A pretty OK use of Kinect !
The Gadget Show created an ultimate gaming simulator (thanks iceb) by combined several technologies. The cool thing: it relies on Kinect to work. This is what the simulator combines in order to provide the ultimate gaming experience:
- Battlefield 3 (the game you play)
- Igloo vision dome (8 projectors create a 360 degree wrap around screen)
- Omni Directional treadmill (move around in any direction freely to move the in-game character)
- Ambient light technology (light up the whole room with LED
Modern Warfare 3 Celeb Trailer
Massive Mass Effect 3 Leak for Xbox
EVGA launches GTX 560 Ti 2Win dual GPU card
EVGA today launches the GeForce GTX 560 Ti 2Win. A card with cool looks, a pair of GF114 GPUs and heck it even comes a little overclocked for ya, as the core frequency clocks in at 850 MHz whereas a default GTX 560 Ti is ticking and tacking away at 822 MHz.
Currenrently we have this card on our test bench and we have spotted an NF200 switch chip to provide the necessary data links in-between the GPUs, and yes .. that means internally they are setup in SLI mode. The cooling system consists our of three fans, based on a heatpipe heatsink.
With games like Battlefield 3, Skyrim and Batman: Arkham City and Crysis 2 DX11, that might be a terrific alternative in the Q4 holiday season for many. More on this on Monday when we launch a full review.
Zalman CNPS 12X review
The one that everybody remembers and still is going strong where the initial CNPS (Computer Noise Prevention System) CPU cooler, the copper somewhat rounded "butterfly" based coolers. That model has been the biggest success of all their coolers. Anno 2011 Zalman is still going strong on the concept and just when you think they can't change anything on that design they proof that a top notch new cooler based off that old design can still work out well and look gorgeous.
The Zalman CNPS 12X comes with Zalman
AMD CEO wants substancial job cuts
TechEye claims AMD's new CEO Rory Read hopes to turn the tide via a total restructuring and making some of the most substantial cuts to staff that the firm has seen.
Determined to make his mark on the outfit Read has been sharpening his axe and looking for necks to try it out on.
There have been rumours floating around that AMD is gearing up to give a load of executives the boot. However, TechEye deep throats have told us that the extent of cuts is likely to be more far ranging than a few of yesterday's CEO's pets. Read has his eye on a total restructuring, which is fairly likely to ruin a lot of people's Christmas, our source said.
There is no word on a time scale for this.
Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA chassis
Rosewill the leading hardware solution provider bringing the best choice in value, announced its newest member of Rosewill gaming and performance computer case family, BLACKHAWK-ULTRA.
The BLACKHAWK-ULTRA has all the features that made the original BLACKHAWK a success, including a great design, led fans, and full black interior. Where the BLACKHAWK-ULTRA is unique is with the space that is offered inside of this case, you will be able to mount HPTX or even a second power supply if needed.
- Type ATX Super Tower
- Color Black
- Case Material Steel
- With Power Supply No
- Power Supply Mounted Bottom
- Motherboard Compatibility ATX, SSI CEB, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX
- With Side Panel Window No
- External 5.25" Drive Bays 3/4
- External 3.5" Drive Bays 1/0
- Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 10
- Expansion Slots 10
- Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio In/Out(AC97, HD)
- 140mm Fans 2 x Front 140mm Red LED Fan (first layer)(pre-installed) / 2 x Front 140mm
- Red LED Fan (second layer)(pre-installed)
- 230mm Fans 2 x Top 230mm Red LED Fan(pre-installed) / or 3 x 120/140mm Fan(option) / 1 x
- Side 230mm Fan or 9 x 120mm Fan(option)
- Side Air duct No
- Dimensions(W x H x D) Front & top panels included - 240 x 635 x 660 mm (9.45
Alpenföhn Matterhorn Rev. B CPU cooler
NVIDIA Asking GeForce Owners To Send Cards In For Examination
According to this post in the NVIDIA tech support forums, the company has been able to reproduce (and fix) some of the BF3 and Windows Media Center bugs players have been experiencing but they are asking customers with TDR issues to send their cards to the company for examination.
I want to give everyone a quick update on some of the bugs mentioned in this thread:
1) Battlefield 3 bugs - So far we have been able to reproduce the major Battlefield 3 issues and have marked this as must fix for the upcoming driver in November.
