News Bits: Nvidia 8800M-GTX Reviewed, Asus Eee PC Touchscreen

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Nvidia 8800M-GTX 512MB reviewed & benchmarked

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Justin from has performed thorough benchmarks on the new top-end GPU from Nvidia, the GeForce 8800M-GTX. The card features a 256-bit memory bus, 512MB of dedicated DDR3 memory, and is DirectX 10-compliant. The test system was a top-of-the-line Sager NP5792 gaming notebook.

The benchmarks consist of 3DMark06, Crysis Demo, Unreal Tournament III, PC Mark, Cinema 4D, and Vista’s WEI. Here is a taste of what the 8800M-GTX has to offer:

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With medium settings in Crysis running at a relatively high 1280×1024 resolution, the 8800M-GTX housed in the Sager NP5792 netted an average FPS of 37.5, which is extremely impressive.

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Asus Eee PC touchscreen mod

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The Asus Eee PC has been modded to have touchscreen functionality; a touchscreen kit is priced at only about $100, and can be had for even less with some shopping. Videos and pictures follow in the link.

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Dell partners with Tesco in European retail agreement

Dell and Tesco today announced a retail agreement to have Dell notebooks and desktops available in Tesco retail stores in Europe and Asia. Dell XPS and Inspiron products will be available in the stores, mainly in the UK but also in Ireland, Poland, Czech Republic, and Slovakia.

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Asus Eee PC shipments top 350,000 in less than one quarter

Asus has shipped more than 350,000 Eee PCs in less than one quarter, surpassing the expected 300,000. Next year the Eee PC will be available at Best Buy in the US and sales will start in Japan.

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