DDR3 chip prices drop again
DDR3 prices keep dropping and dropping and guess what? They dropped again, while NAND flash pricing remains stable.
Overall price trends for DDR3 revised down further in the spot market this week (Aug 15-19) with some brokers dumping products, according to inSpectrum. As of the noon session of August 19, spot pricing for white-branded 2Gb DDR3 fell 9% to US$0.71 and branded 2Gb DDR3 dropped by 3% to US$0.98, the research firm said.
While first-tier PC vendors recently announced plans to slash their 2012 revenue forecasts due to weak demand, some brokers decided to dump their DDR3 to the spot market, which made the overall price trend worsen, inSpectrum said.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 595 still might be in the works
NVIDIA may be working on a successor to the GeForce GTX 590.
It seems that a Slovenian gaming news site covering Gamescom stumbled into or heard "GTX 595". The site goes on to mention that the GTX 595 is "a dual-GPU card that is not yet out," adding that "NVIDIA provide[ed] special drivers for EA gamescom to improve a little gaming experience (and probably reduce bugs )."
As TPU already reported, according to older news previously the idea behind GTX 595 (as it's now being referred to), is to strengthen the VRM circuitry of GTX 590, to perhaps facilitate higher clock speeds, and try to create a clear performance lead over Radeon HD 6990. Nothing else is known about the GTX 595 at this point. In our opinion, Battlefield 3 launch (late October) could serve as a good launchpad for a new high-end SKU.
But do take this into with a grain of salt please.
Alpenföhn Triglav CPU cooler has 10mm heatpipes
EKL will release the Alpenf
Steampunk Sci-Fi 'Thelomeris' Stunning Teaser
Shoot Many Robots Announced
Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory begins to ominously produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun side-scrolling RPG shooter filled with tons of weapon and item customization. Shoot Many Robots will also feature two game modes: Traversal, where players must progress linearly through a level, and Survival, where players fight against waves of robot hordes.
Enermax CPU cooler series ETS-T40
The time has come to start the sale of the first Enermax CPU cooler series ETS-T40. Three models are available from today. The coolers offer an okay price-performance ratio and are equipped with a durable and silent 12cm Twister fan.
Hamburg, 18th of August 2011. ETS-T40 is a simple name for a promising product, the first CPU cooler series from Enermax. It took two years of development to come out with the new product range. In close cooperation with the Taiwan University of Science and Technology, the Enermax engineers have created a high-performance product. They focused especially on the optimisation of the air stream conduction inside the heat sink to reach a more efficient heat dissipation. The result is a combination of three smart innovations that successfully reduce the thermal resistance of the ETS-T40 to sensational low 0.09
AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.8 CAP1
These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support.
This release of ATI Catalyst
AMD A8-3800 Llano processor review
We tested the A8-3850, the A6-3650 but what seems to be in the middle of them is the A8-3800. The A8 series processors are entry level to mid-range targeted processors (well -- APUs). So we are looking at reasonably up-to okay CPU performance versus a rather kick ass integrated GPU, and all that for prices that are very interesting.
Today's tested A8 3800 APU will cost roughly 89 EUR, and you get a decent entry level CPU/GPU for that money.
Check out the article here.
GELID GX-7 processor cooler
GELID introduced the GX-7, a new CPU cooler designed for gamers. It features seven heatpipes, V-shaped aluminium fins and a 120mm Wing 12 PL fan.
Engineers at GELID Solutions have created an outstanding new CPU cooler with 7 power heat pipes. Contrary to traditional heat pipe arrangement for this GAMER CPU cooler
Apple caught photoshopping lawsuit evidence (again)
Apple was caught using Photoshop in two lawsuits. First the firm succeeded in temporarily banning Samsung's Galaxy Tab 10.1 in most of the EU, but keen eyes noticed that the evidence brought forward by Apple misrepresented the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as the company had changed the dimensions of Samsung's tablet to make the device look more like an iPad.
Definitely suspicious and now the company has been caught with its hands down its pants for a second time as Apple doctored a photo of the Samsung Galaxy S in a Dutch lawsuit to make it look more like an iPhone;
In this particular case, Apple's victim was Samsung Electronics Comp, Ltd. (SEO 005930). Apple accused Samsung of "slavishly" copying the iPhone 4. It sued trying to ban Samsung's widely successful Galaxy S smart phone family from the market in the Netherlands.
But it appears, in reality, that it was Apple who was "slavishly" copying and pasting the Galaxy S into Photoshop. The Galaxy S is a bit larger than the iPhone 4 (122.4 by 64.2 mm) and looked decidedly different, so Apple had its work cut out for it in order convince a judge that the phone was "copying" the iPhone's patented look -- a key claim in its case.
So it shrunk the Galaxy S down to iPhone size -- 115.5 by 62.1 mm. It also cherry-picked an image of the iPhone 3G, a defunct model it has not produced since 2009, as that model had more rounded edges -- like the Galaxy S -- and unlike Apple's current production iPhone (the iPhone 4).
PowerColor: Next-gen AMD GPUs in Q1 2012
PowerColor told Turkish tech site Donanim Haber that AMD's next-gen Radeon HD 7000 GPUs are likely slated for Q1 2012:
In an interview PowerColor Sales Director Elaine Liao revealed the release date for AMD's next-gen GPUs. The first Radeon HD 7000 series cards are now expected to release in Q1 2012, according to Liao. This is contrary to previous reports suggesting a release in Q4 2011.
