Computex 2011 - ASUS ROG press conference
Targeted specifically at gamers ASUS has the Republic of Gamers (ROG) segment of products. The ROG segment is so big and special that there was a separate press conference for it. Earlier today we already showed you the hotty x-chromosome holding a motherboard called project Danshui Bay which comes with two processor sockets, one being LGA 1366 and the other Ivy Bridge LGA 2011. More photo's in this gallery.
The gallery also covers all products launched today, and you guys are in luck as seriously hot babe was presenting them all, so please do get your freak on. items introduced where the Z68 and AMD 990FX motherboards, the new Crosshair V Formula, the new GTX 580 based Matrix card, the new Vulcan ANC gaming headset with active noise-canceling technology . Two new NVIDIA GTX 580-based graphics cards, the MATRIX GTX580 and MARS II, further expand the ROG range.
Now I can write a million words here, but well who am I kidding as chances are pretty good that your focus will be the the hotty presenting the products. Once the blood returns to the head, please do check out the ASUS ROG hardware photo's as well okay ?
Check the press conference photo's right here.
Computex 2011 - PowerColor Radeon 6970 X2 Dual GPU
Here over at Computex graphics card company Tul aka PowerColor is showing of some new products. We placed the photo's in a more easy to navigate photo-gallery where you'll see single slot Radeon 6800 series cards, a passively cooled R6850, the new Vortex series, some system with cards setup in LCS and hey now, be sure to check out the all new R6970 X2, a custom design dual GPU Radeon HD 6970 custom cooled. The product is still a mockup. They are also working on a dual-GPU 6870, which should be interesting for the more budget minded.
Have a look at the photo gallery right here.
Computex 2011 - ASUS Project Danshui Bay
Over at the ASUS press conferencee, of which we'll show you some more photo's later on they where showing a rather unusual prototype motherboard, it is labeled under project Danshui Bay and comes with two processor sockets, one being LGA 1366 and the other Ivy Bridge LGA 2011.
Interesting stuff as we hope these puppies will be allowed to run both processors ate the same time. Not a lot of info is availble on the board, but check out the pretty pictueres, including one to the left with the x-chromosome that dominated the floor.
MSI GeForce GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme edition review
When we tested the GeForce GTX 580 Lightning from MSI roughly a month ago, we stated that the product might become product of the year, it really is that good. But little we knew about an Xtreme edition that MSI still had in the works.
Armed with color changing fans and 3GB of memory MSI raises the bar once again.
Check out the full review right here.
ASUS Sabertooth 990FX review
The TUF series (The Ultimate Force) Sabertooth 990FX is what we'll be placing under our microscope today, styled in the very same color as the earlier models with the ceramic design we see a lot of resemblances. But hey no tactical jacket anymore though.
This AM3+ motherboard is powered by a 10-phase Digi+ VRM. Socket AM3+ will support the Bulldozer based Zambezi FX Series Processors which launch later. The Sabertooth 990FX will come with four DDR3 DIMM slots supporting dual-channel memory up-to DDR3-1866 MHz straight from the EFI BIOS. What you'll also notice is that the TUF (The Ultimate Series) has four PCI-Express 2.0 x16 PCIe graphics card slots based on what you use the slots for of course. Interesting fact is that this motherboard series now is SLI compatible.
Check out the review right here.
Computex 2011 - Intel shows LOTS of X79 motherboards
Check it out, in respective order from left to right ASUS CIX79 Deluxe, ASROCK X79 Extreme4, Gigabyte GD X79A-UD3 and the MSI X79A-GD65. That's it for this monday's Computex news.
Computex 2011 - MSI works on improved Z68 Mobo
The motherboard you spot below is a new revision of the a Z68 from intel, the MSI Z68A-GD80 rev3, a little birdy whispered that this board will get next-gen compliant PCIe slots, meaning more bandwith. Initial tests with super-SSD PCIe RAID solition show a significant improvement in performance according to MSI. Yes PCie Expres gen 3.
After being awake for 30+ hours though I kind of forgot to ask .. how they accomplish it. Has to be via an additional bridge chip though, we'll cover more about this later this week. But for now have a look at the pretty pics.
Computex 2011 - ASUS MARS II caught on camera
When you walk by the ASUS booth and notice a very weird looking card, well then you get curious. Check out the two photo's below, that is in fact the MARS II which you've all been hearing about.
