AMD Trinity details leak out
More details about AMD's Trinity APU were leaked by Expreview. According to the slides, the new Piledriver cores will have a higher IPC (instructions per clock) while leaking less power. Trinity is anticipated to top out at a 100W TDP, and will feature dual- and quad-core variants with clockspeeds between 2.0GHz and 3.8GHz.
Lower CPU clock speeds aren't entirely unexpected given the fact that Piledriver shares the processor die with a beefy Radeon GPU based on AMD's 6000-series architecture. Bulldozer has no graphics sidekick, let alone one with DirectX 11 credentials.
Trinity's integrated Radeon purportedly features up to 384 ALUs and can run at speeds as high as 800MHz. The graphics component looks like it takes up close to half of the die. If the slides are legit, that die measures 246 mm
Call of Duty: Black Ops II Launch Trailer
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Alpha - Crossover Trailer
R.A.W. - Wizard Trailer
- Fixed boost clocks being displayed on Fermi
- Added support for NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690, GTX 670, GT 640, GT 630, GeForce 605, Quadro 3000M, GTX 675M, GTX 670M
- Added support for AMD Radeon HD 7970M, HD 7450
- Added full support for Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge integrated graphics
- Fixed ROP count on GK107
- Improved NVIDIA Kepler Boost Clock detection
- Fixed crash on AMD Southern Islands when no graphics card driver installed
- Fixed installer not working properly on Windows XP
- Disabled broken BIOS save on NVIDIA Kepler
- BIOS files are saved as .rom now
- Fixed sensor graph redraw and improved its performance
I-O Data 60GB, 240GB And 480GB SSDN-3TB SSDs
I-O Data has just added three new storage capacities to its SSDN-3TB SSD line-up by bringing you the 60GB, 240GB and 480GB models. Just like the recently released 120GB model, these 2.5-inch SSDs are equipped with a SATA 6.0 Gbps interface, TRIM support and capable of delivering read/write speeds of up to 480/200 MB/s (60GB model), 470/380 MB/s (240GB model) and 480/190 MB/s (480GB model), respectively. The 60GB, 240GB and 480GB models will start shipping from May 5th, prices unannounced. [I-O Data]
Razer Naga Hex - Wraith Red Edition launched
Razer presents the Naga Hex - Wraith Red Edition. This mouse will ship soon for 79.99EUR.
Razer, the world leader in high performance gaming hardware, is excited to launch the Razer Naga Hex Wraith Red edition gaming mouse. The best weapon to cut down hordes of monsters crawling out from the depths of evil is now available to gamers in an all-new blood red color.
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Intel preps NUC mini computer
Intel is working on NUC (Next Unit of Computing), a Mini PC with a 100mm x 100mm form factor. The system is equipped with an Intel Core i3/i5 Sandy Bridge processor, integrated graphics (Intel HD 3000), Thunderbolt, HDMI, and USB 3.0. The system is designed for the digital signage market.
There's a heatsink and fan assembly on board, too, and the mini PCIe connectors leave the door open for added functionality. Because it runs an Intel Core i5 CPU instead of the ARM processors found in options such as the Cotton Candy and Raspberry Pi, the NUC promises to be a more powerful mini-desktop. But don't get too excited: Intel envisions it as a component in digital signage instead. Look for Intel's mini-PC at a kiosk near you in the second half of 2012, when it's expected to drop.
Max Payne 3 DLC Announced
Rockstar Games has announced download content plans for Max Payne 3. In addition to a new Rockstar DLC Pass, the upcoming content includes new multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more. The Rockstar DLC Pass will cost $29.99 / 2400 Microsoft Points (over a 35% discount compared to purchasing the content individually) and grant access to all upcoming download content. Max Payne 3 is due for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC on May 15.
The content release schedule is as follows:
- Local Justice Map Pack - includes the Police Precinct map for Gang Wars, Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer multiplayer modes. The pack will also feature two additional maps for Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Payne Killer, new precinct-themed multiplayer avatar items, multiplayer challenges, and more.
