Another MSI X58 mobo in the works
MSI has reportedly been working on the so-called X58A-GD65, whoch would be a more affordable X58 moptherboard, yet with USB 3.0 and SATA 6G.
The board comes with 'just' three PCI Express slots, has support 3-way SLI and CrossFire X setups. Budghet or noy , it didn't shy away from including six DDR3-2133 memory slots, six SATA 3.0 Gbps connectors, two USB 3.0 ports and two SATA 6.0 Gbps connectors.
Other specifications include Gigabit Ethernet, FireWire, 7.1 channel audio, coaxial SPDIF connectors and dual eSATA.
As for the chipset, it is the Intel X58 and, thus, will support socket LGA 1366 central processing units, not just the quad-core but also the hexa-core models. The motherboard also boasts an 8-phase VRM and 4+6 USB 2.0 ports.
It will supposedly become available for pre-order shortly priced at 210 EURO. Click on the thumbnail for a full-sized photo.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Screenshots
Call of Duty: Black Ops is set to be released on November 9 for the PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii (though the Wii version won't look like this alright).
Fable 3 combat video
Passmark BurnInTest 6.0 Build 1023
Tests CPU, hard drives, CD-ROMs, CD burners, DVDs, sound cards, 2D graphics, 3D graphics, RAM, network connections, printers, and video playback. Test specialized hardware with BurnInTest 'plug-in' tests.
Changes in version 6.0 build 1023:
Improvements to the CPU frequency measurement on startup.
Improvements to the raw disk test (physical disk number test) to avoid
sharing violation errors during the random seek cycle. Also, the raw disk test
can now be configured with 32-bit BurnInTest, when running on 64-bit Windows.
Improvements to the Sound Loopback test when the CPU is under load.
Corrected an "Out of Memory" error for the Sound loopback test. Improved the
Sound Loopback test window display.
Change for Turbo capable CPU's when run under WinPE 3.0 to correct a
When running on WinPE, F10 now launches the Windows command window
Lenovo 3D HD laptop series
Lenovo Group Limited is a well known china-based manufacturer for desktops, notebooks, servers, storage drives and other IT related services. This time Lenovo demonstrates theirs first 3D HD laptop. Definitely this portable-theatre notebook that comes in 3D technology along with 3D polarizer glasses, it is the dream of every entertainment-seeker.
Using TriDef 3D technology, a movie can be transformed into a life-like 3D experience and you won
Corsair Force 120 (F120) SSD review
Corsair Force 120 (F120) SSD review
We test and review the F120 SSD from Corsair, and SSD with read and write performance close to 280~285 MB/sec. The SandForce based products by all means are not little wonders and miracles in each and every segment, but in some segments they make a distinct difference oppose to JMicron and Indilinx products. So today the turn goes to Corsair.
Let's see what they have in store okay ? Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
GPU-Z 0.4.4 released
Michael over at TPU released GPU-Z 0.4.4 -- GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU. s a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
New in this release:
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460, GT 330, GT 315, GT216 based ION
- Added support for AMD HD 5670 (Juniper), Mobility HD 5430, Mobility 4200, Mobility 4100
- Added PowerColor hardware giveaway
- Added die size measurement for NVIDIA GF100
- Added option to GPU-Z's system menu to show temperatures in
Seagate 3 Terabyte High-capacity External Drive
Seagate today announced the world's first 3 Terabyte (TB) external desktop drive. The Seagate3TB GoFlex Desk external drive couples immense capacity with the flexibility to adapt the drive's USB 2.0 interface to a USB 3.0 or FireWire 800 connection to meet varying performance and transfer speed needs. Consumers can easily create, store and access content from either a Windows or Mac OS X computer on the GoFlex Desk external drive, thanks to an included NTFS driver for Mac. With 3TB of capacity people can store up to 120 HD movies, 1,500 video games, thousands of photos or countless hours of digital music.
The 3TB GoFlex Desk external drive with USB 2.0 adapter can be purchased on Seagate.com and through select retailers for approximately $249.99.
Corsair raises the bar with 2625 MHz DDR3 memory
Corsair announced the launch of Dominator GT GTX6 DDR3 memory, an ultra-high-speed PC3-21000 single-rank 1GB DDR3 DIMM. These modules are among the fastest available in the world today, and are designed for CPU and memory benchmarking as well as for world record attempts.
The GTX6 is tested on the Gigabyte P55A-UD5 motherboard with BIOS Revision F10 at a clock speed of 2625MHz. Specially selected Intel Core i7-860 and Core i7-870 CPUs are used to achieve these memory frequencies. While 2625MHz is the test specification for a single module, we have found in the lab that speeds as high as 2600MHz can typically be achieved when testing as a pair. For ultimate performance, using a CPU cooled using liquid nitrogen, we were able to hit 2976MHz.
AMD might face tight chip supply
AMD's chip supply from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may face shortages in the second half as Nvidia has already placed a large amount of orders to TSMC in March and April and may squeeze AMD's order out of the already fully-loaded capacity, according to sources from graphics players.
