OCZ Indilinx ''Arowana'' Flash Translation Layer
OCZ Technology Group unveiled the Arowana Flash Translation Layer (FTL) from Indilinx. Supporting both existing and upcoming Indilinx controllers, this firmware subset dramatically improves performance and enterprise capabilities and enables SSD suppliers to deploy cost-effective 2xnm NAND flash memory.
"We are always driving to add more value for our clients, and the exciting new Arowana Flash Translation Layer delivers both major performance and feature-set enhancements," commented Daryl Lang, VP of Product Management at OCZ Technology Group. "Arowana not only boosts IOPS performance by up to 500%, but does so with the support of the industry's latest 2xnm flash technology, making Indilinx solutions now more competitive than ever."
The revolutionary new Arowana FTL enhances performance of Indilinx controllers with HyperQueuing, which significantly increases sequential write speeds and random IOPS over the previous generation FTL. In addition, Arowana's support of 2xnm flash provides SSD suppliers with the ability to offer end users a more attractive product with lower cost NAND components. The new Arowana FTL also maximizes the life of low endurance flash with INXtend
SteelSeries 5HV2 Medal of Honor Headset
SteelSeries announced the availability of licensed headsets for Electronic Arts
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveal Trailer
Duke Nukem Forever Gone Gold
It is official, it leaves vaporware status .. it's gone gold (to fabs for production), Yes quite hard to believe actually it's now official.
2K Games and Gearbox Software are proud to announce that Duke Nukem Forever
Ghost Recon Online Announced
Ubisoft sent out a press release announcing the development of Tom Clancy
AMD releases two new FirePro cards
AMD today introduced the newest generation of professional graphics cards
HWiNFO32 version 3.80
HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are targeted to recognize and extract the most possible amount of information about computer's hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufactures, system integrators and technical experts too.
HWiNFO32 v3.80 - Released on: May-24-2011:
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS RAMPAGE III BLACK EDITION.
Fixed voltage monitoring on Gigabyte P4x/G4x series.
Improved support of AMD Bulldozer.
Added support of National Semiconductor LM93, LM94/LM96194 and LM96080
Added support of National Semiconductor LM95213, LM95214, LM95221,
LM95231, LM95233, LM95234, LM95235, LM95241, LM95245, LM96163 hardware
Added support of uPI uP6208 VR on GPU.
Several minor updates and bug fixes.
Added hyperlinks to major components for direct product info, driver
download and search.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS SABERTOOTH 990FX.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on GIGABYTE Z68X series.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8Z68 and P8B WS series.
Updated reporting of BIOS date of EFI-capable machines.
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8H67-M LE.
Enhanced P.I.ROM reporting.
Added nVidia GeForce GTX 560 (GF110, GF114), GeForce GT 545 (GF116).
Enhanced sensor monitoring on ECS A890GXM-A2.
Added monitoring of Intel 55x0/7500 IOH temperature.
Improved recognition of AMD SB8xx/9xx/Hudson chipsets.
Added nVidia GeForce 410M and GeForce GTX 560M.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - May 2011
The rig of the Month May 2011 is not a typical beautiful PC, in fact it's the opposite of what we showed you last month. A lot of money was spend on this Rig to get Ronnie Hara his most extreme build ever, supporting AMD ATI Eyefinity. Meet the PC of Ronnie Hara, 30 years of age with his beast.
Check out some of that dark matter right here.
ECS Black Series A990FXM-A Motherboard Photo
And yet another AMD 990FX motherboard surfaces, check out the ECS Black Series A990FXM-A.
Again we spot four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel DDR3-1866, DDR3-2133 MHz by overclocking.
Card slots include three PCI-Express 2.0 x16 (x16/NC/x16 or x16/x8/x8), supporting NVIDIA 3-way SLI and AMD CrossFireX. Other expansion slots include two PCI-E x1 and a PCI. We spot six internal SATA 6 Gb/s from the southbridge, and a third-party SATA/IDE controller that gives out an internal IDE connector and two eSATA 3 Gb/s ports.
Much like all other 990FX motherboards we see 8+2 channel HD audio, dual gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports. Check the photo.
Texas Memory Systems 900 GB Gorilla RamSan PCI-E SSD
The RamSan-70 "Gorilla" is a high-performance, half-length PCIe card with 900 GB of usable SLC Flash capacity. Delivering 330K IOPS and 2 GB/s of bandwidth, it offers higher performance and greater capacity than any other half-length SLC Flash PCIe card.
Texas Memory Systems, Inc. (TMS), maker of The World's Fastest Storage, introduces the new high-performance RamSan-70, a 900-GB half-length PCIe card featuring Toshiba's newest 32nm SLC Flash. The RamSan-70 carries on Texas Memory Systems' tradition of delivering a complete integrated RamSan storage solution on a single board.
The RamSan-70 is the first product powered by Texas Memory Systems' new Series-7 Flash Controller. Based on high-performance Xilinx FPGAs and a PowerPC processor, the Series-7 Flash Controller handles all Flash management functions without impacting the host CPU. It incorporates patented Texas Memory Systems reliability technology, yielding an expected lifespan of 6-10 years. Its proprietary enterprise-level reliability features include chip-level RAID and an advanced ECC algorithm, correcting more errors than required by the manufacturer.
