DVI monitors. So just what does this thing do, and how does it benefit gamers? Click to read more.
Is there rapture for those who made the investment of Vista and a (high-end) DX10 graphics card? Or are our systems to fall victim to the Big Daddy? Read on to find out more.
Asus brings out another P35 motherboard, fit for the Republic of Gamers product line. HardOCP goes to check out if it's really got the guts to pull out a ballroom blitz.
I just noticed this new fan controller, and i find it so nice that i just put it up here
Quad-kit creator OCZ has been talking about phase-change cooling and, in term about its Cryo-Z cooler for quite some time now and, although promises were high and mighty the minutes, hours, day and months have passed and nothing became a reality. The Cryo-Z has been recently deemed as cancelled, the rumor was countered by OCZ but the whole truth is that, more than a year after it was first showcased, the Cryo-Z is finally on the home stretch. The phase-change cooler is currently in the safe hands of OCZ's engineers and, as we recently found out, it will arrive in stores very soon, before the end of this quarter, and at a price tag that will make it very appealing to anyone who wants to run (overclocked) CPUs at sub-zero temperatures and doesn't have liquid hydrogen lying around the house. For more OCZ news and updates (including Cryo-Z's planned price tag) be sure to check back tomorrow (BEd: Such manipulatory tactics.) when we will post an interview with Joe Chan, Project Manager at OCZ.
Samsung has launched a new kind of nonvolatile memory dubbed Phase-change Random Access Memory, better known as PRAM. At present this new memory technology is under great research from Samsung, however the electronics company has finally demonstrated a working 512 megabit sample. Samsung has claimed that PRAM is slated to replace current NOR flash memory technology within the next several years.
Initially, there was a very good reason for why DirectX 10 was not possible to be backported to Windows XP, and why Vista as a requirement was valid.
Now, new opinions suggest that a recent move by MS may coincidentally remove this technical barrier, and that the only reason left for DX10 not being backported is pure and simple greed.
Shall we see DirectX 10 on XP? Or get fleeced into an OS many of us aren't even sure about? Place your bets and click on.
ATi brings their "flagship midrange" product out at long last in the form of the HD 2600 XT, and currently their best product with full support for UVD. How good is this card with respects to gaming? Playing HD movie content? And how does it compare apples-to-apples with nVidia's 8600 line in Windows Vista?
Click to read more.
AMD recently announced that the upcoming Barcelona-based chips will be initially released with a maximum clock speed of 2.0GHz for their first native quad-core processors.
Could this be a sign of a slow start? or AMD losing another round to the intel juggernaut?