OCZ Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the UK Design Team and certain assets from PLX Technology, further strengthening the company
AMD Opteron 4200 series arrive
Check out the AMD Opteron 4200 series. It includes eight Valencia-based processors, four with six cores and another four with eight cores.
Like Opteron 4100 family, 4200 family is a mix of standard-, mid- and low-power microprocessors. The only known at this time low-power "Valencia" model is Opteron 4256 EE. This eight-core part runs at 2.5 GHz, and has 32 Watt Average CPU Power, which, we believe, corresponds to 35W TDP.
Two mid-power Opterons are six-core 4228 HE and eight-core 4274 HE. These processors come with 2.8 GHz and 2.5 GHz clock speeds, and they both boast 50W ACP (65W TDP).
All remaining models have 75 Watt ACP, or 95 Watt TDP. Opteron 4226, 4234 and 4238 have 6 CPU cores, and operate at 2.7 GHz, 3.1 GHz and 3.3 GHz. Opteron 4280 and 4284 have 8 cores, although their clock frequencies are lower, only 2.8 GHz and 3 GHz.
|Opteron 4226||6 cores||2.7 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4228 HE||6 cores||2.8 GHz||50 Watt|
|Opteron 4234||6 cores||3.1 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4238||6 cores||3.3 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4256 EE||8 cores||2.5 GHz||32 Watt|
|Opteron 4274 HE||8 cores||2.5 GHz||50 Watt|
|Opteron 4280||8 cores||2.8 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4284||8 cores||3 GHz||75 Watt|
Titan PCI slot VGA cooler
Titan introduced the TTC-SC07TZ(RB), a new PCI-slot VGA cooling solution that provides extra airflow to your graphics card. The product comes with two 95mm fans which can be controlled via a built-in fan speed controller, and the fans can be placed either vertically or horizontally.
Titan's cooler measures 265 x 39 x 147 mm, has a built-in fan speed controller, and is bundled with two 95mm Z-Axis bearing fans that work at 1000 to 1800 RPM (15 ~ 27.8 dBA sound output) and can be placed either vertically or horizontally to improve airflow. The TTC-SC07TZ(RB) also supports 6, 7 and 8 cm fans. Pricing is still unknown.
Might & Magic Heroes 6 - Tears Trailer
The world of Ashan is at war ! On October 13th, choose your allegiance...
ANNO 2070 - Military Trailer
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.