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Nvidia FXAA Enabled for PS3 Games via HD Capture Card and PC

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157w ago - Today [Register or Login to view links] has shared how to enable Nvidia's [Register or Login to view links] for PS3 Games using [Register or Login to view links] with an [Register or Login to view links] and PC.

To quote: Some PC gamers (myself included) like to go on about the huge image quality advantages of playing on PCs. Now, your PC can actually improve the visual quality of console-exclusive games! (outside of emulation)

I've previously posted about the small program PtBi that I use to display 360 and PS3 games. Today I added the ability to use NVidia's FXAA - thanks to them for releasing the code to the public domain and making it easy to integrate.

For those that are unaware, FXAA is a post-processing method that tries to reduce the amount of aliasing artifacts (think pixel staircase) in an image. It's similar to MLAA in that aspect. Like all post-processing methods that act purely on image data, it has some drawbacks:

- It can't handle subpixel aliasing well. (Unlike most similar methods, it at least tries to reduce it though)
- Sometimes aliasing may be detected incorrectly,...
 

Alienware M17x Notebook Driven by Three NVIDIA GeForce GPUs

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268w 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.

Alienware M17x laptops deliver scorching...
 

NVIDIA Licenses PhysX SDK for Sony's PlayStation 3 Console

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280w ago - Today NVIDIA announced that its popular PhysX technology will be available to all registered Sony PlayStation 3 developers free of charge.

To quote: NVIDIA announced it has signed a tools and middleware license agreement with Sony that makes the binary version of the NVIDIA PhysX technology available to registered PS3 developers.

NVIDIA Corporation today announced that it has signed a tools and middleware license agreement for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc (SCEI).

As a result, the binary version of the NVIDIA(R) PhysX(R) technology software development kit (SDK) is now available to registered PS3 developers for free download and use on the SCEI Developer Network.

The NVIDIA PhysX software development kit SDK consists of a full-featured API and robust physics engine, designed to give developers, animators, level designers, and artists unprecedented creative control over character and object physical interactions by allowing them to author and preview physics effects in real time.

The continued adoption of NVIDIA PhysX technology by the world's leading content developers is resulting in games that not only look as realistic as possible, but also provides gaming experiences where the world's literally come to life: environments become...
 

NVidia Tesla: World's First 'Personal' Supercomputer

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282w ago - Its about time we get supercomputers for ourselves, right? All those with deep pockets who dream of really owning a supercomputer,your prayers have been answered.

NVidia has come up with "Tesla personal supercomputer" that delivers cluster computing like performance and is upto 250 times faster than the present day personal computers or workstations.

Tesla is powered by 4 GPU's, each having 240 processing cores (that makes 4*240=960 cores working in parallel in total) based on the [Register or Login to view links], delivering whopping performance of near 4 Teraflops!

Here are some more of its specs from [Register or Login to view links]:

Tesla Architecture

• Massively-parallel many-core architecture
• 240 scalar processor cores per GPU
• Integer, single-precision and double-precision floating point operations
• Hardware Thread Execution Manager enables thousands of concurrent threads per GPU
• Parallel shared memory enables processor cores to collaborate on shared information at local cache performance
• Ultra-fast GPU memory access with 102 GB/s peak bandwidth per GPU
• IEEE 754 single-precision...
 

Nvidia and ATI Set to Launch 40nm Video Cards in 2009

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286w ago - Windows 7 is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2010 and Windows 7 will come with DirectX 11, near the end of this year 2009 we can expect some DirectX 11 hardware's.

Nvidia and ATI are said to launch their DirectX 11 graphics cards at the end of this year, these cards will be based on 40nm process technology and in 1st or 2nd quarter of 2010 we can expect some DirectX 11 games too.

Nvidia's 40nm video cards with DirectX 10 support are rumored to launch in Q2 of 2009 and their next generation 40nm card will most likely to hit market in December of this year which will come with DirectX 11 support.

1st generation of 40nm cards from Nvidia will be identical to GT200 chip, though it will be a die shrink from 55nm to 40nm there will be some changes in specification as this will not be the same GT200 chip but rather a totally new chip build on a smaller die. Die shrink also mean smaller transistors, lower TDP and less heat dissipation which will result in better overclocking GPU.

These 40nm chips are likely to come with increased shaders, clusters, ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines) and TMUs (Texture Memory Units), at higher clocks.

Though the rumors are Nvidia and AMD both will launch their 40nm fabricated chips in March or April of 2009, there are no...
 
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