Star Wars: The Old Republic - Huttball Trailer
Celeron processor clocked to 8.3 GHz
Wozers, the record of clocking a processor as high as can be has been broken. Overclocker TaPaKaH clocked an Intel Celeron-processor from its reference 3,2GHz towards 8,3GHz !
Ther 65nm Cedar mill based processor got a bus-speed of 346 MHz times the multiplier of 24 - 8308 MHz. 2 volts where pushed into the processor. No benchmarks, meaning that this was just an overclock into windows, but still Crazy stuff.
AIDA64 v1.85 download
What was known as EVEREST is now AIDA, a shareware hardware diagnostics and memory benchmarking solution for home PC users.
FinalWire released updated AIDA64 Extreme Edition software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.
The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors, adds a brand new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and nVIDIA graphics processors.
The new AIDA64 release further strengthens its solid-state drive health and temperature monitoring capabilities, and implements support for the latest graphics processors from both AMD and nVIDIA.
New features & improvements
- LGA1155 B3 stepping motherboards support
- Preliminary support for AMD
Realtek HD Audio 2.64 audio driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows XP, Vista, it runs under Windows 7 as well of course. The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download from our servers.
This download hosted at Guru3D.com offers all the Windows XP, Vista and 7 binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.64
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting:
ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660,
ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC260, ALC262,
ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting:
ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680 ALC221, ALC231,
ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013) For Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1.
1.) Driver :
CoreTemp 1.0 RC1
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.
What makes Core Temp unique is the way it works. It is capable of displaying a temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system!You can see temperature fluctuations in real time with varying workloads. Core Temp is also motherboard agnostic. All major processor manufacturers have implemented a "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor) in their products. The DTS provides more accurate and higher resolution temperature readings than conventional onboard thermal sensors. (How does it work?).This feature is supported by all recent x86 processors. Processors by Intel, AMD and VIA are supported. A complete list of supported processors is available.Core Temp is easy to use, while also enabling a high level of customization and expandability.Core Temp provides a platform for plug-ins, which allows developers to add new features and extend its functionality. You can find our plug-ins and add-ons here.
- Core Temp Mobile is now available, an Android app to monitor your machines from anywhere in the world! More information can be found here.
- Multilingual interface. Core Temp now natively supports adding non-English languages.
- Plugin system - 3rd party developers can now create plugins and extensions for Core Temp, both native code and .Net is supported, please see this for more information.
- Added support for Intel Pentium and AMD K5 and newer processors. (detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- Added support for VIA processors. (C3 - detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion (Brazos, Llano) support.
- Max TDP detection on supporting processors.
- Power consumption on Intel's Nehalem and newer processors.
- All of the user reported bugs and many more unreported problems.
- Optimized the startup code, Core Temp should now launch 2 to 4 times faster.
- Optimized many other aspects of the code, Core Temp should now consume much less CPU time than before.
- Restored support for older OS: Windows XP is now fully supported, Windows 2000 requires security updates KB935839, KB835732 and GDI+. In some cases hotfix KB816542 may be needed as well.
ECS A990FXM-A motherboard review
The ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A comes with 140W AM3+ Processor support and harbors AMD CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI technology compatibility. You'll spot 3 PCIe x16 slots, dual gigabit jack, it has 7.1 channel High Definition audio, USB 3.0 and well... just a lot more. We'll have a look at the motherboard performance, based on Phenom II processors.
Check out the article here.
Intel SSD 320 firmware fix for 8MB bug
The SSD issues from both Intel and SandForce certainly are getting a little lame. Stuff like this should not have to happen with something important as storage devices.
Intel has published new firmware for its SSD 320 series, this update fixes the 8MB bug. You can download the firmware over here.
Intel has posted a firmware update for the Intel
AMD A-series and 32nm Athlon II X4
The lads at CPU World published a table with the specifications of AMD's new 32nm A-series and Athlon II X4 chips.
