PowerColor PCS+ HD7870
Taipei, Taiwan Mar. 5th,, 2012 -- TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today introduces the HD7800 series graphics solution and an overclocking edition, PCS+ HD7870, available at the same time. Equipped with new 28nm GCN architecture, PowerColor HD7800 series delivers cutting-edge efficiency and extraordinary performance with the support for vivid DirectX
AMD Radeon HD 7850 and 7870 review
We review the AMD Radeon HD 7850 and 7870. These two new mid-range cards are going to shift the dynamics in the graphics arena alright, as the entire package including performance is very impressive for the 7800 series. A product series that is to replace the 6800-series performance-wise, it is based on AMD's 28nm process and of course the latest Graphics Core Next GPU architecture.
AMD is going to fill the 250 to 250 USD segment with two products perfectly capable of battling with the GeForce GTX 570 and GTX 580. Read our review right here.
Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3 Z77 Motherboard
Check out the Gigabyte G1.Sniper 3, based on the LGA1155 platform it makes use of the Z77 chipset.
The motherboard can carry up to four graphics cards in 4-way CrossFire/SLI configurations. The G1.Sniper 3 is ready for 4-way action with the latest PCIe Gen. 3.0 graphics cards. The socket LGA1155 CPU is powered by a 15-phase VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3 memory. Expansion slots include four PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x16/NC/x16/NC; x16/NC/x8/x8; x8/x8/x8/x8); two PCI-Express 2.0 x1 (wired to the PCH), and one legacy PCI. We spot six SATA 6 Gb/s ports (two from the PCH, four from additional controllers), four SATA 3 Gb/s, and one mSATA 6 Gb/s.
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GK104 PCB Pictured Leaks onto web
Asian website chiphell have what they claim to be a picture of the GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) reference PCB shot.
The card is equipped with a 5-phase NVVDC configuration, as detailed in an older article. It also confirms that the GK104 has a 256-bit wide memory interface, with likely 2 GB standard memory amount.
While the PCB is green in color, it's obiously an early engineering sample. The final product (branded GeForce GTX 680 / GTX 670 Ti) will likely have a black-colored one.
It's a bit of a weird photo with stuff chopped off, but have a peek.
ASRock Z77 lineup leaked onto web
Details of some of ASRock's upcoming Z77 motherboards appeared on the web, you can expect to see the H77M, H77 Pro4/MVP, Z77 Pro4, Z77 Pro4-M, Z77 Extreme4, Z77 Extreme6, Fatal1ty Z77 Professional and Fatal1ty Z77 Professional-M. The last three of those models have made appearances on various websites and the Z77 Extreme6 has been extensively detailed as you can see below. Vrzone:
For starters it has three x16 PCI Express ready slots, of which the first two are PCI Express 3.0 slots that will operate in dual x8 mode when both slots are in use. It's not clear as to what the third slot is, but presumably we're looking at a x4 slot here. The board also has a PCI Express x1 slot, two PCI slots and a mini card PCI Express slot
Gigabyte G1.Sniper mATX spotted
Check out Gigabyte's G1.Sniper M3, an upcoming mATX edition that shares some of the features of the G1.Sniper 3. You can check it out over here. The G1.Sniper M3 starts off with a pair of x16 PCI Express 3.0 slots, albeit both slots would as usual operate in dual x8 mode when used with a pair of graphics cards. The board also has a x16 PCI Express 2.0 slot, although it only has four lanes connected via the chipset, as well as a x1 PCI Express 2.0 slot. You only get two SATA 6Gbps and three SATA 3Gbps ports.
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CPU-Z 1.6 Download
CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 cache information, location, size, speed, and technology.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
* Name and number.
* Core stepping and process.
* Core voltage.
* Internal and external clocks, clock multiplier.
* Supported instructions sets.
* Cache information.
* Vendor, model and revision.
* BIOS model and date.
* Chipset (northbridge and southbridge) and sensor.
* Graphic interface.
* Frequency and timings.
* Module(s) specification using SPD (Serial Presence Detect) : vendor, serial number, timings table.
* Windows and DirectX version.
