5 coolers on GTX 680 ? Gigabyte thinks so
Check out these pictures of GIGABYTE's new WindForce 5X graphics card cooling solution, which will likely feature on its upcoming GeForce GTX 680 SuperOverclock graphics card.
It seems they are using "5X" fans. Actually five 40 mm fans (the ones usually featured in rack servers). And knowing these fans myself, they are noiseeeeh ..
The front-side of the card has a brushed aluminum shroud. On the flip-side, the card spans across three expansion slots, and appears to be both taller and longer than reference design. GIGABYTE's GeForce GTX 680, featuring this cooling solution, and aggressive clock speeds, will be launched very soon.
ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP review
We review the ASUS GeForce GTX 680 DirectCU II TOP. The benefits of that big cooler are plentiful though, this is a product that you will not hear whilst retaining really good temperatures, yeah it works pretty darn well in both performance and silence really.
The card's base clock frequency is set higher at default for you, at 1137 MHz with a dynamic turbo that on our sample clocks up-to 1267 MHz. The memory runs stock at 6000 MHz though. Not only will we show the performance of the GeForce GTX 680 ASUS DCU II TOP -- we'll throw in the results for the NV GeForce GTX 680, GeForce GTX 680 GBT OC, GeForce GTX 680 MSI TwinFrz III OC and GeForce GTX 680 Palit JetStream as well.
Read the review here.
3D Mark 11 Extreme World Record Set
Team Katana from Japan has reportedly achieved the highest 3D Mark 11 Extreme Preset result in the world, using their single-GPU card based on AMD
AMD Reports First Quarter Results
AMD today announced revenue for the first quarter of 2012 of $1.59 billion, net loss of $590 million, or $0.80 per share, and operating loss of $580 million. The company reported non-GAAP net income of $92 million, or $0.12 per share, and non-GAAP operating income of $138 million. First quarter non-GAAP net income excludes: the previously disclosed charge of $703 million for a limited waiver of exclusivity of certain 28 nanometer (nm) APU products from GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc. (GF) related to the 2012 Amendment to the Wafer Supply Agreement; amortization of acquired intangible assets of $1 million; a restructuring charge of $8 million; SeaMicro, Inc. (SeaMicro) acquisition costs of $6 million, and a tax benefit related to the SeaMicro acquisition of $36 million.
"AMD delivered solid results in the first quarter as we remain focused on improving our execution, delivering innovative products, and building a company around a strategy to deliver strong cash flow and earnings growth," said Rory Read, AMD president and CEO. "A complete top-to-bottom introduction of new APU offerings, combined with ample product supply resulting from continued progress with our manufacturing partners, positions us to win and grow."
Genius Maurus FPS/RTS Gaming Mouse
The Genius Maurus FPS/RTS gaming mouse is part of the company
PowerColor passively cooled Go! Green HD 7750
PowerColor presents the Go! Green HD7750, a new passively cooled card. It's clocked at 800MHz and features 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4500MHz.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today announces a Go! Green solution into HD7700 series: the PowerColor Go! Green HD7750. With passive cooling design, Go! Green HD7750 delivers an absolutely silent gaming experience without extra power consumption, enabling the same amazing graphics performance with best power efficiency in a 0dB environment.
The PowerColor Go! Green HD7750 has 800MHz Core and 4.5Gbps memory clock, by taking advantage of selected power kit design, with PowerPAK SO-8, shielded inductor and solid capacitor onboard, it enhances the stability and ensures the continuous out of box performance that gamers pursued.
Also, the PowerColor Go! Green HD7750 supports all the latest feature; with AMD Eyefinity 2.0 and AMD HD3D technology, it can expand your gaming view beyond 5760x1080 resolutions across multi displays and enable the most vivid gaming experience; by taking advantage of AMD APP Acceleration, it
Killer preps Wireless-N 1202 and E2200 Ethernet controller
Killer Technology (formerly known as Bigfoot Networks) is preparing to deliver the Wireless-N 1202 WiFi module with Bluetooth in May, while the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller is already shipping.
Qualcomm Atheros is actually doing the honors, as it formally reveals the Killer Wireless-N 1202 WiFi module with Bluetooth as well as the Killer E2200 gigabit Ethernet controller. Each one is aimed at DIYers and OEMs, enabling machines based on them to automatically classify and prioritizing gaming, video and audio network data -- a bit of behind-the-scenes black magic that's said to "provide a superior, uninterrupted online entertainment experience." As you'd expect, both will include the Killer Network Manager software on associated rigs, giving end users a borderline ridiculous amount of control over how bandwidth is used.
