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Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011
Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal-computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday at the age of 56.
His family, in a statement released by Apple, said Mr. Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family."
The company didn't specify the cause of death. Mr. Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and several years ago received a liver transplant. In August, Mr. Jobs stepped down as chief executive, handing the reins to longtime deputy Tim Cook.
During his more than three-decade career, Mr. Jobs transformed Silicon Valley as he helped turn the once-sleepy expanse of fruit orchards into the technology industry's innovation center. In addition to laying the groundwork for the industry alongside others like Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, Mr. Jobs proved the appeal of well-designed products over the power of technology itself and transformed the way people interact with technology.
eVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified review
eVGA released the GeForce GTX 580 Classified. It is released in three flavors, the 'regular' version with air cooling, a liquid cooled version and then for the 0.000000001% of pro overclockers a kit with LN2 sub-zero cooling pots.
In-between these models you can opt for 1.5 and 3 GB versions as well. The card tested today comes with a funky dual-slot cooling design based on an 8 cm fan. eVGA overhauled the PCB design and wanted just the best on it so you'll spot a customized VRM and 14+3 phase design.
Read the full article right here.
AC Ryan launch VEOLO, Android-powered Hub for your TV
AC Ryan launched VEOLO, a device designed for digital entertainment that combines apps, internet, and a media streamer, all on your TV.
VEOLO is is powered by an ARM Cortex A9 1GHz processor, it has 512MB DDR3 and it is based on the Android 2.2 Froyo platform. It comes with a built-in web browser and Java and Flash support and allows you to stream your library of music, movies and photos in Full HD with Gigabit 1000Mbps wired LAN. VEOLO also includes built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN. A 3-in-1 Remote Control also comes standard with VEOLO.
The built-in web browser includes Java support which allows you to view your favourite Flash-based websites and stream videos from the comfort of your sofa, lounge or bean bag. Streaming your library of music, movies and photos in Full HD is great with the built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection. VEOLO also sports built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN, powered by an ARM Cortex A9 1GHz processor and includes on-board 512MB DDR3.
AC Ryan include a 3-in-1 remote control as standard with the VEOLO which ensures the VEOLO is a premium product with maximum features an unrivalled user experience. All the functionality of a keyboard and mouse, wireless motion controller and standard remote control, packed into a single, stylish, uncluttered remote control. VEOLO will be available on store shelves in November 2011 at a Suggested Retail Price of US $279.
- Internet TV web browser, with HTML5, Adobe Flash & Chrome V8 java script support
- Apps and Widgets via AndroidPIT
- Full HD Network Media Streamer, with the most format support
- VEOLO 3-in-1 Remote Control, incl. QWERTY keyboard and wireless pointer
- Gigabit 10/100/1000Mbps wired LAN and Built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n
- 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 with Floating Point Unit
- JAVA Hardware Acceleration
- 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration Engine with OpenGL ES support
- 512MB DDR3 Memory
- 4GB NAND Flash Memory for OS and Apps installation
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- HDMI 1.3
- 2x USB2.0 Host
- SD/SDHC up to 32GB
- Wired Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
- Built-in Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
- SAMBA Client / SAMBA Server / NFS Client / FTP Client
- Dolby Digital downmix to stereo and 5.1 pass-through
- DTS downmix to stereo and 5.1 pass-through
- AAC / FLAC / MKA / MP3 / OGG / WAV / WMA / MPEG 1/2/4 / MP2 / M4A RA-COOK / RA-Lossless / DRA / RealAudio 4/5/6/8/9/10 / TTA / AC3 / APE
- DivX3 / Xvid / H.263 / H.264 (MPEG4 P10, AVC, x264) / VC-1 (WMV9, WVC1)
- VP6 / RealVideo 8/9/10 (RV30, RV40) / x264 / DIV2 / AVS / SVQ1 / SVQ3
- RV10 / RV20 / MPEG 1/2/4 (DivX 4/5/6, Xvid, MPEG4Visual) / MSMPEG4V1
- MSMPEG4V2 / WMV1(WMV7) / WMV2(WMV8)
- ASF / AVI / DAT / FLV / M2T / M2TS / MKV / MOV / MP4 / MPG / MPEG / RM RMVB / TP / TRP / TS / VOD / WMV /
PowerColor releases THE DEVIL 13 HD6970
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today reveals the ultimate edition of the HD6970: Devil 13 HD6970. Designed to fulfill the most demanding HD titles, the Devil 13 HD6970 has default clock settings at 880MHz core speed and 1375MHz memory speed. An OC switch means gamers can easily increase 10% frequencies to 960Mhz core and 1425Mhz memory, boosting up gaming performance to the next level.
