Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD9 motherboard
Xonar Xense Soundcard Preview
Working together with Sennheiser, ASUS has developed soundcard-headset combo Xonar Xense. While most PC gamers suffer from miniscule headphone output, Xonar Xense pumps out a monstrous 7Vrms power through a built-in headphone amp. This brings out every audio nuance in games, movies and music, optimizing sound positioning and audio dynamics.
According to ASUS Games come to life in startling 118dB sound clarity, supporting EAX, DirectSound, Dolby technology and many other standards. Though still under NDA, here at Guru3D we can bring you a Xonar Xense Soundcard Preview - There has been a lot of fanfare surrounding this card. Although it seems there are some pictures of a static model from a recent hardware show, the Guru3D Audio Lab wanted to wait until the design was solidified and we could have a listen and look over a working card ourselves.
Check out this small exclusive preview right here.
KFA2 (Galaxy) GeForce GTX 470
KFA2 (Galaxy) GeForce GTX 470 - Worlds first Custom GTX 470 !
Some AIBs out there figured that they can design a better solution then what NVIDIA is offering. As such we slowly started seeing announcements from names like Plait, Galaxy and others recently that as stated where working on custom PCBs and customized coolers to make the GeForce GTX series 400 much more attractive products.
The most extreme example definitely comes from the premises of Galaxy Technology, they have released a new series graphics card under the label KFA2 (Karte For Action 2). KFA2 is Galaxy's premium line of graphics cards, keep an eye and an ear out for that as this really will be an interesting brand. We test their jet-fighter styled GeForce GTX 470, and OMG we are impressed.
Check out the Guru3D review right here.
Bigfoot Killer 2100 Gaming NIC
Bigfoot Networks, the networking technology company behind the Killer line of gaming networks cards, today announced Killer 2100, its next-generation network interface card (NIC) for online gaming. Killer 2100 combines elements of speed, intelligence and control demanded by gamers with major throughput and latency enhancements and an innovative and easy-to-use software interface. Killer 2100 epitomizes blazing speed and maximum performance as the fastest Gigabit NIC on the planet for gamers.
At the heart of Killer 2100 is Bigfoot Networks' groundbreaking Game Networking DNA technology, comprised of a dedicated network processor (NPU), Advanced Game Detect, Windows stack bypass, Visual Bandwidth Control and other optimizations designed to deliver the best online gaming experience possible. Game Networking DNA accelerates latency-sensitive game traffic while reducing stuttering, freezing and other symptoms of lag, giving online gamers a competitive edge.
Using the Gaming Network Efficiency test, a new benchmark that measures network latency during gaming scenarios, Killer 2100 clocked in at more than ten times faster than standard network interfaces on multicore gaming PCs with high-end graphics cards. The additional speed provided by Killer 2100 means players can achieve quicker response times, better in-game performance and higher scores.
Killer 2100 is a plug-and-play solution that enables gamers at every level of experience to improve their online gaming with minimal setup. But for those who want to tune their PC, Killer 2100 offers powerful tools for monitoring and optimizing network performance. Visual Bandwidth Control provides real-time feedback about how Internet bandwidth is used on a per-application basis, making it easy for gamers to limit or block network-hungry applications. The Online Gaming PC Monitor feature gives players at-a-glance graphical displays and detailed logging so that they can track performance statistics such as CPU usage, memory usage and frame rate along with networking activity.
- 10/100/1000 Ethernet
- PCIe interface (x1 form factor)
- 400 MHz dedicated network processor
- 128 MB DDR2 RAM
- Performance-inspired housing
- Advanced Game Detect
- Visual Bandwidth Control
- Online Gaming PC Monitor
- Windows network stack bypass
- Optimized for use with voice chat applications
- Support for Windows 7, Vista & XP 32
Uber Green MSI geForce GT 220
It is not exactly the spicy videocard you want in your PC for gaming, but MSI released the N220GT-MD1G Green Version, the new video card, as its name implies, is focused on power efficiency. Since such low-profile cards usually end up in HTPCs or other types of small form-factor computers (like nettops), they make a point of consuming as little power and producing as little noise as possible.
