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NVIDIA NF200

The NVIDIA NF200 replaces the older NF100 for PCI Express 2 applications. The NF200 is used with dual GPU video cards such as the GTX 590. Motherboard makers are now starting to use the new NVIDIA NF200 PCI Express bridge chip. The NF200 is a PCI Express lane multiplexor. Currently the top Intel X58 IOH …

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BFG GTX 260 MAXCORE 55

The BGF GTX 260 MaxCore 55 (BFGEGTX260MC896OCDE) is the one bin down from the GTX 280. The GTX 260 is a strong gaming class video card that supports up to DirectX 10. BFG offered a lifetime warranty but the 196.75 driver defect caused them to become insolvent when the number of returned cards greatly exceeded …

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EVGA GTX 260 SC

The EVGA GTX 260 SC (96-P3-1267-AR)  is the one bin down from the GTX 280. The GTX 260 is a strong gaming class video card that supports up to DirectX 10. EVGA offered a lifetime warranty but the 196.75 driver defect caused them to change to 3 years with options for more. This card is …

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ZOTAC 8600 GT

The Zotac 8600 GT (ZT-86TEG2P-FSR) is a mid range NVIDIA based card with entry level gaming at the $149 price point. This card is now in legacy support, 341.95 WHQL is the last driver released for the 8600 GT. We also bought the Asus PhysX P1 card. Together we expected the 8600 GT and P1 …

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96.95 WHQL LEGACY

96.95 was released on October 17, 2006 for Windows Vista. The old 5000 series cards from the old AGP period are long ago in legacy. The PCI Express versions of these cards are also long ago in legacy. It’s possible to use the old Vista driver with more recent versions of Windows so an old …

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PHYSX

The Asus PhysX P1 card implements a hardware version of the Ageia PhysX API to improve the visual quality of actions in PC games. The P1 card sold for $270 in 2006. The card came with a full DVD version of Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter. Considering the game is $50 the card seems to be much …

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ASUS EN6200LE TC256/TD/64M

The Asus 6200SE 64MB is was sold OEM to HP under part number 5188-2888. The Asus part number is EN6200LE TC256/TD/64M. This card is now in legacy support,  309.08 WHQL is the last driver released for this card. ASUS EN6200LE equips NVIDIA GeForce 6200LE GPU which supports the latest DirectX 9.0 Shader Model 3.0 for best …

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HDMI

HDMI was designed to fix the problems with DVI and HDCP along with adding audio. This make the cable and connector more desireable for television and multimedia computers. Over time HDMI with the backing of the entire industry helped make sure it was the done right. HDMI works which is what consumers want. HDMI 1.0 …

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DUAL GPU CARDS

Dual GPU cards for gaming started with the 3dFX Voodoo 5000 AGP card. The card needed a Molex power connector as the AGP slot power was grossly inadequate. Modern PCI Express slots have the same problem of inadequate power. MOTHERBOARDS One of the advantages of PCI Express was the ability to have multiple slots that …

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AMBIENT OCCLUSION

In 1994, at the Proceedings of the 21st Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, Gavin Miller and Peter Litwinowicz published a paper on “Efficient techniques for interactive texture placement”. This paper describes efficient algorithms for the placement and distortion of textures. The textures include surface color maps and environment maps. Affine transformations of …

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