KFA2 adds two new DX11 class GTX 460 products
The KFA2 GeForce GTX 460 SLI pack is the perfect dual card bundle to give you all of the tools you need to immerse yourself into the new dimension of 3D Gaming. Packed with 2X GTX 460
Thermalright HR-02 review
Thermalright HR-02 CPU cooler review
We'll test it passively cooled yet we'll also pair it with Thermalright's TY-140 fan, a 1300 RPM fan that is silent, yet high performing. As stated, the results stunned me, this is really really good stuff.
You can read all about it right here at this Guru3D article.
Download: eVGA Precision 2.0.0
EVGA Precision allows you to fine tune your GeForce graphics card for the maximum performance possible, with Core/Shader/Memory clock tuning, real time monitoring support including in-game, Logitech Keyboard LCD Display support, and compatibility with almost all EVGA (and other) graphics cards.EVGA Precision v2.0.0 (09-08-2010)
- Added software automatic fan control mode allowing end users to define custom temperature to fan speed mapping curve
- Added floating tooltips based help system for advanced EVGA Precision settings window
- Now it is possible to pause hardware monitoring module via "Pause" command in the context menu of hardware monitoring window
- Performance profiler status information is no longer power user oriented, now it is possible to toggle the performance profiler status visibility directly via "Show status" command in the context menu of hardware monitoring window
- Now it is possible to clear hardware monitoring history via "Clear history" command in the context menu of hardware monitoring window
- Now it is possible to get directly into hardware monitoring graph properties by clicking a tray icon associated with it or via "Properties" command in the context menu of hardware monitoring window
- Added multilanguage system and sample Russian localization pack
- Added SDK folder containing reference guide documentation for third party EVGA Precision skin and localization creators
- Now core clock controls are displayed on GeForce 400 series if built-in skins are in use. Please take a note that it is still impossible to adjust core and shader clocks independenty on these cards due to GPU architecture limitations
- Now it is posssible to use both core and shader clock as the primary clock when adjusting the clocks in linked mode
- Removed some outdated options from advanced EVGA Precision settings window
- Framerate monitoring graph limits have been changed to [0,100] FPS
- Fan tachometer monitoring graph limits have been changed to [0,5000] RPM
- Fixed videomemory usage monitoring for non-primary NVIDIA graphics cards
- Added ability to assign a hotkey for toggling the On-Screen Display Server blocking. This hotkey is aimed to provide a simple way for diagnosing the server related compatibility issues
- Now EVGA Precision uses previously undocumented power user oriented DirectInput based hotkey handler. New hotkey handling mechanism drastically reduces hotkey response time in applications heavily loading CPU. Please take a note that new sophisticated hotkeys handling can cause some system security applications (e.g. KIS proactive defense module) to warn you about possible keylogging threat
- Now screen capture events are also indicated by notification messages in the hardware monitoring window
- Added new black skin edition.
Download: click here
Corsair Dominator GT (GTX6) breaks 3078 MHz CL7
Two nice records for the books have been broken, Corsair announced that its Dominator GT GTX6 ultra-high performance DDR3 memory was used to set two new world records for dual-channel memory frequency at CAS 7 and CAS 8.
The record-setting frequencies of 3078.2 MHz, CL8-11-8-31, 1T, and 3059.4 MHz, CL7-11-8-31, 1T, were achieved by renowned extreme overclocker
VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX Board
VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator of power efficient x86 processor platforms, today announced the VIA EPIA-M850 Mini-ITX board, the first board to feature the latest VIA VX900 media system processor, creating the ideal solution for today
Origin PC reveals gaming PC with built-in Xbox 360
ORIGIN PC is proud to unveil The Big O, their latest creation designed for dominance and destined to make high performance computing enthusiasts and gamers to drool uncontrollably. The Big O fuses the capabilities of the fastest computing hardware on the market, ORIGIN's expert overclocking, and a built in Xbox 360 to create the ultimate gaming weapon.
