DirectX End-User Runtimes with DX11 (August 2009) available
This download provides the DirectX end-user multi-languaged redistributable that developers can include with their product. This distro doesn't just update DX9, but also updates DX10 and DX11.
This package is localized into Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Swedish, and English.
Download: click here
Asus to Launch Color eReader
E-readers like Amazon's Kindle or Sony's PRS-505/SC are becoming an interesting alternative, or at least addition, to books and magazines. Spiking sales of these gadgets further seem to support this trend as according to iSuppli, "electronic reading device shipments are estimated to reach 3.6 million units in 2009, 7.2 million units in 2010, and 12 million units in 2011."
Hence, it doesn't come too much as a surprise that a new player, in the form of Asus, is about to enter the market, too. Since the showcasing of a prototype at the CeBIT in March, "additional details have trickled out:
An Asus representative confirmed to Wired.com the company will probably show the device at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
Asus' e-reader will likely have color touchscreens, a speaker, a webcam and a microphone, along with the capability to make inexpensive Skype calls. Despite all those features, Britain's Sunday Times reports, somewhat unbelievably, that it may be priced lower than its competitors from Sony and Kindle.
With dual screens, the new Eee e-reader could give readers a user experience similar to paper books. The device could also offer readers the option of using the second screen to browse a web page. The best part about the device, though, would be the price tag, says the Times report. The cheapest version of the Asus Eee reader could lost about
ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer Motherboard
ASUS unveiled the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard. Built around the Intel P55 Express chipset, it features the new LGA1156 socket for next-generation Intel Core i5 processors and DDR3-2133 (O.C.) memory for outstanding yet cost-effective performance. To enable multiple-GPU rendering, the motherboard supports both 3-way and 2-way graphics card configurations based on SLI or CrossFireX technology. Additionally, it leverages the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture to support three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card for 250 times more computing power.
Stunning Graphics with Flexible Multi-GPU Capabilities Powered by SLI or CrossFireX Technology
The ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer motherboard provides incredible graphics flexibility by supporting either 3-way or 2-way multi-GPU solutions via both SLI and CrossFireX technology. Users can install up to three SLI-capable GeForce graphics cards at x16, x8, and x8 connection speeds, or two graphics cards at true x16 connection speeds. Alternatively, users can also use CrossFireX for a multi-GPU setup. These flexible options give users incredible graphics performance and enhanced scalability from a single motherboard platform.
Massive Computing Power with CUDA Parallel Processing
With NVIDIA Tesla GPU support, the ASUS P7P55 WS SuperComputer provides the foundation for users to build a cost-effective personal supercomputer. The system leverages the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture for a massive performance boost from four graphic cards: three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card. This generates four teraflops of computing power
Datacolor unveils Spyder3Express monitor calibrator
One way to ensure that the colors you see on the LCD are accurate is to color calibrate the monitor. Datacolor has announced a new, affordable color calibration system called the Spyder3Express. Datacolor promises that the system is easy to use and helps DSLR photographers in the home create prints with better colors that are more natural looking.
The system includes an external calibration sensor and software that is compatible with Mac and PC systems. The device also has unlimited seat licenses so you can calibrate all the monitors in your home or office with one system. The Spyder3Express is shipping now for $89.
Gresso Gran Monaco USB drives made from exotic car materials
There are lots of men and women out there who really like cars and for many of these folks the exotic car is one of the vehicles that get them the most excited. Marques like Ferrari, Lamborghini, and Porsche get the hearts of enthusiasts around the globe fluttering.
The reality of having a fascination with vehicles that can cost up to a million dollars each is that the vast majority of fans of exotic cars will never sit in one let alone drive one. Gresso has a sleek line of flash drives that are a far cry from owning an exotic car, but are made from similar materials.
The Grand Monaco collection is made from titanium that is coated with ceramic and the drive has carbon fiber inserts as well. There are two models the double Security and the Classic. The double security drive has two USB drives with 32GB of storage each for $500. The traditional drive is offered in 32GB ($300), 16GB ($200), and 8GB ($150).
DiRT 2 Launch Trailer
BLUR Power-ups trailer
Core i5 750 - Core i7 860 and 870 processor review
Today Intel is introducing the P55 motherboard chipset and no less than three new Nehalem based Lynnfield processors, with many more to follow in the upcoming months. Today's product releases are targeted at the higher segment of the mainstream market; what you read about today can hardly be called cheap or 'very' affordable, with one exception. Two out of the three Lynnfield processors introduced today are actually positioned and classified in the Core i7 range of processors, and just one processor is an actual Core i5 series processor.
Ladies and gents, let's meet the Core i5 750, Core i7 860 and Core i7 870 in an in-depth review.
You can read this article here.
Intel P55 chipset review -- The MSI P55-GD80 tested
In this article we'll introduce you to the p55 chipset and present to you a very nice overclocking experience. MSI's P55-GD80 motherboard will be the flagship P55 motherboard, it oozes with features and performance and stands out alright. Next to the six standard SATA II ports an additional JMicron controller provides two internal and one external SATA ports, and one IDE connector. Two gigabit Ethernet connections, 8-channel audio, Firewire, and 14 USB ports make for the rest of the package.
