Information About F@H V7 Client
Well fellow Gurus, today is a really nice day for our fellow Guru Folders. Below is the partial changelog for the anticipated V7 F@H Client that I have obtained from Dr. Vijay's Blog.
In short, if everything works out fine, we will have V7.1.18 available to the public for open Beta Testing once it has finished internal testing. An excerpt of the changelog:
v7.1.18: * More GPU whitelisting.
* Use OS logical CPU count instead of CPUID counts.
* Hide/restore any open dialogs with main FAHControl window.
* Don't allow opening more than one dialog via the sys-tray menu.
* Restore main window on preferences or about from sys-tray menu.
* Change configure dialog OK button to Save.
* Fixed AS hammering, #511.
* Fixed 'Waiting On' message problems.
* Use heartbeat to timeout FAHControl connections.
* Fixed damage to active client's config when adding new client. #536.
* Catch property save error on FAHControl close in Windows 2008.
* Disallow saving both config and address/port changes in FAHControl.
* Fixed CUDA driver version reporting. #571.
* Fix file and directory permissions in .deb and .rpm packages.
* Added volume icon for OSX DMG package.
* Hopefully fixed sidebar issue in DMG. #516.
* Fixed local FAHClient shutdown with 'Stop' button on Windows.
* Removed extra linefeeds from copied log. #428.
v7.1.17: * Really whitelisted some more GPUs.
v7.1.16: * Use core count not thread count for SMP autoconfiguration.
* Clear FAHViewer info when disconnected.
* Whitelisted some more GPUs.
* Removed ATI Mobility GPUs from whitelist.
* Fixed cpu core/thread/logical detection.
v7.1.15: * Print 'CUDA not detected' in info.
* Attempt to fix broken CUDA detection.
v7.1.14: * Ignore CUDA library exceptions.
v7.1.13: * Fixed problem with editing client in FAHControl when not connected.
* Fixed next-unit-percentage rounding error.
* Removed threading and polling in FAHControl.
* Created developer interface for FAHClient.
* Dropped follow log control.
* Fixed bug in connecting FAHViewer when no slot is selected in FAHControl.
* Added heartbeat between FAHControl and FAHClient.
* Added local client command in FAHControl preferences.
* Let FAHClient crash rather than catch unknown exceptions at top level.
* Added button to manually start and stop local client from FAHControl.
* Display error dialog if client authorization fails.
* Fixed slot popup menu actions bug.
v7.1.12: * Fixed --info printing for FERMI GPUs.
* Fixed Non-fermi CUDA reporting.
* Added new core exit codes for GPU cores.
* Include CPU threads in SMP default core count.
* Updated CPU count info display.
* Default next-unit-percentage to 99%.
* Added color for 'Finishing' state in FAHControl.
* Fixed bug in highlighting WU for selected 'Finishing' slot.
* Added warning in FAHControl about changing SMP CPU count mid run.
* Round the next-unit-percentage calculation to the nearest integer.
* Fixed arrow key movement in slot and queue list views in FAHControl.
* Updated FAHViewer icon and use in FAHControl.
* Fixed problem with selecting slots in FAHControl. #359
* Fixed potential problems with CPU count code on single core machines.
* Quit FAHControl on Window X in OSX.
* Remove 'Hide' toolbar button in OSX.
* Fixed crash in OSX on Apple keys.
* Added OSX dock menu items.
v7.1.11: * Fixed FAHViewer fullscreen problems in Windows.
* Show absolute path to log file in client fail popup.
* Fixed CPU counting for multiple physical processors.
* Fixed missing estimated credit field in FAHControl.
* Fixed bug with removing client from FAHControl.
* Fixed crash in FAHViewer when switching from Demo to Live data.
* Don't load Demo protein when connecting.
* Set environment variable to communicate gpu-id to GPU cores.
* Added list of known GPUs PCI vendor + device IDs including subvendors.
* Added support for loading a custom 'GPUs.txt' file in the run directory.
* Added 'gpu-index' for cases where GPU indexing does not match core's.
v7.1.10: * Fix Windows missing icons.
* Use different icon for FAHViewer.
* Go back to static linking of libexpat.
* Popup error message if local client exits in FAHControl.
* Fixed bug in auto-detecting multiple GPUs.
* Removed 'gpus' option.
* Fixed bug which disabled adding slots via FAHControl.
* Changes to the GPU detection code.
* Changes to sample-config.xml.
* Minor textual tweaks.
FYI: For a more detailed changlog from 7.0.4 to 7.1.18, please visit the Blog.
HIS Radeon HD 6990 Crossfire review
In this article we'll be looking at an actual retail sample flown in with the speed of light by HIS technology. The card itself is 100% reference with a HIS sticker on it, as such many segments of this review will be similar to the reference review.
