Browsing: Hardware & Cockpit

Francois Dumas, PR officier for FSLabs, reports “……. Flight Sim Labs, Inc., (FSLabs), announces the release of yet another one of our specialized driver applications, this time to provide an interface between Engravity hardware and Flight Simulator software. This specific interface allows owners of Engravity’s 737 and 747 CDU hardware to interface their CDU’s with the PMDG 747-400X Queen of the Skies for Flight Simulator X…..”.

Guru3d have released their ‘PC Buying Guide’ which can help you decide on what to get next. “…. It is time to build that dream PC before you head off for school! Surely you do not have to take our advice for granted, but at the very least let us help you a little. Guru3D’s guide will only cover the box. Monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers are not included…..”.

If you’re still on the fence for buying a new graphics card, then Hilbert Hagedoorn’s articles will surely interest you. Link them to knowledge and experience found in our forums and you should have a solid foundation for decision making! Hilbert writes “……. BFG is in the house with their latest weapons of mass gaming. They recently tweaked something in their product line-up and released the “OCX” series of products…..”.

Hilbert Hagendoorn of Guru3D has checked out yet another graphics card. “…..It’s that time, AMD today unleashes their all new high-end product, the Radeon 4850 and 4870 X2. For those of you who lived under a rock and do not know what the X2 actually stands for, it’s as simple as it sounds…..”.

Guru3D had a peek around for an exotic model GeForce 9600 GT. They said: “We ended up with Sparkle and get this; they ask only 99 EUR for their passively cooled product with 512MB GDDR3 memory. I’m sorry but that’s just a heck of a lot more value than the 9500 GT will offer gaming performance wise. And next to that, as this review will show .. the product has a few surprises ready under it’s sleeves, it’s passively cooled, overclocks like a beast and looks drop-dead gorgeous !” Read the full review here.

Go Wider with Matrox TripleHead2Go Digital Edition New widescreen modes provide maximum triple-display desktop space for gaming enthusiasts and professionals Montreal, Canada, August 5, 2008/PRNewswire – Matrox Graphics announces new triple widescreen modes for the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition: 3x1680x1050 and 3x1440x900. The new modes allow gaming enthusiasts and professionals to benefit from the advantages of widescreen technology across an astonishing desktop set-up.

Guru3D looked at the Galaxy GF9600GT and writes “…….Noise always has been an issue with graphics cards. The past few years however manufacturers have put more emphasis on cooling solutions that though are high performance, are silent. Every now and then however there are some companies out there releasing a product completely passively cooled…….”.

Hilbert Hagedoorn writes “…..It was known for a while already that AMD’s ATI is developing a new product under codename R700. Guru3D has a nice preview of what AMD is going to launch real soon, the Dual-GPU based Radeon 48×0 X2 series of products. In very short wording, you take a large PCB (printed circuit board), slap two 4870 processors and a bridge-chip on there and call it a Radeon 4870 X2….”.

Guru3D writes “……A reference-based GeForce 9800 GTX, yet pre-tested and qualified to run at higher clock-speeds. That and a better bundle as Inno3D is now bundling a DX10 title with the OC edition, namely Company of Heroes, Opposing fronts from THQ. Interested already ? Read on then as with the recent GeForce 9800 GTX card price-drops .. pricing became really interesting !….”. You can find the review here.

Guru3D has looked at the Force3D Radeon 4850 and 4870 cards and reports “……We mentioned their name already a couple of times, yet with this article we’d like to introduce a new company called Force3D……”.

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