Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Wireless Graphic Card

I guess pretty much now days hardware are going wireless too. Well wireless but still limited such as transmitting power over air? well not to that stage yet. But Nvidia has started making graphic cards card with no display outputs. So no more output means no more cables needed to connect with your lcd and less the hassle to arrange those cables.

It is called Galaxy sub-brand KFA2, whats with the 2? no idea but the KFA2 GTX 460 WHDI uses a wireless link to send the display output from your PC to your screen. The guys from bit-tech has the full review:

 

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“Galaxy sub-brand KFA2 has announced a graphics card with no display outputs. Instead, the KFA2 GTX 460 WHDI uses a wireless link to send the display output from your PC to your screen – whether that’s a conventional monitor or the HD TV in your lounge.
You just need to attach the bundled receiver to the back of your chosen screen and you’re done. With a
wireless keyboard and mouse, you could place your PC at the other end of the room, letting you crank up those fans without having to listen to the whirring next to you.
The ‘WHDI’ part of the card’s name comes from the fact that it uses Amimon’s wireless technology – WHDI stands for Wireless Home Digital Interface.
The standard uses the 40MHz channel of the unlicensed 5GHz radio frequency band to deliver uncompressed 1080p video at 60Hz wirelessly. The card uses five aerials, which KFA2 says will provide ‘the most robust and highest quality HD wireless connection for in-room and multi-room applications.
WHDI has a range of 30m (around 100ft for those still working in Imperial), and can work through obstacles and walls. This, says KFA2, provides a ‘hassle-free way to connect sources anywhere within a room or enable multiple connections.’ The WHDI standard supports HDCP 2.0, so it can route protected content (Blu-ray films, for example) without a problem.”
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It is a GeForce GTX 460 with 1GB and also support Nvidia’s PhysX & CUDA technologies. Plus it uses DirectX 11!!! running at 675mhz with 336 stream processor operating at twice from that rate. The 1GB GDDR5 runs at 900MHz.

This cards be for sale soon around Europe first, not sure about the asia country yet. But it has a 2 years warranty!!! I guess they really have high expectation from this card.

 

Reference

http://www.bit-tech.net

http://slashdot.org

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