2) Video Playback issue in Windows Media Center/Movie Maker/Media Player - This issue has been fixed and will definitively be included in the next driver release in November
3) R280.xx or later Firefox/IE9 TDR issue - We have ordered some of the retail graphics cards that have been mentioned in these threads to resolve this issue. However it would be of great help to us if anyone who is facing this problem can send us their graphics card to diagnose internally at our Santa Clara office since the cards we have been tested so far do not seem to show the TDR issues end users are reporting in this forum. We can pay for shipping both ways and I can probably get some free game codes to offer you for your time. Please PM if you would be willing to do so. You must be in the USA however since international shipping can complicate things.
Need for Speed The Run - Multiplayer Trailer
Are you ready for the most accessible online racing experience ever offered? Create a party with friends, pick a playlist of your favorite challenges and compete for supremacy across every stage of The Run.
You'll never have to wait in a lobby again even if you're joining a race in progress! By mastering all of the playlists you can level up and earn access to exclusive vehicles, upgrades and abilities with the Bonus Wheel.
The Sound of Skyrim Video
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 for LGA2011
Noctua revealed their NH-D14 SE2011 cooler for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E series. The product will be available soon for 74.90EUR ($84.90). It's their 'older' NH-D14 cooler with new mounting kit really.
Noctua presented a new special edition of its award-winning NH-D14 cooler for the upcoming Intel LGA2011 X79 platform. Having received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua's NH-D14 has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new SE2011 version is a special edition for Intel's soon to be released Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) CPUs and comes equipped with Noctua's SecuFirm2
SilverStone PS07 micro-ATX chassis
This is SilverStone's Precision series PS07, a new all-black case for Micro-ATX, Mini-DTX and Mini-ITX motherboards. It will be available in Europe by mid-November for around 62 EUR (excl. VAT).
SilverStone's chassis measures 210 (W) x 374 (H) x 400 (D) mm, it weights 5.2 kg and features a couple of front placed USB 3.0 ports, two exposed 5.25-inch bays, one 2.5-inch and five 3.5-inch internal drive bays, a removable motherboard tray and top panel, and two pre-installed 120mm fans which are found in front and operate at 950 RPM (18 dBA sound output). A third 120mm fan can be added to the back of the case.
Intel eight-core Atom for servers?
Not a bad idea actually, there's this rumor that Intel may be working on an eight-core Atom for servers. The chip is reportedly based on the 22nm Silvermont Atom core, which is rumored to offer 20-25 percent better clock-for-clock performance than the current Atom. The codename of this eight-core Atom is said to be "Avadon" or "Abadon". Expected availability is 2013.
Silvermont is slated to be built using 22-nm process technology
Intel has 80.6% percent of x86 market
The latest x86 marketshare data from research firm Mercury Research indicates that Intel is at the first spot with 80.6 percent, 0.3 percent more than the same period the year before, while AMD held 18.8 percent, a gain of 0.5 percent.
Mercury Research calculated that CPU shipments went up 5% year-over-year in the third quarter. The market research firm also said that the average selling price for PC CPUs was $107
Biostar TPower X79 motherboard
Be warned, it's a sad looking thing,though taste does differ of course. Here are some details and photos of the forthcoming Biostar TPower X79 motherboard, thanks TPU:
The CPU is powered by an 8-phase DuraMax VRM with active phase control and direct FETs. It draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, apart from the 24-pin ATX and an optional 4-pin Molex for PCIe slot stability. Apart from a strong VRM, the board makes use of POSCAP capacitors in the CPU area, and a high-quality clock generator. The VRM and chipset heatsinks are connected with a 6 mm heat pipe, the heatsinks are made of a ceramic surface material for better dissipation. The CPU is wired to just four DDR3 DIMM slots, one per channel, which shouldn't be an issue for overclockers. It gives you shorter memory traces. Apart from JEDEC speeds of up to DDR3-1600 MHz, the board supports DDR3-2400 MHz by overclocking.
Skyrim Behind The Scenes Preview
ASUS Radeon HD 6770 DirectCU Silent review
Today we look at the ASUS Radeon HD 6770 DirectCU Silent edition. An entry level product series for gamers based on a juniper graphics core that still can flex its muscle. The x-factor for this particular product however is that its completely passively cooled, what should be a relatively small card .. ends up like the USS enterprise in terms of size and design.
Check out the review here.