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Graphics With Unlimited Detail Is On Developement

3D graphics have for many years now are made from polygons, flat shapes fitted together to form objects. There have been some experiments with other approaches as well, but for the most part, polygons were seen as the way forward. New consoles and graphics cards were marketed based around how many polygons they could push around the screen at once, and it looked like the industry had settled on a good solution.

Enter an Australian company called Euclideon, who were unconvinced that polygons were the future. Last year, they decided to work on a fundamental reimagining of how graphics were drawn. Taking inspiration from the world of scientific and medical imaging, which uses tiny atoms or “point cloud data” rather than polygons, Euclideon claimed that it could produce a potentially unlimited level of detail in real time.

One year on, Euclideon hasn’t finished its tech, but it has certainly made a huge amount of progress. To demonstrate the power of its system, it’s created a 1 km square island that would be made of 21,062,352,435,000 polygons using conventional drawing methods. By using its proprietary “polygon conversion engine” Euclideon has converted these polygons to a scale of 64 atoms per cubic millimeter — this is small enough for you to be able to zoom right down and look at individual grains of dirt on the ground. All this running at 20fps in software and potentially much higher when taking advantage of specialist graphics hardware.

Euclideon’s technology allows the ability to scan real 3D objects into a virtual world. Previously, this produced models far too high in geometry and polygon counts to be practical for gaming, but the atom-based system of drawing potentially makes for graphics with an unprecedented level of detail.

Euclideon claims that its software development kit will be finished and in the hands of the games industry within the next few months. Only then will we be able to tell if its claim that their system is the “biggest breakthrough since 3D graphics” holds any water, it certainly looks like a potentially exciting development.

Source: Pcworld

Next Generation Gaming Consoles Are In Developement!

Well guys we have been hearing for a while in the about Nintendo’s new console successor to the Wii. It is also been given the name Project Cafe, we ourselves have done some overview in the past. Back then the release dates were not clear, well now Nintendo says it will be released on spring 2012.

Well, when the most selling console company is off the mark saying that they are bringing the next console; Well its rivals Microsoft and Sony also gave up some details of it.

Sony actually revealed the successor to the PlayStation 3 is currently in development at its company’s investor meeting .

Executive vice president and chief financial officer Masaru Kato was asked to explain the rising research and development costs for the company’s fiscal year. “In the game segment, we have the NGP to launch later this year. So we have development expenses to be incurred for this product,” he explained.

“For the home console, the PS3 still has a product life, but this is a platform business, so for the future platform when we will introduce the product I cannot discuss but development work is underway, so the costs are incurred there.”

Meanwhile, Microsoft began hiring for its “next generation console” this past March. No official words from Microsoft thought.

So people start gathering money in your ” Piggy Bank’s”, In E3 we might see some new consoles.

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iPad Games That Would Make You An Hit With The Ladies!

Guys you have an iPad and everyone thinks your cool, but still you can’t find an way to impress the Ladies with it. So what is the worth of buying this high priced piece of equipment that doesn’t satisfy your essential need for your life. Well that’s why Apple got some neat Games and Apps. to make you look cool in front of the Ladies. Let us show you guys some Apps. that would make you move with the Ladies like James Bond does.

1. Harbor Master HD

This game first and foremost is that it is absolutely free. It is like series of multiple colored boats that coming towards an harbor and you need to guide them to their appropriate harbor according to their colors with your fingers by the way. Just ask the Girl ” Do you like water?”. In no time she will hooked with the game and when the boat numbers increases, you and the girls hand will be touching each other. PRETTY NEAT.

2. What’s The Difference

This cost you an price of $3.99 so its little you will need to spend to hook up with the girl you like. Well nothing comes cheap right? In this game you need work as an team to spot the difference between two images that are displayed side by side. When the game gets hectic you will forget everything and you’ll be make an move like telling her ” Whoa! your pretty good at this.”. And you can also show the girl that you are pretty smart. Well, if you spot them first.

