Modern Warfare 3 - Strike Packages BTS Video
Modern Warfare 3's all-new Strike Package system looks set to shift the game away from the lone-wolf tactics that dominate the Modern Warfare 2 online arena. Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer have released a new video explaining how the system works. If you are a lone wolf, assist or team player, there is a Strike Package tailored just for you. The above video explains many of the available rewards, and gear you can expect to unlock online.
Intel Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Listed in EU
With a little less than a month to go until Intel will make official its first processors based on the high-performance Sandy Bridge-E architecture, European retailers have started listing some of these chips on their websites, the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X being the first to arrive.
These two Intel processors have popped up in Sweden on the PriceSpy website. After dropping the 25% VAT tax from the price of these CPUs, it would result that the Core i7-3960X is priced at $1086 US, or about 786 Euros, while its slower brother has a retail price of $616 US (446 Euros).
Both of these prices are higher than those suggested by previous leaks, $999 and $583 respectively, but they are expected to come down once we are getting nearer to the Sandy Bridge-E release date.
Intel's initial LGA 2011 processor lineup will include three chips, all of them belonging to the Core i7 product line.
As most of you know, the Core i7-3960X is the fastest of these as the Extreme Edition part includes six processing cores with Hyper-Threading support, has a base frequency of 3.3GHz and a maximum clock speed of 3.9GHz, as well as 15MB of Level 3 cache memory.
In comparison, the Core i7-3930K, also includes six processing cores with Hyper-Threading support, but has a base operating clock of 3.2GHz, while the maximum frequency in Turbo mode is set at 3.80GHz.
Cache size has was also reduced, as the Core i7-3930K sports only 12MB of Level 3 cache memory. Intel is expected to release both of these LGA 2011 chips on November 14.
AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.9 CAP3
Grab the new AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.9 CAP3. These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support.
This release of ATI Catalyst delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.
Latest profiles added :
- Battlefield 3: Provides great CrossFire scaling and reduces flickering / corruption issues when running in CrossFire mode
- Red Orchestra 2
PowerColor Multimedia Streaming Solution - SlingIt
PowerColor today introduces all-new multimedia solution, SlingIt, which is designed to help centralize and distribute entertainment to various devices inside your home. SlingIt creates a gateway to wireless entertainment by offering a pair of devices that builds a bridge among multiple rooms.
Any device with HDMI connection can be supported by SlingIt. SlingIt allows users to set up easily by just plugging the transmitter to HDMI source and the receiver to HDVT, and then you can stream Youtube, play games, or share photos with your friends. SlingIt brings incredible HD experience to users with a variety media formats.
Transmit uncompressed 1080p HD/3D wirelessly without noticeable latency
SlingIt presents flexible and uncompressed 1080p wireless transmission from desktop PC or notebook to HDTV, users are available to enjoy full 1080p HD video, Blu-ray 3D playback with up to 1920 x 1080 resolution for all HDMI devices. The most important of all, SlingIt transfer HD content without noticeable latency, brings amazing lag-free home entertainment.
Support HID & IR remote control
SlingIt supports Human Interface devices (HID), for example, wireless mouse and keyboard. You can share photos, stream YouTube, play games, watch movies from PC and remote control it without moving your feet. Also with the IR support, you can make your remote controller backward, forward, pause or change channels without your device nearby.
Plug and Play
The interface design of SlingIt is very user-friendly, there
OCZ launches three modular ZT PSUs
OCZ launched the ZT series, a new line of modular power supplies with wattages of 550W, 650W and 750W. These units have a single +12V rail and offer 80Plus Bronze certification. Cooling is provided by a 140mm fan.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., (Nasdaq:OCZ) a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power management solutions for computing devices and systems, today unveiled the ZT Power Supply Series which offers consumers performance and stability for gaming systems and desktops. Providing high efficiency, cool operation, and a fully modular cable design, the ZT Series comes in a range of wattage options for users looking for a quality upgrade.
Noctua gives free upgrade for Intel LGA2011
Noctua announced customers of the company's CPU coolers can order a NM-I2011 kit free of charge. This mounting kit will make all Noctua coolers since 2005 compatible with Intel's upcoming LGA2011 socket. The NM-I2011 can be ordered on this page.
Continuing Noctua's tradition of supplying its customers with SecuFirm2
Leaked Catalyst driver shows Radeon HD 7000 names
A leaked Catalyst 8.91 driver (codename for Catalyst 11.11 Preview) contains references to a bunch of upcoming Radeon HD 7000 series parts. Additionally, the file also reveals some new codenames.
