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    by Published on 13-08-11 08:35     Number of Views: 2331 
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    After having read through this article by german it-site golem.de I tried to have a look at the linked US-patent D642,172 from July 26th 2011, describing a claim for „The ornamental design for an electronic device, as shown and described.” Naturally, I became interested and wanted to have a look at the great piece of art worthy of being protected in such a manner. But alas, I failed! ...
    by Published on 02-08-11 08:52     Number of Views: 4001 
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    Non Disclosure Agreement - that's what the three letters NDA stand for. This kind of agreement is usually put in place between people willing to keep their mouth shut until a certain point in the space-time event continuum is reached and someone who has an interest in getting that specific information out to the public in an orderly fashion.
    But not keeping to an NDA can be rewarding, especially if other media helps spreading that information - and that can evolve into a serious problem over time. Why? Read on.
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    by Published on 16-04-11 15:22     Number of Views: 8963 
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    AMD recently announced it's new entry-level model in the HD 6000 series, the HD 6450 based on the Caicos-ASIC. It is a nice little PCIe card with 160 Shader-ALUs, 8 TMUs and 4 ROPs all connected with a half GiB of GDDR5- or a full GiB DDR3-RAM via 64 parallel memory bits. The GPU is supposed to sport 370 million transistors and is produced (not manufactured; there's nothing done manually in the process!) in a 40nm process at TSMC. It still uses the known VLIW5-architecture, has UVD3 for decent video capabilities even for HD video. Depending on core clock, which can vary between 625 and 750 MHz depending on SKU, these specs allow for 2.5 to 3.0 Gigapixels of fillrate and twice the amount for texturing operations. Also, the GPU achieves 200 to 240 GFLOPS of processing power, some of which is put to use to enhance video playback for generic HD, Adobe Flash and DivX clips.
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    by Published on 26-03-11 09:45     Number of Views: 4824 
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    After both cats now out of the bag, to literally translate a german proverb, I wonder more and more what those cards, essentially Crossfire/SLI-on-a-stick, are really made for? My guess is one thing only: Get reviews for „the fastest graphics card” - well, Nvidia failed at it this time - and make that halo shine over their less powerfull products. My reasoning for this is as follows.
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    by Published on 27-02-11 19:14     Number of Views: 5658 
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    It's not even ten days, since AMD announced its marketing campaign under the title of Ready. Willing. And Stable. In its course, leading PC enthusiast websites will carry AMD advertising. Among them is hardocp.com, one of the leading enthusiast websites without a doubt.
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    by Published on 03-08-10 21:53     Number of Views: 3063 
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    Welcome to GPU-Tech.org everyone!

    I'v decided to go live despite the site being quite work in progress. But if I wait until perfection, I might as well never take it to the public. So here it is: GPU-Tech.org. To know more about the purpose of this site, I recommend reading the article "about us".

    The Forums are not open for posting yet but you can send me a message through the contact form, the retro section is only filled with a dummy and two small badly compressed pictures and the website only has one article worth mentioning (I'm sure you'll have no trouble finding it even without a link). But there's more to come real soon. Hell, I am even working on getting a website logo!

    So, without further ado: Have fun with/at GPU-Tech.org.

    Carsten