Archive for December, 2007

Virtual Console Gift Feature

Monday, December 10th, 2007

A new feature for the VC on the Wii will be unvailed tonight in the US. The new feature will give Wii owners the opportunity to purchase VC titles for their friends and give them to them as a gift. You will only be able to give gifts to people who you have swapped Wii friend codes with (which makes perfect sense for obvious reasons).

This is quite a neat little feature Nintendo are rolling out, and it’s just in time for Christmas.

[Source: Nintendo Wii Fan Boy]

Samsung Announce Fastest Memory

Monday, December 3rd, 2007

Samsung have announced that they have developed the worlds fastest memory. Boasting speeds 4 times faster than current RAM used on graphics cards with a 20% reduction in power consumption. GDDR5 (graphics double-data-rate memory) as it is known as. Transfer rates are at a massive 6 Gb/sec.

Sample chips have already been distributed to NVIDIA and ATi. Samsung are expecting that at least 50% of high end PC’s will be using these new chips by 2010.

[Source: Engadget]

NVIDIA 9 Series Out February?

Sunday, December 2nd, 2007

Engadget have reported on news from Digitimes that the NVIDIA 9 series of graphics cards are to be released in February 2008 after the Lunar New Year.

GeForce 9 series will include the D9E — a “high-end product that adopts 65-nanometer manufacturing,” supports DirectX 10.1 and Shader Model 4.1 — and the mid-range D9P, which will supposedly adopt 55-nanometer processing.

Although the D9P will not be released until later in the year around June.

This is however, not confirmed yet and I would still be waiting for an official word from NVIDIA as to when it will be released. I would not be surprised if it is not even called the 9 series as it could be confused with Radeon 9800 cards etc.

[Source: Engadget]