HIS Radeon HD 6970 Turbo FAN 2GB review
We have a look at a Radeon HD 6970 based on the reference design, yet the TURBO model from HIS as this R6970 comes factory clocked. Although we expected a little more in frequencies for a product tagged Turbo, this R6970 comes factory clocked at 900MHz and with a memory clock of 5,600MHz.
But ah well, we'll bring the card quite close to a nice manual overclock, and that my friends means added value on what seems to be a very interesting product. Check out the review right here.
ROCCAT Isku gaming keyboard
The ROCCAT Isku
GeForce Forceware 267.24 drivers available
This is a beta driver release from the Release 265 family of drivers (versions 265.xx to 269.xx). You can read more about this family of drivers on GeForce.com.
This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, 400, and 500-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs.
New in Release 267.24
- Adds 3D Vision support for Bulletstorm.
- Adds SLI support for Homefront.
- Improves compatibility with Dragon Age II.
- Fixes an issue where the NVIDIA control panel may not be accessible via the Windows desktop.
- Installs HD Audio driver version 188.8.131.52
- Installs PhysX System Software to version 9.10.0514
- Users without US English operating systems can select their language and download the International driver here.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
Crysis 2 Demo Download
Here's the long awaited demo for Crysis 2. You neead an account on www.mycrysis.com for multiplayer.
Matrox Announces Dual-Monitor KVM Extender
Matrox Graphics Inc. today unveiled the new Matrox Extio F2208 KVM extender, a remote graphics solution that separates the operator console (two displays plus five USB 2.0 ports for keyboard, mouse, and other HIDs) from the host system by up to 1 kilometer of fiber-optic cable. The dual-monitor Extio F2208 leverages its unique bus extension technology using a proprietary PCIe bus interface card to deliver raw, uncompressed data over the single- or multi-mode cable, enabling users to run applications at up to 2560x1600 per remote monitor with uncompromised workstation performance. Designed specifically for process control rooms, dispatch centers, and other mission-critical environments, the Extio F2208 is a stable and reliable I/O extension solution that allows the critical parts of the computer be kept in a separate, secure location.
The new Matrox Extio F2208 dual-display units join the previously announced Extio F2408 quad-display units in offering higher performance, expanded operating system support, and increased distance over the popular first generation Extio KVM extenders. Matrox Extio customers benefit from feature-rich Matrox PowerDesk desktop management software and passive cooling for silent operation and reliability, while at the same time eliminating hidden dropped frame issues experienced with compression-based KVM extension solutions.
Serious Sam 3 unveiled with new screenshots
Serious Sam 3: BFE is scheduled to launch on PC and unspecified consoles this summer, published by Devolver Digital. 16-player co-op and the usual hordes of bizarre and horrible monsters for Sam to mow down are promised, along with new enemies and melee moves.
- Frantic Arcade-Style Action - The calling card of the Serious Sam series, hold down the trigger and lay waste to a never-ending onslaught of attackers or face being overrun by Mental's savage beasts. No cover systems, no camping - it's just you and them. All of them.
- Mental's Fearsome Legions - A new battalion of unforgettable minions including the rumbling Scrapjack and towering Khnum join the legendary Headless Kamikaze, Gnaar and Sirian Werebull. Your days of mowing down zombie Nazi space pirates are over.
- Serious Melee Attacks - When an enemy slips by your wall of lead and pain, use one of the all-new innovative melee moves to drop an enemy right where they stand in the most violent way possible.
- Pure Multiplayer Mayhem - Play through the full campaign mode with up to 16 players or drop the gauntlet and let the heavy ordinance fly in versus modes like Deathmatch and Beast Hunt. This is the next level of Serious Sam multiplayer and all hell is about to break loose.
If you look at the screenshots you'll likely agree with me, the graphics look very good ..
.08% of Gmail users shut out of their accounts
Many thousands of Gmail users are waking up today to find their accounts disabled, completely wiped clean of emails and in some cases their contacts are missing.
Although some users have reported their accounts fully restored many are left stranded. Google says its engineers are busy working on the problem and have already helped out many of the affected users of their popular email service.
Gmail engineer Mike CH has said the disabling of certain accounts is just a temporary maintenance measure:
Over night we temporarily disabled access to some Gmail accounts due to a service disruption. The disables are in place to stop the account from changing whilst we make the necessary repairs.