Earlier this month, we reported on pre-order prices of several forthcoming AMD A-series and Athlon II X4 microprocessors, built on new 32nm Llano core. Based on these prices, we projected that the A6-3600 and A8-3800 APUs will cost the same as A6-3650 and A8-3850 models, or very close to them. We also estimated $90 - $100 price for triple-core A6-3500, and $80 - $90 range for the Athlon II X4 631. AMD today added these processors to official pricelist, and the prices are slightly better than we estimated. AMD also listed all CPUs on AMD processor products pages.
Meanwhile motherboard makers told DigiTimes that AMD's latest Llano-based processors which could be a result of worse than expected 32nm process yields. The shortage is expected to be resolved by early September.
Due to the new platform's strong performance/price ratio, market demand for Llano APUs is rising gradually with sales of the compatible A75-based motherboards also expected to increase, the sources noted. However, because the supply of Llano APUs in July started turn tight because of weak 32nm yields, AMD currently has a lot of orders from the retail channel, but is unable to fulfill the shipments.
With AMD set to resolve its APU shortages in early September, many motherboard makers are already starting to increase their A75-based motherboard shipments.
In addition to the existing Llano CPUs, A8-3850 and A6-3650, AMD will launch three more 65W APUs, A8-3800, A6-3600 and A6-3500 at the end of the third quarter.
Corsair launches 90GB SATA 6Gbps SSDs
Corsair added 90GB Force Series 3 and Force Series GT solid state disks to its lineup.
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced worldwide retail availability of Force Series 3 and Force Series GT SSDs in 90GB configurations.
Corsair Force Series 3 high-performance SSD upgrades have native support for SATA 6Gb/s, with a maximum sequential read speed of 550MB/s and a maximum sequential write speed of 500 MB/s. The Force Series 3 uses asynchronous flash memory to provide the industry
NZXT Tempest 410 cases launches
NZXT released the Tempest 410 and Tempest 410 Elite, these cases will ship for $79.99 and $89.99, respectively.
Enthusiasts all over the globe can now celebrate as NZXT launches the Tempest 410 and 410 Elite. Both midtower chassis serve as an aggressive cooling solution built with the latest audio, USB 3.0 and USB 2.0 internal support, large honeycomb steel mesh design, dual radiator support, and dual touch powered 120mm front fans. With the Tempest 410 Elite, you get the luxury of having a large clear side window to show all your friends the true core processing power of your PC!
Killer Running Robots Will Kill Us All
Ugh -- skynet references :)
University of Michigan's MABEL runs free for over 110 steps! In our opinion, this is the most realistic, human-like running achieved on a robot. It has a very satisfying feel to it. The robot just moves right. It is up in the air for more than a third of the duration of step. The height off the ground is right. Whereas other robots had their feet maybe one sixth of an inch off the ground, MABEL is 3 to 4 in inches in the air. The motion of the hip, which is like a bouncing ball, and the pitching of the torso give you the sensation of running. It all just makes you say, that is running.
Feedback algorithm for running was designed by Koushil Sreenath as part of his PhD dissertation. The detailed model used in the work was developed by Hae-won Park as part of his PhD dissertation.
For the feedback control aficionados, we used a nonlinear, compliant hybrid zero dynamics controller with active force control, running in real-time. How about that! MABEL weighs over 65 Kg, has a heavy torso (40 Kg), has point feet, and a cable-driven transmission system with compliance. This makes it a challenging machine to control. The Hybrid Zero Dynamics (HZD) framework was instrumental in our success.
The achieved peak speed is 3.06 m/s (6.8 mph), with an average speed of 1.95 m/s (4.4 mph). The obtained gait has flight phase that's almost 40% of the gait, with a ground clearance of 3-4 inches.
IBM creates human brain-like computer chips
The research team has built its first brain-like computing units, with 256 neurons, an array of 256 by 256 (or a total of 65,536) synapses, and 256 axons. (A second chip had 262,144 synapses) In other words, it has the basic building block of processor, memory, and communications. This unit, or core, can be built with just a few million transistors (some of today's fastest microchips can be built with billions of transistors).
