Friday, 29 April 2011

The wrap around monitor!

Although this isn't technically very recent, it is still an amazing piece of kit. This is the NEC CRV43 wrap around monitor, it was unveiled in 2009 and at has a street price of $8000 which is about £4800 !!
There are different versions of this type of monitor, for example Alienware have their own one which was shown playing Crysis as it had support for the massive 43" screen at 2880 x 900 resolution!

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Dual core graphics cards!

Here we have the new graphics card by ATI, the AMD Radeon HD 6990. This card is an absolute beast. Quoted as "the fastest graphics card in the world" by AMD, it is not surprising to see that it has 2 cores and is capable of running full DX11. Furthermore it boasts and incredible 4GB of GDDR5 RAM!
With all this power, comes a very big price tag though, averaging at around £500 a pop you won't be buying this card on a whim!

There we have it, the second generation of graphics cards is finally out and they are remarkable!

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Here we go!

The purpose of this blog is to use the knowledge I have gained of computers and other electronics, from working in IT the past few years, to help people make more educated decisions about purchasing or using new electronic equipment. We're living in an electronic age. Where new graphics cards, processors and other such electronic devices are being improved and refined at a very fast rate. It is sometimes hard to know what things are best to buy, especially if you do not always understand the difference in technicality behind the different products. Some questions are slightly easier, do you go with ati or Nvidia ... Intel or AMD? These usually come down to peoples personal preference, if they have used ati for most of their time using computers then they will most likely stick to using ati. But there can be huge differences in performance between like-like cards between these companies.
My aim is to post relevant, and correct information which will (hopefully) help you make the right decision about your purchases!