Nvidia Is Back!

After two years of lurking in the shadow of AMD’s Radeon, Nvidia is back with a vengeance, in the form of its new Kepler microarchitecture. Last week, the boys in green set loose their GeForce GTX 680 video card, sending AMD back to the drawing board. Now that the dust has settled a bit, there is plenty of data about the new GPU world order, so let’s look at it together.

During the past two years, Nvidia struggled to keep itself at the top, and only seldom succeeded, even then, by releasing massive, power-hungry chips. But no more of that, because last week’s launch of the first chip from the Kepler lineup was a major, game-changing event. To say that it was a surprise would be an understatement…

The State of x86

In the past few months, some rather important changes have started to become apparent in Intel’s research and marketing strategies. For us, the consumers, only some of these changes will turn out to be beneficial. The x86 technology which powers all of our desktops, laptops and soon, consoles too, is going through major transformations.

In this article, I’ll be touching on what brought on these events, and I will tell you what will follow and how this will affect what you’ll find in your retailer’s stocks, as well as inside your own devices in the following few years. Let’s start with a bit of history…

Logitech G510 Review, Or How To Betray Your Fans And Name

I’ll start by underlining that this article is being typed on a Logitech G15 keyboard. I’ve been using a wide array of Logitech peripherals throughout the years and I consider myself one of their loyal customers. My G15 is paired with a G5 mouse and an F510 gamepad, all from the same company. I own another two G15s, and, of course, the Logitech G510, to which this article is dedicated.

To be absolutely clear from the beginning: my G510 wasn’t defective. The purpose of this article is to outline the marketing & design mistakes made by Logitech, which resulted in this keyboard being such a disappointment. I admit that, at least partially, my anger on this product stems from the fact that Logitech is a company I sympathize…

The PC Is Dead. OH RLY?

If you’re not one the people who already made their mind up about the destiny of the PC platform, then read on to find out why some rather big names made fools of themselves when they grabbed the headlines (by mistake or not), by uttering one of the most idiotic statements I heard in the past few years: “The PC is dead” (or “Long live the Cloud to which I shall sell my soul to” and so on).

The fact of the matter is that people who rush blindly ahead and spell the demise of the Personal Computer platform are either clueless, misquoted or have some sort of vested interest…