Have you ever had one of those moments when you see something and you know it is so extraordinary that it requires words? Many evocative and pulsating words.
However, the part of your being that is responsible for vocabulary sends you a message: "Oh, no, buddy. You're not bringing us into this. You're on your own. Just stick to facial ticks and gestures. You'll be fine."
Well, this just happened to me when someone sent me the latest and, perhaps, most extraordinary Web site sensation of the year.
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Nvidia aims to fortify the Mac Pro moniker with its own "Pro" graphics.
The Quadro FX 4800, packing 192 processing cores, targets professional graphics customers, including scientists, engineers, and designers.
The Mac card features a standard 3-pin stereo connector for 3D stereoscopic imaging, critical to many core professional Mac applications, Nvidia said.
The 4800 also features a large 1.5GB frame buffer (used to refresh the on-screen image) and memory bandwidth up to 76.8 gigabytes per second. By comparison, the Nvidia GeForce GT 120, which is currently offered by Apple as a standard graphics card on the … Read more
Nvidia on Monday introduced a bevy of new top-line professional graphics chips.
Nvidia's new line of graphics processing units (GPUs) are targeted at scientific and engineering professionals--not the gaming crowd, which garners most of the media attention for Nvidia.
"Our mission with Quadro is to help customers solve the world's most challenging visual computing problems," Dan Vivoli, executive vice president of marketing at Nvidia, said in a statement.
Here's a quick rundown of selected Quadro GPUs from the new lineup:FX 5800--4.0GB memory, ultra high-end, priced around $3,100 FX 4800--1.5GB memory, ultra … Read more
One's an easy-to-use, fashionable point-and-shoot, the other's an advanced shooter with just as many manual-setting options as auto modes. Both have 3-inch touch-screen LCDs and 10-megapixel resolutions--and you can have your pick for $220 or less each from reputable dealers.
Its features are pretty basic, but Nikon adds the requisite face, smile, and blink detection I expect to find on cameras in its class. You also get the advantage of the touch-screen interface for things like a touch-based … Read more
Two portable DVD players also made their debut at the 2009 Sony line show. New for this year are the DVP-FX730 and DVP-FX930. The DVP-FX730 boasts a 7-inch LCD screen and 5 hours of battery life. Its screen is also covered in an antifingerprint texture, something we've yet to see on a portable player. Look for it on sale this month for around $130.
The DVP-FX930 looks like the successor to our favorite portable DVD player from last year, the DVP-FX820. We were blown away by its impressive high-resolution LCD screen and it appears the DVP-FX930 ups the ante. … Read more
Gateway's budget-minded 17-inch gaming laptops have impressed, offering a mix of decent components and high-end video cards for around $1,200. While the now discontinued P-7811 FX is still hunted for on message boards and eBay, Gateway now has a mostly worthy replacement, the P-7805u FX (part of our Winter 2009 Retail Laptop Review Roundup).
Getting an Nvidia GeForce 9800 GPU and a big 320GB 7200rpm hard drive for only $1,149 is about as good a bang for your buck as you're going to find, but, there were a couple of corners to be cut, notably the … Read more