MSI nForce 980a SLI motherboard pixelized
Here's a new photo of the MSI NF980-G65 motherboard. The motherboard utilzies a NVIDIA nForce 980a chipset. It's expected to be available for around 140EUR.
The NF980-G65 supports all Athlon II and Phenom II socket AM3 processors.
Other than that you'll see DDR3-2133 MHz memory capability. When looking at the motherboard we spot three PCI-E 2.0 x16 slots, two PCI-E x1, and two PCI slots. You'll spot DVI and HDMI connectors as nForce 980a SLI has an embedded GeForce 8300 IGP. Otyher than that we see six SATA II ports. Realtek ALC889 CODEC for 8 channel audio, Gigabit Ethernet, and the rest of the standard connectors.
The new ATX board features a 4+1 phase power design, four DDR3-2133 memory slots, three PCI-Express x16 slots, supporting AM3 processors with TDP of up to 140W.
Backed by NF200 chip to support 3-way SLI technology with full x16 slots, the board packs six SATA 3.0Gbps interface, Gigabit Ethernet, D-Sub/DVI/HDMI connectivity, and Easy OC Switch functionality for overclockers.
Corsair Launches DDR3 Memory for Core i5 and Core i7 Lynnfield CPUs
Corsair, a worldwide leader in high-performance computer memory, power supplies and flash
Terminator USB Drive Makes an Appearance in Japan
Terminator Salvation came out earlier this year, and if you liked it, then this new USB drive might just be the perfect thing for your desk. It
NVIDIA Forceware 190.62 WHQL released
We have a new WHQL GeForce ForceWare driver available.
New in Release 190.62
- Adds WHQL support on Windows 7 for Microsoft
Photo's ATI Juniper (Radeon HD 5850) surface
Some photo's leaked of what appears to be ATI new mainstream RV870 (Radeon 5850) graphcis card.
ATI's DX11 class Evergreen family will contain five products. Since the flagship X2 version is made up of two GPUs, there are four code-names assigned for the initial product lineup.
ATI to launch DX11 cards in USA at USS Hornet carrier
Ahw shoot ! We are in the EMEA region and so will go to London.
USA press however will get an invite from ATI (AMD) for the press announcement which be held at a very unique loaction, at the USS Hornet aircraft carrier -- which turned into a museum and opened to the public.
The unveiling will of course be about ATI's 40nm DX11" Evergreen" series graphics cards. But man, man what a brilliant location.
NVIDIA new Power of 3 plan released
Interesting slides, when Intel is officially releasing LGA 1156 processors and P55 motherboards, NVIDIA will market it as their new Power of 3 plan.
It's the weirdest slide deck really as two out of the three parts come from Intel not NVIDIA, namely the LGA1156 processor and P55 chip, and P55 will not be the most enthusiast hardware really, especially with SLI in mind.
The P55 will have support for only 2x8 PCIe lanes if you use SLI, for more additional lanes motherboard manufacturers will have to purchase an additional NF200 switch chip .. which will never happen in the mainstream segment.
Anyway, have a look at some of the slides:
Free Batman: Arkham Asylum PC game w/ GeForce
Crysis 2 Movies Teaser Nanosuit
Logitech Announces Two New Mice Featuring Darkfield Technology
NVIDIA Windows 7 DX Compute presentation
Well, it's not exactly a secret that DX11 will come along with the new compute shader. NVIDIA held a presentation which shows huge performance gains Windows 7 machine is aided with an NVIDIA graphics processor.
Mind you that this will be the same for any DX11 class graphics adapter, and maybe even some DX 10 class graphics cards ;)
Go check out the thumbnails.
Razer Announces 17-key mouse for MMO Players
Over at Cologne, Germany, Gamescom is going strong, and companies like Razer are not letting the time slip by without some kind of announcement. In the case of Razer, they had a doozie lined up for this conference: a 17-key mouse, that looks like some kind of futuristic toy, which is called the Naga. It
Bose QuietComfort 15 boasts new noise-reduction tech
The revamped system utilizes microphones placed on both the outside and inside of the earcup, enabling more effective measurements to produce the opposing cancellation signal. Along with the improvements to active cancellation, Bose also integrates new materials to enhance the passive noise reduction.
