Win a BenQ XL2730Z FreeSync Monitor at Guru3D !
As you all know, AMD recently announced FreeSync - read our article on it right here. To celebrate this new tech AMD and Guru3D.com are holding a simple contest in which you can win a BenQ XL2730Z 27" FREESYNC 144Hz Gaming monitor ! The BenQ XL2730Z is a 27″ monitor that’s running a resolution of 2560×1440.
Check out the competition right here.
Razer BlackWidow keyboard with mouse-click simulation
Whoever who said that keystroke response in gaming is secondary needs to have his street cred checked. Whether it involves lobbing a grenade or micro managing your inventory and ground units, every gamer needs to know that they can rely on their gear for the utmost precise reaction to their every move. This is it my friends, the new Razer
MadCatz introduces ambient experiences technology
MadCatz today announced the Cyborg Gaming Keyboard with amBX technology and Cyborg Gaming Lights with amBX technology, which are both for PC and expected to be the first two
New Ostendotech gaming monitor deluxe
Ostendotech unveils their amazing huge monitor, called CRVD Curved Display. It
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC (Super Overclock) review
We test and review the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition. A really nice graphics card we can say right away. Gigabyte improved the PCB, applied 3-way fan cooling and overclocked the board. All facts combined created the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 470 SOC edition (Super Overclock).
Under SKU code GV-N470SO-13I this product features a 14 phase PWM design, OC Guru graphic card smart tuner and voltage read points. The card comes at default with a 700 MHz core clock, a Shader Clock 1400 MHz and a Memory Clock of 3348 MHz (effective).
And dude .... it's completely silent, check out the full review right here.
Lian Li PC-C50 HTPC chassis
Lian Li Industrial Co. Ltd. launches its PC-C50 multimedia HTPC chassis
Sony debuts gamers headsets
Sony introduced two new headsets for gamers; the DR-GA500 and DR-GA200.
- DR-GA500 model features 7.1ch digital surround sound perfect for first person shooters (FPS)
- DR-GA500 and DR-GA200 have 40mm drive units for premium gaming sound quality
MSI GeForce GTX 480 HydroGen edition
MSI is preparing to release the GeForce GTX 480 HydroGen edition. This card features a massive 830g copper waterblock and has a 700MHz GPU, 1401MHz shaders and 1536MB GDDR5 clocked at 3696MHz, the same clockspeeds as the reference model. Pricing is said to be $695.
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Zotac GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition
Zotac released the GeForce GTX 460 AMP! Edition, a new GeForce GTX 460 with 810MHz GPU clockspeed (675MHz stock), 1620MHz shaders (1350MHz stock) and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4000MHz (3600MHz stock).
The card also has a non-reference cooler, features DisplayPort, and is bundled with Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands.
Patrician IV Trailer
Intel preps fastest six-core Xeon X5690 Processor
The processor will come at a sweet clock frequency of 3.46 GHz (26.0 x 133 MHz) and can Turbo to 3.60 GHz (27.0 x 133 MHz).
Other stuff remains standard, thus the QuickPath Interconnect speed is 6.4 GT/s, it supports triple-channel registered DDR3 memory with its integrated memory controller. Cache levels include 256 KB L2 cache per core, and 12 MB shared L3 cache.
A quick overclocking feat by Fitseries3 on the EVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard yielded a speed of 5 GHz making use of the high BClk multiplier. The chip is likely to carry a rated TDP of 130W. Intel may release this processor in the next quarter, either displacing the X5680 from its US $1,730 price point, or occupying a higher one.
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Intel SSD refresh 600GB X25-M
German tech site ComputerBase received details of Intel's upcoming solid state disk products as DVHardware reports:
The leaked roadmap reveals Intel's first 25nm solid state disks will arrive in Q4 2010, the 25nm X25-M "Postville Refresh" units will have higher capacity, encryption, S.M.A.R.T. support, and better performance. The 80GB model will be discontinued, the lineup now starts at 160GB and climbs to 300GB and 600GB.
