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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,29 2007 - tech 
Crysis DX10 Features in Windows XP - tech
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DX 10 Features in Windows XP - MUST SEE thread on the Crysis Forums offers a tip on improving the visuals in the Crysis demo under DirectX 9, saying the game can be coaxed into looking more like the game running under DirectX 10 without using Vista!
If you tweak the configuration files in CVarGroups by copying and pasting the "very high" settings (1st paragraph) IN PLACE of the "high" settings (last paragraph) the game will load the highest possible settings even though the drop-down menus display "high." The difference between "high" settings and the tweaked settings is immense: shadows are deeper, more realistic; the leaves have better reflective properties, better textures; the colours are better; and the level of detail is simply stunning.

With these settings I'm running the game between 15-25 FPS at 1440x900 and (wait for it) 8x AA, and it looks PERFECT. Best of all, this is in XP. So I'm happy. I have XP and I'm playing the game at settings higher than DX9 allows (strictly speaking). Give this a try if your rig can handle it.
Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GT Tested - tech
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NVIDIA today is set to launch its newest midrange graphics card part, the GeForce 8800 GT (65nm), previously known by its codename G92. NVIDIA guidance states that its newest graphics card will be sold at a retail price in the $199 and $249 price range.
The GeForce 8800 GT sports a 100 MHz speed bump over the 8800 GTS, and comes factory clocked at 600 MHz. The 600 MHz clock speed of the 8800 GT is actually 15 MHz higher than the 8800 GTX's default GPU clock, which is set at 575 MHz. The 8800 GT's clock speed also comes within striking distance of the GeForce 8800 Ultra's 612 MHz GPU clock speed. The NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT features 112 stream processors, 16 less than the 128 stream processors found on the ultra high-end 8800 GTX and 16 more than the 96 stream processors found on NVIDIA's 8800 GTS. The stream processors of the 8800 GT come clocked at 1500 MHz, the same speed as the stream processors of the GeForce 8800 Ultra. Comparatively, the GeForce 8800 GTX comes with its stream processors clocked at 1350 MHz while the 8800 GTS' stream processors are clocked at 1200 MHz.

The GDDR3 memory of the GeForce 8800 GT comes clocked at 900 MHz -- equal to the memory frequency of the GeForce 8800 GTX. However, the 8800 GT falls short of the 8800 Ultra's memory speed, which is 1080 MHz (2160 MHz effective). NVIDIA guidance states that the GeForce 8800 GT supports the new PCIe 2.0 bus standard. The PCI-Express Special Interest Group claims that the new bus standard yield improvements in bandwidth. High-definition video fans will be glad to hear that the GeForce 8800 GTS comes integrated with support for NVIDIA's 2nd generation PureVideo HD engine, which allows for H.264 video decoding to be offloaded from the processor and on to the video card. HDCP support is also present on all reference designs.
The first reviews can be found on AnandandandandTech, Boot Daily, Chile Hardware, Elite Bastards, FPS Lab, Guru3D (8800 GT SLI tested), Hot Hardware,, Neoseeker, TechPowerUp, TechReport, THG, Tweaktown, VR-Zone:
In the end, Nvidia has taken its time, but offers an exceptional card with the GeForce 8800GT. For about $230 it nearly displays the power of a GeForce 8800GTX (under 3%) twice as expensive, with the only downside being a slightly lower memory capacity (512 MB instead of 768 MB) and a bandwidth 10% lower than that of a GeForce 8800GTS. However, in games, the latter is usually outperformed by 30% without filters (using the 320 MB version) by the GeForce 8800GT and the GTX is only 12% higher. We have to say that the transition to the 65 nm process meant the arrival of more than just a couple of G92 on a wafer. By the way, this chip boasts 754 million transistors. It's small, consumes less than a GeForce 8800GTS 320 MB, and the 8800GT is also quite silent despite its single slot cooling system.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,28 2007 - tech
Crysis Demo Performance Analysis - tech
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Both PC Perspective and TweakTown have Crysis demo performance analyses:
The Crysis settings system works by only offering you resolutions that the computer can handle. What's frustrating is that none of the cards here today gave us the ability to run at our native 2560 x 1600 resolution with any detail settings. With that said though, given the Ultra was only cracking 50FPS at 1920 x 1200 we wouldn't be expecting big numbers at 2560 x 1600. Also, if their system was flawless it wouldn't let you choose past 800 x 600 for the 8600GTS and HD 2600 XT. While I don't doubt that there are people out there with an 8600GTS saying "Nah this game runs great at 1280 x 1024 and high settings", it's clear that these people have no idea what smooth performance looks like.

