ThermalTake V3 BlacX
ThermalTake releases the V3 BlacX Edition, a new budget mid-tower steel case with a top-mounted HDD docking station, USB 3.0 support, an all-black paint job, and one included 120mm blue LED fan. The dock appears to be the main difference compared to the two year old V3 Black Edition.
Thermaltake, being the industry pioneer brand in thermal solutions, carrying the corporate vision of
Xbox 720 logo in Real Steel movie trailer
Pun or hint ? A trailer for upcoming robot boxing movie Real Steel contains an Xbox 720 logo at the 0:23 mark.
Did Microsoft hint at a new console in the upcoming Real Steel or are the folks behind the movie trying to make some buzz? If you look closely at the latest trailer for Hugh Jackman's robot boxing movie or the featurette from way back in August, you will be able to spot an Xbox 720 logo in a wide shot of the arena.
2560x1440 display coming to ultrabooks
13.3inch panels with 2560x1440 pixels will start appearing in ulrabooks early next year! All those beautiful slim Ultrabooks on the show floor had typically a 13-inch class, 1366x768 'HD ready' display - yes the same useless 16:9 moviescreen with less vertical real estate than any 5 year old notebook. How will that compare with, 10 inch class iPad 3 2048x1536 display, with not only 3x the pixel count but also much more useful 4:3 aspect ratio?
Enter 'retina quality' Ultrabooks. Early next year, when Ivy Bridge Ultrabook models arrive, expect to see 2560x1440 13.3 inch displays just some 3 mm thick, to satisfy the system thickness requirements. Take a look at the slides...
Now, a 2560x1440 Ultrabook would have a lot of pixels, over 3 and a half million, to be precise, but the wide moviescreen factor would leave many of those unused, even if editing typical photos or documents or web pages. Having a 2560x1600 full 4 Mpixel screen at 16:10 would, here, enable not just better usability but also more beneficial tablet configuration, which some Ultrabooks will offer. A 16:9 tablet screen is just too elongated, except for Angry Birds playing or movie file watching. And, since these are PREMIUM Ultrabooks, the 5% or so that stingy panel vendors save by glass cutting is not worth the trouble on such top end machines.
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Corsair offers Carbide Series 500R
Corsair Hydro H40 and Hydro Series H70 CORE
Corsair today announced the Hydro Series H40 and Hydro Series H70 CORE liquid CPU coolers.
The Hydro Series H40 is Corsair's new entry-level liquid CPU cooler and is designed to provide effective and reliable liquid cooling at a price that's affordable for mainstream computer users. Like all Corsair Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers, the H40 is a self contained, closed-loop system that comes pre-filled and never needs refilling. It works with most modern AMD® and Intel® sockets, and comes with an illustrated quick start guide to make installation easy even for CPU cooling novices.
The Hydro Series H70 CORE is based on Corsair's award-winning Hydro Series H70 and is provided without the fans so users can personalize their cooling performance. It is aimed at experienced PC performance enthusiasts who already have 120mm fans, or who otherwise wish to supply their own fans. The H70 CORE includes a 38mm double thick radiator for superior cooling potential.
"The Hydro Series helped revolutionize the liquid CPU cooling industry by providing the power of liquid cooling in self-contained, maintenance-free systems," said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of the Components Business Unit at Corsair. "As CPUs continue to get faster and hotter, liquid CPU cooling is going mainstream and the Hydro Series H40 is an excellent choice for adding liquid CPU cooling to basic desktop PCs. The Hydro Series H70 CORE was developed to meet the needs of customers who'd like to save money by purchasing a high-performance liquid CPU cooler and making use of the fans that they already have."
The H40 and H70 CORE will be available in October from authorized Corsair retailers and etailers worldwide. The Hydro Series H40 has an MSRP in the United States of $59 USD, and the Hydro Series H70 CORE has an MSRP in the United States of $89 USD. To get the full story on Corsair's complete line of Hydro Series liquid CPU coolers.
EA and Valve in late-stage talks to get Battlefield 3 to Steam
According to an anonymous report BF3Blog received from inside Valve, the developer/publisher is currently in late-stage talks with EA in bringing Battlefield 3 to the Steam digital distribution service. The rumor says that Battlefield 3 would be available on Steam just in time for the game
OCZ Acquires UK Design Team from PLX Technology
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) for computing devices and systems, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the UK Design Team and certain assets from PLX Technology, further strengthening the company
AMD Opteron 4200 series arrive
Check out the AMD Opteron 4200 series. It includes eight Valencia-based processors, four with six cores and another four with eight cores.
