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  • NVIDIA eyeing netbook market, waiting for evolution

    NVIDIA eyeing netbook market, waiting for evolution

    Ah, graphics. One of the present-day netbook’s Achilles’ heels. While NVIDIA struck a deal earlier this year with VIA to work on its netbook-friendly “Nano” processors, it appears that the graphics giant is employing a wait-and-see position towards the rest of the netbook market in general. NVIDIA CFO Marv Burkett said at a recent technology conference, "We’re… Read More

  • Intel's many-core pseudo-GPU CPU: Larrabee

    Intel's many-core pseudo-GPU CPU: Larrabee

    I can be a chip-head sometimes when it suits me, but most of this discussion is way over my level of expertise. You can read the 16-page writeup over at Anandtech if you want, but you better be ready to deal with terms like “16-wide Vector ALU” and “cache coherency.” See what I mean? From what I understand, Intel is looking into creating a sort of chameleon CPU with a ton… Read More

  • Where are the ATI GPUs in the new MacBook Pros?

    [photopress:nvidia.jpg,full,center] We’d heard that the new MacBook Pros that launched today were going to feature new ATI GPUs, but here we are, they’re launched, and they feature NVIDIA GeForce chipsets instead. Or that should be “still”, as that’s what the MacBook Pros have had standard all along. Video editors in particular want ATI, but Apple keeps going with… Read More

  • NVIDIA GoForce 5500: The More You Know

    NVIDIA GoForce 5500: The More You Know

    Did you know that the NVIDIA GoForce 5500 mobile GPU is capable of running Quake 3 at full specs on a cell phone? I didn’t and it kind of weirds me out. I remember back when Quake 3 first came out. The system requirements were so demanding that I had to do a full overhaul of my computer. Now it can run on a cell phone with all of its features enabled. Crazy talk. Read More