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
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
Apple Acknowledges iPhone 4 Reception Issues
Gripping any mobile phone will result in some attenuation of its antenna performance, with certain places being worse than others depending on the placement of the antennas. This is a fact of life for every wireless phone. If you ever experience this on your iPhone 4, avoid gripping it in the lower left corner in a way that covers both sides of the black strip in the metal band, or simply use one of many available cases.
Meanwhile we can also confirm that iOS 4 already hacked - PwnageTool 4.01 was Released. With PwnageTool 4.01 certain devices are not supported this is because they are not supported in iOS 4.0 or they are not supported by our software. But they're working on ways to get past these restrictions. Info here.
Crysis 2 Trailer Marine Salvage clip
Crytek has released a new Crysis 2 trailer dubbed 'Marine Salvage. This Crysis 2 "Marine Salvage" trailer showing cinematic action pieces in and around New York City's Grand Central Terminal
BDXL offers 100GB & 128GB Blu-ray discs
Blu-ray Disc Association (also known as BDA), announced today the final media specifications for the new Blu-ray format, called BDXL (High Capacity Recordable and Rewritable discs) and IH-BD (Intra-Hybrid discs). We are excited to hear that there two versions of the forthcoming multi-layer BDXL Blu-ray format.
The first one is "write-once" only and has a capacity of 128GB . According to the press release at Los Angeles, this media aims to meet the expectations for commercial broadcasting and medical or document image requirements. Instead of this, we expect some ultra HD three dimensional movies like Avatar, just for our 3D-eye satisfaction.
The second version is about a 100GB inside into a "re-writable" Blu-ray disc. Well, imagine that you work at Pixar
Patriot Sector 7 DDR3 3-Channel EP Series
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Club3D releases GeForce GTX 465
G.Skill extends Warranty on most niche SSDs
In order to provide a better service for its customers, G.Skill has extended the warranty to 3 years for all Phoenix series SSD, Including Phoenix and the latest Phoenix Pro drives. For the consumers who have already purchased any G.Skill Phoenix series SSD, G.Skill will also provide 3 years warranty service too.
All G.Skill SSD solutions now come with 3 years warranty and the G.Skill Technical team is always ready to provide consumers with complete technical support via online forums, telephone and email.
Check out our Phoenix SSD review here.
Thermaltake outs USB 3.0 HDD docking bay
Hmmmz, definitely interesting. Thermaltake introdced a USB 3.0 SuperSpeed docking station, two actually, one for all 2.5"? and 3.5"? HDDs, making it more convenient and easy to transfer large documents, pictures or movies between hard drives and computers.
With support for hard drives of up to 2 TB capacity the Thermaltake BlacX 5G offers utmost storage convenience and flexibility for people on the move and those with huge data archives. Backward compatibility with USB 2.0 and USB 1.1 increase usage scenarios to even migrate data from older systems and make them available on the latest USB 3.0 SuperSpeed devices. The easy plug & play installation warrants for operation with Windows systems as well as Mac OS, while the premium shielded data cable does not only guarantee increased data safety but also boosts transfer rates up to 5.0 Gbps with USB 3.0 compatible devices.
The compact BlacX 5G (ST0019) sports dimensions of barely 73 (H) x 136 (W) x 88 (D) mm making it easy to place anywhere near or on your computer. It is already bundled with USB 3.0 SuperSpeed data transfer cable and a power cord for immediate use.
The BlacX 5G is available for an MSRP of US$ 49.99
MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G review
MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G gets tested
We test the MSI R5670 Cyclone 1G. This is a sub 100 USD graphics card that certainly is not a card with a lot of muscle, but for low-level and not too demanding gaming, it can suffice. MSI decided to redesign the board a little bit, slapped a Cyclone cooler on the GPU, ditched their high-end 'military class' components on it, equipped it with some faster memory and bam... you've got yourself a product that can be tweaked into the stratosphere.
1GHz ?! Not an issue my dear Watson. Here's the ling to this Guru3D article.
Enermax debuts LibertyECO II 720W PSU
Enermax announced the LibertyECO II 720W modular power supply. The modular Liberty-series has been a global power supply bestseller for the last 5 years. On the 20th anniversary of the Enermax brand, the recently updated LibertyECO II has carried this success forward, and now Enermax expands its range to include a new 720-Watt-model specifically designed for gamers and hardware-enthusiasts who demand high-performance. LibertyECO II 720W is available from today at your local retailer. All PSU
Cooler Master V6GT CPU cooler with built-in LED strip
I was recently talking to Cooler Master about a review on this cooler due soon. Cooler Master introduced the V6GT, a new high-end cooler with a nickel-plated copper base, six 6mm heatpipes and a large aluminium fin array that is cooled by two 120mm DynaLoop bearing PWM fans that deliver between 34.02CFM and 93.74CFM at a noise level of 15dBA to 38dBA.
