MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK review
We review the MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK edition, a factory overclocked Radeon HD 7870 solution with room for even higher tweaks. The graphics card PCB will be utilizing an improved VRM that can take advantage of MSI's GPU-Reactor module to further condition power by 88% for more stability when overclocking.
This is probably the coolest R7870 we have tested to date, read the review here.
Panasonic And NHK Develop New 145-inch Ultra HDTV
Good lordy ... Panasonic and NHK have collaborated to develop the world
HP Windows 8 Tablet Unveiled
Hewlett-Packard plans to release a new x86 Windows 8 tablet in the near future. Designed for business and professional users, the gadget features an x86 processor, a 10.1 inch display with Microsoft
Intel Core i7-2600K and 2700K receive price cut
Intel will cut pricing of its popular Core i7-2600K and Core i7-2700K "Sandy Bridge" processors:
The Core i7-2600K has taken a fall of about 10
ASUS delivers its Xtion whole-body motion sensor
The ASUS Xtion motion sensor brings consumers the first ever whole-body gesture input developed exclusively for PC. It employs sophisticated sensors for precise yet intuitive motion controls, with a user-friendly interface that enables fun and truly interactive gaming, multimedia, and online experiences. Several high profile games offer full Xtion support, with more being added. The dedicated Xtion Store further contains a variety of exclusive games and applications, plus consumers receive a free three-game bundle with their purchase.
Push, wave, and tap: gesturing a new world of entertainment
Xtion works with any PC via USB, making it readily accessible to all desktop, notebook, and ultrabook users. With the focus being on a completely intuitive experience, Xtion supports easy push, wave, and tap gestures to allow for quick access to motion-based games as well as movies, multimedia collections, photo galleries, and web browsers. The simplicity of Xtion usage makes it a fun and convenient interface for all age groups, with easy navigation and large on-screen icons for added clarity.
Custom-designed Facebook, Picasa, and Flickr Xtion applications make social networking and content sharing more exciting and personal with whole-body interaction. Xtion also includes a dedicated YouTube application that uses motion sensing controls.
ASUS has teamed up with Hillcrest Labs to bring the Kylo Browser to Xtion. The gesture-based browser includes direct links to over 30 popular sites, and users can quickly input text via a virtual on-screen keyboard. It also allows all compatible web content to be zoomed in and out instantly as well as rotated with natural gesture input.
Motion-controlled PC gaming with family and friends
Various PC games offer Xtion compatibility. With whole-body active input, gaming becomes more exciting, allowing for greater involvement and cooperation with other players. The intuitive design of Xtion makes for an excellent local multiplayer experience, as users immerse in games with family members and friends. No additional hardware or controllers are required, and the list of compatible games continues to grow, covering several major franchises. These include SEGA
ECS motherboards with Super Alloy Chokes
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to introduce uniquely-designed, gold plated Super Alloy Chokes. While the current industry standard is to use iron or ferrite materials for the magnetic cores of the chokes, ECS has created market-leading chokes that not only maximize performance and stability thanks to the Super Alloy core, but also prevent corrosion from damaging your system with the gold plating. These innovative Super Alloy chokes are available on three motherboards in the H77 and Z77 chipset series, the X77H2-A3, Z77H2-AX, and Z77H2-A2X.
For PC users troubled by inexplicable crashes, poor stability or disappointing performance, Elitegroup's innovation delivers the solution that other PC motherboard manufacturers only promise, with the new Super Alloy Choke. This much-needed upgrade to a critical
God of War Ascension - MP Gameplay Video
OCZ Vertex 3, Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Agility 3, Solid 3, RevoDrive 3 2.22
OCZ issued a series of firmware updates for the OCZ Vertex 3, Vertex 3 Max IOPS, Agility 3, Solid 3 and RevoDrive 3 bringing the firmware towards version 2.22
- Fixed a rare condition that may cause Windows Blue Screen error when the primary-configured drive woke up from either a SATA slumber mode or S3/S4 modes
- Fixed a rare condition that may cause Windows Blue Screen error when the drive was configured as primary with OS installed
- Fixed a corner-case issue that may cause the drive to stutter or Windows freezing screen when a media read error occurred
- Further improved robustness of Secure Erase operation to prevent possible low-level data structure corruption
- Significantly improved TRIM handling to enhance system stability
Known open issue:
Vertex 3 series, Vertex 3 Max IOPS series, Agility 3 series, Solid 3 series Known open issue:
- Formatting a RAID1 volume takes longer than expected with PMC-Sierra BR-8 HBA
Guru3D Rig of the Month - April 2012
The Rig of the Month April 2012 is one of these builds that you keep you eye on, all yellow all pimped. Though the innards could have been dealt with a bit more nicely, it's still a ravager of a system alright.
Check out the article here.
Battlefield 3 NEED AMMO!
Manhattan Stealth Touch Mouse
The Manhattan Stealth Touch Mouse is a unique computer mouse that doesn
ASUS VE228H 21.5-Inch LCD Monitor
ASUS has introduced a new LCD monitor to its range called the VE228H. Featuring a TN panel, this new 21.5-inch LED-backlight monitor provides 1920 x 1080 Full HD resolution, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 250 cd/m2 brightness and 5ms response time. Not to mention, it also comes with two built-in 1W stereo speakers and features DVI-D, HDMI and mini D-Sub connectors. The VE228H will start shipping from May 2nd for 12,800 Yen (about $158). [ASUS]
Intel Core "Ivy Bridge" Processors Start Selling
After the launch roughly a week ago Intel's new Core "Ivy Bridge" processors finally started selling in the retail channel, today.
At least six quad-core models under Core i5 and Core i7 brand extensions were listed on US retailer Newegg.com, which included the Core i7-3770K (3.50 GHz, Unlocked) at US $349.99, Core i7-3770S (3.10 GHz) at $319.99, Core i7-3770 (3.40 GHz, locked) also at $319.99, Core i5-3570K (3.40 GHz, Unlocked) at $249.99, Core i5-3550 (3.40 GHz) at $219.99, Core i5-3450 (3.10 GHz) at $199.99, and Core i5-3450S (2.80 GHz) also at $199.99.
More GIGABYTE GTX 680 SuperOverclock WindForce 5X photo's
The card will eat up 3 expansion slots in your system. The cooler itself is vapor-chamber plate, which draws heat from the GPU and memory chips. You'll spot four 8 mm-thick copper heat-pipesconnected to a huge heatsink in a closed loop where there are five 40 mm fans located.
The back side of the card is also visible pn the photo's and comes with a back-plate and four NEC Tokin proadlizers, have a peek:
Sniper Elite V2, entire 'Schonberg Convoy' mission
Diablo III - Evil is Back
FAH Logo Mosaic
From the official FAH Blog:
We wanted to find a way to express in a single picture the immense collective effort that FAH donors and FAH teams comprise. We had several ideas internally and this is one of my favorite: we made a photo mosaic of the FAHicon out of team logos.
MSI Z77A-GD80 caught on photo
Some official product photo's on the Socket 1155 based MSI Z77A-GD80 have surfaced on the web. The motherboard comes with a 22-phase VRM, Military class III components, four USB 3.0 ports, four SATA 6G / four SATA3G. You'll spot three PCIe x16 slots and four x1 slots.
The four memory DIMM slots support 2666 Mhz memory.