NZXT Releases Vulcan Micro ATX Chassis
CoreTemp 0.99.6.1 Released
Fixed in version 0.99.6.1:
- Overheating protection.
- Incorrect detection of some Intel and AMD processors.
- Layout problems with AMD Phenom series and newer processors.
- Intel processor speed detection displays extremely high numbers.
AMD unleashes six new Athlon II processors
AMDreleasede six new processor models in its value-mainstream Athlon II series. Spread across its dual-core (X2), triple-core (X3), and quad-core (X4) lines, the new models seek to displace existing ones from their price-points and hold key value market positions.
Leading the pack is the Athlon II X4 640. Based on the 45 nm Propus die, the X4 640 has a clock speed of 3.00 GHz (15 x 200 MHz), with 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 4 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0 interface. Built on the AM3 package, the X4 640 supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory standards. It has a TDP of 95W. This chip is priced at $122. The second quad-core model is the energy-efficient Athlon II X4 610e. With a clock speed of 2.40 GHz (12 x 200 MHz), the X4 610e comes with half the TDP of standard models, just 45W. Energy efficiency comes at a small premium, with the X4 610e going for $145 a piece.
The triple-core Athlon II X3 series also gets two additions, with the X3 445 and X3 415e. The X3 445 is based on the Rana die (Propus with one core disabled), and has L2 cache of 512 KB per core. It is clocked at 3.10 GHz (15.5 x 200 MHz), and has a TDP of 95W. It is priced at $87. The energy-efficient X3 415e is clocked at 2.50 GHz (12.5 x 200 MHz), has 45W TDP, and is priced at $102. Dual-core Athlon II X2 chips get the same treatment, with a new fast and energy-efficient model, each. Based on the 45 nm Regor die, the Athlon II X2 has two physical cores with 1 MB of L2 cache per core. The Athlon II X2 260 introduced now, has a clock speed of 3.20 GHz (16 x 200 MHz), 65W TDP, and is priced at $76. The energy-efficient X2 245e is clocked at 2.90 GHz (14.5 x 200 MHz), and has a TDP of 45W. This one goes for $77. All prices are per unit in 1000-unit tray quantities [via tpu]
Realtek HD Audio 2.48 Driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.48
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) 5.5 Released
GPUs supported from this version on, include:
- GeForce 210
- GeForce GT 220
- GeForce GT 230
- GeForce GT 240
- GeForce GTS 250M
A future version of NiBiTor will include official support for GF100-derived GPUs, though early-access to that version can be had by supporting the project.
IKONIK Ra 2000 case
IKONIK presents the Ra 2000, a new series of full-tower cases for computer enthusiasts. The case measures 220mm x 580mm x 590mm (W x H x D) and has room for six 5.25" devices, six 3.5" HDDs, and eight PCI expansion cards. On top of the case is a I/O panel with fan control knob, eSATA, 4x USB 2.0 and audio ports, and cooling is provided by up to two 120mm fans and two 140mm fans. The regular Ra 2000 features a plain gray interior, while the Ra 2000 Black has a sexy all-black interior and a slightly different fan configuration.
You can check out the full specifications over here, the standard models feature mesh side panels but transparent side panels are also available. The Ikonik Ra 2000 Black is currently shipping in Europe for around 120EUR.
Ra 2000 is a combination of SMART PLATFORM, sophisticated appearance and first-tier manufacturing quality. The tool-free installation process and expansion abilities make this case more than attractive to eyes. Its unique thermal solutions and fine details are the keys to the soul of this one-of-a-kind case.
SMART PLATFORM - the smart way to:
* Control Fan Speed
* Reduce Temperature
Raptor Gaming H3 headset
Raptor Gaming presents the H3, a new headset that will start shipping next month for 49.90EUR.
Raptor Gaming Technology introduces today its new stereo Gaming-Headset. The RAPTOR-GAMING H3 is totally optimized to the needs of PC-Gamers. Due to the light weight, the excellent stereo-sound and the noise cancelling microphone it fulfils even the highest demands of Gamers.
A truly new developed feature and world debut is the
OCZ Intrepid SSD
OCZ announced Intrepid, a new line of enterprise solid state disks with LSI MegaRAID controller qualification. You can find the specifications at OCZ's new enterprise website.
OCZ is pleased to announce the Company has become an official LSI Alliance Partner. OCZ enterprise class Intrepid SSDs are now qualified for use with LSI's MegaRAID(R) controllers, ensuring optimal compatibility, performance, and reliability.
"OCZ and LSI are both dedicated to the development of innovative, high-performance SAS/SATA solutions, and the partnership between both organizations demonstrates our shared commitment to deliver robust total solutions to our clients that address the complete spectrum of enterprise applications," stated Alex Mei, CMO, OCZ Technology Group.
LSI Corporation is the leading supplier of host-based RAID to the global PC and server markets, and MegaRAID is a popular choice of OEMs, ODMs, system integrators and resellers worldwide. Paired with the validated OCZ Intrepid line, the combination stands to deliver industry-leading solutions.
With greater durability and lower power consumption than traditional mechanical hard drives, the Intrepid Series delivers the performance needed to take enterprise applications to the next level. Intrepid SSDs also feature dedicated customization, technical, and engineering support for OEM clients.
A faster Wi-Fi format aims to eliminate most wires
Alan Wake is out!
This is a good day for some and a sad day for the PC Gaming industry, Alan Wake is out, at least it's being given to editors for reviews, a game that was the front runner for the Intel Quad-Core processors now has become an XBOX360 exclusive. If you do not have rage inside or have an XBOX360 to play with it, you can check the review here.
