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10 years ago, Nvidia launched the G80-powered GeForce 8800 and changed PC gaming, computing forever

On November 8, 2006, Nvidia officially launched its first unified shader architecture and first DirectX 10-compatible GPU, the G80. The new chip debuted in two new cards, the $ 599 GeForce 8800 GTX and the $ 449 GeForce 8800 GTS. Today, the 8800 GTX’s specs seem modest, even low-end, with 128 shader cores, 32 texture mapping units, and 24 Render Outputs ...

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Bronx gun smuggler 'Wobbles' gets 15 years behind bars

The heavyweight gun smuggler known as “Wobbles” will spend 15 years in the slammer — if he can make it that long. “I’m dying!” joked William Soler, 33, the 500-pound gunrunner who pleaded guilty last month to a slew of firearm dealing charges, when a reporter asked about his health Thursday after his sentencing in Bronx Supreme Court. The Bloods ...

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