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Hardware they don't make but you'd want

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#51
But today... I'd have to say I'd like to have a hardware based compression card so I can run my games on my desktop from any pc / mobile device on the internet... kinda like the onlive service only using my pc rather than theirs
I was looking for a software that could do that over lan or something. I did find one but was expensive and reviews said it didn't work great.
 
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#52
Make *all* i/0 connections to be front ones, except power. But in a tidy way of course :)
there are cases with that option... I think Lian-Li has some.
 

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#53
Few ideas

1. A monitor with S-PVA blacks, S-IPS whites and color reproduction, TN response time and refresh rate, and "retina" resolution (~8*4K for 24''), and eIPS price.

2. Shared memory (GPU-CPU) for PC. Also, ECC as standard for all PC's.

3. FP128 (quad precision) capable CPU (and GPUs), today's CPU's can emulate FP128 with performance in KFLOPS, probably.

4. GPU and CPU that turns fans off when not in 3D. 0dB.

5. (maybe offtopic) GTA-like video game with real models of Cars, Bikes... (Bulldozers, Bicycles, ATV's, Boats, Aeroplanes, Helicopters...), in optional first person view (like Far Cry 2), and RPG system (quests, leveling...)....
 
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#54
A pcie card that has everything that is outdated and is not put on new motherboards (ide, serial ports, parallel, SCSI, etc).

I second that ... have to look for motherboards with parallel on them for work ... usb to parallel doesn't cut it :(.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124055&Tpk=pcmcia to parallel


I have used a couple for legacy applications, and with a bit of work they work fine. It may be required to set your IRQ in the BIOS.
 

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#55
I want a device that absorbs all dust from a room and requires no maintenance.
Oh yes. I'd take one that required maintenance!
 
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#57
might be semi OT but ill post it anyway, quoted myself from my DA account
http://viperxtreme.deviantart.com/journal/About-an-ol-research-paper-232509071
Way back in 2005, i had a class that required us to give a topic for a research. Any will do, but should at least fall in our field or any technical stuff. Since im into gaming, i choose something relative to it, computer hardwares. Back at that time there was this company named AGEIA who's workin on dedicated Physics Processing Units (PPU) mostly for games. So i thought, hey what if we could just integrate that in the video card/GPU, mebbe we could cut down the cost? (considering PPU's are damn expensive that time)
I made some sort of survey out of it to add to my data, and placed it on lots of message boards to get some opinions and comments, samples:

From Guru3D
http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=149279

From PinoyPC
http://www.pinoypc.net/forums/index.php?topic=34739.0 (don't worry, the comments are in english)

From PinoyExchange
http://www.pinoyexchange.com/forums/showthread.php?t=225350 (english as well, along with some non relative chat below :lol:)
Then a year after that, GeForce 8 came up, then nvidia bought ageia, then they used GPGPU of the GeForce 8 for physx D:
 
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#59
ViperXTR,
Time for you to give nVIDIA a call and cash in.
:D

 

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#60
Dedicated hardware AI cards.
I love my SP games, ever since HL1 ( never as good ) but I think AI cards would be a good step further.

Understandably its something else that has to be upgraded, but maybe it can be done with software?
 

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#62
Dedicated hardware AI cards.
I love my SP games, ever since HL1 ( never as good ) but I think AI cards would be a good step further.

Understandably its something else that has to be upgraded, but maybe it can be done with software?
Very cool idea.
 
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I know this is semi-true, but here. I want Intel to come out with Haswell by New Year, most likely after that. I will sell my sandy bridge so fast, I want that new tech goodness :D
 
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#64
I'm planning to upgrade my ancient gadgetry in near future and I've been twisting my arm about what will replace my venerable Vertex 60GB. I'm tempted to get rid of the bottlenecking SATA interface, that is, I'm looking at a OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB PCIe 2.0 ×4.

Butts!
There's a always a but involved.
It's based on quirky SaNDfØrCE chippery.


Ergo, I'm back to this thread with an open letter to Samsung:
Please sir/madam at Samsung,
I'd like you to sell me SSD with the following features:
  • PCIe 3.0 ×4 interface
  • commanded by a pair of your new Samsung MDX controllers
  • controllers working in RAID-on-stick through an inhouse hub chip
  • 256GB'ish capacity
  • Revodrive-type pricing

Why don't you want to sell it to me?
 
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I'm planning to upgrade my ancient gadgetry in near future and I've been twisting my arm about what will replace my venerable Vertex 60GB. I'm tempted to get rid of the bottlenecking SATA interface, that is, I'm looking at a OCZ RevoDrive 3 240GB PCIe 2.0 ×4.

Butts!
There's a always a but involved.
It's based on quirky SaNDfØrCE chippery. http://largon.wippiespace.com/smilies/crazy.gif

Ergo, I'm back to this thread with an open letter to Samsung:
Sold
 
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#66
Quad GPUs in 1 card and Crossfire/SLI compatible
A video card that you can just upgrade like a motherboard where you could replace the GPU when something new comes out and add memory/ram if needed :)

Needless to say I also want it. Even if only for its novelty factor.
C'mon MSI, I know you had the motivation back then...
 
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#67
GTX 690 with 3 slot cooler and 8GB memory (4GB per GPU).

LGA2011 board with integrated highend FPGA for development purposes. I would pay a lot for one of these. (I am digital IC designer, FPGA/ASIC)

 
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#69
I'd extend that idea: make them gangeable, so that they appear as one super-wide logical GPU. This would make them use the whole RAM as one instead of dividing it in half, plus there would be no SLI/CrossFire issues.

To perform this feat, they would interface directly with each other with little to no glue logic. Think interlocking your fingers and you get the idea.
I think 3DFX did this with their Voodoo IIs.

Dedicated hardware AI cards.
I love my SP games, ever since HL1 ( never as good ) but I think AI cards would be a good step further.

Understandably its something else that has to be upgraded, but maybe it can be done with software?
Sounds like a neat idea... but with multicore CPUs it really isn't needed. That... and we really don't want Skynet!
 
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#70
Sounds like a neat idea... but with multicore CPUs it really isn't needed.
Imagine what games could do if we all had a knights corner co proccessor.
 
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Fanless x86 CPUs and GPUs no WC
 
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#72
Some, if not all of these boards have passive cooling or allow it. The CPUs are roughly at Atom speed though (and yes they are x86 or x86-64).
 
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#73
Some, if not all of these boards have passive cooling or allow it. The CPUs are roughly at Atom speed though (and yes they are x86 or x86-64).

Yeah Atoms, VIA Nanos and maybe AMD Geodes using Mini-ITX boards, but I was refering to more powerful & efficient CPUs which won't need more than a HS (or a fan which is stopped if light tasks) without using WC nor any exothic cooling form.
 

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