The MSI GT220 does not use a passive cooler, which means makes us think its power consumption is not quite as low as it could have been. On the other hand, the GPU itself consumes 17% less energy than the reference 40nm GT216 chip and the cooler has a very low sound output. This will greatly contribute to immersion during the playback of multimedia files.
The new MSI N220GT-MD1G Green Version has 48 processing cores, 1GB of DDR2 memory running at 800MHz, a shader frequency of 1360MHz and the GPU set at 625Mhz. As for the feature set, the card supports CUDA, PhysX, DirectX 10.1 and it has a memory interface of 128 bits.
The video board may connect to a display via DVI and HDMi connectors. An actual official announcement hasn't exactly been made, which is why it isn't completely clear when the new device will start selling. According to tcmagazine, however, MSI's product should end up priced at under 60 Euro.
Danger Den's GTX 470 Waterblock
The DD-GTX470 waterblock is also almost ready to start shipping. As its name implies, the waterblock is designed for the reference GeForce GTX 470 adapter. It has a copper base and a translucent
Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 nettopdoes 1080p HD
What a funky little gimp, Lenovo introduced the IdeaCentre Q150, a new nettop with the Intel Atom D410 (single-core) or D510 (dual-core) and NVIDIA's first-gen ION. The system has a width of only 21mm and is capable of playing 1080p HD video. Other features include Windows 7, WiFi, HDMI and USB 2.0. The Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 will be available next month starting at $249.
If your idea of fun is tricking out your living room entertainment center, then the Lenovo IdeaCentre Q150 is the perfect solution. At just 0.82 inches wide and 6.7 inches high, the Q150 enhances the living room entertainment experience and can fit into just about any small space in the home. The Q150 is an affordable nettop PC that can be connected to a TV or monitor, or even mounted behind with the VESA bracket to create a virtual all-in-one. Featuring an optional NVIDIA
Microsoft May 2010 Security Bulletin Release
Bulletin MS10-030 resolves a vulnerability affecting Outlook Express, Windows Mail, and Windows Live Mail that an attacker could exploit by compromising a mail server, hosting a malicious mail server, or performing a man-in-the-middle attack to intercept communications between the client and the server.
Bulletin MS10-031 fixes a hole in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) that could allow an attacker to remotely run code if a host application opens and passes a malicious file to the VBA runtime environment. The update resolves the problem by changing the way VBA searches for ActiveX Controls are embedded in documents.
Street Fighter Beginings End
Wow!, not one but two high quality street fighter's fan short videos in this short ammount of time!, this game must had been hit really hard on gamers, just take a look at this one, also with excellent special effects. This characters are from the Alpha Series.
NZXT Releases Vulcan Micro ATX Chassis
CoreTemp 0.99.6.1 Released
Fixed in version 0.99.6.1:
- Overheating protection.
- Incorrect detection of some Intel and AMD processors.
- Layout problems with AMD Phenom series and newer processors.
- Intel processor speed detection displays extremely high numbers.
AMD unleashes six new Athlon II processors
AMDreleasede six new processor models in its value-mainstream Athlon II series. Spread across its dual-core (X2), triple-core (X3), and quad-core (X4) lines, the new models seek to displace existing ones from their price-points and hold key value market positions.
Leading the pack is the Athlon II X4 640. Based on the 45 nm Propus die, the X4 640 has a clock speed of 3.00 GHz (15 x 200 MHz), with 512 KB of L2 cache per core, and 4 GT/s HyperTransport 3.0 interface. Built on the AM3 package, the X4 640 supports DDR3 and DDR2 memory standards. It has a TDP of 95W. This chip is priced at $122. The second quad-core model is the energy-efficient Athlon II X4 610e. With a clock speed of 2.40 GHz (12 x 200 MHz), the X4 610e comes with half the TDP of standard models, just 45W. Energy efficiency comes at a small premium, with the X4 610e going for $145 a piece.
