Review: EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2
We check out the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 FTW2 iCX 8G, and heck yeah this is not your regular one. Meet the all custom, cooled and tweaked EVGA "For-The-Win2" Edition. This SKU is a more premium version that comes with some new features, e.g. read sensors everywhere!
Read the full review here.
Enermax Entry-Level NAXN Series Power Supplies
NAXN represents the entry-level class of Enermax power supplies. Good quality and stable performance at an affordable price - that is the philosophy behind the popular PSU series. NAXN includes several models with different features for various applications. The manufacturer now presents the second generation of NAXN power supplies.
NAXN Basic - The Power Supply for Professional System Building
NAXN Basic is specially designed for the needs of professional system assemblers. It is equipped with good-quality components and comes with an advanced protection circuit to ensure a long-during and reliable operation. As usual, Enermax applies a Multi-Rail Design: Two 12V rails provide the main system components like CPU or graphics cards with most stable voltages.
NAXN Basic further complies with the EU regulation ErP Lot 6 for computer systems. According to that, the standby power consumption of the complete system should not exceed 1W. Therefore, Enermax has improved the efficiency of the 5V standby rail by up to 20%. ErP Lot 6 is a basic requirement for systems sold within the European Union.
NAXN Basic includes models with 350 W and 450 W. Enermax now extends the product range with a new 500 W model (ENP500AGT). MSRP:
Corsair debuts Air Series fans
Corsair introduces the Air Series Fans, which includes a total of five fans. It includes the High Airflow series for large-volume cooling, with the 120mm AF120 Quiet (39.88CFM / 21dBA), the 120mm AF120 Performance (63.47CFM / 30dBA) and the 140mm AF140 Quiet (67.8CFM / 24dBA).
For efficient cooling on radiators and heatsinks, Corsair has two 120mm High Static Pressure fans. It includes the SP120 Quiet (37.85CFM / 23dBA / 1.29 Static Pressure (mmH2O)) and the SP120 High Performance (62.74CFM / 35dBA / 3.1 Static Pressure (mmH2O)).
Max Payne 3 - Multiplayer Gameplay Part #2
Enemy Front - Gameplay Video
Nvidia GeForce 301.34 Drivers
Download the Nvidia GeForce 301.34 Beta 64-bit driver for GeForce GTX 670 and 690.
- NVIDIA FXAA Technology
GeForce GTX 690 review
We review the all new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 690. NVIDIA took two of their best (Kepler GK104) GPUs, placed it onto one card, topped it off with a very nice and dandy cooler and calls this symbiosis of components a single solution graphics card.
Internally on that card a small PLX chip functions as PCI Express bridge in-between the two GPUs and sure, that means SLI is in full effect. And the performance .. well breathtaking of course. Have a peek right here in our 27 page review.
SLC SandForce SSDs Coming to the market
OCZ Octane SSD at 1TB
Now that's what we want in all our PCs. OCZ has revealed a 1TB variant of its Octane SATA 6Gbps SSD. The disk will be available by mid-May, pricing is TBA.
Based on the Indilinx Everest processor, the drive packs 25 nm MLC NAND flash, and utilizes 512 MB of DRAM cache. It is rated to provide sequential transfer speeds of up to 460 MB/s (reads), 330 MB/s (writes), with 4K read/write random access performance of up to 24,000 IOPS and 32,000 IOPS, respectively. All modern consumer SSD features are present, including TRIM, NCQ, ECC, and 256-bit AES data-encryption.
Inno3D debuts iChil HerculeZ 3000 GTX 680
Inno3D now brings you the iChill HerculeZ 3000 GTX 680! The daisy chain architecture of the cooler design allows for multiple customizable configuration to suit your style. The latest HerculeZ models has 9 scythe blades on each of its fans that work actively with the Herculez Ball Bearing to keep the temperature cool under the hood at all times.
The HerculeZ is made up of a large heatsink with several large heatpipes protruding from the side. The reflective cores indicate a well lapped heatsink as the flat and smooth surface provides better surface area for heat dissipation. Looking at the underside you get a good look at the large heatsink fins which are quite dense and have been designed around the shroud as they fit it very nicely.
Heatpipes are an efficient way of moving heat from one area to another and are usually used to connect the high density block of the cooler with the large surface area fins.
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