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Crysis - Did you upgrade?

Posted on 15th Dec 2009 at 11:05 by Antony Leather with 55 comments

Antony Leather
It came, it saw, it conquered - our PCs that is. It's rare that we've seen a game that was so demanding on its release. The question 'Yeah, but can it play Crysis?' is now a comical catchphrase addition to most graphics card reviews. It was responsible for tens of thousands of bank managers groaning under the huge wake of costly upgrades. Now the dust has all but settled, did Crytek's awesome DX10 FPS help or hinder the PC gaming industry?

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What's really happening with the Lucid Hydra?

Posted on 16th Nov 2009 at 12:22 by Richard Swinburne with 6 comments

Richard Swinburne
The rumour is that Nvidia really really doesn't like Lucid's Hydra chip - you remember, it's load balancing chip which, when present on a motherboard, allows you to mix and match graphics cards in a multi-GPU system.

The reason is obvious: Lucid is making something that could clearly damage Nvidia's SLI business model, so it's within reason that it would be miffed and it's not unlike Nvidia to protect itself with software DriverIDs and whatnot as has been evident from the recent kerfuffle over Batman Arkham Asylum.

Of course there's more than one side to every story, and we've recently spent time trying to find out what's happening with the Hydra chip and whether there's any truth to the rumours that Nvidia is playing a part by causing a stir with motherboard manufacturers.

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Episode 20 - Core i7 naming poetry, SLI for everyone and Autumn Games

Posted on 12th Sep 2008 at 19:26 by Podcast

Episode 20 of the Custom PC podcast is out, and features discussion of the official Core i7 name for Nehalem, Nvidia’s change of stance on SLI hardware and Intel’s SSDs. James bursts into the studio mid-recording to yell about Core i7’s performance, and the team look forward to Autumn games including Mirror’s Edge.

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Tesoro Tuned In-Ear Pro Review

Tesoro Tuned In-Ear Pro Review

If you are travelling, you want to travel light. These in-ear headphones...
bit-tech Case Modding Update April 2017 in Association with Corsair

bit-tech Case Modding Update April 2017 in Association with Corsair

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