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Multi-GPU GeForce GTX 590 Released

Posted by Robert Dow on March 24th 2011 | Permalink
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On the heels of their most recent midrange product launch, the GTX 550 Ti, Nvidia rolled out their flagship AIB the dual GPU GTX 590.This top of the line, take no prisoners, 3GB GDDR5 AIB with a massive 384-bit memory bus (per GPU) has delivered some impressive scores. Does it outperform 2

Registration is now open for SIGGRAPH 2011

Posted by Robert Dow on March 23rd 2011 | Permalink
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The 38th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques will be taking place this year in Vancouver, the 7th - 11th of August. Registration is open to experience all of the latest advances in computer graphics and interactive techniques with your international colleagues, collaborators, and friends. Read

PCMark 7 Announced For Windows 7

Posted by Robert Dow on March 22nd 2011 | Permalink
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Futuremark, the developer of popular graphic intensive benchmarking software such as 3DMark 11, announced PCMark 7, a new benchmark offering complete PC performance analysis for Windows 7. PCMark 7 includes 7 separate test suites combining more than 20 individual workloads covering storage, computation, image and video manipulation, web browsing and gaming. You can read more about

3D is good for kids: We knew it all along

Posted by Robert Dow on March 18th 2011 | Permalink
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Despite a warning from Nintendo not to buy the 3DS for children 6 or under, American optometrists are welcoming the device. Aside from the fact that the 3DS is good clean fun "The 3DS could be a godsend for identifying kids under 6 who need vision therapy," say vision experts. Read about

Nvidia introduces new Mainstream AIB

Posted by Robert Dow on March 17th 2011 | Permalink
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The new GTX 550 Ti enters the mainstream segment checking in at the $149 price point. It will feature 192 Cuda Cores, 900 MHz Graphics Clock, 1GB of GDDR5 with a Texture Fill Rate of 28.8 billion texels per second. You can read about new Nvidia offering here and our review in the upcoming issue

Autodesk simulator allows public to test out new roads

Posted by Robert Dow on March 16th 2011 | Permalink
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Our Golden Gate Bridge is being revamped and the San Francisco Transportation Authority showed off the new Presidio Parkway driving simulator Tuesday at the Autodesk Gallery in San Francisco. The sim includes a steering wheel, gas and brake pedals and a working speedometer. Read about the simulator here.

Internet Explorer 9, Microsoft’s first GPU-accelerated browser now available

Posted by Robert Dow on March 15th 2011 | Permalink
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IE9 promises to take surfing the internet to a new level with hardware accelerated graphics and HTML5. Top sites such as Ebay, Amazon, Hulu and CNN are among the first sites to take advantage of the new browser. You can download and learn about IE9 here.

With the full extent of the damage caused still unknown our hearts and thoughts are with you Japan

Posted by Robert Dow on March 14th 2011 | Permalink
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Major relief efforts are just beginning you can donate via the Red Cross by texting to 90999 and $10 will be routed to the Japanese Red Cross or by going to American Red Cross: Donate

Do tablets have a place in professional graphics?

Posted by Robert Dow on March 10th 2011 | Permalink
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Analysts and reporters are going nuts trying to out-predict each other on the growing size and influence of the nascent market for tablet computers. And its success has caused every analyst and reporter to come forth with a vision, forecast, and warning. Jon Peddie predicts tablets will eventually find a

New Workstation Report Available! Steady moderate growth for the workstation market in Q4’10

Posted by Webmaster on March 9th 2011 | Permalink
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Workstation market growth continues at a healthy, moderate pace in Q4'10.