Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor GeForce GTX 970 VRAM stress test
It has been an interesting week with all the hype on the GeForce GTX 970 with what now is know as a crippled memory sub-system. Three weeks ago here on Guru3D.com users in our forums started to report oddities with their GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, the card ran out of memory at 3.5 GB, not utilizing anything higher or reports of stutters in high graphics memory usage.Read more
Does the GeForce GTX 970 have a memory allocation bug ? (update 3)
For a week or two now in our forums there have been allegations that users of the GeForce GTX 970 have a darn hard time addressing and filling the last 10% of their graphics memory. The 4 GB card seems to run into issues addressing the last 400 to 600 MB of memory, which is significant.Read more
HWiNFO32 version 3.55
HWiNFO32 is a professional hardware information and diagnostic tools supporting latest components, industry technologies and standards. Both tools are targeted to recognize and extract the most possible amount of information about computer's hardware which makes them suitable for users searching for driver updates, computer manufactures, system integrators and technical experts too.
Retrieved information's are presented in a logical and easily understandable form and can be exported into various types of reports.
- Comprehensive hardware information
- System health monitoring
- Basic benchmarks
- Text, CSV and XML report formats
- Periodical updates
- For Windows NT/2000/XP/Vista/Server 2003; Windows 9X/Me (limited)
The new version of the HWiNFO32 hardware information and diagnostic tool and it features:
- Improved graphical displaying of CPU frequency per core (new bar, color).
- Added reporting of GPU Fan duty cycle for ATI R7xx and Evergreen family.
- Added possibility to display sensor readings on 3 columns/line on LG G15 LCD.
- Added support of LG G19 Color QVGA LCD.
- Enhanced support of GPU monitoring for ATI M8x families.
- Enhanced sensor support of ASUS M4A87TD, M4A88 and M4N98 series.
- Improved S.M.A.R.T monitoring, added reporting of Airflow Temperature.
- Improved reporting of CPU features (dynamic + colors).
- Improved System Summary and per-core clock measuring.
- Reduced DPC latency during frequent scanning/monitoring.
- Added DELL SMI monitoring support on x64 systems.
- Filtered out invalid PCH temperature readings.
- Improved sensor monitoring for ASRock series: G41MH, H55M-GE, HM55-MXM, 770DE3L, 785G Pro, 790GX Pro, 880GM-LE, 880GMH-LE, ION2-HT, P55 Extreme3.
MSI launches Wind Box DE520 and DC520
Today MSI, the global leading brand in All-in-One PC, announces the launch of two new HTPCs: the Wind Box DE520 and DC520. They are small and elegant enough to worth a place in your living room and their stylish and environmentally-friendly design attracts everyone
LG E60 Series with LED backlight technology
In the past few months, several monitor manufacturers revealed their environmental sensitive side of display. With limited power consumption and energy saving options, monitors are leading the eco-friendly technology inside everyone
Four core Fusion APU comes with 55W TDP
Last week we already mentioned that AMD is working on a low cost and low power Fusion processor. This week Fudzilla mentions that a 55 Watt part is in the works as well. AMDs Fuzion processor will be a merge between a GPU and a CPU called an APU.
It goes a step further though as for that 55 Watt the APU actually embeds also a lot of the responsibilities of the chipset.
Talking about the chipset, the platform, thanks to the Hudson I/O controller, will have support for 16 USB ports, USB 3.0 (through the Hudson M3), PCI Express graphics, six SATA ports (with RAID), 1Gb Ethernet etc. Llano chips will be aimed at notebooks, both high-end and low-power, whereas Ontario APUS will be used in ultra low-voltage devices, like tablets, netbooks etc. Both are already available internally and the Llano has started sampling to select customers [via fudzilla]
Microsoft Windows 8 information leaked
New information was leaked about the upcoming Microsoft Windows, possibly named Eight 8. As you can see through the leaked pictures, Microsoft seems to follow their competitor
Apple hopes iOS 4.0.1 update to fix bad reception issues
Not long ago, we told you that Apple acknowledged their iPhone 4 bad reception issues. Whether we are not 100% aware of the problem
GEIL EVOTWO - DDR3 hardcore gaming memory
Like father, like son, Geil has announced the second update for their top-class high-end memory chips -- the so called EVO series. This is about DDR3 EVO Two Gaming Series, that comes in hardcore speeds at both frequencies of 2000MHz @ CL6-9-6-24 and 2500MHZ @ CL9-11-9-27 . These chips provide ample temporary storage to handle all random accessed memory data without problems. They also come in capacities of 2GB (1GBx2) and 4GB (2GBx2) respectively.
As every GEIL memory module, they all are piece by piece tested under extreme circumstances to perform at their maximum efficiency. As such, GEIL names this DBT
SLI patch for Medal Of Honor MP Beta
EVGA has released the 28th version of its unofficial SLI Enhancement Patch. This software enables SLI support for the latest games so far, such as beta versions and hot demo releases. Not only dedicated to SLI, but also dual-GPUs should benefit from this patch, as well. So, all of you gamers out there using SLI implementation or dual-GPU support, now you can boost your performance by applying to EVGA
OCZ Unveils RevoDrive up to 80,000 IOPS
OCZ Technology outs the RevoDrive PCI-Express SSD today, an innovative storage solution that focuses on both performance and affordability for consumers. The new RevoDrive was developed to push the limits of economical SSD technology to deliver a revolutionary product with a remarkable price point.
