AMD Radeon HD 7970 to get GHz edition
More and more rumors surface that AMD may be preparing to launch a GHz edition of its Radeon HD 7970. Current stock models are clocked at 925MHz, but recent chips seem to be able to hit 1.25GHz without struggling.
According to Australian site Atomic MPC, the company has revealed that the manufacturing process of its next-gen GPUs has improved to the point where the same average voltages can yield much higher clock speeds. Recent chips can reach 1.25GHz without struggling, which means a conservative "GHz Edition" of the 7970 can now safely be rolled out, of course with scope for much higher overclocking on third-party boards with more robust coolers. By the time the battle between Red and Green reaches full-swing, it might not be so easy to call a winner.
The new HD 7970 GHz Edition will come with reference core clock speed of 1050 MHz.
Pioneer BDR-2207: 128 Gigabytes on a single Blu-ray disk
Pioneer Electronics (USA) Inc. has unveiled the BDR-2207, Pioneer's most powerful and full-featured drive. The internal SATA drive can read and write to all BDXL disc formats, including BD-R and BD-RE triple-layer 100GB media, BD-R quad-layer 128GB media, as well as conventional recordable Blu-ray Disc (single-layer 25GB media and dual-layer 50GB media).
In addition, the drive features PowerRead and Pioneer's PureRead2, Auto Quiet mode, QuickStart, and Peak Power Reducer technologies. Set to be released this month for a suggested retail price of 99,99 US dollars, the BDR-2207 package also includes programs made by software company Cyberlink to watch 2D and 3D movies (PowerDVD 10 BD3D), edit or author user-made video clips (PowerDirector 9) and backup personal files (Power2Go 7).
Wicked Lasers Makes A Real Star Wars Lightsaber (Sort Of)
Arma 3 - New Interview with Gameplay
OCZ Vertex 4 SSD revisited with FW 1.4RC review
We revisit the OCZ Vertex 4 256 and 512GB SSD review, this time with Firmware 1.4 which makes the drives much faster. Armed with a new Indilinx Everest 2 controller this SSD is advertised as one of the fastest on the block with screaming IOPs performance. Lets have a look shall we ?
Check the article right here.
Price of NAND Flash Continues to Fall
NAND flash contract prices are dropping at an alarming rate. That
Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 And B540p All-in-one PCs
Lenovo has recently released the IdeaCentre A720 and B540p all-in-one computers in Japan and other Asian countries. Both all-in-one computers feature an 8GB DDR3 RAM, a 1TB hard disk drive, an nVidia GeForce GT 630M graphics card, a Blu-ray drive and a webcam.
The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 is equipped with a 27-inch multitouch display (10-finger support) and a 2.3GHz Intel Core i7-3610QM processor, while the Lenovo IdeaCentre B540p has a 23-inch multitouch display (10-finger support) and a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor. The Lenovo IdeaCentre A720 and B540p all-in-one computers are priced at $1,995 and $1,620, respectively.
Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio SoundRing Wireless Speaker
Amazon has started selling the Philips DS3881W/37 Fidelio SoundRing wireless speaker for $299.95. Thespeaker adopts Apple
Azure Android 4.0 ICS Tablet
Experience the all new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system with Chinavasion
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - Bodarks Trailer
Skyrim modded sports CGI quality graphics
Max Payne 3 NightClub Scene
Teclast A12 Android Tablet
Check out this newly released Android tablet from Teclast, the A12. Powered by a 1.5GHz ARM Cortex-A10 processor, the device packs a 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 capacitive multi-touch display, a Mali-400 GPU, a 1GB DDR3 RAM, an 8GB of storage, a microSD card slot, a front-facing camera, 2160p Super HD video playback support, 3G module support, OTG function, WiFi, a 6000mAh battery and runs on Android 4.0 OS. The A12 can be yours for $176.99. [Product Page]
Galaxy single-slot GeForce GTX 670 gets pictured
Legit came across a picture of a single-slot GeForce GTX 670 video card from Galaxy.
It's an odd looking beast, with the power connectors almost in the middle of the top edge of the card, plus a very long length to allow the slim cooler to have enough cooling capacity to cool the GK104 GPU and surrounding components. It also appears to have a power LED near the backplate, which might prove useful in troubleshooting situations.
SK Hynix no longer interested in buying Elpida
X-bit Labs reports SK Hynix has pulled out of an upcoming auction to buy bankrupt memory maker Elpida. As a result, only two candidates remain: Micron Technology and a joint bid by Hiny Capital and Hony Capital, two private equity funds.
SK Hynix has reportedly decided to pull out from the incoming auction for insolvent Elpida Memory, leaving only two potential buyers for the troubled maker of dynamic random access memory: Micron Technology and a group of private equity funds.
The acquisition of Elpida Memory and its assets, including technologies and a DRAM plant in Hiroshima, Japan, would not "strategically benefit" the company, SK Group's chairman Chey Tae-won told reporters after a board meeting without elaborating, Reuters news-agency reports. Previously SK Hynix indicated that the company was investigating Elpida's financial reports.
Torchlight II Closed Beta Gameplay Video
Arctic Cooling Accelero Hybrid GPU cooler
Arctic Cooling presents the Accelero Hybrid, a new graphics card cooler with air and liquid cooling. It will start shipping on May 29th, here's the list of compatible graphics cards:
- AMD Radeon: HD 7870, 7850, 6970, 6950, 6870, 6850, 6790, 6770, 5870, 5850, 5830, 4890, 4870, 4850
- NVIDIA GeForce: GTX 680, 670, 580, 570, 560Ti, 560 SE, 560, 550Ti, 480, 470, 465, 460 SE, 460, GTS 450
The Accelero Hybrid is the first graphics card cooler with integrated air and liquid solution in the market. It offers an all-in-one solution with 200% cooling performance and 9 times quieter than the stock cooler. While existing VGA Liquid Cooling Solutions (LCS) are restricted to a specific graphics card, this cooler is compatible to a vast range of NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. It is also the first LCS to have an integrated active fan specifically designed to cool RAM and VR heatsinks. Moreover, it is simple to use, maintenance-free and excellent value-for-money. Computer enthusiasts and gamers will definitely not want to miss this state-of-the-art integrated cooling solution.
AMD Catalyst Application Profiles 12.4 CAP1
Grab the new AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 12.4 CAP1 release. These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support.
This release of ATI Catalyst delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.
Latest profiles added :
- Counter Strike: GO: Improves CrossFire performance
- FireFall: Improves CrossFire performance
- Test Drive: Ferrari Legend: Improves CrossFire performance
- Sniper Elite 2: Improves performance for single GPU configurations
- The Walking Dead: Resolve corruption when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center on single GPU configurations
- Blades of Time: Resolve corruption when enabling Anti-Aliasing through the Catalyst Control Center on single GPU configurations
- Majesty HD: Disables CrossFire support, as the title is incompatible with CrossFire