Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 OC WindForce 3X
Gigabyte shows off a custom-design Radeon HD 6870 graphics card with slightly overclocked frequencies and the company's WindForce 3X cooling solution. The card has a custom PCB with Gigabyt's Ultra Durable VGA+ design and is equipped with the WindForce 3X - a GPU cooler with three 80mm fans and a large aluminium fin array.
The factory overclocking is quite limited, the GPU core received a 15MHz boost to 915MHz and with a frequency of 4200MHz the 1GB GDDR5 has the same clockspeed as the reference card. Display outputs include dual-DVI, dual-DisplayPort and HDMI.
Pricing and availability is unknown at this time.
OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W
Unfortunately OCZ pulled PC P&C products out of Europe, so this is for the USA only. OCZ announced the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760, a new high-end power supply with 80Plus Silver certiifcation (88 percent efficiency). The PSU is equipped with a single +12V rail that delivers up to 74A, the unit can deliver 760W continuous at 50
Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum review
Palit launched a GeForce GTX 570 with what the refer to as a mercury design. The name of the product is tagged under their known Sonic Platinum edition series, and as you guys know that guarantees more features and some extra's.
The extra's can be found in the customized looks with that very dandy looking dual-fan GPU cooler. Next to that Palit pre-clocked the product at a nice 800 MHz for you on the core, 1600 MHz on the shader domain and even the memory got bumped up towards 4000 MHz (effective).
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Toshiba Introduces Enterprise-Class SSD Family
Toshiba announces its new family of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs). Developed to meet the market
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Breaks Record, 3.3M Copies in 24 Hours
It never ceases to amaze me how much money goes around at Blizzard, a few games always pull off massive sales numbers like
Call of Duty game, as well as the newest installment to the Gran Turismo franchise. Both of those games managed to sell a ridiculous amount of copies, with Call of Duty: Black Ops destroying entertainment records on its own. One other franchise is just as anticipated, and when a new game launches, everyone knows that huge numbers are going to be racked up. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm didn
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Gameplay Vid
Intense ingame action on maps Hill 137 and Vantage Point from our expansion pack Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
Assassin's Creed: Beautiful Lies Video
Have a peek at this fan made video featuring Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2! :
"Not too much to say about this one. I really loved the song and the Assassin's Creed games, so I made this!
I'm a huge fan of the AC trailers, especially the UNKLE "Lonely Soul" and "Burn my Shadow Away" ones and wanted to do something similar in how they're basically just music videos. Plus, every fan made "trailer" or tribute to the series I can find is always just boring mash-ups of Ubisoft's official trailers and I was sick of seeing those.
It's tough making your own though, with no developer tools to control cameras or set anything up. I don't know how many times I had to manually align camera angles back and forth between the two games or have the tools I was using to slow the game down cause Altair or Ezio to just flip out and ragdoll into oblivion. Even so, I just played the game a whole lot and everything is shot, recorded, and edited myself. I hope you enjoy.
I might actually put together a bloopers video later of all the crazy mess ups that happened while I was frapsing. Some of them had me loling hard or just outright disgusted"
DDR3 memory prices keep falling
Contract prices for 1Gb DDR3 chips, which had declined 13.35% in the second half of November, plunged by another 10.66% in the first half of December 2010, according to latest data posted by DRAMeXchange. Prices for early December averaged US$1.09, the lowest level for 2010.
Average prices for 2GB DDR3 modules slid to US$20 in the first part of December, down 9.09% sequentially, DRAMeXchange data showed.
However, prices for 1Gb DDR2 remained flat from the second half of November. The chips continued to be quoted at US$1.16-1.28, keeping the price of 2GB DDR2 modules at US$22 on average, according to DRAMeXchange.
In addition, prices for other niche memory products also remained unchanged in the first half of December. Average quotes for 128Mb SDRAM and 256Mb DDR were US$0.65 and US$0.86, respectively, during the period, according to DRAMeXchange.
DRAMeXchange earlier predicted that prices for mainstream 1Gb DDR3 chips would drop by about 40% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2010, as demand cannot keep up with chipmakers' output growth. Prices are likely to continue falling through the first half of 2011, DRAMeXchange said.
