Does the GeForce GTX 970 have a memory allocation bug ? (update 3)
For a week or two now in our forums there have been allegations that users of the GeForce GTX 970 have a darn hard time addressing and filling the last 10% of their graphics memory. The 4 GB card seems to run into issues addressing the last 400 to 600 MB of memory, which is significant.Read more
RAZER updates The Razer Lachesis
Razer refreshed the Lachesis. Equipped with a new 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor and a customizable multi-color LED lighting system, the newly updated Razer Lachesis maintains its original form, comfort and price, while advancing power, performance and precision.
Gamers now have the choice to customize the LED lights on the mouse from a range of 16 million colors. To top it off, the Razer Lachesis allows gamers to customize those colors individually, so each of the illuminated areas can glow a different color.
The new Razer Lachesis is an upgraded replacement for the original ambidextrous mouse and is now equipped with a massive 5600dpi Razer Precision 3.5G laser sensor and nine programmable Hyperesponse buttons. Featuring 1000 Hz Ultrapolling for minimal latency, On-the-Fly Sensitivity adjustment and large, non-slip buttons, the fully loaded Razer Lachesis has all the original features that have been verified and vetted by gamers for years. With several options for complete customization including a full, multi-color LED that allows gamers to choose from 16 million glowing hues, as well as a variable dpi setting that can be adjusted in 125 dpi increments for true precision and control, the updated Razer Lachesis is the ideal option for gamers that value the art of tweaking to their exact specifications.
Price: $79.99 /
Samsung F4EG Eco Green 2TB HDD
The new model is tagged as EcoGreen F4EG and thus comes with 2TB of storage using just three platters. Samsung states that it has 19% better standby time performance and 23% lower power consumption in standby mode than the previous F3EG HDD using four platters. Each of the three platters in the F4EG has 667GB of storage.
Samsung has removed halogen compounds and BFRs from the drive systems. The HDD also has Samsung SilentSeek and NoiseGuard technology. The F4EG uses the 3Gbps SATA interface, NCQ, and has a 32MB buffer in a 3.5-inch form factor.
Dell upgrades XPS 9100 with Core i7 980X
Dell has made an update to its Studio XPS 9100 desktop PCs, they now include Intel
AMD uncovers Bulldozer details on August 24th
AMD announced it will release details about its Bulldozer architecture at the Hot Chips conference on August 24th:
So, what can you expect to see from this blog? Here is a snapshot of some of the things that we will be covering in the near future:
- Hot Chips 22 Disclosures: Each year, the Hot Chips conference brings in-depth discussion of next generation technologies. On August 24th, Mike Butler will be presenting the next generation Bulldozer architecture at the conference. (The same day we
NEC 23-inch E231W display
NEC released the E231W, a new 23" LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution. It will be sold for around $299.
The EPEAT Gold rated MultiSync E231W provides users with advanced features that were created to enhance the desktop computing experience and increase productivity. Its widescreen display allows users to have several applications open simultaneously, while its fully-ergonomic design includes 110mm height adjustment, tilt, swivel and pivot for improved comfort during use.
This E Series model follows in the green footsteps of its sibling, the 22" MultiSync E222W, with ECO Mode
Crysis 2 delayed to 2011
EA and CryTek have delayed Crysis 2 until the first quarter of 2011 (January till March). No reason for the delay was given, but the reason might be technical. Crysis 2 was originally scheduled to ship during this fall for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360.
We moved to the game to a better marketing window in the March quarter," Jeff Brown, VP of Corporate Communications told IGN. "This will also give the Crytek team more time to polish a great title.
Perhaps they are waiting on faster graphics cards to hit the market ;)
Realtek HD Audio 2.51 Driver out
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.51
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
ASUS releases CineVibe: The ultimate gamer's headset
Gaming, gaming, gaming
Unboxing the OCZ RevoDrive PCIe SSD
In an attempt to put something refreshing onto the market, OCZ put two SSD SandForce based controllers on a PCB, slapped a RAID controller on there and put it on a PCIe x4 slot. Interesting stuff as all of the sudden you have a PCIe SSD drive that performs 300, 400 and sometimes even at 500 MB/sec !
