Download: NVIDIA Forceware 182.50 XP and Vista WHQL
This is a WHQL-Certified driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, and 200-series desktop GPUs.
New in Release 182.50:
- Optimized single GPU and SLI support for upcoming PC games.
- Numerous bug fixes. Refer to the release documentation notes.
New in Release 182 Drivers :
- Boosts performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 182 WHQL drivers vs. Release 181.22 WHQL drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):
- Up to 8% performance increase in Fallout 3 at high resolution and AA.
- Up to 10% performance increase in F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
- Up to 9% performance increase in Half-Life 2 at high resolution with AA.
- Up to 11% performance increase in Left 4 Dead at high resolution with AA.
- Up to 10% performance increase in Race Driver: GRID at high resolution and AA.
- Includes full support for OpenGL 3.0 on GeForce 8-series, 9-series, and 200-series GPUs.
- Automatically installs the new PhysX System Software version 9.09.0203.
- Supports single GPU and NVIDIA SLI technology on DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and OpenGL including 3-way SLI, Quad SLI, and SLI support on SLI-certified Intel X58-based motherboards
- Supports NVIDIA SLI Multi-monitor support, giving you the ability to use two monitors with your GeForce graphics cards in SLI mode. Learn more here.
- Supports NVIDIA PhysX acceleration on a dedicated GeForce graphics card. Use one card for graphics and dedicate a different card for PhysX processing for game-changing physical effects. Learn more here. Note: GPU PhysX is supported on all GeForce 8-series, 9-series and 200-series GPUs with a minimum of 256MB dedicated graphics memory.
- Supports GeForce Plus Power Pack #2. Download these free PhysX and CUDA applications now!
- Supports CUDA.
- Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
TwinTech launches a 1792MB GeForce GTX 275
TwinTech today also relases their geForce GTX 275. And they will have both a Twintech GTX275 1792MB & 896MB AC Extreme Triple Fan-XT OC Edition.
Press-release: The GeForce GTX 275 GPU with CUDA
Palit calls first dibs on GTX 275
Palit Microsystems introduces it's first non-reference design GeForce GTX275, which combines an innovative DUAL FAN cooling system and 4-phase PWM GPU power circuit.
Palit again used their innovative dual fan cooling system for the GTX 275, with two PWM fans and three heat-pipes to provide high performance and trustworthy cooling solution. The two PWM fans are able to provide sufficient air flow to cool GPU on the graphics quietly.
The GeForce GTX275 features 240 stream processors with a 633MHz core clock, 1404 shader clock and high capacity 896MB of 448bit, 2268 MHz GDDR3 memory. Which are reference clock speeds.
The GTX275 is already distributed to all local channels this week and gaming enthusiast are able to get their first GTX275 from Palit in the PC shops now.
Samsung HT-AS730 5.1 home theater system announced
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275 review
NVIDIA today unleashes their high-end GeForce GTX 275 graphics card. Tagged with sheer dedication to compete against the all new Radeon HD 4890 and a really radian price tag of 239 EUR, does the GTX 275 have what it takes ? This article will go over the reference model GeForce GTX 275, armed with 896MB of memory.
We'll take it head to head against ATI's latest offering, the Radeon HD 4890, and will see what the GTX 275 brings to the table in terms of value for that hard earned commodity of ours, money.
Read all about the GeForce GTX 275 right here.
ATI Radeon HD 4890 review
ATI today unleashes not one, but two new SKU's based on the Radeon HD 4890. The Radeon HD 4890 is their new most high-end single GPU based graphics card. It is not a 40nm product as many of you had heard and hoped. It is however an incremental update of the Radeon HD 4870. Features wise 100% the same product, yet made more power efficient in idle, performs faster and is being repositioned as an enthusiast product .. a very tweakable and overclockable piece of machinery actually.
In this review we'll cover the Radeon HD 4890 armed with a weaponry of 1024MB memory, we'll take it through all our test paces and software, offer you a nice photo-shoot, and then some more.
But my man .. click on this link to read up all about it in this 18 page review.
Radeon HD 4770 specs finalize
I'm sure you have read our RV740 / Radeon HD 4750 review earlier in February. The final specifications are now here and released as such by the website it168, and that the final configuration is not much off what we showed you in our preview, besides a faster core clock frequency that is.
There still might be a Radon HD 4750 based on the 650 Core clock we tested, but the 750 MHz version will be called Radeon HD 4770 and is still priced at 99 USD.
Other then the clock frequency bump there is no real difference in the specs compared to out review. This should be a very interesting release price performance wise.
