Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X PLUS (11 Gbps GDDR5X )
We review the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X PLUS. An all custom, tweaked and cooled better product. Lets check out the new 8 GB model from MSI, with that PLUS for dandy 11000 MHz GDDR5X graphics memory.
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ASUS Maximus V Extreme review
We review the ASUS Maximus V Extreme. There is a kind of people that feel enough is not enough, they want moar' and for exactly that kind of enthusiast end user ASUS creates ROG EXTREME products. This is a ROG (Republic of Gamers) motherboard, and that means extra enthusiast features alright, as for overclockers, here's where things start to get serious, the board is designed with a 12-phase Digi+ VRM, Subzero Sense, has voltage-measurement points and the ROG Connect technology (overclock the board via Bluetooth from their phone).
And yes there's still more, ASUS throws in the OC Key as well, which creates an overlay on the active DVI monitor to adjust overclock settings in real-time without using additional software or hardware (it connects to the graphics card DVI port). The ASUS Maximus V Extreme just breathes overclock potential.
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EVGA Teases A Mini-ITX Z77 Motherboard
EVGA just posted a teaser picture of their upcoming Intel Z77 based mini-ITX motherboard. Back in May, EVGA
Xilence Montclair Mid-Tower PC Case
Xilence Technology has released their newest mid-tower PC case for the European market. Called the Montclair, this steel case supports for both micro-ATX and ATX motherboards.
It is equipped with a front-placed I/O panel with 2x USB 2.0 and 2x audio ports, three 5.25-inch external drive bays, five 5.25-inch internal drive bays, seven expansion slots and has one 120mm front fan. The Montclair sells for 49.90 Euro (about $61).
Logic3 Iconic Audio Collection Headsets
Logic3 today announces the availability of its headphones and earphones within the iconic Ferrari by Logic3 collection of world-leading audio products.
The extensive range of seven styles of earphones and headphones celebrate Ferrari's excellence and flair, both on the road and in motorsport, by delivering superior audio performance and beautiful design.
Unveiled to great acclaim at CES 2012, and winner of the iLounge Best of Show award for product design, Logic3's exclusive audio collaboration with Ferrari demonstrates the company's long-held passion and desire to produce the very best audio products on the market.
Ashvin Patel, Logic3 CEO, says: "We're delighted to launch the first earphones and headphones within the iconic Ferrari by Logic3 collection, which celebrate the style and technical excellence of Ferrari. Throughout the design and engineering process, we have worked meticulously with the Italian brand to ensure the Ferrari by Logic3 collection delivers the excellence that the legendary marque demands. We also look forward to announcing pricing and availability of our additional products in the coming weeks."
Andrea Perrone, Senior Vice President Brand at Ferrari, says "Performance and quality underpins everything Ferrari does. We design and create cars which reflect our customers' aspirations, those who strive for, and achieve, the best in life. We have long held a strong desire to move into the audio market and selected Logic3 as our partner based on the company's passion and enthusiasm for audio excellence. The Ferrari by Logic3 collection encapsulates the passion, flair and technical excellence that we pride ourselves on at Ferrari and we cannot wait to share this innovative collection with Ferrari owners, fans and audio fans alike."
The Ferrari by Logic3 range is comprised of two distinguished collections:
The Scuderia Ferrari Collection is inspired by the competition, speed, and technological innovation of the F1 team. Each product takes its design cues from the sleek racing Ferrari cars, so recognisable and globally adored. This collection carries the exclusive Scuderia Ferrari badge, demonstrating a shared vision of performance, technology, and power.
The Ferrari Cavallino Collection is influenced by the emotive driving experience of Ferrari's timeless GT road cars. Premium textures and materials combined with superior finishes create unparalleled luxury and beautiful aesthetics. A range that deservedly features the illustrious 'Cavallino Rampante' (Prancing Horse) marque, defines excellence, finesse, and is truly iconic.
The following headphones and earphones are available from today at www.Ferrari.com and Harrods Department Store, London. The collection will also be available through other leading premium retailers shortly.
Headphones and Earphones:
The Scuderia Ferrari Headphones and Earphones offer sleek design and high-quality audio, accompanied by superior comfort level in and on the ears. Mirroring Ferrari's F1 styling, the whole collection is available in the following formats:
The R200 Over-Ear Headphones are available in silver or white (
EVGA SuperNOVA PSU comes with software
EVGA shows its SuperNOVA PSU software, a new piece of software that arrives with the company's 1500W PSU. The application enables user to see various details about the power supply, including output power, efficiency, output voltages, temperature, and fan speed. Additionally, overclockers will be able to use the software to send more current to particular parts.
Enthusiasts and hardcore overclockers will look forward towards the possibility to overclock your power supply. Should you venture into the extreme overclocking, be that liquid or sub-zero cooling you will have the capability to individually set overcurrent - for example, overclocking the graphics card and giving it extra current through the 6-pin and 8-pin connectors (12V Rail), splitting or unifying rails.
