MSI Computex Mpower on Display
Earlier today we already shared a snippet of info on MSI's upcoming Big bang MPower range of motherboards.
The MPower series will become available on both socket LGA1155 and socket LGA2011, the X79 MPower. From the looks of the motheboards are upgraded models Z77A-GD65 and X79A-GD65 (8D) yet with a stronger CPU VRM, more friendly warranties and a new black+yellow color-scheme, which is consistent with that of its Lightning series graphics cards (such as the R7970 Lightning).
I have some decent photo's of these motherboards for you guys, click on the thumbnails:
MSI Computex Graphics cards on Display
We already posted a thing or two about the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning at display on Computex. The MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning is complementing the new Mpower line of motherboards (matching colors) the new N680GTX Lightning is bound to be released this month.
The card comes with 2 GB of memory, the new Twin Frozr IV cooling solution and an Unlocked Digital Power VRM, which gives users fine control over GPU, memory, and PLL (auxiliary) power domains using Guru3D's home grown Afterburner software.
I have gathered a couple of photo's for you guys on videocard at display at the MSI booth. below some photo's of the Lightning editions of the R7970 and all new GTX 680 (whis sexy !).
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ASUS ROG MARS III spotted - dual GTX 680
Check out the dual Nvidia Kepler GK104 based MARS III, featuring an unprecedented 8GB of GDDR5 memory and a triple-fan dual slot cooler as reported by vrzone:
ASUS's ROG MARS III is decked with the trademark red and black theme of their Rampage/Maximus motherboards, and uses a triple fan heatpiped cooler within double slot form factor, a welcome change from the obtuse three-slot of their DirectCU II cards from past. There are three 8-pin PCIe connectors (implying up to a whopping 525W of power draw potential) present on the board and a red button to activate 100% fan speed for overclocking. For display outputs we get a single mini-DP port and three DVI headers. Sadly, there is only a single SLi connector which limits things up to only 4-way GPU.
The project manager on-site told us that the board we are seeing is still an early engineering sample and that they will still be making some tweaks to its PCB and cooler design before shipping sometime later this year. Since its predecessor MARS II (dual GTX 580) was one of the most expensive and elusive cards ever, we won't be too surprised if the MARS III follows suit.
ASUS ROG Launches the Maximus V Formula
Taipei, Taiwan (June 6, 2012)
ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Graphics Card
The ASUS ROG Matrix 7970 Graphics Card just reared its multi-monitor head in Asia. The ROG (Republic of Gamers) card holds a single GPU.
Armed by a 20 phase Digital VRM the card should be a little tweking marvel. Obviously we expect the card to be factory overclocked, though any information on that has not yet been disclosed. The card will get some nifty features like VGA Hotwire, TweakIT (hardware voltage-speed control using buttons, one-push fan override), ProbeIT (voltage fan-speed monitoring points). The card will have 3GB of GDDR5 graphics memory.
Corsair launches Neutron Series solid-state drives
Cprsair launches the Neutron Series solid-state drives (SSDs), the industry's first consumer SSDs to feature the LM87800 6Gb/s SSD controller from Link_A_Media Devices (LAMD). Also available in an extreme performance Neutron GTX model, the new SSDs bring professional-grade performance and reliability to PC enthusiasts, content creators, and IT professionals.
Available in capacities of 120GB, 240GB and 480GB, Neutron Series GTX SSDs are designed with toggle NAND flash memory to deliver up to a super-high 90,000 random read and write IOPs (input/output operations per second), which speeds up data-intensive tasks like video and image editing. These drives also provide superior sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 500 MB/s write, for lightning fast file access. The standard Neutron Series models, available in 120GB and 240GB capacities, provide up to 90,000 random read IOPs and 85,000 random write IOPs with sequential speeds of up to 555 MB/s read and 370 MB/s write. i
All Neutron Series models incorporate LAMD's powerful on-the-fly error correction and advanced NAND management technologies which improve the endurance of onboard flash memory, giving the SSD's enhanced reliability and durability. The Neutron Series GTX drives also include adaptive DSP technology which maintains superior performance throughout the lifetime of the SSD. Neutron Series and Neutron Series GTX models are backed with a 5 year warranty.
Neutron Series SSDs provide impressive read and write speeds with both compressed and non-compressible data regardless of file type. This is a significant advantage compared to other SSDs on the market which offer quick load times with compressible files, but get bogged down significantly when reading compressed data such as video files.