Solidly-Built Components Onboard
The Devil 13 HD6970 is built with solid components; including 12 phases design, direct FET, high current power beat and proadlizer, enhancing the power frequency and offering superb stability and reliability voltage for GPU with minimum conduction losses and lower temperatures at load. These components deliver the steadiest and most secure power to boost for gaming performance.
Devil13 Exclusive Design
The Devil 13 HD6970 includes voltage measurement points for gamers to measure and monitor the GPU voltage by multimeter. The Devil 13 is also pimped out with LED lighting signals that show the working status of current GPU, delivering a stylish experience while gaming.
High Efficiency Thermal Solution
The Devil 13 HD6970 is equipped with two ultra large 92mm cooling fans, providing 60% better air flow than normal 80mm fan. With 4x 8
Corsair rolls out 8GB Vengeance and Value Select DDR3 modules
Corsair introduced its first 8GB DDR3 memory modules. There's a 8GB Vengeance module that runs at 1600MHz with 10-10-10-27 timings at 1.5V, and also a 8GB Value Select edition that runs at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.5V.
Corsair Vengeance: High Performance and Overclockability
The new 8GB Vengeance DDR3 memory operates at 1.5V for compatibility with the new 2nd generation Intel
AMD Catalyst 11.9 [RAGE Driver] (8.892.3 October 3)
AMD has compiled a performance driver for Rage, you can download it over here. The company claims significant performance gains, but it's only for Radeon HD 5000/6000 cards and only for Windows 7, both 32 and 64-bit are supported.
AMD Catalyst Rage Performance Driver Features:
- Significant performance gains for single GPU configurations
- Compatible with AMD Radeon
Intel 32nm Atom chips get specifications
Here are the official specifications of Intel's new 32nm "Cedarview" Atom processors. Here's an overview, the CPU frequency range refers to Burst Mode, which is a Turbo-like feature.
- D2500: 1.86 - 2.13GHz clockspeed, 400MHz GPU, 10W TDP
- D2700: 2.13 - 2.4GHz clockspeed, 640MHz GPU, 10W TDP
- N2600: 1.6 - 1.86GHz clockspeed, 400MHz GPU, 3.5W TDP
- N2800: 1.86 - 2.13GHz clockspeed, 640MHz GPU, 6.5W TDP
Fusion-io ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo
Fusion-io reveals the ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo, a new series of high-end storage solutions for application acceleration and data center optimization. The fastest model is the 1.2TB ioDrive2 Duo, it offers SLC NAND flash memory with a max read speed of 3GB/s, max write speed of 2.6GB/s, read IOPS of 702,000 and write IOPS of 937,000. The ioDrive2 Duo also offers a 2.4TB MLC model, while the regular ioDrive2 series offers 400GB and 600GB units with SLC flash and 365GB, 785GB and 1.2TB editions with MLC. Pricing starts at $5,950.
Fusion-io, Inc., (NYSE: FIO) pioneer of shared data decentralization, today announced the next evolution of its ioMemory platform for powering application acceleration and data center optimization. The company that broke performance barriers, brought you the first enterprise MLC products, dramatically enhanced reliability metrics for enterprise flash, and redefined server side flashhas done it all over again with the new ioDrive2 and ioDrive2 Duo.
Cooler Master Silent Pro Hybrid PSU with fanless mode
Cooler Master introduces the Silent Pro Hybrid, a new power supply series with 80Plus Gold certification. The units are available in 850W, 1050W and 1300W editions, they promise silent operation and are the first power supplies to offer a fanless mode when system load is under 200W.
