Intel Core i7-3770K Ivy Bridge CPU Overclocked 6,274MHz
X79 Motherboards Don't Run GTX 680 in PCIe Gen 3
I was testing this myself earlier in the day while setting up a 3-way SLI GeForce GTX 680 setup, but the cards refuse to run in PCIe Gen 3 mode. There seems to be a little issue with the driver.
Basically, the video adapter does not support PCI Express Gen 3.0 on motherboards powered by the X79 chipset.
SilverStone White SST-PS07
Nice, SilverStone will be reelasing a Series PS07 chassis in all white.
As you can see from the photo's the case carries model number "SST-PS07W".
The chassis will support motherboards in micro-ATX and mini-ITX form-factors. Internally, the motherboard tray is inverted and its PSU tray is located on the top. It features two 5.25" drive bays, one exposed 3.5" drive bay (includes a hot-swap caddie), five internal 3.5" bays, and one 2.5" bay. Cooling system includes two 120 mm 1200 RPM fans in the front, and provision for one 120 mm fan on the rear. The front-panel includes two USB 3.0 ports. The framework of the case is made of steel, its front-panel is made of ABS, with a dash of aluminum.
ZOTAC Working On GeForce GTX 680 with 2 GHz Core Clock Speed
Unless the continuesly subzero-cool it ... I'm afraid it would not be a possibility. However AIC partners, ZOTAC (China) General Manager Mr. Kwai claimed that his company was working on a "Godly" GeForce GTX 680 non-reference design graphics card, with 2 GHz core clock speed.
The card would be designed to demonstrate ZOTAC's engineering potential with non-reference designs. It will be ready by mid-April, 2012. ZOTAC is an NVIDIA-exclusive brand backed by OEM Goliath PC Partner, which also holds AMD-exclusive brand Sapphire Technology.
Well, we'll see ...
Intel to offer new SSDs
Intel, following the launch of 520 series SSDs in February 2012, will release 300 series models, codenamed Maple Crest, in May and 720 series, codenamed Ramsdale, both based on 25nm MLC technology, according to Taiwan-based PC vendors and makers as reported by Digitimes.
With two storage capacity options of 400GB and 800 GB and featuring a PCIe interface, Ramsdale SSDs are specifically for business use, the sources indicated.
In addition, Intel will release 500 series SSDs, King Crest, based on 20nm MLC technology in the third quarter as well as models under the three series, including 700 series Taylorsville (100GB, 200GB, 400GB, 800GB) and 300 series Jay Crest and Oak Crest, in the fourth quarter, the sources said.
Although SSDs are much more expensive than HDDs, replacement of HDDs with SSDs has become a trend and 2012 is a key year, the sources indicated.
GeForce GTX 680 SLI review
Over the next few pages we'll tell you a bit about multi-GPU gaming, the challenges, the requirements and of course a nice tasty benchmark session. We'll have a peek at temperatures, power consumption and overclocking of the GeForce GTX 680 cards in SLI mode to squeeze out every last ounce of performance. Read the article here.
CM Storm Trigger Gaming Keyboard
The Trigger keyboard offers you the ability to press up to 6 keys simultaneously and utilize five programmable macro keys with profile management. These features give you the possibility to reduce transport and redeployment times by storing profiles and key assignments with 64 KB of onboard memory. Next to this, the multi-media controls allow you to quickly adjust for example audio options to make working with the Trigger even easier.
A detachable wrist rest and non-slip rubber coating make sure you have maximal comfort and results while gaming, by providing proper support for wrists and reducing unwanted keyboard movements or slides.
The 18K gold plated ultra low latency USB connectors and the integrated two port USB 2.0 hub of the Trigger give you the option to connect other peripheral devices. A high-grade braided cable ensures that the keyboard and connected peripherals maintain a solid link to your PC or notebook.
For people who use their gaming keyboard in a dark environment, the Trigger also offers some nice back lighting options. You can either choose to have all the keys highlighted with Red LEDs, highlight only the WASD and arrow keys or have the LEDs in a breathing mode.
Something that is very important for the professional gamer is anti-ghosting. Normally when you are in-game you are used to pressing several keys simultaneously. That is why the CM Storm Trigger allows you to press 6 keys at once, without losing any of their functions.
