Massive Mass Effect 3 Leak for Xbox
Xbox 720 logo in Real Steel movie trailer
Pun or hint ? A trailer for upcoming robot boxing movie Real Steel contains an Xbox 720 logo at the 0:23 mark.
Did Microsoft hint at a new console in the upcoming Real Steel or are the folks behind the movie trying to make some buzz? If you look closely at the latest trailer for Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie or the featurette from way back in August, you will be able to spot an Xbox 720 logo in a wide shot of the arena.
PSN Gaming Services to Return This Week
Sony held a press conference in Tokyo today to provide more details about the PlayStation Network outage and their plans moving forward. There
Guru3D Contest Winner Results 2010
Hello everyone. The past two weeks we have been running several competitions to keep you occupied during the holidays !
Christmas 2010 competitions - At 1st Christmas day we already gave away 100 3DMark 11 keys, courtesy of Guru3D and MSI. Second Christmas day we stated a logo-hunt competition.
So the logo was hidden in the GeForce GTX 570 review at page 5. We received roughly a thousand valid answers and here are the prize winners:
The Noctua NH-D14 CPU coolers have been won by:
- John Coloso
- Gary Louden
The Coolink Corator DS coolers have been won by:
- Jorge Montol
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #2
For our second little Christmas 2010 contest we feel it's time for the traditional logo hunt contest ! To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out processor coolers including some of the most sexy CPU coolers we know you guys love so much.
Read all about it right here.
Guru3D Christmas Competition 2010 #1
For our first little Christmas 2010 contest we've teamed up with the graphics department from MSI, we'll be giving away 2000 USD worth of 3DMark 11 Advanced edition keys.
Read all about it right here.
We're giving away 3DMark 11 keys ....
As you guys know 3DMark 11 launches later today, in the good spirit of the release we'll be giving away a couple of 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition keys, courtesy of Guru3D and MSI.
If you like to win one of the 20 Advanced Edition keys keys, then just reply in this thread and let us know what you like about Guru3D.com
One post per user / Runtime is until launch / any forum registrant may enter.
Your entry must be posted in this forum thread ...
CONTEST = CLOSED
E3 - Microsoft Kinect Demonstrated
Samsung transparent 19-inch AMOLED
So I am not quite sure how prartical it is to have no proper black level, but surely it does look nice. Engadget spotted that Samsung has demonstrated a 19" transparent AMOLED panel.
This time we're looking at a 19-inch transparent AMOLED display, taking the technology up from the 14-inch model we saw live at CES in January. The company has now achieved a 30 percent transparency on its designs, and its ideas for how they may be used are fittingly futuristic. Samsung envisions storefront advertising,
Gigabyte Launches USB 3.0 contest
Gigabyte today announced the start of the GIGIABYTE USB 3.0 & 3x USB Power web contest,
Christmas competition Contest Winners 2009
Hey everybody, things certainly slowed down a little with all the festivities. To keep the sprit up be sure to check back in on late Sunday (US) early Monday (EU & Asia) when a new Intel processor related article will be launched. Later in the week we'll fly out the CES in Las Vegas and see if there's anything new to report from the exhibition grounds in the city of Sin.
Today however it's time to announce the contest winners from our Keep Christmas Cool competition. A total number of 12 people will receive their prize at home for free by mail. Noctua will likely ship the prizes somewhere next week.
The logo you had to seek for this contest was to be found on the last page of our Dirt VGA performance article located here. The winners are:
- Noctua NH-D14 CPU Cooler (1x) - Doug Kershaw from England
- Noctua NH-C12P SE14 CPU Cooler (1x) - Denis Tr
Guru3D Rig of the Year 2009
Guru3D Rig of the Year 2009
Out of all the collected entries, each month here at Guru3D.com we select a user submitted rig of the month. This year we started with some sponsoring with a little help from OCZ to make this segment of the website a little more interesting. Each rig of the month will receive a prize starting December 2009, but we just decided on what out of the 2009 entries we here at Guru3D.com feel is the rig of the year.