Look at the performance from the 8800 GTX and the 8800 GTS 640MB cards compared to one another, we found some interesting inflections. For instance, at 1024x768 without AA, the 8800 GTS 640MB system out performed the GTX system. Yes, I know the testing process wasn't exactly the same, so we have to make some broader generalizations, but it would appear that the quad-core CPU that Jeremy used was in fact a factor in overall performance as the Crytek developers indicated. Another interesting note that came from this weekend - NVIDIA acknowledged that SLI scaling on Crysis was some crippled for the time being. A new driver is going to be released that will help with it, but they are saying that Crytek has a couple of fixes of their own that need to be made for proper multi-GPU performance so again, we might want to wait for the final retail version of the software to really get into the multi-GPU capabilities of the engine.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,26 2007 - tech
TechNews - ForceWare 169.01 Crysis Drivers - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,24 2007 - tech
TechNews - 8800GT has 9 possible variations - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,23 2007 - tech
Hellgate London Demo GPU Peformance - tech
(hx) 05:48 AM EDT - Oct,23 2007 - Post a comment
AMDZone benchmarked the Hellgate London beta on 12 different video cards to find out how it performs under DirectX 9. Here's a bit:
With 12 cards you have a lot of numbers to look at. What is clear again is that the GeForce 8800s dominate. Each are a good deal over 100 frames per second. Next up is the Radeon X1900XTX. The card has been out a while, but 73.7 frames per second is pretty damn impressive. Following it are the 7900s, with the 1950 Pro not far behind. Each manages to be well about 50 FPS and quite playable at 1280X1024. Then there is a bit of a drop off to the 8600s, the 7600GT, and the 2600XT which range from the low 30s to the low 40s in FPS. Then at the bottom of the barrel is a once proud warrior, the heat source that is the 6800GT which narrowly beats out the budget X1300SE. If you have a 6800GT and you are not running SLI then you really need to be thinking about upgrading.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,22 2007 - tech
TechNews - Windows 7 core details - tech
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TechNews - TVLinks Shut Down - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,18 2007 - tech
TechNews - Enable 4GB of RAM with Vista - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,17 2007 - tech
UT3 - CPU & High End GPU Analysis - tech
(hx) 10:18 AM EDT - Oct,17 2007 - Post a comment
AnandTech has published a valuable article called "Unreal Tournament 3 CPU & High End GPU Analysis: Next-Gen Gaming Explored". Here's a taster:
We don't often look at single-core performance given how cheap dual-core CPUs are today, but it's important to look at where we've come from over the past couple of years. One to two cores gives us an impressive 60% increase in performance on average, if we look back at our first dual-core processor review none of our gaming tests showed any performance increase from one to two cores. From 0 - 60% in two years isn't bad at all. The performance improvement from 2 to 4 cores isn't anywhere near as impressive, but still reasonable. In our first two tests we see a 9% increase and the third one gives us a 20% boost, for an average 13% jump in performance. If 3D games follow the same trend that we've seen over the past two years, it'll be another two years from now before we really see significant performance increases from quad-core processors. If in 2009 we hardly bother with dual-core chips because quad-core is so prevalent, you'll not hear any complaining from us.

Quad-core gaming is still years away from being relevant (much less a requirement), but the industry has come a tremendous distance in an honestly very short period of time. We're more likely to have multi-threaded games these days than 64-bit versions of those titles, mostly thanks to the multi-core architecture in both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Like it or not, but much of PC gaming development is being driven by consoles, the numbers are simply higher on that side of the fence (even though the games themselves look better on this side).
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,16 2007 - tech
TechNews - 4TB hard drives by 2011 - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,15 2007 - tech
Call of Duty 4 Demo Performance - tech
(hx) 09:23 PM EDT - Oct,15 2007 - Post a comment
The chaps over at FiringSquad gathered a dozen different GPUs ranging from the GeForce 7900 GT and Radeon X1950 Pro all the way up to the 8800 Ultra to see how today's latest high-end cards perform with Call of Duty 4. They have also included SLI/CrossFire results as well. Here's an excerpt:
The demo also gives us a preview of what kind of performance we can expect from the game, and here we saw the GeForce 8800 cards reigned supreme, particularly the GeForce 8800 GTX and Ultra. At 1600x1200 with 0xAA/16xAF the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB trailed the GTX by 19%, with that gap increasing as you crank up the screen resolution. Under the increased demands of 4xAA/16xAF, the GTX pulls further away from the GTS 640MB. Here the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB also pulls away from its 320MB counterpart. The GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB just doesn't have enough memory to run the game at the settings we chose at high resolutions of 1920x1200 with 4xAA/16xAF. And what about AMD's Radeon HD 2900 XT?

