GeForce GTX 680 Full Cover Water Blocks
EK Water Blocks has announced liquid cooling blocks for NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 680 graphics card. The EK-FC680 GTX series full cover (GPU, RAM, VRM) water blocks are designed to fit standard GTX 680 (as well as 670 apparently) cards and feature G1/4" threaded fittings can be used on both sides.
There are four blocks listed by EK, two priced at
GeForce GTX 680 Press Releases
Point of View, a premier NVIDIA graphics partner and manufacturer of Android tablets, notebooks and other hardware, launches today the first card of the GeForce
Super Talent debuts RAIDDrive upStream SSD
Super Talent reveals the RAIDDrive upStream, a new line of enterprise-class PCIe SSDs with capacities of 220GB, 460GB and 960GB.
Super Talent Technology, a leading manufacturer of NAND flash storage solutions, today announces the new RAIDDrive upStream
EVGA first with custom GeForce GTX 680 cards
EVGA is one of the few companies to release custom GeForce GTX 680 cards. While all previous announcements where reference-based cards, EVGA delivers five different GeForce GTX 680 cards! It includes the reference model, a SuperClocked edition with higher clockspeeds, a FTW version with custom cooler and higher clockspeeds than the SuperClocked model, a Classified edition with even higher clockspeeds and the watercooled HydroCopper.
Full details at EVGA, the FTW and HydroCopper are pictured below.
This program allows you to fine tune your EVGA graphics card, including GPU Clock speed, GPU Voltage, Memory Clock speed and Fan speed.
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Max Payne 3 DirectX 11 and Screenshots
Great news for all PC gamers, as our dear friends at PCGamesHardware have just revealed some unique PC features for Max Payne 3. In an interview with them, Simon Ramsey, Head of PR Rockstar Games, said that the PC version of Max Payne 3 will support both DX11 and tessellation. Not only that, but the PC version was in parallel development with the console version, meaning that this is not a simple and hasty port.
Simon didn't reveal more details about the tessellation support, so we can assume that the main characters will be at least tessellated with more polies. Simon also made it clear that Max Payne 3 will down-scale without major issues if you own an old PC configuration. Not only that, but Nvidia is working closely with Rockstar, meaning that Max Payne 3 will be a real highlight for GeForce owners.
The other day NVIDIA send over some sceenshots of Max Payne 3 played on a GeForce GTX 680, have a peek (click thumbnails).
GeForce Forceware 301.10 WHQL Download
Download GeForce Forceware 301.10 64-bit WHQL for Windows Vista and 7 32/64-bit.
This is the official launch driver for GeForce GTX 680
GeForce GTX 680 review
We review the GeForce GTX 680 as expected and highly anticipated. Today the GeForce 680 sees the light and has been born, a product that has had many discussions and has seen many rumors. It's time to put an end to that and replace it with facts. The GeForce GTX 680 2GB is now a fact and selling in the stores as we speak.
Today the first in a series of reviews, meet the GeForce GTX 680 right here.
Commodore USA releases Amiga
Commodore USA, LLC announced today the historic re-unification of the legendary Commodore and AMIGA brands with the launch of the new Commodore AMIGA mini, as well as other new models such as the new C64x Supreme, the new VIC mini and a more powerful VIC-Slim keyboard computer (now with HDMI output). These new products are now in production and available for purchase at www.commodoreusa.net.
The new Commodore AMIGA mini is a trail blazing power-house featuring Intel's i7-2700k 3.5 GHz Quad-Core (3.9 GHz Turboboost) processor, 16 Gb RAM DDR3 1333 MHz and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1 GB DDR3. This machine is fully loaded with a 1 TB SATA drive (optional 300 GB or 600 GB SSD), two WiFi antennae and bluetooth. The new Commodore AMIGA mini case is ultra small and features a solid, all aluminum seamless housing,micro-sandblasted with an anodic oxidation finish. It also includes a slot load Blu-Ray drive and internal space for two 2.5" hard drives. It measures 7.5 inches square with a height of only 3 inches. The AMIGA mini's appearance is enhanced with the inclusion of the classic embedded AMIGA logo engraved in the front.
The C64x, highly regarded by Commodore fans for its retro styling, now features Intel's new D2700 dual core 2.13 GHz CPU and NVIDIA GeForce GT 520 (512 Mb) graphics for enhanced gaming capability over previous models. It also features 4 Gb Memory (DDR3 1066), a 1 or 3 GB SATA drive (300 or 600 Gb SSD optional), a mechanical keyboard, a built in multi-card reader, WiFI, Bluetooth, VGA, DVI and HDMI output, 7.1 channel high definition sound, 2 USB 3.0 and 4 USB 2.0 ports for exceptional external data access, a slot loading Blu-ray drive that can also write DVDs and 2 WiFi antennae for outstanding signal reception.
The VIC mini has specifications identical to the C64x Supreme, wrapped in the elegant aluminum enclosure of the AMIGA mini.
The VIC-Slim is an upgraded unit replacing the previous 1.8 GHz dual core Atom with the new Intel 2.13 GHz Dual Core D2700 processor and includes 2 Gb RAM (DDR3 1066 MHz), a 1 Tb SATA Hard Disk Drive and HDMI output.