"The Neutron Series SSDs, a strategic collaboration between Corsair and LAMD, reflects the shared commitment to performance, quality, and reliability ingrained in our companies," said Thi La, Vice President of Memory Products at Corsair. "Together we've raised the standard for SSDs, and we have more exciting products on the way."
"LAMD has built our reputation engineering high-performance, high-reliability SSD controllers for mission-critical enterprise storage solutions," said Dr. Hemant Thapar, CEO of LAMD. "Now, with Corsair’s commitment to delivering innovative, high-performance SSD solutions, we are pleased to bring our advancements in SSD technology to all PC users."
The new SSDs bring broad compatibility for desktop and notebook PCs thanks to their standard 2.5
Samsung Galaxy S III review
We review the Samsung I9300 Galaxy S III, Under the motto 'three times is a charm' Samsung releases their Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone. The screen of the S3 is a McDonald's super sized 4.8" Big Mac that tops even the HTC Titan II, yes, the display screen is massive.
Will this Ice Cream Sandwich powered device be all we want it to be? Check out the review here.
Acer Aspire 7600U Windows 8 All-in-one PC
Acer today unveiled the new Aspire 7600U Windows 8 all-in-one PC at Computex 2012 in Taipei. The computer provides a 64-point capacitive multitouch Full HD display and Dolby Home Theater surround sound. Too bad, there is no further info about this new all-in-one computer. The Acer Aspire 7600U is priced at between $1,599 to $2,199.
ASUS RT-AC66U 802.11ac Wi-Fi Router
ASUS has unveiled the new RT-AC66U 802.11ac Wi-Fi router that combines dual-band Gigabit wireless with fifth generation 802.11ac Wi-Fi technology (5G WiFi). The router provides a combined 2.4GHz-5GHz bandwidth of 1.75Gbps, which is perfect for HD video streaming, video conferencing, online gaming, etc. The ASUS RT-AC66U also adopts the exclusive ASUS AiRadar signal amplification and shaping technology.
ASUS shows concept TUF series
We have a soft spot for the TUF series of SaberTooth motherboards and they certainly look okay yet the design seems a little outdated. ASUS however is showing three new design concepts for this series in the line Ammo depot (grenades and shells), then Gears of TUF, has a rustic industrial look and then there is Desert Warrior," and features a non-digital desert camo design.
Have a peek at the military themed styles and let's hope they will advance on one or more of these concepts (photo courtesy TPU):
MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning Surfaces
We will be receiving this card in a week or two as it is still in production, but the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning reared its nice head. Complementing the new Mpower line of motherboards (matching colors) the new N680GTX Lightning is bound to be released this month.
The card comes with 2 GB of memory, the new Twin Frozr IV cooling solution and an Unlocked Digital Power VRM, which gives users fine control over GPU, memory, and PLL (auxiliary) power domains using Guru3D's home grown Afterburner software. No specs jave been released just yet, but have a peek at the photo, this card looks mega-cool.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M Notebook Graphics Processor
NVIDIA today brings its next-generation NVIDIA Kepler graphics architecture to the top of the GeForce notebook GPU lineup, with the launch of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M. The fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU ever built, the GTX 680M GPU delivers unprecedented performance, incredible power efficiency and the world's most advanced gaming technology.
"The GeForce GTX 680M is the fastest mobile GPU ever, but it's more than just a speed king," said Rene Haas, vice president and general manager of the notebook business unit at NVIDIA. "It also offers an entire arsenal of next-gen gaming technology, along with Optimus technology for extended battery life."
GeForce 600M Series GPUs are built for superior performance and power efficiency. Only GeForce GPUs offer:
- Adaptive V-sync - newly developed technology for a smoother gameplay experience
- Advanced AA modes - for crisper images, including NVIDIA FXAA and new TXAA
- NVIDIA Optimus technology - enabling extra-long battery life by automatically switching on the GPU only when it is needed
- NVIDIA PhysX support - for accelerated in-game physics
- NVIDIA 3D Vision 2 technology - for bigger, brighter, more comfortable 3D gaming
- NVIDIA 3DTV Play software - for connecting notebooks to 3DTVs for the most immersive gaming experience to be had in a living room
- High-performance NVIDIA Verde notebook drivers - offering day one game support and maximum compatibility
- NVIDIA SLI technology - make the fastest notebook GPU even faster with up to double the gaming performance
- NVIDIA CUDA technology support - for high-performance GPU computing applications
"The intense focus on performance and technology engineered into the 2GB GDDR5 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680M is a perfect match for the Alienware M17x and M18x laptops," said Frank Azor, Alienware General Manager. "Whether a single graphics card on the 17x or dual GTX 680M's on the M18x, Alienware owners are going to love having this much power at their fingertips."
