Get ready for ECS Black GTX460
It seems that Gainward Palit GTX460 GLH has already found an opponent and that is ECS Black GTX460. It
Sparkle announces 2GB version of its GTX460 series
Sparkle released two sparkling GTX 460 models with 2GB and 1GB memory capacity respectively. Best deal on the market for those who seek for the maximum available memory amount and ideal trap for those about to be beguiled by the double capacity of the memory. Note down that twice the memory does not equal to double the gaming performance though. In addition, there are (do they?) only a few games that utilize this huge memory capacity.
Well, regardless the 2GB-version, Sparkle introduces some other innovations too. As such all-mighty graphics card that needs two PCIe power connectors, it also comes with a custom dual-fan cooling system solution. A lot
POV GeForce GTX 460
The GeForce GTX 460 Series takes performance a giant step further with one of the best GPUs ever made. Whilst the standard GPU core runs on a moderate 650 MHz, speeds exceeding 800 MHz have been recorded in thei OC research labs. The secret can be found in a very successful GPU production batch; creating a GPU that runs extremely cool.
More info here.
Zotac outs two GTX 460 Sinergy series
For the time being, every manufacturer is trying to catch the spawn of NVIDIA GTX 460. It
MSI Cyclone N460GTX series with 4 models
Rumors are once again confirmed for MSI and theirs four implantations of the new NVIDIA GTX 460. Four different versions are ready to launch any moment now, all of them equipped with the well-known for its cooling efficiency at previous MSI models -- HD4890 and HD5670 -- the famous Cyclone cooler. This time comes for NVIDIA and offers you lower-than-stock temperatures and also low-noise levels. Powered by the 40nm GF104 chip, the N460GTX series support every exposed specification about GTX460.
The NVIDIA GTX460 might not be an ultra-high-end card, but it still offers decent enough performance for most users. The new cards from MSI, come with 336 Cuda processors, 675 MHz core clock, 3000MHz memory clock, and 192/256-bit memory interface combined with GGDR5 VRAM technology. Overclocked versions are more than welcome here, so MSI boasts their N460GTX up to 725MHz core clock and 1450 MHz shaders, but memory frequency sadly seems to remain the same as the default speed.
Military Class components are on the spotlight, such as Hi-C Cap providing more precise GPU voltage with MSI Afterburner utility. Also, SSC (Solid Sate Chock) has no buzz noise and offers you higher current for better overclocking ability. After all, there are only solid capacitors for longer lifespan.We don
NVIDIA GTX 460 - Fermi empire strikes back
EVGA unleashes six GTX 460 cards
EVGA has released not one, nor two or three, yet not four or five, but six (6) different versions based on NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 460 review (roundup with 8 cards)
GeForce GTX 460 review (roundup with 8 cards)
We test and review the GeForce GTX 460, not one of them .. eight in total. NVIDIA today launches both a 768MB and 1024MB version of this all new DirectX 11 compatible product series. Where there was a lot to discuss with the GF100 based GPUs, the all new chip that empowers the new cards really does it's job well. it offers good value for money, it not at all running hot, it's silent and comes with an okay power consumption as well.
In this first roundup we'll look at eVGA's regular 768MB and SuperClocked 768MB editions, MSI's 768MB Cyclone edition, Gigabyte's 768MB OC edition, Palit's Sonic Platinum 1024MB edition and Zotac's 1024MB regular edition. All in all we've been busy benchmarking our guts off... that's six cards plus two reference GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1024MB graphics cards.
Click right here to read this Guru3D.com article.
Tomorrow Monday 12th of July 2010 ...
Intel halts Celeron by 2011 in favor of dual-core Atom
Rumors of Intel canning their Celeron CPUs may be true, with DigiTimes reporting that the company has informed manufacturing partners that the low-cost processors will be phased out sometime in 2011. The change will leave more room for the new dual-core Atom CPUs, such as the N550, which will arrive in Q3 2010 at similar prices to the current Celeron chips.
There are still a few Celeron launches left before the line sees its demise, with the Celeron P4600 ($86 in 1,000 tray quantities), T3500 ($80) and U3400 ($134) all expected to debut by the end of September. In contrast, the dual-core N550 is expected to be priced at $86. ASUS and Acer were both tipped as freezing new netbook launches until mid-August until Intel
ProlimaTech to launch Super Mega CPU cooler
[ Image / post removed at the request of respective owner - apparantly the photo's originated from website who made them - instead of what we figured were standard copy photo's from ProlimaTech ]
Update - Allow us to explain a little more clearly as to why this news-post was removed. I noticed the news about this cooler somewhere last week, as I do not visit BMR whatsoever. It was an interesting topic, created the news item and then wanted to add a photo.
The photo's published at many sites on the web looked like standard copy from PR agenencies yet had the big green blob BMR logo's slapped on it. We cut the logo away to clean up the photo a bit, without any effort really as clearly visible. My mistake is that I had not realized these were photo's from BDR themselves and not industry PR copy, they actually shot the photo's and thus I stepped on their toes by removing the green logo.
