MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC
MSI is going to release their MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC today. Looking at the board from first impressions, the PCB seems to be 100% reference. The card is equipped with 2 GB of graphics memory. The TwinFrozr III cooler has five thick 8mm heatpipes which should give some good cooling performance.
Clocks wise the reference products have a 1004 Mhz clock frequency whereas the MSI GeForce GTX 680 TwinFrozr III OC is clocked at 1058 MHz. The memory is clocked at 6008 MHz (datarate). The card comes with a HDMI, DP and two Dual-lin DVI connectors.
The card just arrived and is scheduled for a review soon. I know earlier on some photo's already leaked, but I already wanted to show you a couple of photo's on the product we shot ourselves.
Enermax KW001 Briskie Keyboard mouse combo review
Keyboard kits come in all sizes, shapes and forms .. and that's next to a gazillion of manufacturers that offers them. Surprisingly enough a few weeks ago Enermax, the guys behind the best power supplies and the brightest fans also launched a keyboard/mouse combo. Briskie is all about value and as such for 25 USD/EUR you get a mouse and what we think is a very decent wireless RF keyboard.
Click here to read the review.
Point of View Android 4.0 Tablet: ProTab 2 IPS
Point of View launches today their newest Android 4.0 Tablet: ProTab 2 IPS.
One of the most important features
Crucial Releases "000F" Firmware Update for M4 SSD
Crucial released their newest firmware update for the Crucial M4 series SSDs, "000F", introduces the following changes:
- Improved compatibility with certain SAS expanders and peripheral RAID cards.
- Improved throughput stability under extremely heavy workloads.
- Improved data protection in the event of unexpected, asynchronous power loss.
1024 x 768 monitor resolution finally overtaken
It certainly took a while but 1366 x 768 pixels overtook 1024 x 768 as the most popular screen resolution worldwide, for computers, according to the latest statistics by StatCount.
This new dominant screen resolution is a particularly important statistic for web-developers, as they can now make their designs more optimized for at least 1366 pixels-wide screens.
Believe it or not but 1920 x 1080 and 1680 x 1050 hold less than 5% of the market-share each. The growth of 1366 x 768 could have been propelled by dominance in the notebook market (across almost all market-segments), and entry-level PC monitor market.
Zotac ZBOX nano XS mini PC
Zotac reveals the ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus, a new Mini PC that is 17 percent smaller than Zotac's previous smallest computer. Measuring just 106mm x 106mm x 37mm, this system features AMD's E-450 APU with integrated graphics, 2GB DDR3 and a 64GB mSATA SSD. The full specifications can be viewed over here.
ZOTAC International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today redefines the mini-PC form factor with the extra small ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus mini-PC. The ZOTAC ZBOX nano XS AD11 Plus is the world
HDD prices trending down
Tech Report published an update on HDD pricing. The site compares the pricing of six HDDs since the Thai floods and noticed that prices of three models are currently falling, while pricing of the other three is holding steady.
Among the models that are still in stock, prices have fallen or held steady. One of the biggest discounts has come to the Western Digital Caviar Green 3TB, which cost $230 at the beginning of March but runs just $180 today. Our favorite desktop drive, the Samsung Spinpoint F3 1TB, has dropped from $160 to only $110. Samsung's EcoGreen F4 2TB also costs less now than it did in early March, although the difference there is only 20 bucks.
While those cuts are encouraging, the terabyte Caviar Black and Deskstar 7K1000.D haven't budged. The graph plainly illustrates that we're still well shy of pre-flood pricing, too. The Spinpoint F3 1TB was selling for $60 around this time last year, or a little more than half what it costs now.
Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition Trailer
The chaps at Pixel Enemy spent a decent amount of time with Hawken at PAX East 2012, and spent a little over twenty minutes sharing their impressions on Youtube.
The Pixel Enemy crew had a chance to give Hawken a try at PAX East 2012. After a few playthroughs the guys sit down to talk about the state of the game and their initial impressions of this Free-to-Play Mech Shooter.
Gameplay footage from free-to-play mech combat FPS brought to you by Adhesive Games and Meteor Entertainment
Hawken is a multiplayer mech combat game. The focus is on creating an intense and enjoyable battle experience that captures the feeling of piloting a heavy war machine while keeping the action fast-paced and strategic.
