235w ago - Alienware, Dell's premier high-performance PC gaming brand, has unveiled the M17x, with three NVIDIA GeForce graphics processing units (GPUs) to provide an unrivaled visual computing experience.
As a launch vehicle for the global expansion of the Alienware brand, Alienware equipped the M17x with a pair of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280M enthusiast-class GPUs with NVIDIA SLI Technology along with the GeForce 9400M GPU to create the world's most powerful 17-inch notebook.
To quote: "NVIDIA GeForce GPUs delivered the no compromise performance we demanded from our flagship gaming notebook," said Arthur Lewis, general manager for Dell's gaming group. "With the M17x, we will offer gamers in 35 countries the most innovative notebook product Alienware has ever created."
"Alienware built the M17x specifically for gamers, and gamers want GeForce graphics," said Rene Haas, general manager of notebook GPUs at NVIDIA. "By pushing technology and design innovation, Alienware strives to deliver the best, most immersive gaming experience possible."
Built with the gamer in mind, the M17x pushes technology and design innovation, establishing a precedent for combining best-in-class performance with striking design.
252w ago - TheInquirer (linked above) claims to have been informed by a Sony Rep at CES that Intel bought the win, and will design the PlayStation 4 GPU. Until confirmation directly from Sony is available we'll label this as a rumor, but to quote:
The nice Sony engineering lady at CES told us that Intel essentially bought the win, a theoretically good architecture, no imminent threats of going bust, and not being hated by Sony all contributed too.
With a couple of deliverables satisfied, the PS4 GPU belongs to Intel. No word if this is going to be the entire architecture, CPU as well, or not. That, from what we are told, is not final yet.
Moving on to the the XBox3 GPU, also due in 2012, we hear strong rumors (but have not confirmed yet) that it is an ATI design. Given the close ties between ATI and MS over DirectX, the bad blood between Nvidia and MS over the grand Nvidia DX10 neutering, plus memories of the XBox1, this is not a surprise either. The bed was made for short-term profits years ago, time to lie in it.
That brings us to the Wii2, also due around the same time. Given that the ArtX / ATI guys have won about every Nintendo GPU since they went 3D, this one appears to be a no-brainer. If you take into account that it will likely be evolutionary, it is almost assuredly an ATI win as...
270w ago - It is commonly known that Nvidia showed a Bugatti Veyron at the Full HD resolution of 1,920 x 1,080 running a 30 fps - inclusive anti aliasing and the multiple refractions common in ray tracing.
Unfortunately this requires a Quadro-Plex 2100 D4 with four G92 based GPUs to be calculated.
Now there is additional material available in an Nvidia presentation. Here not only pure ray tracing is introduced, but also examples for Hybrid rendering, like mixing rasterisation and ray tracing.