AMD CEO wants substancial job cuts
TechEye claims AMD's new CEO Rory Read hopes to turn the tide via a total restructuring and making some of the most substantial cuts to staff that the firm has seen.
Determined to make his mark on the outfit Read has been sharpening his axe and looking for necks to try it out on.
There have been rumours floating around that AMD is gearing up to give a load of executives the boot. However, TechEye deep throats have told us that the extent of cuts is likely to be more far ranging than a few of yesterday's CEO's pets. Read has his eye on a total restructuring, which is fairly likely to ruin a lot of people's Christmas, our source said.
There is no word on a time scale for this.
Rosewill BLACKHAWK-ULTRA chassis
Rosewill the leading hardware solution provider bringing the best choice in value, announced its newest member of Rosewill gaming and performance computer case family, BLACKHAWK-ULTRA.
The BLACKHAWK-ULTRA has all the features that made the original BLACKHAWK a success, including a great design, led fans, and full black interior. Where the BLACKHAWK-ULTRA is unique is with the space that is offered inside of this case, you will be able to mount HPTX or even a second power supply if needed.
- Type ATX Super Tower
- Color Black
- Case Material Steel
- With Power Supply No
- Power Supply Mounted Bottom
- Motherboard Compatibility ATX, SSI CEB, E-ATX, XL-ATX, HPTX
- With Side Panel Window No
- External 5.25" Drive Bays 3/4
- External 3.5" Drive Bays 1/0
- Internal 3.5" Drive Bays 10
- Expansion Slots 10
- Front Ports 2 x USB 3.0 / 2 x USB 2.0 / Audio In/Out(AC97, HD)
- 140mm Fans 2 x Front 140mm Red LED Fan (first layer)(pre-installed) / 2 x Front 140mm
- Red LED Fan (second layer)(pre-installed)
- 230mm Fans 2 x Top 230mm Red LED Fan(pre-installed) / or 3 x 120/140mm Fan(option) / 1 x
- Side 230mm Fan or 9 x 120mm Fan(option)
- Side Air duct No
- Dimensions(W x H x D) Front & top panels included - 240 x 635 x 660 mm (9.45
Alpenföhn Matterhorn Rev. B CPU cooler
NVIDIA Asking GeForce Owners To Send Cards In For Examination
According to this post in the NVIDIA tech support forums, the company has been able to reproduce (and fix) some of the BF3 and Windows Media Center bugs players have been experiencing but they are asking customers with TDR issues to send their cards to the company for examination.
I want to give everyone a quick update on some of the bugs mentioned in this thread:
1) Battlefield 3 bugs - So far we have been able to reproduce the major Battlefield 3 issues and have marked this as must fix for the upcoming driver in November.
2) Video Playback issue in Windows Media Center/Movie Maker/Media Player - This issue has been fixed and will definitively be included in the next driver release in November
3) R280.xx or later Firefox/IE9 TDR issue - We have ordered some of the retail graphics cards that have been mentioned in these threads to resolve this issue. However it would be of great help to us if anyone who is facing this problem can send us their graphics card to diagnose internally at our Santa Clara office since the cards we have been tested so far do not seem to show the TDR issues end users are reporting in this forum. We can pay for shipping both ways and I can probably get some free game codes to offer you for your time. Please PM if you would be willing to do so. You must be in the USA however since international shipping can complicate things.
Need for Speed The Run - Multiplayer Trailer
Are you ready for the most accessible online racing experience ever offered? Create a party with friends, pick a playlist of your favorite challenges and compete for supremacy across every stage of The Run.
You'll never have to wait in a lobby again even if you're joining a race in progress! By mastering all of the playlists you can level up and earn access to exclusive vehicles, upgrades and abilities with the Bonus Wheel.
The Sound of Skyrim Video
Noctua NH-D14 SE2011 for LGA2011
Noctua revealed their NH-D14 SE2011 cooler for Intel's upcoming Sandy Bridge-E series. The product will be available soon for 74.90EUR ($84.90). It's their 'older' NH-D14 cooler with new mounting kit really.
Noctua presented a new special edition of its award-winning NH-D14 cooler for the upcoming Intel LGA2011 X79 platform. Having received more than 250 awards and recommendations from the international press, Noctua's NH-D14 has become a benchmark in premium quality quiet cooling. The new SE2011 version is a special edition for Intel's soon to be released Core i7-3000 (Sandy Bridge-E) CPUs and comes equipped with Noctua's SecuFirm2
SilverStone PS07 micro-ATX chassis
This is SilverStone's Precision series PS07, a new all-black case for Micro-ATX, Mini-DTX and Mini-ITX motherboards. It will be available in Europe by mid-November for around 62 EUR (excl. VAT).
SilverStone's chassis measures 210 (W) x 374 (H) x 400 (D) mm, it weights 5.2 kg and features a couple of front placed USB 3.0 ports, two exposed 5.25-inch bays, one 2.5-inch and five 3.5-inch internal drive bays, a removable motherboard tray and top panel, and two pre-installed 120mm fans which are found in front and operate at 950 RPM (18 dBA sound output). A third 120mm fan can be added to the back of the case.
Intel eight-core Atom for servers?
Not a bad idea actually, there's this rumor that Intel may be working on an eight-core Atom for servers. The chip is reportedly based on the 22nm Silvermont Atom core, which is rumored to offer 20-25 percent better clock-for-clock performance than the current Atom. The codename of this eight-core Atom is said to be "Avadon" or "Abadon". Expected availability is 2013.
