The days of stringing cable from the PC to the screen may be over.
European graphics card maker KFA2 (a subsidiary of Galaxy) has released a wireless graphics card, called the GeForce GTX460. It is equipped with five aerials and the ability to transmit high-definition video up to 100 feet. Used with a receiver box that comes with it, a television can pick up a video signal from a PC.
It's the first card of its kind that can work without wires, according to KFA2's marketing manager, Graham Brown.
The KFA2 card supports DirectX 11, which will allow it to play the latest games. But Brown notes that while it has obvious applications for gamers, the card isn't just aimed at that market. He says video editors, for instance, would be able to use it to show what they are doing to a film crew on a big screen, possibly in another room. It's also useful for graphic designers and rendering in three dimensions, a critical feature for users of computer aided design software.
The card is one of a number based on NVIDIA's technology. NVIDIA made a splash at the Consumer Electronics show in Las Vegas when CEO Jen Hsun Huang rolled out the Tegra 2 processor. The company also ran into a bump when it was discovered that one of its new graphics cards had trouble playing Final Fantasy XI.