13th March 2008

Motherboard makers start shipping Intel x48 chipset boards

Intel was supposed to launch their new high end enthusiast x48 chipset in January but the rumored release date had been pushed back a couple months to a mid-March time frame. It’s being reported that Gigabyte and Asus are now shipping x48 motherboards in small quantities, with mass quantities to follow soon. Other first tier motherboard makers are … Read the full entry »

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27th February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 20

I thought I’d get a quick update posted. I’ve got a little more work done on the face. After the hole cut for the Matrix Orbital LCD, I thought I’d go ahead and get the holes cut for the Dakota Digital gauges. I used a hole saw for the initial cut, which you can … Read the full entry »

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27th February 2008

Havok now offers free non-commercial licenses… too little, too late?

Havok, now owned by Intel, is one of the leading providers of physics APIs for games and applications and is now planning to offer it for free for non-commercial use and to “approved game developers on the PC platform” starting in March. It’s unclear why someone would go with Havok though at this point when Ageia, now owned by Nvidia, has their physics … Read the full entry »

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25th February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 19

Since I had the Matrix Orbital display arrive, I thought I’d jump to a little work on the front panel. The LCD will be situated on the lower center of the front face. The Dakota Digital gauges will flank it on the left and the right, with the widescreen LCD sitting above it. … Read the full entry »

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23rd February 2008

Project: Rogue, Part 18

Sometimes you just have to improvise… As (bad) luck would have it, the Via Artigo that I wanted to put in this case, seems to be out of stock everywhere I look. Most eta’s put it’s arrival at the middle of March. Well, I’m way to impatient to wait almost a month before it arrives. … Read the full entry »

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21st February 2008

Nvidia releases Geforce 9600GT, AMD lowers some prices in response

Nvidia’s Geforce 9600GT cards have shown up in stores for as little as $179.90. Both cards with stock clock speeds and overclocked models are available now. The performance level of the GF 9600GT is slightly faster than the GF 8800GS and slightly slower than the GF 8800GT in most benchmarks, so for the price point is definitely worth a look. With that said, … Read the full entry »

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