Other specs include support for 4 x DDR3-2133 memory allowing up-to 16GB to be installed, 3 PCIe x16 slots for SLI and CrossfireX (limited to an 8/8/4 setup though), 8 SATA ports, 1 eSATA port, 14 USB 2.0 ports, Dual Gbit/s LAN, 8-channel audio.
You know what, that's really just the regular stuff.
Check out the review here.
AMD Athlon II X2 255 and Phenom II X2 555
Yesterday some info surfaced on the fact that AMD launched the Athlon II X2 255 processor, a new dual-core Socket AM3 chip based on the 45nm Regor.
The AMD Athlon II X2 255 is clocked at 3.1GHz (15.5 x 200MHz), each core has 1MB L2 cache (2MB total cache) and it has a 65W TDP. The chip supports DDR2 and DDR3 memory, and may replace the Athlon II X2 250.
Also a dual-core Phenom II X2 555 is pending a release, with it's clocks at 3.2GHz and 7MB of cache.It is expected to launch in Q4 this year. Each core has 512KB of L2 cache and 6MB of L3 cache and a 80 Watt TDP.
Innovatek Universal VGA Cooler
Cooling expert Innovatek introduced the Universal VGA Cooler, a new copper watercooling block that can be bought at their webshop for 39.90EUR. Full specifications can be found over here. It is priced at around 40 EUR.
This new cooling product supports the following GPUs:
NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250, 6200, 7300, 8400 ATI Radeon HD 4870, 4850, 4830, 3xxx, 4xxx
Call of Duty 4: Galactic Warfare Trailer (mod)
Tomorrow ... 8 September 2009
Can I advise you al strongly to check in tomorrow if are interested in new processors and chipsets ? ...
OCers clock GTX 275 Lightning to 1150 MHz on MSI MOA 2009
MSI sponsored the MOA 2009 overclocking event last week, 10 teams used MSI N275GTX Lightning graphics card and Eclipse mainboard to achieve higher 3DMark Vantage P score than current P16923 world record of the flagship GeForce GTX 285.
George Pavlidis and Stelaras from Greece even achieved an outstanding P18763 score.
The contestants where able to run all the N275GTX Lightning at a stable -100
AMD to launch five 800 series chipsets in Q2 of 2010
More motherboard news today. You guys know that AMD is working on the series 800 motherboard chipset. It seems it due in Q2 2010 and form the basis of the desktop Leo and mainstream Dorado platforms including nex-gen CPU, DirectX 11 graphics and 8 series chipset.
AMD 890FX/GX + SB850 actually is expected to launch shortly aftyer CeBIT in April. As part of the "Leo" platform for enthusiasts it is going to replace the current dragon platform. Followed by AMD 880G + SB810 part of the "Dorado" mainstream platform which will surface in May 2010 in replacing current AMD 785G + SB710 chipset.
AMD latest chipset all offer SATA III 6 Gb/s and USB 3.0 support with integrated MAC and clock generator.
|Chipset||Model||EVT Samples||DVT Samples||Init
|NorthBridge||AMD 890G||Aug||Oct||jan-10||apr-10||May 2010|
|SouthBridge||SB 810||Aug||Oct||jan-10||apr-10||May 2010|
Foxconn Cinema series 785G motherboards photos
Hmm, looks pretty good really. Anyway, Foxxcon is launching an AMD 875chipset based motherboard labeled Cinema HD. Marketed as a lifestyle motherboard armed with the new 785 AMD chipset update allowing for pretty good high-definition acceleration and enhancing.
Two models will be released, the Cinema Deluxe and Cinema Premium, the last one comes with a huge MOSFET cooler.
Both motherboards use the AMD 785G+SB710 chipset and come with Socket AM2.They feature 128MB DDR3 1333 memory and offers VGA+DVI+HDMI outputs, 8 channel audio and Gigabyte Ethernet,PCI Express x16
BioShock 2 Multiplayer Trailer
NVIDIA GeForce 300 series surface in new drivers
If you read up on the previous post you might already have noticed it. Microsoft released an new WHQL driver and for whatever reason it hold all kind of entries on the new GT300 based DX11 GPUs from NVIDIA.
Here's what you'll spot in the driver .inf files within the new 300 series:
NVIDIA_DEV.0A29.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0A2B.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M "
NVIDIA_DEV.0A66.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 310"
NVIDIA_DEV.0A6E.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 305M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0A75.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce 310M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0CAF.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GT 335M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0CB0.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 350M"
NVIDIA_DEV.0CB1.01 = "NVIDIA GeForce GTS 360M"
M are of course the mobile parts, and the GeForce 310 a low-end part. But yeah, looks like NVIDIA's DX11 technology is closer than we all think it is.
In other related news, a GeForce GT240 is pending a release as well, this card has 96 stream processors and was previously slated to be launched as the GeForce GT230. NVIDIA has decided to name the GPU as GeForce GT240 instead of GT230, and the chip is based on a GT215.