Thermaltake Level 10 GT Battle Edition Chassis
Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand with expertise in PC power and thermal solutions, and continues to drive toward the corporate mission of "delivering the perfect user experience" in all segment of the market. Since the first debut of Thermaltake Level 10 GT back in January 2011, enthusiasts were overwhelmed by its ostentatious appearance and performance often missed the true spirit that Level 10 GT. This spring Level 10 GT has been camouflaged and transformed into Level 10 GT Battle edition to evoke the "battle" spirit of being a gamer and its true representation.
Battle is more than the game
Thermaltake began to advocate eSports at the end of 2009 in Asia, slowly expand to the rest of the world. Understood gaming is not a mindless leisure activities, it's more about the spirit of constant battling and challenge oneself in order to present a greater self which matched the spirit of Level 10 GT Battle edition. This spring, Thermaltake deploy Level 10 GT Battle Edition for game fanatics to get a closer battling experience, by camouflaged the original Level 10 GT into a military green with military print style throughout the entire chassis, realizing some of the war game base chassis mods that have been presented in the market. Not only aiding gamers to present a much personalize style as well as helping gamers to remember the sprite of Battle.
Powerful and self-assured presence
Since the first debut of Thermaltake Level 10 GT back in January 2011, enthusiasts and gamers were overwhelmed by its ostentatious appearance and performance. Since the appearance and performance is utterly preferred by the media, reviewers, and owners of Level 10 GT. Therefore the Level 10 GT Battle edition has maintained all the greatness of Level 10 GT, like the PitsStop 5 (EasySwap HDD bays), internal Superspeed USB 3.0 ports, Quadfans, Triple Colorshift, Coolflux, S.S.S (Smart Security System), Cableclear and TripleMax. Moreover the special design reinforcement Quicklink HDD accessories have also been implemented. With all the greatnesses of Level 10 GT plus the new military prints and logos making Level 10 GT Battle a distinctive battle machine for game fanatics to carry the love of their life.
Intel's 910-series of PCI Express SSDs
PCI Express is the future interface for Intel's high-end SSDs as vr-zone uncovers. The company is about to announce its new 910-series of PCI Express based SSD's, previously known as Ramsdale MLC and VR-Zone is bringing you the details ahead of the launch.
If we gaze back at the roadmap, Intel skipped its original PCI Express SSD
DiRT Showdown - 'Boost For The Win' Trailer
Gainward GTX 680 Phantom 4GB in the works
We mantioned this in our review a couple of time salready, but there will be 4GB versions of thee GeForce GTX 680. Gainward is the first to make mention that they are working on a 4 GB variant.
Actuallty Swedish retailer Komplett.se has already listed it for 5,995 Kronor (US $878.7), considering it is a pre-order price I doubt the final price wwill be that high though. The card is furthermore the same as the 2GB model, below a photo.
GeForce GTX 660 and 690 specs ?
The rumormill is always crunching new data. This time around its TPU claiming to have the goods:
NVIDIA's GK106, a GPU rumored to be launched as the GeForce GTX 660. Here's a list of specifications and features:
28 nm, around 210 mm
Kingston HyperX 3K SSD
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced the HyperX
Diablo III - Barbarian Spotlight Trailer
Video reveals Lost Planet 3
Lost Planet 3 introduces Jim, a rig pilot who leaves Earth to take on a hazardous but lucrative contract on E.D.N. III. Working for Neo-Venus Construction (NEVEC) who are preparing the planet for colonization, Jim joins his fellow pioneers at the Coronis base and begins surveying the uncharted terrain and obtaining samples of the planet's energy supply - Thermal Energy.
With NEVEC's existing Thermal Energy reserve running low the fate of the Coronis mission depends on the natural source of the energy supply being located. Realizing that this is a great opportunity for a huge pay-off and early ticket home to his family, Jim braves the risk of the treacherous environment and threat of the indigenous Akrid. Acting as a home away from home and boasting an array of tools that can assist Jim on the field, the utility rig provides Jim�s safety and is essential for not only his contract work but also his protection against the ever-changing climate.
Lost Planet 3 will deliver a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delve deeper into the Lost Planet universe, uncovering hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.