Prometheus - IMAX Teaser Trailer
So looking forward to this flick, in the distant future, two superpowers control Earth and fight each other for all the solar system's natural resources. When one side dispatches a team to a distant planet to terraform it for human colonization, the team discovers an indigenous race of bio-mechanoid killers.
Ridley Scott, director of 'Alien' and 'Blade Runner,' returns to the genre he helped define. With PROMETHEUS, he creates a groundbreaking mythology, in which a team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a thrilling journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race. Prometheus is set for release on June 8th, 2012.
Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends Teaser
Sniper Elite V2 PC Demo Released
Take advantage of authentic weaponry, learn how to stalk your targets, fortify your position, set up the shot, use your skill, patience and cunning to achieve your mission. Stealth gameplay is the key as you find yourself trapped between two desperate armies in a race against time.
Watch as the celebrated bullet cam from Sniper Elite returns, bloodier and more gruesome than ever skilful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion flight of the bullet, then targets are graphically rendered in X-Ray as the bullet enters and destroys your victim. Organs shred, bones splinter, teeth shatter, as the true impact of the snipers bullet is brought to life.
Arma 3 - 'Stratis Showcase' Trailer
Afterburner 2.2.0 Final Release Download
After months of Beta development MSI and Guru3D happily announce Afterburner 2.2.0 Final version. Thanks for all the feedback from you during Beta period.
MSI announced today that its Afterburner V2.2.0 overclocking utility and its Kombustor V2.0.0 testing utility is now available for all gamers to download worldwide.
The changelog is massive, so please tread that on the download history page. You can grab AfterBurner 2.2.0 Final right here - download
New MSI Radeon Power Edition Series Graphics Cards
MSI today officially released three R7000 Power Edition graphics cards: the R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC, R7770 Power Edition 1GD5/OC and R7750 Power Edition 1GD5/OC. The MSI Power Edition cards all support MSI's exclusive Triple Overvoltage function and improved PWM to boost over clocking potential up to 45%1. The R7850 Power Edition 2GD5/OC is equipped with MSI?fs new Twin Frozr IV Thermal Design recently exclusive to the R7970 Lightning.
The dual 8cm Propeller Blade technology fans create powerful airflow and rapid heat dissipation to reduce GPU temperature by up to 22?
Nvidia GeForce 301.32 Beta drivers
These are Beta drivers that are to be released. Unfortunately there is no description or change log available as of yet. These drivers have been spotted at NVIDIAs developer website.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
Download Nvidia GeForce 301.32 Beta 64-bit drivers.
G.Skill Unveils Trident X Series DDR3-2400 MHz
G.Skill launched their new line of memory, the Trident X. Its launch is timed to follow that of Intel's Core "Ivy Bridge" processor family, and is optimized for 7-series chipset motherboards (due to their support of latest Intel XMP 1.3 specification).
Pictured below are the DDR3-2400 MHz (PC3-19200) modules in dual-channel configuration.
The XMP profile runs the module at its 2400 MHz DDR (1200 MHz real) speed, with timings of 10-12-12-31T, and DRAM voltage of 1.65V. The modules will be available in various other speed/timing configurations, and in densities of 4 GB and 8 GB, making up for 8 GB and 16 GB dual-channel kits, for the new "Ivy Bridge" platform; 16 GB and 32 GB quad-channel kits for the Sandy Bridge-E platform.
The older Sandy Bridge LGA1155 platform might not be 100% compatible, since it lacks XMP 1.3 support. G.Skill Trident X will be formally announced on May 4.
Gainward 4 GB GeForce GTX 680 Phantom
Gainward, introduces its Phantom series with 4GB on board memory for GeForce GTX 680 - Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB. With great success of the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom and the Gainward GeForce GTX 580 Phantom 3GB, the Gainward GeForce GTX 680 Phantom 4GB brings the market the unlimited gaming gear. The most powerful GPU along with massive amount of on-board memory, powered by Gainward
NVIDIA says that It's Coming
NVIDIA is teasing a new product on its GeForce Facebook page, the firm uploaded a picture with an unknown product and the message "It's Coming". What is being shown on the picture remains a mystery, perhaps it's the dual-GPU GeForce GTX 690?
Dolby reveals glasses-free 3D screen prototype
At NAB, The Verge saw a new 3D prototype display, a joint venture between Dolby and Philips. They were impressed with it display quality and clarity, which was very high and allowed 3D viewing even from far off to the side. The prototype display produced a 3D picture by combining a quad-HD TV with a sheet of undulating plastic, which produced 3D at 26 different points around the display. This display isn't quite ready for prime time, because the price of such high resolution displays is still very high.