Archive for March 4th, 2021
“…I think you?ll see the industry move up a little bit in performance. But I don?t think you?ll see any radical changes in architecture. I doubt you?ll see any radical changes in architecture even in the fall…” It seems NVIDIA will be focusing on improvements to Shader Model 3.0 architecture in their product refreshes for 2005, rather than bring any radically new changes to their current high-end technology. Makes sense to us. Few games have begun to scratch the surface of Shader Model 2, let alone 3. “Architecturally we?re still in the shader model three type era.” Read the full news article http://www.beyond3d.com/#news20937.
It’s been out for a couple of months now, but still interesting to know about. Gigabyte has released the 3D1 graphics card: Basically two GeForce 6600 GT GPUs on a single card. From Anandtech: “Gigabyte is hitting multi-GPU technology hard out of the gate with a single board 6600 GT solution dubbed the 3D1. We were able to get our hands on this and two new motherboards from Gigabyte last week for a round of holiday testing. The two major focuses of the article will be to explore any advantages offered by the 3D1 over two-card SLI solutions, and to take a first look at the performance of the GA-8AENXP Dual Graphic Intel SLI offering from Gigabyte…” How does the innovative 3D1 compare to the usual, multi-card SLI solutions? Read more http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=2315.
A1 Electronics.net have just posted their latest review of the XTrac Hybrid computer mouse mat. Here’s a snippit "The surface looks as if it will be easy to clean be it when we spill coffee and it gets covered in cigarette ash. We are messy sometimes. If the Hybrid works for us in this environment it will work for you. What can we say. Here you see a Logitech mouse that really does slip or move very freely over this Hybrid mat from XTrac. Really. No matter how hard we press down on it." Read the full review here