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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 & 295 video cards tested: expensive but awesome

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 & 295 video cards tested: expensive but awesome

NVIDIA's recently shrunken 55nm GT200 GPU has found its way into the GeForce GTX 285 and GTX 295 video cards, and those cards have ambled onto The Tech Report's testing bench.  Each card takes advantage of a different aspect of the new GT200 version: the single-chip GTX 285 benefits from the increased speed, while the dual-chip GTX 295 uses the smaller die to fit two GPUs onto one card. 

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NVIDIA demo GPU-based Interactive Ray Tracing

NVIDIA demo GPU-based Interactive Ray Tracing

NVIDIA is demonstrating its latest efforts in interactive ray tracing at SIGGRAPH 2008, using four next-generation Quadro GPUs in an NVIDIA Quadro Plex 2100 D4 Visual Computing System to show linear scaling during rendering of a complex, two-million polygon, anti-aliased automotive styling application. The images here are taken from the demo, which managed 30fps 1920 x 1080 High Definition video for an image-based lighting paint shader, ray traced shadows, reflections and refractions.

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CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

CoolIT releases liquid cooling for GTX280 cards

When a new must-have graphics card comes out, you can end up dropping a lot of money to have the latest-and-greatest. Many people will want to hold off until prices drop, or just get an older card at a discount. However, if your machine must be the best and the fastest, why not take that new card and overclock it? You're probably going to need some better cooling, which is why CoolIT is always on top of things with their liquid cooling solutions. Their latest is for the new GeForce GTX280 and GTX260 cards.

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The Daily Slash: January 14, 2011

The Daily Slash: January 14, 2011

Epic war! But first lets speak for a moment about what Christina Burlini columns as the Best iOS Apps for Students. After that, let yourself dream of a cloud of music in a column by yours truly called Syncing and Streaming on Android Community. Then there's the war I promised you. The war to end all wars! Such important subject matter as to have never been trumped before or after - the people VS Samsung and T-Mobile over their Samsung Vibrant updates to Froyo -- The Class Action Lawsuit, the simpler way of protesting - The #NeverAgain Twitter Campaign, and the inevitable Samsung Response. After that, it's games, music, and more games on SlashGear - see if you can find the tags!

All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 14 2011

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: January 14 2011

Watch out for the law, it's gonna git ya! A fellow who believes he and his brothers and sisters united in Android have been wronged by T-Mobile and Samsung - and what to Americans do when we're wronged? File a class action lawsuit of course! On a different side of the world, the Android community is getting along a little better - see Japan build a human-sized android with an Android brain - and light-up eyes! Over on SlashGear we're popping popcorn with lasers, feelin pretty healthy hosting a game of Call of Duty on a medical server, and rocking relatively hard with the amount of music-related posts we've got up - see if you can spot em! All this and MORE on SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up! OH- and Wikipedia's Jimmy Wales says App Stores are the worst!

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