Royal Machines 29298R Wireless Indoor/ Outdoor Speaker System
Amazon has started offering the Royal Machines 29298R wireless indoor/ outdoor speaker system. It is equipped with a waterproof casing that enables you to use it in all types of weather conditions.
The Royal Machines 29298R is perfect for use with your iPod, MP3 player, etc. You just need to connect the base station to your gadgets using a 3.5mm audio jack. The Royal Machines 29298R wireless speaker supports a distance of up to 150 feet from the base station. Each speaker also has its own volume control that creates the perfect sound balance. The Royal Machines 29298R wireless indoor/ outdoor speaker system retails for $91.73.
MSI notebook with Super RAID achieves 900MB/s
Brilliant stuff -- MSI has developed Super RAID for its new gaming laptops, a system that uses a 2.5" WD Scorpio Black 500GB HDD in combination with a pair of mSATA SSDs to deliver amazing performance. MSI's GT70 with Super RAID achieves an average read speed of 928.6MB/s with a burst rated at 1,997.2MB/s!
The SSDs you see are a pair of OEM models from SanDisk, and seem to be a pair of U100 drives. This notebook has two 64GB drives installed, with the RAID element of this setup handled by Intel's chipset. The 64GB models aren't the fastest mSATA's SSDs on the market with rated sequential read speeds of up to 450MB/sec and write speeds at 220MB/sec. In RAID 0 however, they're entirely different beasts.
The Super RAID setup shows off an average read speed of 928.6MB/sec with a burst rated at 1,997.2MB/sec in HD Tune Pro 5.00. This is something we would normally look past, interesting. A gaming notebook with storage capable of nearly 1GB/sec is quite impressive. I'm just wondering where my MSI GT70 notebook is and why MSI haven't sent me one yet.
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MSI Announces All New Intel 7 Series Mainboards
MSI, the manufacturer of World's fastest mainboard and graphics card is happy to announce the availability of the new MSI Intel 7 Series mainboards for the LGA1155 socket, powered by MSI's renowned Military Class III components.
The new Intel Z77, H77 and B75 chipset based mainboards support both 2nd Generation Intel Core CPUs as well as the upcoming 3rd Generation Intel Core CPUs. Built on this basis of Quality components and technology the MSI Intel 7 series mainboards have overclocking features to match with OC Genie II. Not only does OC Genie II enhance CPU, Memory and hard-drive speed but now, in combination with Lucid Virtu MVP, also Discrete DirectX 11 Graphics performance can be boosted! Well-known for its power saving hardware features such as Active Phase Switching (APS) and DrMOS II, MSI Intel 7 series mainboards can combine its performance with best-in-class power saving. MSI's Intel 7 series mainboards are truly one of the most well-rounded mainboards ever created and will surely find its way in many PC builds.
MSI's exemplary Military Class III Components honor the "Top Quality and Stability" slogan. DrMOS II (DriverMOSFET) is the latest edition to the Military Class family and enhances efficiency, reduces temperatures and provides Thermal Protection for extreme overclocking scenarios. The Hi-C CAP is an extremely efficient Tantalum based capacitor with a Nobel-prize winning automatic recovery function and Super Ferrite Choke (SFC) provides 30% more power at 10% higher efficiency compared to chokes used on other brand motherboards. The Japanese made Solid Capacitors provide a long lifetime under gaming loads compared to older liquid capacitors. All MSI Military Class III mainboard components have passed the stringent tests of the U.S. Department of Defense MIL-STD-810G deserving its name Military Class III components.
MSI OC Genie II is world's easiest overclocking technique and allows a complete performance overhaul with a simple push of a button. On the MSI's Z77, H77 and B75 series mainboards this leads to the ultimate performance experience. Pushing the OC Genie Button will push the CPU to 4.2 GHz for 18% better performance, overlock the system memory to 1866 MHz, speed ups hard-disk performance up to 4,5 times in combination with Intel ISRT SSD Caching Technology and now exclusively upgrades the performance of your Graphics card! My OC Genie is a new feature that allows end-users to customize their OC Genie II experience through MSI's unique ClickBIOS II interface. ClickBIOS II has received unanimous praise from worldwide media for its intuitive interface, design and availability as both an UEFI BIOS interface and Windows application. With the forward looking ClickBIOS II interface, MSI is ready for Windows 8 Certification.
