GPU Overclocking Results: GTX 660 Ti [Updated Version]

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TLDR: Yes, it scales linearly (mostly). Also AMD is still not a bargain. When I first started fooling around with my graphics card’s settings, and trying to quantify performance enhancements from overclocking, I was primarily using 3DMark11 and Unigine Heaven. While that did the job, I don’t think it painted a good picture of the […]

Matlab or Battery Life: Pick… two?

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Programming homework between classes used to mean “bring your charger.” Used to. As a consequence of getting eaten alive by a pair of programming-intensive projects, I’ve been spending a large amount of time with the infamous Matlab: linear algebra crutch and resource hog extraordinaire. And while I used to always bring a charger with me […]

AMD vs. nVidia Performance Commentary

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Tech blogs might rank certain cards “equal,” but they’re not. Updated Opinion: In light of all the deals and price cuts to the AMD 7000 lineup, I think this point is even more important. Having come off a recent upgrade binge this past holiday season, I thought talking (blogging, rambling, etc) about the high-level differences […]

CPU vs. GPU: Which is the better $100 upgrade?

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The guys over at Futuremark recently released their latest and most taxing benchmark program for PCs yet, and with results from a couple of my tech-inclined friends I’ve been able to get a very rough feeling for how the distribution of computational horsepower in a system affects its performance under different usage scenarios. Based on […]