Logitech G600 MMO gaming mouse offers 20 buttons
Logitech shows off the G600 MMO gaming mouse, a new highly customizable mouse with 20 buttons. It will ship in July for $79.99.
Today Logitech (SIX: LOGN) (NASDAQ: LOGI) introduced the latest addition to its popular G-Series gaming lineup: the Logitech
GeForce 302.80 Windows 8 WHQL Drivers Out
Download NVIDIA GeForce 308.80 Windows 8 WHQL drivers.
This is a preview GeForce driver to be used only with the Microsoft Windows 8 Release Preview.
This driver should not be used with Windows Vista or Windows 7. This driver offers full support for the new Windows 8 display driver model WDDM 1.2.
GeForce 600 series:
GTX 690, GTX 680, GTX 670, GT 645, GT 640, GT 630, GT 620, GT 610, 605
GeForce 500 series:
GTX 590, GTX 580, GTX 570, GTX 560 Ti, GTX 560 SE, GTX 560, GTX 555, GTX 550 Ti, GT 545, GT 530, GT 520, 510
GeForce 400 series:
GTX 480, GTX 470, GTX 465, GTX 460 v2, GTX 460 SE v2, GTX 460 SE, GTX 460, GTS 450, GT 440, GT 430, GT 420, 405
GeForce 300 series:
GT 340, GT 330, GT 320, 315, 310
GeForce 200 series:
GTX 295, GTX 285, GTX 280, GTX 275, GTX 260, GTS 250, GTS 240, GT 240, GT 230, GT 220, G210, 210, 205
GeForce 100 series:
GT 140, GT 130, GT 120, G 100
GeForce 9 series:
9800 GX2, 9800 GTX/GTX+, 9800 GT, 9600 GT, 9600 GSO, 9600 GS, 9500 GT, 9500 GS, 9400 GT, 9400, 9300 GS, 9300 GE, 9300, 9200, 9100
GeForce 8 series:
8800 Ultra, 8800 GTX, 8800 GTS 512, 8800 GTS, 8800 GT, 8800 GS, 8600 GTS, 8600 GT, 8600 GS, 8500 GT, 8400 SE, 8400 GS, 8400, 8300 GS, 8300, 8200 / nForce 730a, 8200, 8100 / nForce 720a
GeForce 7 series:
7950 GX2, 7950 GT, 7900 GTX, 7900 GT/GTO, 7900 GS, 7800 SLI, 7800 GTX, 7800 GT, 7800 GS, 7650 GS, 7600 LE, 7600 GT, 7600 GS, 7550 LE, 7500 LE, 7350 LE, 7300 SE / 7200 GS, 7300 LE, 7300 GT, 7300 GS, 7150 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 GS, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7100 / NVIDIA nForce 620i, 7050 PV / NVIDIA nForce 630a, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 630i, 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 610i, 7025 / NVIDIA nForce 630a
GeForce 6 series:
6800 XT, 6800 XE, 6800 Ultra, 6800 Series GPU, 6800 LE, 6800 GT, 6800 GS/XT, 6800 GS, 6800, 6700 XL, 6610 XL, 6600 VE, 6600 LE, 6600 GT, 6600, 6500, 6250, 6200 TurboCache, 6200SE TurboCache, 6200 LE, 6200 A-LE, 6200, 6150SE nForce 430, 6150LE / Quadro NVS 210S, 6150 LE, 6150, 6100 nForce 420, 6100 nForce 405, 6100 nForce 400, 6100
ION LE, ION
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers over here.
AMD Catalyst 12.x (9.00 June 12) Unofficial BETA
This is a MAIN branch, so it is the latest available right now. Support for Win 7 and 8, Vista support seems to be dropped.
Supported cards: HD5000 and onwards.
Swichable graphics support.
Lots of Mobile products are supported as well.