SmoothCreations Neptune Xtreme Machine review
The last machine we looked at from SmoothCreations was the munchies-inducing VW Bus case. That machine was impressive in its own right, if not for the sheer performance then for fact that it actually looked like a Volkswagen Bus. But, it also had a few shortcomings. So, they sent us another one, something quite a bit different.
OK, I'm game. While it might not be the ultimate to the hardcore, SmoothCreations built an awesome machine, worthy of praise and attention.
Check out this Guru3D review right here.
GeForce GTX 275 versus Radeon HD 4890
Today we take the latest from ATI and NVIDIA. Combine them, smack them around a little. Make them sweat in our test-rigs and see where performance is at. Will both product be fast enough to surpass current high-end class graphics cards or not ?
Have a peek of a review on the GeForce GTX 275 and Radeon HD 4890, and then click on the link to read our article.
Click right here to read this Guru3D.com content.
Aprils Fools Day !
Dude .. really ... It's April's Fools day today !
But check back tomorrow (the 2nd) and we'll show you the real deal .. on both cards.
Samsung 8000, 7000 & 6000 Series LCD HDTV pricing announced
Samsung have announced pricing and availability details for their new LCD HDTV ranges. Currently covering the LED edge-lit 6000, 7000 and 8000 series models, the screens range from 31.5-inches to 54.6-inches, with prices kicking off at $1,599.99 for the smallest Series 6000 model and rising to $3,999.99 for the top-end Series 8000.
The nine HDTVs will see a staggered release, with the first sets appearing now and then spread across April through June. The Series 6000 sets have InfoLink RSS, with ethernet connectivity, while the 7000 and 8000 models are DLNA certified with compatibility with Samsung
Chieftec launches Dragon CH-07 case
Right, that ... so not my style really. Chieftec has added the CH-07 case to its Dragon Series, this is a new chassis aimed at gamers. Full specs and more photos can be found over here.
Foxconn relocating some fabs back to Taiwan
Ealier on there was already a rumor that FoxConn will be leaving the retail market and focus solely on OEM manufacturing. Another new fact however just became apparant. DigiTimes reports the Foxconn Group plans to relocate part of its production facilities in China back to Taiwan later this year:
While endorsing the government's efforts to create more job opportunities in an attempt to rein in rising unemployment rates in Taiwan, Gou also urged the government to cultivate a more favorable business environment so that more local enterprises are willing to build their bases in the home market.
Foxconn chairman Terry Gou also said he believes the global economy won't fully recover until 2012.
Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood Trailer
Gaikai To Launch OnLive Competitor
Just a few days ago, we reported about an interesting new service OnLive wants to offer winter 2009. A games on demand service, delivering the latest high-end gaming titles over home broadband Internet to the TV and entry-level PCs and Macs.
Now, it seems, there is already some competition on the horizon in the form of Gaikai. Co-founded by David Perry, well known as a game developer (Earthworm Jim, MDK, Messiah, etc.), he wrote in a blog post on his web site:
"The whole idea of playing on hardware that you don
MSN Encarta to be Discontinued
No, this is not an early April fools joke. Microsoft announced today that it is going to discontinue its MSN Encarta web sites on October 31, 2009:
"On October 31, 2009, MSN Encarta Web sites worldwide will be discontinued, with the exception of Encarta Japan, which will be discontinued on December 31, 2009. Additionally, Microsoft will cease to sell Microsoft Student and Encarta Premium software products worldwide by June 2009.
Encarta has been a popular product around the world for many years. However, the category of traditional encyclopedias and reference material has changed. People today seek and consume information in considerably different ways than in years past. As part of Microsoft
Study shows gaming can improve eyesight
A new 'Nature Neuroscience' study from the University of Rochester in the US claims that playing videogames can improve certain problems with deteriorating eyesight, such as 'lazy eye'. The research proves that games improved the subject's "contrast sensitivity"
Intel Nehalem-based Xeon processors launched
Intel officially expanded the availability of their Nehalem-based Xeon processors today. Even though it was first introduced in the Mac Pro, the processors are now available in a wider-range of products. Seventeen processors have been launched.
These new processors support HyperThreading and a Turbo Boost feature that increases clock speeds and shuts down unused cores, allowing for a serious boost in overall performance.
The Xeon 5500 ranges in price from $188 for the 1.86GHz dual-core to $1,600 for the 3.2GHz quad-core. There is also a Xeon 3500 available in three different models that range from 2.66GHz to 3.2GHz. Pricing for these ranges from $284 to $999. These Xeon processors are now available in Dell Precision systems and the HP Z800.