Monday, April 30, 2012

NVIDIA GTX 690 Dual-Core

Surprise, NVIDIA includes a new insanely costly dual-GPU graphics card within the offing, and you will get it already this Thursday, May 3…that is, if you are prepared to pay two times exactly what the company’s charging because of its flagship single-GPU model.

Satisfy the GeForce GTX 690: two GTX 680 GPUs strapped together on one board and promising frame rates even greater compared to absurdly high ones the GTX 680 already provides. The GTX 680 released recently to mostly glowing reviews that announced it “faster, cooler and quieter” than both its predecessor and also the competition.

We do not have benchmarks for that GTX 690 yet - individuals are coming Thursday - but as Anandtech notes, it doubles the GTX 680's stream processors (2 x 1536) and texture models (2 x 128) in addition to memory (2 x 2GB) and memory bus width (2 x 256-bit) while shedding the core clock speed per GPU slightly (from 1006 MHz to 915MHz) together with the boost clock (from 1058 MHz to 1019 MHz). And in which a single GTX 680 melts away to 195W of energy, the GTX 690 can draft to 300W.

NVIDIA is offering the GTX 690 as “exotic,” speaking up its design, with a frame built of trivalent chromium-plated aluminum (for “strength and durability”), housing for that fan made from thixomolded magnesium alloy (for “heat dissipation and vibration dampening”), a ten-phase energy supply having a 10-layer copper pcb (for “lower energy and fewer heat”), more effective cooling (“dual vapor chambers, a nickel-plated finstack and center-mounted axial fan with enhanced fin pitch and air entry angles”) and “low-profile components” to enhance air flow and acoustics.

The organization isn’t mincing words about performance, either: NVIDIA claims the GTX 690 accomplishes “close to double the amount frame rates” from the GTX 680 (NVIDIA was less boastful from the GTX 690's predecessor, the GTX 590, if this released). The GTX 690 can also be stated to become “more energy efficient and quieter” in comparison to some dual GTX 680 setup running in SLI mode. And when you've $2,000 to spare, you are able to drop two GTX 690s to your rig and run all GPUs in quad-SLI mode.

Just like the GTX 680, the advantages for single-monitor players are questionable, but when you’re managing a multi-monitor setup and you have been eyeballing two GTX 680s ($499 an item), it may sound such as the GTX 690 provides substantially more, design-smart, for the similar cost. NVIDIA states to search for limited availability on May 3, and for your to broaden by May 7.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

AMD’s New HD 7770 and HD 7750 Graphics Cards

AMD states it’s finally - damaged the 1 GHz nick speed barrier using its new budget-listed AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics card. But wait, didn’t AMD already announce 1 GHz GPU record, like 3 years ago? Note to AMD super-secret nick labs and pr department: Talk more!

Okay, technically the previous (the Radeon HD 4890) was “factory overclocked” and also the new card is “reference clocked,” which means there’s most likely more headroom for overclockers within the 7770. AMD states the low-carrying out, 75-watt HD 7750, is notable since it doesn’t need a separate energy connector.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Chocolate Covered Strawberries

Chocolate covered strawberries are perfect for Valentine's Day. Dark chocolate is the best choice when choosing chocolates, but if you prefer, milk or white chocolate will work as well. I recommend buying dark chocolate in the 60% range. Ghirardelli sells a 60% bittersweet chocolate that is available almost anywhere or any top rate brands will work the best. I don't recommend getting cheap chocolate. Chocolate is basically one of the two main ingredients and it's important to get  a chocolate that tastes good. The first project to tackle when making these strawberry delights is to temper your chocolate. The tempering process is recommended if you want to get that crisp crunch from your chocolate when you bite into your strawberry. Tempered chocolate is added to melted chocolate.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Most popular password probably the worst

Quotes from, here is a list of the most popular passwords and probably the worst :
  1. password
  2. 123456
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. monkey
  7. 1234567
  8. letmein
  9. trustno1
  10. dragon
  11. baseball
  12. 111111
  13. iloveyou
  14. master
  15. sunshine
  16. ashley
  17. bailey
  18. passw0rd
  19. shadow
  20. 123123
  21. 654321
  22. superman
  23. qazwsx
  24. michael
  25. Football
Beware one of them may be yours.

Friday, November 4, 2011

HP's Slate 2 - A Windows 7 Tablet

HP Slate 2 is a rare product from an unlikely company. You don't see many Windows 7 tablets these days, because most hardware makers are presumably waiting for Microsoft's touch-optimized Windows 8 to launch next year. HP, meanwhile, is still licking its wounds over the failure of its TouchPad tablet, and only recently decided it was holding on to its PC business.
And yet, here we are. The Slate 2 is a $700 followup to the business-centric Windows tablet that HP launched last year. The first Slate was actually supposed to be HP's answer to the iPad at first, but then the company swallowed up Palm and its WebOS software, and decided to turn the Slate into a business tablet with low sales expectations. Ironically, the Slate survived to see a sequel, while the TouchPad most certainly will not.

Friday, October 28, 2011

After 10 Years, Why Windows XP Won't Go Away

With Windows XP, the most obvious unique factor is Microsoft's botched launch of Windows Vista, XP's would-be replacement. Microsoft released it in January 2007 only after repeated delays, but the software still had an unfinished feel. People who installed Vista on PCs that had come with Windows XP often found that it was unbearably sluggish and flaky. Actually, even people who bought brand-new computers with the new operating system preinstalled often had trouble with it. Many of them went back to XP; many more who never bought Vista in the first place decided not to go there.
Eventually, Microsoft patched up Vista enough that it worked better, but the software's reputation was already fatally damaged. And even if Vista had worked

Monday, October 24, 2011

Samsung Announces 'Galaxy Nexus' Smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Nexus will feature HSPA+ and LTE support and sports a giant 4.65" screen—it's seriously gigantic. The phone is also equipped with Ice Cream Sandwich, a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM and the choice of 16GB or 32 GB built-in storage.
In addition to having two cameras—one 5-megapixel camera in the back, and one 1.3-megapixel front camera—the phone will also support 1080p HD video which can be gloriously displayed on its 1280 x 720-resolution Super AMOLED screen. Along with standard Wi-Fi, it also supports NFC in what's being touted as “Android Beam” (think of it like the "Bump" app) something that, well, not even the current iPhone 4S has.