Anno 1404 VGA article updated with CPU performance
We added some content in the Anno 1404 VGA performance article with a small extra page on CPU performance. Very tiny, very simple, and really this was all that I had time for. I understand you guys would like to see performance on dual, triple AMD processors and the Core 2 series as well. We might do that later on if there is enough interest for such an article.
But it seems that a lot of people are wondering what the game performance difference is in-between Intel Core i7 and AMD Phenom II.
In that extra page we'll look at the difference with a fairly normal Guru3D reader based PC setup. You can find the article right here.
Radeon HD 4890 dropped to 170 USD - Deals
I was working on an article, checking some etail prices and spotted that the MSI Radeon 4890OC edition graphics card with 1GB graphics memory dropped to $169.99, that's a sick price guys.
If you need an update on your graphics, now might be a really good time to do so.
Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery VGA performance review
iKey Crafts A Rugged Wrist-Mounted Keyboard For Soldiers
How many times have you been in a war zone and needed to quickly and quietly get a message to someone? Sure, I
Atlona HDAiR Wireless USB To HDMI/VGA Adapter
Cables are so 90'ies! But for some reason we
EVGA InterView 1770 dual-flipping LCD display
EVGA have announced a new LCD display, the InterView 1770, which offers not one but two 17-inch panels fixed to a single central stand. The 1440 x 900 panels each rotate 180-degrees horizontally, so they can be flipped completely around to show a person sitting opposite you, or clamshell in to fit into a narrow cubicle.
The central spine also has an integrated 1.3-megapixel webcam and microphone, and there are three USB ports in the base section. Dual keyboard and mouse controls also allow users on both sides to manipulate what
Dell Vostro all-in-one desktop revealed
The new computer is designed to leave you with more room on your desk. It measures in at 19-inches and sports serial ports, parallel ports, VESA mounting and the option to add a webcam.
Bose launches SoundLink wireless PC speaker
Bose launched one of its first dedicated network streaming devices, known as the SoundLink. Intending it to be simpler than wholly independent systems like a Sonos unit or even networking devices like the AirPort Express, Bose's solution involves only a single-piece stereo speaker and a USB-based wireless adapter. Plugging the stick into any computer automatically routes the computer's sound to the SoundLink without needing specific drivers or other software.
The speaker unit itself is normally powered but has a lithium-ion battery that should last for about three hours of playback at full volume and more at reduced levels. An IR remote talks to the speaker to send universal play and skip commands as well as adjust local volume.
An aux-in jack is also onboard to support most portable media devices on the SoundLink, which is due on August 27th for $550.
Girl Arrested for Swearing on 9-11 call
Only in America .. I'm schocked really, hence this non-hardware related post. 17 yr old Adrainne Ledesma calls 9-1-1 after her father had a stroke. The recording of 9-1-1 proves that she did swear before the operator picked up the phone.
However then the operator started to lecture her on swearing and hung up on her, She called back and the operator then called Adrainne a "stupid ass" and a buffoon. Eventually Adrainne had to walk to the police station to get help, instead she was arrested on charges that do not exist "abusing 9-1-1".
Corsair Launches new Extreme series SSD
Today we posted a review on the Corsair P128, as we mentioned in the conclusion in the long run we'd still prefer an Indilinx based product as well, it's just a notch faster. Today Corsair announced the following:
Fremont, CA. July 16th, 2009.- Corsair
Deals of the Day - July 16th 2009
Okay, it's time for some funkeeeh hardware deals. This round i like to focus on processors. As I was editing the buyers guide I noticed that some processors dropped in price real far. That phenomenal Phenom II X3 720 BE for example dropped a third in prize ... So let's dedicate this bulleting to that processor ;)
- AMD Phenom II X3 710 Triple-Core Processor - This is one of my favourite processors really. Heaps of value for money and you even get a chance of running the fourth core on some motherboards ;) You can easily clock this one to 3600 MHz with an air cooler. Check it really ... it's only $99.00 and free shipping (deal of the day!). This one just oozes with awesomeness.