Cooler Master, an industry leading chassis, thermal solution, peripheral, and accessory manufacturer, is proud to announce a world
RAGE - Launch Trailer
RAGE is now available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC.
Apple Announces iPhone 4S
Apple today revealed details about the next-generation iPhone, which is called the iPhone 4S. The design of the device is similar to the iPhone 4, but Apple claims that the inside is all new. It will run on Apple's A5 dual-core 1GHz processor, and will include dual-core graphics performance, which Apple says is seven times faster than the previous iPhone. The iPhone 4S comes in black and white. It will cost $199 for 16GB, $299 for 32GB, and $399 for 64GB. The iPhone 4 8GB will be available in black and white for $99. The iPhone 3GS 8GB will be available for free. Pre-orders start on October 7, and the device will be available October 14.
iPhone 4S. Outside the same, inside all different. A5 chip inside, dual-core graphics up to 7x faster than iPhone 4.
- Mike Capps from Epic Games on stage for demo. Showing off Infinity Blade 2.
- Phil back on stage. iPhone 4S battery has 8 hours of 3G talk time, 6 hours 3G browsing.
- Wireless system updated. Stainless steel band with two antennas, switch intelligently between them.
- Data speed twice as fast...14.4 Mbps HSDPA. It's what competitors call 4G.
- World phone...both CDMA and GSM in one phone.
- New camera system. iPhone 4 is top camera on Flickr. We wanted to make the 4S better than point and shoot.
- Eight megapixels...3264x2448. Backside illuminated sensor...73% more light per pixel than iPhone 4. 33% faster capture. Hybrid IR filter, better color accuracy and uniformity. Five element lens, 30% more sharpness, f/2.4 aperture. Face detection, better white balance, and fast photos.
- Time to first photo: 1.1 seconds. Half a second for next shot.
- Schiller demoing photos taken with iPhone 4S. 1080p HD video recording, video image stabilization, noise reduction. Wrapping up camera discussion.
- AirPlay mirroring. Gaming on the TV screen...wired or wireless.
- iPhone 4S pricing: $199 16 GB, $299 32 GB, $399, 64 GB, with contract. Black and white versions available.
- 8 GB iPhone 4 at $99, 8 GB iPhone 3GS free.
Auzentech Cappuccino EX Sneak Peek
The audio market is constantly expanding and evolving with new products for the internal and external market places. We always do what we can to bring our readers the latest and greatest information on upcoming audio products for their audio systems. So without further delays, lets get to the good stuff shall we?
Today, from the Guru3D Audio Lab we have our latest exclusive sneak peek of the Auzentech Cappuccino EX external USB 2.0 audio interface.
Read the preview here.
AMD Bulldozer FX-Series Launch Date Confirmed
US-based computer retailer Micro Center has confirmed the launch date of AMD's next-generation FX-Series processors based on the high-performance Bulldozer architecture, which are expected to arrive on October 12.
"AMD is launching their new AM3+ FX series processors on 10/12/11. We currently have a number of AM3 + compatible motherboards in stock. These motherboards will support the new AM3 + FX processors as well as legacy AM3 processors."
The initial launch will include six FX-Series processors, four of them featuring eight processing cores while the two other include six and respectively four cores.
The fastest of these upcoming chips is called the FX-8150 and it sports a base frequency of 3.6GHz, a maximum Turbo frequency of 4.2GHz, 8MB of Level 2 cache memory, and has a TDP of 125W.
Right bellow this CPU stands the FX-8120 that also packs eight processing cores and other similar features, but comes clocked at 3.1GHz (4GHz in Turbo mode).
The FX-8120 will also be the only AMD FX-Series processor to be available in two different SKUs, one featuring a 125W TDP while the other is a 95W part.
The three remaining processors are the FX-8100, which has a base frequency of 2.8GHz and a maximum Turbo frequency of 3.7GHz, the six-core FX-6100 with a 3.3GHz base speed, 3.8GHz Turbo and 6MB of Level 2 cache memory and the quad-core FX-4100, which is clocked at 3.6GHz and can reach 3.8GHz when Turbo Core is active.