We also updated the HWMonitor 1.19 download which got updated to 1.19 recently as well. Download that software here.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III DSLR announced
The new model, positioned between the EOS 5D Mark II and Canon
AMD Catalyst 12.x 8.96 February 28
This is the latest AMD Catalyst Package from the 8.96 branch with a build date of February 28th. There's no further information available just yet. For Windows Vista an 7 32 and 64-bit
Driver Packaging Version: 8.96-120228m-134331E-ATI
2D Driver Version: 8.01.01.1243
Direct3D Version: 7.14.10.0903
OpenGL Version: 18.104.22.16816
Catalyst Control Center Version: 2012.0228.2021.36392
You can discuss the drivers here.
Guru3D download mirrors here.
Corsair Vengeance K90 review
We review the Corsair Vengeance K90 keyboard. The K90 has everything the K60 has in terms of the overall basis and concept, but it adds some more features. Adjustable backlit keys, a bucket load of function 'G' keys that can be programmed as macro and a keyboard wide wrest rest all in all making the K90 superior towards the K60 in a couple of ways.
Read the article right here.
Kepler will be Unbeatable: NVIDIA
a Facebook wall post by NVIDIA Italy, which reads (in Italian, of course):
Aspettando Kepler... pazienza, pazienza, pazienza che il momento giusto arriver
ASRock Z77 Extreme6 Motherboard Detailed
Z77 motherboards are to be reelased on April 8, with Ivy Bridge processors a few months later. Still, the motherboards can house a Sandy bridge processor as well. Below you can see a ASRock Z77 Extreme6 motherboard, the top of the tine product from Asrock.
It comes with the black and gold styling . The LGA1155 CPU socket is powered by a 12-phase DigiPower VRM. It is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots, supporting dual-channel DDR3 memory speeds with over DDR3-2800 MHz speeds by overclocking. Expansion slots include two PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x8/x8 when both populated), wired to the CPU; one PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (electrical x4), wired to the PCH; a PCI-Express 2.0 x1; a mini-PCIe 2.0 x1 (wireless network cards, etc.); and two legacy PCI slots.
G.SKILL shatters the memory frequency world record 3736MHz
On 27th February 2012, the highest DDR3 memory frequency record was smashed again by the well-known Swiss overclocker, Christian Ney. Using G.SKILL extreme RipjawsZ memory kit, Christian Ney has achieved the astonishing score of DDR3 3736MHz with 4GB high capacity memory stick.
Apple iPad 3 16/32GB and iPad 2 8GB March 7
Apple will introduce 16GB and 32GB iPad 3 tablets on March 7, as well as a cheaper iPad 2 with just 8GB of storage capacity.
In addition to iPad 3, Apple is also expected to unveil an 8GB iPad 2, allowing the tablet PC series to cover different segments and to defend against Windows 8-based tablet PCs, the sources noted.
Since Apple has put high hopes on its new iPad 3 and has been aggressively placing orders, iPad 3 shipments in the first quarter of 2012 are expected to double from original estimates.
The iPad 3 is expected to have a 9.7-inch Full HD QXGA panel with a resolution of 2048 by 1536 (264dpi) and its backlight module will adopt two LED light bars.
MSI GT780DX gaming laptop at 4.16GHz
MSI introduces the GT780DX, a new gaming laptop with a Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition processor that promises a 4.16GHz clockspeed with overclocking.
Have you ever seen a high-performance notebook computer packing Intel's top-of-the-line Core i7 Extreme Edition with overclocking that blazes along at more than 4GHz? Have you ever experienced the superfast performance of a quad core gaming laptop that transfers files in less than half the time? Only the MSI GT780DX laptop, on display for a limited time, supports the Core i7 Extreme Edition, the fastest in the industry, to give you extreme system performance and cooling capabilities.
World-record smashing 4.16GHz clock speed
During Europe's Dreamhack late last year, MSI held its "Beat It!" video gaming competition and computer exhibition. MSI showed a number of MSI GT780DX gaming laptops all packing Intel's smoking limited edition Core i7-2920XM Extreme Edition processor. In this, the first dynamic demonstration of the processor in notebook computers on the market, these top-end laptops broke the 4GHz overclocking barrier. With Dreamhack over, MSI's GT780DX with Intel Core i7 Extreme Edition can be seen in activities spotlighting laptops organized by Intel and MSI in other countries. The GT780DX displayed at Dreamhack outperformed laptops with Core i7-2630QM by more than 50%!