With one distinct difference, since we have two cards .. we can also look into CrossfireX performance, that's right .. four GPUs dominating your games. Will it be worth it ?
Check out the full Guru3D review right here.
EIZO 27 inch Self-Calibrating Monitor
Eizo announced the ColorEdge CG275W, a 27-inch monitor for professionals in prepress, digital photography, graphic design, video editing, post production, and other graphics fields.
The ColorEdge CG275W features a built-in calibration sensor for self-calibration. It becomes the second monitor in the graphics industry with this capability, following EIZO
AMD FX ''Zambezi'' Processor Box-Art Revealed
Check out the first box-shots of AMD's upcoming series of high-end desktop processors, under the FX series, referred to as "Zambezi" by the company, internally. Zambezi is based on AMD's newest Bulldozer architecture that improves instruction per clock-cycle (IPC), and packs the latest industry standard instruction sets.
" AMD designed two iterations of box-art each for its FX eight-core and FX quad-core processors, pictured below. The processors look to be shipping in cuboidal paperboard boxes, very much like AMD's processors already do. The art looks very "energetic" and makes use of the AMD "arrow" motif pointing in the top-right direction. The background in each iteration is distinct, one shows splashes of red (eight-core) or orange (quad-core), the other shows flow of red/orange.
It's interesting to note that all boxes denote Black Edition with its unlocked bus multiplier feature, leading us to speculate that unlocked multiplier could be standard issue with FX series processors. Also shown is the second generation TurboCore technology support, and AMD's claim to be selling the first eight-core processor [in the consumer market]. AMD's FX processors will be released to market in June " - [TPU]
NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) Version 6.0.1
NVIDIA BIOS Editor (also known as NiBiTor), got updated to version 6.01 by its developer. NiBiTor is a lightweight NVIDIA GeForce/Quadro BIOS file manipulation utility that lets to fine-tune your GeForce or Quadro graphics card at the BIOS-level. Version 6.01 packs updated GPU support, some minor fixes and a redesign to support as well unknown devices in some limited way. New GPUs supported by this version are:
- GeForce GTX 560
- GeForce GTX 460 SE
- Quadro FX3800M
- GeForce GTX 480M (updated support)
- GeForce GTX 460M (updated support)
"Well we have just released a new version of NVIDIA BIOS Editor (NiBiTor) software. NiBiTor is the original and definitive BIOS tweaker that supports the latest NVIDIA graphics cards, and which is updated on a regular basis. NiBiTor allows graphics card enthusiasts, or the hardcore overclockers to have full control over some advanced features and functionality found on firmware of supporting cards. And doing so users gain some extra performance, enable certain hidden features, tweaking memory latencies, provide extensive information, adapt bootup settings, changing fan speed options and/or get extra stability on their NVIDIA based graphics accelerators which will just give them that little extra value," adds the developer.
G.Skill Sniper Memory Series Aimed at Gamers and Case Modders
G.Skill, the worldwide leading memory designer and manufacturer, has announced the newest concept and development of new Sniper series designed specifically for PC gamers and modding enthusiasts. Extensive compatibility tests are conducted on a wide range of Intel and AMD platforms, which guarantee the best performance, quality and reliability for user
ASRock Bulldozer motherboard pops up
Tech site Akiba snapped pictures of the ASRock 890GM Pro3 R2.0, a motherboard designed for AMD's upcoming Socket AM3+ "Bulldozer" processors. The board uses the AMD 890GX chipset with SB850 southbridge and is sold in Japan for 11,800 yen, which equates roughly $144 at the current currency exchange rate.
The ASRock 890GM Pro3 R2.0 offers USB 3.0 with XFast USB support, SATA 6Gbps, eSATA, one PCIe x16 slot, one PCIe x1 slot, two PCI slots, four DDR3-1866 slots, Gigabit Ethernet and 7.1 channel sound.
SW: The Old Republic - Fate of the Galaxy Trailer
BioShock 2 Protector Trials comes to PC
The Cult of Rapture community site announced that the Protector Trials DLC pack will finally be made available to download for PC port owners today - Monday. The Protector Trials download, which will be free to BioShock 2 PC owners, add six new levels as players fight off waves of Splicers in the Big Daddy suit. The DLC pack will also come with a patch for the game that will fix a few issues.
"I'm happy to announce that the Protector Trials are headed to PC on March 14th - which means that on Monday morning, you'll be downloading away and back in Rapture. (And yes, the Protector Trials are completely free!) Monday will also bring a small patch that fixes, among other things, the mouse sensitivity issues many of you have reported (the full patch notes are below.) We're still working on Minerva's Den and I'll be making a similar announcement to this one as we get closer to a firm launch date for that pack.
Thanks again for your patience, and I look forward to hearing how you fare in the Trials."
- Fixed unlocalized text in Customize Controls screen.
