Posts Tagged ‘microsoft’

Directx 11 Now Available for Vista Through Platform Update

All 3 of you Windows Vista users out there can fire up Windows Update and download a new “Platform Update” that contains, among other things, DirectX11 support. The Platform Update is meant for computers running Windows Server 2008 SP2 and Vista SP2, and is composed of four parts: The Windows Graphics, Imaging, and XPS Library […]

BOXX Updates offerings with Windows7 Support

BOXX Technologies, provider of graphics design workstations worldwide, has just rev’ed their entire product line with support for Windows7, adding improved performance and higher-powered machines. Windows 7 will be available with all BOXX workstations, including the 3DBOXX 4850 Extreme (the fastest Intel® Core(TM) i7 based workstation on the market), 3DBOXX 8500 (featuring Intel® Xeon® processor […]

NVIDIA on Windows7 Launch Day

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the last few months, or (like me) use a Mac, you may not know that today is launch day for Microsoft Windows7.  I’m sure there will be more, but NVidia has just released a few press releases about their contributions to the future of Microsoft operating […]

Windows 7 vs Vista VGA game performance

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’s Top 11 Reasons for DirectX 11

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 […]

NVIDIA & Microsoft On High Performance GPU Computing

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 […]

NVIDIA: DirectX 11 Will Not Stimulate Sales of Graphics Cards

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 […]

Bing Launches Visual Search for SilverLight Users

If you’re one of the lucky few people in the world running SilverLight on your machine then you can head on over to 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 […]

Xbox 360 better than PS3? Part one: hardware

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 commits its own Photoshop Disaster

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 […]

NVIDIA Tegra Provides the Multimedia Muscle in Zune HD

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 beats Adobe to the punch with Silverlight3

Microsoft has just released Silverlight3, and it includes new browser support, thousands of new API's, and GPU accelerated video codecs and rendering functionality.