Corsair debuts mainstream SSDs with new JMicron controller
Breaking away from the initial limitations. Corsair officially introduced its Reactor SSDs, these disks feature the new JMicron JMF612 controller and are available in 60GB and 120GB capacities. The specifications reveal read speeds of up to 250MB/s for both models and write speeds of up to 110MB/s for the 60GB model and up to 170MB/s for the 120GB version.
JMicron has a bit name in the SSD market because its controllers suffered from stutter issues, but Corsair points out that the new JMF612 incorporates 128MB of DDR2 cache for stuffer-free performance. The 60GB and 120GB Reactor are listed online for $185 and $350, respectively.
Additionally, Corsair also introduced the Nova series. The Nova Series SSDs are created with the Indilinx BarefooT controller, which provides the storage units with a cache memory of 64MB. The line is, at least for now, composed of two models, namely one with 64GB of storage and one with 128GB. These two devices both have a maximum read speed of 270MB/s. This transfer rate is significantly superior to that of not just hard drives, but also certain other existing SSDs. As for writing, the maximum speed is, predictably, lower for the drive with smaller capacity. As such, the 64GB Nova SSD can reach 130MB/s, whereas the 128GB version can achieve 190MB/s.
Both the Reactor and Nova series have support for TRIM in Windows 7 and are backed by a two-year warranty.
ATI Catalyst 10.2 hotfix mouse cursor issues
- Resolves the issue when the game hangs/freezes after applying DX11 from within the game when using: ATI Radeon
GPU shortage will drives prices up
Although TSMC recently said the defect density of its 40nm technology has already dropped from 0.3-0.4 per square inch to 0.1-0.3, the sources pointed out that the improvement in overall yield still needs more time before catching up with market demand.
To maintain gross margins from the increased cost created by the GPU shortages and rising DRAM quotes, graphics card makers including Asustek Computer, Micro-Star International (MSI), Gigabyte Technology and Tul are planning to increase prices of their products by 5-10%, according to market sources.
Realtek HD Audio 2.43 Driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista 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 R2.43
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
New God of War 3 Footage
Guru3D Rig of the Month February 2010
Guru3D Rig of the Month February 2010
Each month here at Guru3D.com we feature one of you guys, your PC, your DIY project. It is quite honestly amazing how much detail and dedication you put into an PC, and every now and then it really shows. We had a LOT of entries coming in in the past 5 weeks, thank you very much for that. Out of the fifteen most original we in the end randomly picked one.
Leenux (Edwin) PC is the the Rig of The Month February 2010. Meet the man at the age of 33, he has been a Guru3D aficionado for four years (!) already digging through our articles, he shares our passion of building nice PCs.
Check out the man's rig right here.
Team Guru3D overclocker pours LN2 on hexacore processor gets to 5700 MHz
Our in-house mad scientist and 'Stig' like personality (without the helmet) under codename Bodar recently picked up a Hexa-core / 6-core Xeon based processor. With Intel's Gulftown in close vicinity we therefore asked Bodar to show us some performance numbers and then poor a few liters if Liquid Nitrogen on the processor to see how deep it will go.
Bodar will take you through some low-level game benchmarks to show performance differences in-between 2, 4 and 6 CPU cores. Then use liquid nitrogen on the setup and will take this hexa-core processor towards 5800 MHz with Hyper Threading enabled. He ended at 5724 MHz for table PI scores and for the Futuremark benchmark sessions roughly got pure 5400 MHz love on all six cores.
Here's a hint, he got a 41277 3DMark Vantage score.
Don't get scared with what you are about to see .. Latest famous words from this extraordinary dude:
" I broke so many 5870's so I couldn't finish all my LN2 stuff but I'll be back! I haven't posted this in the forum yet cause I wanted you to check it out. here you go. I think 38,810 is number 4 overall in 3dmark 06.. Could have done a lot better if I had a chance to overclock the cards but unfortunately so many died."
Great work Bodar ! Keep em coming man. Should you like give props to Bodar, please do so in this thread.