Application profiles changes vs 12.6 cap1:
Alan Wake Modified
Witcher 2 Modified
Test Drive Ferrari Legends Modified
TJ3: Myths and Heroes Added CFX Profile
And would you look at this: new cards ID:
AMD6823.2 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6823.3 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD682B.2 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6823.4 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.2 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.2 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD682B.3 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6823.5 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.3 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.3 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD682B.4 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6823.6 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.4 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.4 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.5 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.5 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.6 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.6 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6823.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6820.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6821.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD682B.5 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6823.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6820.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6821.7 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD682B.5 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M Series"
AMD6823.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD682B.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6821.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6820.1 = "AMD Radeon HD 8800M"
AMD6600.1 = "MARS (6600)"
AMD6601.1 = "MARS (6601)"
AMD6602.1 = "MARS (6602)"
AMD6603.1 = "MARS (6603)"
AMD6606.1 = "MARS (6606)"
AMD6607.1 = "MARS (6607)"
AMD6620.1 = "MARS (6620)"
AMD6621.1 = "MARS (6621)"
AMD6623.1 = "MARS (6623)"
AMD6610.1 = "OLAND (6610)"
AMD6611.1 = "OLAND (6611)"
AMD6631.1 = "OLAND (6631)"
AMD6660.1 = "SUN (6660)"
AMD6663.1 = "SUN (6663)"
AMD6667.1 = "SUN (6667)"
AMD666F.1 = "SUN (666F)"
AMD Desktop Trinity APUs Delayed
AMD's second generation of APU's called Trinirty where being showcased on Computex show floor but it looks like its availability has been delayed. APU
EIZO FORIS FS2333 Gaming PC Monitor
Eizo Nanao Corporation today introduced the FORIS FS2333, a 23-inch full high-definition (1920 x 1080 native resolution) home entertainment monitor. The FORIS FS2333 is designed for gaming as well as other leisure activities such as watching movies and editing photos. It features all-new tone mapping technology called "Smart Insight" with five settings for RTS (real time strategy) and FPS (first person shooter) games that EIZO co-developed with Fnatic, one of the world's leading professional esports teams.
Smart Insight automatically identifies dark areas of an image and improves visibility. Important details in the shadows such as the location of an opponent become easier to spot so gamers can react more quickly. Because Smart Insight uses tone mapping, it improves visibility in dark areas while preserving image details without reducing contrast. This is a significant improvement over conventional gaming monitors which attempt to achieve improvements in visibility by applying gamma correction uniformly across the image resulting in blur and low contrast in dark areas.
The FORIS FS2333 comes with two other "Smart" technologies called Smart Resolution and Smart Detection. Smart Resolution is EIZO's own super-resolution technology that analyzes an image for noise and blurring and then corrects the blur without accentuating the noise. This feature is "Smart" because it adjusts only those areas where it is needed. It even distinguishes skin tones and text from other content and optimizes how they are displayed. Smart Detection identifies where on the screen a video or game is being played and applies super-resolution processing to sharpen the image while leaving other areas untouched.
The FORIS FS2333 uses an IPS panel and a mercury-free LED backlight. The IPS panel offers vivid display of color and wide 178
Prolimatech Black Series Genesis CPU Cooler
Prolimatech, the master of cooling is going a step further after the success of the Prolimatech Megahalems by presenting another revolution in CPU cooling with the limited edition Prolimatech Black Series Genesis. Besides the immaculate quality - which is present across their entire product line-up - the Black Genesis sets new standards in cooling capability and cool looks.
Prolimatech continues the trend set by the Megahalems and Super Mega by utilising two separate towers, but instead of placing them next to each other, they have been rearranged for maximum performance. The large array of cooling fins can hold up to three 120 or 140 mm fans, two of which can be installed right out of the box with the included mounting materials. Besides keeping the CPU cool, the construction allows for direct air flow across critical areas like the memory and power phases of the system.