Silvermont is slated to be built using 22-nm process technology
Intel has 80.6% percent of x86 market
The latest x86 marketshare data from research firm Mercury Research indicates that Intel is at the first spot with 80.6 percent, 0.3 percent more than the same period the year before, while AMD held 18.8 percent, a gain of 0.5 percent.
Mercury Research calculated that CPU shipments went up 5% year-over-year in the third quarter. The market research firm also said that the average selling price for PC CPUs was $107
Biostar TPower X79 motherboard
Be warned, it's a sad looking thing,though taste does differ of course. Here are some details and photos of the forthcoming Biostar TPower X79 motherboard, thanks TPU:
The CPU is powered by an 8-phase DuraMax VRM with active phase control and direct FETs. It draws power from two 8-pin EPS connectors, apart from the 24-pin ATX and an optional 4-pin Molex for PCIe slot stability. Apart from a strong VRM, the board makes use of POSCAP capacitors in the CPU area, and a high-quality clock generator. The VRM and chipset heatsinks are connected with a 6 mm heat pipe, the heatsinks are made of a ceramic surface material for better dissipation. The CPU is wired to just four DDR3 DIMM slots, one per channel, which shouldn't be an issue for overclockers. It gives you shorter memory traces. Apart from JEDEC speeds of up to DDR3-1600 MHz, the board supports DDR3-2400 MHz by overclocking.
Skyrim Behind The Scenes Preview
ASUS Radeon HD 6770 DirectCU Silent review
Today we look at the ASUS Radeon HD 6770 DirectCU Silent edition. An entry level product series for gamers based on a juniper graphics core that still can flex its muscle. The x-factor for this particular product however is that its completely passively cooled, what should be a relatively small card .. ends up like the USS enterprise in terms of size and design.
Check out the review here.
Battlefield 3 Sells 5 Million Units Its First Week
Electronic Arts Inc. today announced that based on internal estimates, Battlefield 3 has sold through five million units in the first week globally, making it the fastest-selling game in EA's history. The outstanding retail performance is driven by critic's reviews averaging above 85 on console and above 90 on PC.* Word-of-mouth from gamers is also driving sales
ECS Outs Intel H61 Motherboard with SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0
Since the H61 platform controller hub (PCH) doesn't come with support for USB 3.0 or SATA 6Gbps, the motherboard relies on third party controllers to deliver this functionality to its customers.
In the case of the H61H2-A2 Black Series, the two SATA 6Gbps ports present on the board are powered by an ASMedia ASM1061 chipset.
These are seconded by four SATA 3Gbps connectors driven by the Intel H61 PCH, which is also used for controlling the two PCI Express x1 as well as the two 32-bit PCI clots installed in ECS' latest creation.
In addition, the H61H2-A2 Black Series motherboard also features a full length PCI Express x16 slot for adding a discrete graphics card to the system.
A pair of DDR3 memory slots are also present and ECS states these can support up to 16GB of system memory when paired together with high-capacity 8GB DIMMs.
Moving to the board's I/O panel, we get all the basic ports and connectors that one would expect t osee in this type of motherboard, including DVI and VGA video outputs, four USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0 ports, a Gigabit Ethernet port, a pair of PS/2 ports and 5.1-channel audio thanks to the Realtek ALC662 HD audio codec.
An HDMI output is also provided, so users interested in building an HTPC system can go for the H61H2-A2 Black Series without any worries.
AMD's Unreleased FX-8100 CPU Makes Appearance
AMD introduced its first desktop processors based on the Bulldozer architecture on October 12, but by the end of this year the chip maker is expected to release a few other chips based on this architecture, including the FX-8100 which was just spotted in HP's Pavillion systems.
The new AMD processor is expected to be released later this quarter according to CPU World, and it include four Bulldozer modules for a total of eight computing cores.
These are coupled with a massive 8MB of L2 cache as well a with 8MB of Level 3 cache memory, while its base clock speed is set at 2.8GHz.
Like the rest of AMD's FX-Series processors, the FX-8100 also includes support for the Turbo Core technology that can automatically increase the the CPU frequency to 3.1GHz when all cores are in use or to 3.7GHz when four or fewer cores are loaded.
Support for the SSE4, AES-NI and AVX instruction sets is also featured, but the chip comes with a lower TDP that the rest of its eight-core Bulldozer siblings since it fits inside a 95W TDP.
On the HP Pavilion HPE h8z order page, the AMD FX-8100 is $80 (58 EUR) cheaper than the 8150 and the processor is also available in the Pavillion h8m desktop PC.
Foxconn Quantum Force X79 motherboard
Check out the final retail version of the Foxconn Quantum Force series X79 motherboard. The LGA2011 socket supports upcoming Core i7
Seagate simplifies HDD lineup, kills 5400RPM
Seagate has simplified its Barracuda desktop HDD lineup, from now on 1TB platters spinning at 7200RPM are the standard. The low-power 5400RPM models have been cancelled, with the company claiming that these models didn't deliver meaningful power savings for regular desktop users.
Seagate (NASDAQ:STX) is streamlining its flagship family of desktop drives under a single product that hones in on performance and big capacities to help satisfy the explosive growth in content creation and consumption by businesses and consumers worldwide. The new Barracuda