Like Opteron 4100 family, 4200 family is a mix of standard-, mid- and low-power microprocessors. The only known at this time low-power "Valencia" model is Opteron 4256 EE. This eight-core part runs at 2.5 GHz, and has 32 Watt Average CPU Power, which, we believe, corresponds to 35W TDP.
Two mid-power Opterons are six-core 4228 HE and eight-core 4274 HE. These processors come with 2.8 GHz and 2.5 GHz clock speeds, and they both boast 50W ACP (65W TDP).
All remaining models have 75 Watt ACP, or 95 Watt TDP. Opteron 4226, 4234 and 4238 have 6 CPU cores, and operate at 2.7 GHz, 3.1 GHz and 3.3 GHz. Opteron 4280 and 4284 have 8 cores, although their clock frequencies are lower, only 2.8 GHz and 3 GHz.
|Opteron 4226||6 cores||2.7 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4228 HE||6 cores||2.8 GHz||50 Watt|
|Opteron 4234||6 cores||3.1 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4238||6 cores||3.3 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4256 EE||8 cores||2.5 GHz||32 Watt|
|Opteron 4274 HE||8 cores||2.5 GHz||50 Watt|
|Opteron 4280||8 cores||2.8 GHz||75 Watt|
|Opteron 4284||8 cores||3 GHz||75 Watt|
Titan PCI slot VGA cooler
Titan introduced the TTC-SC07TZ(RB), a new PCI-slot VGA cooling solution that provides extra airflow to your graphics card. The product comes with two 95mm fans which can be controlled via a built-in fan speed controller, and the fans can be placed either vertically or horizontally.
Titan's cooler measures 265 x 39 x 147 mm, has a built-in fan speed controller, and is bundled with two 95mm Z-Axis bearing fans that work at 1000 to 1800 RPM (15 ~ 27.8 dBA sound output) and can be placed either vertically or horizontally to improve airflow. The TTC-SC07TZ(RB) also supports 6, 7 and 8 cm fans. Pricing is still unknown.
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ANNO 2070 - Military Trailer
Steven Paul Jobs, 1955-2011
Steven P. Jobs, the Apple Inc. chairman and co-founder who pioneered the personal-computer industry and changed the way people think about technology, died Wednesday at the age of 56.
His family, in a statement released by Apple, said Mr. Jobs "died peacefully today surrounded by his family."
The company didn't specify the cause of death. Mr. Jobs had battled pancreatic cancer and several years ago received a liver transplant. In August, Mr. Jobs stepped down as chief executive, handing the reins to longtime deputy Tim Cook.
During his more than three-decade career, Mr. Jobs transformed Silicon Valley as he helped turn the once-sleepy expanse of fruit orchards into the technology industry's innovation center. In addition to laying the groundwork for the industry alongside others like Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates, Mr. Jobs proved the appeal of well-designed products over the power of technology itself and transformed the way people interact with technology.
eVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified review
eVGA released the GeForce GTX 580 Classified. It is released in three flavors, the 'regular' version with air cooling, a liquid cooled version and then for the 0.000000001% of pro overclockers a kit with LN2 sub-zero cooling pots.
In-between these models you can opt for 1.5 and 3 GB versions as well. The card tested today comes with a funky dual-slot cooling design based on an 8 cm fan. eVGA overhauled the PCB design and wanted just the best on it so you'll spot a customized VRM and 14+3 phase design.
Read the full article right here.
AC Ryan launch VEOLO, Android-powered Hub for your TV
AC Ryan launched VEOLO, a device designed for digital entertainment that combines apps, internet, and a media streamer, all on your TV.
VEOLO is is powered by an ARM Cortex A9 1GHz processor, it has 512MB DDR3 and it is based on the Android 2.2 Froyo platform. It comes with a built-in web browser and Java and Flash support and allows you to stream your library of music, movies and photos in Full HD with Gigabit 1000Mbps wired LAN. VEOLO also includes built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN. A 3-in-1 Remote Control also comes standard with VEOLO.
The built-in web browser includes Java support which allows you to view your favourite Flash-based websites and stream videos from the comfort of your sofa, lounge or bean bag. Streaming your library of music, movies and photos in Full HD is great with the built-in Gigabit Ethernet connection. VEOLO also sports built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n LAN, powered by an ARM Cortex A9 1GHz processor and includes on-board 512MB DDR3.
