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Gigabyte EG45M-UD2H motherboard review
This G45M motherboard is based on a Micro ATX form factor. Normally this doesn't leave much room for extras. The motherboard tested today however comes with UD3 technology, that G45 chipset, integrated GPU, HDMI, 8-channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, plenty of SATA connectors, fairly nice design, 4 DIMM slots, dual-bios, passive cooling .. and all that on a m-ATX form factor design.
Let's have a peek at what Gigabyte is offering us for just over 100 EUR, oh yeah .. and it overclocks quite well too.
Check out this Guru3D review right here.
NVIDIA 3D Vision 185.85 Windows 7 and Vista released
Note: You can only install this driver if you have the installed the latest GeForce Graphics drivers v185.85.
- WHQL Certified Driver Kit
- Adds support for new Mitsubishi Home Theater TVs. Please check under
Gigabyte launches 1200W Odin GT PSU
Gigabyte is expanding their Odin PSU series with a new 1200 Watt GT model. There already was a 1200 Watt Pro model, but this new GT version has a couple of new features. It will have six 6+2-pin PCIe connectors, ten SATA connectors and then another eight Molex connectors. So this won't be an issue for any Tri or Quad GPU setup + a little PhysX lovin as well.
The PSU will have four 12V rails. Two of them can deliver 36 A each and another two are rated at 20A.
- Software controlled PSU, for maximum tweaks
- Active PFC, high efficiency power circuit design, 80+ certified
- 4-rail, +12V design, capable of supplying higher power output
- Over-voltage, over-current, under-voltage and short
ASUS Crosshair III Formula coming
It took ASUS a while but they finally see the strength of the AMD platform and have been designing a kickass motherboard for it, meet the ASUS Crosshair III Formula.
ASUS always uses Crosshair for their more high-end AMD motherboards based on nForce chipsets, this time though, it'll be the magnificent AMD 790FX chipset together with the SB750 Southbridge chip, of course ACC is the key thing here, Advanced Clock Calibration (ACC) .
The board will have an 8+2 phase circuit and is Socket AM3 based, meaning a DDR3 motherboard.
You'll spot two PCI-Express x16 slots. What's cool is that the board is that the boards includes a ROG LCD-poster, and the famous iROG overclocking management system.
For audio you'll spot the ASUS SupremeFX X-Fi audio riser. ASUS may use the upcoming Computex event to launch this product, we'll keep an eye out on Taiwan of course, but that is looking to become an exciting motherboard alright.
Corsair launches Advanced Cooling for GT series
Corsair, the worldwide leader in high performance computer and flash memory products, today announced the new Corsair Cooling range of advanced cooling solutions for Dominator and Dominator GT modules, including the world's first sub-ambient cooler for PC memory.
The new cooling solutions include the Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H30 water-block and Ice Series T30 thermo-electric cooler, which is capable of cooling memory to below room temperature for enhanced overclocking performance and reliability. The Corsair Cooling Hydro Series H30 is a high performance anodized aluminum water-block, capable of cooling up to six Dominator or Dominator GT modules. The H30 water-block utilizes 3/8 inch inner-diameter tubing for compatibility with the most common water-cooling setups.
At the top of the range is the Corsair Cooling Ice Series T30, which is a revolutionary thermo-electric cooler capable of cooling memory up to 20
AMD ATI Radeon HD 4890 at 1GHz now official
ASUS releases Asus P6T7 WS with 7 PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots
Say you wanted to pop seven CUDA ready single slot graphics cards onto a motherboard and create a little super computer to crunch data, well .. ASUS has a solution at hand my man.
Asus today launched their most revolutionary Parallel Computing solution available to date: the Asus P6T7 WS SuperComputer motherboard. Equipped with 7 PCI-E Gen2 x16 slots, the Asus P6T7 WS SuperComputer has been certified for NVIDIA Tesla GPU computing which is based on the NVIDIA CUDA parallel computing architecture, supporting up to three NVIDIA Tesla cards and one NVIDIA Quadro card.
This amounts to a total of 960 parallel processing cores providing a massive 4 teraflops of processing power
PowerColor launches 1010MHz HD 4890
Next to MSI, Sapphire and ASUS, TUL aka PowerColor is introducing a 1 GHz clocked Radeon HD 4890 as well. The PCS++ HD4890 is an advanced version of the PCS+ HD4890, the PCS++ HD4890 has all the key features of the PCS+ HD4890, including ZEROtherm
EU fines Intel 1.06 Billion EUR
While this was rumored a couple of days ago already on some websites, today the final verdict is in. The European Commission has imposed a massive fine of
Asus Dual Hybrid TV Card announced and pixelized
The new Asus My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC PCI-express Dual TV card is designed for users seeking to watch and record both digital (ATSC/QAM) and analog (NTSC) TV channels simultaneously without taking a CPU hit. The Asus My Cinema-EHD3-100/NAQ/FM/AV/MCE RC is embedded with a MPEG2 hardware encoder that dramatically reduces CPU loading while guaranteeing high quality video.
