HWiNFO32 v3.94 and HWiNFO64 v3.94 download
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI MS-7585 P55-GD85, MS-7582 and Z77 series.
- Added preliminary support of Coleto Creek PCH.
- Added reporting of OEM Memory Information (DIMM map) under SMBIOS/DMI if supported by platform.
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8H67-I.
- Split Intel DTS temperature reporting per CPU package, added actual Core Max value.
- Added recognition of nVidia Kepler: GeForce GT 640M, GT 650M, GTX 660M.
- Added patch for clock measuring under Windows 8.
- Added reporting of more Intel CPU features.
- Added support of nVidia GeForce GTX 680 (GK104).
AMD Trinity A10-5800K Performance Tested
AMD's next-gen APUs based on the Trinity architecture isn't to be released until the second quarter of this year, a Chinese website has recently posted online a series of benchmarks comparing the performance of the upcoming A10-5800K with that of the current A8-3850 processor.
When it will see the light of day, the A10-5800K will become AMD
Futuremark: don't expect better browser perf on new Ipad
Futuremark, the world leader in performance benchmarking software, today released the first benchmark results for the new iPad using Peacekeeper, its free to use browser speed test. While web pages may look sharper on the new iPad
AMD FX-4130 and FX-6130 in the works
Donanim Haber delivers news that AMD will release two new budget FX series processors in Q2 2012, likely in April.
This includes the quad-core FX-4130 and the six-core FX-6130. The latter one offers a 3.6GHz clockspeed, 3.9GHz Turbo, 6MB L2 and 8MB L3 cache. The FX-4130 is clocked at 3.8GHz, with a 3.9GHz Turbo, 4MB L2 but only 4MB L3 cache. Both chips have a 125W TD.
Pricing is TBA.
Asetek watercooling for laptops and all-in-one PCs
Asetek announced the creation of a slim-form factor liquid cooling system that PC makers can integrate into workstation-grade laptops (or high-end gaming laptops) and All-in-One PCs.
Asetek Inc., the world leading supplier of liquid cooling for the computer industry announced today a new and groundbreaking slim form factor liquid cooling technology for extreme performance and workstation grade laptops and All-In-One PCs. Slim form factor liquid cooling enables laptop and AIO PC manufacturers to deliver mobility and sleek industrial designs without sacrificing performance.
MSI GeForce GTX 680 photo
Marketing slides of MSI's GeForce GTX 680 appeared. The card is based on the reference design, it offers 2GB GDDR5, 256-bit memory bus, quad-display outputs, support for driving four monitors simultaneously, and PCI Express 3.0 support.
MSI's GeForce GTX 680 will also be fully supported by the company's Afterburner utility that's set to provide 'GPU/Memory Clock Offset and Power Limit Control'. Expect an official unveiling of the MSI GeForce GTX 680 this Thursday, March 22nd.
SimCity - Insider's Look: GlassBox Game Engine #1
Insider's Look at the new Glassbox engine powering the next SimCity game. SimCity Gameplay Lead Dan Moskowitz describes the concepts of Resources, Units, Maps, and Agents and how they affect the complex simulation behind SimCity.
Mind you this is concept stuff, not final renderings graphics wise :)
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MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 15 Download
Guru3D and MSI have been working hard on AfterBurner, today we release an updated Beta revision of Afterburner, this application successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities.
Today we release an updated Beta revision of Afterburner, this application successfully secured the leading position on graphics card utilities. We're happy to see MSI Afterburner is leading the overclock applications. MSI Afterburner 2.2.0 Beta 15 is ready
Changes list includes:
- Added NVIDIA Kepler graphics processors family support
- Added GPU power consumption monitoring for NVIDIA Kepler series graphics cards
- Added, core clock offset, memory clock offset and voltage offset support for dynamic overclocking on NVIDIA Kepler series graphic cards
- Fixed issue preventing applying new settings from control shared memory
- Fixed issue with video capture timer display, causing hours to be incremented erroneously after each 6 minutes of videorecording
- Skin format reference guide has been updated to v1.5 to document new indicator types support
- Added new "Force fan speed update on each period" option to the "Fan" tab. New option may improve compatibility of software automatic fan speed control mode with some bugged display drivers, overriding manually programmed fan speed under certain conditions
AMD Launches Opteron 320 Processors
Five months after the introduction of the Opteron 6200 and Opteron 4200 processors, AMD is expanding its lineup of server chips based on the Bulldozer architecture with the launch of the single-socket Opteron 3200 series CPUs.
Right now, the Opteron 3200 processor range consists of three SKUs, namely the Opteron 3250, 3260, and 3280.
