• Carsten

    by Published on 15-09-10 16:17     Number of Views: 18741 
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    AMD has just released their Catalyst 10.9 WHQL drivers for Radeon graphics cards onto their hosting site at Akamai. To grab them a little ahead of time, just
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    by Published on 13-09-10 00:00     Number of Views: 215557 
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    Today, Nvidia launched it's hitherto smallest member of the GF10x architecture and also the Fermi family dubbed Geforce GTS 450.

    It is based upon a 15x15 mm ASIC called GF106, which boasts 4 Shader Multiprocessors (SM) in one GPC and features the same characteristics as the successful Geforce GTX 460 chip GF104. 48 ALUs - called Cuda-Cores by Nvidia - and eight texture units reside in each SM resulting in 192 ALUs and 32 TMUs across the chip. Also, GF106 has a GDDR5-interface comprised of 3 64 bit channels, each hardwired to an octo-ROP, albeit only two of those are active in currently announced GTS 450 products. ...
    by Published on 25-08-10 16:20     Number of Views: 12103 
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    AMD has just released their Catalyst 10.8 WHQL drivers for Radeon graphics cards onto their hosting site at Akamai. To grab them a little ahead of time, just follow these links and don't forget to include this as a referrer URL ...
    by Published on 15-08-10 19:52     Number of Views: 279252 
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    In 1997 it was not always the case that a 3d accelerator really would accelerate your 3d graphics - just remember S3 inglorious ViRGE series which were dubbed 3d decelerators for a reason. But if you were one of the lucky few and had opted for 3dfx' Voodoo Graphics, ATi Rage, Nvidia Riva 128 and a few select others, then you could impress your friends with benchmarks like Final Reality, a co-development of Remedy Entertainment and VNU European Labs.
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    by Published on 03-08-10 21:53     Number of Views: 14682 
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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
    by Published on 27-07-10 20:39  Number of Views: 10767 

    GPU-Tech.org first and foremost serves a purely educational purpose for myself and hopefully to some of my visitors also. For the time being, I am not doing any advertisement on this site nor am I taking part in any affiliate program whatsoever – there’s no monetary gain or interest involved in this site.

    At GPU-Tech.org, I will focus on the wide field of processing units, thus the name as it stands should not be misinterpreted as only referring to graphics processing units but moreover general processing units – CPUs, GPUs, APUs, SPUs and other processors will be the main focus of this site along with the products based on them. I will also try and provide some retro content – a special interest of mine especially in the area of graphics processing units – before this kind of historical content gets lost in the many redesigns and restarts of the websites that were already around in the mid-to-late nineties.

    There are many websites out there focussing on news and reviews. That is not, what I intend to do here. Surely you’ll see the occasional news items whenever there’s something very interesting happening out there, but in general I’ll try and actually add something original to the internet instead of just needlessly creating more redundancy.

    (Your) English (sucks)/ (why don’t you write in) German?
    As you may have noticed, I am not a native speaker of the english tongue. I do love my native tongue (which is german), yet I have decided to publish (almost) all the information on this website in english, in order to a) have the information served directly to a broader audience without any crooks like online translators and b) to have more exercise in english for myself. So, if there are any mistakes, especially recurring ones, that hurt your eye, feel free to drop me a useful hint in this section of the forums. I appreciate anything new I may be able to learn from all of this!

    Retro Graphics Cards
    I am an avid collector of graphics cards – mostly reference designs or somehow outstanding models that merit the investment (time and money). To not let them rot completely useless in my various cupboards, boxes and the dungeon under the mansion, I’ve decided to put them and all the useful information I could secure, into a separate part of the forums. I hope you’ll enjoy them and maybe some memories they may stir up!

    Legal (or what I think it is)
    All content by GPU-Tech.org is genuine and thus under copyright - reproduction apart from fair use guidelines is prohibited. The nature of the internet relies on the interconnected and easy-for-all accessible information, thus linking to and from website is an integral part of the internet. As part of the internet, GPU-Tech.org is more than happy to receive links along with quotations up to 200 words and one (1) picture (no deep-linking please!). On the other hand, I will be linking to other websites likewise. Since I cannot possibly know and control all the content of the linked and linking websites, I hereby disclaim any warranty as to the correctness, the legality and all other eventualities arising from linking and linked websites.

    Should it come to my attention, that any linked website is offering illegal material and/or services, I will remove the link immediately.

    Since my server is located in germany, german law applies. That means especially but not solely: No fascist stuff (propaganda, ideas and symbols), no hate against people, no porn. In short: Just be nice - thanks!
    by Published on 27-07-10 20:00     Number of Views: 13055 
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    This screenshot shows, which options you will need when installing AMDs new drivers and which ones you can safely go without

    As of july 27th, AMD has bestowed upon the world a new set of catalyst drivers bearing the seal of Microsofts WHQLabs. Version 10.7 it is and they bring some serious improvements for you radeon users. The additional love from Terry M. and his gang results in Hydravision enhancements, improved pull-down detection, Crossfire X support for rotated displays (must be a large crowd, using their cards like that…) and GPU accelerated playback for supported format in the famous VLC player 1.1.1 and higher. ...
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