Access to your accounts will be restored shortly. Whilst an account is disabled:
- You will be unable to sign in to any Google service.
- Mail sent to the account will bounce.
- Hosted content you own like blogs, sites, shared items in Google Reader and so on will be unavailable.
The message you see on sign-in may refer to you to Google terms of service, but this is a generic and incorrect message. You have not violated the terms of service and we
Intel announces 510 Series SSDs
The 510 series is being aimed at
PC game releases week Feb 28 March 7
This week sees the release of the second expansion for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II and Trion Worlds
Radeon HD 6990 Photo's Teaser
As you may know, AMD will be launching its next-generation flagship graphics product very soon
ASUS GTX580 DirectCU II SLI review
They customized the graphics card itself, overclocked it, allow even more tweaking and to top it off, they placed a three slot wide cooling solution on it. heck let's test two of these in an SLI setup. You can check out the entire article right here.
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 580 Super Overclock
GIGABYTE introduces a powerful new addition to its Super Overclock Series: GTX 580 SOC (GV-N580SO-15I). To qualify for Super Overclock Series, a GPU must go through GIGABYTE
MSI P67A-GD80 B3 Motherboard
MSI has released the latest board to support Inte's Sandy Bridge processors and aimed towards enthusiasts: the P67A-GD80 (B3) mainboard. Utilizing MSI's various P67's exclusive specifications and technologies, such as the Military Class II Components standard which symbolizes high quality and stability, the comprehensive OC Genie II one-touch overclocking system, the uEFI-based ClickBIOS technology, and the SuperCharger function that provide mobile devices with the optimal charging. It also has a built in 12 phase DrMOS power supply and 3 sets of PCI-E x16 2.0 expansion slots, providing a more stable power supply for overclocking and for support up to a maximum of three-way multi-GPU computing.
Military Class II Components
Zalman USB3.0 External H.D.D. enclosure series
Zalman is pleased to introduce its brand new USB3.0 External H.D.D. enclosure series.
New ZM-HE250 U3, ZM-HE350 U3 and ZM-HE350 U3E will make even largest files transfer possible with Ultra fast speed of 5Gbps.
As long as Motherboard supports USB3.0, then you can enjoy the cutting edge USB3.0 Speed with these new External H.D.D. Enclosures. In addition, elegant design looks would differentiate them from existing products in the market.
Apart from these new models, we will also release ZM-PC302 U3 PCI-e card to sever many users without USB3.0 port on their system. Regardless of any system you have, once it has PCI-e 1X slot, you just install our ZM-PC302 U3 on to your system to boost up your file transfer rate with ZM-HE250 U3 / HE350 U3 / HE350 U3E.
ZM-HE250 U3 / ZM-HE350 U3 / ZM-HE350 U3E
- USB3.0 Super speed � Max 5Gbps transfer speed
Icy Dock MB974SP-B 4-bay SAtA backplane
Introducing the new face of Icy Dock screw-less technology, the MB974SP-B 4-in-3 SATA Backplane. This product allows the user to install 4 x 3.5
Intel Z68 chipset to launch in May
Intel's Z68 chipset has reportedly entered production. According to some hints the first motherboards based on this new chipset will hit the market in May. The Z68 is aimed at enthusiasts, the chipset itself costs about $8 more than the P67.
Intel has started production of their Z68 chipset this week along with other Cougar Point SKUs like H61 and Q65. All of them are based on the new B3 stepping therefore the SATA port 2-5 issue is fixed before they hit the market. Judging from the specs, it seems Intel has catered Z68 specially for enthusiasts which allows better processor overclocking, discrete graphics support and SSD caching capability. With these enhancements, Intel has priced the Z68 chipset some US$8 higher than the P67 counterpart. The launch for the Z68 chipset is slated for first week of May
F.E.A.R. 3 'Behind the Scenes: Tone' Trailer
Guru3D Rig of the Month - February 2011
The DIY build of February 2011 is just freakishly nice, Meet Brunel, who works in the French military force. He modified his PC very extreme, very nice.
It's all done and intended for himself and believe it or not, this is not some sort of showcase model for a company, a PC 100% for himself.
Oh and hey .. this is his first PC modification evah. Check it out right here.