The relevant names are listed as follows:
AMD6778.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7000 series"
AMD68FA.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7300 Series"
AMD6850.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD6858.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD6859.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD677B.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400 Series"
AMD6772.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7400A Series"
AMD675D.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500 Series"
AMD6742.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500/7600 Series"
AMD6841.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series"
AMD675B.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600 Series"
AMD6751.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600A Series"
AMD6840.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 7600M Series"
AMD683B.1 = "CAPE VERDE PRO"
AMD683F.1 = "CAPE VERDE PRO"
AMD6839.1 = "CAPE VERDE XT"
AMD683D.1 = "CAPE VERDE XT"
AMD6838.1 = "CAPE VERDE XTX"
AMD682F.1 = "CHELSEA PRO"
AMD6824.1 = "CHELSEA XT"
AMD682D.1 = "CHELSEA XT"
AMD6831.1 = "GREAT WALL"
AMD6821.1 = "HEATHROW PRO"
AMD6827.1 = "HEATHROW PRO"
AMD6820.1 = "HEATHROW XT"
AMD6825.1 = "HEATHROW XT"
AMD6819.1 = "PITCAIRN PRO"
AMD6818.1 = "PITCAIRN XT"
AMD6799.1 = "SI NEW ZEALAND"
AMD679A.1 = "SI TAHITI PRO"
AMD6798.1 = "SI TAHITI XT"
AMD6830.1 = "SUMMER PALACE XT"
AMD9901.1 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR DESKTOP"
AMD9904.1 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR LITE DESKTOP"
AMD9903.2 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR LITE MOBILE"
AMD9900.2 = "TRINITY DEVASTATOR MOBILE"
AMD9991.1 = "TRINITY SCRAPPER DESKTOP"
AMD9990.2 = "TRINITY SCRAPPER MOBILE"
AMD6800.1 = "WIMBLEDON XT"
Right off the bat, there are a string of Radeon HD 7000, containing Radeon HD 7300, 7400, 7500, and 7600 Series. For notebooks, HD 7500M and HD 7600M are listed. Also mentioned are HD 7400A and HD 7600A Series. "A" is a new suffix and might indicate integrated graphics for APUs. For Llano, the APUs contained suffixes of G for notebooks and D for desktops.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Samsung Galaxy
Yesterday Google officially announced Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich", an upcoming update that delivers a massive redesign of the user interface and a bunch of new features.
Some of the highlights include an NFC-enabled feature called Android Beam, offline search in Gmail, new lock screen features and a fancy unlocking method called "Face Unlock," which uses facial recognition to ensure strangers can't use your phone without permission. Ice Cream Sandwich also includes enhancements in almost every native app within Android itself. The SDK is already available for Android 4.0, and the update itself will make its first public appearance on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, also unveiled tonight.
Samsung's Galaxy Nexus will be the first smartphone to feature the Google Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" operating system. Neowin provides a list of the main specifications of this device:
- A 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display
- HSPA+ or LTE (depending on region)
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460)
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 or 32 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP rear camera with flash; 1.3 MP front camera
- Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 FPS; zero shutter lag
- Bluetooth 3.0 and dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- NFC and a barometer
- 8.94mm thin; 135g light
- 1,750 mAh battery
Quantum levitation demonstrated in viral video
The semiconductor (0.5micron) is coated with a sapphire crystal (500micron) layer, wrapped in plastic and chilled in liquid nitrogen. The end result is that the chilled wafer is essentially locked in space above the magnet. This works because at a normal state (warm), the magnetic field is able to penetrate freely. Cooling creates quantum trapping and the magnetic field penetrates in the form of quantum flux tubes. The quantum flux tubes are pinned in defects, locking the superconductor in space and allowing frictionless movement.
Red Orchestra 2: Rising Storm - Debut Trailer
Batman: Arkham City PhysX Trailer
Sneak Peak the X79 G1.Assassin 2 motherboard
Gigabyte shows a one of their forthcoming X79 series motherboards, with a glimpse of the GIGABYTE G1. Assassin 2 in all its glory; the first G1-Killer series board to support Intel Core processors for the 2011 socket:
Click the thumbs .. btw is it just me or is the 'gun' theme getting a little -- meh ? Motherboards for grown ups please !
Gigabye: As with all GIGABYTE G1-Killer motherboards, the emphasis is on serious gaming performance, with onboard audio and networking processors that ensure you
CM Storm Trooper review
CM Storm QuickFire Rapid mechanical keyboard launched
Cooler Master presents the CM Storm QuickFire Rapid, a new keyboard with mechanical Cherry MX switches.
CM Storm, of the Cooler Master Group, comes full circle by introducing its new line of sleek fully mechanical keyboards. A full complement of very durable and high quality CM Storm peripherals can now be had with the introduction of the QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard.
