Star Wars Battlefront Beta Early Access Competition with AMD and Guru3D
AMD has joined forces with Guru3D to bring you early access to the Star Wars Battlefront beta before its public release on October 8th. These codes will grant you instant access allowing you to hone your blasters and prep your AT-ATs for domination on Hoth. This competition runs in our forums.
You can join and leave your entry here. Below a little recording I made a few hours ago of the Single player Tatooine mission. Ultra image quality on a Radeon R9 380 2GB - even at a monitor resolution of 2560x1440 (WHQD) this game still runs 40 FPS on the R9 380.
MSI unveils the R6950 and R6970
We have been waiting for MSI answer to Radeon 6000 series, and today they answer us with the launch of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 graphics cards. Both cards have 2GB of high speed DDR5 on board allowing fast frames on up to four displays. The new R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooler and built with quality components like All Solid Capacitors. MSI
ASUS Radeon HD 6950 & 6970 with overclocked clockspeeds
ASUS as well introduced its Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970, both cards received an overclock, albeit only 10 MHz.
New ASUS HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards field the latest graphics cores from AMD, dubbed
eVGA brings advanced RMA program to Europe
EVGA brings its Advanced RMA (EAR) program to Europe, now what is the EAR program, how do I benefit, and how do I take advantage of it? you might wonder.
The EAR program involves EVGA shipping to customer replacement product first before EVGA even receives faulty product from the customer! This program is available for all registered original owners of EVGA products under warranty, helps reduce the downtime of customers system, and lets our customers deal with EVGA directly so we can make sure our customers receive timely and industry unique high quality service. To sign up for the EAR program, simply register your product and go to the Support section of the website.
Here at EVGA we are providing nothing but products of the highest quality, designed to last. With that in mind we are offering with selected products 10 years extended warranty program for total peace of mind. We also believe that customer has right to protect their investment and change their mind. With EVGA 90 Days Step-Up
Gigabyte releases R6950 and 6970 cards
Gigabyte today is pleased to launch their latest GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B graphics cards. Building on the ultimate kernel of AMD Radeon 69900 art-of-the-state single-GPU architecture and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, the GIGABYTE GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B deliver seamless frame rates with massive graphics processing muscle for any of tomorrow
HIS launches Radeon 6950 and 6970 Graphics Cards
The HIS 6950 2GB GDDR5 card accelerates advanced PC gaming by running at 800MHz core clock speed and 5,000MHz memory clock speed, whereas the 6970, supplied with the same 2GB GDDR 5, features higher core clock speeds of 880MHz and higher memory clock speeds of 5,500MHz.
Powered by the top-of-the-line 6900 GPU, the HIS 6950 & 6970 cards not only offer incredible HD gaming performance and DirectX
Synology Launches NAS DiskStation DS211+
Synology today launched the DiskStation DS211+, a high-performance and full-featured 2-bay NAS server for office and enthusiast users to share files, centralize backup, and protect data. The latest addition to the professional class of DiskStations comes with Synology
Microsoft Kinect meets the Minority Report
MSI new P67 motherboards
We stand just one step before the official release of Sandy Bridge new Intel
Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 review
Today is the day that AMD releases their Cayman series graphics cards. Yes Sir, the all new high-end segmented Radeon HD 6950 and 6970.
Of course we'll be discussing the new GPU embedded on these graphics cards in detail, we'll talk about power consumption, heat and noise but obviously we are just very curious where we'll be able to position the two cards compared to NVIDIA's latest to see where they stand in terms of price and performance.
You can read this Guru3D article right here.
Zalman GS1200 Chassis
Some photos of an upcoming chassis from Zalman have found their way on the internet, this is the GS1200, a new enthusiast-class full-tower case is the successor of the GS1000, it has an all-black design, four exposed 5.25" bays, hot-swappable HDD trays, a top-mounted HDD docking station, and USB 3.0 support.
The case weighs 12.4kg and measures 260mm x 570mm x 640mm. The chassis is made out of steel, the side panels are made from anodized aluminium and the front, top, and bottom are plastic (ABS). Five fans are included: one top exhaust fan, one left side exhaust fan, two front intake fans and one rear exhaust fan. Pricing and availability is at this moment unknown, more information should follow at CES 2011 though.
Corsair Launches Low Voltage 2133MHz DDR3 DIMMs
Corsair today announced the launch of a new, highly overclocked, low voltage memory kit. This 4GB Dominator
Gigabyte Radeon HD 6870 OC WindForce 3X
Gigabyte shows off a custom-design Radeon HD 6870 graphics card with slightly overclocked frequencies and the company's WindForce 3X cooling solution. The card has a custom PCB with Gigabyt's Ultra Durable VGA+ design and is equipped with the WindForce 3X - a GPU cooler with three 80mm fans and a large aluminium fin array.
The factory overclocking is quite limited, the GPU core received a 15MHz boost to 915MHz and with a frequency of 4200MHz the 1GB GDDR5 has the same clockspeed as the reference card. Display outputs include dual-DVI, dual-DisplayPort and HDMI.
Pricing and availability is unknown at this time.
OCZ PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760W
Unfortunately OCZ pulled PC P&C products out of Europe, so this is for the USA only. OCZ announced the PC Power & Cooling Silencer 760, a new high-end power supply with 80Plus Silver certiifcation (88 percent efficiency). The PSU is equipped with a single +12V rail that delivers up to 74A, the unit can deliver 760W continuous at 50
Palit GeForce GTX 570 Sonic Platinum review
Palit launched a GeForce GTX 570 with what the refer to as a mercury design. The name of the product is tagged under their known Sonic Platinum edition series, and as you guys know that guarantees more features and some extra's.
The extra's can be found in the customized looks with that very dandy looking dual-fan GPU cooler. Next to that Palit pre-clocked the product at a nice 800 MHz for you on the core, 1600 MHz on the shader domain and even the memory got bumped up towards 4000 MHz (effective).
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Toshiba Introduces Enterprise-Class SSD Family
Toshiba announces its new family of enterprise-class solid state drives (SSDs). Developed to meet the market
World of Warcraft: Cataclysm Breaks Record, 3.3M Copies in 24 Hours
It never ceases to amaze me how much money goes around at Blizzard, a few games always pull off massive sales numbers like
Call of Duty game, as well as the newest installment to the Gran Turismo franchise. Both of those games managed to sell a ridiculous amount of copies, with Call of Duty: Black Ops destroying entertainment records on its own. One other franchise is just as anticipated, and when a new game launches, everyone knows that huge numbers are going to be racked up. World of Warcraft: Cataclysm didn
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam Gameplay Vid
Intense ingame action on maps Hill 137 and Vantage Point from our expansion pack Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Vietnam.
Assassin's Creed: Beautiful Lies Video
Have a peek at this fan made video featuring Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2! :
"Not too much to say about this one. I really loved the song and the Assassin's Creed games, so I made this!
I'm a huge fan of the AC trailers, especially the UNKLE "Lonely Soul" and "Burn my Shadow Away" ones and wanted to do something similar in how they're basically just music videos. Plus, every fan made "trailer" or tribute to the series I can find is always just boring mash-ups of Ubisoft's official trailers and I was sick of seeing those.
It's tough making your own though, with no developer tools to control cameras or set anything up. I don't know how many times I had to manually align camera angles back and forth between the two games or have the tools I was using to slow the game down cause Altair or Ezio to just flip out and ragdoll into oblivion. Even so, I just played the game a whole lot and everything is shot, recorded, and edited myself. I hope you enjoy.
I might actually put together a bloopers video later of all the crazy mess ups that happened while I was frapsing. Some of them had me loling hard or just outright disgusted"