We do acknowlegde that it is our bad, apologize for that and I have removed the photo from the news content immediately when I read about it this morning.
It really was a honest yet somewhat sloppy mistake from our side though.
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 2010 Trailer
Scheduled for release on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Tom Clancy
CPU-Z 1.55 Released
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Download it here.
CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 cache information, location, size, speed, and technology.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
- VIA VX900/VX900M and VN1000/VN1000M chipsets.
- Intel Core i5-760, Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K processors.
- Intel Core i7-940XM, 840QM, 740QM mobile processors.
- Intel Core i5-450M, 540UM, 430UM, Core i3-370M mobile processors.
- Intel Pentium P6000 processor.
- New parameter in cpuz.ini : UseDisplayAPI
Realtek HD Audio 2.50 released
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
- Changes in R2.50:
- Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec.
- Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
- OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
- Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
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Intel Sandy Bridge to be launched as Core i3/5/7 2000 series?
Asian tech site XFastest got its hands on some details of Intel's future 32nm Sandy Bridge. This newseries LGA1155 chip is expected to be launched in Q1 2011, and if the site is correct these new processors will be launched as the Core i3/i5/i7 2000 series.
So far the website has uncovered info about five processors, with the fastest model being the 3.4GHz Core i7 2600, a quad-core eight-threaded chip with 8MB L3 cache. Check em out.
Guru3D DIY PC Buyers Guide Summer 2010
Guru3D DIY PC Buyers Guide Summer 2010
Guru3D offers you their annual PC Buyers Guide, this is the 2010 Summer edition. This article brings you a set of recommendations of products we feel are great components to build yourself a nice gaming rig.
We'll only cover the PC itself. Monitor, keyboard, mouse and speakers are not included. We do this for brevity's sake, as the monitor alone would require its own guide, especially if I were to cover LCD monitors.
In this guide we'll cover three levels of PCs you can build, with a little guidance in components from out side, low level, mid-range and high-end.
Go visit the landing page for this content right here.
Acer S273HL LCD Monitor Outted
Building on the success of its ultra-slim and award winning Full HD LED display series, Acer expands the S3 series with the new S273HL LCD, the epitome of sophisticated design and top-notch performance endowed with cutting-edge technologies such as ultra-fast response time, stunning contrast ratio (12,000,000:1), two HDMI port and an ample 69 cm (27") panel.
The Acer S273HL LCD monitor flaunts a razor-thin depth of 21mm, creating a minimalist, professional look. It is encased in a classy black bezel and features a unique asymmetrical shape. Adding form to the elegantly simple design is a cylinder hinge on the rear and an L-shaped base with brushed-metal finish, accented by an LED light that glows in soft blue when the power is turned on. Thanks to its distinctive shape the base can easily accommodate the keyboard, saving precious space, plus it skillfully integrates a speaker for added functionality.
Designed for professional and multimedia enthusiasts, the S273HL comes with a 69 cm (27-inch) panel with Full HD 1920x1080 resolution, enabling jaw-dropping cinematic views of the latest high definition content and it makes the most of advanced Full HD gaming, multimedia and productivity applications. With a 16:9 aspect ratio portrays the perfect fit to watch every bit of a movie with no black stripes, making it possible the reproduction of images without distortion from incompatible aspect ratios. Two integrated HDMI ports provides advanced digital connectivity enabling outstanding high-definition viewing and best quality uncompressed video currently available from the latest digital sources.
The S273HL display takes advantage of the latest display technologies to give users the best viewing experience.
Acer eColor Management technology adapts the performance of the panel to different environments, light conditions and viewing preferences enabling users to fine-tune the display settings by redefining the colour precision according to the work mode: data, media, cinema or images.
Acer Adaptive Contrast Management (ACM) dynamically adjusts the contrast ratio to achieve ultra-sharp images. Each scene is analysed to fine-tune images frame by frame and enhance colour quality, obtaining a dramatic improvement of gradation and detail, especially in dimmer and brighter scenes. Acer ACM also enables the LCD monitor to use less power and save energy.
Onkyo HT-S6300 and HT-S7300 3D-ready home theater in a box
Onkyo is a big name in the home theater market and the company has announced a couple new 3D-ready home theaters in a box systems. The two new systems are the HT-S6300 and the HT-S7300 both packing HDMI 1.4a inputs.
Other features of the systems include 1080p video upscaling, lossless Dolby and DTS HD sound, Dolby height processing, and Audyssey automatic room EQ tech. Both of the systems include all the speakers, sub, and the receiver needed for a complete home theater system.
Both also feature a separate iPhone/iPod dock. The big difference between the two systems is that the S7300 has a pair of 41-inch tall floor standing speakers with dual vertically arrayed woofers. The S6300 system uses six speakers each a foot tall that are made to sit on a bookshelf. Both of the systems use 290W subwoofers. The S6300 sells for $749 and the S7300 is $899.