Review: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X (11GB)
We review the all new MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X. In this article we'll look at the fastest graphics card your money can get you, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Ti based on Pascal architecture. Armed with 11GB of GDDR5X graphics memory.
Read the full article here.
3DMark for Windows HD Video preview
Check the first public showing of the new 3DMark tech demo. Fortunately, we have now put an HD trailer up on YouTube for everyone to enjoy.
The next 3DMark for Windows will be the world's first unified graphics benchmark allowing testing of DirectX 9, DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 capable hardware through the DirectX 11 API. This is a big change from previous 3DMarks and one that we are very excited about.
Secondly, the new 3DMark will be compatible with Windows 8, Windows 7 and Windows Vista. As a result, we are dropping the "3DMark for Windows 8" working title and instead referring to the new benchmark as 3DMark for Windows, or simply the next 3DMark, though these are working titles too.
Here's the first screenshot of the benchmark (click to enlarge):
HELSINKI, FINLAND June 21, 2012 Futuremark
Sharp LC-90LE745U 90-inch 1080p HDTV
Sharp has proudly introduced the LC-90LE745U 90-inch (!) 1080p HDTV. It is equipped with Sharp
MondoHub 28-port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub
Need some more USB connectivity ? The MondoHub 28-port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub provides four SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports and 24 USB 2.0 ports, which are perfect for charging your devices or transferring data. Measuring 23mm x 229mm x 112mm and weighing 354 grams, the device also has an automatic overcurrent protection and power switches for each port.
It is compatible with both Windows and Mac operating systems. The MondoHub 28-port USB 2.0/3.0 Hub retails for $89.99 each. [ThinkGeek]
BBQ Guru Releases CyberQ Wi-Fi BBQ Temperature Control
Alright, in the summer spirit and being hardware related check this out for a fun story: BBQ Guru today launched the CyberQ Wi-Fi for BBQ enthusiasts :)
It is claimed to be the world
VIA ARM Digital Signage System with Android
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient computing platforms, today announced the VIA ARM DS (Digital Signage) system.
Developed for the Android operating system, the VIA ARM DS is an all-in-one system-ready solution for managing dynamic displays for cost sensitive high volume segments where high performance video and connectivity are paramount for enhanced customer engagement. Applications range from kiosks, POS systems, video walls, and menu boards to TVOIP, cloud streaming, and Out of Home Advertising across a broad spectrum of retail, hospitality, education, and entertainment environments.
Colorful passively cooled GeForce GTX 680
Already shown during computex, Colorful shows its first fanless GeForce GTX 680 graphics card; the iGame GTX 680 passive. This new model features two aluminium fin arrays, and a grand total of twenty heatpipes, including seven heatpipes to draw heat away from the GPU and another six heatpipes that are used to join the two aluminium stacks. It's unknown if this design will hit the retail market, Colorful is reportedly still assessing the marketability of this product.
The cooler cumulatively has 20 heat pipes, a surface area of 200 square meters across 280 aluminum fins. The second module is optional, and is only recommended if the operating environment is warm, or if the end user is overclocking. The card is said to use a complex VRM design that draws power from two 8-pin PCIe power connectors, though we suspect the idea behind that to be heat spreading. The design guarantees reliable silent operation at reference clock speeds or mild overclocking. Display outputs include one each of dual-link DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort.
Resident Evil 6 Leon Footage
World of Tanks - Update 7.4 Trailer
Unreal Engine 3 DirectX 11 Benchmark Download
Just a heads up, you can finally download that DX11 benchmark from the Chinese game Passion Leads Army from Giant IronHorse. The game is powered by Unreal Engine 3 so you've pretty much seen it all in terms of tech but, for those of you that really like benchmarks, you can download it and give it a spin.
Download here (566 MB)
ASUS ROG Maximus V Formula Sneak Peek
The ASUS Maximus V Formula Z77 Motherboard just arrived @ our grounds. The feature packed and highly tweakable motherbaord certainly is looking good. Obviously we'll be working on a full review soon but should we have tickled your taste-buds, have a peek at some photo's we took (click on the thumbnails):
HWiNFO64 version 4.00
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.
- Fixed GPU logo when switching between GPUs.
- Improved GK1xx fan speed reporting.
- Fixed reporting of GPU clocks for ATI R6xx family.
- Added AMD Radeon HD 7420G, 7520G, 7620G, 7640G, 7660G, 7480D, 7540D, 7560D, 7660D models.
- Added preliminary AMD Kaveri support.
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on BIOSTAR A75 and TZ77 series. \
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI X79 series.
