Take a look at this very interesting game concept developed by People can Fly with Epic Games Unreal Engine 3, called "BulletStorm", the premise is simple stranded on an abandoned paradise and... that's it ! the rest is: Time to break out the awesome. Well judging by the trailer, graphics appears to be good, game appears to be dull as hell, but, time will tell, maybe it's fun. Check out the home website here.
NVIDIA Hair and Island Tech Demos available
NVIDIA release two new technology demo's, showcased at the GeForce GTX 470 and 480 release.
The first one is Real-time Hair Rendering on the GPU. Simulating and rendering realistic hair with tens of thousands of strands is something that until recently was prohibitively expensive for real-time use.
The second demo is the Island Demo. This demo includes water with realistic and physically simulated waves.
Both demos (island and hair) are based on hardware tessellation. If you have a DX11 class NVIDIA graphics cards, go have a peek.
Portal is FREE until May 24
Do I have to remind you that Steam is giving it's Portal game totally FREE until May 24?, there are a few days left, If you have a steam account or if you don't have to, go there and sign in and download Portal now, this is your chance to have the complete game for free.
Mushkin Enhanced Callisto Solid State Drive
Memory ODM Mushkin Enhanced announced today the release of a new solid state drive series, Callisto. The Callisto Series further underlines Mushkin Enhanced's commitment to the exciting and burgeoning solid state drive segment.
"The Callisto SSDs continue Mushkin Enhanced's tradition of high-performance, high-reliability flash storage products and we're very pleased with the performance and responsiveness this product provides. We're confident the Callisto will not only meet the expectations of the market, but exceed them." - Brian Flood, Mushkin Enhanced director of product development. Boasting read speeds of up to 285MB/s and write speeds of up to an impressive 275MB/s, the Callisto series is equipped with the industry-acclaimed Sandforce SF-1200 controller. The Callisto Solid State Drive is available immediately online at the Mushkin Enhanced website as well as our other online partners, and is backed by a 3-year warranty and an industry-leading support staff.
- MKNSSDCL60GB - 60GB Callisto SSD
- MKNSSDCL120GB - 120GB Callisto SSD
- MKNSSDCL240GB - 240GB Callisto SSD
Scythe Kaze Master Pro Series Fan Controllers
Scythe expands their Kaze Master Fan Controller Series by two new High-End models. New Kaze Master Pro models are available as a 5.25 inch and a 3.5 inch version. Compared to standard versions, new Kaze Master Pro 5.25 supports two additional fans as well as temperature channels. This allows users to control 6 fans in total in a voltage range of 3.7 to 12 Volts as well as to monitor 6 temperature sensors. Furthermore, it utilizes a new all black chassis giving it a unified high quality look.
You receive some feedback like fan RPM and temperature from the VF-Display (Vacuum Fluorescent Display) which allows users to monitor two channels at the same time. Build-in turn-switches allow users to change among 6 channels. Nevertheless, fan speed can be adjusted separately using the 6 rotary potentiometer in the front panel of Kaze Master Pro 5.25.
New Kaze Master Pro 3.5 is the smaller version for 3.5 inch bay allowing users to control up to 4 fans as well as to monitor 4 temperature sensors. Build-in VF-Display shows fan speed and temperature of one of the four channels at the same time. A small button on the left of the unit allows switching between the channels. Using the rotary potentiometer in the front panel, users can individually adjust the fan speed at anytime. Both Kaze Master Pro models are equipped with the alarm feature which will warn users when critical temperatures are reached or one of the fans fails during its duty.
Kaze Master Pro 5.25 (KM03-BK) is available for 29.25 EU (excl. VAT) or 45.00 USD (excl. TAX). Smaller model Kaze Master Pro 3.5 (KM03-BK-3.5) is available for 21.00 EU (excl. VAT) or 36.00 USD (excl. TAX).
Shipments of ASUS EeeKeyboard start
The Eee Keyboard is just what it sounds like
Phenom II X4 960T cancelled for retail/e-tail
Word on the web is that the unannounced AMD Phenom II X4 960T cancelled for retail/e-tail.
