Asus Announces Eee Stick

"Asus comes up with a Wiimote-like device for the PC"

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Asus Announces Eee Stick
 
"Get into the swing of gaming."  That is the tagline for Asus's new PC gaming device, the Eee Stick. Bearing a striking resemblance to Nintendo's Wiimote, the Eee Stick functions to translate the physical movement of the device into cursor movement onscreen for a PC. The Eee Stick is a completely wireless device, consisting of a pair of Wiimote Nunchuck look-a-likes that transmit to a 2.4GHz USB wireless RF dongle.
 
The Eee Stick has 3 different functionality modes:

The 3D Motion mode which responds to and reproduces movement along all axes as well as wrist rotations, is ideal for playing sports, action and beat ´em up games.

The Pointing mode focuses on aiming, and is hence perfect for First Person Shooters and light gun games.

The Tilt mode, which reproduces movement forward, backward and to the sides, lends itself well to racing and flight games.

Each controller runs on a pair of AA batteries that give a whole 3 days (72 hours) of sustained gameplay time. The RF dongle has a wide range of effect, up to 10m.
 
The Eee Stick will come bundled with certain models of the Eee PC and Eee Box, as well as certain games designed specifically for the device.
 
More details and specifications can be found on the official press release.
 
Does this Wiimote port to the PC appeal to you?
 
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06-08-2008, 16:10:45

MacAllah
Hello!

Y'all helped me out with some problems a bit ago and I thought I'd throw another atcha.

I have this EVGA video card:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130376

It's freakin' great. I really love it, but a few days after I bought it BFG released this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814143149

As far as I can tell it's the same card just overclocked. I assume that BFG did extensive testing to ensure the card wouldn't crash and would run stable at those higher clockspeeds.

What I want to do is overlock my EVGA to the BFG specs (they appear to even have the same damn fan). As far as I can tell there two ways of doing this:

1) Use Nibitor to increase the clock speeds, make a new BIOS, and flash using NVFlash.

2) Download the BFG Bios from: [url]http://www.mvktech.net/component/option,com_remository/Itemid,26/func,fileinfo/filecatid,2746/parent,category/[/url]
And again use NVFlash.

Which is the easier option? Which is the safer option?

I'm extremely new to this (I've only ever just OC'ed my e8500 from 3.16 ghz to 3.6 ghz using the mobo BIOS). I've never "flashed" anything.

A step by step walk through (or link to one) would be beautiful, but even just suggestions from people on what has worked in the past would be great. Thank you in advance!

06-08-2008, 16:59:27

Hassan
They may be the same, but I heard the BFG 9800 GTX+ has a GPU that has something smaller (something got to do with transistors and how small it is)


Something like that
(Basically its in my head, but I just can't manage to say it. Sorry)

06-08-2008, 17:20:30

markkleb
DEFINATELY DO NOT mess with the bios of the card. (especially since you are new to this)

Use the Evga OC program (comes with the card) and just bump it up a bit.

And it definitely wouldn't hurt to improve cooling

06-08-2008, 17:22:53

MacAllah
@markkleb
That easy to mess this up horribly, eh?

I'm a pretty smart dude, but I don't have a degree in computer science. What would be a good way to learn w/out irrepably damaging something?

UPDATE: Found the utility at: http://www.evga.com/precision/

It looks like it'll work PERFECTLY. Thank you so much, markkleb!

06-08-2008, 17:26:45

markkleb
(definately not worth the chance to damage the card)

Good job thats the one.

PS: I have the same card and it is very nice.

06-08-2008, 18:12:08

Hassan
They maybe the same card, but lets look underneath the bonnet and we will see somethings in different place or somewhere else. Another thing they are two cards made by different manufacturer so don't mess, unless you've got money to throw away. If that is the case then you have got better ways of throwing money away such as giving it to me! :D

(BTW I take Cash, Cheque, Paypal, Wire Transfer, Cash on Collection and whole lot of other ways :p)

06-08-2008, 18:30:26

markkleb

They may be the same, but I heard the BFG 9800 GTX+ has a GPU that has something smaller (something got to do with transistors and how small it is)


Something like that
(Basically its in my head, but I just can't manage to say it. Sorry)



I think you are thinking about the GPU. The 9800GTX was made using the 65nm process and the 9800GTX+ uses the 55nm process.
The smaller size is usually more efficient (makes less heat)

06-08-2008, 18:41:01

MacAllah
Yeah, I knew that the 9800 GTX+ was 55 nm and that the non+ was 65 nm. And the reason I brought up the fan being the same was that any increased heat due to the overclocking should be able to dissapate the same on both cards.

I won't be able to test things out until tomorrow at the earliest (work and whatnot), but once I do I'll post my final results here. So y'all can see how fast the card'll go.

07-08-2008, 18:57:30

Hassan

I think you are thinking about the GPU. The 9800GTX was made using the 65nm process and the 9800GTX+ uses the 55nm process.
The smaller size is usually more efficient (makes less heat)



Thats it! :D

07-08-2008, 18:59:00

Hassan

Yeah, I knew that the 9800 GTX+ was 55 nm and that the non+ was 65 nm. And the reason I brought up the fan being the same was that any increased heat due to the overclocking should be able to dissapate the same on both cards.

I won't be able to test things out until tomorrow at the earliest (work and whatnot), but once I do I'll post my final results here. So y'all can see how fast the card'll go.



Again have you thought about the fact that they are made by different manufacturer.
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