AC Ryan include a 3-in-1 remote control as standard with the VEOLO which ensures the VEOLO is a premium product with maximum features an unrivalled user experience. All the functionality of a keyboard and mouse, wireless motion controller and standard remote control, packed into a single, stylish, uncluttered remote control. VEOLO will be available on store shelves in November 2011 at a Suggested Retail Price of US $279.
- Internet TV web browser, with HTML5, Adobe Flash & Chrome V8 java script support
- Apps and Widgets via AndroidPIT
- Full HD Network Media Streamer, with the most format support
- VEOLO 3-in-1 Remote Control, incl. QWERTY keyboard and wireless pointer
- Gigabit 10/100/1000Mbps wired LAN and Built-in wireless 802.11 b/g/n
- 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 with Floating Point Unit
- JAVA Hardware Acceleration
- 3D Graphics Hardware Acceleration Engine with OpenGL ES support
- 512MB DDR3 Memory
- 4GB NAND Flash Memory for OS and Apps installation
- Android 2.2 (Froyo)
- HDMI 1.3
- 2x USB2.0 Host
- SD/SDHC up to 32GB
- Wired Gigabit LAN 10/100/1000Mbps
- Built-in Wireless 802.11 b/g/n
- SAMBA Client / SAMBA Server / NFS Client / FTP Client
- Dolby Digital downmix to stereo and 5.1 pass-through
- DTS downmix to stereo and 5.1 pass-through
- AAC / FLAC / MKA / MP3 / OGG / WAV / WMA / MPEG 1/2/4 / MP2 / M4A RA-COOK / RA-Lossless / DRA / RealAudio 4/5/6/8/9/10 / TTA / AC3 / APE
- DivX3 / Xvid / H.263 / H.264 (MPEG4 P10, AVC, x264) / VC-1 (WMV9, WVC1)
- VP6 / RealVideo 8/9/10 (RV30, RV40) / x264 / DIV2 / AVS / SVQ1 / SVQ3
- RV10 / RV20 / MPEG 1/2/4 (DivX 4/5/6, Xvid, MPEG4Visual) / MSMPEG4V1
- MSMPEG4V2 / WMV1(WMV7) / WMV2(WMV8)
- ASF / AVI / DAT / FLV / M2T / M2TS / MKV / MOV / MP4 / MPG / MPEG / RM RMVB / TP / TRP / TS / VOD / WMV /
PowerColor releases THE DEVIL 13 HD6970
TUL Corporation, a leading manufacturer of AMD graphic cards, today reveals the ultimate edition of the HD6970: Devil 13 HD6970. Designed to fulfill the most demanding HD titles, the Devil 13 HD6970 has default clock settings at 880MHz core speed and 1375MHz memory speed. An OC switch means gamers can easily increase 10% frequencies to 960Mhz core and 1425Mhz memory, boosting up gaming performance to the next level.
Solidly-Built Components Onboard
The Devil 13 HD6970 is built with solid components; including 12 phases design, direct FET, high current power beat and proadlizer, enhancing the power frequency and offering superb stability and reliability voltage for GPU with minimum conduction losses and lower temperatures at load. These components deliver the steadiest and most secure power to boost for gaming performance.
Devil13 Exclusive Design
The Devil 13 HD6970 includes voltage measurement points for gamers to measure and monitor the GPU voltage by multimeter. The Devil 13 is also pimped out with LED lighting signals that show the working status of current GPU, delivering a stylish experience while gaming.
High Efficiency Thermal Solution
The Devil 13 HD6970 is equipped with two ultra large 92mm cooling fans, providing 60% better air flow than normal 80mm fan. With 4x 8
Corsair rolls out 8GB Vengeance and Value Select DDR3 modules
Corsair introduced its first 8GB DDR3 memory modules. There's a 8GB Vengeance module that runs at 1600MHz with 10-10-10-27 timings at 1.5V, and also a 8GB Value Select edition that runs at 1333MHz with 9-9-9-24 timings at 1.5V.
Corsair Vengeance: High Performance and Overclockability
The new 8GB Vengeance DDR3 memory operates at 1.5V for compatibility with the new 2nd generation Intel
AMD Catalyst 11.9 [RAGE Driver] (8.892.3 October 3)
AMD has compiled a performance driver for Rage, you can download it over here. The company claims significant performance gains, but it's only for Radeon HD 5000/6000 cards and only for Windows 7, both 32 and 64-bit are supported.
AMD Catalyst Rage Performance Driver Features:
- Significant performance gains for single GPU configurations
- Compatible with AMD Radeon