Modha said that this new kind of computing will likely complement, rather than replace, von Neumann machines, which have become good at solving problems involving math, serial processing, and business computations. The disadvantage is that those machines aren't scaling up to handle big problems well any more. They are using too much power and are harder to program.
The more powerful a computer gets, the more power it consumes, and manufacturing requires extremely precise and expensive technologies. And the more components are crammed together onto a single chip, the more they 'leak' power, even in stand-by mode. So they are not so easily turned off to save power.
Trine 2: Co-op Adventure Trailer
KFA2 offers Wireless HD Streaming solution
KFA2 just launched their all new Stream HD, one of smallest HD streaming solutions in the market, connect any HDMI devices WIRELESSLY to your HD TV or HD projector. Stream latency-free HD video and audio in full 1080p up to 10 meters with no line of sight, perfect for the home user or Business professional.
The Stream HD solution functions with two key components, the HD dongle (transmitter) which plugs into your HDMI OUT powered by USB and the HD receiver, which receives the wireless data and sends this information to your HDMI display via a HDMI cable, powered by an AC adaptor.
Ideal for streaming HD web content, movies, presentations or high-resolution imagery from your laptop directly to your HD display without the extra expense or the extra effort to hide awkward HDMI cables either in your home theater setup or boardroom.
AMD Catalyst 11.8 WHQL Download
The AMD Catalyst Control Center / AMD Vision Engine Control Center 11.8 software suite contains the following:
- AMD display driver version 8.881
Cooler Master Unveils GeminII S524 CPU cooler
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, uncovers the ultimate follow-up to the widely popular GeminII CPU Cooler, the GeminII S524. The GeminII S524 is the embodiment of versatility, efficiency, and silence.
GeminII S524, a unique alternative to traditional CPU & system memory cooling. Rotated 90 degrees, it harnesses the constant flow of cool air from the side of the system and directs it to the heatsink fins to cool the CPU. Unique to this design, the GeminII S524 channels a portion of this cool air to the system memory to help dissipate the heat generated by critical system components. Benefiting from a larger heatsink surface area, increased clearance for high-end system memory modules, and an easily upgradeable fan, the GeminII S524 claims its position as a transformative cooling solution while maintaining an impressive performance-to-noise ratio.
Electroplated Copper Base and 140mm Fan Support
GeminII S524 is an evolutionary new step in CPU cooling. It features a total of five high-grade 6mm thick copper heat pipes that emerge from a large copper base that, combined, offer optimal heat conduction; quickly spreading and removing heat generated by the CPU. To prevent corrosion of its copper surfaces without impacting its heat conductivity, the GeminII S524 base and all heat pipes have been electroplated with a microscopic layer of nickel. The increased surface area of the heatsink and revised fin design of GeminII S524 not only improve its cooling performance but allow for the installation of a 140mm fan, making it a highly flexible cooling solution suitable for any computing environment.
The GeminII S524 will be available worldwide in August 16th, 2011 for $39.99 MSRP at retail and online locations that carry your favorite Cooler Master, CM Storm, and Choiix products.
AMD A6-3500 Tripple core APU
AMD announced the A6-3500, a new triple-core 2.4GHz APU with 3MB L2 cache that will be sold for $95. The chip seems quite similar to the A6-3600, minus one core and 1MB of L2 cache.
AMD announced availability of the AMD A-Series Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) A6-3500 desktop processor, extending the array of APU products and price points for consumers who want PCs with brilliant HD graphics, supercomputer-like performance, and incredibly fast application speeds.
The AMD A6-3500 desktop APU combines three x86 CPU cores with more than 300 Radeon
Razer Tiamat 7.1 surround headset
Razer introduced the Tiamat 7.1, claiming this product is world's first true 7.1 surround sound headset. Additionally, the company also revealed the Tiamat 2.2 stero gaming headset.
Razer brings true pinpoint positional audio to hardcore gamers everywhere with the Razer Tiamat headset range