Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2
We check out the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX 8G, and heck yeah this is not your regular one. Meet the all custom, cooled and tweaked EVGA "For-The-Win2" Edition. This SKU is a more premium version that comes with some new features, e.g. read sensors everywhere!
Read the full review here.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC review
We review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 680 SOC. The factory overclocked product has a whopping three slot design and comes packed with five fans blowing air through a huge aluminum fin area that is covered with a metal cover to optimize the overall airflow. An Anti-turbulence cooler features nine 6mm copper heatpipes leading to a massive vapor chamber cooler. Tied to the cooler are industrial quality fans, five of them creating airflow that I know and have seen in servers.Read more
Microsoft to drop ‘Metro’ Branding
Microsoft has notified their developers not to use the ‘Metro’ name in any of their applications whether its for Windows 8 or Windows Phone, says a report published by the The Verge. Microsoft told developers to use ”New User Interface” to refer to the Metro designing. Some sources inside the industry have told that this is due to a dispute between Microsoft and a German company named Metro AG.Read more
California Silverado Headphones
The California Silverado headphones feature a pair of 40mm Titanium drivers, producing a frequency response of 20-20,000 Hz with an impedance of 50 Ohm. These headphones also provide a leather headband with quality stitching, die-cast sound chambers, leather ear cups, an authentic metal construction and a knitted cord with the Duo Jack Technology.Read more
ASRock X79 Extreme11 SSI-CEB Motherboard
Check out the new SSI-CEB motherboard from ASRock, the X79 Extreme11. Based on Intel X79 Express Chipset, the board supports for LGA2011 processors and is equipped with eight DDR3 DIMM memory slots (up to 64GB RAM) and seven PCI-Express 3.0 x16 slots.
In terms of connectivity ports, it has ten SATA 6.0 Gbps, four SATA 3.0 Gbps, two eSATA, eight USB 3.0, fourteen USB 2.0 and two Gigabit Ethernet. The X79 Extreme11 will go on sale from August 10th for around 64,800 Yen (about $825).Read more
MSI Barricade Chassis Photo's
With MSI we think of their top quality video cards, motherboards, and their laptops. We rarely think that MSI also provides us computer users with chassis'. Even I have to admit that when I hear the name MSI the first thing that comes to mind are their motherboards, and the last thing that I honestly think about the name MSI are chassis'. This is the MSI, the Barricade.Read more
Commodore 64 celebrates 30th anniversary
It's the product that keeps coming back in some sort of way or form. BBC News reports the Commodore 64 celebrates its 30th anniversary this week. The machines were released in August 1982 for $595, significantly less than the $1,200 price tag of the Apple II.
The machine was hugely successful for its time, helping to encourage personal computing, popularise video games and pioneer homemade computer-created music. The $595 (£399) device took its name from its US maker, Commodore International, and the fact it had 64 kilobytes of RAM memory.Read more
Windows 8 presumably leaked
The Verge noticed that the final build of Windows 8 is already available online, just a day after Microsoft announced the operating system's completion. The leaked version is the Enterprise edition of Windows 8, and it's an "N" version without Windows Media Player.
The version leaked is an "N" edition of Windows 8 which does not include a bundled copy of Windows Media Player. Microsoft was forced to create the special N editions of Windows after the European Commission ruled in 2004 that it needed to provide a copy of Windows without Windows Media Player tied in. We reached out to Microsoft to comment and the company says it's not discussing the leak.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 2X
Photos of Gigabyte's new GeForce GTX 670 WindForce 2X have surfaced. The new card features a compact non-reference design, with Gigabyte's Ultra Durable VGA component selection and its WindForce 2X cooler. The card features 4+2 phase VRM power for the GK104 GPU and uses two 6-pin PCIe power connectors. The card ships in two variants, one that sticks to NVIDIA-reference clock speeds, and an OC variant (941 MHz core, 1019 MHz GPU Boost, 6.00 GHz memory). The cooler uses a compound heatsink.
Logitech debuts TV Cam HD for video conferencing with your TV
Logitech presents the TV Cam HD, a HD TV camera with built-in Skype support. The device connects to any HDTV via HDMI and enables you to videoconference in 720p. The MSRP is $199.99.
