With Windows 10 expected this summer, let’s take a look back at the consumer versions of Windows throughout the ages.
Intel Chops $1 Billion From Revenue Expectations
Weak demand for desktop PCs and challenging economic conditions in Europe hurt the company’s Q1 prospects.
Robots, Kids, and Drugs
Robots are being used to ally children’s fears at the doctor’s office, to accomplish surgical procedures, and to package barcoded medicines for delivery.
Catalyst 9.3: ATI now loves Folding@Home
Back in late October, I wrote a piece where I took some 24 cards and did a test run using couple identical work units and saw that a $49.99 GeForce 9600 GSO (now known as the GeForce GT130 inside those new Mac Pros) is beating the living daylights out of ten times more expensive 4870X2. This brought a lot of attetion and the company started to address the issue. ATI’s poor performance in Folding@Home client was mostly due to different hardware capabilities of Radeon X1K, Hd2000, HD3000 and HD4000 series. But after couple of months of hard work on code optimization, ATI managed to crack
AMD delays Leo platform to end of 2009?
We hope to see good news coming from AMD, but lately we seem to be out of luck. According to Fudzilla, AMD decided to postpone the introduction of RD890/SB850 chipset. At present, status of RS880/SB810 is unknown, but it is more than likely that this chipset joined the delayed RD890/SB850. As you probably know, RD890 is a successor to 790FX (RD790), while RS880 is supposed to succeed 790GX (RS790). Only difference between RD and RS chipsets is the presence of integrated graphics, but more importantly, both RS880/RD890 were key components for the Leo platform. According to original plans, AMD’s platform challenge was consisted out of
UPDATE – RUMOR: Microsoft jacks up Windows 7 prices
What is the value of positive review by professional journalists? $80-150, according to Microsoft.
New Everest utility supports OpenGL 3.0
Early this morning, I received word from Tamas Miklos, author of EVEREST. This popular system benchmark and utility just got a major upgrade, supporting several new and useful tests. In fact, this is the very first benchmark that checks your compliance with OpenGL 3.0 API, but it doesn’t stop there. GPGPU devices information is also added, supporting both ATI Stream and Nvidia CUDA APIs. Given the speed of development, we might even get GPU-independent GPGPU benchmark, who knows. New feature is also Alert – sensor monitoring utility that triggers audio visual alert on overheating, voltage drop, overvoltage or cooling fan failure. This might prove quite
Microsoft invites everybody to download and try Windows 7 Beta!
Microsoft removes limitations on Windows 7 Beta download, way how to get yourself legal keys to activate the operating system from the future 😉
Download Windows 7 today!
It seems that Microsoft Windows 7 in Beta 1 version is more complete operating system than the final version of Vista. Details about the release on Torrent sites.
Some Radeon 5870 rumours are BS… some aren’t ;)
I’ve received word from a reader that some Germans wrote a story containing details about RV870, e.g. Radeon “5870”. Neoseeker brought the translation forward , and while some parts make a lot of sense, some really don’t. First of all, the RV870 is supposed to be a 40nm part, but that’s not something that we didn’t know already. Both Nvidia and AMD are going to bring 40nm half-node parts first, followed by 32 and 28nm full-nodes. According to the story, the GPU is supposed to contain 25% more shaders than Radeon 4800 series, bringing the theoretical computational power to 1.5 TFLOPS. Well, you don’t need
Amazon’s new interface is “the thing”
As the world is getting ready for a transition into a completely new way how we are interacting with computers, the time to adjust the services is also approaching. With all respect to on-line stores, they cannot continue to look the same in the upcoming age of touchscreens, Windows 7 UI and general acceptance of GPU computing as the engine for visual computing era. In fact, this is the best fit HP’s brand-new 22″ or the higher-end 25.5″ Touchscreen PCs needed – perfect combination, I might ad. All in all, I’ve been playing around with Amazon’s new web interface, and I have to say I
INTERVIEW: PhysX can double PC game sales
Recently, I managed to get a sit-down with Roy Taylor, Nvidia’s “go to guy” when it comes to gaming. Roy is a well-known advocate for The Way It’s Meant To Be Played development program, and Roy isn’t afraid to shout out his opinion. In this unedited interview, you can see what thoughts are coming out from Nvidia and the direction TWIMTBP is taking. GPU Physics unleashed Theo: The PhysX pack had an excellent response since its launch in August. Recently, 178.24 drivers were released, containing a new PhysX library (btw, installation of the driver can occasionally hang due to PhysX v8.09.04.exe not loading up). Did
Microsoft to release Windows 7 in August ’09 for “Back-2-School”!?
Even though the company management does not want to admit it, Vista is a dud. Just like Intel execs neatly forgot the crappy marchitecture that NetBu(r)st was and started touting otherwise brilliant Core 2 architecture, don’t expect that Ballmer & Co. will say “Sorry for Vista” until Windows 7 comes out. Just like during PDC 2008 conference, Microsoft will be giving away pre-beta build of Windows 7. What makes this conference announcement important is the following tagline: WinHEC is the only chance for you to engage with the team at this level – there is not another WinHEC planned before Windows 7 is released. This
Microsoft abandons Vista name, welcome Windows 7
After Windows 2002 being named XP and Windows 6 becoming Vista, I thought Microsoft was thoroughly lost in the world of consumer naming. But luckily, the company decided to do a U-turn on naming convention and Windows 7 will become known as – “Windows 7”. In a newsletter send to members of partnering community, Microsoft stated that on PDC 2008 conference in Los Angeles, the company will give out pre-beta versions of their new operating system, “Windows 7”. This name was confirmed by Mike Nash, VP for Windows Product Management. You can read more on TG Daily.