AMD Catalyst 12.3 RC Driver Download
AMD has today issued another graphics driver, a preview version of the Catalyst 12.3 RC which is set to come in WHQL-tagged form next month.
Recommended for 'gamers', this preview release includes all the updates of Catalyst 12.1 as well. We have a discussion on our forums iopen on these drivers right here.
AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 12.1 CAP3 Download
Grab the new AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 12.1 CAP3 release. These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support.
This release of ATI Catalyst delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.
Latest profiles added :
- Alan Wake: The American Nightmare - Improves CrossFire performance
HIS Radeon HD 7750 iCooler review
HIS decided to jump on the bandwagon and releases a slightly customized R7750, it's named the HIS 7750 iCooler 1GB. As you can tell from the photo below the card is all customized, a nice blue PCB and a cooler, that though eats two slots, makes the cards virtually silent. Much much better then the reference AMD design really.
The card remains 100% reference clocked though at a price of give or take 99 USD it might give it enough bite for a game or two in the lower resolutions.
Check out the review right here.
AOC Unveils 27-inch High Definition LED Monitor
AOC, the worldwide leader in monitor display technology, announces the e2752Vh, a widescreen 27-inch LED monitor that delivers stunningly crisp and impressive image quality, as well as solid performance with a two millisecond response time. Ideal for multimedia applications, the energy efficient display also features two built-in 2.5 watt speakers for SRS-quality sound and is perfectly suited for PC gaming and Home Theater environments. The e2752Vh will be available for $299.99 in April at national retailers including TigerDirect, Best Buy, Newegg and Amazon, among others.
Unfortuntaly the big mistake they made is that the monitor only has a resoluion of 1920x1080.
"This cost-effective WLED monitor cuts down on energy consumption while offering the features that power users search for in a display - an extremely fast response time, impressive image quality and a sizeable screen," said Robert Velez, AOC Marketing Manager.
The e2752Vh is able to display 16.7 million colors and offers a 2 ms response time that provides crisp, clear images even in fast action sequences while gaming or watching action films. The ultra-high dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 reveals more depth and detail in darker scenes, while built-in speakers provide improved desktop sound. The versatile monitor is VESA 100 mm wall mount compliant, meaning that it can be used on a desktop or conveniently mounted on the wall to save space.
The monitor's slim and streamlined appearance is complemented by ergonomic, user-friendly design. The e2752Vh includes easily accessible digital and power connections that are rear-facing for direct insertion, a placement that is much more convenient than the more common downward-pointing ports. The monitor settings can be adjusted via the on-screen menu system, which is available in 14 languages including English, French and Spanish. The iMenu option also allows the user to change settings using only the keyboard and mouse, so that it is not necessary to reach up to the screen to adjust contrast, brightness and other preset modes. Other bonus features include embedded Screen+ software that divides the screen into four self-contained work areas for improved productivity, and an Off Timer that sets an alarm clock to turn off the monitor automatically.
Along with delivering strong performance, image quality and bonus features, the ENERGY STAR-compliant e2752Vh also reduces energy costs and environmental impact. The display's LED backlight is completely free of toxic Mercury, and the monitor also includes an eSaver feature that lets the user preset power conservation modes for the display when the PC is not in use. The monitor's Power Saving Mode uses 50 percent less power, and Standby Mode uses only 0.1w.
- 27" viewable image size, diagonal
- 20,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio
- 2 ms GTG response time
- 16:9 Aspect ratio
- 300 cd/m
Samsung Series 9 ultra-slim laptop
Samsung showed off its second-generation Series 9 ultra-slim laptop lineup. Available in 13.3" and 15" editions, the Series 9 offers a aluminium unibody with a thickness of only 12.9mm, the Intel Sandy Bridge processor and a 1600 x 900 pixel LED-backlit display with 400 nits brightness.
