Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’
Worried about Windows7 graphics problems akin to the disastrous NVidia Vista debacle? Well Guru3d has your back with a great 10-page writeup comparing the performance of Windows 7 vs Windows Vista across a good selection of games including Far Cry 2, Anno 1404, and Hawx. So if you are a little afraid of picking up […]
AMD has updated their website with a list of 11 reasons why you should run out and buy a DirectX11 card today. The list has some of the obviously marketing hype, but also a nice basic list of some of the new features in DX11. The cliff notes version: Shader Model 5.0 Faster Frame Rates […]
Microsoft is still a “young” player in the HPC market, so they’ve struck a deal with Nvidia to bring CUDA & Tesla compatibility to their newest operating system, Windows HPC Server 2008 Platform. “The coupling of GPUs and CPUs illustrates the enormous power and opportunity of multicore co-processing,” said Dan Reed, corporate vice president of […]
In a conference with various financial analysts, NVidia has come out swinging in saying that DirectX11 will not stimulate sales of Graphics cards. This is a bit of a punch at ATI/AMD who has spend alot of time recently touting the capabilities of their new DX11 GPUs. “DirectX 11 by itself is not going be […]
If you’re one of the lucky few people in the world running SilverLight on your machine then you can head on over to Bing.com and check our their new “Visual Search” feature. Restricted to only a few queries, it replaces the classical list of links with an interactive visual display. While Visual Search might look […]
The Xbox360 and PS3 have both been around for a few years now, and have really raised the bar on gaming consoles. But now that they’ve been out and developers have had a chance to get down-and-dirty with the details, what do they think? The examiner compiles some numbers on the graphics capabilities and finds […]
Microsoft has been taking a beating all week over the discovery of the advertising image (shown to the right) that shows a black man in the US, and a poorly photoshop’ed white man in the Polish site. People have been accusing Microsoft of racism and other heinous crimes, and Microsoft finally responded: When asked for […]
Microsoft’s new ZuneHD, available currently for pre-order, has some NVidia in it’s DNA with the new “Tegra” mobile platform chip. “Tegra provides the multimedia muscle in Zune HD,” said Michael Rayfield, general manager of NVIDIA’s mobile business. “Users will love the device’s new design, amazing multimedia features and HD video out capability. Zune HD is […]
Microsoft has just released Silverlight3, and it includes new browser support, thousands of new API's, and GPU accelerated video codecs and rendering functionality.
As part of the VizWeek Discovery Exhibition, Microsoft Research has published a detailed document of the result of their "Heatmap" project which monitors and visualizes access to the Microsoft Virtual Earth system.
A new artificial intelligence simulation from Peter Molyneux showcases the power of the XBox 360 and blurs the line between reality and simulation.
Microsoft is resurrecting an old idea, the “SideShow”. For those of you who don’t remember it, it’s a small display set up near your main display for showing other context data. Now touted with touchscreen capabilities and such, they’re retargeting it at gamers for use as an additional data display for in-game maps, health, inventory, […]