Whether the weapon is chosen or that the weapon chooses you, the Trigger mechanical gaming keyboard is prepared with a full featured arsenal that incorporates a selection of extremely high durability CHERRY MX Black switches.
The CM Storm Trigger is available for
GeForce GTX 680 Full Cover Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks has announced liquid cooling blocks for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. The EK-FC680 GTX series full cover (GPU, RAM, VRM) water blocks are designed to fit standard GTX 680 (as well as 670 apparently) cards and feature G1/4" threaded fittings can be used on both sides.
There are four blocks listed by EK, two priced at
GeForce GTX 680 Press Releases
Point of View, a premier NVIDIA graphics partner and manufacturer of Android tablets, notebooks and other hardware, launches today the first card of the GeForce
Super Talent debuts RAIDDrive upStream SSD
Super Talent reveals the RAIDDrive upStream, a new line of enterprise-class PCIe SSDs with capacities of 220GB, 460GB and 960GB.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream
EVGA first with custom GeForce GTX 680 cards
EVGA is one of the few companies to release custom GeForce GTX 680 cards. While all previous announcements where reference-based cards, EVGA delivers five different GeForce GTX 680 cards! It includes the reference model, a SuperClocked edition with higher clockspeeds, a FTW version with custom cooler and higher clockspeeds than the SuperClocked model, a Classified edition with even higher clockspeeds and the watercooled HydroCopper.
Full details at EVGA, the FTW and HydroCopper are pictured below.
This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card, including GPU Clock speed, GPU Voltage, Memory Clock speed and Fan speed.
Want to watch what your graphics card is doing in your favorite game? Load up the integrated monitoring and see all your graphics card vitals from right inside your game.
Want to setup a custom Fan Curve? Hit the Fan Curve button and set up a custom Fan Slope. Compatible with nearly every EVGA graphics card!
- GPU and Memory Frequency/Clock Offset
- Power Target Control (GeForce GTX 680)
- Frame Rate Target Control
- GPU Voltage Adjustment
- Fan Control/Fan Curve
- Profiling system allowing up to 10 profiles with optional hotkey
- Robust monitoring allowing ingame, system tray, and/or Logitech LCD monitoring
- In game screenshot hotkey, supports BMP, PNG and JPG formats
- Multi-language support: English, Dutch, French, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Russian
- Microsoft Windows 7 / Vista / XP
- GeForce 600, 500, 400 or 200 series graphics card
Download - click here
Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 - CryEngine 3 Trailer
Max Payne 3 DirectX 11 and Screenshots
Great news for all PC gamers, as our dear friends at PCGamesHardware have just revealed some unique PC features for Max Payne 3. In an interview with them, Simon Ramsey, Head of PR Rockstar Games, said that the PC version of Max Payne 3 will support both DX11 and tessellation. Not only that, but the PC version was in parallel development with the console version, meaning that this is not a simple and hasty port.
Simon didn't reveal more details about the tessellation support, so we can assume that the main characters will be at least tessellated with more polies. Simon also made it clear that Max Payne 3 will down-scale without major issues if you own an old PC configuration. Not only that, but Nvidia is working closely with Rockstar, meaning that Max Payne 3 will be a real highlight for GeForce owners.
The other day NVIDIA send over some sceenshots of Max Payne 3 played on a GeForce GTX 680, have a peek (click thumbnails).
GeForce Forceware 301.10 WHQL Download
Download GeForce Forceware 301.10 64-bit WHQL for Windows Vista and 7 32/64-bit.
This is the official launch driver for GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GTX 680 review
We review the GeForce GTX 680 as expected and highly anticipated. Today the GeForce 680 sees the light and has been born, a product that has had many discussions and has seen many rumors. It's time to put an end to that and replace it with facts. The GeForce GTX 680 2GB is now a fact and selling in the stores as we speak.
Today the first in a series of reviews, meet the GeForce GTX 680 right here.