Utilizing the PCI Express x1 interface, it boasts transmission speeds of up to 500MB/s
Specs of Microsoft's "iPhone killer" revealed?
Al new specifications have surfaced today that may represent Microsoft's expectations for its "Pink" Zune phone platform. Known as Windows Mobile 7 Chassis 1, the design obtained by Microsoft observer Mary Jo Foley appears to set a baseline level of hardware that would outperform iPhones. A system would use either an NVIDIA Tegra, Qualcomm 8000-series, or Texas Instruments 3430 processor at its heart, at least 256MB of memory, and an 800x480 or larger screen.
Notably, many of the necessary details would also match features that have been rare in Windows Mobile devices but which have been core to the iPhone. Chassis 1 would require multi-touch input, an accelerometer, an electronic compass and a light sensor. It would also have a 3-megapixel or better camera, some form of assisted GPS and Wi-Fi.
The resulting device would be capable of advanced media playback in keeping with the Zune concept and would sit at the high end of the smartphone category, likely serving as a flagship. Whether this represents a specific device to be made by one company, such as the rumored iPhone rival for Verizon or a general design for many phones to use isn't evident. Microsoft has maintained that it has no plans to manufacture hardware itself but has acknowledged it's working with hardware companies more closely than it has in the past.
The information in question is also considered "a few months old" and may have changed, though any phone built on Chassis 1 won't ship until 2010, when Windows Mobile 7 should be ready to ship. Similar to Windows 7 on the desktop, Microsoft is believed to be in a rushed schedule for Windows Mobile 7 and may have devices in stores by April 2010 rather than the historic September timeframe.
Zotac ION mini-ITX motherboard launches
Next to Point of View earlier this week, Zotac has introduced ION, a new mini-ITX motherboard based on the NVIDIA Ion platform.
ZOTACunleashes its first eco-friendly all-in-one platform
Intel six-core Gulftown expected in Q2 2010
The chaps over at fudzilla reported today that Intel is planning to deliver its 32nm six-core Gulftown processor in the second quarter of 2010.
The company has said to a special few that the new CPU should fit the 130W TDP envelope and that it will work on existing LGA1366 infrastructure. You won't need a new chipset, as it will work with X58.
The memory supported is DDR3, and officially Intel will only support the miserable 1066MHz memory and not even 1333MHz memory will be supported but we are quite sure that faster memory will work.
Bring it on we say.
MSI GeForce N260GTX Lightning BE 1792 MB review
These probably are the most feature rich GeForce GTX 260 videocards you can find on the web. First off, MSI N260GTX Lightning has twice the standard GeForce GTX 260 GDDR3 memory summing up to an incredible 1792 MB, and then utilizes a Twin Frozr cooling with heatpipes, dual slot heatsink and two big fans.
The card design is Phase PWM, with 8 phases are reserved for the GPU and 2 phases for the memory. Furthermore, this graphics card has important overclocking features like V-Check points to measure the voltage. We'll test the most exclusive version, with an external overclock panel called the AirForce panel.
With external panel, customized PCB, heatpipe cooler, 1792 MB, HDMI, 216SP and sheer design versus price, it is the most unique GeForce GTX260 in the market today.
Check out our the Guru3D review right here.
Single PCB based GeForce GTX295 From Inno3D Surfaced - Photo's
Props to forum old-timer Cowie for submitting this one. Chinese based Expreview got their hands on the much discussed single PCB based GeForce GTX 295 From Inno3D. It's a lot of info, courtesy of expreview of course:
Rumors on NVIDIA
Dell launches ST2010 20-inch LCD display
LaCie "5big" NAS offers up to 10TB storage
LaCie has announced two new upgrades to its networked-attached storage (NAS) devices: the LaCie 5big Network and 2big Network. The product enhancements include improved performance, capacity expansion, and extra data protection with RAID settings. The 5big Network adds support for Time Machine backup software, along with improved multimedia server capabilities that allow users to stream multimedia files to UPnP players such as a PS3 or Xbox.
Other changes for its 5big Network prouct increase the storage systems capacity up to 10TB, and provide compatibility for the iTunes server. The added support enables iTunes users to access the NAS device from the application interface.
The smaller "2big" Network device adds support for Windows Active Directory (ADS) and local backup, Time Machine, and integration with MS Windows network domains. By enhancing its backup capabilities users can perform regular or scheduled backups to external devices. The storage device also ships with client licenses of Genie Backup Manager Pro for Windows and Intego Backup Manager Pro for Mac.
Both the LaCie 5big and 2big Network are available for purchase through the company