At worst, the Radeon HD 2900 XT ran about 9% slower than the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB. This occurred at 1600x1200 with 0xAA/16xAF. As you increase screen resolution that gap narrows, by 2560x1600 the card pulled even with the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB. With AA enabled, the 2900 XT runs faster overall than the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB and performs anywhere from 12-15% slower than the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB, although keep in mind that at 2560x1600 with 4xAA/16xAF the cards are only separated by 2.7 FPS in our testing. That's close enough to call it even, particularly considering the variability in our benchmark runs.

Since the Radeon HD 2900 XT is priced to compete with the GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB, some may consider this a decent showing for the 2900 XT, but we think the card is being held up a little by its driver. The X1950 XTX performs awfully close to the Radeon HD 2900 XT. CrossFire scaling needs a little more work as well.

If the rumors are true, the GeForce 8800 GTS 320MB will be replaced shortly by NVIDIA's upcoming G92 GPU. Some leaked documents suggest this card will be outfitted with more stream processors and memory than the GTS 320MB, as well as higher clock speeds: 600MHz on the graphics core (100MHz higher than the GTS today) and 900MHz memory, also 100MHz higher than the GeForce 8800 GTS. The card is expected to utilize a 256-bit memory interface versus the 320-bit interface of today's cards, but the extra stream processors, memory, and higher speeds should be enough to offset the difference.
Tim Sweeney On Your UT3/GoW PC - tech
(hx) 10:32 AM EDT - Oct,15 2007 - Post a comment
The Inquirer put Tim Sweeney to the task of giving some general recommendations on what Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War PC will need to fly.  When asked about the amount of video memory, here is what Tim stated:
In Unreal Tournament 3 and Gears of War for PC, there is a significant gain in having 512MB of video memory rather than 256MB. So, first and foremost, get at least a 512MB card if you can afford it. If you haven't maxed out your budget, then go for the maximum single-card performance that doesn't require extreme cooling, e.g. buy an entry-level GeForce 8800 over a GeForce 8600.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,14 2007 - tech
Unreal Tournament 3 Beta GPU Performance - tech
(hx) 08:19 PM EDT - Oct,14 2007 - Post a comment
The chaps over at AMD Zone have tested nine popular video cards (+AMD Athlon X2 6400+ / 2GB RAM) in the Unreal Tournament 3 Beta Demo:
As you can see you can get pretty good performance from Unreal Tournament 3 in DX9 mode especially compared to what we just got in Call of Duty 4. Here the 8800s both hit 100FPS. GeForce cards are clearly happy as the 7900s come in 3rd and 4th. Then we have the Radeon X1950 Pro, 8600GTS, and 2600XT pretty closely bunched just South of 45FPS. Only the 7600GT can't seem to handle things at 21FPS.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,12 2007 - tech
TechNews - 8800GT VS. 8800 Ultra, scores out! - tech
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,10 2007 - tech
TechNews - New AMD price cuts go live! - tech
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  • New AMD price cuts go live! - A new prices for AMD's dual- and single-core line-up are now in effect.
  • Phenom X4 roadmap leaks out - AMD will start the Phenom offensive with two new processors in November: a Phenom X4 9500 clocked at 2.2GHz, and a Phenom X4 9600 clocked at 2.4GHz
  • Quad-Core Phenom Models + Clocks Revealed - Phenom FX-82 will be clocked at 2.6GHz or higher while the faster FX-8x model could hit 3GHz. FX-82 DVT samples will be available in Q4 while production will kick off in Q1 2008 while FX-8x DVT sample and production is slated for Q2 2008.
  • GeForce 8800 GTS updated to 65nm - The new 8800 GTS would have 512 MB of GDDR3 memory, one D8P/G92 GPU with 128 Stream Processors enabled and clocks which are yet to be determined.
  • ASUS P5K Motherboard - P35 on a Budget - ASUS's P5K motherboard has definitely shown that it is a very capable board with good overclocking results for a mid-range board and with a lot of additional features onboard.
