AMD lowers Phenom II and FX pricing
Overall, the prices were slashed by 2% - 15% for Phenom CPUs, and by 6% - 9% for FX chips. The parts, discounted the most in absolute terms, are FX-8120, and Phenom II X4 965, 975, and 980. They have got $20 cheaper. AMD FX-6100 had modest $10 price drop, however let's not forget that this is the second drop since processor's introduction last October. The biggest relative price cut, almost 15%, was for Phenom II X4 965.
|CPU model||Old price||New price||Difference|
|FX-6100 Black Edition||$155||$145||6.5%|
|FX-8120 Black Edition||$205||$185||9.8%|
|Phenom II X2 555||$90||$85||5.6%|
|Phenom II X4 840||$105||$103||1.9%|
|Phenom II X4 955||$117||$105||10.3%|
|Phenom II X4 965||$135||$115||14.8%|
|Phenom II X4 970||$155||$145||6.5%|
|Phenom II X4 975||$175||$155||11.4%|
|Phenom II X4 980||$185||$165||10.8%|
|Phenom II X6 1055T||$165||$155||6.1%|
|Phenom II X6 1075T||$181||$165||8.8%|
Guru3D Rig of the Month - February 2012
The Rig of the Month February 2012 once again shows style and design, the detail very nice in black, white, gold with Carbon elements. Mathieu who transformed one PC into a very unique and bling build certainly convinced us. What a nice job.
Check out the article right here.
Doom 4 leaked screenshots
AllGamesBeta posted what it claims to be leaked screenshots of Doom 4, which it also goes on to claim as being "doomed" (cancelled), citing rumors. Close to two dozen of these screenshots can be found at the source. They reveal what [could have been] the setting of Doom 4, probably of the horrors unleashed on Mars (in Doom 3 and Resurrection of Evil) finding their way to Earth.
Go check out the screenshot right here.
XSPC Razor 7970 waterblock
The colleagues over at TPU received details about XSPC's new Razor 7970 waterblock for AMD Radeon HD 7970 and 7950 reference design graphics cards. The block doesn't take up an additional expansion slot, it measures 220mm x 142mm x 9mm (18mm at the ports). Most of the block is milled out of a block of copper, the VRM area is made out of aluminium and the top plate is made of CNC-cut stainless steel.
The portion of the block that's over the GPU is ridged, making copper micro-fins, that increase dissipation of heat to the coolant. The top is made of CNC-cut stainless steel. The block is ready for CrossFire setups with four G1/4″ ports, two G1/4″ plugs are included. Listed on the company's online store (currently out of stock), the XSPC Razor 7970 is priced at
OCZ launches Fatal1ty 1000W PSU
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and power supplies for computing devices and systems, today announced the availability of the Fatal1ty 1000 Watt power supply, the latest high-performance PSU targeted at gamers and enthusiasts that demand maximum wattage, high efficiency, and a modular cabling configuration.
Dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, OCZ
ROCCAT Savu mid-sized hybrid gaming mouse teased
ROCCAT will show off the Savu mid-size hybrid gaming mouse at CeBIT. This new peripheral promises a significantly better sensor, and should be available in retail stores from early May.
ROCCAT Studios today announced the upcoming availability of the Savu Mid-Size Hybrid Gaming Mouse
ADATA XPG SX900 claims fastest SSD in the world
ADATA claims its new XPG SX900 solid state disk will be the most powerful SSD on Earth. The new disk incorporates the SandForce SF-2281 controller and promises max sequential read/write speeds of 550/530MB/s and max random 4K write performance of up to 85,000 IOPS. The XPG SX900 serie will be avaialble in 64GB, 128GB, 256GB and 512GB capacities.
The XPG (Xtreme Performance Gear) SX900 solid state drive is an expanded capacity SSD which uses new optimized firmware to utilize greater storage capacity of the NAND Flash components. With superior NAND Flash, the XPG SX900 SSD reaches new levels of stability and performance. The drive breaks new ground in storage capacity for SSDs utilizing the SandForce 2281 controller, reaching 512GB, a 7% increase over common SSDs in the market that use a SandForce controller. This represents a milestone in ADATA
Microsoft shows IllumiShare technology
Seen first at Microsoft TechForum 2012, IllumiShare enables remote people to share any physical or digital object on any surface. It is a low-cost, peripheral device that looks like a desk lamp, and just like a lamp lights up a surface at which it is pointed, IllumiShare shares a surface. To do this, IllumiShare uses a camera-projector pair where the camera captures video of the local workspace and sends it to the remote space and the projector projects video of the remote workspace onto the local space. With IllumiShare, people can sketch together using real ink and paper, remote meeting attendees can interact with conference room whiteboards, and children can have remote play dates in which they play with real toys.