Due to the innovative construction, Prolimatech manages to raise the bar and cool down the CPU even more. Adding to the excellent performance, Prolimatech has included additional black mounting screws to add further contact pressure, which translates into even lower operational temperatures. The use of these screws is intended for experienced users, which aim to get the most out of the cooling solution, as the pressure surpasses the Intel specifications.
Overclockers will be happy to hear that Prolimatech continues the trend and allows for complete choice of fans, as none are supplied with the cooler. This enables every user, regardless of their preferences or needs, to select the right models to equip the Black Genesis. Even when only using a single 120 or 140 mm fan, the Black Genesis manages to cool the CPU and keep the noise level at a minimum.
The Prolimatech Black Genesis also features broad compatibility as it ships with an AMD mounting kit intended for all modern sockets like AM2, AM2+ and AM3. Intel users will also be able to mount the cooler with the included kit for Socket 775, 1155, 1156, 1366 and 2011. To enable the most efficient transfer of heat between the CPU and Black Genesis cooler, Prolimatech supplies their high-performance PK-1 thermal paste, while a sturdy backplate guarantees a stable hold, taking the strain off the mainboard and socket.
The Prolimatech Black Series Genesis is available for pre-order with a price tag of
AMD Kaveri APU to have true shared memory
AMD revealed at its Fusion Developer Summit that Trinity's successor, Kaveri, will have true unified memory between the CPU and the GPU as VR Zone reports:
After the show, a source confirmed that Kaveri will be a true Southern Islands GCN part in the GPU department, without any remnants of the HD6XXX VLIW-4 architecture, and that the Steamroller CPU core parts there would solve a couple of remaining major drawbacks of the Piledriver architecture.
Whether it includes - finally - each core getting its own FPU and instruction scheduler, or something else like common L3 cache for CPU and GPU, non existent till now, was not answered. The point is, Intel's Haswell desktop with supposedly vastly improved graphics (GT3, 40EUs and 64MB cache) - but likely no such high level enhancement like true shared memory - will be out at the same time. So, getting out Kaveri as early as possible should be an imperative for the AMD APU time.
Whether it includes - finally - each core getting its own FPU and instruction scheduler, or something else like common L3 cache for CPU and GPU, non existent till now, was not answered. The point is, Intel's Haswell desktop with supposedly vastly improved graphics (GT3, 40EUs and 64MB cache) - but likely no such high level enhancement like true shared memory - will be out at the same time. So, getting out Kaveri as early as possible should be an imperative for the AMD APU time. And, yes, since the sockets are changed everytime, how about quad memory channel option this time, as DDR4 support is too early then, yet more bandwidth is needed for the GPU at least?
Corsair Vengeance DDR3-1600 16GB dual-channel kit
Corsair now ships the CMZ16GX3M2A1600C9, a new dual-channel memory kit consisting of two 8GB DDR3 modules that run at 1600MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings at a voltage of 1.5V. The kit uses Corsair's Vengeance heatsink and has a MSRP of $135.
AMD desktop Trinity APU details revealed
Details about AMD's upcoming Trinity APUs for desktop PCs have surfaced at tech report, they feature Piledriver CPU cores, updated graphics and higher clockspeeds. The site says the first All-in-One PCs with Trinity will arrive this month.
All the CPUs feature quad cores (two modules), 4MB of L2 cache, and support for DDR3 memory speeds up to 1866MHz. The chips slip into AMD's FM2 socket, which means new motherboards will be required. Overclockers will want to pay attention to the K-series models, which feature unlocked multipliers.
While the A10-5800K's 4.2GHz Boost clock is impressive, that probably won't be enough to match the CPU performance of Intel's dual-core Ivy Bridge processors. We've already seen the Core i7-3770K dominate the FX-8150, an eight-core Bulldozer part that also peaks at 4.2GHz. It seems unlikely Trinity's per-clock performance improvements will be substantial enough to close the gap.