MSI Radeon HD 5830 Twin Frozr II
Msi launched their Radeon HD 5830 aS WELL, claiming it's the coolest Radeon HD 5830 on the market. The card uses the Twin Frozr II cooler, which should cut temperatures by up to 12
PowerColor offers overclocked Radeon HD 5830
PowerColor introduces the PCS+ Radeon HD 5830, this model is overclocked a tiny bit to 825MHz core and 1050MHz memory.
HIS 5830 iCooler V Turbo and Standard
HIS introduced a standard and overclocked version of the Radeon HD 5830. The standard card has a 800MHz GPU and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4000MHz, while the overclocked model features a 840MHz GPU and 4400MHz memory. Both models are bundled with a Modern Warfare 2 coupon, which will also be bundled with the company's other 5800 iCooler V series graphics cards.
Today HIS unleashed the revolutionary new HIS RadeonTM HD 5830 iCooler V 1GB GDDR5 Turbo and Standard version. Combined with the high performance dual slot iCooler V and stellar overclocking performance, it delivers most affordable high performance graphics with ATI Eyefinity technology supported. Prepare to plug in for a ridiculously immersive HD gaming experience unlike anything you've ever seen!
iCooler V features a high performance dual slot cooler. It comes with excellent cooling setup, which transfer heat effectively from the GPU to the internal fins around the central fan. Thanks to the elegant design and smoothness of iCooler fan shroud, massive amount of cool air is drawn from the central cooler to cool down the internal fins directly.
Heat from the 5830 GPU can rapidly transfer through specially designer fansink to fins that extend beyond the cooler. The optimized iCooler V fan shroud design allows airflow to pass in and out and removes heat effectively.
Powered by the top-of-the-line 5830 GPU, HIS RadeonTM HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 accelerates PC gaming with nearly 1.79 TFLOPS computing power! Running at 840MHz core clock speed and 4.4Gbps memory clock speed (800/4Gbps for Standard), the HIS RadeonTM HD 5830 Turbo ensure extreme game play at high resolutions and maximum settings, and deliver full support for Microsoft DirectX
Few GeForce GTX 470/480 cards at launch
The colleagues over at DigiTimes reports thats second-tier graphics card makers are unlikely to start shipping large volumes of NVIDIA Fermi based graphics cards until April, which matches to what we have been sayin.
XFX and PNY are apparently already confirmed to be among the first wave of GeForce GTX 470/480 card manufacturers, with prices expected to be around $499.99 and $679.99 respectively.
Second-tier graphics card makers are unlikely to start mass shipments of their Nvidia GeForce GTX 480/470-based (Fermi) graphics cards until April despite that Nvidia plans to announce the GPU on March 26 since most of the them have not yet received complete reference board designs, according to sources from graphics card makers.
The sources expect Nvidia will give supply priority to first-tier makers or makers that only produce Nvidia cards. Makers including XFX and PNY are already offering pre-orders for these upcoming cards with GTX 480 priced at around US$679.99 and GTX 470 at about US$499.99.
Some market watchers originally expected AMD to drop its graphics card price to counter the launch of Nvidia's new cards, but since the prices of Nvidia cards are higher than AMD's existing cards, watchers now believe any price war between the two chip makers is unlikely to start until after May.
ASUS ROG Ares spotted
Last month we already mentioned that ASUS is working on a new 'Mars' like product, it turns out thje be the ASUS ROG Ares.
The most interesting fact is that the product is no longer be based on NVIDIA chips, yet would be a Radeon 5870 X2 (5970) model. ASUS would use up all available stream processors (2x1600) and then opposed to the 5970 use normal clocks.
- Normal clocks: (725/1000 MHz core/memory)
- Expected Mars 5870 clocks: (850/1200 MHz).
Now in real-life ladies and gentlemen .. this would just be an overclocked Radeon HD 5970 or simply the R5970 in Crossfire -- but likely with some more memory and a price tag over inflated.
