Star Wars: Battlefront Beta Graphics card VGA performance benchmark review
We showcase the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta with a graphics card VGA performance and benchmarks review. The game is to be released later this year, yet there starting at with an open beta. In this beta we have a first impression of the game, as well as the ability to have a quick peek at its performance. (article update October 9th: GTX 980 SLI results/FCAT added). You can read the article here.
BenQ EW2420 VA LED Monitor
The EW2420 VA LED monitor has just released in Europe. It
Lantic GeForce GT430 passive and full PCB
Another one implementation for the today released GeForce GT430, this time Lantic Technology has come up with a passive version of this graphics card. People at Lantic think that silence is the key for HTPCs, so that
Low profile ASUS ENGT430/DI/1GD3
ASUS has today announced the latest addition to its Fermi series of DirectX
TrendNet 4-Port USB 3.0 Hub
Samsung 55-Inch LCD Scores New Thinness Record
You like it big an thin ? Softpedia reports that Samsung focused on something more unusual and came up with what can be seen as a large panel that sets a new record in terms of bezel thickness, or thinness in this case:
The company created a 55-inch LCD Display whose top and left edges are 3.8-mm thick, while the bottom and right ones measure 1.9mm.This means that placing two of them next to one another will leave a gap of just 5.7mm between their respective screen contents.
As such, one can consider this newcomer a very convenient candidate for LCD-Videowalls, especially considering the actual performance numbers. Not only does each panel support the Full HD resolution, but the brightness is an arguably brilliant 700 nits.
The product was made public through an official announcement issued by Samsung Japan, announcement which also revealed one of the display maker's other plans. Apparently, this 55-inch ultra-thin bezel screen will be followed by one with a diagonal of 46 inches and a separation of 7.6mm.
Samsung did not offer any sort of pricing or availability details - via Softpedia.
TDK shows 1TB optical disc prototype
Through the mages of Engadget they TDK showcased a prototype of a 1TB optical disc at the Japanese CEATEC expo. The prototype features 16 layers on both sides of the disc, each capable of storing up to 32GB.
TDK's prototype also has the potential to leverage existing Blu-ray technologies, since it's made from a material already found in BDs and shares the same beam aperture. On the down side, the current version's recording layers measure 260
Windows Phone 7 launched
Microsoft officially announced the Windows Phone 7 platform, the first phones will hit Europe and Asia on October 21 and the US will follow on November 8.
REDMOND, Wash. - Oct. 11, 2010 - Microsoft Corp. today joined its partners in revealing nine new Windows Phone 7 handsets that will be available this holiday season from leading mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. With more than 60 mobile operators in over 30 countries worldwide committed to bringing Windows Phones to market, the millions of people around the world looking for a phone that plays as hard as it works will have a variety of phones from leading device-makers to choose from.
"We have a beautiful lineup in this first wave of Windows Phone 7 handsets," said Steve Ballmer, chief executive officer at Microsoft. "Microsoft and its partners are delivering a different kind of mobile phone and experience - one that makes everyday tasks faster by getting more done in fewer steps and providing timely information in a 'glance and go' format."
Microsoft and its partners have worked together closely to create a different kind of phone with new experiences that bring together what people care about most. Windows Phone 7 will be available in a variety of sleek form factors from device-makers such as Dell, HTC Corp., LG and Samsung, and from mobile operators including Am
Microsoft to close in-game advertiser Massive
Microsoft will reportedly close down in-game advertising unit Massive before the end of the month, as the acquisition has been one massive failure because in-game advertising never took off as envisioned a couple of years ago:
Insiders at Microsoft said that Massive general manager JJ Richards has been seeking another job, while members of Massive
GeForce GT 430 1024MB review
GeForce GT 430 1024MB gets reviewed
This little GPU has only 96 shader processors on-board which are clocked at 1.4GHz. Paired with these products will be 1GB of GDDR3 memory, which operates at 900 MHz (1800 MHz effective data rate) over a 128-bit memory interface.
