Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Graphics card VGA performance benchmark review
We showcase the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta with a graphics card VGA performance and benchmarks review. The game is to be released later this year, yet there starting at with an open beta. In this beta we have a first impression of the game, as well as the ability to have a quick peek at its performance. (article update October 9th: GTX 980 SLI results/FCAT added). You can read the article here.
Batman: Arkham City Teaser Trailer
GeForce GTX 570 SLI review
We see tremendous scaling and while 349 EUR per card is not exactly pocket change money, for roughly 700 EUR you can create a fragtastic monster PC with two GeForce GTX 570 cards.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Lian-Li launches TYR PC-X500FX chassis
Lian Li released the Tyr PC-X500FX computer case. An upgrade to Lian Li's Tyr PC-X500 released in 2008, the new chassis is a direct result of Lian Li's commitment to listening and giving consumers what they want.
Mid-Tower Size with Full-Tower Capabilities
In there review of the 2008 release OverClock3D.net said “This chassis is crying out for a windowed side panel to show all the goodness off.
GeForce ForceWare 263.09 re-Released
- Installs HD Audio driver to version 188.8.131.52.
- Includes PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514.
- Supports DirectCompute with Windows 7 and GeForce 8-series and later GPUs.
- Supports OpenCL 1.0 (Open Computing Language) for all GeForce 8-series and later
- Supports OpenGL 4.1 for GeForce 400 series and later GPUs.
- Supports GPU overclocking and temperature monitoring by installing NVIDIA System Tools software.
The driver holds an entire build including the latest PhysX and 3D Vision drivers.
NEC preps very cool 30-inch IPS screen
The colleagues at TPU make note of the fact that NEC will soon introduce the MultiSync PA301W, a new color precise 30" LCD display with a 10-bit IPS panel. The screen offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, built-in 14-bit LUT, 107% Adobe RGB coverage, 1,000:1 contrast ratio, 6ms response time, and 350 nits brightness. The screen has a standard CCFL backlight and is aimed at professional graphics users.
Pricing is expected to be around 2,259EUR.
Darkspore co-op trailer
EA launched a teaser trailer of a new game called Darkspore. Well .. new, as the name suggests, this is a darker version of Spore. It's described as a fast-paced action RPG for the PC, you can expect it in retail stores by March 29, 2011. Multiplayer in Darkspore lets up to four gamers fight as a team, combining abilities and coordinating attacks to create awesome battle effects and overwhelm enemies. By working as a team and complementing each other's abilities, players will find co-op gameplay in Darkspore to be an action packed blast, and this trailer shows off those goods in greater detail than ever shown before!
Assassin's Creed Brotherhood Trailer
GeForce GTX 570 Press releases
There's an absolute flood in our mailbox regarding GeForce GTX 570 releases, here's the board partner overview:
Point of View launched geForce GTX 570 & TGT Ultra Charged
Point of View - known for its range of NVIDIA based 3D Graphics cards, Netbooks and other PC products - announces today the new GeForce GTX 570 graphics card accompanied with two TGT/POV Overclocked variants: the POV GeForce GTX570 Charged and Ultra Charged.The GeForce GTX570 is the 1st wingman of the worlds
GeForce GTX 570 review
A card that will be positioned in the 349 EUR price bracket yet offers a massive chunk of high-end DirectX 11 performance alongside good GPU temperatures and noise levels.
Check out the full review right here, and sure we've included the first ever 3DMark 11 results as well.
3DMark 11 Launches - Download
These will be the requirements:
- 3DMark 11 requires DirectX 11, a DirectX 11 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7.
- OS: Microsoft Windows Vista or Windows 7
- Processor: 1.8GHz dual-core Intel or AMD CPU
- Memory: 1 GB of system memory
- Graphics: DirectX 11 compatible graphics card
- Hard drive space1.5 GB
- Audio Windows Vista / Windows 7 compatible sound card
There will be a free edition and the usual paid versions.
Graphics Test 1
- Based on the Deep Sea scene
- No tessellation
- Heavy lighting with several shadow casting lights
Graphics Test 2
- Based on the Deep Sea scene
- Medium tessellation
- Medium lighting with few shadow casting lights
Graphics Test 3
- Based on the High Temple scene
- Medium tessellation
- One shadow casting light
Graphics Test 4
- Based on the High Temple scene
- Heavy tessellation
- Many shadow casting lights
- Rigid body physics simulation with a large number of objects
- This test runs at a fixed resolution regardless of the chosen preset
- Runs rigid body physics simulation on a moderate number of objects
- Soft body physics using DirectCompute and the Bullet physics library running on the GPU
- Medium tessellation
- Medium lighting
You can download 3DMark 11 right here:
The download size is roughly 285 MB.
We're giving away 3DMark 11 keys ....