MSI Z77, H77 and B75 series mainboards are equiped with an advanced integrated USB 3.0 controller which offers greatly improved transfer speeds versus 3rd party controllers. The MSI Z77A-GD80 will also rock the market as the first announced mainboard with Intel Thunderbolt support. With up to 10 Gbps of bandwidth and integrated power delivery it allows connectivity to a wide range of devices like high-res displays and high capacity external storage devices. With the MSI Z77A-GD80 with Thunderbolt you can satisfy the needs of any workstation or video editing storage bandwidth requirement.
MSI Intel Z77, H77 and B75 series mainboards support the new PCI Express Gen3 standard to deliver up to 32 GB/s of bandwidth to PCI Express cards. With this bandwidth you can enjoy GPU performance boosts and massive amounts of storage bandwidth for PCI Express based storage controllers. Memory on the MSI Intel Z77, H77 and B75 series mainboards support frequencies up to DDR3-2933 MHz.
Severe 28nm shortages at TSMC
According to a new information TSMC could have trouble with its 28nm manufacturing process. One would think that there would be more truth to all the statements from NVIDIA, Advanced Micro Devices and Taiwan Semiconductor manufacturing Company regarding the 28nm manufacturing process.
According to the most recent rumor published by Digitimes, TSMC is actually incapable of meeting demand for chips. Again. The 40nm node was troublesome enough but, even with all the extra research and assurances, history is repeating itself. The report makes mention of how yield rates of the 28nm are slowly improving, but this doesn't actually paint a clear picture of what level they are at.
Still, saying that TSMC cannot cope with demand needn't be synonymous with poor manufacturing capabilities. It can just as easily mean that 28nm yields are good, or at least passable, but that AMD, NVIDIA and Qualcomm simply have been asking for too much.
As a recap, Advanced Micro Devices needs 28nm chips for all its Radeon HD 7000 series of graphics cards, while NVIDIA has finally revealed the GeForce GTX 680. Neither corporation has another supplier to call upon.
Qualcomm, on the other hand, has started to order smartphone chips from United Microelectronics Corp. It still hasn't scraped together enough though.
TSMC would probably solve the whole problem by expanding 28nm foundry capacity, but it doesn't want to do so because it would lead to smaller gross margins.
It will start building the 5th-phase expansion of Fab 14 though (a 12-inch fab in Southern Taiwan Science Park) on April 9. Nevertheless, the total foundry capacity won't go up by more than 10% this year compared to the previous one (2011).
HIS Radeon 7870 ICEQ Turbo review
We review the HIS Radeon 7870 ICEQ Turbo as released by HIS. So the Radeon HD 7870 ICEQ TURBO edition as we test today makes use of a customized PCB and comes with a new model ICEQ cooler, The card also has a 10% stock overclock with the graphics processor running at a cool 1100 MHz.
Check out the full article right here.
GIGABYTE Launches Dual UEFI 7 Series Motherboards For 3rd Gen Intel Core Processors
GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, today launched their long awaited 7 series motherboards designed to deliver the ultimate performance for 3rd generation Intel Core processors. Combining the world's first Dual UEFI BIOS, a new and unique All Digital power design, and the latest GIGABYTE Ultra Durable 4 technologies, GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards offer an extremely compelling case for a system upgrade.
"The new GIGABYTE 7 series motherboards are designed to offer a seamless upgrade for enthusiast PC DIYers by providing specifications and features that will be compatible with future CPUs, VGA cards, memory, SSDs, and wireless protocols for years to come," commented Henry Kao, Vice President of GIGABYTE Motherboard Business Unit. "It makes sense then for us to aggressively transition to GIGABYTE Z77 and H77 motherboards so that enthusiasts can purchase them in anticipation for the release of Intel's highly sought after 3rd Gen Core
Galaxy Single Slot Liquid-Cooled GTX 680
Galaxy shows a photo of a new GeForce GTX 680 graphics card based ona liquid-cooling.
The card uses a full-coverage water-block, with its coolant ports protruding outwards on top, so enthusiasts will have plumb out tubing for each card in SLI setups, and can't use conventional multi-port fittings, unless of course, Galaxy has a solution for that. More details are are to be announced.
Corsair debuts new wireless headset and Vengeance C70 case
Corsair reveals the Vengeance C70 case series and the Vengeance 2000 Wireless 7.1 gaming headset:
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced the Vengeance
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GeForce GTX 670 Ti competes with Radeon HD 7950
VR Zone reports NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 670 Ti will use a cut-down GK104 to compete with AMD's Radeon HD 7950. This new card could arrive in May.