The first two of these feature dual Bulldozer modules for a total of four processing cores and their clock speeds are set at 2.4GHz and 2.7GHz (2.7GHz and 3GHz maximum Turbo), respectively.
The third chip introduced by AMD today packs eight computing cores with a base clock speed of 2.5GHz and 2.8GHz maximum Turbo. Its TDP is rated at 65 Watts, while the quad-core Opteron 3200 series CPUs fit inside a 45W power envelope.
Compared to their desktop counterparts, these three Opteron processors are validated for being used inside servers and come with an improved memory controller that supports up to 32GB of dual-channel ECC RAM running at speeds of up to 1866MHz.
The Opteron 3200 series targets the dense, power efficient 1P Web hosting/Web server market.
"In today's economic environment, dedicated hosting providers need their data centers to become profit centers faster than ever," said Patrick Patla, corporate vice president and general manager, commercial business, AMD.
"With the new AMD Opteron 3000 Series platform, Web and Cloud customers no longer have to compromise with desktop-class platforms in order to hit certain price points.
AMD FX-8120 WOX-Series Liquid Cooler CPU
AMD is preparing the release of a liquid cooled version of the FX-8120, which has recently been made available for pre-order by an online store in the US.
This bundle was dubbed the FX-8120 WOX by the chip maker, the WOX suffix at the end of its name pointing out that the processor is shipped together with an AMD-branded water cooler.
Besides the new bundle, the CPU sports the same specs as the regular FX-8120 according to CPU-World, meaning that it includes four Bulldozer modules to deliver a total of eight cores.
These are paired with 8MB of shared Level 3 cache memory and are clocked at 3.1 GHz, but thanks to the addition of the Turbo Core technology the CPU can reach speeds as high as 4GHz when not all cores are active.
The regular version of the FX-8120 comes bundled with an air-cooled fan/heatsink combo and has an MSRP of $205 (about 156 EUR).
In comparison, the new WOX edition FX-8120 CPU retails for $310 US (roughly 236 EUR), which makes it $105 more expensive than its air cooled version. Sadly, the availability date of the FX-8120 WOX is not yet known.Both processors are bundled with the same AMD liquid cooling solution that was developed by Asetek and sports a 120mm radiator and two fans, the latter configured to work in a push-pull mode.
The FX-8150 WOX liquid cooling bundle has an MSRP of $375 (roughly 285 EUR) and is available from various retailers, including Amazon.
GPU-Z 0.6.0 Download released
GPU-Z is a lightweight utility designed to give you all information about your video card and GPU.
- Added optional GPU-Z installer which launches when GPU-Z is started for the first time, or can be started manually via the GPU-Z system menu
- Added support for AMD Radeon HD 7870, HD 7850, HD 7670M, FireStream 9370, FirePro V3900
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 680, GT 640M, GTX 560 SE, GT 550M, GeForce 510, NVS 2100M
- Fixed clocks not showing correctly on some systems with Catalyst 12.2
- Fixed board id reading on pre-Fermi cards
- Fixed OpenCL detection for ATI Fusion (Sumo & Ontario)
- Fixed GPU-Z window getting cut off at certain DPI settings
Mozilla to integrate H.264
Mozilla is about to start supporting the H.264 video codec into FireFox.
The CODEC allows online videos utilizing H.264 format to run. Mozilla has been avoiding H.264 support since it is proprietary, riddled with patents, and requires Mozilla to purchase a license for millions of Dollars from MPEG-LA.
Mozilla has been trying to push for standards alternative to H.264, such as WebM, and the VP8 format. It had originally planned its push for an H.264-free web at a time when it was a much stronger player in the web-browser market, which now sees a strong presence of Google Chrome, which already features H.264.
The organisation suggested that it had been pushed into adopting the standard, which it said is patent laden, and assured its users and developers that it would never charge for its software as a result.
"Mozilla is on the cusp of changing our policy about our use of video codecs and making use of a format known as 'H.264.' We have tried to avoid this for a number of years, as H.264 is encumbered by patents," wrote Mitchell Baker, chair of the Mozilla Foundation in a blog post.
"The state of video on the Web today and in mobile devices in particular is pushing us to change our policy."
Baker said that the firm resisted the move because it wants to build products that people 'love', and added that using standards that are encumbered by patents does not support this.
"We've declined to adopt a technology that improves user experience in the hopes this will bring greater user sovereignty. Not many would try this strategy, but we did," she added.
"It's time to shift our weighting. It's time to focus on shipping products people can love now, and to work on developing a new tactic for bringing unencumbered technology to the world of audio and video codecs."