Moving beyond the bottleneck of SATA II (3Gbps), the OCZ RevoDrive features a PCIe interface to deliver superior speeds over 500MB/s reads and random small file writes up to 80,000 IOPS, nearly twice the speed of other consumer SSDs. Thanks to a proprietary RAID 0 design, the RevoDrive maximizes data access and bandwidth to promote a faster, more responsive PC experience compared to not only hard drives, but other SSDs on the market.
Corsair Flash Padlock 2 Security Announcement
Instructions for correcting the security issue are as follows, and can also be found at corsair.com/padlockupdate. Please note that this procedure must be followed in its entirety to ensure the security of the drive. Also note that while the procedure is NOT destructive, we recommend that you back up your data prior to proceeding.
Drive must be in a LOCKED state. If the drive is plugged into a system, remove it.
Press and hold the KEY button and the 0/1 button down, simultaneously, for five or more seconds.
Release the KEY and 0/1 buttons. Note that at this stage your password MAY have been erased, but data will still exist on the drive.
Wait until any LEDs are no longer illuminated or blinking
Press and hold the KEY button for three seconds. Both red and green LEDs will illuminate.
Enter a new PIN using the PIN keys. A user PIN may be 4 to 10 digits long; for security, Corsair recommends 6 digits or more.
Press and release the KEY button. Both red and green LEDs will blink in unison.
Re-enter your PIN to confirm.
Press and release the Key button. Green LED will flash, indicating your PIN has been accepted.
Your drive is now secure.
Assistance is available by contacting Corsair Technical Support. Technical Support can be reached via telephone, by email, or by accessing Corsair
Cooler Master HAF-X review
Cooler Master HAF-X review
We test and review the HAF-X from Cooler Master. The HAF X rears its head marketed as the most powerful HAF (High Air Flow) chassis to date. An enthusiast targeted chassis that will keep your expensive components cooled down well, with a very user-friendly but extremely aesthetically pleasing design. To date each HAF and any HAF series chassis has proven to be extremely gratifying, has rugged looks and offers plenty of space for your hardware.
This new model is even compatible with USB 3.0 devices. You'll notice in the review that the chassis comes with dedicated support and cooling for graphic cards, excellent airflow with the help of up to four gargantuan fans.
Pioneer Elite SC-37,VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 AV receivers
Pioneer has introduced no less than six AV receivers for home theater fans including the new Elite SC-37, VSX-30, VSX-31, and VSX-32 units. The line has some lower priced units as well as the high-end SC-37 flagship receiver.
The VSX-30 and VSX-31 are prices at $550 and $650 respectively and have iPhone and iPod touch control with Bluetooth streaming audio capability with an optional adapter. The receivers also support HDMI 1.4a for 3D content. The high-end SC-37 receiver sells for $2200.
The receiver has a Home Media Gallery feature that lets the user access photos and music files from a computer on a local network and it supports satellite radio and Rhapsody. The VSX-32 has the same features as the other VSX receivers and adds Marvell Qdeo video processing technology.
Sharkoon USB 3.0 packing Rapid Case
Sharkoon has offered up a new external case for your extra 3.5-inch HDDs with the SATA interface that will let you use those drives as external storage. The new enclosure uses USB 3.0 connectivity for blazing fast data transfers and access.
The case is made from solid aluminum. It is also compatible with 2.5-inch HDDs as well. In addition to USB 3.0 connectivity, the drive also supports USB 2.0 and eSATA connections.
The Rapid Case measures 205mm L x 115mm W x 35mm H and weighs 460g. It will work with Windows XP, Vista and 7 operating systems and ships with the needed USB 3.0 cable. The device sells for 29.90 euros.
Acer Predator AG7750-U2222 has GeForce GTX 470 3-way SLI
The case has an aggressive design, a memory card reader and your optical drives are hidden behind a mechanized front cover, an illuminated door on the lower front of the case provides easy access to the hot-swappable HDDs and inside the case you'll find red LED lighting. Additionally, the chassis also features a secure handle to make it easier to transport your gaming PC to LAN parties.
Gamers with empty bank accounts need not apply, as this new gaming rig starts at a serious $1,999.
Here's the press release with all the details:
Acer, the world
Transformers: War for Cybertron Trailer
Warmouse Meta has no less than 18 buttons
Warmouse Inc released their new ultimate Meta mouse. It
Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2010
Guru3D Rig of the Month - June 2010
This months winner's RIG speaks all for itself. He made his PC his own battleship, in fact his theme for this build was Battlestar Gallactica. We had several really good entries this month alright, but this build is just magnificent and a very worthy winner which I think you all can agree on.
Lukasz aka luke997 is the winner of Rig of The Month June 2010. Meet this software engineer at the age of 30, he has been a Guru3D aficionado for a year or three and the surely likes to build kick'ass PCs.
Check out his rig right here.
TeamGroup announces Aegis C101 flash drive series
Team Technology Inc outs the new Aegis C101 flash drive series. Five different colors to five different capacities. As you can see, there is a wide variety of iterations up to 2GB, 4GB, 8GB, 16GB and 32GB, from left to right respectively. All models support USB 2.0 interface and high speed read/write data transport of 20MB and 10MB per second. As TeamGroup states, all flash disks are environmentally friendly