The Cooler Master V6GT combines a new thinking in CPU cooler design, yet doesn
SD memory cards to get performance indication symbols
Not a bad idea really. The SD Association announced new high-speed performance symbols for SDXC and SDHC memory cards:
The SD Association announced today two new high-speed performance symbols for the fastest SDXC and SDHC devices and memory cards. The first symbol identifies products with bus-interface speeds up to 104 Megabytes per second for greater device performance. The second symbol identifies SD memory cards and products with a performance option allowing real-time video recording.
The sheer variety of high-performing, feature-rich devices has dictated the need for a wide variety of SD memory card speeds and capacities to maximize device performance and meet consumer expectations. With more than 2.5 billion SD memory cards in the market today, the new high-speed performance capabilities will co-exist with earlier SD memory cards still used by consumers, as those cards are still interoperable with the newest host devices. New SD memory cards and devices bearing the following new performance symbols may now begin entering the marketplace:
* The new Ultra High Speed (UHS) symbol can be found exclusively on SDXC and SDHC products. SDXC or SDHC products with the UHS-I symbol offer the fastest bus-interface speeds available today, capable of supporting data transfer speeds up to 104 Megabytes per second. UHS-I quadruples the existing maximum possible speed of 25 Megabytes per second. UHS bus interfaces are backwards compatible. SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I memory cards achieve greatest performance when paired with a UHS-I device and allow consumers to record HD resolution videos, plus perform other simultaneous recording functions.
* The new UHS Speed Class symbol can be found exclusively on SDXC UHS-I and SDHC UHS-I products. UHS Speed Class 1 designates SD memory cards and products with a performance option designed to support real-time video recording. This symbol will be found on SDXC UHS-I or SDHC UHS-I memory cards. Consumers can realize the full potential of recording real-time broadcasts and capturing videos using a digital video camera by pairing their devices with UHS Speed Class 1 memory cards.
* The existing Speed Class symbols for non-UHS SD, SDHC and SDXC products are Class 2, Class 4, Class 6 and Class 10. They refer to the minimum write speed performance of the memory card. The symbols may be found on memory cards and devices, including video and digital cameras.
For greatest performance, users should pair their devices with the corresponding SD memory card. The Association has created two videos to show best uses for the variety of SD memory cards available today; to view, visit www.sdcard.org/videos. The Association also offers an online resource, www.sdcard.org/cardchoice, for users to explore the variety of SD memory cards types for new and existing devices.
"The world-leading SD memory card standard has increased the value, usefulness and longevity of consumer electronic products by allowing consumers to easily upgrade their devices to meet their needs and budgets," said Paul Ritchie, executive director of the SD Association. "The new high-speed symbols are designed to make it easier for consumers to take advantage of the massive storage and incredible speeds offered in SDXC and SDHC products."
HTML 5 Speed Test: IE9 vs. Chrome 6
DownloadSquad put together a video showing hardware accelerated canvas rendering on IE9 and Chrome 6. HTML 5 will enable web designers to use cleaner, neater code, we can remove most div tags and replace them with semantic HTML 5 elements. As websites adopt the new HTML 5 elements we will see far greater consistency in terms of the HTML used to code a web page on one site compared to another. This will make it far easier for web designers and web developers to immediately grasp how a web page is structured even if they are brand new to it.
BioWare: The PC is 'made for gaming'
Bioware has told CVG that the PC is 'made for gaming' - and that there is 'no question' over whether it will continue to lead development of its games on the format.
Bioware designer and writing director Daniel Erickson said that the PC's interface was "less restrictive" than console equivalents.
"Every two or three years we hear the announcement of fantasy being dead, PC gaming being dead and RPGs being dead," he said. "And yet, all of the biggest games that ever come out - that set the records - are nearly always PC games, and a lot of them are fantasy games.
"The biggest game in the world is a fantasy, PC, RPG MMO. We all know the drawbacks of PC. We all scream at our boxes and try to make stuff work. But at the same time, the interface is made for games. The mouse/keyboard interface allows so much less restriction [than console].