It will be interesting to see though as ASUS would use a custom PCB with new VRM control and much needed power phases. The card will come packked with 4GB of graphics memory and should be able to get a X14104 3DMark Vantage score. Here's a photo courtesy of Muropaketti.
MSI launches R5870 Lightning
MSI unveiled R5870 Lightning Graphics Card with 15-phase Power Design
【Taipei-Taiwan】World-renowned graphics card and mainboard brand-manufacturer MSI has officially launched a new generation of the Lightning series, the R5870 Lightning. Not only are top-quality components used in the design, but the following features are also included: exclusive all Hi-c CAP for GPU power, 15-phase power design, two 8-pin external power connectors, special PCB design called LPL (Lightning Power Layer), Twin Frozr II Thermal design with 8mm SuperPipe technology
Sony STR-DN1010 AV 3D Compatible Audio/Video receiver
Well, it's only a compatible HDMI 3D pass-through but still. Sony STR-DN1010 AV is the first A/V receiver from Sony capable of supporting 3-D audio and video. Featuring HDMI 1.4 3D pass-through technology, ample high-definition connectivity and compatibility with all of the latest Blu-ray Disc audio formats, the new Sony STR-DN1010 AV receiver is designed to create a simple solution for controlling any high-definition or 3D capable home theater.
The 7.1 channel STR-DN1010 AV receiver features full high-definition 1080/24p support and seven HD inputs in total (four HDMI and three component) allowing for connection to a wide variety of HD devices. The receiver
Intel's Six-Core Core i7-980X Gulftown Listed
Looks like an official release of Intels Gulftown 6-core processor is getting closer.
This CPU will be based on the Nehalem architecture and will be followed by two others, namely the toned-down 970 and another Extreme Edition, currently slated for the first quarter of 2011. Suggesting that the official launch date of the first such chip is not too far off, the upcoming Intel Core i7-980GX Extreme Edition, otherwise known as Gulftown, has started being listed in Europe.
The 32nm process technology-based CPU is listed at various prices, but in each instance it shows specifications ready to take the performance of any system to new levels. One of the most noticeable elements is the clock speed, which, despite usually being lower for multi-core processors, is of no less than 3.33 GHz. The Gulftown has 12 threads, 6.4GT/s QPI, a 130W TDP and 12MB of L3 cache memory.
With the launch of the Gulftown, Intel will take the lead in marketing six-core processors, Advanced Micro Devices is expected to release their Thuban hexacore chip maybe in late April. The processor from Intel has been listed on multiple European websites, with one of the lower price tags found to be of 963.40 Euro. This is the equivalent of roughly $1,297. Still, this price will likely go down after the processor's official launch, considering the high likelihood of the Santa Clara company targeting the US$999 price point [via softpedia]
Scythe Yasya CPU cooler photo
PCG Hardware stumbled into Scythe's upcoming Yasya processor coolers, wll at least photo's. This new unit features six heatpipes and aluminum fins that are cooled by a 120mm fan. The heatsink measures 130mm x 108mm x 159mm and weighs 848g. It's compatible with the Intel LGA775/1156/1366 processors, and should soon be available in retail stores for about $35 to $40.
Flash 10.1 beta 3 adds GMA 500 and Broadcom Crystal HD support
Adobe rolled out Flash 10.1 Beta 3, this new update adds acceleration support for the Intel GMA 500 and Broadcom Crystal HD. You can download the latest beta here.
This is a developer prerelease version of the Adobe
Radeon HD 5830 review
Radeon HD 5830 review
We test the Radeon HD 5830. So where then was still a gap in the market for ATI ? Well, in-between the Radeon HD 5770 and Radeon 5850 there is room for another product. A product that would cost roughly 250 USD and performance wise would sit in-between the aforementioned graphics cards.
So here's what ATI did, they took the sweet Radeon HD 5850, disabled three a whole lot of shader processors and ROP engines, fooled around with the clocks a little and that's what is being released today as the Radeon HD 5830.
Check out the Guru3D review right here.