Friday, November 15, 2013
The 3xO is very easy to use as shown in the pictures. To adjust, simply release the tension on the cord and reposition. Once the tension is reapplied the 3xO will hold fast. This small, efficient design has been tested to well over 45 kilograms using a 1.75 mm cord with no slipping. In fact, the more tension you put on the rope, the more the 3xO grips it. The 3xO works with cords all the way up to paracord size. The 1.75 mm cord is easier to adjust than the larger paracord sized cords.
** NOTICE **
*** The 3xO is not designed to support human weight. It must not be used as a life saving device, fall protection or in any manner where failure could cause property damage, injury or loss of life. ***
- 3xO used without tying a knot
- Use with a simple overhand knot with paracord.
- Or no knot at all. Using the 3xO with paracord is a snap.
- Using the 3xO with tents, tarps and canopies is a no brainer!
- Lock it down on some gear!
- Connect flashlights, hats or other gear to your backpack, camera bag or stroller.
Yet another way to use it
- Use it to secure flags, lanterns, flashlights, or canopies for picnicking and tailgating.
- Even for something like a key chain, necklace or zipper pull.
The 3xO allows you to quickly open the loop on the cord and wrap around a tree, rock or your buddy that's just standing around watching you set up camp and re-attach without having to tie or untie a knot. The 3xO is so easy you can use it with your eyes closed.
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Over the past month NVIDIA has managed to keep us extremely busy with the launch of the new GeForce GTX 700 series of video cards. NVIDIA already released the high-end GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770 cards and today they continue the refresh of their product stack with the introduction of the GeForce GTX 760.
We have been told that this is the final desktop GeForce GTX graphics card that will be released for a number of months, so let's take a look at the new NVIDIA graphics card lineup.
As you can see the GeForce GTX 680 and GeForce GTX 670 have booth been dropped from the lineup and have been replaced by the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 770. The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 video card that is coming out today replacing the GeForce GTX 660 Ti in the lineup. Pricing for the GeForce GTX 760 begins at $249.99 and this will be a hard launch, so you should be able to go out and by partner cards right now. GeForce GTX 760 cards will be offered by ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. NVIDIA board partners will be offering a wide variety of GeForce GTX 760 configurations, including boards with custom cooling, factory overclocks and some with 4GB of memory instead of 2GB (extra ~$49).
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 reference card features six streaming multiprocessors, 1,152 CUDA cores, 96 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and a 256-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface. The TDP on the card is 170 Watts and a 500 Watt power supply is recommended. The memory bandwidth on the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is ~144 GB/s and ~192 GB/s on the GeForce GTX 670/680. The GeForce GTX 760 shares that same memory solution that was found on GeForce GTX 670/680 cards, so it has 192.26 Gb/s of memory bandwidth. Both 2GB and 4GB versions of the GeForce GTX 760 are in the works, with the 4GB cards costing about $49 more.
At the end of the day you basically have a card running the GK104 with one of the Graphics Processing Clusters (GPCs) disabled (fewer stream processors), but you get the full GDDR5 memory and raster operations setup that is found on the GeForce GTX670/GTX680. Not bad considering yesterday a GeForce GTX 660 Ti would run you $280 and the GeForce GTX 760 comes in $30 less expensive at just $250.
NVIDIA is hoping that the GeForce GTX 760 will get some people with older cards to update as it offers a 300% performance boost over the Geforce GTX 275 that came out in 2009 and is roughly twice as fast as the GeForce GTX 560 from 2011.
NVIDIA also says that the GeForce GTX 760 will be able to beat the AMD Radeon HD 7950! Let's take a closer look at the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 2GB reference card and get to testing.