GeForce GTX460 lined up against Radeon 5850
There's new information surfacing on the web that NVIDIA is going to introduce a GeForce GTX 460 in June, likely during Computex 2010 in Taiwan. The card is likely to be positioned directly against ATI's Radeon HD 5850 and will be based on a P1025 PCB design, which is similar to the GTX 470.
AIBs/AICs and ODMs will be free to design/redesign the card for customized versions. The card will get a 256-bit memory interface indicating 1GB of graphics memory (gDDR5). Information regarding shaders, clocks and TDP are not yet known. It seems that the card will receive the GF100 GPU and not the GF104 (mid-range), meaning that this card will be based on a fully fetched GF100 with some clusters disabled just like the GTX 470 has.
Of course prices are unknown, but it is suffice to say that NVIDIA will need to kick back hard in order to be able to compete with the mighty ATI series 5000 product line, and as such we expect low prices, thus definitely below the R5850.
AMDs Six core Phenom II X6 1090T processor starts listing
A couple of days ago we already learned that Phenom II X6 1090T processors arrived at fry's in the USA. The product however now start to list at online e-tailers.
The Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition processor is the one you'll be after. With an unlocked multiplier these babies guarantee your overclock. The Phenom II X6 1090T Blk Ed is listed under SKU code HDT90ZFBGRBOX and carries a price tag of roughly 300 USD as expected. In fact the non BE edition is listed at 299 USD and the BE edition at 309 USD.
The listing confirms all specifications we have been telling you about in the past few weeks: AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Six Core Processor - Socket: AM3; 9MB Cache, 3200MHz, 125 Watts, Retail, Processor with Fan.
We expect this six-core AMD processor to launch at the end of this month, and for the encodres, afficionado's and professional users out there it's going to deliver a whole lotta bang for buck.
Gigabyte 5870 Super OC edition
Though we mentioned it a couple of times before already .. Gigabyte adds a powerful addition to its Super Overclock Series, the Radeon HD 5870 SOC. The product is tagged under SKU GV-R587SO-1GD and comes with a phat 950 MHz core frequency and its memory clocked at 5000 MHz.
And now for the marketing:
To qualify for Super Overclock Series, a GPU must go through GIGABYTE
Smooth Creations Firestorm Custom PC review
Smooth Creations Firestorm Game PC
Smooth Creation's Firestorm takes the LAN party computer to its lightest and most diminutive form. The Firestorm we got ended up being prone to overheating, so the i7 965 config we had was not ideal for this small of a case. However, offering several flexible configurations from AMD or Intel, the Firestorm is a very affordable machine utilizing top components, top speed, and built to SmoothCreation's unusually high standards.
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PowerColor PCS++ HD5770
PowerColor released the PCS++ HD5770, a new Radeon HD 5770 card with custom cooler, 875MHz GPU and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 5000MHz.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, announces its ultra overclocked solution to the HD5700 series: the PowerColor PCS++ HD5770. As an upgrade version of the PCS+ HD5770, the PCS++ HD5770 features not only additional factory overclocking with core and memory clocks at 875 MHz and 1250 MHz respectively, but also raises the cards overclocking ability. The limits increased to more than 950Mhz, pushes its potential for hardware enthusiasts.
The PCS++ HD5770 also features an ultra quite 92mm cooling fan, dissipating heat from the copper base that fully covers the GPU at lower fan speed and efficiently cools down the temperature up to 10
AMD ATI FirePro V8800 workstation card
AMD has released the ATI FirePro V8800, a new workstation graphics card based on the 40nm Cypress XT GPU. This new card features 1600 stream processors, 825MHz core clockspeed and 2GB GDDR5 memory clocked at 1150MHz. The ATI FirePro V8800 introduces ATI Eyefinity support to the workstation market, and offers support for OpenGL 4.0, OpenCL and DirectX 11. The card will be available for $1,499.
AMD (NYSE: AMD) announced the launch of the first of a new family of ATI FirePro
Sniper: Ghost Warrior Announced
EIZO Self-Calibrating 24-Inch LCD, CG245W
This power consumption is significantly higher than that of most monitors launched over the past several months at 10)W but but EIZO makes up for it through the product's 1,920 x 1,200 pixel resolution, 5ms (G2G) response time, contrast ratio of 850:1, brightness of 270 cd/m2 and the ability to reproduce 98% of the Adobe RGB color space. Not only that, but the company has even implemented a feature, which makes the monitor unique, namely
Crysis 2 Trailer is Out!