Diablo III: First 20 minutes gameplay
Sniper Elite V2 Pre-Order Bonus Let's You Kill Hitler
NVIDIA Kepler GK107 Performance Exposed ?
The chaps over at wccftech noticed that NVIDIA
AMD FX-6200 and FX-4170 Processors, Cuts Some Prices
AMD launched two new FX Series processors, the FX-6200 hexa-core and the FX-4170 quad-core, and announced price reductions for the October-released FX-8120 and FX-6100.
The FX-6200 and FX-4170 are made on 32 nm process technology, and feature an AM3+ package, a TDP of 125 W, and 8 MB of L3 cache. The FX-6200 has a base clock of 3.8 GHz (4.1 GHz Turbo) and is up for pre-order @ 152.70 Euro while its quad-core sibling is set to 4.2 GHz (4.3 GHz Turbo) and is selling for 120.60 Euro. The updated FX-8120 and FX-6100 prices stand at $185 and $145, respectively.
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Elpida Memory files for bankruptcy
Elpida Memory has filed for bankruptcy protection today, as the firm is unable to refinance its heavy debt. It's the largest Japanese manufacturing corporate failure since World War II, the company has a debt of $5.5 billion and a DRAM marketshare of 12.5 percent.
Elpida decided to separate the low margin PC business to its Taiwanese subsidiary and concentrate instead on higher ASP devices for smartphones after the financial crisis. Yukio Sakamoto, Elpida
Mass Effect 3: Fight (Live-Action TV Trailer)
GeForce GTX 670 Ti has 300W board power design
The chaps over at VR-Zone are displaying a diagram based on the (what they claim to be) NVIDIA GeForce Kepler 104 (GK104) ASIC, which rpesumably is going to be the GeForce GTX 670 Ti. Apprantly that diagram is showing a 5 NVVDD phase power supply (VRM) design that draws power from 6-pin and 8-pin power connectors.
Up you accumulate that then logic assumes that the board power can peak towards 300W of power as 75W + 150W + 75W from the PCIe connector = 300W That's quite a bit. Phase 1 and 3 will be wired to the 6-pin connector; phase 2, 4, and 5 to the 8-pin connector. NVVDD phases 2, 4, and 5 feed power to the GPU, while phases 1 and 3 power the GDDR5 memory and other components on the board.
Nothing much can be taken from this though, as the boards design power says nothing yet about TDP. Have a peek at the screenshot, courtesy of vr-zone.
ASUS 10.1" Transformer Pad Infinity does 1920x1200 Pixels
The Transformer Pad Infinity is the slate that has just been introduced by ASUS, a renamed TF700T.
It boasts a 10.1-inch display with two major selling points: a resolution of 1,920 x 1,200 pixels and a Super IPS+ Gorilla Glass 2 panel.
For those unaware, Gorilla Glass panels basically make displays unbreakable, unless tablet owners, or particularly malicious people, truly seek their destruction with abandon. Back to the slate, the Infinity has 1 GB of RAM (random access memory) backing the CPU. Oddly, though, the platform will be different depending on the wireless options.
Where the Wi-Fi version gets the 4-PLUS-1 NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.6GHz SoC, the 3G/4G LTE Pad gets Qualcomm's Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 (based on the new 28nm Krait architecture). Both come in the same sort of aluminum case, colored amethyst grey or champagne gold.
Furthermore, ASUS sells the newcomer with 8GB of free lifetime ASUS WebStorage space and, for some extra money, an optional mobile dock as well (an additional 22Whr battery, keyboard, trackpad, etc.). A battery charge should be good for about 10 hours of operation, while the dock adds 6 more.
Finally, there should be two cameras (8MP back, 2MP back), storage of 16/32/63GB and the Android 4.0 operating system. No pricing or availability yet.