The Big O is featured in CPU Magazine's annual Dream Machine review roundup, an epic competition between system builders. "If you want the ultimate PC, the Big O is it" said CPU Magazine. "By integrating an Xbox 360, the Big O offers everything and the kitchen sink."
Samsung Galaxy Tab announced
This Android powered tablet features a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage, with an expansion MicroSD card slot for up to an additional 32GB of storage. The Galaxy Tab comes with a 1.3MP front-facing camera and a 3MP rear camera with LED flash, perfect for taking images in the dark.
The device also comes with a 4,000mAh battery, good for up to 7 hours of battery life. The Galaxy Tab is 3G data-ready, and has a 5Ghz dual-band 802.11n WiFi built-in card. The tablet also has a speaker on the bottom of the device, similar to the iPad, and supports Bluetooth. The Galaxy Tab has a 30-pin dock connector port on the bottom of the device, that allows HDMI, USB and other accessories for docking or adding onto the tablet, all fitted into a 7-inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 (WSVGA). CNET got a little hands on time with the Samsung Galaxy Tab and, surprisingly enough, the 7" Android powered device looks promising:
Hail to the King: Duke Nukem Forever
For some old-school gamers, Duke Nukem is probably the most anticipated game of the decade (since 1998). Despite the irreversible damage to the title, it seems that 2K Games and Gearbox have overcome all contrarieties and finally may release the game. The legendary kick-ass hero, returns on consoles and Windows PC in 2011; also with focus testing. Focus testing means that you are able to talk to the developers about what you really think it
Additional delay for USB 3.0 technology
Extra delay for the USB 3.0 technology is holding up its launch into the massive market due to many compatibility issues. First of all, Taiwanese motherboard manufacturers claim that companies have not yet passed the USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) certification, thus original release timetables are off the plan for 2010. Secondly, the major problem seems to be the Windows 7 operating system, that doesn
GeForce GTS 450 Specs leaked on the web
I was a little in doubt wether or not to post these with the ongoing NDAs, but this information spread out over the the web so broadly that there's no point to not post what you can see below. Yesterday Chinese website IT168 leaked slides from a presentation on the GeForce GTS 450.
The slides show the what seem to be final specifications and features of the soon to be released GeForce GTS 450.
The card as rumored indeed comes with 192 shader processors, 1 GB of GDDR5 on a 128-bit wide memory interface, and clock speeds which include 783/1566/900 MHz (core/shader/memory). Some other notables are a TMU count of 32, four Polymorph engines, 16 ROPsand a TDP, maximum power draw of 106W. Have a peek at the slides if interested.
eVGA SR-2 LN2 Overclock video
Yesterday we posted our review on the eVGA SR-2 motherboard where we kick out a new world record in benchmarking. In that review we pop on four GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards and use two six-core 3.3 GHz Xeon processors. We then take the GPU's over 1050 MHz and the processors over 5.5 GHz.
Overall that was certainly an exciting experience alright, should you now heave read the article then you can do so right here. Also we have a video demonstrating the LN2 overclock process (managed by Bodar), have a look if you missed out on this awesome video.
Again the full article can be found here.
ASUS TUF SaberTooth X58 enters the lab ...
One of the motherboards out there with a really intersting design and layout is the TUF Series SaberTooth X58. The board comes with high-quality chokes, solid state capacitors and MOSFETs and a CeraM!X Heatsink Coating on the more critical surfaces and components to enhance heat resistance and dissipation.
Six DDR3 memory slots are present, as well as six SATA 3.0 Gbps connectors, a pair of SATA 6.0 Gbps ports and three PCI Express x16 slots that are more than apt for multi-GPU SLI or CrossFireX setups. Finally, the Sabertooth features an 8+2 phase power design, Gigabit Ethernet, two eSATA ports, 7.1 channel audio and FireWire. The SaberTooth X58 also includes Gigabit Ethernet, two eSATA and two USB 3.0 ports, 7.1 channel audio and FireWire.
