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It's been almost exactly a year since we first heard about NVIDIA's Maximus technology, and today the firm's just announced an update. The second generation of the platform is now supported by Kepler-based GPUs. This time around computational tasks get ferried off to the SMX-streaming K20 GPU ($3,...

August 7th 2012 at 9:39am 0 Comments
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Back in August, NVIDIA sneaked us a few deets about its curious Maximus project, and now the joint CPU / GPU card is officially ready to rev up your workflow. The idea is simple: dramatically improve productivity by using one system to handle the graphics along with the processing to deliver it....

November 14th 2011 at 7:57pm 0 Comments
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Heatwave Interactive has released an internal Q&A session focused on the Praetorian Guards program surrounding its new Gods & Heroes MMORPG. What, pray tell, is a Praetorian Guard? Well aside from the poor bloke that Russell Crowe's General Maximus unhorsed during the first reel of Ridley S...

February 11th 2011 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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Ghostcrawler posted fairly heavily on the Warrior forums the other day, and while Warriors are not especially my territory, something the crabman said reminded me of something I've really liked about Wrath so far. Referencing Gladiator, "Watch how Maximus uses his shield -- he isn't cowering behind...

September 2nd 2008 at 12:30pm 0 Comments
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We wouldn't have expected the first opportunity for consumers to pick up an Optimus Maximus to be in the wild frontiers of eBay, but hey, we'll take what we can get. Currently at $300 with 14 bids, but seeing how fast our pathetic bid was shot down, it looks like there's going to be quite a frenzy...

January 29th 2008 at 2:18pm 0 Comments
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Apple's always enjoyed patenting the near-absurd, just to get us speculating in the wrong direction or to give its thousands of patent lawyers something to do during a slow design cycle. We can't really imagine Apple has this pair of "products" prepped and waiting in the wings of Macworld, but it's...

January 3rd 2008 at 8:56am 0 Comments