AMD Radeon HD 7900 GPUs Will Use Liquid Chamber Cooling
At the AMD Fusion 11 Taipei conference AMD has disclosed additional details about its next-generation Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards, including the fact that high-end solutions will come with a new liquid chamber cooling solution.
AMD had on display such a cooler during the conference together with a slide that detailed the main differences between its cooling technology and the one utilized by its competitors in vapor chamber designs.
The technology is going to be used by all of AMD's partners who follow the reference design set by the chip maker for the Radeon HD 7900 series graphics cards.
As most of you know, AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7000 graphics card series will be comprised of low- and mid-range solutions based on the VLIW4 architecture introduced with the Radeon HD 6900 GPU series as well as from high-end solutions in the HD 7900 range.
These will use the Next Generation Core (NGC) architecture that we have covered in a series of previous articles, so we are not going to get into this now, but the key aspect of NGC is that it will improve the performance and functionality of GPGPU computing.
According to Corporate VP & General Manager of AMD
Another 93,000 Sony accounts hacked
Sony announced hackers have breached about 60,000 PlayStation Network accounts as well as 33,000 Sony Entertainment accounts. According to details released by Sony Chief Information Security Officer Philip Reitinger, hackers obtained a large amount of user data from other companies or websites, and used a brute-force attack to hack the Sony accounts:
According to Sony, the hackers obtained a large amount of user data from other companies or websites. The hackers were attempting to sign-in to numerous accounts using ID and password pairs, and while the
Sony recalls 1.6 million Bravia TVs due to fire hazard
Blimey .. A report over at Bloomberg reports the company is forced to recall 1.6 million Bravia LCD TVs sold worldwide since 2007 because a faulty component can lead to melting and/or fire.
Sony recalled the liquid-crystal display TVs after a September incident in which a customer noticed a small fire and smoke, said Yuki Shima, a Tokyo-based spokeswoman for the world
Tablets with 2048 x 1536 screens to arrive in 2012
gen tablets may get screens with a resolution as high as 2048 x 1536 pixels reports xbitlabs.
Increasing demand for high information content and multimedia capability in mobile devices continues to drive flat panel display resolution to higher levels of pixel density. For example, the next generation of tablets may get screens with 2048*1536 resolution. As a result, the average pixel density of flat panel displays is expected to grow over the next few years.
At present panel makers are developing ultra-high resolutions, such as 2K (2048*1556) or 4K (4096*2160) for TVs and QXGA (2048*1536 pixels) for tablet PCs. According to the latest report from DisplaySearch, the average pixels per inch (PPI) of large-area (over 9.1
Battlefield 3 - Destruction Gameplay Trailer
BioWare Pulse - Special Edition
Need for Speed: The Run - European Car Trailer
Need for Speed The Run features some of the hottest cars on the planet. From the Pagani Huayra, the Lamborghini Aventador to the Aston Martin One-77, there is no shortage of power and speed for Jack in this illicit cross-country race.
It is scheduled for release in North America on November 15, 2011 and November 18, 2011 in Europe.
Palit GeForce GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo
Palit Microsystems Ltd today launched the factory-overclocked GTX 560 Ti Twin Light Turbo Limited Edition. Based on Fermi 2.0 architecture, GTX560Ti features boosted GPU performance and is equipped with the outstanding
Scythe Big Shuriken 2 CPU Cooler
Japanese cooling expert Scythe announces the successor of Big Shuriken CPU Cooler. Big Shuriken 2 had to undergo further development on the heatsink and axial-fan side to provide better even performance and compatibility.
Applied improvements of heatsink are not obvious at first sight because main heatsink structure was inherited from Big Shuriken (1) CPU Cooler. Total amount of copper-heatpipes was increases from four to five pieces. Curved heatpipes are connecting the nickel-plated copper-base with the two upper layers of aluminum fins. Big Shuriken (1) was equipped with a solid heatsink on top of the copper-base which has been removed in the new version.
Consequently socket mounting is no longer achieved by using VTMS mounting mechanism but the F.M.S.B. 4 (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate 4) using screws and backlpate. Socket compatibility list has been kept long as usual, including latest Intel socket LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as AMD socket AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and FM1.
New Version is furthermore equipped with a Slip Stream Slim 120 PWM axial-fan with a thickness of only 12 mm allowing the total height of Big Shuriken 2 being only 58 mm. Supplied 120 mm fan supports the PWM feature offering variable fan control between 500 and 2.000 rpm. Depending on fan speed and requirements the supplied fan is able to create airflow from 21 to 78 m
CoolerMaster CM Storm Xornet - 19.99EUR gaming mouse
Cooler Master presents the CM Storm Xornet, a new 19.99EUR budget gaming mouse.
CM Storm introduces the latest addition to its line of gaming mice, the CM Storm Xornet. Gamers focused on minimalistic designs are the inspiration behind the Xornet. It
Patriot Pyro SE SSD delivers up to 550MB/s
Patriot introduced the Pyro SE, a new SandForce SF-2281 solid state disk available in 120GB and 240GB capacities. Pricing and availability is unknown, but here are the specifications and features:
Patriot Memory, a global pioneer in high-performance memory, NAND flash, storage, and enthusiast computer products, today expanded their Pyro brand of SATA III solid-state drives with the launch of its new Pyro SE. Powered by SandForce
HIS Radeon HD 6670 iSilence 4
HIS revealed the Radeon HD 6670 iSilence 4, a passively cooled dual-slot card with a Zalman heatsink. The model offers a 800MHz GPU, 1GB DDR3 memory clocked at 3200MHz and VGA, DVI-D and HDMI outputs.
