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Resident Evil 5 Stereo 3D Benchmark Utility: Zombies Crawling Out of Your Screen

In Computer Hardware, Electronics, FPS, Gaming, Survival Horror on July 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm

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Anyone who’s been following the development of NVidia’s Geforce 3D Vision technology closely probably knows all about Left 4 Dead and the effect of 3D Zombies. Left 4 Dead happens to be one of those games that is perfect for 3D vision. Horror, twitch-action, lots of thrills, and the 3D works really well with zombies literally clawing their way out of the screen as they come for your… brainsss.

Left 4 Dead

Left 4 Dead

With Resident Evil 5 on the horizon Capcom has given assurances that the game will fully support NVidia’s stereo 3D effects allowing for the ultimate level of immersion in their survival horror shooter. They’ve even released a 580MB demo which allows users to test the stereo 3D effects in the upcoming game.

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Bang for the Buck (or Quid) with Laptop Hardware

In Overclocking & Tweaking on July 17, 2009 at 6:09 pm

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DISCLAIMER: THE AUTHOR WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR MISUSE OF THIS INFORMATION. ALWAYS EXERCISE CAUTION WHEN TWEAKING OR OVERCLOCKING HARDWARE. THIS INFORMATION IS STRICTLY FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES. THERE ARE RISKS INVOLVED WITH OVERCLOCKING. DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

At this point in time, I have three laptops. How did this happen?! I was always a desktop person, but in the last three years it seems I somehow… lost… my way. Now I’m kicking myself wondering why I kept buying more laptops. Surely any old laptop would have served my portability needs. The last two Dell and HP-Compaq systems that I paid £750 and £500 for (respectively) would have been money better spent on a desktop. But that was when I moved around a lot and another laptop made sense to me… at the time.

So here it is, my most powerful machine… Rather crap for gaming. While i’m planning to get myself a real juiced-up desktop soon, I thought it would be fun to start squeezing this baby for all it’s worth.

A £750 Dell XPS M1530 ... Let's open 'er up

A £750 Dell XPS M1530 ... Let's open 'er up

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