The triple-core Athlon II X3 series also gets two additions, with the X3 445 and X3 415e. The X3 445 is based on the Rana die (Propus with one core disabled), and has L2 cache of 512 KB per core. It is clocked at 3.10 GHz (15.5 x 200 MHz), and has a TDP of 95W. It is priced at $87. The energy-efficient X3 415e is clocked at 2.50 GHz (12.5 x 200 MHz), has 45W TDP, and is priced at $102. Dual-core Athlon II X2 chips get the same treatment, with a new fast and energy-efficient model, each. Based on the 45 nm Regor die, the Athlon II X2 has two physical cores with 1 MB of L2 cache per core. The Athlon II X2 260 introduced now, has a clock speed of 3.20 GHz (16 x 200 MHz), 65W TDP, and is priced at $76. The energy-efficient X2 245e is clocked at 2.90 GHz (14.5 x 200 MHz), and has a TDP of 45W. This one goes for $77. All prices are per unit in 1000-unit tray quantities [via tpu]
Realtek HD Audio 2.48 Driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.48
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) 5.5 Released
GPUs supported from this version on, include:
- GeForce 210
- GeForce GT 220
- GeForce GT 230
- GeForce GT 240
- GeForce GTS 250M
A future version of NiBiTor will include official support for GF100-derived GPUs, though early-access to that version can be had by supporting the project.
IKONIK Ra 2000 case
IKONIK presents the Ra 2000, a new series of full-tower cases for computer enthusiasts. The case measures 220mm x 580mm x 590mm (W x H x D) and has room for six 5.25" devices, six 3.5" HDDs, and eight PCI expansion cards. On top of the case is a I/O panel with fan control knob, eSATA, 4x USB 2.0 and audio ports, and cooling is provided by up to two 120mm fans and two 140mm fans. The regular Ra 2000 features a plain gray interior, while the Ra 2000 Black has a sexy all-black interior and a slightly different fan configuration.
You can check out the full specifications over here, the standard models feature mesh side panels but transparent side panels are also available. The Ikonik Ra 2000 Black is currently shipping in Europe for around 120EUR.
Ra 2000 is a combination of SMART PLATFORM, sophisticated appearance and first-tier manufacturing quality. The tool-free installation process and expansion abilities make this case more than attractive to eyes. Its unique thermal solutions and fine details are the keys to the soul of this one-of-a-kind case.
SMART PLATFORM - the smart way to:
* Control Fan Speed
* Reduce Temperature
Raptor Gaming H3 headset
Raptor Gaming presents the H3, a new headset that will start shipping next month for 49.90EUR.
Raptor Gaming Technology introduces today its new stereo Gaming-Headset. The RAPTOR-GAMING H3 is totally optimized to the needs of PC-Gamers. Due to the light weight, the excellent stereo-sound and the noise cancelling microphone it fulfils even the highest demands of Gamers.
A truly new developed feature and world debut is the
OCZ Intrepid SSD
OCZ announced Intrepid, a new line of enterprise solid state disks with LSI MegaRAID controller qualification. You can find the specifications at OCZ's new enterprise website.
OCZ is pleased to announce the Company has become an official LSI Alliance Partner. OCZ enterprise class Intrepid SSDs are now qualified for use with LSI's MegaRAID(R) controllers, ensuring optimal compatibility, performance, and reliability.
"OCZ and LSI are both dedicated to the development of innovative, high-performance SAS/SATA solutions, and the partnership between both organizations demonstrates our shared commitment to deliver robust total solutions to our clients that address the complete spectrum of enterprise applications," stated Alex Mei, CMO, OCZ Technology Group.
LSI Corporation is the leading supplier of host-based RAID to the global PC and server markets, and MegaRAID is a popular choice of OEMs, ODMs, system integrators and resellers worldwide. Paired with the validated OCZ Intrepid line, the combination stands to deliver industry-leading solutions.
With greater durability and lower power consumption than traditional mechanical hard drives, the Intrepid Series delivers the performance needed to take enterprise applications to the next level. Intrepid SSDs also feature dedicated customization, technical, and engineering support for OEM clients.