- Player mouse functionality no longer drops out when the Video Card Driver Warning appears.
- User.ini no longer overwritten when game loads. This should address mouse sensitivity issues as well as many v-sync option bugs.
Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler review
Noctua NH-C14 CPU cooler review
In the long line of Noctua CPU coolers they introduced another CPU cooler, tagged with the name NH-C14, the heatpipes bent in a C shape and armed with not one, but two Noctua NF-P14 FLX 140mm fans this product is bound to keep any CPU released to date nicely cooled and chilled.
You can read the full Guru3D review right here.
Asus P6X58-E WS Workstation Motherboard
Proving the Intel X58 architecture
Swiftech Polaris 120 HSF
Swiftech shows off their first truly new air cooling product for processors in many years. Named Polaris 120, this cooler offers five 8mm direct-touch copper heatpipes and a large aluminium fin array. Airflow is provided by a 120mm PWM fan that spins at 750 to 2500RPM with a noise level between 13.2dBA and 41.5dBA.
The heatsink measures 135mm x 91mm x 152mm (W x D x H) and weighs 849g. It's compatible with Intel LGA 775/1155/1156/1366 and AMD Socket 754/939/940/F/AM2(+)/AM3 processors.
Swiftech's Polaris 120 should be available in stores this week for just under $60.
ASUS Designo ML LCD displays
ASUS today announced three LED monitors with IPS (In-Plane Switching) and VA (Vertical Alignment) panels in the award-winning, super-slim ASUS Designo ML Series. The 21.5" ML229H, 23" ML239H, and 24" ML249H all have a full range of features designed to provide an exceptional viewing experience, including 178
Panasonic SDHC UHS-I Gold 80MB/s write speed
Panasonic is pleased to introduce new SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards with read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 80MB/s. The new Gold cards, compliant with the SD Memory Card Specification Ver.3.01 (UHS104), are the ideal media for digital SLR cameras which requires high-speed write performance. The new cards will be globally introduced in April, 2011 with 8 GB, 16 GB, and 32 GB capacities.
With the highest-level writing speed of up to 80MB/s, the new cards are perfect for high-speed consecutive shooting in HD quality with digital SLR cameras. When the new SDHC UHS-I Memory Cards are used with UHS-I supported digital still cameras, the number of consecutive shots will be increased to be twice of that of the current Gold models*3. The cards also allow for quick data transfer to a PC and can transfer data approx. 4 times*4 faster than the current Gold SDW series.
The new cards are also highly reliable and durable. Super Intelligent Controller (SICS) provides Power Failure Protection to protect data from sudden power failure, Refresh Function to extend the archival life over 10 times, and Smart Data Writing to minimize defect risk caused by intensive writing. They are also equipped with
Scythe Kama Reader Jr
Scythe revealed the Kama Reader Jr, a new memory card reader that will be sold for around 7.50EUR (excl. VAT).
The Japanese manufacturer Scythe Co. Ltd. expands its portfolio of PC accessories with a card reader called Kama Reader Jr. The Kama Reader Jr. is a compact multi-format card reader which can be installed into a 8.89 cm (3.5 inch) drive bay. It is suitable for quick reading and writing of virtually any memory card on the market. Kama Reader Jr. is also equipped with a front USB port. Kama Reader Jr. is now available for a MSRP of 7,50
Hackers figure out MS Point card algorithm and steal $1.2 million
Yesterday afternoon a website started offering free Microsoft Points. I
Shift 2 Unleashed - Dangerous Corners Trailer
Another dual-GPU Fermi card spotted
Engadget stumbled into what they think is a dual-GPU NVIDIA GeForce product that never made it. We believe the story is different. Below you can see photo's of a dual-GPU solution based on two GF104 chips (GeForce GTX 460).
"While we wait for its arrival, however, here's a sentimental look back upon 2010 and another little prototype that NVIDIA had kicking around its labs back then. Emerging over in a Chinese forum, this dual-GPU board features two GF104 chips (the same that made the GTX 460 such a winner) and a snow white PCB paintjob that makes it look utterly irresistible. We're loving the four DVI outputs and, just like you, have no idea why this card never came out, but that shouldn't obstruct the enjoyment of looking at the darn thing" - Engadget.
Now when you look closely, that's not an NVIDIA reference design whatsoever. And I'm willing to bet this card is originating from Galaxy / KFA2. Once GeForce GTX 590, not all partners in Europe will get a chance to sell these high end puppies - including Palit, Gainward, KFA2 and more. As an alternative Galaxy / KFA2 just might pump out a lower spec dual-GPU based card.
Though the photo's indicate that this card is dual GTX 460 based, it would not surprise me to see that Galaxy is working on a dual-GPU GTX560 card. Which offers a lot of performance at a far better price.
But these are just rumors of course. Anyway, have a peek at the photo's below.