ATI Catalyst 10.1 Beta download
This is a beta version of Catalyst 10.1 as released on MSI. We have no extensive release notes, should you want to try out this driver then please be sure to check out the discussion thread we have going on it right here.
- CrossFire X profiles per application will now be in a separate XML file that it will be possible to update independently of the driver itself
- ATI CrossFire X with PowerPlay for the Radeon 5
Gigabyte to offer overclocked Radeon HD 5670
Gigabyte introduced its Radeon HD 5670 graphics cards, this includes an overclocked model with 785MHz core, a paltry 10MHz more than the reference model.
Gigabyte today is pleased to announce their latest GV-R5600 series graphics cards. GIGABYTE
ASUS shows EeeTop ET2010PNT with ION2
Asus released some specifications on a new EeeTop all-in-one computer called the ET2010PNT and it looks pretty nice.
The machine sports a 20-inch screen with a resolution of 1600 x 1200 and it runs Windows 7. The machine uses an Atom D510 dual-core processor and has graphics via NVIDIA Ion 2. That makes this the first machine I have seen that uses the new Ion 2 platform.
ION in fact seems to be a GeForce G310 GPU which on its end is identical to the G210, which definitely is better than the 9400M series. The G310 has 16 shader cores clocked at 625MHz with a 14W TDP. The screen supports multi-touch and while it
Scythe Grand Kama Cross CPU cooler
Scythe releases its Grand Kama Cross, a new CPU cooler with an X-shaped design. The cooler has four heatpipes and two aluminum heatsink units, along with a large 140mm fan. It is compatible with all recent Intel and AMD processors, full specifications can be found over here. The Grand Kama Cross will be available in retail stors for $45 (29.50EUR, excl. VAT).
Grand Kama Cross TOP-Flow CPU Cooler is based on the x-structure which allows easy mounting and additional cooling of surrounding components. New Slip Stream 140 mm PWM fan is supplied with PWM feature which supports flexible fan controlling by the motherboard. Thanks to Multiplatform Socket Mounting Clips, compatibility to all current sockets is complied.
JVC Everio GZ-HM550 HD Camera with built-in Bluetooth Wireless
The new JVC Everio GZ-HM550 HD camera
Mushkin Blackline DDR3 for LGA1156 and LGA1366
The number of high-end memory for LGA1156 and LGA1366 motherboards certainly is on the rise. Now Mushkin has launched three memory kits with considerable overclocking abilities as part of the Blackline series.
"These new memory products we are introducing give our customers superior flexibility with their systems. Whether they are looking for a high density 8GB or 12GB kit with fast DDR3-1600 CL7 performance, or a lower density kit that allows them to overclock their machines to levels they never dreamed possible, Mushkin Enhanced has their needs covered," Brian Flood, director of product development, said.
The company's new kits are are made up of memory modules of 2GB or 4GB, all of which operate on 1.65V. The products boost performance to very high levels through their combined memory densities of either 8GB or even 12GB. The 996801 CL9 is set to become a strong presence on the DDR3-2000 2x2GB performance segment.
"The 996801 kit will be of unrivaled value in the DDR3-2000 2x2GB performance segment. Adding to the value of this high performance memory kit are its considerable overclocking abilities, allowing enthusiasts to increase their clock speeds without dropping the memory ratio and thereby sacrificing performance," the press release noted.
The other two kits, the CL7 996798 and 998798 are, respectively, made up of two 4GB modules and three 4GB modules. They "provide free slots for future memory expansion while boosting memory performance to exceptional levels."
The 996801, 996798 and 998798 DDR3 memory kits are designed with Frostbyte heatspreaders and come with a lifetime warranty. Prices have not been mentioned, but they will become available sometime during the following weeks.
Intel books Q4 2009 profit of $2.3 billion
Intel announced its fourth quarter 2009 results and the numbers are better than expected. The chip giant recorded a net income of $2.3 billion on a revenue of $10.6 billion. Earnings per share were 40 cents, significantly better than the average analyst expectation of 31 cents. For the current quarter the company expects a revenue of $9.7 billion, plus or minus $400 million, versus analyst expectations of $9.35 billion.
Intel Corporation today reported fourth-quarter revenue of $10.6 billion. The company reported operating income of $2.5 billion, net income of $2.3 billion and EPS of 40 cents.
For 2009 Intel posted revenue of $35.1 billion. The company reported full-year operating income of $5.7 billion, net income of $4.4 billion and EPS of 77 cents. The company generated more than $11 billion in cash from operations and paid cash dividends of $3.1 billion.
Point of View launches new ATOM based mobo's
The heart of the board is formed by the Intel dual core processor, the Intel Atom D510 CPU. Powered by a very diverse Intel NM10 chipset, the system offers a huge range of functionality. The new energy friendly Atom solution really opens up the door for many low powered computers such as browsing PC
HIS releases Radeon HD 5670
HIS released its Radeon HD 5670 lineup, these cards feature the stock clockspeeds and are available with 512MB and 1GB GDDR5 memory.
The cooling solution of these cards features a large UV-reactive plastic shroud.
HIS unleashed the revolutionary new HIS RadeonTM HD 5670 IceQ 1GB/5121MB GDDR5, featuring the award-winning IceQ cooling technology. With full DirectX 11 support you can enjoy eye-popping visuals, astonishing realism and fast frame rates gaming. It has the power and premium features you need for fully immersive gameplay while consumes less than 75 Watts under full load, eliminating the need for an external power connection for easy installation.
