ImageWould you look at that? NVIDIA hinted it would be coming today, and it looks like the tease is living up to the hype. The company stormed into the weekend at its Shanghai Game Festival by unleashing its latest offering, the GeForce GTX 690 — and oh yeah, it’s packing two 28nm Kepler GPUs! Trumping the recently released GTX 680 as the “worlds fastest graphics card,” it’s loaded with a whopping 3,072 Cuda cores. The outer frame is made from trivalent chromium-plated aluminum, while you’ll find thixomolded magnesium alloy around the fan for vibration [...]
I don’t know about you guys, buy I have a fantastic appetite for ice cream lately. I don’t know if it’s because of the sunny and hot weather outside or is it just because I’m a huge ice cream fan. Either way, there’s not a day that passes by that I don’t eat at least one fruity, chocolaty refreshing icy treat. That’s where I got the idea to make a list of some cool ice creams in vector format for you to drool on, to download and to use in your design projects. Enjoy!
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Nvidia’s GTX 590 is not a card that needs to be overclocked for gaming performance. Two GF110 GPUs, as found on the GTX 580, working in unison will kick any game’s behind, and the idea of being short of frames with the card’s stock clock settings is wild and preposterous.
What’s intriguing about the spec sheet of the 590 though is that each GPU has been down-clocked significantly to sit safely on the same bit of circuit board (any lisping readers are invited to read that last part aloud).
While a big performance increase is evident from single to dual-GPU cards, [...]
Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 580 is what the original should have been: quieter, full-featured, faster and more efficient.
When Nvidia launched the GTX 480 — code-named the GF100 — early this year, the new GPU proved to be something of a mixed bag. It was undeniably fast, but also crippled – every GTX 480 GPU shipped with a full functional unit disabled. Whether that was because of yield or power issues wasn’t clear. Power clearly was a problem – Nvidia’s flagship ran hot and loud.
Given the competition, Nvidia had to get Fermi out the door. Even before the original Fermi [...]
One fundamental enemy of the continuing quest for frame rates is plain old heat. Sitting among all the high-tech voodoo of your PC is the humble cooler, simple and vital.
The boggo-standard fans fitted to most PCs are, frankly, a bit pants-like. There are much better aftermarket ones and if you plan to go overclocking then you’ll need a decent one.
Designs of coolers have stabilised recently and the basic construction of all these tower coolers follows the same pattern. A spreader sits on the processor at the bottom of U-shaped heat pipes, which then rise through a stack of cooling [...]
Fans are great at circulating air around a room or house in the summertime. So why is it that they only point in one direction? The double room circulator is a double-headed fan, one that can be pointed in two directions at once for maximum circulation.
It’s a pretty genius idea, really. Having the fans pointing in two directions will speed up the circulating air, clearing out the hot air and cooling everyone down. Why would you want a stupid single fan after seeing this?
I’m a big fan of electronic music, but tend to prefer really creative stuff rather than some guy just noodling on a synthesizer. Few, however, can match the creativity of Peruvian musician Jaime Oliver. While he shouldn’t be confused with the English chef with a similar name, this Oliver manages to cook up his own wonderful stew of amazing sounds.
His Silent Drum may look like any old regular drum that you beat with your hand or some sticks, but it’s really an incredibly sophisticated synthesizer control surface. A camera pointed at the bottom of the flexible top skin measures [...]
Facebook is full of nuances, I have to say. Groups versus fan pages, it can be tricky to figure out which is going to work best for you and your organization, and that’s doubly difficult when Facebook keeps changing the rules too. The latest that I’ve heard buzz about is that fan pages for organizations are going to vanish entirely and people will be able to “like” organizations instead.
It’s an interesting idea, but then there’s the question of how do you have a relationship with an organization if you can’t be part of their fan base, but that’s [...]
First things first, though. It used to be you needed a ton of fans to be able to set a custom URL for your Facebook fan page, but then late in 2009 they changed it to a minimum of 100 fans. Just before the end of the year people experimenting realized that the minimum had dropped even lower, and as far as I know, you only need 25 fans to be able to set a custom URL.
To start, log in to your Facebook account, then in a new browser window or tab, go to the following URL:
If you’ve already set a custom URL name for your Facebook account itself, it’ll [...]
Microsoft has launched the official Facebook fan page for its Bing search engine.
Following a first post on Friday, the site has picked up 22 fans at the time of writing, although the first attempts at publicising it have only just started in earnest.
“The official Bing UK fan page has launched,” tweeted the official Bing UK Twitter account.
A US fan site for Bing has more than half a million members, so the UK Bing Facebook fan page has some way to go
With Google hugely dominant in UK search, Microsoft will be pushing hard to win back market share.
The Bing search [...]