AMD Catalyst 10.12 drivers released
AMD just released AMD Catalyst 10.12 . Including the new PREVIEW AMD Catalyst 10.12 with an all new CCC graphics user interface .Unfortunately at this very moment the release notes are not yet available, we'll add these later on.
The new user interface will be finalized in 2011 and are work in progress. You can try them out already though, here at Guru3D.com we have the binary online for you to download, straight from the source itself, AMD/ATI.
This one file holds both 32 and 64-bit drivers.
---- download links below contain the regular (old )CCC ---
ASUS HD6870 DirectCU gets official
Based on the new Barts GPU technology from AMD, the ASUS HD6870 DirectCU graphics card (EAH6870 DC/2DI2S/1GD5) ships with new and exclusive ASUS Super Alloy Power technology, which blends various metals and elements using an exclusive ASUS formula, resulting in a 15% performance increase*, 2.5 times longer product lifespan* and 35
Point of View GTX 570 TGT Ultra Charged review
Today's review offering is the GeForce GTX 570, we nicked it out of the Eindhoven warehouse from the good people at Point of View. See, their TGT team is chunking out several new SKUs based on the GTX 570. Today we'll have a peek at their Ultra Charged model. The UC version is a guaranteed stable factory overclocked product that is overclocked towards a pretty impressive value.
See, the default core clock frequency of the GTX 570 is 732 MHz, the TC version is clocked at a blistering 810 MHz, which is a pretty decent overclock. Memory wise spot an increased clock frequency on that 1.2 GB GDDR5 memory as well, taken from 3800 towards 3960 MHz.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
AMD Fusion II to power next-generation Xbox ?
More and more rumors pop up that Microsoft
Lego reproduction of Greek Antikythera Mechanism
This dude named Andrew Carol has just built what might be the most epic Lego creation ever. Carol is an software engineer at Apple and the dude is a Lego savant.
Carol tool 1,500 different Lego Technic pieces and used them to make a recreation of an ancient Greek computing device that was used to predict celestial events like eclipses with supreme accuracy. The actual device was discovered in a shipwreck in 1901 and it took 100 years for us to figure out what it did.
Carol took those Lego pieces and reconstructed the Greek device known as the Antikythera Mechanism with incredible accuracy and the thing actually works for tracking the lunar eclipse cycle. Check out the video below to see just how complex this creation is.
Mass Effect 3 Announced Video
Deus Ex Human Revolution Extended Trailer
Guru3D PC Buyers Guide Winter 2010
Guru3D offers you their annual PC Buyers Guide, this is the 2010 Winter edition. This article brings you a set of recommendations of products we feel are great components to build yourself a nice gaming rig.
Since this site is called "Guru3D" this guide will target a system intended for gaming primarily while not spending heaps of money. So what sort of criteria do I take into account when deciding what parts to recommend?
We'll split up the article in low-end, mid-range and high-end systems.
Check out the article right here.
Following the release of the N580GTX-M2D15D5, the fastest single GPU graphics card in history, world-renowned mainboard and graphics card maker MSI today unveiled the second member of the GeForce 500 series, the N570GTX-M2D12D5 graphics card. Using NVIDIA's latest 40nm process, the MSI N570GTX-M2D12D5 features a 480 CUDA core GeForce GTX 570 GPU, support for DirectX 11, and NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. In addition, it also features high-speed 1280MB GDDR5 graphics memory, which puts t on the same level of performance as the champion of the previous generation, the GTX 480.
GPU overvoltage is supported via MSI
MSI P67 Big Bang Marshall spotted
A Turkish tech site published a photo of MSI's upcoming P67-based Big Bang Marshall motherboard.
The Big Bang Marshall is a XL-ATX motherboard that makes use of a strong 18-phase CPU VRM that makes use of DrMOS, solid-state chokes, and POSCAP capacitors. The four DDR3 DIMM slots support dual-channel DDR3-2000 MHz memory. The Big Bang Marshall features four SATA 6 Gb/s and four SATA 3 Gb/s ports, two USB 3.0 ports, dual gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel HD audio
Seems MSI is giving LucidLogix another chance as this is another motherboard with the Lucid Hydra multi-GPU technology. Most eye-catching are of cours the eight (!) PICe x16 slots.