Commodore USA releases Amiga
Commodore USA, LLC announced today the historic re-unification of the legendary Commodore and AMIGA brands with the launch of the new Commodore AMIGA mini, as well as other new models such as the new C64x Supreme, the new VIC mini and a more powerful VIC-Slim keyboard computer (now with HDMI output). These new products are now in production and available for purchase at www.commodoreusa.net.
The new Commodore AMIGA mini is a trail blazing power-house featuring Intel's i7-2700k 3.5 GHz Quad-Core (3.9 GHz Turboboost) processor, 16 Gb RAM DDR3 1333 MHz and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1 GB DDR3. This machine is fully loaded with a 1 TB SATA drive (optional 300 GB or 600 GB SSD), two WiFi antennae and bluetooth. The new Commodore AMIGA mini case is ultra small and features a solid, all aluminum seamless housing,micro-sandblasted with an anodic oxidation finish. It also includes a slot load Blu-Ray drive and internal space for two 2.5" hard drives. It measures 7.5 inches square with a height of only 3 inches. The AMIGA mini's appearance is enhanced with the inclusion of the classic embedded AMIGA logo engraved in the front.
The C64x, highly regarded by Commodore fans for its retro styling, now features Intel's new D2700 dual core 2.13 GHz CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (512 Mb) graphics for enhanced gaming capability over previous models. It also features 4 Gb Memory (DDR3 1066), a 1 or 3 GB SATA drive (300 or 600 Gb SSD optional), a mechanical keyboard, a built in multi-card reader, WiFI, Bluetooth, VGA, DVI and HDMI output, 7.1 channel high definition sound, 2 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports for exceptional external data access, a slot loading Blu-ray drive that can also write DVDs and 2 WiFi antennae for outstanding signal reception.
The VIC mini has specifications identical to the C64x Supreme, wrapped in the elegant aluminum enclosure of the AMIGA mini.
The VIC-Slim is an upgraded unit replacing the previous 1.8 GHz dual core Atom with the new Intel 2.13 GHz Dual Core D2700 processor and includes 2 Gb RAM (DDR3 1066 MHz), a 1 Tb SATA Hard Disk Drive and HDMI output.
Mr. Barry Altman, CEO, states "This is an historic day. The team here has been working around the clock to fulfill the vision of a reunited Commodore and AMIGA branded computer with the launch of our new Commodore AMIGA mini."
Barry Altman adds, "Leo and I and the entire team, started on this journey to prove that we could take these historic computer brands and produce products that are relevant to both the historical consumer base and new customers. These computers are breathtaking in appearance, incredibly powerful and exciting to use."
Gigabyte Releases AIRE M77 Mouse
When it comes to a wireless mouse with an in-style design and reasonable price, previously, there had been very few products in the market to choose from. GIGABYTE is excited to introduce a new option for consumers looking for a stylish mouse at a great price, the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse, which satisfies all your basic needs and much more!
Just like the latest "It Bag" in the fashion industry, the AIRE M77 is your "It Mouse" that achieves exactly what you want and suits almost every condition. Plus, its ergonomic design and practical function setting will help you enjoy this mouse even more!
GIGABYTE introduced the "AIRE" series to stress not only the necessity of great comfort, but also the importance of a fashionable design. For those who work in the office and need to use a mouse for more than 6 hours a day, the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse is definitely the best choice. This model is designed specifically for right-handed users as its ergonomic shape can prevent your palm from feeling tired after long hours of use. The 4th and 5th keys located near the thumb conveniently facilitate web-surfing, or you can choose to personalize the function. DPI switch on the mouse makes it easy to switch on-the-fly from 800 to 1600 DPI respectively, and the low-power indicator reminds you when to change batteries!
The AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse is equipped with a precise optical tracking engine, so that it's absolutely smooth to use. Additionally, the fine quality of a 2.4 GHz receiver assures an operation range within 6-8 meters, making it ideal for both laptops and desktop computers. The great comfort, superior quality, and high C/P rate of the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse will expand your horizons for using a wireless mouse!
- Classic "Must-Have" style - Gives you all the basics and much more
- Ergonomic design and comfortable grip - No tired feeling after long hours of use
- High precision optical tracking engine
- On-the-fly 800/ 1600 adjustable DPI
- Ideal for right-handed users