Using GeForce Experience To Automatically Optimize Game Graphics Settings For PC Games

English: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Graphic card

English: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5800 Ultra Graphic card (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

PC gamers know that each game behaves differently on their PC, because each game might need a different configuration for game graphics settings.  Using the wrong game graphics settings sometimes might actually choke the graphic card, therefore choking a great game experience.  Usually, PC gamers would do is to figure out if their graphic card supports a game they want to play or not before they purchase the game.  Afterward, they want to seek out the correct game graphics settings for the game from the Internet or from testing out different game graphics settings configurations through trial and error process, and then right just before they play their brand new game they would apply the best or I should say the optimal graphics settings for the game.

The second process where gamers have to apply the correct game graphics settings can be ranged from easy to sometimes plain confusing.  How come?  Some games might work well with just about any game graphics settings if you have the right graphic card, but some games might not.  When a game might not react that well to your graphic card or game graphics settings, you have to either tinker with the graphic card by overclocking or know how to tone down the game graphics settings.  So, getting an optimal game graphics settings for each game can sometimes be troublesome and time consuming.  This is why I like GeForce Experience.  You might like it too if you have a NVIDIA graphic card.

What GeForce Experience does is to automatically optimize game graphics settings for many games that you have installed on your PC.  It’s a beta version at we speak, but it’s working out rather well for my PC and PC gaming experience.  Check out the video right after the break to have a quick look at the GeForce Experience.

Apple Announced The Next Generation MacBook Pro For 15″ And 13″

English: Unibody MacBook Pro Deutsch: MacBook ...

English: Unibody MacBook Pro Deutsch: MacBook Pro 5. Generation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Unfortunately, I don’t have access to the next generation MacBook Pro yet, therefore I can’t really snap a picture of it.  I guess a picture of any older MacBook Pro iteration would do.  The picture is taken from Wikipedia.  Enjoy!!!

Wow, Apple had just announced new MacBook Pro that is hugely more powerful than older generation ones.  Even more, Apple is now taking order for their new MacBook Pro.  Apple calls the latest MacBook Pro as the next generation MacBook Pro.  By getting the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,199, you get a MacBook Pro that is only .71 inch thick, 7 hours battery life, weight 4.46 lbs, retina display, 2.3GHz quad-core Intel Core i7 processor (Turbo Boost up to 3.3GHz) with 6MB shared L3 cache, 8GB of 1600MHz DDR3L RAM which can be upgraded to 16 GB RAM, 256 GB flash storage, dual graphic switching which includes Intel HD Graphics 4000 and NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory, 720p FaceTime HD camera, 2 Thunderbolt ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, HDMI port, headphone port, SDXS card slot, 802.11n Wi-Fi wireless networking;3 IEEE 802.11a/b/g compatible, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, Up to 30 days standby time, and OS X Lion as the operating system.  I think if you buy the next generation MacBook Pro now, you get to upgrade to the next version of OS X (Mountain Lion) for free.  Got the cash?  Paying the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro at the price point of $2,799, you get a more powerful i7 processor which clocks around 2.6 GHz and can be Turbo Boost up to 3.6 GHz.

What I like most about the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro is that it has amazing retina display which is capable in putting current HD display on my MacBook Pro to shame.  The retina display should make the images and videos way more enjoyable as the pictures should be way more beautiful than older kind of displays.  Amazingly though, the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro’s battery lifespan is still great, up to 7 hours wireless web, even though it packs with a more powerful processor and graphic card.  I bet the next generation 15″ MacBook Pro users will love how fast it’s to be able to transfer data from the laptop to the external hard drive at breakneck speed, because the Thunderbolt ports can allow them to transfer data up to 10 Gbps.  Unfortunately, even now though not that many external hard drives are built to support Thunderbolt.  Luckily though, Apple is smart to include 2 3.0 USB ports, therefore users can still transfer data at near breakneck speed, because USB 3.0 supports data transfer up to 5Gbps.  So the highlights for me about the newest 15″ MacBook Pro are speed and display.  The prices for the newest MacBook Pro is another story, because I think it’s just too expensive as always.

Apple also had announced the release of the next generation 13″ MacBook Pro, but this one isn’t as powerful as the 15″ one.  How come?  The processor for the 13″ one is only a dual core Intel i5 or i7 processor.  Obviously, the 15″ one is more powerful since it has quad-core processor.  Besides a less powerful processor, I think the 13″ one does have all the goodies that the 15″ one has.  So, if you do need a smaller, less heavier, cheaper next generation MacBook Pro, I guess 13″ one would do.  How much cheaper?  The Intel dual core i5 13″ one touts at $1,199 and the dual core i7 13″ one touts at $1,499.  It’s a lot cheaper than the 15″ one if you actually compare the prices side by side.  My question to you is, do you like how Apple has upgraded the MacBook Pro line?

Using Precision X To Overclock A Graphic Card

EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked

EVGA GTX 480 Superclocked (Photo credit: The Master Shake Signal)

Disclaimer:  Overclocking a graphic card might void the warranty which covers the graphic card, therefore you should not overclock your graphic card unless you don’t care about losing your graphic card’s warranty.  Overclocking always comes with certain risks, and some risks might even be effectively destroyed your graphic card.  You should know that by following the instruction within the video in this blog post, you’re overclocking your graphic card at your own risks.  You cannot blamed me for showing you how to use Precision X to overclock your graphic card since you have been warned!  If you aren’t sure, I suggest you stay away from overclocking your graphic card with Precision X.

EVGA has a tool known as Precision X which allows you to overclock whatever graphic cards that are supported by EVGA.  To the best of my knowledge, many GTX graphic cards are supported by EVGA Precision X.  Nonetheless, you can visit EVGA official website and it will ask you for graphic card manufacturer and model version before it will allow you to download the Precision X software.  I guess the EVGA folks want to make sure you have the graphic card that will be supported by Precision X.

Within the video right after the break, I will briefly talk about how to use Precision X.  I’ve been using it to overclock my own graphic card, and so I’ve thought it would be cool to show you that overclocking a graphic card can be done easily with the use of Precision X.  Nonetheless, you should not try Precision X unless you dare to take the risks of damaging your graphic card when something bad happens.  The more you know about overclocking a graphic card the better you’re equipped to use Precision X.  Of course, Precision X will not work with graphic cards that aren’t meant to be supported by Precision X.  Anyhow, please enjoy the video right after the break!