This PCIe x4 card takes a pair of SF-1200 controllers and RAIDs them together, giving you roughly the performance of two SF-1200 SSDs but on a single card. Through some unique component selection OCZ aims to keep costs within 10 - 20% of a single drive. Obviously you lose TRIM support and the overall performance should be no different than a pair of SF-1200s in RAID (on a good controller/chipset), but if you need PCIe this may be an option.
The 120Gb version of this storage unit just entered the trenches of Guru3D.com, here are some photo's and obviously the full review will follow soon:
GlacialTech brings Siberia into your PC case
Siberia is a vast region, with a lowest record temperature of −71.2
Logitech unveils new AlertSystem webcam series
Two new webcam devices are going to be your third eye in the house, watching you as your big brother would do. These are no mere webcams though. Both of them are able to capture either video or image using their built-in DVR (Digital Video Recorder) and providing a decent HD quality up to 720p video scale. Likely, you can monitor your indoor or outdoor home activity via your mobile smartphone and make use of this service in an hour of need. It
Point of View TGT TUNING products now ships
Point of View is outting their new overclocked graphics cards under the TGT label as we already mentioned before. They issued a press-release indicating that over-clocked POV/TGT Graphics CardsTM started shipping into the channel. Products will be widely available through the European retail channel and E-tail cannel within days.
Some of the TGT products are clocked pretty darn high, the GeForce GTX 460 Ultra Charged version comes with a 820 MHz core clock.
Point of View would also like to disclose some more details concerning the upcoming, second generation POV/TGT JetStreamTM water cooling to be implemented on the POV/TGT GeForce GTX 480
Kingston Water Cooling-Ready HyperX H2O DDR3 Memory
Kingston Technology announced the release of HyperX
Colin McRae: DiRT 3 Debut Trailer
Check out the Colin McRae: DiRT 3 Debut Trailer - The first teaser for the third installement of the DiRT series by Codemasters, set to be released in 2011.
Blizzard Confirms StarCraft II Overheating Bug
"One of the most anticipated games in years, Starcraft II is so hot that it can burn up your graphics card. Literally.
The blockbuster has a strange bug that can make your card render the menus over and over again until it overheats. The issue is that the menu
Thermalright HR-02 launches
Lot's of CPU cooler news in the vacation season. We mentioned the cooler before, but Thermalright just officially launched the HR-02. The cooler has a Patented multiple support pressure vault bracket system, allow users adding pressure to the bracket system (40~70 lbs.), and have a more efficient and secure mounting.(1366/1156/775).It comes with Fanless design for low-noise operation, the Heatsink are all nickel plated to ensure the best quality and performance and could last for years.
Size: Length 110mm x Width 140mm x Height 160mm
Weight: 860 g (excluding fan and bracket system)
Heatpipe: 6mm sintered heatpipe *6 units
Copper base: C1100 pure nickel plated copper base
Corsair H70 CPU cooler launches soon
Looks like Corsair is about to release an update of the H50 lqiuid cooling kit, this is the H70. The new cooler looksvery much the same to the H50, but features a much thicker radiator, not one but two dual-speed 120mm fans and a new copper surface that integrates directly into the pump. The cooler is noted to be compatible with socket LGA1156, 1366, 775 and AM2/AM3.
The H70 should deliver temperatures that are around 13
XFX releases two single-slot Radeon HD5770
People at XFX feeling the sense of urgency are now trying to catch up the competitors by releasing two single-slot Radeon HD 5770 graphics cards called HD-577X-ZMF3 and HD-577X-Z5F3 respectively. Looking from distance, both upcoming video boards have robotic design theme and a black colored PCB. Major differences are spotted into the I/O panel area, meaning the output connectivity ports. As such, the first one has Dual DVI and mini DisplayPorts, while se second has