ASUS unleashes Rampage III Extreme
Serious overclockers have been clamoring for this kind of monster board for years, and ASUS listened. With Rampage III Extreme (R3E) the company puts forth a record-setting piece of hardware replete with highlights that meet the needs of dye in the wool tuners
Devolo dLAN 200 AVeasy powerline adapter review
Devolo dLAN 200 AVeasy powerline kit tested
In this article I wanted to take a look at Ethernet over your power line. This technology has been here for years and is as simple as it can be, you utilize the power sockets in your house to transport a data signal carrying a network signal. All you need are two or more homeplug adapters, also known as Powerline Ethernet adapters. Devolo is the one company that caught my attention. They offer 200 Mbit/sec adapters.
You plug them in, connect one to your PC and another one to say your internet router and you are good to go.
You can check out the review right here.
Scythe Yasya CPU Cooler
Scythe launched its new high-end CPU cooler, named
Intel 3.6GHz Dual-Core Core i5 CPU on the way ?
Chipzilla Intel is still working another Core i5 dual-core processor. The new model tagged as the Core i5-680 will have a core speed of 3.6GHz.
Despite the higher clocks the TDP will remain at 73W. Being a Clarkdale processor the processor will come with an IGP (integrated graphics core) at a frequency of 733MHz. The CPU will support dual channel DDR3 1333. Pricing wise it is going to be expensive though. Reports claim a 240 Euro price tag (nearly 300 USD). Personally I'd rather purchase a quad-core Core i7 930 or Core i5 750 for that money, but that's just silly old me of course.
AMD Six-Core 1090T BE gets a price tag
AMD's most high-end (and upcoming) six-core thuban based processor will sell for only 300 USD. AMD will launch an entire family of chips, including a pair of lower-clock versions, as well as a high-end model with frequencies to match the Gulftown. More recent rumors suggest that AMD's high-end offer, which will also have a great overclocking potential, will be the Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition.
Keyboard bacteria can identify you
Forensic researchers discovered that computer users' hands leave a distinct bacterial print on keyboards and mice, and that it is possible to identify a piece of hardware's primary user simply by swabbing the peripheral for bacteria. The technique isn't as accurate as fingerprints, but it may someday prove useful for fighting crime.
Our skin houses large bacterial ecosystems and, even after washing your hands, the bacterial community is restored within a matter of hours. Scientists have suspected for some time that we might leave "trails" of this skin bacteria on things we touch during the course of a day, and more importantly, that the bacteria might be traceable to individuals. It's not that each person has a unique bacterial species, but that their ecosystems contain different mixes of species, each present at different frequencies.
It wasn't obvious this would work, though. Scientists weren't sure if the range of bacteria we leave on surfaces would be complete enough representation of what's on the skin to narrow its source down to single individual. The bacteria might also change too much during the time they spend on the surface, obscuring their origins.
New PSU's in the Cougar line
A new PSU brand awakens. You'll be hearing more and more from them as their products now slowly are spreading and getting reach into Europe. Cougar is a new retail brand for Power Supplies originating from HEC/Compucase. Started in 1979 HEC/Compucase is one of the few real manufacturers and developer of power supplies.
Their latest PSUs are now available in the Benelux as well. Cougars power supplies are known for the high-quality inside but also for their unique design
Need for Speed World BETA
The guys over EA will never stop releasing games for the Need for Speed Franchise, this time around, they will launch a new one, that will focus on Online Gaming, a "Massive Online Racing Game" called Need for Speed World.
Here is what they have to say about the game:
Exclusive to PC, Need for Speed World is the first massively-multiplayer racing game in the Need for Speed series. Race with your friends online or compete against them and thousands of other racers in the enormous NFS universe, built specifically for World.It seems they will need to change the abreviation, because "Massive Multiplayer Online Racing Game" could lead to some confusion this time, if you know what I mean.
Go ahead and take a look at their site, because they are offering a Closed BETA and you can apply for it, so go ahead and register as soon as you can if you want to be one of the few to try it for free.
ATI CrossFireX Profile Application 1.0
This is the first Catalyst external profile update. This is fresh off the press and below is a list of what will improve when a user installs the profile.
NVIDIA Forceware 197.15 With OpenGL 3.3 support
NVIDIA's developer site is serving new drivers. The main feature is that it is supplying support for openGL 3.3 , within a week of the opengl 3.3 announcement. This set seems to work great as regular driver and does not have fan issues as the previous version had.
The new features in OpenGL 3 require G80, or newer hardware. Thus OpenGL 3.0/3.1/3.2/3.3 is not supported on NV3x, NV4x nor G7x hardware. This means you need one of the following NVIDIA graphics accelerators to use OpenGL 3:
- Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
- GeForce 8000 series or higher; Geforce G100, GT120, 130, 220, GTS 150, GTS 250, GT310, 320, 330, 340, GeForce GTX 260 and higher, any ION based products.
- Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 2800M, 3600M, 3700M, 3800M
- GeForce 8000 series or higher
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
Order of War Demo is Out!