- Disorganized Crime Map Pack
- Deathmatch Made In Heaven Mode Pack
- Hostage Negotiation Map Pack
- New York Minute Co-Op Pack
- Painful Memories Map Pack
- Trickle Down Economics Map Pack
Hitman: Absolution - The Art of the Kill
GeForce GTX 690 arrives in the Guru3D lab ...
You have probably seen it on a couple of other selected websites already (our sample arrived a tad late), but NVIDIA is sending around the GeForce GTX 690 in a rather original way. A week prior to shipping out the card some press (including Guru3D) received a crowbar. To use against zombies or .... was marked on it.
Once we received the package with the card it all made sense, the card came in a wooden crate. Honestly I'm a sucker for for these things, and absolutely loved the idea. Though I doubt the crowbar made is through customs for everybody :)
MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK review
We review the MSI Radeon HD 7870 HAWK edition, a factory overclocked Radeon HD 7870 solution with room for even higher tweaks. The graphics card PCB will be utilizing an improved VRM that can take advantage of MSI's GPU-Reactor module to further condition power by 88% for more stability when overclocking.
This is probably the coolest R7870 we have tested to date, read the review here.
Panasonic And NHK Develop New 145-inch Ultra HDTV
Good lordy ... Panasonic and NHK have collaborated to develop the world
HP Windows 8 Tablet Unveiled
Hewlett-Packard plans to release a new x86 Windows 8 tablet in the near future. Designed for business and professional users, the gadget features an x86 processor, a 10.1 inch display with Microsoft
Intel Core i7-2600K and 2700K receive price cut
Intel will cut pricing of its popular Core i7-2600K and Core i7-2700K "Sandy Bridge" processors:
The Core i7-2600K has taken a fall of about 10
ASUS delivers its Xtion whole-body motion sensor
The ASUS Xtion motion sensor brings consumers the first ever whole-body gesture input developed exclusively for PC. It employs sophisticated sensors for precise yet intuitive motion controls, with a user-friendly interface that enables fun and truly interactive gaming, multimedia, and online experiences. Several high profile games offer full Xtion support, with more being added. The dedicated Xtion Store further contains a variety of exclusive games and applications, plus consumers receive a free three-game bundle with their purchase.
Push, wave, and tap: gesturing a new world of entertainment
Xtion works with any PC via USB, making it readily accessible to all desktop, notebook, and ultrabook users. With the focus being on a completely intuitive experience, Xtion supports easy push, wave, and tap gestures to allow for quick access to motion-based games as well as movies, multimedia collections, photo galleries, and web browsers. The simplicity of Xtion usage makes it a fun and convenient interface for all age groups, with easy navigation and large on-screen icons for added clarity.
Custom-designed Facebook, Picasa, and Flickr Xtion applications make social networking and content sharing more exciting and personal with whole-body interaction. Xtion also includes a dedicated YouTube application that uses motion sensing controls.
ASUS has teamed up with Hillcrest Labs to bring the Kylo Browser to Xtion. The gesture-based browser includes direct links to over 30 popular sites, and users can quickly input text via a virtual on-screen keyboard. It also allows all compatible web content to be zoomed in and out instantly as well as rotated with natural gesture input.
Motion-controlled PC gaming with family and friends
Various PC games offer Xtion compatibility. With whole-body active input, gaming becomes more exciting, allowing for greater involvement and cooperation with other players. The intuitive design of Xtion makes for an excellent local multiplayer experience, as users immerse in games with family members and friends. No additional hardware or controllers are required, and the list of compatible games continues to grow, covering several major franchises. These include SEGA
ECS motherboards with Super Alloy Chokes
Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) is pleased to introduce uniquely-designed, gold plated Super Alloy Chokes. While the current industry standard is to use iron or ferrite materials for the magnetic cores of the chokes, ECS has created market-leading chokes that not only maximize performance and stability thanks to the Super Alloy core, but also prevent corrosion from damaging your system with the gold plating. These innovative Super Alloy chokes are available on three motherboards in the H77 and Z77 chipset series, the X77H2-A3, Z77H2-AX, and Z77H2-A2X.
For PC users troubled by inexplicable crashes, poor stability or disappointing performance, Elitegroup's innovation delivers the solution that other PC motherboard manufacturers only promise, with the new Super Alloy Choke. This much-needed upgrade to a critical