Arma 3 - 'Stratis Showcase' Trailer
Afterburner 2.2.0 Final Release Download
After months of Beta development MSI and Guru3D happily announce Afterburner 2.2.0 Final version. Thanks for all the feedback from you during Beta period.
MSI announced today that its Afterburner V2.2.0 overclocking utility and its Kombustor V2.0.0 testing utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.
The changelog is massive, so please tread that on the download history page. You can grab AfterBurner 2.2.0 Final right here - download
New MSI Radeon Power Edition Series Graphics Cards
MSI today officially released three R7000 Power Edition graphics cards: the R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC, R7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC and R7750 Power Edition 1GD5/OC. The MSI Power Edition cards all support MSI's exclusive Triple Overvoltage function and improved PWM to boost over clocking potential up to 45%1. The R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC is equipped with MSI?fs new Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design recently exclusive to the R7970 Lightning.
The dual 8cm Propeller Blade technology fans create powerful airflow and rapid heat dissipation to reduce GPU temperature by up to 22?
Nvidia GeForce 301.32 Beta drivers
These are Beta drivers that are to be released. Unfortunately there is no description or change log available as of yet. These drivers have been spotted at NVIDIAs developer website.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
Download Nvidia GeForce 301.32 Beta 64-bit drivers.
G.Skill Unveils Trident X Series DDR3-2400 MHz
G.Skill launched their new line of memory, the Trident X. Its launch is timed to follow that of Intel's Core "Ivy Bridge" processor family, and is optimized for 7-series chipset motherboards (due to their support of latest Intel XMP 1.3 specification).
Pictured below are the DDR3-2400 MHz (PC3-19200) modules in dual-channel configuration.
The XMP profile runs the module at its 2400 MHz DDR (1200 MHz real) speed, with timings of 10-12-12-31T, and DRAM voltage of 1.65V. The modules will be available in various other speed/timing configurations, and in densities of 4 GB and 8 GB, making up for 8 GB and 16 GB dual-channel kits, for the new "Ivy Bridge" platform; 16 GB and 32 GB quad-channel kits for the Sandy Bridge-E platform.
The older Sandy Bridge LGA1155 platform might not be 100% compatible, since it lacks XMP 1.3 support. G.Skill Trident X will be formally announced on May 4.
Gainward 4 GB GeForce GTX 680 Phantom
Gainward, introduces its Phantom series with 4GB on board memory for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB. With great success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom and the Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB brings the market the unlimited gaming gear. The most powerful GPU along with massive amount of on-board memory, powered by Gainward
NVIDIA says that It's Coming
NVIDIA is teasing a new product on its GeForce Facebook page, the firm uploaded a picture with an unknown product and the message "It's Coming". What is being shown on the picture remains a mystery, perhaps it's the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690?
Dolby reveals glasses-free 3D screen prototype
At NAB, The Verge saw a new 3D prototype display, a joint venture between Dolby and Philips. They were impressed with it display quality and clarity, which was very high and allowed 3D viewing even from far off to the side. The prototype display produced a 3D picture by combining a quad-HD TV with a sheet of undulating plastic, which produced 3D at 26 different points around the display. This display isn't quite ready for prime time, because the price of such high resolution displays is still very high.
Intel Ivy Bridge coming on Monday
It seems that Ivy Bridge processors will be released one week sooner than previously announced. Previously targeted for an April 29 announcement, Ivy bridge is now set for an April 23 introduction with Acer, HP and Lenovo expected to launch notebooks based on the new 22 nm processors.
Retailers across Europe apparently have posted Ivy Bridge CPUs ahead of their official availability as well. According to Heise.de, the models Core i7-3770K, Core i7-3770, Core i5-3570K, Core i5-3550 and Core i5-3450 have surfaced on price comparison sites for prices between 189 and 340 Euros. The website noted that Ivy Bridge processors are substantially more expensive than Sandy Bridge versions with the same clock speed. Those who can wait should probably hold off until there is a balance of supply and demand in the market.
2.5-inch HDDs for PCs on the rise
IHS iSuppli predicts desktops are set to adopt 2.5" HDDs as the All-in-One PC form factor gains favor:
Demand from all-in-one PCs combined with requirements for lower power consumption and a thinner, smaller storage alternative to existing 3.5-inch hard disc drives (HDD) will help create a viable market for 2.5-inch HDDs in desktops beginning next year.
Worldwide shipments of 2.5-inch HDDs to all-in-one PCs are forecast to reach approximately 1 million units in 2013, up from virtually zero this year, according to an IHS iSuppli Storage Space Market Brief from information and analytics provider IHS (NYSE: IHS). Shipments then will increase to 3 million units the following year and rise steadily until they hit some 7 million units in 2016, as shown in the figure below. The HDD market for all-in-one PCs will continue to be dominated by 3.5-inch discs, with shipments by 2016 estimated at 31 million units, but growth will be much slower for the segment during the same period than for 2.5-inch drives.
The 2.5-inch HDD is used widely today in a variety of products, including mobile or notebook PCs, external hard disk drives and in enterprise applications such as servers and storage systems. Their advantages over conventional 3.5-inch HDDs include a smaller form factor, lower power consumption and higher endurance.