Mr. Barry Altman, CEO, states "This is an historic day. The team here has been working around the clock to fulfill the vision of a reunited Commodore and AMIGA branded computer with the launch of our new Commodore AMIGA mini."
Barry Altman adds, "Leo and I and the entire team, started on this journey to prove that we could take these historic computer brands and produce products that are relevant to both the historical consumer base and new customers. These computers are breathtaking in appearance, incredibly powerful and exciting to use."
Gigabyte Releases AIRE M77 Mouse
When it comes to a wireless mouse with an in-style design and reasonable price, previously, there had been very few products in the market to choose from. GIGABYTE is excited to introduce a new option for consumers looking for a stylish mouse at a great price, the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse, which satisfies all your basic needs and much more!
Just like the latest "It Bag" in the fashion industry, the AIRE M77 is your "It Mouse" that achieves exactly what you want and suits almost every condition. Plus, its ergonomic design and practical function setting will help you enjoy this mouse even more!
GIGABYTE introduced the "AIRE" series to stress not only the necessity of great comfort, but also the importance of a fashionable design. For those who work in the office and need to use a mouse for more than 6 hours a day, the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse is definitely the best choice. This model is designed specifically for right-handed users as its ergonomic shape can prevent your palm from feeling tired after long hours of use. The 4th and 5th keys located near the thumb conveniently facilitate web-surfing, or you can choose to personalize the function. DPI switch on the mouse makes it easy to switch on-the-fly from 800 to 1600 DPI respectively, and the low-power indicator reminds you when to change batteries!
The AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse is equipped with a precise optical tracking engine, so that it's absolutely smooth to use. Additionally, the fine quality of a 2.4 GHz receiver assures an operation range within 6-8 meters, making it ideal for both laptops and desktop computers. The great comfort, superior quality, and high C/P rate of the AIRE M77 Must-Have Wireless Mouse will expand your horizons for using a wireless mouse!
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EVGA to debut improved global warranty
EVGA will be updating a new global warranty policy, which will be announced in early April 2012.
More details of EVGA
StatCounter: Chrome most popular browser for a day
Web stats firm StatCounter claims Google Chrome was world's number one browser on Sunday 18 March 2012:
Google's Chrome narrowly became the world's top internet browser for the first time on Sunday 18 March 2012, according to StatCounter, the independent website analytics company. The firm's research arm StatCounter Global Stats reports that Chrome topped the polls in India, Russia and Brazil, all of which contributed to it becoming the number one browser for that day on a global basis.
"While it is only one day, this is a milestone," commented Aodhan Cullen, CEO, StatCounter. He added that Chrome still faces a battle to unseat its main rivals including IE and Firefox in many regions. Chrome remains in 2nd or 3rd place in China, United States and Germany, for example.
"Whether Chrome can take the lead in the browser wars in the long term remains to be seen, however the trend towards Chrome usage at weekends is undeniable. At weekends, when people are free to choose what browser to use, many of them are selecting Chrome in preference to IE," added Aodhan Cullen, commenting on the weekend surges in Chrome usage.
StatCounter data is based on over 15 billion page views per month (4 billion from the US) to the StatCounter network of more than three million websites*.
BTS with Quantic Dream's KARA tech demo
Okay console game, but still very interesting to see. Get a peek behind the scenes of the new PS3 tech demo from Quantic Dream, the creators of PS3 classic Heavy Rain.
Quantic Dream has released a behind-the-scenes video which shows the motion capture process for the firm's KARA tech demo. In order to capture as much movement and emotional responses from the actors, the studio invested in 65 motion capture cameras:
Yesterday Launch Trailer
This video immerses players at the heart of an original and dark thriller. Yesterday will take players around the world, as they try to unveil the incredible mystery surrounding the amnesiac John Yesterday, discovering connections among the strange mark which scars his hand, a dangerous and murderous cult, and a philanthropic young billionaire. Discover the big cast of colorful and shady characters, the dark ambiance and the twisting, turning story - players will not emerge unscathed!
Far Cry 3 - Gameplay Trailer
HWiNFO32 v3.94 and HWiNFO64 v3.94 download
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on MSI MS-7585 P55-GD85, MS-7582 and Z77 series.
- Added preliminary support of Coleto Creek PCH.
- Added reporting of OEM Memory Information (DIMM map) under SMBIOS/DMI if supported by platform.
- Enhanced sensor monitoring on ASUS P8H67-I.
- Split Intel DTS temperature reporting per CPU package, added actual Core Max value.
- Added recognition of nVidia Kepler: GeForce GT 640M, GT 650M, GTX 660M.
- Added patch for clock measuring under Windows 8.
- Added reporting of more Intel CPU features.
- Added support of nVidia GeForce GTX 680 (GK104).
AMD Trinity A10-5800K Performance Tested
AMD's next-gen APUs based on the Trinity architecture isn't to be released until the second quarter of this year, a Chinese website has recently posted online a series of benchmarks comparing the performance of the upcoming A10-5800K with that of the current A8-3850 processor.
When it will see the light of day, the A10-5800K will become AMD