ASUS is going to sell these motherboards for 199 USD. We are already working on the full review, meanwhile here are a couple of photo's to chew on. Obviously, click on the thumbnails if interested.
Fractal Design Define XL chassis has focus on low noise
Fractal Design launches its Define XL, this chassis focuses on low noise level. This is a chassis with support for motherboards with form factors as large as E-ATX, and you can fit up to ten HDDs (the HDD cage in the main chamber can be removed/rotated), four 5.25" devices and seven PCI cards. Three additional fans can be added and the motherboard features cutouts for cable management as well as a door that enables you to access the back of the motherboard to swap your CPU cooler.
- Stylish design
- Pre-fitted with noise absorbing material
- Configurable thermal chamber design
- Great cooling possibilities, 3x fans included (2x 140mm, 1x 180mm)
- 10x HDD slots
- Unique ModuVent
AMD Radeon HD 6300 also caught on photo
Next to the photo of the Cayman XT one posts down ChipHell now also posted one of the first photos of Caicos, an entry-level Radeon based graphics card that will reportedly be released as the AMD Radeon HD 6300 series.
This engineering sample is a passively cooled low-profile card with a relatively small heatsink. We know that the card will have a 64-bit memory bus, 1GB DDR3 memory and will be clocked at 800MHz on that memory and gets 650MHz core clockspeed. Again, click on the thumbnail.
AMD Cayman XT Radeon 6870 caught on camera
Website ChipHell published a photo of what they claim to be is the Cayman XT graphcis card in the works, the upcoming Radeon HD 6870 (or will it be Radeon HD 6970) from ATI eeeuurhm, AMD.
The engineering card has a dual-slot cooler and is equipped with two DVI, one HDMI and two mini-DisplayPort outputs. other then that there's very little to say. Click the thumbnail for a bigger photo.
GeForce GTS 450 surfaces in stores
The GeForce GTS 450 is spotted in etail one week earlier than expected; therefore, Radeon HD 5770 has a new opponent to challenge with. As it turns out, the graphics card is already available in Europe, found at a German store, about
ATI might rename Radeon 5570 to 6770
According to the German ATI Forum the upcoming dual-GPU Radeon HD 6970 has reportedly been rebranded to Radeon HD 6990, so the Radeon HD 6870 (Cayman XT) can take the Radeon HD 6970 name. Moreover, the new Radeon HD 6870 will the Radeon HD 6770 (Barts XT), which seems in-line with AMD's plans to beef up the performance of mid-range graphics cards to make them more attractive over APUs.
|HD 6970 (Antilles)||HD6990|
|HD 6870 (Cayman XT)||HD6970|
|HD 6770 (Barts XT)||HD6870|
|HD 5770 (Juniper XT)||HD6770|
Well, we'll see ...
eVGA Classified SR-2 review with Quad SLI GTX 480 on LN2
eVGA Classified SR-2 review with Quad SLI GTX 480 on LN2
We test and review the eVGA Classified SR-2 motherboard. The SR-2 is a dual-socket Intel 5520 chipset based server motherboard dressed up for hardware enthusiasts and pro-overclockers. We'll smack two six-core Xeon X5680 processors on there, four GeForce GTX 480 cards, we'll cool them all with Liquid Nitrogen, overclock it... and see if we can break some records.
We'll first cover a technical overview of the board and then hand it out to Beaux aka 'BODAR' Loy, we'll test a setup in three stages:
- Air cooling
- Liquid cooling
- Liquid Nitrogen
In the end the processors are going to be cooled with liquid nitrogen, and for the sake of it we will pop in four GeForce GTX 480 graphics cards as well, these will also be cooled with liquid nitrogen. That's six Liquid Nitrogen pots on one motherboard... consuming 40 to 50 liters of liquid nitrogen with each hour of testing.
An awesome article with some high-def video footage as well, go check it out right here.