In the first quarter of 2011 the X25-E will receive a 25nm "enterprise grade" MLC refresh, these new "Lyndonville" units will receive much more capacity, S.M.A.R.T. support, encryption, and enhanced write performance. While the current lineup only offers 32GB and 64GB models, the new product lineup will feature 100GB, 200GB and 400GB models.
The X25-V value lineup will receive a 25nm-based 80GB disk in Q4 2010, with a new 40GB model to follow in Q1 2011. The X18-M line will be upgraded to 25nm in early 2011, with new drives in capacities of 160GB and 300GB.
The roadmap also reveals Intel has plans to release "Soda Creek", a small form factor PCIe Full SATA SSD. These models will still use 34nm MLC, they will only be available in 40GB and 80GB sizes.
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Thecus Sells 10Gb Ethernet PCI Express Adapter
In case you figured that on ther consumer market nothing changes in the ethernet segment, think again. Thecus now sells 10Gbit/s Ethernet PCI Express Adapters.
Sparkle Calibre X480
Sparkle outs a GTX 480 graphics card with Arctic Cooling's Accelero Xtreme cooling solution. The card is slightly overclocked, the Calibre X480 has a 752MHz core (700MHz stock), 1536MB GDDR5 clocked at 3800MHz (3696MHz stock) and 1504MHz shaders (1401MHz stock).
DDR4 memory details surface
Memory makers discosed some of the first technicalities on DDR4 at the MemCon conference in Tokyo. This new memory standard is expected to be introduced in 2012, with broad availability expected by 2015.
DDR4 modules are expected to feature frequencies of 1600MHz to 4266MHz, standard modules will use 1.2V, and low-power modules will require 1.1V or 1.05V.
More details and slides can be found at PC Watch, the site has some additional details about the new "Point to Point" connections, which enables the processor to communicate with each module directly, and some info about the power consumption features. Also keep in mind that the DDR4 standard isn\'t expected to be finalized until sometime in 2011, a lot may change between now and then.
Lost Planet 2 Benchmark Download
Download the Lost Planet 2 Benchmark to measure the performance of your system and see first-hand how DirectX11.
A decade has passed since the first game, and the face of E.D.N. III has changed dramatically. Terra forming efforts have been successful and the ice has begun to melt, giving way to lush tropical jungles and harsh unforgiving deserts. Players will enter this new environment and follow the exploits of their own customized snow pirate on their quest to seize control of the changing planet.
The primary purpose of Test A is to give an indication of typical game play performance of the PC running Lost Planet 2. (i.e. if you can run Mode A smoothly, the game will be playable at a similar condition). In this test, the character
Lost Planet 2 PC Edition to be DirectX 11 title
Capcom todays announced a 15th October date for Lost Planet 2 on PC. DirectX 11 and NVIDIA 3D Vision will be supported, and you can test these features by running a preview of the game available. Recommended system specs are an Intel Core2 Quad or AMD Phenom x4 processor; NVIDIA GeForce 9800 or ATI Radeon HD4800 graphics card; and either 2GB RAM on Windows XP or 3GB RAM on Windows Vista. Windows 7 is supported.
A preview version is available starting today that has both a gameplay test and DirectX 11 benchmark mode. There are two modes: Test A gives an indication of general gameplay and movement will perform while Test B is much more demanding and will push the PC to its limits.
Blizzard Wins Lawsuit Vs. Private Servers
According to the decision, Scapegaming made $3,053,339 in "inappropriate profits", which will be rolled into the total owed to Blizzard by Scapegaming: $88,594,589. The rest of that money comes from a paltry $63,600 in legal fees, and whopping $85,478,600 of statutory damages.
This should serve as a warning to any unofficial server operators, but if you've just got to make yourself vulnerable to lawsuit by Blizzard, don't be stupid enough to attempt to profit off of your venture.
BFG Tech now in liquidation
We have mentioned this a couple of times already, but it looks like BFG now is in liquidation of it's assets and thus bankrupt. In our forums consumers are now reporting that their broken products are being sent back and not repaired.
Instead the products are returned and letters are sent out:
BFG Technologies, Inc. is winding down and liquidating its business. Unfortunately our major supplier would not support our business. As a result we are returning your graphics card without being able to repair it. We apologize for the inconvenience.