Precision, Comfort, & Durability
Effortlessly melt into the smooth and clean aesthetic of the QuickFire Rapid via its laser-marked keycaps and its smooth, yet damage-resistant, rubber coating. This is complemented by a set of extra keycaps (includes a key puller) that give the keyboard an extra appeal that draws other gamers in. A response time of 1ms, in USB mode, offers gamers a necessary consistency to navigate the ever changing landscapes of their video game libraries. With the Windows Key being disabled in GAME mode, users will no longer worry about possibly losing a match from accidentally minimizing the game. Multimedia shortcuts are available to ensure that media can be controlled with ease. With N Key Rollover, users deploying the QuickFire Rapid in PS/2 mode can activate many keys on the keyboard at once with all of them registering.
High-grade Cherry MX Switches
CM Storm aims to offer the best available mechanical hardware by integrating Cherry MX switches. These provide the QuickFire Rapid with the ability to respond to, and recover from, furious button presses with almost zero lag. Vastly improve your possible gaming actions per minute by utilizing a QuickFire Rapid Mechanical Gaming Keyboard in FPS, MMO, RTS, and other games. Cherry MX Black, Brown, or Blue switches will be available based on region.
Hassle-free Travel and Cable Management
Travel without a care in the world by simply removing the included braided USB cable and storing it. While attached, the braided USB cable can be routed through cable management grooves in the back of the QuickFire Rapid. This prevents unsightly cable clutter and helps minimize risk due to a hanging cable catching a foot or leg from a loved one.
Price and Availability
The QuickFire Rapid carries a MSRP of $79.99. It will be available November 2011 at retailers and online locations that sell your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix gear.
ADATA debuts three USB 3.0 flash drive series
ADATA introduced three USB 3.0 flash drive series. The entry-choice C103 series is available in 8GB and 16GB capacities, it offers a read speed of 90MB/s but the write speed is quite poor (10MB/s). The S102 Pro offers 8GB to 32GB capacities, 100MB/s read speed and 50MB/s write speed, while the high-end N005 Pro series offers 8GB to 64GB capacities, a read speed of 180MB/s and write speed of 90MB/s. Pricing and availability is unknown.
AMD might switch to TSMC for Future Bulldozer
German tech site ComputerBase picked up a rumor that AMD is considering to let TSMC make future Bulldozer processors.
The current Bulldozer chips are made on GlobalFoundries' 32nm process, but AMD is not happy with the quality of its former manufacturing arm as yields do not reach the desired level.
Perhaps switching some Bulldozer production to TSMC could solve some of AMD's problems, although such a move will take months, if not years to complete.
Team Group Xtreem LV and Dark DDR3 released
Team Group revealed new DDR3 kits. Press release is printed below, full specifications of each module can be found over here.
Team Group Inc.?fs memory modules have always been known for its stability and high performance among enthusiasts. In 2011, the company invests heavily to build the new Xtreem series radiating modules, and changes the packaging to a smaller volume of paper card design that is more environmental friendly. Enthusiasts would be guaranteed to enjoy the ultimate feeling of freshness and classic at the same time.
- Mainstream Team Xtreem Dark?|Steady and eye-catching
The Team Xtreem Dark series target the consumer market, and uses memory particles rigorously selected and tested by Team Group Inc. The new heat-sink has better cooling efficacy, which can speed up the dispersion of the heat generated by the particles more evenly and effectively. It can also speed up the circulation of cool and hot air within the case to reach a heat balance in the shortest amount of time to guarantee the most stable operating environment.
- Performance Team Xtreem LV?|Extreme speed
The new version of Team Xtreem LV packaging exerts Team Group?fs proud X cooling technology to the most, bringing enthusiasts an extreme performance. The X totem maximizes the cooling fin area, and when compared to ordinary over-clocking memory modules, the new Xtreem has a lower operating temperature that would satisfy enthusiasts?f pursuit of extreme over-clocking performance.
Logitech debuts Modern Warfare 3 mouse and keyboard
Logitech just presented Modern Warfare 3 branded gear; the G9X Laser Mouse and the G105 Gaming Keyboard. Both products cost $79.99.
The keyboard features six programmable G-keys, each with three mode states, so you can configure up to 18 possible macro combinations in any game you play. You can even record new macros on the fly. It features an optimized key matrix designed to let you use more keys simultaneously in FPS games, while convenient, one-touch controls give you instant access to volume, start, stop, pause, forward and back functions.
For the mouse, a gaming-grade laser offers precision at any hand speed up to 165 inches per second. On-the-fly, adjustable dpi lets you go from pixel-precise targeting (200 dpi) to lightning-fast maneuvers (up to 5700 dpi) without pausing the action, while full-speed USB delivers the performance you need with up to 1000 reports per second. The dual-mode scroll wheel features precise click-to-click, perfect for weapon selection in games. Or switch to frictionless hyper-fast scrolling to fly through long Web pages, when you