Intel was quick to debunk the rumor on Friday that it would be launching its new Larrabee platform of GPU’s at Siggraph. This comes as little surprise to most of us since Intel CEO Paul Otellini announced in January of this year that Larrabee’s first sample silicon wouldn’t be ready for internal testing until late 2008. With general release slated Q4 2009 this would have been a significant deviation from plan had the rumor been true. The information on current release dates comes from Intel’s long-term roadmap and is known as “The ****** Book”.
Want to know more about Larrabee? Read more after the jump.
Followers of the ongoing soap opera between Intel and Nvidia know no love has been lost between the two tech titans over the years. When AMD and ATI merged back in July of 2006 the internet was abuzz with rumors that an Intel/Nvidia merger couldn’t be far behind. As time pressed on and this possibility began to seem increasingly less likely, a competitive culture began to form between the two companies. The saber rattling has reached deafening proportions of late, and a seemly endless stream of jabs has dominated the headlines. Any merger pushed through now might require barbed wire to separate the water coolers. Both organizations seem determined to earn a slice of the other’s market share, and for once they seem willing to do it the hard way, though innovation. As Intel’s pushes into accelerated graphics with its Larrabee platform, Nvidia wants us to believe the CUDA API for its graphics cards will allow video accelerators to dominate the CPU.
What is CUDA, and will it allow your GeForce to replace your CPU? More after the jump.
On Thursday Asus announced its newest entry into the highly competitive and lucrative gaming PC market. The Ares CG6155 sports a uniquely armored appearance and a pretty impressive load out of high end components. While this tribute to the God of War looks impressive, prospective buyers should note that this hungry little demigod will likely want its own circuit breaker. Featuring not one but two beefy kilowatt power supplies this 3-way SLI, Quad core powerhouse should bring Crysis and your local utility to its knees.
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A scant six months ago, we all wondered which camp would prevail in the high-definition format war. But as fate (and the studios) would have it, Sony's Blu-ray format emerged as the victor, leaving movie buffs with yet another question: Where will we get our flicks from? The days of renting movies in a brick and mortar store are slowly coming to an end, and this new war for your movie-renting dollar is being waged online. Both blockbuster and Netflix offer video rentals delivered straight to your mailbox, and while Netflix seems poised to emerge as a fan favorite, not all changes have subscribers jumping for joy. Click through to learn what's changing with Netflix, and what you can do about it.
What are you doing from 11:00 P.M. on Monday, August 25th until at least 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday, August 27th?
If you said "nothing", and you're really into multiplayer gaming,
you're at least 14 years old and you can get to San Jose CA, you might
be exactly the kind of die hard gamer NVidia is looking for. (You'll
also need to buy an Enthusiast ticket for the conference which is $50 through June 30 and $65 afterwards.)
The Guiness World Record for
the longest LAN party ever is currently no less than 36 hours non-stop
-- though non-stop in this case means you are awarded 10 minutes of
break time per 60 minutes of gametime played -- and you can save it up.
Play 6 hours, get a full hour off. (Full rules can be seen here.)
You'll get food and drink served to you while you play (details not yet
provided as to what'll be on the menu -- but it will undoubtedly
include something like Red Bull and Skittles and hopefully something
with some slower burning carbs). Rewards & prizes are given both
for signing up as well as for completing the action. But c'mon, the
glory alone is probably worth it, never mind the likely pleasure of
impressing wandering booth bunnies -- so, shower before you start the
A few months back when Toshiba accepted defeat in the optical media wars and withdrew its HD DVD format, many trenchant analysts didn’t hurriedly crown Blu-ray the winner, instead they cast serious doubts on its success – and rightly so. But with Panasonic unveiling the world’s first 6x Blu-ray write-once disc and Pioneer selling probably the cheapest Blu-ray player in the world, Blu-ray is making sturdy progress. Read further to know more about Pioneer’s cheap Blu-ray player and the 6x Blu-ray media.
It’s that time again, already! What time? You know – yes, even you, snarky guy who’s checking his watch, face scrunched quizzically – it’s time for another Gaming Roundup! A veritable avalanche of news hit today, so let’s get right on it. Otherwise, the sacrifices of the bloggers who bore the brunt of the news will be in vain.
Although trustworthy subscription figures are still awaited, Second Life undoubtedly is the most populated virtual world. It was launched five years ago on June 23, 2003. Second Life’s developers have planned a fest to mark its 5th anniversary. The celebrations will be confined to the Second Life world only.
The extended birthday bash is scheduled to last for two weeks from June 23rd to July 7. Obviously, there will be self-laudatory speeches from the Linden Labs top brass detailing exactly how Second Life has changed the world. Anyways, the fest is being plugged as a cultural event.
Second Life’s developers are trying to churn out a clean event with a PG rating and have expressly proscribed mature content in any of the exhibits.
TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative rewards researchers for discovering vulnerabilities - but the timing of a report on a Firefox vulnerability seems suspicious. Learn how to protect yourself - now.
Just five hours after Firefox 3 was released to a waiting world, TippingPoint's Zero Day Initiative was informed of a serious vulnerability in the brand-new browser, IDG News Service reports. That's fast work, but some are wondering about the timing of the information...
The days of tax-free purchases for online shoppers are numbered, feel
many experts. A new law in New York has made sales tax mandatory on
internet purchases. This has widened the grin on the faces of offline
store managers in the state, who expect some internet shoppers to turn
their attention and wallets towards them. New York might have just
shown the way to other states that are deliberating upon ways to tax
Read on to see why this is happening, and whether you'll be affected.