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In the video right after the break, a guy demonstrated that he could use external graphic card to run games on MacBook Air with frame rate per second hovered around 90 frames per second. The trick is that he used Thunderbolt and his external graphic card rig. My imagination is now feeling tickled! Does this mean if we try and things are right we might be able to hook up a humongous box with — only — few dozens of external graphic cards within so we can do just about anything graphic intensive? Such a graphic card box will run hot of course, but with proper cooling everything will be alright. Furthermore, when you can externally partition graphic power from CPU power, it means you can have the graphic power be stationary everywhere, and all you need is your mobile devices to be on the go. I wonder, if the Internet connection can be just as fast as Thunderbolt, will graphic power go streaming in real time across the Internet tubes? Anyhow, the YouTube video is right after the break. Enjoy it!!!
Afterthought: Wouldn’t it be awesome if virtual computers (virtualization of computing power) could tap into the full potential of the external graphic power? In this sort of case, the virtualization of computing does not need to mimic the video graphic card hardware, but just tap into the graphic power directly. This will unleash cheap computing furthermore. You can basically run a bunch of different operating systems on one machine through the virtualization of computing with true graphic power. I think this will be super super cool!!!
Within the video right after the break, I briefly talk about how to check the temperatures of CPUs and NVidia graphic card on Linux Mint 14. Enjoy!!!
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.
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!