Nvidia 9600GT Benchmarks & Specs

The newly revealed Nvidia 9600GT card that was previously mentioned here has been benchmarked by Tomshardware, the premiere site for graphic card benchmarks. And L33tzone is proud to present the summary of the results for its readers.

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The 9600GT Is it just another version of the G92 – the same graphics processor all the GeForce cards such as GeForce 8800 GT 256 MB, 8800 GT 512 MB, 8800 GT 1 GB, 8800 GTS 512 MB,are based upon, however, the essential difference is that the G94 only has half the number of stream processors of the G92: 64. This pales in comparison to the 112 a “simple” GeForce 8800 GT 256 MB boasted, you’re thinking. That’s not untrue, but the shader frequency is higher (compared to the 8800 GT only, since the G92 on the 8800 GTS uses the same frequency), attaining 1625 MHz for these units (650 MHz for the rest of the GPU). But even at that frequency, the raw processing power of this G94 is still a full 38% lower than that of the 8800 GT.

the G94 has only 505 million transistors, or 33% fewer than the G92, and it has a surface area we measured at 225 mm2, or 31% smaller, despite the same engraving depth (65 nm). That value is still 15% higher than on the RV670 used in the AMD 3D graphics cards it directly targets.

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Graphic Card Comparisons: Performance & Price

This question has been in the minds of many people i have met, and ive helped quite a lot too, so here is a tabular breakdown of the graphic cards of Nvidia and Ati, arranged in Descending order with respect to Performance & Price.

Reading the table is simple:
The graphics cards with
similar overall performance are grouped into “tiers.” The top tier contains the highest performing cards available, and performance decreases as you go down the tiers from there. Continue reading

LCD Fireplace Heater! Talk about an Expensive heater!

LCD is almost a craze now a days, and even though its quality is unmatched, its prices are too much to afford. And now you have heaters that use LCD’s ! 

fireplaceheater.jpgLeave it to the Japanese to create a heater that’s as ingenius as this. It may look like a cross between an LCD display and a space heater, but the display part of the gadget actually shows a “real” fireplace. The end result is that you get to imagine that your (really tiny) Japanese apartment has a fireplace in it while you’re warming up your fingers and toes during the long Kyoto winters. Too bad it’s 25,800 yen ($242) or we’d import one for ourselves. [Hammer Price via DVICE]

Source: http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/gizmodo/full/~3/226695428/fireplace-heater-looks-feels-just-like-the-real-thing

Happy Birthday LEGO: Lego Turns 50!

Yes 50! My favourite pasttime, and the thing that actually made me find the Engineer in me 😉 has turned 50 today ! The creation of The Lego Group, a privately held company from Denmark, Lego has transformed the world with its innovative block by block building technique, that has a highly effective method of improving kids learning and creativity, by creating anything that they can dream up of in their imagination !

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The FontBook – A Book only on Fonts !

Well, it cant get any geeky than this! I mean a Book on Fonts! Yes, at 99$, this book gives editors, bloggers, web-designers, photoshop’ers etc etc, a complete detail about all the fonts that you can imagine! Some specs of the books are FontBook

  • Weight: 3kg (6.6 lb) ———- unbelievable, but true!
  • Height: 29.7 cm (11.7 in)
  • Width: 15.5 cm (6.1 in)
  • Pages: 1,760
  • Type Samples: 32,000  ——- Yes, 32,000!
  • Type Foundries: 90
  • Cross-references: 7,400 —— so you can see simillar fonts too.
  • Other References: 100,000
  • Read on for the complete details:

    (oh, and btw, this is the 4th edition !)