Browsing: Hardware & Cockpit

Guru3D’s Hilbert Hagedoorn looks at the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked from EVGA. “…. The all new GTX 260 model has 24 more shader processors and was overclocked at default to squeeze more performance out of it. Overall we where very happy with the price versus performance ratio giving you a really good gaming experience. Be sure to check out this review……”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn of Guru3D reports that he “…… is testing the Gigabyte GV-R485OC-1GI Radeon HD 4850 equipped with 1GB of DDR3 memory. It has a custom PCB (printed circuit board), comes with no less than 1 Gigabyte of GDDR3 framebuffer (memory), the manufacturer slapped a Zalman cooler on top of it and to finish it off they even overclocked it……”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn reports that “…….. Rivatuner has been updated towards version 2.11 In this release we have included a huge number of new stuff to keep you guys nicely busy, obviously support has been added as well as ForceWare GeForce drivers up-to 177.98 and AMD ATI Catalyst 8.8 support…..”.

If you are a home cockpit builder, then you will be interested in the Simkits TRC1000 glass cockpit. The unique TRC1000 is a 100% scale replica of the most popular Glass Cockpit System as found in many modern aircraft and which display functionality is also supported by Microsoft Flight Simulator FSX and (with additional software packages from third parties) for Microsoft FS9. The hardware is produced from quality ABS using plastic injection molding.

NVIDIA was seeking for some more performance in the GTX 260 series; they needed to give it a little more bite. NVIDIA is today introducing the GeForce GTX 260 Core 216. This new chip has one additional shader cluster which brings the accumulated number of shader processors towards 216. It does make a slight difference and the Guru of 3D test the BFG OCX MaxCORE version of it. You can read the review right here.

CH Products announces today the latest release in their controller product line. “……. From LA to Sydney, over torrential bodies of water and massive terrain, through farmlands and wetlands, the CH Flight Sim Yoke has been a constant companion in the countless journeys you’ve taken for many, many years.  It’s time to finally retire that indestructible co-pilot now and say hello to a new friend……”.

Guru3D writes “…… ATI unleashed the Radeon HD 4670. A nice little card that packs some decent punch for the value minded consumers. The Radeon HD 4670 will roughly offer you last year’s mid-range performance at 79 USD. With that amount of performance the card will allow you to flick on 4xAA and 16AF and still play modern games at 1280×1024 and maybe even 1600×1200. And for you as a gamer on a budget, is an immensely interesting fact for your feature and framerate budget. We have a full review on this product……”.

Guru3D reports that “……. Rivatuner has been updated to version 2.10. In this release we have included a huge amount of new stuff to keep you busy. Of course GeForce 9×00 support has been added as well as ForceWare GeForce drivers up-to 177.92 and AMD ATI Catalyst 8.8 support. With this release comes support for ATI Radeon 4800 class graphics adapaters and better GeForce GTX series 200 support as well…..”.

Guru3D looked at an NVidia 280 graphics card this time. Unfortunately they don’t test with FSX, or they might have reported about some of the problems that owners of these 280’s appear to have with FSX. “…..OCX is short for ‘Overclocking eXtreme’ and it literally boils down to the fact that this is BFG’s most high-end specced product in whatever the product range might be…..”.

Flight Illusion “……. proudly presents the new range of navigational instruments for use with flight simulator. To celebrate our 3rd anniversary, the developers at Flight illusion have closed the gap and released the last instruments in the general aviation segment. After the turn & bank coordinator and the F16 gauges, this is the third release of new products in 2008…..”.

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