AMD has notified the press that its Phenom II X4 960T, which is known for its ability to unlock to a fully fledged six core processor , will not reach retail/on-line stores, however it will still be available as an OEM- only part.
The dream of having a six core 45nm thuban-based CPU for the same price as a quad core has been shattered by AMD, and honestly we can't blame them. This is mainly down to the bad publicity that AMD received when they released the X3 CPU's that had problems unlocking, even though AMD made it clear to all users that the unlock was at their own risk not AMD's. Can't really blame them for that, can we? If you happen to get a processor that can unlock cores, then you are one of the lucky ones.
Some consumers may be especially heartbroken at this news, considering the overclocking track record that distinguished the 960T a while back. Specifically, a sample was pushed to a clock speed of 4.2 GHz, which is significant for a chip whose base clock is of 3.0GHz. The other side-effect of this development is that the high-end motherboards that boasted of possessing a core-unlocking technology capable of enhancing this CPU will lose a major part of their charm.
Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard
Xonar Xense Soundcard Preview
Working together with Sennheiser, ASUS has developed soundcard-headset combo Xonar Xense. While most PC gamers suffer from miniscule headphone output, Xonar Xense pumps out a monstrous 7Vrms power through a built-in headphone amp. This brings out every audio nuance in games, movies and music, optimizing sound positioning and audio dynamics.
According to ASUS Games come to life in startling 118dB sound clarity, supporting EAX, DirectSound, Dolby technology and many other standards. Though still under NDA, here at Guru3D we can bring you a Xonar Xense Soundcard Preview - There has been a lot of fanfare surrounding this card. Although it seems there are some pictures of a static model from a recent hardware show, the Guru3D Audio Lab wanted to wait until the design was solidified and we could have a listen and look over a working card ourselves.
Check out this small exclusive preview right here.
KFA2 (Galaxy) GeForce GTX 470
KFA2 (Galaxy) GeForce GTX 470 - Worlds first Custom GTX 470 !
Some AIBs out there figured that they can design a better solution then what NVIDIA is offering. As such we slowly started seeing announcements from names like Plait, Galaxy and others recently that as stated where working on custom PCBs and customized coolers to make the GeForce GTX series 400 much more attractive products.
The most extreme example definitely comes from the premises of Galaxy Technology, they have released a new series graphics card under the label KFA2 (Karte For Action 2). KFA2 is Galaxy's premium line of graphics cards, keep an eye and an ear out for that as this really will be an interesting brand. We test their jet-fighter styled GeForce GTX 470, and OMG we are impressed.
Check out the Guru3D review right here.
Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming NIC
Bigfoot Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer line of gaming networks cards, today announced Killer 2100, its next-generation network interface card (NIC) for online gaming. Killer 2100 combines elements of speed, intelligence and control demanded by gamers with major throughput and latency enhancements and an innovative and easy-to-use software interface. Killer 2100 epitomizes blazing speed and maximum performance as the fastest Gigabit NIC on the planet for gamers.
At the heart of Killer 2100 is Bigfoot Networks' groundbreaking Game Networking DNA technology, comprised of a dedicated network processor (NPU), Advanced Game Detect, Windows stack bypass, Visual Bandwidth Control and other optimizations designed to deliver the best online gaming experience possible. Game Networking DNA accelerates latency-sensitive game traffic while reducing stuttering, freezing and other symptoms of lag, giving online gamers a competitive edge.
Using the Gaming Network Efficiency test, a new benchmark that measures network latency during gaming scenarios, Killer 2100 clocked in at more than ten times faster than standard network interfaces on multicore gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards. The additional speed provided by Killer 2100 means players can achieve quicker response times, better in-game performance and higher scores.
