Gaming Performance on the New Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080

Posted by on Jun 4, 2016 in Review | Comments Off on Gaming Performance on the New Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080

Gaming Performance on the New Nvidia Geforce GTX 1080

When evaluating the new GTX 1080, people are often primarily going to look at the gaming performance on the new GTX 1080. This is indeed one of the best graphics cards that people can purchase today. It has one of the best performance ratings that people are going to find in is product range today, which will be reason enough for a lot of people to purchase a graphics card like this one. The gaming performance on the new GTX 1080 is really going to be one of the best in the business.


People will be shocked by the sheer gaming power that they’re going to be able to get with the GTX 1080. People will get all of the benefits in 4k resolution and in full HD, giving people plenty of options and really allowing them to take advantage of everything that modern gaming technology has to offer them. Few gaming graphics cards are going to come close to being as fast as this one, including gaming graphics cards that are just as new or gaming graphics cards that are members of the same generation.


The memory of a graphics card like this is going to be important to a lot of users, and the GTX 1080 has a lot to offer when it comes to memory. Its memory bandwidth is forty-three percent more extensive than that of the GTX 980. The architecture of the device has been improved in many ways as well, which should make the device more efficient in terms of how it uses everything, including the memory. People are going to find it much easier to save their games and much easier to run the games in the first place, given the tremendous memory capacity involved with the GTX 1080.



Some people are going to have a problem with the price tag. This is certainly a graphics card that will cost people more than what they are typically going to spend for a product in this niche. The new GTX 1080 is definitely going to come down in price eventually as more and more people decide to purchase it. However, at present, the early adopters are going to have a difficult time with contending with the higher price tag. People have different priorities when it comes to the price of graphics cards, however. Some people will think that it doesn’t matter. However, they should know that the price is higher than that of previous generations of the same product.


There are some game players who are hard enough to please that it is going to be difficult to get them to appreciate nearly anything that people come up with, so some negative reviews are to be expected. However, almost everyone in the industry has nothing but positive things o say about the GTX 1080. This is a device that is going to give most game players what they’re looking for in every way, and it is going to help them enjoy games at a higher resolution, with a better performance, and with a better memory for the graphics card itself.

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A Small Coelacanth’s Experiment

Posted by on May 6, 2016 in Coelacanth’s Experiment | Comments Off on A Small Coelacanth’s Experiment

A Small Coelacanth’s Experiment

The waters where we encoun­tered coelacanths are almost devoid of prey. Although we never saw the animal feed, remains of squid and fish have been found in dissected speci­mens. I believe the key to the coelacanth’s survival lies in its very difference from fast-swimming, “high tech” fishes. Since it could not compete for prey with those species, it prob­ably retreated to depths where the others could not survive for lack of food.

We found coelacanths only at night and usually at depths between 170 and 200 meters, though we followed one fish from 192 meters up to 117 me­ters and then back again. But the fish apparently lives in even deeper and cooler water during the day. Does it survive there between feedings by slowing its metabolism to conserve energy? PROBING A MYSTERY, we conducted an experiment using a weak electric field underwater to produce a curious reaction from the coelacanth.

That is only one of many mys­teries still surrounding this incredible Prague accommodation.

At one time or another all six fish we encountered on our expedition were observed per­forming headstands on the ocean floor. The first time I saw this odd maneuver, I could scarcely believe my eyes.

Some species of fish stand on their heads briefly while feeding or while threat­ening or fighting an opponent, but none maintain the pose for so long or in such a solitary fashion. I could see no reason for the behavior—no outside threat, no sudden change in the speed or direction of the current, no logical explanation. Yet every coelacanth we encoun­tered put on exactly the same demonstration for us, as if they were all auditioning for a job in the circus!

The more I witnessed this strange coelacanth behavior, the more I became convinced that they may also be able to locate prey by detecting changes in the electric field around them, and that the headstands are somehow connected with that function.

To test the hypothesis, we performed an experiment with a pair of platinum electrodes as­sembled by one of my assistants. We attached the electrodes to the manipulator arm of our sub­mersible and dived in search of a coelacanth. When we found one, we extended the arm with the electrodes to within an inch or two of the fish (right, top) and slightly increased the electric field around it. Sure enough, the coelacanth instantly began to tilt, and soon it performed a per­fect headstand.

We conducted the electric test on only two of the six coel­acanths we saw during our dives, and it merely suggests that headstands are in some way related to electric fields. Both of the fish tested turned their heads away from the electrodes. Per­haps the electric field was too strong and, never experienced before, caused artificial pos­tures. In any case it is intriguing that this fish may home in on prey by detecting changes in the weak electric field the prey produces.

Coelacanths swim strangely anyway—sometimes backward, sometimes belly up. During our expedition we spent eight and a half hours in all observing coelacanths underwater, six hours with a single individual. We found all of them in one two-kilometer stretch off the west coast of Grande Comore, but we don’t know if there are other deep-water areas equally rich in specimens.

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