3D, AMD, Companies, Graphics, Software Programs

Nvidia plans to bridge the 32-bit and 64-bit divide

When you are designing a workstation product, you’re not designing what your engineers want, but rather what the customer will buy.  Workstation market is much more conservative than consumer one, and a lot of design changes have to be made in order to accomodate this, still much smaller market. Currently, the biggest headache in the workstation world is 32-bit and 64-bit operating systems. While the FX community already went for 64-bit operating system, a lot of organizations are resisting to change and remain in the 32-bit world with its applications and broad compatibility. This was a big challenge for both ATI and Nvidia, who went


Apple, Business, Companies, Mobile Computing

Fancy phones need protection

In a period of 24 hours, I managed to scratch my Blackberry Bold, while a friend of mine scratched is iPhone 3G. In the case of Bold, it was give-or-take my fault: Vodafone did not provide protective carrying case in the box, nor it was available for buying – thus, I had a relatively unprotected device filled with “shiny parts”. Given the fact that I was moving my things from Mountain House to Frisco, one can judge that it was my own fault. But in the case of iPhone… the scratched part was actually discovered when a good friend of mine removed the protective case



Want to pay $700 for a motherboard?

Following leaks on Chinese website Iworkstation, the time has come for Nvidia to officially unveil their entrance into the world of Quadro motherboards. Quadro FX 470 features all the specs of GeForce 9400 parts, enhanced with workstation-class components for guaranteed 5-year work cycle. Besides the motherboard, Nvidia also released Quadro FX 370 LP, low-profile card that essentially, brings the same tech specs, but in a low-profile format. In short, both feature 16 shaders, 16 processors, 16 CUDA-enabled processors, you name it. Quadro FX 470 is currently available from ASUS in a form of P5N-VM motherboard and TW100-E5 iQuadro workstation computer (it seems that ASUS is