Getting back to NVIDIA - as expected, the GK104 chips which did not "pass the mustard" will be recycled and named GeForce GTX 670 and GTX 670 Ti. According to German publication 3DCenter.org, GK104 will take the GF100 (GeForce GTX 465/470/480) route: GK104 on the new cards will have one SMX less (7 in total), bringing a total of 1344 cores (should we still call them CUDA cores given the amount of GPGPU performance castration performed with Kepler?).
The remainder of the chip will remain the same, and we're looking at the following specs:
- 1344 Cores
- 4 Graphics Processing Clusters (GPC)
- 7 SMX Clusters (192 units per Cluster)
- 112 Texture Units (TU)
- 32 Raster Units (ROP)
- 256-bit Memory Controller
- 2 GB GDDR5 Memory
~900 MHz GPU Clock
~1 GHz QDR Memory Clock (5 effective GHz)
~160 GB/s video memory bandwidth
Sony PlayStation 4 specifications leaked?
Quite a lot of rumors about Sony's and Microsoft's next-gen consoles have hit the web this week. IGN claims this new console, codenamed "Orbis", will feature AMD's A8-3850 APU and the Radeon HD 7670 graphics card. However, the source of the rumor stated that while current plans for the device make use of the chips mentioned, it's possible that changes could be made prior to the system's launch.
By current standards, the HD 6670 is an entry-level processor with a price of about $74.99. Benchmark tests place framerate performance for taxing titles games like Metro 2033 and Crysis 2 set to high settings at a resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p) with average framerates of just over 30 frames-per-second. The chip also supports HDMI1.4a output, which is necessary for the system's rumored 4k output. Naturally, a comparably lightweight operating system and console-optimized games will likely improve performance, but the PS4's real edge could come from the secondary GPU provided by the APU.
Onboard the A8-3850 is an HD 6550D, which makes the APU capable of running games at baseline specs and lower resolutions without the help of a discrete GPU. When the APU is paired with the HD 7670, however, Sony will be able to utilize an asymmetrical CrossFire configuration to share the load of realtime graphics processing.
VG247 on the other hand has some details about the launch date. It's said to be 2013 and Sony is reportedly gunning to be ready with the PS4 before Microsoft launches the Xbox 720.
Following continued reports last week that PlayStation 4 is to be based on AMD hardware and is being planned for a 2013 release, a VG247 source has said Sony is aiming to get the machine to market ahead of Microsoft
Colorful GeForce GTX 680 iGame Kudan launched
Colorful presents the GeForce GTX 680 iGame Kudan. Colorful announced its most powerful GTX 680 named "iGame GTX680-2G Kudan ". The first "iGame Kudan" graphics card was released last year, and it was a GTX560Ti. Now Colorful uses the design concept on the latest GK104 chip.
Like the first generation, iGame GTX680 Kudan equipped a huge cooler which requires three slots and assembles three fans, one is 90mm, and others are 80mm and with "Shark Bionic" design in order to reduce the noise. Below the triple fans, there are heat-sinks which are crossed by ten 6mm heat-pipes. A 3mm steel plate is covered on the back of the PCB in order to enhance the PCB and improve the heat radiation.
The card is based on Silver Plated Technology of the PCB, and it has 8 phases native VRM, but when you install the Power-kit in the accessories, it will provide extra six phases of VRM. This kind of design draws power from two 8-pin power connectors. The VRM is controlled by an uP6208AM PWM chip, and the modulation range is from 0.1MHz to 1.5MHz.
There are two BIOS chips are built on the main PCB and each of them stores a set of clock. The clocks are controlled by the button on the rear plate. When users press the button, the clock will be boosted to 1059MHz/6008MHz from default clock (1008MHz/6008MHz). However, when you install the extra Power-Kit into the slot on the back of the PCB, the clock will boost to 1110MHz/6208MHz!
With the huge packaging (820mm H X 165mm L X140mm W), there are three sets of accessories provided for user's customization.
The first set is called Air-Kit, which is assembled by five detachable heat pipes that draw heat from the main heat-sink. The Air-Kit can be installed to the corresponding position that previously prepared on the graphics card, and can efficiently reduce the heat of the graphics card.
The second set is called Power-Kit, which is introduced in the previous paragraph. The Power-Kit provides extra six phases of VRM, and equips the strongest BIOS; it is the first choice when users overclock this card after installing the Power-Kit.
The third set is called Color-Kit, which is made up by acrylic paints and brushes. It is provided for those users who have interest of painting on the shell of the cooler.
Colorful iGame GTX680 Kudan is first provided in Asia, and will be also available in other regions later.
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A group of us from Google[x] started Project Glass to build this kind of technology, one that helps you explore and share your world, putting you back in the moment.
Technology should work for you