First off, I like to thank each and everyone who submitted their rig in this contest. The voting system we initially used was showing a discrepancy, as such we decided to judge ourselves.
The winner of the Rig of the Year will receive a spanking new shiny 120GB OCZ Vertex Solid State Disk shipped to the winners home address for free.
The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at a lower price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including the first model on the market to use the Indilinx Barefoot controller, blazing read/write speeds, and 64MB of onboard cache (read our review).
Without further ado -- the winner of the 2009 Rig of the year is Mark Doney - with the March 2009 Rig of the Month entry. Congratulations mark. Check out Mark's rig here.
Guru3D Christmas Competition - Keep Christmas Cool !
Jaaaaaahh competition time ! It's time for the traditional logo hunt. To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out no less than twelve cooling kits including some of the most sexy CPU and VGA coolers we know you guys love so much !
Head on over to the link below to check out the prizes and obviously ... what you need to do to be eligible to win one cooling kit.
Click here and beam to the contest page
Oh, and merry Christmas of course ;)
MSI Afterburner overclocking competition Winners
In Collaboration with MSI, Guru3D earlier on organized a skin and overclocking competition. We've seen some fantastic overclocks and the skins released where absolutely diverse and nice.
The MSI Afterburner overclocking competition ended on Dec 18th. The player who uses the most high-end graphics card was not the winner this time, instead, the winner only used a mainstream card that almost every computer shop sells. For example, the first place player used a GeForce 9500 GT and the second place player used a Radeon 4350 only. We noticed stunning overclocking percentage over 100%
It however now is time to formally announce the prize winners of both competitions !
Winner list of Afterburner overclocking competition. Place Player Overclocking percentage GPU clock VGA Model:
- First Place Nei (MSI Radeon HD 5870)with a 145.00% overclock at 1351 MHz with his MSI N9500GT
- Second Place JMax_OC (Big Bang Fuzion P55 motherboard) with a stunning 140.90% OC at 1325 MHz on a MSI N9400GT
- Third Place is for Mamulos (MSI N275GTX Lightning graphics card) with a 125.16% OC at 1350 MHz with merely a Radeon 4350
We have three runner ups all receiving MSI GeForce 9600 GT in the overclocking competition: MM10x, Siamezu and Jordan199. You can check out some of the entries here in this thread.
Of course there was a second competition, the AfterBurner Skin Competition. The results especially the top three, are really great. Here are the top three winners:
- First Place Buzz44 (MSI P55-GD80 motherboard)
- Second Place CrowTrobot (MSI R4890 Cyclone OC graphics card)
- Third Place CrowTrobot (MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OC graphics card)
Here we also have three runner up prizes that we give away and the lucky draw winners of the Afterburner skin competition receiving a MSI GeForce 9600 GT are Giguli, Godzylla and Freeman3D.
If you have not done so, feel free to have a browse at the Skin competition entries right here.
We like to congratulate all prize winners and you'll be contacted shortly requesting shipping information.
Merry Christmas !
Guru3D Rig of the Year 2009 Poll - Please Vote
Guru3D Rig of the Year 2009 Poll
Hey everybody, we'd like to ask you to vote this Christmas week for the Rig of the year. As you guys know we have a segment here on Guru3D.com called Rig of the Month. This year due to circumstances we only where able to publish ten Rig of the Month entries, but from these ten we like to pick the Rig of the Year.
The winner of the Rig of the Year (as voted by you guys) will walk away with spanking new shiny 120GB OCZ Solid State Disk shipped to the winners home address for free.
The OCZ Vertex Series delivers the performance and reliability of SSDs at a lower price per gigabyte than other high speed offerings currently on the market. The OCZ Vertex Series is the result of all the latest breakthroughs in SSD technology, including the first model on the market to use the Indilinx Barefoot controller, blazing read/write speeds, and 64MB of onboard cache.
This years entries are:
We'd like to ask you, the reader, to have a browse of 2009's Rigs and vote for your favorite.
