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    Max Payne 3 Review

    The time constraint argument is valid. Modelers are often contracted and unless they can work quickly they aren't going to make any money. UV mapping is the most painful part of modeling. Making the mesh is fun. Texturing it is rewarding because you see your creation come to life. Unwrapping...
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    Max Payne 3 Review

    Something I noticed while looking at the screenies on pg 3 was how poorly the texture mapping was done on some models. In the first screenshot the model in the upper right that looks like a bunch of pyramids stuck together there's stretching and misalignment of the textures. On the last...
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    Piracy to Blame for Falling Music Sales? I Don't Think So

    I blame it mostly on singles sales. "Back in the day" lots of people complained about buying an album and liking 2 songs. No need to do that anymore. Plus albums are too expensive. They need to drop prices. That's what every other business does. Well, that or cry to the Gov. for some sort of...
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    AMD Announces Radeon HD 7970; Promises to be Faster than HD 6970

    Looking forward to Techgage's review.
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    NVIDIA Interviews Battlefield 3 and Borderlands 2 Devs at PAX

    "NVIDIA Interviews Battlefield 3 and Borderlands 2 Devs at PAX" So, does this mean we can expect heavily tessellated flat surfaces and invisible meshes? :rolleyes:
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    Zalman VF3000F GTX 570/580 GPU Cooler Review

    Your overall complaint currently applies to both brands. Both companies higher end cards use too much power and run too hot, IMO. The HD6900's aren't exactly quiet or cool. I think it's because we are still on 40nm when we should have been at 32nm by now. Soon, when 28nm arrives I think we'll...
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    Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown

    Thanks a lot for taking the time to fill me in. Sounds like the ball's in Kingston's court to see what the problem is. Hopefully it's not because it doesn't say "Genuine Intel". ;)
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    Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown

    Do you have benches with the same system without using the SSD cache function just run from a hard drive and/or SSD? I'd be curious what the FPS was in those situations. Is the storage system only affecting the FPS with the cache function? If so, is it being improved with one or the other, or is...
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    Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown

    I wonder if the manufacturers might be able to explain it? I'm pretty sure Kingston would want to remedy this.
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    Intel Z68 SSD Disk Caching Showdown

    I'm confused. Is this showing the SSD making a difference in game frame rates? I can't read it any other way, but I've never heard of such a thing.
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB Review

    Rob, I just read that the latest version of Trixx supports the 5850 Extreme (voltage control, etc.). If you have the time could you try to O/C the card and report on it? Not an entire review, just clocks and maybe one bench. Thanks Sorry, second time I posted in the 6790 thread instead of...
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    Battle of the $1,000 GPU Configs: HD 6990+6970 vs. GTX 580 SLI

    Has to be the same family. You can combine the 6950, 6970, 6990 in any combination. You can combine any 6870, 6850 in any combination. You can't mix 6800's with 6900's though. You will end up with approx. the performance of the lowest power gpu in the mix though, times the number of gpu's...
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    Corsair AirFlow Pro Memory Temperature Monitor Review

    I was thinking of mounting little mirrored domes to the case fans like they have on disco balls. Maybe I'd better do it before someone beats me to it and sells millions of them. ;)
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    Sapphire Radeon HD 5850 Xtreme 1GB Review

    Excellent card for the price. The 5850 was a great value when it was introduced, and at these prices, it's still a great value today. Kudos for Sapphire not trying some rebrand scheme.
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    AMD Radeon HD 6790 1GB Review

    Sorry, posted in wrong thread. :redfaced:
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    Nvidia GTX 590

    Glad to see you are getting one, Rob. When I noticed no review up I was concerned maybe nVidia wasn't supplying one. That, or you blew yours up too. :D
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    AMD Radeon HD 6990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Review

    Wow Rob! You really got some serious scores out of it! Good review, mate.
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    AMD Radeon HD 6990 Dual-GPU Graphics Card Unboxing

    I'm so pleased you got one of these to have a release review of. Not as pleased as if I got one, but pleased for you, and the review we'll get from you.
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    AMD HD 6950 1GB vs. NVIDIA GTX 560 Ti Overclocking

    I wasn't aware that there was no performance hit for 3D. I thought that each frame had to be rendered twice, and, therefore would incur a performance hit. Thanks for clearing that up for me. PhysX does incur a performance hit, and I think it would be useful to see what kind of frame rates you...