Like the company's other QuietComfort headphones, the QC15 integrates TriPort venting that is claimed to increase low-frequency output without artificially boosting the audio signal. Users can also remove the cable to take advantage of the noise cancellation without listening to audio.
Power is provided by a single AAA battery, similarly to the QC2, instead of the proprietary rechareable battery of the QC3. Bose claims the battery life extends to 35 hours, while a green LED begins flashing through the last five hours.
The QC15 will replace the QC2 model, while retaining the same retail price of $300. Customers will be able to purchase the headphones beginning August 20th.
Resident Evil 5 PC trailer out
A new trailer on Resident Evil 5 PC trailer out. The PC version of the game has new costumes and an improved mercenaries mode with three times as many enemies. The PC version will be released on September 18th.
BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC LE review
As such BFG released two products based on CoolIT's cooling; here at Guru3D we will test and review the BFG GeForce GTX 295 H2OC (limited edition), that's a self-contained easy to install liquid cooling solution preinstalled onto the GeForce GTX 295 filled with coolant and everything; this kit has a 120mm fan, radiator, pump, graphics card cooling block, tubing and reservoir all ready to be inserted into the PC for some tender love and care in your gaming experience.
Come on out to play and read the full in-depth review at this URL.
OCZ launches Zee USB 2.0 Flash Drive
OCZ Technology Group today introduced the Zee USB 2.0 flash drive, handy for users seeking a simple and portable way to tote their multi-media files and documents. For the on-the-go student, gamer, or professional, the OCZ Zee is the ideal companion for a busy digital lifestyle at an affordable price point.
Noctua Provides Free LGA-1156 Compatibility Kit
Noctua today announced the impending availability of its new NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit that adds support for Intel's upcoming LGA-1156 based Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" CPUs. Compatible with all Noctua CPU coolers since 2005, the new SecuFirm2 kit will be supplied to Noctua users free of charge after uploading a proof of purchase on Noctua's website.
"Back in 2006 when AMD introduced the AM2 socket, we started providing free mounting kits because we think that product and service quality should always go hand in hand", explains Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "We've continued this tradition when Intel presented LGA1366 and we'll stick to our policy for LGA-1156 as well. We always like to think of our coolers as safe long-term investments, and even if you bought one of our first models four years ago, you'll still be able to upgrade it to the latest socket technology free of charge."
Designed to combine outstanding reliability, optimal contact pressure and easy, straightforward installation, Noctua's enthusiast-grade SecuFirm2 mounting systems meet the highest demands in safety, performance and ease-of-use. The new NM-I3 kit supports the upcoming LGA-1156 based Core i5 and Core i7 (Lynnfield) CPUs as well as socket LGA-1366 and LGA-775 processors, thus also serving as the successor of the previous upgrade kit for LGA-1366.
The new NM-I3 kit is backwards compatible with all Noctua CPU coolers since 2005 and can be ordered free of charge via Noctua's website. A proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket 1156 mainboard or socket 1156 CPU are required. The new mounting kit will also be available in stores at a low service charge.
For more information, visit this page.
Creative launchesInspire S2 Speaker System
The Creative Inspire S2 combines decent sound in a an okay design which fits snugly into small spaces, making it the perfect companion for your notebook, MP3 player or as simple desktop speakers.
Expect exceptional audio clarity from its two high-quality speakers and the highly efficient Creative DIRECT-THROW subwoofer which delivers dynamic mid-bass, bringing your music to life!. Each satellite speaker is just slightly larger than the size of a tennis ball, yet it delivers full-bodied audio uncommon in speakers of this size and class. A convenient control knob on the subwoofer allows the bass level to be easily adjusted to suit personal preferences or room conditions. The Creative Inspire S2 speaker system comes with dual inputs conveniently located on the satellite speaker - a Line-In input for connecting to notebooks or desktops, and a gain-adjusted AUX-In input for connecting to low-powered handheld music devices.A Headphone-Out connection caters to private listening. Combining these convenient features together with innovative audio technology and a small footprint certainly makes the Creative Inspire S2 speaker system a perfect companion for notebooks, MP3 players or desktops. The Creative Inspire S2 speaker system is currently available for approximately $79.00.