The Alienware M17x will be available with a GeForce GTX 680M GPU and NVIDIA Optimus technology or NVIDIA 3D Vision technology. The Alienware M18x notebook will be available with GeForce GTX 680M GPUs in single or SLI configurations before the end of the month.
The GeForce GTX 680M GPU is also available in MSI GT70 notebooks and gaming notebooks from Clevo channel partners such as Ava Direct, Maingear and Origin.
MSI Big Bang MPower Motherboard Series Detailed
The MPower series will become available on both socket LGA1155 and socket LGA2011, the X79 MPower. From the looks of the motheboards are upgraded models Z77A-GD65 and X79A-GD65 (8D) yet with a stronger CPU VRM, more friendly warranties and a new black+yellow color-scheme, which is consistent with that of its Lightning series graphics cards (such as the R7970 Lightning). Here's the skinny from TPU (we're not at Computex this year as a few weeks ago I had surgery):
The Z77 MPower packs a 16-phase CPU VRM, which is stronger than that of the Z77A-GD80. The board draws power from a 6-pin PCIe power connector, apart from the usual 24-pin ATX and 8-pin EPS, which adds electric stability to deal with high-power graphics cards. The VRM is backed by several diagnostic LEDs, and voltage measurement points. The expansion slot arrangement is carried over from the Z77A-GD65, with three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 (x8/x4/x4-capable), and four PCI-Express 2.0 x1. Its connectivity is augmented with 802.11 b/g/n WLAN and Bluetooth. Apart from these, the Z77 MPower is largely identical to the Z77A-GD65.
Next up is the X79 MPower, MSI's latest socket LGA2011 motherboard. The X79 MPower packs a 9+2 phase CPU VRM, which draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors. In terms of OC-friendly features and options it is largely similar to the Z77 MPower. Barring two additional SATA 6 Gb/s ports, 802.11 b/g/n, and Bluetooth, the X79 MPower is largely identical to the X79A-GD65 (8D). From these, one can deduce that the Z77 MPower will be priced somewhere between the Z77A-GD65 and Z77A-GD80 (which will be priced high due to its expensive Thunderbolt controller), while the X79 MPower will be priced between the X79A-GD65 (8D) and Big Bang XPower II (which is costlier due to a heavier package).
NVIDIA soft launches GeForce GT 640 at Computex
The proiduct is based on Kepler architecture and comes in 1GB and 2GB DDR3 memory models. These cards offer PCI Express 3.0 support, offering the highest data transfer speeds for the most bandwidth-hungry games and 3D applications.
Along with the Blu-Ray 3D support the GeForce GT 640 allows you to experience optimal 3D visuals at a full 1080p resolution in your home. With DX11 support, Palit GeForce GT 640 also upgrade the editing of your photos and HD videos, and level-up your web experience with the new generation of GPU-accelerated browsers which enables a faster loading time.
- GeForce GT 640
- 384 processor cores
- Engine clock: 900 MHz
- 2GB DDR3 memory
- Memory clock: 1782 MHz
- 128-bit memory interface
- DVI-I, DVI-D, and mini-HDMI outputs
- PCI Express 3.0 interface
- NVIDIA SMX architecture
- NVIDIA Surround ready
- NVIDIA Adaptive Vertical Sync
- DirectX 11 technology & Shader Model 5.0
- OpenGL 4.2 compatible
- Hardware-accelerated Full HD video playback
- Blu-ray 3D ready
- Loss-less audio bitstream capable
- TrackMania 2 Canyon 3-Day Game Pass included
With the latest NVIDIA technologies including Adaptive Vertical Sync and FXAA technologies, Palit GeForce GT 640 can accelerate your desktop
Kingston 2666MHz HyperX T1 DDR3 kits
Kingston introduces a new line of HyperX DDR3 dual-channel memory kits, with the fastest model offering a clockspeed of 2666MHz.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping HyperX