Street Fighter Legacy
Man, how I know you will LOVE this video?, because I do, it's an instant classic for everyone into the Street Fighter saga, it is a fan made short-film, but with very good concept and quality altogether (thank you Alemax for the news), enough talk, let's see it!
MSI 880GMA-E45 motherboard
MSI launched the 880GMA-E45, a new AMD 880 chipset based motherboard with USB 3.0 and SATA 6Gbps support.
In addition to supporting the latest AMD Phenom II X4 and X6 processors, the 880GMA-E45 provides full support for the DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0 multimedia standards to significantly enhance high-definition audio and video effects. Along with a wide variety of output interfaces, exclusive MSI technology like OC Genie, Military Class Components and native SATA 6Gb/s and USB3.0 interfaces, the AMD 880GMA-E45 allows users to build a quality HTPC combining high performance and high stability.
OC Genie: Easy Overclocking Technology
MSI has specifically equipped the AMD 800 Series with the latest OC Genie easy-overclocking technology to meet the multimedia requirements of power users. By launching the BIOS Setup, consumers can use the OC Genie to automatically adjust the CPU clock to enhance overall performance by up to 26% in order to experience and enjoy optimal performance at your fingertips with neither special computer knowledge nor additional expense.
Unleash More CPU Performance with Unlock CPU Core Technology
Some CPUs are equipped with hidden CPU cores. In a few easy steps, the MSI Unlock CPU Core technology can easily unleash a CPU
GeForce GTX 480 liquid cooling Danger Den review
GeForce GTX 480 liquid cooling Danger Den review
Here at Guru3D we've continuously been stating that the true aficionados will opt for water-cooling for this product, and we always put our money where our mouth is, thus had to bring you at least one review on a liquid-cooled GeForce GTX 480. The folks at Danger Den shipped out their most shiny nickel plated GTX 480 cooling block, and we will put that to the test. We'll have a look at the product, the installation, temperatures before and after, we'll overclock and yea... thus look at power consumption as well.
Have a peek at what we'll be assembling today... the GeForce GTX 480 with that Danger Den liquid cooling block mounted on top of it.
Check out our review right here.
Patriot to launch DDR3-2500 MHz Kits and SandForce-powered SSDs
I've got a distinct feeling that we'll be seeing a lot of 2500 MHz DDR memory kits at computex this year. Patriot is also jumping the bandwagon as they planned planning two product highlights for its Computex 2010 booth among a number of new products the company will release around that time. Jumping into the DDR3-2500 MHz bandwagon, Patriot will introduce Viper II Series Sector 5 Edition 2500MHz memory kits that come in dual-channel 4 GB and triple-channel 6 GB variants. The modules will be able to operate at 2500 MHz with relatively tight timings of 9-11-9-27T, and voltage ranging between 1.65 to 1.7V. On the solid-state drive (SSD) front, Patriot will introduce new SSDs that make use of the popular SandForce-made SSD controllers.
OCZ Agility 2 SandForce SSD
It won't be long until OCZ will start schipping their better prices Agility series under the Agility label, the Agility 2 will be equipped with a Sandforce controller.
The speed of these drives is thanks to trick as the controller itself uses part of the total storage space as a so-called spare area. As such the Agility 2 has 28 percent of its total size allocated. Reducing that area would, naturally, mean a higher available storage space, but this would also come at the cost of performance.
OCZ should soon start selling the Agility 2 Extended SSDs. These drives should be, hardware-wise, almost, if not, completely identical to the Agility 2 Series, but they will have a more recent firmware that will reduce said spare area. As such, they will only be slightly slower than their predecessors, but will store more at the same price.
To be more exact, the storage capacities of the Agility 2 Extended units will be of 60GB, 120GB and 240GB, which is 10GB, 20GB and 40GB more than those of existing devices. Of course, OCZ may decide to make some changes to the hardware itself, but this doesn't seem to be the case, at least for now.
ATI rebrands mobile DX10.1 GPUs to Radeon HD 500v series
You may mistake cards like the Mobility Radeon HD 545v for the Mobility Radeon HD 5450, but this is not the case as these new GPUs with a "v" suffix are rebrands of the Mobility Radeon HD 4000 series, they are made on a 55nm process and lack DirectX 11 support.
- Mobility Radeon HD 560v series = Mobility Radeon HD 4600 series
- Mobility Radeon HD 540v series = Mobility Radeon HD 4500 series
- Mobility Radeon HD 530v series = Mobility Radeon HD 4300 series
Gamer earns $1 million for playing perfect MLB 2K10 game
GamePro tells the story of Wade McGillberry, a casual gamer who entered 2K Sports' Major League Baseball 2K10 Perfect Game contest and won 1 million dollars after only 90 minutes of playing MLB 2K10.
Wade McGilberry isn't a professional video gamer. He isn't much of a sports gamer either. If you ask him what he's been playing lately he'll probably tell you it's Halo. But on May 2, the 24-year-old tax accountant from Semmes, Alabama won 40 times more what a professional Halo player would get for winning Major League Gaming's national championship
25 million units USB 3.0 ship sales this year
DigiTimes heard shipments of USB 3.0 driver chip shipments are expected to reach 25 million units worldwide. USB 3.0 driver chip shipments are expected to reach 25 million units worldwide, with 20 million units used in motherboards and others in notebook products, according to industry sources.
Currently, ASMedia, a subsidiary of Asustek Computer, is offering prices of US$2-3 for its USB 3.0 solution, a lot lower than NEC's solution which costs US$6-8, according to previous reports.