Lian Li PC-Q15 Mini-ITX Chassis
Lian-Li Industrial Co. Ltd, the award-winning aluminum computer chassis manufacturer, today announces the automobile-esque PC-Q15. With its space-saving design, the PC-Q15 is an ideal data storage center for the numerous hi-tech mobile devices of the modern mobile consumer.
Supporting mini-ITX motherboards, the PC-Q15 with its the rectangular shape and wheel-like stubs resembles a miniature SUV. Not only does this chassis stand out in any environment, but the compact dimensions of (W x H x D) 210 mm x 216 mm x 330 mm (8.27" x 8.50" x 12.99") allows the PC-Q15 to serve as the home central hub for the modern mobile user in any nook or cranny.
With optical drive support and multiple HDD/SSD drive bays, the PC-Q15 gives users numerous options for data storage. The forward facing 5.25" drive bay is at the top on the chassis with the 3.5" and 2.5" drive bays hanging below it. The hot-swappable 3.5" HDD is aided by perfectly sized rubber strips that are effortlessly attach to the side of your 3.5" drive, allowing you to easily take your HDD in and out. Hanging below the 3.5" drive, the 2.5" drive bay holds three 2.5" HDDs/SSDs and can be adjusted to face the front or side.
Adding to the PC-Q15's unique design, the motherboard plate lays flat against the bottom of the chassis. A prerouted cable simplifies connections between the motherboard and the the two USB 3.0 ports on the front panel. Keeping your system at optimum running temperatures, the included 120 mm fan with Lian Li's signature removable washable filter blows cool air directly across the motherboard and 2.5" SSDs.
Making the most out of every available space, the compact PC-Q15 supports VGA cards up to 250 mm (9.84") in length and CPU coolers with a height of up to 90 mm (3.54"). The included 300 W power supply with 80-Plus efficiency sits at the top rear of the chassis providing power to your components.
Wheel-like stubs with rubber strips not only keep the this chassis elevated, but also reduces vibrations to a minimum. As to be expected from Lian Li, the PC-Q15 is completely constructed from aluminum, and features pop-off panels for easy access to your system.
The Lian Li PC-Q15 is available in silver and back for the suggested retail price of US$179 /
Radeon HD 7990 Clock Speeds and Chip Configuration
As you guys know AMD will unveil its Radeon HD 7990 graphics card in April, possibly.
Asian website INPAI now reports the clock-speed and chip-configuration of the upcoming dual-GPU monstrosity. The Radeon HD 7990 packs two 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs as a "Crossfire on a stick" solution. The Tahiti chips will be clocked at 850 MHz (core), and 1250 MHz (5.00 GHz effective) memory.
The chip-configuration of each of the two Tahiti chips will be the same as that on the Radeon HD 7970, with 2048 Graphics CoreNext stream processors, 128 TMUs, 32 ROPs, and 384-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface, holding 3 GB of memory, each.
The total memory on the card would be a whopping 6 GB. Well, we'll just have to wait and see if that's right, of course.
Seagate achieves storage density of 1 terabit per square inch
Seagate announced the creation of a hard disk platter with a storage density of 1 terabit per square inch. The achievement was made using heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR), the next-generation recording technology for HDDs. The company says the first generation of HAMR drives will likely offer more than double the capacity of today's HDDs, this means up to 6TB for 3.5" HDDs and 2TB for 2.5" models. In the near future, HAMR promises to deliver 3.5" HDDs with a storage capacity of 30TB to 60TB, and 2.5" HDDs with 10TB to 20TB of storage space.
Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) has become the first hard drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch, producing a demonstration of the technology that promises to double the storage capacity of today
Intel Haswell architecture to introduce L4 cache?
Intel's 2013 Haswell architecture may includea L4 cache that can be shared between the CPU and the GPU. The primary reason for the new cache layer would be to significantly improve graphics performance.
While as-yet unannounced by Intel itself, the claim comes from VR-Zone which claims to have spotted evidence that the Haswell launch line-up will include desktop chips featuring integrated graphics some two or three times faster than the best Ivy Bridge has to offer.
The biggest change, however, comes in the form of a new layer of cache memory. In addition to the usual L1, L2 and L3 cache layers, VR-Zone claims Haswell is to ship with a chunk of L4 cache. Traditionally, such a feature is limited to expensive chips aimed at the high-performance computing (HPC) market.
The Walking Dead: The Game - Teaser Trailer
Much like Game of Thrones, the highly anticipated Walking Dead game is being developed as we speak! Check out this teaser trailer as you take the on the lead role in trying to survive the onslaught of zombies and fight for your life!
Release Date: TBA
Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC
Publisher: Telltale Games
Developer: Telltale Games