However, a late Q4 2011 release is still possible and should not be ruled out.
Interestingly, Liao also mentions that the next-gen GPUs will likely be fabricated at TSMC's 40nm process. This is once again completely in contrary to the well known asumption that both NVIDIA and AMD are prepared to finally move away from 40nm to 28nm and also AMD's official communication, so this might be a result of miscommunication.
The interview also goes into details of upcoming PowerColor products such as HD 6870 X2, HD 6970 X2 and HD 6870 Eyefinity as well as the future of AMD's Fusion initiative.
Renesas cuts USB 3.0 controller prices in early 2012
DigiTimes reports Renesas plans to make USB 3.0 controllers cheaper in early 2012. Prices for its 2-port controller chips are expected to be cut to $1.20 from about $2 currently.
Renesas Electronics reportedly plans to slash unit prices for its USB 3.0 host controller ICs to below US$1.20 in early 2012 in order to tame the competition from Taiwan-based chipset vendors including ASMedia Technology, Etron Technology and VIA Labs.
Asustek began to switch some of its USB 3.0 controller orders to ASMedia from Renesas after the March 11 Japan earthquake and is currently completely outsourcing the controller chips to ASMedia, said the sources, noting that ASRock is also a major client for ASMedia. Gigabyte Technology has added Etron to its supplier list for USB 3.0 controller chips, in addition to Renesas, said the sources.
Star Wars: The Old Republic - Huttball Trailer
Celeron processor clocked to 8.3 GHz
Wozers, the record of clocking a processor as high as can be has been broken. Overclocker TaPaKaH clocked an Intel Celeron-processor from its reference 3,2GHz towards 8,3GHz !
Ther 65nm Cedar mill based processor got a bus-speed of 346 MHz times the multiplier of 24 - 8308 MHz. 2 volts where pushed into the processor. No benchmarks, meaning that this was just an overclock into windows, but still Crazy stuff.
AIDA64 v1.85 download
What was known as EVEREST is now AIDA, a shareware hardware diagnostics and memory benchmarking solution for home PC users.
FinalWire released updated AIDA64 Extreme Edition software, a streamlined diagnostic and benchmarking tool for home users; and the immediate availability of AIDA64 Business Edition 1.50 software, an essential network management solution for small and medium scale enterprises.
The new AIDA64 update implements AVX-optimized benchmarks for the upcoming Intel Sandy Bridge processors, adds a brand new video encoding benchmark, and supports the latest AMD and nVIDIA graphics processors.
The new AIDA64 release further strengthens its solid-state drive health and temperature monitoring capabilities, and implements support for the latest graphics processors from both AMD and nVIDIA.
New features & improvements
- LGA1155 B3 stepping motherboards support
- Preliminary support for AMD
Realtek HD Audio 2.64 audio driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows XP, Vista, it runs under Windows 7 as well of course. The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download from our servers.
This download hosted at Guru3D.com offers all the Windows XP, Vista and 7 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 R2.64
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting:
ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660,
ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC260, ALC262,
ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting:
ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680 ALC221, ALC231,
ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013) For Windows 2000 SP4, XP SP1, XP SP2, Server 2003 SP1.
1.) Driver :
CoreTemp 1.0 RC1
Core Temp is a compact, no fuss, small footprint, yet powerful program to monitor processor temperature and other vital information.
What makes Core Temp unique is the way it works. It is capable of displaying a temperature of each individual core of every processor in your system!You can see temperature fluctuations in real time with varying workloads. Core Temp is also motherboard agnostic. All major processor manufacturers have implemented a "DTS" (Digital Thermal Sensor) in their products. The DTS provides more accurate and higher resolution temperature readings than conventional onboard thermal sensors. (How does it work?).This feature is supported by all recent x86 processors. Processors by Intel, AMD and VIA are supported. A complete list of supported processors is available.Core Temp is easy to use, while also enabling a high level of customization and expandability.Core Temp provides a platform for plug-ins, which allows developers to add new features and extend its functionality. You can find our plug-ins and add-ons here.
- Core Temp Mobile is now available, an Android app to monitor your machines from anywhere in the world! More information can be found here.
- Multilingual interface. Core Temp now natively supports adding non-English languages.
- Plugin system - 3rd party developers can now create plugins and extensions for Core Temp, both native code and .Net is supported, please see this for more information.
- Added support for Intel Pentium and AMD K5 and newer processors. (detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- Added support for VIA processors. (C3 - detection only, Temperature by Acpi Thermalzones)
- Intel Sandy Bridge and AMD Fusion (Brazos, Llano) support.
- Max TDP detection on supporting processors.
- Power consumption on Intel's Nehalem and newer processors.
- All of the user reported bugs and many more unreported problems.
- Optimized the startup code, Core Temp should now launch 2 to 4 times faster.
- Optimized many other aspects of the code, Core Temp should now consume much less CPU time than before.
- Restored support for older OS: Windows XP is now fully supported, Windows 2000 requires security updates KB935839, KB835732 and GDI+. In some cases hotfix KB816542 may be needed as well.
ECS A990FXM-A motherboard review
The ECS Black Extreme A990FXM-A comes with 140W AM3+ Processor support and harbors AMD CrossfireX and NVIDIA SLI technology compatibility. You'll spot 3 PCIe x16 slots, dual gigabit jack, it has 7.1 channel High Definition audio, USB 3.0 and well... just a lot more. We'll have a look at the motherboard performance, based on Phenom II processors.
Check out the article here.