Not only does the limited edition GT780DX zip along at 4.16GHz, when you compare it to notebooks with Core i7-2630QM, tests show that CPU performance increases by at least 43%. The CPU calculates "Super PI 32MB" a minimum of 52% faster which is very helpful for decimal number and complex multifunction calculations. For example, the time required to compress a 1GB file drops from 3 minutes 6 seconds to 2 minutes 9 seconds
Intel released Ivy Bridge-Core i5's & Core i7 specs
In a very weird move Intel today released all details on their upcoming Ivy Bridge based processors. The processors still use the Core i3, i5 en i7 branding yet names this the '3rd generation Core processors'.
The biggest changes are to be found in the die shrink and thus the move from 32nm towards 22nm. The graphics performance of the IGP will be slightly better and Intel's Turbo boost technology revision 2.0 is used.
Intel released the specs of the Core i5 and Core i7 desktop and mobile processor, Core i3 still is TBA.
Intel has been delaying Ivy Bridge because of problems in the 22nm node. You may expect the Core i5 and I7 processors around June 2012. An exact date is yet to be announced though.
The tables below show specs partially know and leaked a while ago, but these are now official from Intel. Also the documents make not of an U model with flexible TDP selector, to be controlled by OEMs in 17W, 14W and 25W. Here's an overview. Read the docs here.
|i7-3770K||4/8||3,5GHz (3,9GHz)||HD 4000||8MB||77W|
|i7-3770||4/8||3,4GHz (3,9GHz)||HD 4000||8MB||77W|
|i7-3770S||4/8||3,1GHz (3,9GHz)||HD 4000||8MB||65W|
|i7-3770T||4/8||2,5GHz (3,7GHz)||HD 4000||8MB||45W|
|i5-3570||4/4||3,4GHz (3,8GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||77W|
|i5-3570K||4/4||3,4GHz (3,8GHz)||HD 4000||6MB||77W|
|i5-3570S||4/4||3,1GHz (3,8GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||65W|
|i5-3570T||4/4||2,3GHz (3,3GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||45W|
|i5-3550||4/4||3,3GHz (3,7GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||77W|
|i5-3550S||4/4||3GHz (3,7GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||65W|
|i5-3475S||4/4||2,9GHz (3,6GHz)||HD 4000||6MB||65W|
|i5-3470||4/4||3,2GHz (3,6GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||77W|
|i5-3470T||2/4||2,9GHz (3,6GHz)||HD 2500||3MB||35W|
|i5-3450||4/4||3,1GHz (3,5GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||77W|
|i5-3450S||4/4||2,9GHz (3,5GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||65W|
|i5-3330||4/4||3GHz (3,2GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||77W|
|i5-3330S||4/4||2,7GHz (3,2GHz)||HD 2500||6MB||65W|
|i7-3667U||2/4||2GHz (3,1GHz)||HD 4000||4MB||17W|
|i7-3615QM||4/8||2,3GHz (3,3GHz)||HD 4000||6MB||45W|
|i7-3612QM||4/8||2,1GHz (3,1GHz)||HD 4000||6MB||35W|
|i7-3610QM||4/8||2,3GHz (3,3GHz)||HD 4000||6MB||45W|
|i7-3520M||2/4||2,9GHz (3,6GHz)||HD 4000||4MB||35W|
|i7-3517U||2/4||3GHz (3GHz)||HD 4000||4MB||17W|
|i5-3427U||2/4||1,8GHz (2,8GHz)||HD 4000||3MB||17W|
|i5-3360M||2/4||2,8GHz (3,5GHz)||HD 4000||3MB||35W|
|i5-3320M||2/4||2,6GHz (3,3GHz)||HD 4000||3MB||35W|
|i5-3317U||2/4||1,7GHz (2,6GHz)||HD 4000||3MB||17W|
|i5-3210M||2/4||2,5GHz (3,1GHz)||HD 4000||3MB||35W|