Inno3D working on custom cooling for GTX 470
Inno3D released some photo's of what seems to be CAD images, showing a new cooling design for the GeForce GTX 470. The cooler will have three fans and the name for this series ironically is HAWK. I say ironically here as MSI recently introduced their HAWK series of graphics cards.
The fan array seems cooled by three 80~90 mm fans also blowing air over heat sinks, memory and VRM areas. Inno3D plans to brand its new card the Inno3D iChill GTX 470 Hawk 1280 MB.
The DirectX 11 generation GeForce GTX 470 GPU packs 448 CUDA cores, and addresses 1280 MB (1.25 GB) of memory across a 320-bit wide GDDR5 memory interface.
Meanwhile Inno3D also is showing photo's of their storage loaded with Fermi cards.
Cortex-A9 design: fastest 28nm ARM
GlobalFoundries has designed the most advanced 28nm ARM to date.
In order to woo customers, their implementation of Cortex-A9 is supposed to be the most advanced one in the field - the design teams placed their extensive knowledge in transistor design to create a product which should offer double-digit efficiency improvement than anything competition might come with, and extend the modern x86 CPU manufacturing technologies into the world of bulk silicon.
Take into notice that this kind of advancement could potentially expand the market of Mobile devices that can benefit from this technological upgrade.
You can read more about it here.
Windows 7 Beta SP1 Leaks
Well, it seems that the long awaited Windows 7 SP1 is finally showing.
The Windows 7 Beta SP1 has been leaked and is available to download in the usual areas soon.
The build currently in production is:
According to Geeksmack the installation process is much more fluid and faster than the usual Service Pack.
OCZ 2TB SSD with 1,4GBps transfer rate
Intended for the corporate market OCZ announces the Company
Afterburner 1.6.0 Beta 2
We're happy to announce that we started MSI's Afterburner 1.6.2 Beta process, in this version we have early support of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470/480 along with other many exciting features.
A few important notes on initial GTX 400 series support.
- Manually selected screenshot folder path is saved properly now
- Screen capture and On-Screen Display hotkey events are now being processed via direct connection to the On-Screen Display server instead of command line. Due to this change Screen capture and On-Screen Display visibility control hotkeys are being processed faster now
- Updated OSD server 3.7.0 beta 8 includes the following changes:
- Removed stealth mode auto disabling feature
- Fixed resource allocation issue causing abnormal performance drop in D11 OSD codepath
- DirectX screen capture engine is no longer using DirectX runtimes to capture and compress screenshots. Screen capture and compression to PNG/JPG formats in DirectX applications is now handled by own more effective LIBPNG/JPEGLIB based library
- PNG and JPG screen capture support for desktop and OpenGL applications
- Improved race condition protection system for multithreaded 3D engines (e.g. Age of dragons : Origins)
- Updated Ukrainian localization
GPU-Z 0.4.2 released
New Revision updates:
- Fixed an issue on all NVIDIA cards that would sometimes cause them to lose fan control when GPU-Z is running. Please don't run pre-0.4.1 and 0.4.1 at the same time, this might result in incorrect readings in the 0.4.1 window.
- Fixed system crash on MSI HD 5830 TwinFrozr II
- Validation upload now uses Unicode for entered name
- Reverted memory bandwidth calculation introduced in last version. It introduces too much confusion, we will go with what all companies use in their marketing material, even though we believe it is not correct. Using power of 10 again now, 1 GB/s = 1,000,000,000 Bytes per Second
ADATA S599 100GB SSD review
ADATA S599 100GB SSD (Sandforce SF1200) gets tested
e test the ADATA S599 100GB SSD. ADATA release their S500 series of Solid State Disks which are armed with that all new SandForce SF1200 IC. Hungry for some media coverage they submitted their 100GB model, the S599 for a review. A product that promised read speeds of up-to 280 MB/sec and write speeds of up-to 270 MB/sec, sustained of course. And that's quite a performance level they are claiming.
Shocking performance you guys .. overwhelming even. Check out the Guru3D review right here.
WD VelociRaptor 600GB 6Gb/s 10,000rpm HDD
Zalman VF3000A coolers for Radeon HD 5800
Zalman launched the VF3000A, a new VGA cooler designed for reference ATI Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5870 graphics cards. The new cooler is equipped with a copper base, five copper heatpipes, and lots of aluminum fins that are cooled by two 92mm fans.
Little heatsinks for the RAM memory are included, and a FAN MATE 2 controller is bundled to regulate the fan's speed from 1300RPM to 2500RPM. This model will be available soon, and a VF3000N model for high-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 200 will follow later.