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has released it's next generation card family, , and !  Sure, I'm not personally going to be purchasing a or video card, but for those who were previously contemplating SLI configurations, this sort of cost is much better than the price of two previous-generation (or, should I say current-generation, since it might be a little hard to get ones hands on an 8800 GTS or GTX card for a while?)

These new GPUs sport that is more flexible than in previous generations, in that rather than having dedicated pixel shaders or vertex shaders, they provide slightly more generic processors that can be converted on the fly to serve either role, allowing even current games to take advantage of whichever of the two they need to use more, while minimizing the underutilization that can occur in a fixed processor configuration.

And these are DirectX 10 / Vista ready products.  We'll have to see what (under management) brings to the table by Jan/Feb... 

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Posted: Monday, November 13, 2006 3:48 AM by Logik!
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Andrew S. Baker aka ASB aka Logik!

Andrew S. Baker is a business-savvy, hands-on IT leader with expertise in mentoring people, mitigating risk, and integrating technology to drive innovation and maximize business results. He creates competitive advantage for organizations through effective IT leadership: implementation of processes and controls, and architecture of robust business solutions.

Mr. Baker has successfully led a number of high-performance technology teams in designing, deploying and maintaining secure, cost-effective computing environments for well-known companies, including Warner Music Group, The Princeton Review, Bear Stearns, About.com, and Lewco Securities.

For over a decade, Andrew has exhibited thought leadership on technology and business topics via mailing lists, technical forums, blogs, and professional networking groups, along with contributions to podcasts, webinars, and over 20 technical/business magazine articles. He also serves on several boards and committees for non-profit organizations, and within the Seventh-day Adventist church.

His personal interests include Astronomy, Basketball, Bible Study, Chess, Comics, Computers, Family Life Ministries, Reading, Strategy/Role Playing games, and Professional Networking...

A summary of Andrew's current résumé is available here, and he can be reached on a variety of social and professional networks, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.