S3 Graphics follows Nvidia lead

5400e fits all bills

THE SMALLEST of the GPU makers is pitching a new chip that promises to deliver one of the highest FLOPS per watt ratios out there. The S3 5400e is affordable, does the GPGPU dog-and-pony trick and – save for its progenitor’s reputation in drivers – looks like a low cost alternative to ATI and Nvidia.
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Hardware Roundup

DirectX11 is more than just a pretty face

WHEN DIRECTX10 came along it wowed gamers with its features, but underwhelmed with the performance hit you took. So now, Windows 7 is just around the corner and Vista is pretty much toast. Now DirectX11 is stepping and some major gaming titles are about to get upgraded to benefit from the new API. Here’s a preview.
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