We have a sample already at the lab and will take a closer look at this one real soon.
MSI Radeon HD 5670 comes with Afterburner voltage adjustment
MSI is showing off its Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. This model features DisplayPort, military class components and support for MSI's Afterburner tweak utility.
World renowned manufacturer of graphic card and mainboard, MSI releases R5670-PMD1G graphics card today to fulfill mainstream players
PowerColor Radeon HD 5670 unveiled
PowerColor released Radeon HD 5670 graphics cards with non-reference cooling, there's a model with 512MB GDDR5 memory and also one with 1GB GDDR5 memory. Both models feature a 775MHz core and 4000MHz memory.
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphics cards, today announced the latest in DirectX
AMD Cedar Board Pictured
With the launch of the Radeon HD 5650/5670 today barely even live the first photo's of the even lower level graphics card made under codename Cedar (RV810) already popped up.
These cards are not suitable for serious gaming whatsoever yet what might be great for a HTPC or Nettop card. Cedar will be launched as Radeon HD 5400 and 5500. Now here's the speculation, it makes sense for this product to have 200 shader processors, a 64-bit GDDR5/GDDR3 memory interface, and DirectX 11 compliance.
Below you can see two photo's courtesy of Arab HW which is showing a low profile card. Looks nice with the black PCB and petit cooler. The card has a DVI-D and DisplayPort connector and we expect prices to be below 60 USD really. All in due time when released of course.
Recompute cardboard computer
PC manufacturers often treat environmental friendliness as something that begins and ends with using recycled materials for the packaging, but what about the average desktop PC casing itself? Recompute
ATI Radeon HD 5830 expected on January 25th
It looks like AMD plans to release the ATI Radeon HD 5830 on January 25th, 2010. This new card will offer Radeon HD 4890-like performance, but at a lower price.
More precise specs (shader processors or clock frequencies), remain unknown. Radeon HD 5830 will use GDDR5 memory and offer performance on the line of AMD's Radeon HD 4890 card, but at a lower price.
We're guessing the design will be the same as the more powerful brothers, but even if the price hasn't been set it would be nice with a card from the Radeon HD 5800 series that costs less that $200.
We can't wait.
19 ways to speed up Windows 7
Windows 7 Forums have a new article featuring 19 ways to speed up Windows 7. Some of these are simple tweaks that you can perform in a few clicks, others require a more advanced understanding of the OS. The advise is a little so-so though.
"Microsoft Windows 7 is already a much more responsive operating system than its predecessors, but there are tweaks and changes you can make to speed up Windows 7 even more. By reading this list and implementing some of the suggestions, you can increase performance in a very short period of time. If you have any further suggestions on how to improve the speed of a Windows 7 PC, please let us know in the comments section so that we can keep updating this list."
You can read more right here.
Modern Warfare 2 Sales Top $1 Billion
Activision just announced that Modern Warfare 2 has passed $1 Billion in sales worldwide.
Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 continues to set sell-through records crossing the $1 billion mark in retail sales worldwide since its launch in November, according to internal Activision estimates.
In its first five days alone, the game sold an estimated $550 million worldwide, outpacing five-day worldwide theatrical box office gross figures for such films as Avatar, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Dark Night, according to internal Activision estimates and boxofficemojo.com.
EVGA Precision 1.9 Released
This program allows you to fine tune your GeForce graphics card for the maximum performance possible, with Core/Shader/Memory clock tuning, real time monitoring support including in-game, Logitech Keyboard LCD Display support, and compatibility with almost all EVGA (and other) graphics cards.
- Fixed 3D memory clock monitoring on NVIDIA GeForce GT 240 DDR5 series graphics cards
- Added configuration file setting allowing power users to display performance profiler status information in the hardware monitor window. The information allows estimating average CPU performance hit caused by hardware monitor
- On-Screen Display and Logitech LCD monitoring modules no longer explicitly read displayed data from hardware and retrieve cached data from monitoring graphs instead. Due to this change CPU performance hit is reduced when OSD or LCD monitoring features are enabled
- Fan speed slider position and numeric fan speed input field are now being refreshed in automatic fan speed mode only when EVGA Precision window is active
- Added configuration file switches allowing power users to tweak Precision startup process and define startup delay or force the startup to be handled by Windows Vista / Windows 7 Task Scheduler to bypass UAC evaluation window (additional Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 runtime libraries installation is required for task scheduler based startup way)
- Added videomemory usage monitoring for NVIDIA graphics cards under Forceware 185.xx and newer drivers
- Added GPU usage monitoring for NVIDIA GT2xx and newer graphics cards under Forceware 185.xx and newer drivers
- EVGA On-Screen Display server has been upgraded to version 3.6.0. New server provides improved desktop windows notification mechanism and also features optional power user oriented task scheduler based startup way
- Reduced runtime skin engine memory footprint due to dynamic skin storage unloading
Radeon HD 5670 review (Crossfire)
Radeon HD 5670 review -- And sure Crossfire is tested as well !
Today ATI releases thus the Radeon series 5600. Actually Radeon HD 5650 and 5670 today in specific -- we'll be looking at a couple of these cards. These cards offer a wide variety in functionality but even in the new budget products ATI put in enough transistors to allow you to play modern games well -- if you give them the right circumstances that is.
The card we'll be testing today is lined up directly against NVIDIA's GeForce GT 240 products, with the Radeon HD 5670 being slightly faster, DX11 compatible and sure .. ATI threw in Eyefinity as well. We'll test it in-depth and look at Crossfire performance as well.
Check out this Guru3D review here.