As you guys know 3DMark 11 launches later today, in the good spirit of the release we'll be giving away a couple of 3DMark 11 Advanced Edition keys, courtesy of Guru3D and MSI.
If you like to win one of the 20 Advanced Edition keys keys, then just reply in this thread and let us know what you like about Guru3D.com
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GeForce GT 540M comes with 96 CUDA cores
While that might not sound like a lot, it really is for mobile platforms with your average laptop screen. NVIDIA released its first GeForce GT 500M series chip. The GeForce GT 540M is based on the GF108 GPU, it has 96 CUDA cores, a 128-bit memory bus, 672MHz core, 1344MHz shaders, and up to 1.5GB GDDR5 (or SDDR3) clocked at up to 3600MHz.
OEMs are launching these Optimized notebooks with GeForce GT 540M GPUs and dual-core "Arrandale" CPUs in order to hit mainstream price points sooner, ahead of Huron River dual-core platforms that will not be released until later in 2011. It is available immediately in China from Acer, and will be available worldwide next month.
With GeForce GT 540M, we are taking an already proven architecture and using the maturity of the manufacturing process to create GPUs with higher clock settings while staying in the same power envelope. As a result, the GeForce GT 540M delivers a significant increase in fill-rate and memory bandwidth, which ultimately translates to better overall performance.
GeForce GT 540M GPUs are DirectX 11 done right, and like all GeForce GPUs, they support the differentiating features that set our GPUs apart from the competition, including: NVIDIA Optimus technology, PhysX, 3D Vision, 3DTV Play, CUDA, and Verde drivers to keep your notebook optimized for tomorrow.
TSMC preps for 28nm production in 2011
DigiTimes reports TSMC is getting ready to start mass production of 28nm chips in 2011. The 28nm capacity is expected to be fully utilized by the end of 2011.
TSMC has made significant progress in upward adjusting the manufacturing readiness of 28nm equipment at its Fab 12 in the Hsinchu Science Park HSP), with the maturity level hiked from less than 50% in the fourth quarter of 2009 to more than 90% currently, the company indicated. The more advanced the manufacturing processes, the lower the initial manufacturing readiness of equipment and more efforts needed for adjustments, TSMC said, adding 90nm equipment, for example, has an initial maturity level of nearly 100% and almost does not need any adjustment, TSMC explained.
Google Android 2.3 aka Gingerbread is Here
Google's Android Development team have announced the official arrival of Android 2.3, codenamed Gingerbread.
Enhancements for game development: To improve overall responsiveness, we
Phenom II X6 1100T BE processor review
AMD today releases the Phenom II X6 1100T BE processor, an all new six-core 1100T processor that is going to be interesting at 44 USD per core with it's clock at 3.3 GHz and Turbo to 3.7 GHz. It's goal ? To compete with Intel's Core i7 950, but will it do that claim any justice ?
We'll first have a chat about the processor tested today architecture wise, after which we'll fire off the benchmark test suite at them to see how this 270 USD marvel will perform value for money wise.
You can check out the review right here.
ThermalTake Armor A30 SFF chassis
ThermalTake cooked up the Armor A30, a new compact case designed for Micro ATX and Mini ITX motherboards. The chassis measures 266mm x 291mm x 456mm, it's made from steel and weighs 6.7kg.
It's equipped with a small side window and comes with four fans: a 90mm blue LED fan (front), a 230mm blue LED fan (top) and two 60mm exhaust fans. The front of the case has room for two 5.25" devices and there's a I/O panel with audio, USB 2.0, USB 3.0 and eSATA connectors. The ThermalTake Armor A30 is expected to be available next week.
Thrustmaster preps $500 T500RS wheel for Gran Turismo
Whqaaaaaat ... 500 USD/EUR ? Yes, Thrustmaster will soon release the T500RS, a new steering wheel with Gran Turismo branding. The peripheral promises unrivaled accuracy but it's rumored to carry a price tag of $500, and that's without the optional H-pattern shifter.
But, Thrustmaster seems to have secured the license for the franchise now and is building a wheel called the T500RS which, if you go Thrustmaster.com, you can get a quick peek of -- or you can just look at the screengrab above.
The wheel promises unrivaled accuracy and what looks to be the same sort of magnetic sensor technology used in the company's overwhelmingly beefy HOTAS Warthog controller.
Gigabyte P67A-UD4 Sandy bridge mobo Sneak Peek
In this article we'll show you a new offering from Gigabyte as we'll preview their upcoming P67A-UD4 Sandy bridge ready motherboard. Now since the processors and chipset itself are still under NDA we can not disclose nor discuss them. This motherboard is using a 12+2 phases design cooled by passive grey heatsinks.
Of course features like SATA 6G and USB 3 are available as well, and guess what, the board supports SLI and Crossfire, albeit in a x8:x8 configuration. There is a more to be found with three additional PCIe x1 slots and two traditional PCI slots.
Check out the sneek spreview right here.