- AMD Phenom II X4 940 Quad Core Processor - Dang .. another one of my favourites .. this quad core puppy runs at 3.0 GHz, Phenom II awesome value for money as ii sells for $187.43
- Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Dual Core Processor - It's amazing really that these processors are still around and at this price level. Fantastic processor, it sells at $167.99 with free shipping.
- Intel Core 2 Q9550 Quad Core Processor - An absolutely lovely processor this one, the Yorkfield based 9550 runs at 2.83 GHz and is now selling for $229.99
- Intel Core i7 I7-920 Quad Core Processor - Looks like Core i7 prices are starting rise a little again, the cheapest in the Core i7 clan is the 920, it oozes performance though. Right now prized at $313.70
NVIDIA GeForce ForceWare 190.38 Win XP|Vista|7 driver released
This is a is a new official beta driver for GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, and 200-series desktop GPUs and ION GPUs.
New in Release 190.38
- Adds support for OpenGL 3.1
- Adds support for CUDA 2.3 for improved performance in GPU Computing applications. See CUDA Zone for more details.
- Adds a new user-controlled power management setting for GeForce 9-series and later graphics cards. This option allows users to set a performance level for each DirectX or OpenGL application.
- Includes several new control panel features and numerous bug fixes. More information can be found in the release documentation.
- Supports Microsoft
Corsair P128 SSD review
I say dear Sir, let's meet the Corsair P128, have a look at the photo and then head on over to the next page where we'll startup an in-depth look at this dazzling little storage unit.
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
Auzentech Bulletin: Limited Release of White R-4 Case
The specifications of all R-4 Bulldozer PC Cases include the following:
- Middle Tower ATX Case
- Patented Optical Disk Drive tray-up/down functionality
- USB 2.0 FPIO Support
- 92mm front fan, 120mm rear fan, 80mm Side Fan, optional 80mm bottom fan
- A distinctive industrial appearance
R-4 Bulldozer PC Cases are manufactured by leading Korean PC Case manufacturer GM Corporation, and distributed in the United States and Canada by Auzentech, Inc.
DFI shows Blood Iron G41-T33 Motherboard
DFI releases a new update in its LAN Party Blood Iron lineup. The motherboard is supposably overclocker-friendly and this model stays within a set budget.
The Blood Iron G41-T33 is a micro-ATX model and uses Intels G41 + ICH10 chipset. The LGA-775 socket is powered by a 3-phase circuit. There are two DDR2 DIMM slots, with support for dual-channel DDR2-1066 memory. The G41 northbridge packs an Intel GMA X4500 IGP. Expansion is care of one PCI-E x16, a PCI-E x1, and two PCI slots.
The southbridge provides four SATA II ports internally. 6-channel audio and gigabit Ethernet make for the rest of this product. The LAN Party G41-T33 is expected to retail for around US $90.
Windows 7 Upgrade deals going well
Microsoft began its' limited Windows 7 pre-order offer for UK customers (Windows 7 pre-order offer - US). which entails the Windows 7 upgrade deal for most european countries.
Microsoft will only be offering Windows 7 E in Europe, without Internet Explorer. Company officials confirmed that no upgrade versions are available so customers who purchase Windows 7 E using the pre-order offer will get full versions of Windows 7. The downside, users will need to clean install Windows 7 meaning you cannot use the copy to upgrade from Windows Vista or Windows XP. Microsoft's decision to remove Internet Explorer for European markets was due to the European Commission's ongoing concerns at Microsoft's IE integration.
Mozilla has posted a security warning for Firefox 3.5. The company says that the bug was discovered in the JIT java script compiler and disclosed publicly yesterday.
The vulnerability can be mitigated by disabling the JIT in the java script engine. To do so: Enter about :config in the browser's location bar. Type jit in the Filter box at the top of the config editor. Double-click the line containing java script .options.jit.content setting the value to false. Note that disabling the JIT will result in decreased java script performance and is only recommended as a temporary security measure.