- Added nVidia GeForce GTX 670 and GeForce GTX 690.
- Improved drive and SMART enumeration on systems with Intel Rapid Storage Technology drivers.
- Fixed reporting of CPU DTS temperatures on multiple CPU packages.
- Improved nVidia GPU voltage monitoring with nVidia R3xx drivers.
- Added fan speed monitoring on ASUS G74Sx and G75VW notebooks.
- Optimized performance and memory usage in Sensor-only mode.
- Improved handling of RTSS.
Enhanced support of AMD Trinity.
MSI Afterburner 2.2.2 Download
MSI announced today that its Afterburner V2.2.2 overclocking utility and its Kombustor testing utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.
This version supports the control of South Island and Kepler card, if you get the card, you may try to play it.
Changes list includes:
- Changes list includes:
- Increased upper allowed power limit for power limit adjustment slider on some extreme editions of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600 series graphics cards
- ATIPDLXX.DLL is no longer included in MSI Afterburner distributive
- MSI On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 4.3.4. New version gives you the following improvements:
o Fixed framerate calculation for DirectX10/DirectX11 applications, which actively use presentation testing during rendering (e.g. Max Payne 3)
MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning review
We review and test the MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning. An all customized PCB, extra features, a fast factory-overclock and that new TwinFrozr IV cooler is bound to make the Kepler GPU empowered MSI GeForce GTX 680 Lightning a very sexy product.
Check out our full review right here.
HIS Digital Sets New 3DMark World Record
The HIS Digital, HIS 7970 X set a new overclock world record with 4 x HIS 7970 X at 1480/1910MHz achieved 84669 marks on 3Dmark Vantage record.
The 4 HIS 7970 X cards performed to its best with HKEPC OC Lab
NVIDIA reponds to Linus Torvals Remarks
The statement follows on this reaction from the man:
Supporting Linux is important to NVIDIA, and we understand that there are people who are as passionate about Linux as an open source platform as we are passionate about delivering an awesome GPU experience.
Recently, there have been some questions raised about our lack of support for our Optimus notebook technology. When we launched our Optimus notebook technology, it was with support for Windows 7 only. The open source community rallied to work around this with support from the Bumblebee Open Source Project (http://bumblebee-project.org/). And as a result, we've recently made Installer and readme changes in our R295 drivers that were designed to make interaction with Bumblebee easier.
While we understand that some people would prefer us to provide detailed documentation on all of our GPU internals, or be more active in Linux kernel community development discussions, we have made a decision to support Linux on our GPUs by leveraging NVIDIA common code, rather than the Linux common infrastructure. While this may not please everyone, it does allow us to provide the most consistent GPU experience to our customers, regardless of platform or operating system.
As a result:
- Linux end users benefit from same-day support for new GPUs , OpenGL version and extension parity between NVIDIA Windows and NVIDIA Linux support, and OpenGL performance parity between NVIDIA Windows and NVIDIA Linux.
- We support a wide variety of GPUs on Linux, including our latest GeForce, Quadro, and Tesla-class GPUs, for both desktop and notebook platforms. Our drivers for these platforms are updated regularly, with seven updates released so far this year for Linux alone. The latest Linux drivers can be downloaded from www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html.
- We are a very active participant in the ARM Linux kernel. For the latest 3.4 ARM kernel
Google and ASUS7-inch tablet launches June 27
Sources from upstream component makers confided to DigiTimes that Google and Asustek are expected to reveal a $199 7" Nexus tablet at Google I/O, a developer event taking place from June 27-29 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Manufactured by Quanta Computer, the tablet is anticipated to hit the retail channel in July and projected to hit shipments of at least three million units in the second half of the year.
With Google expected to unveil the details of the devices at Google I/O, Asustek Chairman Jonney Shih will also attend the conference to jointly announce the tablet PC with Google.
Due to its low price, the 7-inch Nexus tablet PC only supports a Wi-Fi connection and does not feature a back-side webcam, but will equip with a front-side webcam for video conference.
The device will also be preloaded with Google's Chrome browser, with compatibility issues having been resolved to allow smoother operation for some software applications.
ADATA XPG SX300 and Premier Pro SP300 mSATA SSDs
ADATA presents two new mSATA SSDs: the XPG SX300 and the Premier Pro SP300. ADATA
CM Storm Stryker full-tower released
Cooler Master reveals the CM Storm Stryker, a new white full-tower case. The CM Storm Stryker has a MSRP of 159.95EUR and will be available in retail stores from mid-July.
Today CM Storm, Cooler Master