Intel X79 Chipset is $20 (15) More Expensive than X58
Those of you that have been keenly waiting for Intel to release the high-performance LGA 2011 platform should get ready to shell out more money out of your pockets as the chip maker has raised the price of the X79 chipset significantly over that of the previous X58 as softpedia states:
Intel has reportedly set the price of its upcoming X79 Express chipset for LGA 2011 motherboards somewhere in the region of $70 US (
Corsair has bad batch of H100 coolers
Corsair confirmed that some of its Hydro Series H100 watercooling solutions have fan controller issues. The company says the problems are limited to units with lot code 11359403, details on how to fix the issue can be found at Corsair.
We have seen a number of posts by people who are having problems using the fan controller on their H100. If you are having similar problems, this post will give you some guidance on how to get the issue resolved.
First of all, we have posted an article on our web site about the H100 performance profiles and how they are used. You can find this article here.
If you are convinced the performance profiles are not working correctly, please read the following:
We have identified an issue with some of the components included in a small number of H100 units with lot code 11359403 only. You can find your lot code on the printed label on your H100 box. If you have this lot code, test your installed unit while the system is running by pressing the profile change button. If you push the profile button on the top of the cooling unit and the indicator lights change, but the fan noise remains the same, we recommend contacting Corsair technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange for some replacement parts that will correct this problem.
However, if you push the profile button on the top of the cooling unit and the indicator lights DO NOT change, you may try one of two steps:
You can reset the firmware on the unit, which in many cases will solve the problem, or
You can contact Corsair customer service and arrange for an advance replacement (credit card required) of your unit.
To reset the firmware, use the following procedure:
1. While the computer is running, hold down the profile button for approximately five seconds
2. Wait one minute, while the unit continues to run
3. Shut down your computer
4. Press and hold the profile button for five seconds while turning on the power to your computer.
If resetting the firmware does not fix the issue, or if the issue re-occurs, please contact customer service to arrange for a replacement unit. Begin this replacement process using the RMA Link that is on the left sidebar of every forum page.
Intel Sandy Bridge-E to get C2 stepping after launch
Intel's Sandy Bridge-E will get a C2 stepping likely sometime near the very end of the year. This new stepping will fix issues with VT-d, vr-zone:
We knew that Intel's Sandy Bridge-E chips were big and complicated to make, but what we didn't expect was that Intel was going to continuously keep running into problems. The current C1 stepping is apparently having problems with VT-d, not a major issue for most consumers' maybe, but it's a huge problem when it comes to Xeon chips and as such Intel is working on the C2 stepping to fix this "errata".
The only good news here for Intel, if you look at that way, is that its current Extreme Edition CPU's don't support VT-d, neither does the Sandy Bridge K-SKU CPU's, so as far as the consumer platform is concerned it looks like there won't be any further delays, but the initial batch should be C1 stepping rather than C2. The C1 stepping should be in production by now, or by the latest by next week, although we don't know when Intel will kick off production of the C2 stepping, but it's very possible it won't be until next year as qualification samples of the C2 stepping isn't expected until the very end of the year
AMD Piledriver 10 percent faster than Bulldozer?
A leaked slide claimed to originate from AMD claims Bulldozer will be succeeded by Piledriver. Dubbed FX Next, this next-gen chip is claimed to offer a 10 percent increase in x86 performance compared to Bulldozer.
What's new in Piledriver? According to the slide, a 10% increase in x86 performance. Version 3.0 of Turbo Core is also on the menu, as are a couple of new instructions. FX Next will reportedly use the same AM3+ socket as the first wave of Bulldozer CPUs, so you should be able to pop it into existing motherboards.
The AMD slide suggests that FX Next will use the same 9-series chipsets that have been around since May. Those chipsets are actually just rebranded versions of AMD's old 8-series gear, which has been gracing motherboards for a year and a half now. That means no native USB 3.0 support and a slower 6Gbps SATA controller than competing Intel platforms. The 990FX does offer gobs of PCI Express 2.0 connectivity, but that's gonna look dated if PCIe 3.0 hardware starts popping up next year.