3. Little Things

This game will cost you about $2.99. This actually needs pretty good team work to find items that is disguised into an large picture of an Animal or any object. Easily with this game you can make any girl hooked up. And when the game gets rolling I’m sure the girl would say ” Can I play with your LITTLE THINGS!”. Whoosah! achievement unlocked as of hooking up with the girl.

Well guys finally an useful thing from an Gizmo that will actually solve your essential need in life. My friends I gave you an idea and the rest is yours. Please sure to comment on your experience or you have any other games to show off.

nVidia’s Fastest Dual-GPU Graphics Card Released

Finally we have the dual-GPU variant of the nVidia’s GTX series. We also have done some benchmarks of the GPU done as well with the Radeon HD 6990. The nVidia’s dual-GPU card beats the AMD’s currently fastest GPU ( HD 6990 ) with an considerable margin in some games. But in some games the AMD stands out as well.

This result is kind of even at the mark, because some game utilizes the nVidia’s technology like SLI, Physx etc;. Where as in AMD, Direct compute, Eye-Finity etc;. But both cards also have 3D display features to. So it is kinda hard to tell which card to buy and both cards are priced at the same level to. So it depends upon which games you play and the games you play utilizes the either of these cards technologies. So its up to you guys to decide.

The GTX 590 has two GTX 580 GPU, it has 1024 CUDA cores. It has 3GB DDR5 Memory, Dual 8-Pin Power connector, 11″ inches long and consumes power of 365W. The GTX 590 is priced same as the HD 6990. So buy the card and enjoy Crysis 2 like anyone never will.

Give us your thoughts on either cards by commenting below.

All New nVidia’s Dual-GPU Card Has An Release Date

The new graphics card from nVidia will be the dual-GPU GTX 590. It consist of dual GPU processors of the GTX 580. This card from nVidia comes in for the competition for AMD’s HD 6990 Antilles. Which is currently the fastest card on the planet ( period ). Will the GTX590 be faster than the HD 6990? Well we must have to wait until March 22.

And for the releasing date, it releases as the same date when one of the most anticipated game of this year releasing. Yes, it is Crysis 2. Crysis 2 is releasing on the same date when GTX 590 is releasing. We might even expect an Crysis 2 special edition bundle for the GTX 590. If that was the case many gamers would be happy. But I wish they give that offer on GTX 580 & 570 as well.

So finally this generation of graphics card wars are really heating up. Last time nVidia was behind but for now things changed drastically. And readers if you any new info on this news do comment below.

img source: crunchgear.

Want To Record Gaming Videos From PC? Get FRAPS.

Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with games using DirectX or OpenGL graphic technology.  In its current form Fraps performs many tasks and can best be described as:

Benchmarking Software – Show how many Frames Per Second (FPS) you are getting in a corner of your screen.  Perform custom benchmarks and measure the frame rate between any two points.  Save the statistics out to disk and use them for your own reviews and applications.

Screen Capture Software – Take a screenshot with the press of a key!  There’s no need to paste into a paint program every time you want a new shot.  Your screen captures are automatically named and timestamped.

Realtime Video Capture Software – Have you ever wanted to record video while playing your favourite game?  Come join the Machinima revolution!  Throw away the VCR, forget about using a DV cam, game recording has never been this easy!  Fraps can capture audio and video up to 2560×1600 with custom frame rates from 1 to 120 frames per second!

Source: fraps.com

To download Fraps click here.

Check this application out and comment below. If you have any difficulties also comment below, so I can help you with what I can.

World’s Fastest Graphics Card By AMD ( HD 6990 )

AMD has just come up with their Antilles type of dual-gpu cards. This is the first dual-gpu card to debut in the 6 series cards. This card have an neat design as of like in previous 6 series of cards. This also has something new to the AMD camp vapour chamber cooling system similar to that of nVidia counterparts. This card also has the fan in the center of the card, which I think is way more effective that keeping it in the sides. This card makes good looks come into an practical way for cooling purpose also.