WRC 3 Debut Trailer
SimCity Announce Trailer Insider's Look
Oooh Gawd ... I want this soo bad :)
Official GDC 2012 extended Insider's Look announce trailer for SimCity by EA Maxis. SimCity is an online city building simulation game from Maxis Studios. It is the quiessential city builder franchise that started a genre. SimCity is back and bigger than ever with a new 3D world to create and control and multi-player to play with your friends for the first time.
Rune re-released on Steam
Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger review
We review the Cooler Master CM Storm Trigger mechanical keyboard. The Trigger as released under the CM Storm branding comes with a lot of features that should be appealing to you as a gamer. For example18K gold-plated ultra-low latency USB connectors, two integrated USB 2.0 ports through a HUB.
The Trigger is also a mechanical keyboard, as such is has been equipped with Cherry Black switches. These keys have a long-lived, can withstand a good beating, the stuff you as a gamer like so much.
Check the review here.
Century CRSJ535EU3 5-Bay USB 3.0 + eSATA External HDD Enclosure
Century Japan brings you their newest 5-Bay USB 3.0 + eSATA external HDD enclosure, the CRSJ535EU3. Measuring 130mm x 260mm x 185mm and weighing 3,300g, the enclosure is equipped with both USB 3.0 and eSATA connection interfaces, a built-in 60mm cooling fan and can house a total of five 3.5-inch SATA HDDs.
The CRSJ535EU3 will begin shipping from late June for 17,800 Yen (about $225). [Century]
AMD Launches Next-Gen FirePro Graphics Card
AMD today announced immediate availability of the AMD FirePro W600 professional graphics card, the company
ARM reveals the Mali-450 graphics chip
ARM shared details about the Mali-450, a new graphics processor based on the company's Utgard architecture. The Mali-450 promises twice the performance of the Mali-400 and can be scaled up to eight cores (also twice as much).
The Mali-450, which is offered as synthesizable RTL, is intended for use in entry-level and mid-range smartphones. The core, codenamed Tyr, has a common software platform with Mali-400 and provides market-leading OpenGL ES2.0 performance.
Steve Steele, senior product manager in the media processing division, said that the Mali-450 was not simply a doubling of the multicore scalability of the Mali-400. He said that tweaks had been done to the internal graphics engines "You would get better performance from the Mali-450 but it occupies slightly more area," he said.
ARM's recommendation is that for lower graphics burdens the Mali-400 with one to four cores is used while for higher performance the Mali-450 with five to eight cores is used.
There are close links between the GPU and Cortex-based CPUs playing to ARM's strength and allowing minimum transistor count in the interface, thereby further saving energy and easing time to market.
Intel Sandy Bridge to be phased out in September
Sources at notebook players revealed to DigiTimes that Intel's Sandy Bridge processors will remain in the market until September, before being gradually phased out. The site points out that Sandy Bridge chips are still popular because they're still about $67-$100 cheaper than Ivy Bridge CPUs.
With Intel releasing its new dual-core Ivy Bridge processors, the company's Sandy Bridge processors are expected to gradually be phased out of the market starting in September, according to sources from notebook players. The sources pointed out that the phase-out of Sandy Bridge processors will trigger a new wave of PC replacement in September to meet the back-to-school demand for this year with shipments from the supply chain expected to start heating up in June.
In response, Intel said it is already shipping third generation Core processors to OEM customers and expects to see systems in the market beginning from June 24. The company expects to ship over 50% more volume of third generation Intel Core units to the market in the first two quarters of production in 2012 as compared to the first two quarters of production of Sandy Bridge in 2011.
ThermalTake uses Asetek technology for WATER2.0 Extreme cooler
Asetek announced ThermalTake has picked the WaterChill2011C CPU watercooling kit for its new Water 2.0 Extreme product.
Asetek Inc., the world leading supplier of liquid cooling for the computer industry announced today that Thermaltake has selected Asetek liquid cooling technology to enable its new WATER2.0 line of All-In-One liquid cooling products. The top of the line is the WATER2.0 Extreme product which sets new records as the world