The guys at Square-Enix , reponsables for the Final Fantasy Saga really are hitting all the good spots with their last couple of games, the new one in their lists is "Order of War", a massive RTS-Like game in which you manage hundreads of troops, tanks, airplanes in a massive WWII scenery, check out the Screenshots and try the Demo that was recently released in Single Player and MultiPlayer formats, just what I like.
XBOX360 Full Laptop MOD
A guy over the benheck forums created a Total Conversion MOD for an XBOX360, the MOD is so beyond anything that I've ever saw for a XBOX360! where he managed to create a Laptop from it, even more so, the conversion is so clean that you really have to behold this for yourself, take a look at the pictures and materials he used for building an ultimate Laptop from a XBOX360, he even managed to put inside a WebCam, totally out of this world job!.
New Guru3D Staff Member
Hey everybody, allow me to introduce myselft, I'm Alex Vojacek alias "EagleDM", I live in Argentina and I'm FAN of Guru3D since the Voodoo Days, I will be joining Guru 3D Staff as a News Publisher. I do hope I can bring more news to you guys and assist Hillbert in any way I can, I hope to have a pleasant stay here at this wonderful website and get to know you guys, I will be joining the forums also. My special skills are Hardware related and Software (also Linux) so If I can help in any way, please let me know.
Thank you Hillbert for trusting in me and I really hope to not let you down.
Geforce GTX480: More Pictures!
It seems NVIDIA is headlines all around the world right now up until the end of March
So, enjoy the pictures for the time being.
PowerDVD 10 release with 3DVision support
CyberLink released CyberLink PowerDVD 10, PowerDVD 10 now has integrated 2D-3D conversion and will support the playback of the upcoming Blu-ray 3D movies. As such they can now support their player with NVIDIA 3D-Vision glasses.
New is Enabling Full HD and 3D Blu-ray playback, CyberLink PowerDVD 10 features TrueTheater 3D technology, upgrading the movie experience with 3D movie playback for DVD discs and video files. Meanwhile, the improved version of TrueTheater HD, optimized for the latest CPU/GPU acceleration technologies, enables the upscaling of both DVD movies and video files to HD. With the initial release of PowerDVD 10, consumers will enjoy Full HD Blu-ray movies, plus the new media-enhancing features of CyberLink
MSI Afterburner v1.5.1
Afterburner is powered by our own Rivatuner engine, but this software comes with a few extra's. AfterBurner will support both ATI and NVIDIA graphics cards, Voltage regulation on the GPU, overclocking on core, shader and memory domains, GPU load levels (ATI), fan speed adjustment, device information .. and a really wicked graphical (configurable) monitor.
Afterburner v1.5.1 (2010-03-18)
Added voltage control of MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II series.
Added voltage control of MSI R5670-PD1G series.
Fixed voltage control of MSI R5870 Lightning and R5870/R5850 Twin Frozr II
Fixed description of R5670 1GB series
HIS 5870 V iCooler Turbo review
HIS 5870 V iCooler Turbo review
We test the HIS 5870 V iCooler Turbo. The HIS Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo edition features a custom-designed cooler that's improved from the iCooler IV HIS, you perhaps can remember they used on some graphics (last generation Radeon HD 4890). The card itself then, while the non-Turbo variants use reference AMD clock speeds of 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz memory, the Turbo model we test today up that number to 875 MHz and 1225 MHz, respectively bring a little more kapoooow to the product.
The HIS R5870 V iCooler Turbo features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and great monitor connectivity. You will have two DVI-D, and one HDMI and DisplayPort connector at your disposal. As added bonus HIS released a special SKU that comes with a full copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well.
Check out our review
1,500MB/s PCI Express SSD is now sampling
Woaah -- behold the future. LSI has been working on a PCI Express interface SSD. This device has a bandwidth of 1,500MB/s sustained sequential I/O and 1,200MB/s sustained random I/O, regardless of the read/write mix. The company apparantly is sampling this unit to OEMs as we speak.
The product will be tagged onder SKU LSISSS6200 PCIe SSS (solid state storage) solution and is meant for enterprise servers, where fast data access is crucial. It has a low latency and uses few CPU resources, even while delivering up to 200,000 4K sequential I/Os per second (IOPS), as well as 150,000 4K random IOPS.
"Future customer requirements related to price, performance, power consumption and reliability align well with the benefits of solid-state storage," Jeff Janukowicz, research manager, Hard Disk Drive Components and Solid State Drives at IDC, said. "PCIe-based SSS solutions, such as the LSISSS6200, can reliably meet next-generation data center needs with an improved price-to-performance ratio compared to traditional storage solutions."
"The new LSISSS6200 card utilizes the industry's most widely deployed software stack to deliver an enterprise-capable, drop-in storage solution," Steve Fingerhut, senior director of marketing, Storage Components Division, LSI, explained. "Providing customers with a new tier of storage between system memory and low-cost disk drives, without sacrificing reliability or simplicity, PCIe-based SSS solutions represent the next evolution in storage architectures for market segments requiring extreme performance."
There is no word on when the device will actually be released on the market and what it's horrendous price will be. None the less this is killer stuff, great to see it developped.