This card has an caution sticker on its top, why? Because it enables the BIOS overclocking process. This helps gamers to overclock the GPU to an equal power to the 2XHD6970. This is used because this card actually underclocked by stock. This card has an massive 4GB GDDR5 memory. For an commercial GPU this makes me go completely nuts. The specs of this card is given below.

SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Default (BIOS1)
    • Up to 830MHz Engine Clock
    • 5.10 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power
    • 1.27 TFLOPs Double Precision Compute Power
  • Overclocked (BIOS2)
    • Up to 880MHz Engine Clock
    • 5.40 TFLOPs Single Precision compute power o 1.37 TFLOPs Double Precision Compute Power
  • 4GB GDDR5 Memory
  • 1250MHz Memory Clock (5.0 Gbps GDDR5)
  • 320 GB/s memory bandwidth (maximum)
  • TeraScale 3 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 3072 Stream Processors
    • 192 Texture Units
    • 128 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 64 Color ROP Units
    • Dual geometry and dual rendering engines
  • High Speed 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • “Eye-Definition” graphics
    • Second generation DirectX® 11 graphics
      • Full DirectX® 11 support
      • Scalable geometry processing technology
      • Shader Model 5.0
      • DirectCompute 11 support
      • Quad advanced programmable hardware tessellation units
      • Accelerated multi-threading
      • HDR texture compression
      • Order-independent transparency
    • OpenGL 4.1 support
    • Image quality enhancement technology
      • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
      • Adaptive anti-aliasing
      • Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA)
      • Morphological Anti-Aliasing (MLAA)
      • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
      • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • AMD Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Native support for up to 5 simultaneous displays
      • Up to 6 displays supported with DisplayPort 1.2 Multi-Stream Transport
    • Independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology2
    • OpenCL 1.1 Support
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Double Precision Floating Point
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling
    • UVD 3 dedicated video playback accelerator
      • MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
      • VC-1
      • MPEG-2 (SD & HD)
      • Multi-View Codec (MVC)
      • MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, Xvid)
      • Adobe Flash
    • Enhanced Video Quality features
      • Advanced post-processing and scaling
      • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
      • Brighter whites processing (Blue Stretch)
      • Independent video gamma control
      • Dynamic video range control
    • Dual-stream HD (1080p) playback support
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
  • AMD HD3D technology4
    • Stereoscopic 3D display/glasses support
    • Blu-ray 3D support
    • Stereoscopic 3D gaming
    • 3rd party Stereoscopic 3D middleware software support
  • AMD CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology5
    • Dual card performance scaling
  • Cutting-edge display support
    • DisplayPort 1.2
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600 per display
      • Multi-Stream Transport
      • 21.6 Gbps bandwidth
      • High bit-rate audio
    • HDMI 1.4a with Stereoscopic 3D Frame Packing Format, Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920×1200
    • Dual-link DVI with HDCP
      • Max resolution: 2560×1600
  • Integrated HD audio controller
    • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
    • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • AMD PowerPlay™ power management technology3
    • AMD PowerTune technology7
      • Intelligent power management hardware
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations

This is an promising step by AMD, but still nVidia has the rumored GTX590 up in its sleeve so lets see. so if you are an PC gamer and have an load of money this is the card for you.

MSI New Revamped GTX580 Twin Frozr II High End GPU

Nvidia has released an Gtx 580 sometime in November 2010. Up to this time all manufactures came up with nVidia’s reference PCB. But now MSI stepped up to its reference PCB to its own. And it show some really new attractiveness to Overclockers with suitable cooling systems with some warranty to back you up.

This card has more difference to the original card and this, the appearance is similar to the Gtx 480 Twin Frozr. It has everything that the reference card provides and it packs even more punch to it.