The Series-7 Flash Controller is field-upgradable, ensuring that Texas Memory Systems customers will always have the best performance and latest features. The Series-7 Flash Controller, combined with Toshiba 32nm SLC Flash, provides the enterprise-level performance and reliability customers expect from The World's Best Flash Storage.
"IT managers are always looking for ways to increase I/O performance, reduce latency, and improve overall system efficiency," said Jeff Janukowicz, Research Manager for Solid State Storage Technology at IDC. "A PCIe Flash SSD, such as Texas Memory Systems' RamSan-70, can solve many of these issues for IT managers and delivers a cost-effective solution for most demanding enterprise applications."
Designed specifically for the OEM market, the RamSan-70 is the ideal in-server storage solution for data warehousing, enterprise resource planning (ERP), sophisticated data acquisition, scientific computing, and web content.
"The RamSan-70 establishes new capacity and performance standards for direct-attached storage customers," said Dan Scheel, President of Texas Memory Systems. "With this next generation of PCIe SSD innovation, we will continue engineering The World's Fastest Storage for the full spectrum of customers."
AMD Bulldozer, Llano prices hit the web
AMD has started shipping its Llano APUs to notebook clients and will begin to market the APUs to channels in July 2011, according to sources from notebook makers.
AMD targets to ship one million notebook-use Llano APUs in June, 1.5 million in July, and a total of 8-9 million for the whole of 2011, revealed the sources, citing AMD's internal estimates. If the shipment goals are realized, AMD will be able to boost its share in the notebook CPU segment to 15% by the end of the year, the sources commented.
Additionally, AMD will also launch six Llano and four Bulldozer APUs for desktops.
Game releases for the coming week May 23 May 30
This week sees the global release of the latest instalment in Codemaster
JEDEC to feature new mobile memory standards
JEDEC will highlight new and upcoming mobile memory standards UFS, LPDDR3 and WideIO in a series of events in China, Taiwan and Korea in June 2011.
Memory technology for mobile devices, a critical focus for today
Action Half-Life 2 v.2 Released
XFX Triple Display Monitor Stand
Good gawd it is expensive at 399 EUR / 439 USD but XFX launched a Triple Display Monitor Stand. This product is designed to support up to three displays of up to 24", the height, angle and rotation can all be adjusted and the device offers two USB 2.0 plus audio ports for hooking up your gaming gear. Height, angle and rotation can be adjusted to the gamers needs and delivers further functionality via 2 USB2.0 ports and audio jacks for hooking up your favourite headset.
Go check the photo's ..
The Silencio 550 from Cooler Master
Merging style and silence with strength, Cooler Master ushers in a new era of silent towers by introducing their newest case: The Silencio 550. Enveloped in a cool-black steel case, this new case holds the capacity to support the most demanding computing configuration. Fronted by a mirrored high-gloss panel, the finish is enriched with the class and elegance only embraced by Cooler Master products.
The dominating part of the Silencio 550 is, as the name already suggests, the very low sound it produces when the case is turned on. Insulated with silencing foam padding internally on both sides cancels the noise made by the slight reverberations of the fans and the whirrs and clicks of hard drives. Combine this with a solid-steel unshakable frame, shiftless rubber feet and two Cooler Master low noise fans and you will get a chassis which you will hardly hear when it is on; perfect for those who value peace and quiet as a must in the computing environment.
Beneath the Silencio 550
Gigabyte ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Laser Mouse
Gigabyte is pleased to announce a Long-lasting Wireless Laser Mouse -- ECO600. As the name suggests, ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Mouse offers a long battery life of up to 12 months.
The long-lasting battery life not only helps you saving time and money for batteries replacement, but also a practical environment-friendly way for energy saving! Along with precise laser tracking, 2.4GHz wireless technology, and portable Nano receiver, ECO600 enables 10 meters efficient working distance. It also features ergonomically designed shape with soft rubber grip, and 3-stage blue LED indicator changing along the on-the-fly 1600/1200/ 800 adjustable resolution. There is a blinking indicator light that allows you to know when the battery goes low. Bring GIGABYTE ECO600 Long-lasting Wireless Mouse home with you, and you will be free from worrying about limited battery life!
- 2.4GHz laser tracking engine
- Long-lasting battery life up to 12 months
- On-the-fly 800/1200/1600 adjustable resolution with 3-stage blue LED indicator
- Five programmable buttons
- Portable Nano receiver
MSI Z68A-GD80 motherboard review
So, today a closer look at Z68 technology and of course we'll review a unit, the Z68 motherboard tested, reviewed and spanked comes from MSI. We'll test their Z68A-GD80 motherboard.
A sincerely cool looking motherboard that is equipped with the latest gadgets, features and obviously that Z68 chipset. Have a peek at the motherboard, and then let's head onwards into the review.
Check out the review right here.