Hardware, Reviews

PrimoChill Hasher Mining Rack Review: Madness, Organized

Not too long ago I received a message from a friend, linking to a mining rig/case on FrozenCPU. I took a quick look at it and thought that it was just what I had been waiting for. Over the last year I have gotten into alternative currency mining. During that time I have assembled a few rigs. For housing the multiple gpu rigs I had jerry-rigged them on wire shelving. The kind of wire shelving that you can find at Target or Wal-Mart for less than $50. This has been working out nicely for me up to now. I am trying to redo my office

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Gaming, Hardware, VR World

BSN 5th Anniversary Nvidia Giveaway Winners Selected!

As promised, we’ve selected the winners for our Nvidia 5th Anniversary Giveaway. This giveaway was the second massive giveaway of our multi-week-long giveaway to commemorate our 5th anniversary as a site. It followed our Thermaltake and Titanfall giveaways. We had over 876 entries in the giveaway and we’ve selected the winners based on their comments, tweets, FB shares and Google+ +1’s. Some contestants did not follow the rules and attempted to leave multiple comments under the same user name or under different user names using different IP addresses. So, please, do not try to cheat the system. You end up cheating yourself out of a

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, CPU, Intel, Microsoft, Software Programs

Microsoft WARP proves that Intel’s current graphics suck

Thanks to Thomas from DVhardware.net, I learned that Microsoft released a document explaining the way how WARP10 works. WARP stands for Windows Advanced Rasterization Platform, or “The Return of the Software Rasterizer”. According to the document, this software rasterizer will come bundled with DirectX 11 and Windows 7. What make the matters important are performance scores. Microsoft states that the company tested Crysis in DX10 mode at 800×600, and saw better performance with WARP than graphics subsystem. The company compared G45 graphics subsystem with Core 2 Extreme QX9650 (3.0 GHz) and saw that WARP10 will bring up a framerate of 5.69 fps (341 frame per

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Intel

AMD wins big in GPU wars

In this industry, the rule of “second generation” is the one that always work. And if you’re lucky, you’ll continue the sales tradition for 2-3 generations, if your competitor does not make “1-2”. In case of ATI, the company struck gold with Radeon 9700 (R300 GPU), but the company sold 9800 and X800 like hotcakes. Nvidia came out with GeForce 6800 at X800 time and didn’t achieve the success the company expected, but 7800, 7900 and 8800 scored majorly. ATI came out with 3800 and did rather well, but GeForce 9000 outsold ATI parts. Now with Radeon 4000 series, AMD/ATI scored big with the “second

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3D, AMD, Business, Companies, Graphics, Intel

AMD reports $1.78B revenue, records first profit in years (non-GAAP)

On Thursday, AMD reported its Q3’2008 results and the company managed to “Experience Black” (marketing slogan behind 4870X2). When we look at overall (non-GAAP) numbers, AMD filed $1.776 billion revenue and a profit of 80 million dollars. This was the first filed profit in seven quarters, and in a way, Hector J. Ruiz kept its promise of AMD becoming profitable by Q3’08. However, the results that Wall Street calculates are GAAP ones, and without that one-time revenue of $191 million (selling equipment to JSC Angstrem, as I first reported here), the company filed a net loss of $67 million on a revenue of $1.56 billion.

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