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This Nvidia GPU is too sexy for its display connections.

So what good is a GPU when it is placed on a PCB that has no display connections? Well apparently it is good enough to run the European Extremely Large Telescope project.

 

Tesla C1060

New GeForce drivers for your Fallout 3: Broken Steel enjoyment.

Now that we can actually install and play Broken Steel on the PC, I though it might be a good idea to point out these new Nvidia drivers that improve performance when using antialiasing. Fallout 3 is one of those games that really does benefit from antialiasing so make sure to download these drivers and turn that AA on or up.

Here is the PC games improvement list for the GeForce 185.85 drivers:

Accelerates performance in several 3D applications. The following are examples of improvements measured with Release 185 drivers vs. Release 182 drivers (results will vary depending on your GPU, system configuration, and game settings):

 

     
  • Up to 25% performance increase in The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena
  • Up to 22% performance increase in Crysis: Warhead with antialiasing enabled
  • Up to 11% performance increase in Fallout 3 with antialiasing enabled
  • Up to 14% performance increase in Far Cry 2
  • Up to 30% performance increase in Half-Life 2 engine games with 3-way and 4-way SLI
  • Up to 45% performance increase in Mirror’s Edge with antialiasing enabled

 

I finished up The Pitt last night so I will be downloading Broken Steel and these new drivers this weekend. See you all (I wish) in the Wasteland!
Broken Steel

Come see the new GPUReview!

This is still a work in progress but I think you guys'll dig it. There are some things that are not there (or working) yet. 

1. There will be a graph below the popularity graph that shows the price fluculations over time. The x-axis for both graphs will match so that you can see how the price and popularity change together.

2. The Multi-GPU button is not there yet.

3. Posting comments on the new pages is not ready yet.

4. The Frequently Compared Cards box (top right) will have tabs for Frequently Compared, Family, GPU, Price Range, and Release Year.

 

Now that is out of the way, let me show you something that is working. **Clicking on a card name will no longer take you to the manufacturer's page. Instead you will get a popup box that looks something like this:

 

Popup

This popup contains the card name, model number, the manufacturer (clicking on this will take you to the manufacturer's page for the card), the picture for the card, and then all the information that we have for the card in our database.

**The popup will not appear if you have sorted the card list. It will work in the future of course, but this is a bug for now.

One more thing. We encourage you to post feedback about this work in progress in the comments for this story. Be nice please. Mike works so hard...

Hey, look over here! We got cards that run at 1GHz! (Buy them!)

While this is pretty awesome news, I can't help but feel like AMD is trying to attract some attention (and some dollars) with this stunt. I think they are hoping that 1GHz graphics cards may entice apathetic buyers into purchasing the HD 4890 instead of waiting for the next wave. According to the release, Sapphire, XFX, Asus and TUL (PowerColor) will be the first manufacturers to get the new HD 4890 in stores.

Attention Whore

The more popular and well known attention whore picture is a little too NSFW, but that won't stop me from linking to it...

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