The Twin Frozr II has many elements to it. They are as follows ;

  • Twin Frozr II Thermal Design
    - Nickel-plated Copper Base: Large size of Copper Base can dissipate the heat of GPU faster.
    - Dual 8CM PWM Fans: Dual fans provide double air flow. Air flow from dual fans can cool down whole module at once.
    - Five heat pipes with SuperPipe Technology: Five heat pipes can provide faster heat dissipation.
    - Form-in-one heat sink: Form-in-one heat sink covers the memory and power module
    - 19ºC cooler and 8.4dB quieter compared to reference design
  • MSI Afterburner overclocking utility
    - Support Over Voltage function of GPU.
    - 2D/3D profile switch support
  • All Solid Capacitor
    - Ultra long lifetime & top stability.
    - Lower ESR and Temperature.
  • PhysX & 3D Vision Surround technology
    - Support PhysX technology effects for realist physics effect.
    - Support 3D Vision Surround technology to provide 3 monitor output simultaneously and real 3D image experience in SLI mode.

It has 2XDVI output nad 1XHDMI output used for nVidia’s 3D surround features.

Its price is around $506.99 USD. For this price you get more performance than the reference card. So this is an must buy for gamers who have the money and will to buy an GTX 580.

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MSI GX660R Overview


The MSI GX660R is a fast 15.6-inch gaming notebook that features a powerful Intel Core i7-740QM quad-core processor and a high-end ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5 graphics card. Combine these components with a full HD display and Blu-ray drive to create a top-notch multimedia machine as well. Gamers will also appreciate a spacious 640GB 7200RPM hard drive and an abundance of ports. While the system is a bit bulky for its screen size, the premium components and $1,400 street price make the MSI GX660R a top pick for gamers.

Pros

  • Excellent Value
  • Fast Processor and Powerful Video Card
  • Great Multimedia Capabilities with Blu-ray Drive and HDMI

Cons

  • Larger Than Typical 15.6-Inch Notebooks
  • Keyboard Isn’t Backlit
  • TrackPad Takes Some Getting Used To

Description

  • Intel Core i7-740QM 1.73GHz Processor
  • 15.6-Inch Full HD 16:9 1920×1080 LCD Panel
  • 6GB DDR3 RAM
  • ATI Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR5 VRAM
  • 640GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
  • Blu-ray Combo Drive
  • 720p HD Webcam
  • Two USB 2.0, Two USB 3.0, HDMI-Out, Bluetooth
  • 802.11 b/g/n Wireless
  • Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
  • 10.2″ x 15″ x 1.8″ @ 7.7 Pounds
Conclusion: Nice product for gamers but still not perfect than the other brands.
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Sony Xperia Play

The concept of a PlayStation phone has been around for nearly as long as Sony has made PlayStations and Sony Ericsson has made phones, yet we wonder how successful the device will be in 2011. If you cast your mind back a few years, before the iOS App Store filled up with a variety of awesome gaming titles, you’ll be able to imagine a time when a PSP phone could have ruled the mobile world.

The Xperia Play is accomodating a slide-out PlayStation-style gamepad is always going to bulk up a smartphone, and at 16mm thick and weighing in at 175 grams, you’d hardly describe the Play as pint-sized. Up front you’ll find a 4-inch multi-touch touchscreen displaying Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) with some light Sony Ericsson customisation, plus four physical navigation keys and the Play also sports a 5-megapixel camera on the back.

The innovation in the Play is design of its slide-out gaming pad. That it makes use of a direction pad and four PlayStation-esque action keys is no surprise, but the addition of two touch-sensitive finger pads is a genius stroke. At the Mobile World Congress, people  played a quick game of FIFA football at the Sony Ericsson stand. Which was really good from the feedback.

Which brings us to the games themselves. Sony Ericsson has announced that there will be 50 games optimised for the play available at launch, and that these games will be available on the Android Market after a short exclusivity period for owners of the Play. These titles will include a range of games from Gameloft including Assasin’s Creed, Dead Space and Guitar Hero confirmed, and 20 publishers agreeing to customise content for the Play.

If you have any concerns, that whether Sony Ericsson has created a future-proof gaming device. With a 1GHz processor, with dedicated graphics and 512MB RAM, the Play should be fine playing the games we see on Android on this time. Also, there’s no HDMI-out port on the Play as there is on the other phones in the Xperia family, which is a real let down for a gaming-focused device.

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