MSI Overclock Competition Reminder
MSI Overclock Competition Reminder
Running up-to the 18th of December MSI and Guru3D organized a competition with some great high-end prizes. Here's what we are giving away !
- First place - MSI Radeon HD 5870 (R5870-PM2D1G)
- Second place: Big Bang Fuzion P55 motherboard
- Third prize: MSI N275GTX Lightning graphics card
- Three runner-ups : MSI N9600 GT Diamond graphics card
We like to remind everybody that Friday is the last day you can submit your entry. Friday night the contest will close. We already have seen some very interesting entries. For more info, requirements, rules and regulations please visit the MSI contest landing page located here, contest entries can be found here.
AfterBurner Skin Competition - We need your help !
The MSI Skin competition for MSI's AfterBurner Overclock application has just expired.
We have received many entries for this really fantastic competition. The diversity of the entries is large. We have seen very simple skins, very complex ones, very graphic ones.
We would like to ask you to have a look at the skins submitted and vote for your favorite one. You guys get to decide who wins -- you guys are the jury.
Please go to this page and vote for the entries you like !
MSI AfterBurner Skin Contest reminder
We like to remind everybody that tomorrow (Friday) is the last day you can submit your Skin design in the MSI AfterBurner Skin contest. Friday night the contest will close.
With the help of a poll the Guru3D audience (you guys) will decide which Skins will one of these fantastic prizes:
- First prize - MSI P55-GD80 motherboard
- Second place -- MSI R4890 Cyclone OC graphics card
- MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OC graphics card
- Three runner-ups : MSI N9600GT Diamond graphics card
More info here:
We already have seen some very interesting entries.
Of course, we also have a MSI AfterBurner Overclocking competition running with grand prizes as well. Check that out here. That contest is running until next week (!)
MSI Overclock and Skin Contests -- Win many prizes !
Hello everybody, MSI is launching two competitions at Guru3D.com today. And man -- we'll be giving away many prizes ! The two competitions are both related to MSI's new AfterBurner graphics cards Overclock software. The competitions:
- MSI Overclocking Competition
- MSI AfterBurner Skin Competition
Of course along with competitions come some great prizes, here's what we'll be giving away (twelve prizes) to the winners. Some of the prizes: MSI Radeon HD 5870 (R5870-PM2D1G), MSI Big Bang Fuzion P55 motherboard, MSI N275GTX Lightning graphics card, MSI N9600 GT Diamond graphics card (x6), MSI P55-GD80 motherboard, MSI R4890 Cyclone OC graphics card, MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OC graphics card.
For more info, requirements, rules and regulations please visit the MSI contest landing page located here:
Contest entries can be submitted here:
- MSI Overclocking Competition entries - click here
- MSI AfterBurner Skin Competition entries - click here
The contest period will run for a couple of weeks, again please finds all information in the respective landing pages and dedicated forum threads. Enjoy -- and most of all good luck of course.
A decade Guru3D photo contest winners
The primary photo contest from a Decade Guru3D.com celebration finished just over a week ago. In total we received roughly 250 Guru3D themed photo's. And boy, did we have a hard time sifting through them and actually picking winners.
From the 135 photo's you guys have been able to see here, we made a cut to 15 photo's we figured could end up as finalist. The 15 photo's have been submitted through a panel of judges and today we are showing the top 15 selection of photo's with the five prize winners.
Go check them out, they are awesome. Click here.
Guru3D - Contest 1 photo entries
Okay my friends, seventeen pages of photo's, totalling up to a selection of 135 entries in the first selection in this competition. A lot of people have entered Contest 1 the 'A decade of Guru3D' photo contest.
Some of you went for a fairly normal photo, others where really creative, and again others made some really hard effort out of their projects.
We absolutely love to see the diversity on photo's entered. Guru3D is a global website, and if anything this contest has proven that. America, Australia, New Zealand, Europe, Russia, Asia .. photo's came in from everywhere, and that made me a very proud site owner.
