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Saturday Night (4 Comments) (link)
 Saturday, 9-August-2008  22:11:19 (GMT +10) - by Rezin

NVIDIA will be releasing the new GeForce drivers and a PhysX driver/pack next tuesday for their GeForce series 8 and newer cards, with Guru3D giving their opinion on what to expect. The features are good, your options in choosing whatever PhysX solution you want to compute in is wide-spread and then the gaming user experience is just great. If you own a capable card; heck, it's free to even try-out.

DriverHeaven look at seven graphics cards that fall into the budget category. The products on test today are all priced between 20 and 70, yet the performance differences between them are vast, making some usable only for HTPC use and 2D gaming while others can be used to power a relatively decent gaming machine.

OCIA have posted another system buying guide, with this one focussing on the parts you'll need to build a mainstream system for around USD $1,200. Our guides are designed with overclocking in mind, so we often select lower-end processors / memory / video cards to save money, because we know these can be overclocked to equal or outperform higher priced hardware.

Invitations for the Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning beta have been sent out. They will play on servers located on mainland Australia and will pave the way for the simultaneous launch of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning across North America, Europe, and the Oceanic region on September 18th. Thanks Peter! Discussion in this thread.

CPU3D went along to the i34 LAN − one of the UK's largest LANs. We'll be checking out the booths from manufactuers such as Coolermaster Crucial, Foxconn, MSI, Antec and many more. Retailers Scan, Aqua PCs, Kustom PCs and CyberPower will also have booths to show off their new range of products.

Several companies are developing technology which can detect and remove debris from airport runways. Most airports have safeguards for identifying and handling FOD, but they come down to little more than dispatching some guy with a broom to sweep the runway twice a day. Fortunately, a handful of companies are taking a more sophisticated approach.

Ubisoft have released the minimum requirements and recommended hardware for the PC version of Far Cry 2.



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