Of late, however, the 2.5-inch drives have also become attractive and desirable for desktop PCs, especially among all-in-one computers.
Star Trek Game - Teaser Trailer
Grim Dawn gets a Kickstarter campaign
Crate Entertainment (ex-Titan Quest developers) decided to jump on the Kickstarter bandwagon and initiated a campaign for their upcoming action RPG, Grim Dawn. Crate Entertainment's goal is $280,000 and there are 31 days left until the end of their Kickstarter campaign. Below you will find the game's key features. Grim Dawn will:
- Be DRM free!
- Include robust modding tools so you can create your own worlds!
- Be faster-paced, with much more satisfying enemy hit reactions and deaths.
- Allow you to fight house-to-house as you lay waste to enemies and the former owner's furniture in the process. Break through walls to open up new areas of exploration!
- Feature a more open-world design with randomized elements that will greatly enhance replay-ability. Each play-through will be unique with 'set-piece' spawners that can turn a patch of wilderness into different types of enemy camps, a traveling merchant caravan, etc, each with their own unique art.
- If you don't want to follow the main story, you aren't forced to. Non-linear progression allows you to unlock new areas by repairing bridges, defeating enemy blockades, etc, as soon as you have the resources and power to do it. Race ahead into higher-level areas and get pwned, we'll warn you but we're not going to stop you!
- Let you combine any two of five distinct skill classes, each with multiple skill trees in which to specialize. Spend money to reclaim skill points if you're unhappy with your build.
- Have a refined loot system that drops far less junk-items, produces more uber randomized gear and ensures more consistent rewards rom hero and boss monsters.
- Immerse you in a gritty, dangerous, Victorian era fantasy world where humankind has been pushed to the brink of extinction by warring otherworldly powers.
- Give players meaningful quest choices and the ability to visually change the starting town as they help to rebuild and secure the future survival of humanity.
- Let you ally with NPC factions to earn rewards and unlock new quest lines. Be wary though, aiding one group can make another your enemy!
- Join up with friends in coop-multiplayer through online match-making or play over LAN and experience the full game together.
Mercenary Ops Trailer
Cooler Master Extreme II PSUs revealed
Cooler Master reveals its new Extreme II power supplies. The Extreme 2 series will be available in 475W, 525W, 625W and 725W editions for $49.99, $54.99, $74.99 and $94.99, respectively.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer today announces its new, more powerful, Extreme 2 Series of power supplies.
Packed with Power
Operating on a powerful dual +12V rail system, the Extreme 2 Series makes itself perfectly suited for powering multiple graphics cards and other demanding system components. This is achieved through the inclusion of higher quality components and process improvements that allow for higher wattage and amperage loads that result in increasing each models overall value to our users.
Peace of Mind
The Extreme 2 Series features world-class safeguards that consist of multiple over power protections which help prevent unfortunate home electrical issues from reaching your computer system?fs vital components. Ensuring a long operating life, Extreme 2 Series power supplies include highly durable capacitors with heat resistance of up to 105?
XigmaTek GIGAS review
SFF / MicroATX cases are typically smaller than typical ATX towers. This means that although the same standard hardware is supported, it is supported in lower quantities. Typically these boxes are used as a suitable HTPC home (home-theater personal computer), but with the looks the GIGAS offers, it would make a great gaming system as well as even lengthy graphics cards, ( up-to 320mm (12.5 inches) can be installed.
Read the review here.
ADATA XPG SX900 SSD
ADATA introduces the XPG SX900, a new solid state disk with the SandForce 2281 controller:
Intel first-quarter profit $2.7 billion
Intel first-quarter profit comes in at $2.7 billionIntel announced first-quarter revenue of $12.9 billion and net income of $2.7 billion, or 53 cents per share. In the same period last year, the chip giant pulled in a profit of $3.16 billion, or 56 cents a share. For the current quarter Intel anticipates revenue of $13.6 billion, plus or minus $500 million, thereby besting analyst expectations of $13.43 billion, according to data collected by Bloomberg.
Intel Corporation today reported quarterly revenue of $12.9 billion, operating income of $3.8 billion, net income of $2.7 billion and EPS of $0.53. The company generated approximately $3.0 billion in cash from operations, paid dividends of $1.0 billion and used $1.5 billion to repurchase stock.
Windows 8 to have just three SKUs
Microsoft revealed on its Windows blog that there will be three versions of Windows 8, you can read all the details over here. For desktop PCs, laptops and tablets the software giant will have "Windows 8" and "Windows 8 Pro", while the new "Windows RT" is designed for Windows on ARM (WOA) devices.
For PCs and tablets powered by x86 processors (both 32 and 64 bit), we will have two editions: Windows 8 and Windows 8 Pro. For many consumers, Windows 8 will be the right choice. It will include all the features above plus an updated Windows Explorer, Task Manager, better multi-monitor support and the ability to switch languages on the fly (more details on this feature can be found in this blog post),which was previously only available in Enterprise/Ultimate editions of Windows. For China and a small set of select emerging markets, we will offer a local language-only edition of Windows 8.
Windows 8 Pro is designed to help tech enthusiasts and business/technical professionals obtain a broader set of Windows 8 technologies. It includes all the features in Windows 8 plus features for encryption, virtualization, PC management and domain connectivity. Windows Media Center will be available as an economical