  • Seagate Barracuda ES.2 1-Terrabyte Hard Drive - Seagate uses technology in this drive which makes it very quiet - in fact, under a full load you can barely hear any of the normal 'ticking' sounds at all. The only real potential concern would be heat - like many of today's 7200rpm drives which have multiple platters in them, the heat levels can get out of hand if not properly cooled; especially in a RAID setup.
  • NVIDIA ForceWare 163.75 BETA Drivers - The beta 163.75 drivers improve support for Half-Life: Episode 2 and add SLI support for other games including Portal, Clive Barker's Jericho, SEGA Rally Revo, NHL 08, and European Street Racing.
  • Critical Bug Fixes for IE, Outlook and Word - The updates fix nine bugs in Microsoft's products. In addition to the four critical updates, Microsoft also released 'important' fixes for the Windows SharePoint collaboration software and in the Windows RPC (remote procedure call) technology
  • Mozilla Plans to Develop Mobile Browser - Mozilla plans to enter the mobile space with a mobile version of its Firefox browser
  • Blackberry Users Report Phantom Vibrations - Mobile phone addicts and BlackBerry junkies report feeling vibrations when there are none, or feeling as if they're wearing a cell phone when they're not.
  • Excel multiplication bug gets a patch - Microsoft has now issued a fix for the problem
  • Ripe TV - Yoga 4 Dudes 6 (video) - You're a dude, right?
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  • All these movies use the same scream! (video) - This video provides a compilation of different movies using the scream, spading various genres.
  • AMAZING Audio Illusion (video) - After this video is done playing, click the REPLAY button to hear the illusion!
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  • Radiohead album set free on web - Fans start downloading Radiohead's latest album after setting their own price for the 10-track collection.
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  • Gemma Atkinson 2008 Calendar Pics - Oh, and for all you single guys out there hoping to have a shot with Gemma, just follow her advice - "just be yourself."
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,09 2007 - tech
New Catalyst driver to bring big FPS gains - tech
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AMD is preparing to release its Catalyst 7.10 graphics drivers for ATI Radeon graphics cards later this week, and they're expecting to deliver big performance gains for Radeon HD and Radeon X1000-series GPUs with this update:
- Battlefield 2142 Crossfire performance improves 5-23% on the ATI Radeon HD 2600, ATI Radeon HD 2400 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series
- Call of Duty 2 performance improves up to 6.7% on both single card and Crossfire ATI Radeon HD 2600 and ATI Radeon HD 2400 configurations
- Call of Juarez DirectX 10 Crossfire performance improves up to 42% and single card performance improves up to 34% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 series products.
- Company of Heroes DirectX 10 Crossfire performance improves up to 80% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 series products and single card performance improves as much as 31% on - ATI Radeon HD 2900 and ATI Radeon HD 2600 products
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars Crossfire performance improves as much as 23% on ATI Radeon 1000 series products and single card performance improves as much as 23% on both ATI Radeon HD 2000 and ATI Radeon 1000 series products
- FEAR Crossfire performance improves as much as 16% on the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX, ATI Radeon X1650 XT, ATI Radeon HD 2400 series and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series
- Supreme Commander Crossfire performance improves up to 30% on all ATI Radeon HD 2000 and ATI Radeon 1000 series products. The ATI Radeon X1650 and ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series products see even greater improvements of 82% or more.
No word yet on whether or not we'll see a simultaneous XP Catalyst 7.10 release, or if the same performance jumps will apply to both operating systems, but it appears that ATI users currently running Vista are in for a treat
GeForce 8800 GTX Roundup - tech
(hx) 06:35 AM EDT - Oct,09 2007 - Post a comment
With Crysis, CoD 4, and Gears all being released this winter, you may be looking to upgrade shortly. FiringSquad compared 7 different GeForce 8800 GTX cards worthy of your consideration, including a water-cooled card from ASUS. Here's a taster:
With the addition of Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, you can definitely make an argument that this card is one of the best values out there right now. On top of that, you get EVGA's excellent warranty and tech support. And then there's Step Up. EVGA is the only manufacturer providing a trade-up program right now, giving them a unique advantage over the other card manufacturers. And to add further icing on the cake, the e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO ACS3 is overclocked from the factory.

With all these positives, it's no small wonder why EVGA has grown so quickly. They really have put together a nice package with the e-GeForce 8800 GTX KO ACS3 and we'd have no qualms recommending it, particularly if you plan on buying Quake Wars anyway.