With Skype built in and using Wi-Fi or Ethernet connectivity with your HDTV, there is no additional software or computer required, making installation and use quick and easy. Using a simple, bundled remote controller, the Logitech TV Cam HD lets you call anyone using Skype on any platform, whether they are on their smartphone, tablet, HDTV or computer. Simply sign into Skype with your existing Skype Name, or create a new account on your HDTV, and you are a few clicks away from making a Skype video call from the comfort of your couch. You can also use Skype on the Logitech TV Cam HD to call landline or mobile numbers using your account's Skype Credit or calling subscription. Plus, the Logitech TV Cam HD is Skype Certified™, ensuring you will have the best-possible Skype calling experience.Read more
Darksiders II - Last Salvation Trailer
Awakened by the End of Days, Death, the most feared of the legendary Four Horsemen, embarks upon a quest to restore mankind, and redeem his brother's name. Along the way, the Horseman discovers that there are far worse things than an earthly Apocalypse, and that an ancient grudge may threaten all of Creation...Can DEATH really become mankind's savior? Darksiders followed the story of WAR, wrongly accused of starting the apocalypse, on a quest to reclaim lost honor and take revenge on those who wronged him. Check the video after the break.Read more
Battlefield 3's Tank Superiority Mode Revealed
DICE has revealed Tank Superiority, a new gameplay mode for Battlefield 3 that will be introduced with the Armored Kill DLC. Tank Superiority is a highly tailored game mode for Armored Kill where platoons featuring Main Battle Tanks and Tank Destroyers fight for control over a single flag often placed in extremely open and hard-defended terrain. The new game mode resembles a 'King of the Hill' struggle and is available on all four maps in Armored Kill, each map featuring a mix of up to 16 tanks.
As there is only one flag with a tight capture radius per map, heavy tank battles tend to flow back and forth as teams seek to bleed tickets from their opponent. For tank drivers, success usually comes by staying together in packs of 2-3 tanks working together. Going solo to the capture point typically means you get overwhelmed by a large group of enemy tanks.
Check a video after the break.Read more
Sandra 2012 SP5 v18.58 released
SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility which has been updated to revision SP5 v18.58. SANDRA will provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.
It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.
EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified 4GB with EVBOT review
We'll test the EVGA GeForce GTX 680 Classified today. A product that is 100% customized from PCB to cooling. Software voltage regulation works, but obviously as well is limited to that 1.175V. EVGA however does have an alternative for the Classified model as tested today, you can hook up a small piece of hardware to it called EVBot, which controls the voltages directly at hardware level, and thus bypassing the NVAPI software limitation.Read more
ASUS Launches the Ultrabook S Series
New ASUS S Series ultrabooks combine performance with more storage and media options while remaining in a highly attractive price range. They meet all Ultrabook criteria, and feature an exquisite luxurious design. At just 21mm in profile, they are the only products in their segment to achieve a true all-in approach to features. The S Series packs powerful 3rd generation Intel Core processors up to an i7, alongside discrete NVIDIA GT 635M graphics, making it perfect for high-portability daily computing and entertainment. Significantly, it offers fast-response hybrid SSD/hard drive storage and an optical drive – all in one sleek Ultrabook. Customers also enjoy a solid back-assembled keyboard and the intuitive Smart Gesture touchpad for a more user-friendly experience, and Super Hybrid Engine II-based 2-second instant on resume.Read more
ADATA DashDrive HV610 USB 3.0 External Hard Drive
ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash storage application products, today launched the DashDrive HV610 external hard drive, which combines a unique picture puzzle design concept with a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface. A removable smart cover provides a convenient and novel way to store the transmission cable.
The exterior of the HV610 body comes in choice of two attractive monochrome patterns, each with interlocking shiny and matte puzzle piece lines, and a matching USB cable stored in the cool ice-blue cover, demonstrating the most eye-catching street fashion style.Read more
Integral Crypto SSDs
Integral UK has just released a new line of SSDs, the Crypto. Available in four different storage capacities: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB and 256GB, these 2.5-inch SSDs are equipped with MLC NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 3.0 Gbps interface, a built-in 256-bit AES hardware encryption, TRIM support and can deliver read and write speeds of up to 240MB/s and 200MB/s, respectively.Read more
Archos G10 XS Android 4.0 Tablet
Since it’s unveiling earlier this year Archos have been keeping their new Archos G10 xs tablet under wraps, releasing teaser glimpses of the tablet here and there. However the image posted on Facebook shows a little more of what we can expect from the new Archos G10 xs tablet once it arrives in around three weeks, says the Archos Facebook post.Read more
EK Water Blocks for EVGA Classified SR-X and MSI R7970 Lightning
EK Water Blocks, premium water cooling gear provider, has released two new water blocks - the EK-FB KIT SR-X for EVGA Classified SR-X motherboard and the EK-FC7970 Lightning for MSI's premium R7970 Lightning graphics card.
EK-FB KIT SR-X full-board water block kit is a complete liquid cooling solution for EVGA Classified SR-X (270-SE-W888) motherboard. The water blocks directly cools Intel C606 southbridge (PCH), PLX PEX8784 PCIe lane splitter controller and power regulation (VRM / MOSFETs) module of both CPUsRead more