We?re yet to see a DX10 AGP part from Nvidia, although a handful of AMD AIB?s already offer the 2600 series in AGP. HIS is the latest to do so, although their offering is quite different from the rest. The boards available come in 256/512MB versions ? and all include HDMI support. The boards operates at 800/700MHz, features a single-slot cooler, and generates less than 20dB. Until we see a potential 8600 or equivalent with an AGP bridge, this is as good as it gets when it comes to DX10.
Apple?s OS X Leopard has only been on the market for a few days, and while its already sold over two million copies, it seems to be attracting a blue-screen-of-death on boot up. According to affected users, the error appears when using the upgrade option, which keeps the majority of your settings and programs intact. In some cases, the error remained for as long as six hours, while others were more fortunate and it only lasted around an hour. While many blame the Application Enhancer in Macs, the error is usually avoidable when not selecting the ?upgrade? install option.
A recent document from AMD, floating around journalists in-boxes, has revealed some new details about DirectX 10.1. AMD touts that amongst Shader Model 4.1 - DirectX 10.1 will improve global illumination and shadowing, deferred rendering performance and LOD instructions. Slides also claim "more realistic environments" and "improved programmability" - although it seems to be becoming mandatory these days for companies to include marketing shenanigans like those.
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