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,08 2007 - tech
TechNews - Windows XP SP3 goes Vista-ish - tech
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  • AMD Triple Core - Marketing Hype or Mainstream Killer? - AMD has two triple-core Phenoms on its roadmap for March 2008. The two processors will be code-named "Troliman," and they will bear 7600 and 7700 model numbers. Clock speeds will be 2.3GHz for the 7600 and 2.5GHz for the 7700.
  • New ASUS P5E3 deluxe mainboard has instant-on Linux embedded - A feature that you don’t expect to find on a mainboard is an embedded Linux environment. Phoronix says that the Linux environment is complete with a web browser and a Skype VoIP client. The Linux environment is ready to run within seconds of powering the mainboard up and requires no software installation.
  • Dual CPU Quad SLI motherboard - Two processors and four graphics cards - what more could you want, apart from a new PSU?
  • GeForce 8800 GT Has 112 SPs Clocked @ 1.5GHz - GeForce 8800 GT has 112 stream processors like the new GeForce 8800 GTS 640MB SKU!
  • Xonar sound card goes PCI Express -  Like the Xonar D2, the Xonar D2X has 7.1 channels, a signal-to-noise ratio rating of 118dB, and Dolby Digital Live functionality to encode PC audio into Dolby Digital format on the fly.
  • Windows XP SP3 goes Vista-ish - The SP3 has more than 1,073 patches/hotfixes including security updates. Among these are a few things that have been backported from Vista including the new Windows Product Activation model, Network Access Protection modules and policies.
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  • Adobe publishes workaround for PDF exploit - The flaw affects Adobe Reader 8.1 and earlier. In the advisory, Adobe details a workaround to disable the exploit until a fix comes along. The workaround involves editing the Windows registry and disabling the mailto: option.
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 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,06 2007 - tech
TechNews - Nvidia kills 8800GTS 320MB - tech
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  • Nvidia kills 8800GTS 320MB, relaunches 640MB - We knew that Nvidia was planning to kill the 8800GTS 320MB in order to make room for the 65nm die-shrink that the world has come to know as G92. But it turns out that you cannot order 320MB versions any more either, since it is being pronounced as an EOL (End of Life) product.
  • Radeon HD 2950X2X is a dual card - This card will have two times 320 shader units and two times 512MB GDDR4 memory again with 256 bit.
  • Mobile Platform Wars: AMD vs. Intel - While battery life and power requirements look to be reasonably competitive with Intel's offerings, in terms of raw performance AMD gets beat pretty easily. This occurs even when comparing AMD's latest $400 Turion X2 TL-66 to a system using Intel's $250 Core 2 Duo T7300
  • Microsoft reveals .NET source code - The .NET Framework 3.5 will be licensed under the Microsoft Reference License, which gives developers the right to view but not modify the source code. Microsoft says this will give developers a better understanding of how the system works.
  • Mobility Public Beta V - Those of you who are stuck with an ATI Mobile card and no driver support should take a look at the Mobility Modder (XP/Vista supported) which allow you to update your drivers in no time.
  • OCCT 1.1.1 - A free CPU/memory stability test - download.
  • Apple Acknowledges That Some iMacs Freeze Up - Apple has acknowledged receiving complaints about software update 1.1, issued September 13, that has resulted in iMacs freezing up during normal use, and said it would issue a fix as soon as possible. The update was issued to fix bugs, and was recommended for 20- and 24-inch iMac models with 2.0, 2.4, or 2.8-GHz processors.
  • Treo 750 Tested - Integrated Bluetooth, 1.3 megapixel camera, 3G (UMTS) network compatibility in Palm Treo 750 is complemented with a commendable voice clarity devoid of echo syndromes, even with the speaker mode active.
  • Duluth Woman Owes $222,000 for Pirating Songs - And  It could have been much worse...
  • I am creating artificial life, declares US gene pioneer - Craig Venter, the controversial DNA researcher involved in the race to decipher the human genetic code, has built a synthetic chromosome out of laboratory chemicals and is poised to announce the creation of the first new artificial life form on Earth.
  • Build Your Own Interactive LED Coffee Table (video) - It's a coffee table that has hundreds of LEDs in the top surface that respond to motion above the table
  • Nissan Pivo 2 Electric Concept Has a Talking Head (video) - The Pivo 2 three-seater electric car has wheels that can turn 90 degrees for easy parallel parking. Like its predecessor, which was unveiled two years ago, the new Pivo has a cabin able to revolve 360 degrees, eliminating the need to reverse. A round-eyed robot head sitting on the dashboard has cameras that can tell when a driver is getting sleepy
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