Since Nvidia is set to launch its new GeForce GTX 460 GPU later in July and GF106 and GF108 in August and September, respectively, the company has already pre-booked a large volume of capacity from TSMC.
Since TSMC is likely to give its major clients, Nvidia and Qualcomm, supply priority, the sources believe AMD may not be able to share much of TSMC's capacity in the second half of 2010.
Nvidia plans to launch two versions of the GeForce GTX 460 graphics card with prices ranging between US$199-229 and targeting the ATI Radeon HD 5830 [via digitimes].
ADATA Nobility NH03 external disk
ADATA outs high-capacity, blazing-fast backup solution, the so called Nobility Series NH03 3.5 external hard drive. Monstrous capacity sizes 1TB, 1.5TB, 2TB and SuperSpeed USB3 interface, both apply to everyone
Pioneer ePAD released
After iPad release, it
Google is breaking news
Many people around the world use internet to get informed about the latest news around the world. Internet offers you many sources and many places to cross-examine the fact behind any story. All you need is to use search engines. Enter information. Get back information. That
ASUS ARES retail card enters the lab
When a package arrives here at the test-lab, huge heavy and then when you open it up you find a security suitcase ... then that definitely draws attention. Though there have been a couple of previews out on engineering sample ASUS Ares videocards, we just received one of the limited edition retail samples for a review.
The ARES is pretty much a Radeon 5970 (5870 X2) model. ASUS uses use up all available stream processors (2x1600) and then opposed to the 5970 use normal clocks.
- Normal clocks: (725/1000 MHz core/memory)
- ARES clocks: (850/1200 MHz).
Now in real-life ladies and gentlemen .. this would just be an overclocked Radeon HD 5970 or simply the R5870 in Crossfire -- but with some more memory and a steep price tag obviously.
It will be interesting to see though as ASUS would use a custom PCB with new VRM control and much needed power phases. The card comes packed with 4GB of graphics memory (2GB per GPU) and should be able to get some really nice 3DMark Vantage and game performance scores.
Somewhere next week the NDA expires and we'll be happy to inform you on all the ins and outs of this product.
MSI Wind U160DX - a loyal designed netbook
A new netbook comes in this summer season
NZXT outs Sentry LXE
NZXT released the new Sentry LXE, a performance external fan controller with an intuitive touch screen. A rather unique patent-pending PCI card interface desktop design allows effortless control without having to reach underneath the desk to configure the settings. Some of the additional advanced features include
Iiyama Intros LED-Backlit ProLite 21.5-inch Display
I remember the time when Iiyama was the top of the line CRT monitor manufacturer. In this day and age they are still arround going strong, but they certainly took a step back. Today though they release the ProLite E2271HDS-B 21.5-inch monitor.
The LCD screen comes with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and actually has LED-backlit illumination. That on its end makes the LCD very slim, its thickness is 18.5 mm at its thinnest point. The panel has a response time of 5 ms, contrast ratio of 1,000:1 with 50,000:1 ACR; and brightness of 250 cd/m
Thecus D0204 Portable USB 3.0 Storage Device
Thecus Technology is proud to announce its first portable storage device featuring the new USB 3.0 standard - the D0204. With massive storage capacity in a tiny package no larger than a paperback book, the D0204 delivers impressive data security and performance with an integrated USB 3.0 port, making it the most powerful and versatile portable DAS on the market.
The D0204 is a small and compact direct attached storage (DAS) device. Wrapped in a housing measuring a mere 86mm x 55.3mm x 132mm, the D0204 may appear to be a mere portable hard disk at first glance, but peering inside this tiny form factor reveals a powerful storage unit.
Headlining is its integrated USB 3.0 port at the back of the unit, which grants the D0204 data transfer speeds of up to 5Gb/s - ten times the speed of USB 2.0. With USB 3.0 built-in, users can transfer files to and from the device at unprecedented speeds with a USB 3.0-enabled computer. Of course, the D0204 is fully backward-compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 standards, which means you can use it with virtually any USB-equipped device.
Users can install up to two SATA hard disks using the D0204's two 2.5" SATA bays, which means a total storage capacity of up to 2 terabytes! The D0204 even accepts the latest solid state drives (SSDs), offering users impressive data performance with no moving parts that could break or malfunction. Users can even swap hard disks while the device is running thanks to the D0204's hot-swappable drive bays.
Of course, the Thecus D0204 is a complete storage solution that's also easy to use. To manage all of this storage, users can choose between RAID 0, 1, and Large to further enhance data security or performance. All of the D0204's features can be administrated through its intuitive Windows Utility. With this utility, D0204 users can both set up and manage their D0204, making this powerful storage device also one of the friendliest around.
"With full USB 3.0 compatibility, the new D0204 brings incredible performance and data protection to a remarkably tiny and easy-to-use device," said Florence Shih, Thecus Technology General Manager. "Offering impressive storage capacity in a small size, the D0204 is the ideal storage device for the user on the go."