Of course the final winners still need to be picked, but we wanted to share with you guys 135 of the most interesting photo's entered in this competition !
Check out all the photo entries here. And again, this is a first selection .. some entries did not make it, and later (likely in a week from now) the final five winners will be announced.
A Decade Guru3D Contest 2 Winners Announcement
Hey chaps ! It's time to announce the winners of A decade of Guru3D Contest two. This contest was a logo-hunt and we literally received roughly two thousand correct answers.
The logo was 'hidden' in the following article on the second page:
We like to congratulate the winners very much, here is the lucky five ! And sure .. we are all a little jealous as gosh ... we had some great prizes to give away !
- Zachary Peterson / California - He wins a Custom Far Cry 2 / Guru3D theme spray painted Smooth Creations CoolerMaster chassis.
- Darren Gordon / Scotland - He wins a HIS Radeon HD 4890 TURBO Edition and Zalman GS1000SE chassis
- Ben Isaacson / United Kingdom - He wins a Point of View GeForce GTX 275 EXO editon ! and Zalman CNPS9900 CPU cooler
- Bert Schreu / Belgium - He wins a HIS Radeon 4850 TURBO Edition and Corsair TX650W PSU
- Joanne Suen / Canada - She wins a HIS Multi-view and HIS VT Book.
To the prize winners, of course our congratulations. Shipments have already been sorted out and most prizes are already on their way and might be in your possession already.
For those that still would like a good competition with awesome prizes, check out contest 1 which you can still join.
Contest 2 reminder
Guys and girls, just a friendly reminder that Contest 2 - The logo hunt is still in effect and ending this week on Friday. if you have not submitted your answer or simply forgot, please click here for the contest information.
Some of the prizes here are:
- Custom Far Cry 2 / Guru3D theme spray painted Smooth Creations CoolerMaster chassis
- HIS Radeon HD 4890 TURBO X
- Zalman GS1000SE chassis
- Point of View GeForce GTX 275 EXO editon !
- Zalman CNPS9900 CPU cooler
- HIS Radeon 4850 TURBO X
- Corsair TX650W PSU
- HIS Multi-view
- Also a HIS VT Book
Contest 3 Winner announcement - A Decade Guru3D
So with three contests up and running, the first one closed yesterday. For the Benelux we have a full Dragon based PC ready and waiting for the winner. And that was the answer of the question in this contest as well, 'A Dragon platform'. Dragon is the PC's infrastructure combined with the following AMD components, AMD 790 chipset based motherboard, AMD Series 4000 graphics card and a AMD Phenom II based processor.
From well over a thousand correct entries we picked a (random) winner. As such we'd like to congratulate Martijn van Beursem who lives in Vaassen, the Netherlands.
Martijn is soon to be the proud owner of the following PC, congratulations!:
- Motherboard: MSI 790FX GD70
- CPU: AMD Phenom X4 955 3.2 GHz
- Scythe Mugen II CPU cooler
- Gpu: MSI R4890-T2D1G (880 core / 999 mem).
- Memory: Patriot 4GB DDR3 memory
- Samsung Spinpoint F1 640Gb HD
- 850 Watt Corsair PSU
- Gigabyte Poseidon 310 Chassis
- Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit registered (installed)
We still have two other contests open and active. These competitions are global and not regional bound. In these competitions we still have to give away many thousands of EURO's worth of prizes including graphics cards, soundcards, power supplies, custom Smooth Creations chassis, a GeForce GTX 285 sighed by the CEO of NVIDIA, DDR3 memory ... and so much more.
- Guru3D Contest 1 (open) - This is an awesome photoshoot contest, join now.
- Guru3D Contest 2 (open) - A logo hunt, spot and find a logo .. and perhaps win a great prize.
Go check them out and join in, especially in contest 1 we hope to see some more entries in, it's the coolest contest evah !
Random photo's sumbitted for Contest 1
Gigabyte GO OC 2009 winners
The Gigabyte Open Overclocking Championship (GO OC) 2009, the world