Now the product is yet to be announced so I'm not saying anything more other about specs then what is already known on the web, and we all know that this is a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 with a 19-Phase Super Alloy Power technology and Direct CU dual-fan cooling to keep it cool.
Here are the first pics:
Computex 2011 - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Multiview
ZOTAC kicks off Computex 2011 with the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Multiview
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MSI All-in-One PCs with LED Super Color Displays
MSI, the global leading brand in All-in-One PC, will be showcasing its new range of All-in-One PCs
NVIDIA 3D Vision $99 wired glasses
NVIDIA has gone more basic with its new 3D Vision wired glasses, which come in under the $100 barrier. 99 USD / EUR gets you the same active shutter lenses as on the more expensive wireless pair, but replaces the wireless sync connection and batteries with a USB cable. That 10-foot cord both powers and operates the wired glasses, meaning no downtime while you recharge.
Club3D Radeon 6750
Club 3D B.V. announces the introduction of the Radeon HD 6750 video card based on the Juniper LE chipset, AMD
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NVIDIA 3D Vision Video gets supported on YouTube
NVIDIA announced that YouTube is for the first time giving users the ability to view thousands of 3D videos in rich, high-quality stereoscopic 3D on their NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(TM) PCs and notebooks when using the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
"We're excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube," said Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube. "By embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube's library of 3D content."
"Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards," said Jay Sullivan, VP of Products at Mozilla. "3D Vision from NVIDIA is a great example of the rich, innovative experiences that are being built on top of the speed and graphics power that Firefox delivers to the Web."
"Sales of our ASUS G series notebooks with 3D Vision have been strong," said Ben Thacker, vice president of Systems Business Group-Distribution, ASUS North America. "Now that users can view YouTube videos in high-quality 3D, we expect interest in the ASUS 3D Vision models to grow significantly."
With a number of new, consumer 3D video cameras launched this year, YouTube's support of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology extends its existing commitment to 3D, enabling even more consumers and 3D enthusiasts to share their 3D videos online. With attractively priced models now available from JVC, Sony and other leading vendors, users now have another easy way to capture and post high-quality 3D videos on YouTube, 3DVisionLive.com, or even their own websites by embedding the YouTube 3D video player.
To further showcase the new YouTube stereoscopic 3D video streaming capabilities and some of the latest professional and user-generated 3D YouTube videos, NVIDIA is now hosting the top YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos on its 3D web community site at www.3DVisionLive.com/YT3D.
"YouTube 3D on an NVIDIA 3D Vision PC is an amazing experience," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at NVIDIA. "Now 3D Vision PC users can enjoy over 525 games, YouTube videos and photos in theater-quality, full-resolution 3D."
To view YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos an NVIDIA 3D Vision-equipped PC or notebook and the latest NVIDIA GeForce(R) drivers (version 275 or above) are required, as well as Firefox (version 4 or above), which includes support for HTML5 video streaming. Users will also need to select the HTML5 viewing option when viewing a YouTube 3D video: http://www.youtube.com/select_3d_mode.
In addition, with NVIDIA 3DTV Play(TM) software, users can connect their PCs to their 3D HDTVs to enjoy 3D YouTube videos on the "big screen" in the comfort of their living rooms.
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OCZ Agility 3 SSD review
OCZ is about to inject an SSD into the market that is labeled Agility 3 SSD. What's the difference in-between Agility 2 and now 3 you might ask ? Well, two primary things really, controller and NAND flash memory type. Labeled with advertised speeds of of 525 MB/sec with write speeds of 500 MB/sec this product should be really interesting for many of you.
You can read this review right here.
New AMD Bulldozer Slide show 4 New CPU Models
We just posted that the Bulldozer release might be pushed back towards Q3 this year, though not 100% sure. Four new FX-series processors based on the Zambezi architecture seem to be added into retail in September 2011 according to the slide down below.
Two of these chips, the FX-8150 and FX-8100, feature an eight-core design and have 8MB of Level 2 and 8MB of Level 3 cache memory, while the other two chips, the FX-6100 and FX-4100, packs six and, respectively four, processing cores.
The FX-series CPUs come with an unlocked multiplier and support DDR3 memory with a maximum frequency of 1866 MHz and AMD's Turbo Core 2.0 technology.
Clock speeds are ntor evealed but with AMD's naming scheme you can quickly do the math, the FX-8150 should be clocked higher than the 3.8GHz FX-8130P, while the other CPUs are expected to be slower than their soon to be released counterparts.
Here's that slide, click on it to enlarge the screenshot.