Pricing is around 80EUR in Europe.
Oak Ridge Labs supercomputer with 18,000 NVIDIA Tesla cards
Blimey ! NVIDIA send out word that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is building Titan, a new supercomputer that will use up to 18,000 Kepler-based Tesla GPUs.
NVIDIA today announced that Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), which operates the world's premier open science computing facility for the U.S. Department of Energy, will deploy a revolutionary new supercomputer, "Titan," based on NVIDIA
LG shows off 47-inch Full HD TV that uses just 28W
LG caught our interest soday by showing off a new 47" Full HD TV that uses only 28W. The high energy efficiency is achieved by using a single vertical edge backlight with a brightness of 400 nits.
LG Display, a leading innovator of thin-film transistor liquid crystal display (TFT-LCD) technology, today announced it has developed a 47-inch Full HD LCD panel, featuring vertical single side LED backlight technology, that offers maximum brightness while consuming less electricity than other LCD TV panels over 40 inches in size and even normal PC monitors over 20 inches in size.
The newly developed LCD panel achieves the world's lowest power consumption rate among large LCD panels by dramatically reducing the number of LED lamps used while maintaining a high level of brightness. To reduce the quantity of LED bulbs used, LG Display introduced its own backlight technology in which LED lamps are attached vertically to a single side of the panel, a world first for such technology.
Despite its large size, the 47-inch LCD panel uses only 28W, less than the power consumption of most 20-inch PC monitors which use between 30~50W. The LCD panel also delivers 400 Nits of brightness suitable for HD TVs through a three-film structure which helps focus and diffuse light, together with Local Dimming Technology and energy efficient LED bulbs.
Making it ideal for commercialization, the 47-inch LCD panel offers outstanding picture quality through its full HD resolution and ultra-slim design highlighted by its minimal 8.5mm bezel, in addition to its improved energy efficiency which will ensure cost savings for consumers.
"Together with our business partners, LG Display has developed this LCD technology to continue our commitment to improving energy efficiency with environmentally friendly solutions," said Shin Ho Kang, vice president and head of LG Display's LED Development Department. "We will continue to invest in developing more energy efficient technologies that can bring greater value to both the market and the environment."
The Darkness II - Darkling Trailer
AMD FX 8150 processor review
We review the AMD FX 8150 processor today. Previously know as Zambezi with its Bulldozer cores, today the FX series is released. It will be AMD's most high-end and complicated to fab processor series to date, yet will remain an affordable processor series.
As you probably know, the product tested today has eight (!) physical CPU cores, it will have a base clock of 3600 MHz, may Turbo towards 3900 MHZ and can peak a thread or two at a cool 4200 MHz. And that makes the FX series a multi-threaded monster. You can read our review right here.
OCZ RevoDrive Hybrid review
We review the RevoDrive Hybrid. The idea behind the device hints very much towards Intel's Rapid Storage technology where a HDD is being cached by a Nand flash storage unit. Being OCZ they are making it an enthusiast class performance product. The product we test today for example comes with a 1TB HDD, and a really large 100GB cache partition running over SF2281 controllers. OCZ then applies a mix of their VCA 2.0 technology
Check out the full review over here.
Intel Xeon E5 Sandy Bridge-E CPUs Launch Schedule
At this year's IDF conference, Intel made public the fact that it has delayed the arrival of its first Xeon E5 server processors, but nobody back then knew when these CPUs will arrive. A recent report however has managed to uncover the chip maker's plans regarding this new series of CPUs as SoftPedia reports today:
Previously, the Xeon E5 product families were scheduled for a Q4 2011 release, but CPU World has find out that Intel's current roadmaps place the launch of these chips in the second Q1 of 2012.
Just as their naming scheme implies, Xeon E5-1600 CPUs are to be installed in uni-processor machines while products in the Xeon E5-2600 range support dual-socket configurations.
Despite this difference, both of these Xeon CPU series will be compatible with Intel's socket R motherboards (LGA-2011).
Just like their desktop counterparts, the CPUs released in the Xeon 2600-series will feature HyperThreading, Turbo Boost technology, as well as the AVX and AES instructions, but they will also receive support for VT-x / VT-d / VT-c virtualization.
Next to the Xeon E5-2600 series, Intel also plans to release the Xeon E5-2400 processor family which also supports dual-socket systems and is compatible with LGA-1356 motherboards (socket B2).
As the E5-2400 processors will be based on the Sandy Bridge-EN architecture, they carry a tri-channel memory controller, compared to the quad-channel controller available in LGA-2011 chips.
Together with these three processor series, Intel will also introduce a quad-socket version of the Sandy Bridge-EP, dubbed the E5-4600, the launch of which has now been postponed for the second quarter of 2012.
All Xeon E5 processors will use the C600 chipset, code-name Patsburg, that we detailed in a previous report.
Sandy Bridge-EN and Sandy Bridge-EP CPUs feature as much as eight processing cores, pack up to 20MB of shared L3 cache, have a TDP rated between 80W and 150W, and support one or two Quick Path Interconnect links, depending on the model.