Pricing starts at $1,399 and $1,499, respectively. Samsung didn't go into details about the 15-inch Series 9 model (it did mention that it weights 1.59 kg / 3.5 lbs) but it did provide a full scoop on the 13.3-inch NT900X3B-A74 notebook (priced at about $2,376 locally), saying that it packs a 1.7 GHz Core i7-2637M processor, Intel HD 3000 graphics, 4 GB of RAM, a 256 GB solid state drive, dual 1.5 W speakers, a 4-in-1 card reader, 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, one USB 3.0 ports, a mini HDMI output, and a 6-cell (40 Wh) battery.
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Cougar Evolution full-tower chassis
COUGAR, a leading global manufacturer of PC chassis and power supplies, today announced the launch of their COUGAR Evolution full tower PC chassis. The rugged tower is geared towards enthusiasts and gamers who demand the most out of their PC cases.
With its spacious interior offering enough room for 8 PCI cards to provide ultimate flexibility for multiple graphics solutions and up to 7 fans equipped with a unique dual-fan-set management system, the COUGAR Evolution sports excellent cooling and ventilation characteristics that are the ideal foundation for a professional gaming system packed with the highest end components.
Dual Fans For Targeted Cooling
But most outstanding is the exclusive and eye-catching fan control knob which allows for dual-fan-set management. Now gamers and enthusiasts can arrange their fans within two groups.
A typical usage scenario would be to arrange fans around the VGA cards in one group and the rest in another group; in doing so, users can easily tweak up ventilation around the most stressed components when under full load, such as heavy gaming, video editing or rendering. As soon as one goes back into normal usage the fan speed can be turned down with ease, thereby effectively maximizing cooling according to the individual needs.
Vortex Fan Turbine Blades Optimize Cooling
With the newly available COUGAR Vortex series of PC case fans, further ventilation upgrades are easily done as they also come entirely tool-less with fix pins for convenient installation. Also included with all fans of the Vortex series are built-in anti-vibration pads to reduce noise.
Vortex fans come in both 120mm and 140mm sizes with three different versions; standard Vortex with 3-pin and Hyper-Spin bearings, with 3-pin and Hydro-Dynamic Bearing and finally 4-pin PWM with Hydro-Dynamic Bearings.
Setting these fans apart from the crowd of available case fans on the market are the high Vortex Airflow innovative turbine blade that focuses the airflow in order to optimize overall cooling efficiency in combination with the patented frame that further helps to increase efficiency as well as operational silence. These unique German design characteristics make all the difference.
Fashion Meets Function with Evolution
On top of the COUGAR Evolution full tower chassis is a thoughtfully arranged user interface with 2 x USB 3.0, 2 x USB 2.0 connectors and HD-audio connectivity with one microphone and one headset/speaker connector. Also conveniently located on the top of the case is a hidden hot-swap docking station for 3.5
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MSI Radeon HD 7770 OC edition review
MSI joins in on the Radeon HD 7770 release with their own custom model. They use their own custom 4-layer PCB and equipped it with a dual slot - dual fan cooler. The end result is the R7770 2PMD1GD5, we test the OC edition model. Over the next few pages we'll walk through three standard reference technology and then place our focus on the R7770 2PMD1GD5 OC. But not before you have had a peek alright.
Check the article here.
AMD Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 review
It's February 2012 and AMD believes they have a new '5770' in their hands. The codename is 'Cape Verde' for the GPU, and the graphics cards deriving from them are the Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 One GHz edition. This is not a refresh it is a completely new GPU based on the same technology that powers the R7900 series, the GCN architecture.
Head on over to the next page where we'll meet and greet Cape Verde, aka Radeon HD series 7700 by testing the Radeon HD 7750 and 7770 GHZ edition.
Check out the full article right here.
OCZ Z-Drive R4 CloudServ 16 TB Solid State Storage System
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced the Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCI Express (PCIe) flash storage solution, designed to dramatically accelerate cloud computing applications and significantly reduce operating expenses in the data center. The new Z-Drive R4 CloudServ features monumental data throughput, and raises the bar in performance and capacity.