Check out the full review right here.
GeForce ForceWare 260.89 driver Released
This is a new driver release from the Release 260 family of drivers. This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in Release 260.81
- Increases performance for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games vs. v258.96 WHQL drivers. The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured on Windows 7. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
- Up to 10% in StarCraft II (2560x1600 4xAA/16xAF Ultra)
- Up to 14% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF)
- Up to 16% in S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat (SLI
GeForce GTX 480:
AMD Radeon HD 6850 surfaces
Earlier last week some photo's already surfaced from the Radeon 6870, today however a photo of the Radeon 6850 leaked, and it looks really similar to the R5750 alright, at least the cooler is the very same.
The R6850 seems to be clocked at 775 MHz and features 1 GB of GDDR5 graphics memory running at 4,000 MHz. Furthermore, the model is designed with 800 Stream processors and this round will receive 256-bit wide memory. Photo courtesy goes to PConline, have a peek .. the card comes with DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Oh and this is a leaked picture, for all we know it's just a R5750 really.
NEC Introduces Corporate Wide LED Displays
The new MultiSync EX series combines an innovative, ultra-slim design with quality features. The displays impress with their exceptionally low environmental impact thanks to LED backlight technology and other new features such as a human sensor. The EX series is equipped with a DisplayPort and provides outstanding connectivity and many ergonomic benefits that ensure productive work in even the most demanding office environment. NEC Display Solutions is introducing the first model in the new range called "Office Cool" to the market in the shape of its NEC MultiSync EX231W.
First-class quality, excellent performance and stunning design were the key factors guiding the design of the MultiSync EX series. The displays are light in weight and optically very exciting thanks to their slim form and extremely narrow stand. Modern and with minimum space requirements, they can be stylishly integrated into office surroundings. From a technological point of view the series sets new standards with outstanding picture quality in full HD wide format and excellent connectivity with two digital inputs, DisplayPort and DVI-I. Additionally the range also includes a USB interface which can be used to connect a USB camera, ideal for videoconferencing.
Ecologically the new EX series fulfils the rigorous demands of the "NEC Green Vision" campaign. The W-LED backlight reduces power consumption considerably, and the focus during production of the displays is on ecological factors. NEC Display Solutions has dispensed with the use of environmentally damaging substances such as mercury and has significantly reduced the amount of material used with the slim housing. This avoids negative environmental effects in the manufacture, packaging and transport process. The models also feature two types of sensor: the ambient light sensor and the new human sensor. The latter puts the monitor into standby mode as soon as the user moves away from the display. This significantly increases energy efficiency, which at the same time means a considerable cost saving for the user.
The excellent ergonomic features such as height adjustment and the pivot function allow the screen to be adjusted to suit individual needs
Zalman CNPS9900 MAX CPU Cooler
Zalman released the CNPS 9900 Max. The new CNPS 9900 Max comes with Zalman
Ultrasone Edition 10 $2,750 Headphones
OHGizmo reports that Ultrasone Edition 10 $2,750 Headphones made of .. well .. have a peek.
Call of Duty:Black Ops Single Player Trailer Teaser
FIA World Rally Championship Launch Trailer
Thrustmaster Launches the HOTAS WARTHOG Realistic Joystick
Thrustmaster, the innovative PC and console accessory brand, unveils their new flagship gaming product, the HOTAS WARTHOG
Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 Photo's surface
At a Chinese forum some photo's appeared on the upcoming Radeon HD 6850 and 6870. The products seem to be using the Bart Pro and XT GPUs. The final specification have not bee released on the we just yet but rumors state roughly 800 shader processors for the 6850 and 960 shader processors for the 6870.
The photos show a 6870 card that actually looks quite similar to the Radeon 5850. It seems to be equipped with two DVI ports, a HDMI port and two mini Display port connectors. That's five monitor connectors right there.
We 'think' these products are to be released in the week of 20 October, but that's a rumor of course.