ASRock shows UEFI with web-update feature
See, not that is a handy feature. ASRock created the first UEFI BIOS program that lets you update itself from within the BIOS setup program:
ASRock has developed an update to its UEFI BIOS program that lets it update itself from the web. All you have to do is point it to a working internet connection that uses the motherboard's onboard Ethernet controller. Once configured, the utility calls home to ASRock, checks if a newer version of the BIOS is available, downloads it, and updates itself, with minimal user-intervention. The feature cuts down time spent in finding the right BIOS ROM image online, and copying it to a USB flash drive. Unlike Intel's Express BIOS Update program, it does not need the motherboard to have any storage devices connected. Upcoming ASRock motherboards could ship with the feature, and select current ones could get this feature via a BIOS update.
MSI liquid cooled Radeon HD 7970 GHz
MSI is prepping a liquid-cooled Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition card, to be launched under the company's Lightning brand.
This card is the likely embodiment of AMD
Google Antarctica Street View
To boldly go ... Google revealed its Street View teams have been hard at work collecting 360-degree imagery of notable locations in Antarctica, you can check it out over here.
Back in September 2010, we launched the first Street View imagery of the Antarctic, enabling people from more habitable lands to see penguins in Antarctica for the first time. Today we
Sony reveals silicon sheets that rivals thermal paste
Sony has developed a prototype of a silicon and carbon-based thermal seet that promises to meet, if not exceed, the thermal conductivity of standard thermal grease.
Tech-On reports that a new product shown last week in Tokyo by Sony could solve these issues. The company revealed a prototype of a silicon and carbon-based thermal sheet currently known as "EX20000C" that measures 0.3-2.0mm thick with a thermal resistance of 0.4-0.2K cm2/W and a compressive load of about 1-3kgf/cm2 -- five or six times the effectiveness of Sony's previous solution.
EX20000C supposedly meets, if not exceeds the thermal conductivity of standard thermal grease. A show floor exhibit compared the sheet's effectiveness with a conventional setup and it managed to reduce the processor's temperatures by an additional three degrees Celsius. In addition to eliminating cleanup and preventing overapplication, the sheets last longer than paste because they don't degrade.
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Galaxy GeForce GTX 670 4 GB GC Edition Graphics Card
Galaxy and thus in Europe, KFA2 are prepping a 4 GB overclocked version of GeForce GTX 670 and they are calling it GTX 670 4 GB GC Edition.
The product will have a big dual fan cooler, custom PCB and a new power delivery design with five phases for GPU and two for memory.
The cooler has two 92mm fans, four copper heatpipes and a large aluminium fins array. Core clock and boost clock is also given a considerable boost. Cores run at 1006 MHz as compared to 915 MHz on reference models while boost clock is upped to 1084 MHz from reference 980 MHz. Memory clock remains reference.
The acrd will make use of a 8-pin and one 6-pin PCI Express power connector. For display connectivity, it comes with dual DVI ports, HDMI port and DisplayPort. Take a peek at the photo's:
EVGA Outs GTX 680 SC Signature 2 has Dual Fan Cooler
Silicon Power Velox V70 SSD
Silicon Power announced a new line of SSDs, the Velox V70. Coming in 60GB, 120GB, 240GB and 480GB capacities, these 2.5-inch SSDs feature a brushed aluminum metal body in metallic gold finish, Toggle/Synchronous NAND Flash memory chips, a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, a SandForce SF-2281 controller, TRIM support and can deliver read and write speeds of up to 557MB/s and 507MB/s, respectively. Prices unannounced yet.
Lian Li PC-X2000FN Full-Tower PC Case
Lian Li again expanded its line of full-tower PC cases by bringing you the PC-X2000FN. Featuring an all black color coating (inside and outside), this slim aluminum case supports for micro-ATX, ATX and E-ATX motherboards, and features a top-placed I/O panel with 4x USB 3.0, 1x eSATA and 2x audio ports, two 5.25-inch drive bays, an HDD cage that supports up to seven 3.5-inch HDDs, ten expansion slots and has five fans (3x 140mm fans
Windows 8 will be available on October 26th
Just a few minutes ago, Steven Sinofsky announced at Microsoft
Phase change memory for Mobile Devies
Micron announces the availability of phase change memory for mobile devices.
Micron Technology announced high volume availability of its 45nm phase change memory (PCM) for mobile devices. The company is supplying a 1Gbit PCM die and a 512Mbit LPDDR2 device in a multichip package.
Micron's 45nm PCM solution is currently targeted at feature phones, with a future roadmap aimed at addressing smartphones and media tablets.
"Our commitment to innovation and continued development of advanced products to address the voracious demands of the wireless industry is clear and strong," claimed Tom Eby, vp of Micron's wireless solutions group. "We are determined to evolve and innovate by continuing to offer the best tailored solutions for today's and tomorrow's market requirements."
PCM has been many years in development and Micron is currently the only company offering the technology in volume. Originally intended to be a unified memory