"The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe solid state drive delivers game-changing performance and enables clients to process massive data-sets with up to 16 TB of storage capacity on a single, easy-to-deploy card," said Ryan Petersen, CEO of OCZ Technology. "With this new solution, system architects are able to design more efficient and dynamic cloud computing infrastructures while simultaneously reducing system complexity and the high maintenance costs associated with traditional infrastructures."
With increasing emphasis on cloud computing and the sheer growth in data, PCIe-based flash storage systems have the ability to bypass traditional storage overhead by reducing latencies, increasing throughput, and enabling efficient processing of massive quantities of data. The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ is capable of transferring multiple gigabytes per second and delivering over a million IOPS with a level of concentrated performance that enables system architects to design more productive infrastructures while lowering costs associated with hardware failure, maintenance, structural footprint, and energy consumption.
The latest evolution of the Z-Drive R4, the CloudServ, is specifically designed for the most demanding cloud computing applications with increased capacities and even greater bandwidth capabilities delivering up to 1.4 million IOPS. Melding hardware and software managed solutions with OCZ's integrated Virtualized Controller Architecture (VCA) 2.0 and OCZ's SANRAD VXL virtual acceleration caching software, the Z-Drive R4 CloudServ can be employed as a high-performing host-based flash cache that works in conjunction with the VXL to dynamically allocate flash resources to accelerate all virtual machines. This maximizes the performance of critical applications and provides a seamless migration from one host to another without the loss of cache data. As these virtual machines are migrated from one host to another, they must retain full access to the flash cache without loss of performance or interruption of service. OCZ's SANRAD VXL software is the only software that allows for this seamless migration without loss of access to the flash cache.
The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ PCIe SSD will be available in models ranging from 300 GB - 16 TB capacities throughout OCZ's global channel in the coming weeks. As with all OCZ enterprise products, customer-specific configurations and functionality are available upon request.
Cooler Master Silent Pro M2 PSUs arrives next month
Cooler Master unwraps the Silent pro M2, a new line of power supplies with modular cabling, a 135mm hydraulic dynamic bearing fan, copper-aluminium heatsink, single +12V rail and dual-layer EMI filter. Available in 420W, 520W, 620W, 720W, 850W and 1000W, these units are priced at 79.90EUR, 89.90EUR, 99.90EUR, 114.90EUR, 149.90EUR, and 169.90EUR, respectively. The 850W and 1000W versions are 80Plus Silver, while the other models stick to 80Plus Bronze. Availability is slated for March.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce the successor to the popular Silent Pro M, the Silent Pro M2 Series. Improvements have been made to each aspect of the Silent Pro M2 power supply to ensure that it meets the broad needs of both mainstream and enthusiast users alike.
Built for quality and performance, the Silent Pro M2 Series utilizes a single powerful 12V rail that boasts a significant increase in available amperage per power supply model over its predecessors. This increased power extends to 80A on the 1000W model. A new 3.3v DC-to-DC board increases overall energy efficiency. Utilizing newer high quality capacitors results in vastly improved hold up times of >23ms on the 1000W model. With this, Silent Pro M2 Series can handle peak loads better than ever before by delivering power with minimal interruptions. Its new specifications include RoHS and ERP 2010 Certification for a more eco-friendly design and power efficiency. The 135mm fan has been improved by making use of a durable Hydraulic Dynamic Bearing. This increases overall fan lifespan and reduces noise. Through these numerous upgrades, Silent Pro M2 Series can handle the increasing loads of today
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Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E Starts Selling
Intel's more affordable processor in the LGA2011 package, the Core i7-3820, surfaced in many stores in japen and in the EU as well.
The price is hovering just above the 300 EUR marker. The retail box of this chip, carrying the S-Spec code "SR0LD", appears to be as big as those of the Core i7-3930K and Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition.