MSI launches five 785G Series motherboards
MSI launches its MSI 785G mainboard series based on AMDs 785 chipset, with the best price/performance ratio. To enhance the high definition audio and video quality, these mainboards support DirectX 10.1 and UVD 2.0. With multiple I/O ports (including HDMI and DVI), a power-efficient design (thanks to APS) and convenient overclocking tools (Easy OC Switch and M-Flash), a new generation of entertainment mainboards is now available.
The following MSI 785G models are available from the end of August:
DDR3 (ATX amd M-ATX)
- MSI 785G-E53
- MSI 785GM-E65
- MSI 785GM-E51
DDR2 (ATX and M-ATX)
- MSI 785GT-E63
- MSI 785GTM-E45
HDMI & DVI digital video output support
MSI 785G mainboards have an ATI Radeon HD4200 GPU and can easily be connected to various audio and video devices. Besides a DVI video output, MSI 785G series are also equipped with an HDMI output to fulfil satisfy next generation
CoreTemp 0.99.5.26 released
Intel and AMD published detailed, public information about the "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor), which provides much higher accuracy and more relevant temperature reading than the standard thermal diode sensors do. (How it works).
This feature is supported on all Intel Core and Core 2 based processors as well as the whole AMD's Athlon64 line of CPUs. For a full list of supported CPUs see the CPU Support List.
Core Temp also has a logging feature, allowing a user to easily record the temperature of his processor(s) over any period of time, then the data can be easily transferred into an excel datasheet for easy graphing.
Core Temp works on Windows 2000, XP and 2003 (both 32bit and 64bit versions). Windows Vista 32bit is fully supported.
- Completely new code for processor speed detection.
- A comprehensive processor information window (F3 or Tools --> System information).
- Thermal protection mechanism. (Look at Options menu, changed from 0.99.5.20 beta)
- Support for the latest AMD and Intel CPUs.
- Mini mode for GUI. (Double click anywhere to switch between modes)
- Per core temperature offset adjustment. (Look at Options menu)
- Screenshots are now taken in the lossless but very compact PNG format.
- User defined text colors for main Window. (Options --> Settings)
- Show high/low temperatures. (Press F6 or the Tools menu to reset values)
- On/Off switch for G15 applet in Tools menu.
- Running several instances of Core Temp is now possible (enable in Settings).
- Temp turns Orange when temperature is over TControl, and Red when CPU is thottling/critical.
- Reorganized menu.
- TjMax for mobile Atom processors changed to 90C.
- "Lion" codename for AMD Turion was changed to "Griffin".
- Completely dropped support for older Windows NT OS, Windows XP or up is required. (Windows 2000 needs GDIPlus.dll)
Download - click here
Lian Li launches PC-A70F | A71F Full Tower Chassis
Lian-Li has launched the PC-A70F/71F Full Tower chassis for power users and server systems. The hair-line brushed all black aluminum chassis features two fans on the front (2x 140mm@1000RPM), and 2x rear 120mm fans @1500RPM. The 7x PCI expansion slots enable CrossFire and SLI graphic card setups. The chassis front face has either a door assembly which can open from either side as needed (PC-A71F) or a front panel which clips off conveniently as needed (PC-A70F). The inlet fans have filters that are washable. The entire chassis is designed for tool-less implementation, so installing your hardware and getting your system up and running is extremely easy. The dimensions stand at 220mm x 590mm x 615mm ( W, H, D) for the PC-A71F, and 220mm x 590mm x 585mm ( W, H, D) for the PC-A70F.
Complete Tool-Less Design
The Lian Li patented unique Power Supply Bracket which allows the PSU to be secured using only the tool-less clasp is very useful to hold the PSU securely without the need for securing screws. The 10x internal HDD 3.5
Microsoft Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000
Microsoft have announced their new keyboard and mouse set, the Wireless Comfort Desktop 5000, which bundles a
EVGA debuts GTX 295 CO-OP Superclocked and FTW
EVGA introduced Superclocked and FTW editions of its GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP graphics cards.
With the introduction of the EVGA GTX 295 SC and FTW models, EVGA has taken the performance beyond extreme with the EVGA GTX 295 CO-OP! This card combines two GPUs onto a single PCB (printed circuit board), a clear indication on why this card is called CO-OP! Want even more performance? Pair up two of these for Quad SLI, or pair up with the standard GTX 295.
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Edition: 576MHz core, 1242MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2016MHz, $509.99
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP Superclocked: 602MHz core, 1296MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2052MHz, $519.99
- GeForce GTX 295 CO-OP FTW: 684MHz core, 1476MHz shaders, 1792MB GDDR3 at 2160MHz, $559.99
Kingston releases 2133MHz HyperX DDR3 kit for Lynnfield
The lads at Kingston introduced a new dual-channel HyperX DDR3 memory kit with a frequency of 2133MHz and CL8 timings at a voltage of 1.65V. This dual-channel kit is targeted at upcoming Core i5 motherboards.
Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is preparing production quantities of HyperX DDR3 dual-channel 1.65-volt memory kits, and has successfully achieved 2133MHz speed at CL8 latencies. In September, Kingston
NVIDIA silently inserts ION LE
Nvidia has introduced its second ION product named ION LE, targeted at entry-level market. The main difference is that this product is DX9 class based and will probably a little cheaper.
"ION LE is SKU of the ION GPU that is identical to
Radeon HD 4860 confirmed shipping soon
ATI's new Radeon HD 4860, based on the RV790 core will feature GDDR5 memory, comes with 640 stream processors and is clocked at 700MHz for GPU and 750MHz of memory.
This 'new' graphics card will come with 6 pin auxiliary power supply interface design.
At the heart of it is the RV790 GPU in a different configuration codenamed RV790GT. Compared to the 4850 this one has 640 stream processors instead of 800 on the HD 4850, but it uses a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface, and effectively higher clock speeds. We now have a semi-confirmation that is will be shippping around the 18th August.
The price of the product should be pretty darn good for what you are getting .. $120,-
NZXT Beta EVO Steel Mid Tower Chassis
NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Beta EVO, a sleek, all black value packed mid tower case at a budget price. Beta EVO features advanced cooling performance with support for up to 6 120 mm fans with an option of a 140mm fan at the top. Beta EVO also provides external dual radiator support along with a meshed front panel allowing for enhanced cooling potential.
Full of options for expansion, the case fits high performance 10.5
BFG launches GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC
Interesting (!) You have to admire the creativity BFG always has with their different approach towards their products in the high-end segment. Read carefully, as you'll notice that the GTX 295 apparently now is allowed to be sold pre-overclocked. Which is a first from NVIDIA in the GTX 295 range.
BFG teamed up with the fellas of CoolIT, the kings of cooling. As such they announce the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions
PowerColor PCS HD 4890 2 GB Graphics Accelerator
Press-release: TUL announced a powerful upgrade to the HD4890 series: PCS HD4890 2GB GDDR5. This latest addition features 2GB of onboard memory, maximizing the graphics of the latest gaming titles. The added memory buffer allows more data to be saved, eliminating the need to access system memory and resulting in faster graphical performance.
Compatible with all essential features, the PowerColor PCS HD4890 2GB GDDR5 delivers 900MHz core speed and 1000MHz effective memory speed. Cooling the card is ZEROtherm's exclusive cooling system, providing a low temperature and noise platform for gamers who strive for superior overclocking and gaming performance.
"Even a powerful GPU can suffer from bottlenecks due to slow and insufficient video memory," says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. "With the added 2GB GDDR5, the PowerColor PCS+ HD4890 fully utilizes the factory overclocking and single most powerful GPU."
Inno3D single-PCB GeForce GTX295 iChill Sneak peek
You know, I'm such a sucker for nice looking liquid cooled gear. Now if you want something beastly in your PC -- here's a thought Inno3D is working on a GeForce GTX 295 iChill Black Series. This new card will have a single PCB with a shiny cute single-slot waterblock.
The final product name will be Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 iChiLL Black Series and we if we have it right, this might be the first pre-overclocked product. But don't hold that against me !
The GTX 295 packs 480 Processing Cores and 1792MB of GDDR3 memory, Quad SLI and DirectX 10 support, and two DVI outputs. Now there is no word on pricing or release data.
Checkediecheck the thumbnails for large photo's. Looks naiceee <- Borat voice (!)
OCZ to ship 1TB Colossus SSD to cost $2,500
The new SSD has read speeds/write speeds are up to 250MB/s, 200MB/s,respectively. It is made up of two separate SSD components arranged in a RAID 0 configuration and driven by a JMicron controller. The Colossus 1TB is designed for high-end and enterprise markets with a price tag of $2,500.You can get it at some point in mid August.
Now understand that Dual Indilinx controllers internally take care of the SSDs and then a JMicron RAID controller is making a setup on RAID 0 array. Final pricing .. 2500 USD / EUR, reeleased this month.
Ehm guys, here's a thought and save yourself half the money .. buy a HW RAID controller and four OCZ Agility drives ;)
Update: pricing is lowered a little - they will ship the Colossus 120, 250, 500 and 1TB for $300, $650, $1200 and $2200.
AMD confirms the launch of Fusion in 2011
It is apparantly now confirmed that AMD's first Fusion parts will see light as early as 2011 already.
AMD Fusion is the codename for a future next-generation microprocessor design and the product of the merger between AMD and ATI, combining general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPUs into a single package.
AMD also claims that 2011 is the
AMD 785G chipset review - ECS A785GM-M
AMD today releases the new AMD 785G chipset. A chipset that positions itself in the mainstream segment as you can run all the latest Socket AM3 Phenom II processors on them, yet comes with a smaller price tag than the very popular AMD 790G chipset.
The board supports socket AM3 and thus DDR3 memory allowing the latest Phenom II processors. More importantly, incorporated into the chipset is ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP.
You can read this article right here.
GeForce ForceWare 190.56 XP | Win 7 | Vista
NVIDIA has a new beta driver set available from their developer zone. This release adds support for OpenGL 3.0
You will need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.2 and GLSL 1.50 functionality:
- Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
- GeForce 8000 series or higher; Geforce G100, GT120, 130, 220, GTS 150, Geforce GTS 250, GeForce GTX 260, 280, 285 and 295, any ION based products.
- Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
- GeForce 8000 series or higher
This driver supports all of OpenGL 3.2 and GLSL 1.50, except for the following:
- Geometry shaders as part of the core. You can use the ARB_geometry_shader extension instead
- glXCreateContextAttribsARB() does not yet support the GLX_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB attribute value. In order to create a Core profile context, call glXCreateContextAttribsARB(), request OpenGL 3.2 as the version, and leave the GLX_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB attribute out. In order to create an OpenGL 3.2 Compatibility profile context, call the "old" glXCreateContext() entrypoint. Note: wglCreateContextAttribsARB() does support WGL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
UK to Put 20,000 CCTV Cameras in Private Homes
I know, these are not the latest technology news which you would usually expect from Guru3D, but at least everybody who read 1984 by George Orwell will most likely get a very unpleasant feeling from the following news: the UK plans to put 20,000 CCTV cameras in the homes of its private citizens. So far, around 2,000 families have already had first hand experiences with them.