Killer 2100 is a plug-and-play solution that enables gamers at every level of experience to improve their online gaming with minimal setup. But for those who want to tune their PC, Killer 2100 offers powerful tools for monitoring and optimizing network performance. Visual Bandwidth Control provides real-time feedback about how Internet bandwidth is used on a per-application basis, making it easy for gamers to limit or block network-hungry applications. The Online Gaming PC Monitor feature gives players at-a-glance graphical displays and detailed logging so that they can track performance statistics such as CPU usage, memory usage and frame rate along with networking activity.
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- PCIe interface (x1 form factor)
- 400 MHz dedicated network processor
- 128 MB DDR2 RAM
- Performance-inspired housing
- Advanced Game Detect
- Visual Bandwidth Control
- Online Gaming PC Monitor
- Windows network stack bypass
- Optimized for use with voice chat applications
- Support for Windows 7, Vista & XP 32
Uber Green MSI geForce GT 220
It is not exactly the spicy videocard you want in your PC for gaming, but MSI released the N220GT-MD1G Green Version, the new video card, as its name implies, is focused on power efficiency. Since such low-profile cards usually end up in HTPCs or other types of small form-factor computers (like nettops), they make a point of consuming as little power and producing as little noise as possible.
The MSI GT220 does not use a passive cooler, which means makes us think its power consumption is not quite as low as it could have been. On the other hand, the GPU itself consumes 17% less energy than the reference 40nm GT216 chip and the cooler has a very low sound output. This will greatly contribute to immersion during the playback of multimedia files.
The new MSI N220GT-MD1G Green Version has 48 processing cores, 1GB of DDR2 memory running at 800MHz, a shader frequency of 1360MHz and the GPU set at 625Mhz. As for the feature set, the card supports CUDA, PhysX, DirectX 10.1 and it has a memory interface of 128 bits.
The video board may connect to a display via DVI and HDMi connectors. An actual official announcement hasn't exactly been made, which is why it isn't completely clear when the new device will start selling. According to tcmagazine, however, MSI's product should end up priced at under 60 Euro.
Danger Den's GTX 470 Waterblock
The DD-GTX470 waterblock is also almost ready to start shipping. As its name implies, the waterblock is designed for the reference GeForce GTX 470 adapter. It has a copper base and a translucent
Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 nettopdoes 1080p HD
What a funky little gimp, Lenovo introduced the IdeaCentre Q150, a new nettop with the Intel Atom D410 (single-core) or D510 (dual-core) and NVIDIA's first-gen ION. The system has a width of only 21mm and is capable of playing 1080p HD video. Other features include Windows 7, WiFi, HDMI and USB 2.0. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 will be available next month starting at $249.
If your idea of fun is tricking out your living room entertainment center, then the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is the perfect solution. At just 0.82 inches wide and 6.7 inches high, the Q150 enhances the living room entertainment experience and can fit into just about any small space in the home. The Q150 is an affordable nettop PC that can be connected to a TV or monitor, or even mounted behind with the VESA bracket to create a virtual all-in-one. Featuring an optional NVIDIA
Microsoft May 2010 Security Bulletin Release
Bulletin MS10-030 resolves a vulnerability affecting Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail that an attacker could exploit by compromising a mail server, hosting a malicious mail server, or performing a man-in-the-middle attack to intercept communications between the client and the server.
Bulletin MS10-031 fixes a hole in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) that could allow an attacker to remotely run code if a host application opens and passes a malicious file to the VBA runtime environment. The update resolves the problem by changing the way VBA searches for ActiveX Controls are embedded in documents.
Street Fighter Beginings End
Wow!, not one but two high quality street fighter's fan short videos in this short ammount of time!, this game must had been hit really hard on gamers, just take a look at this one, also with excellent special effects. This characters are from the Alpha Series.
NZXT Releases Vulcan Micro ATX Chassis
CoreTemp 0.99.6.1 Released
Fixed in version 0.99.6.1:
- Overheating protection.
- Incorrect detection of some Intel and AMD processors.
- Layout problems with AMD Phenom series and newer processors.
- Intel processor speed detection displays extremely high numbers.