Anno 2070 Patch v1.02
Ubisoft has released a new patch for Anno 2070, upgrading this strategy game to version 1.02. This update adds first Ornamental Buildings for Ecos and Tycoons, increases unit limit, improves AI behaviour, and more.
- First Ornamental Buildings for Ecos and Tycoons implemented.
- Stability and performance improved for several system specs.
- Unit limit increased.
- Fixed an issue in the winning screen of several campaign missons.
- Fixed a severe graphical issue that occurred on Windows XP with graphics -ards of the ATI-Radeon-HD 2000 and 3000 series.
- Fixed several small text issues, such as typos and overlappings.
- AI behaviour improved.
- Fixed an exploit that allowed the player to sink Keto as well as Trenchcoat using the EMP.
- Fixed performance issues related to toll items.
- Fixed an issue with the Start button.
- Fixed Achievements: "Floating Clearance ", "The Latest Technology", "The Entire Tech Tree", "Back to Nature", "Too Good to Throw Away".
- Fixed smaller issues in several quests
- Fixed smaller issues with the interface.
Prototype 2 - Hunt. Kill. Become. Trailer
The team at Radical Entertainment dives into the functionality and details behind PROTOTYPE 2's new hunting gameplay mechanic.
In PROTOTYPE 2, Sgt. James Heller can hunt down key Blackwatch and Gentek (the scientific arm of Blackwatch) personnel, consume them, obtain their memories, and drive the game's side mission content forward. PROTOTYPE 2 releases worldwide on April 24, 2012.
Realtek HD Audio 2.67 audio driver download
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 R2.67
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, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231, ALC260, ALC262,
ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC290
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting:
ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC886, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC,
ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC671, ALC672, ALC676, ALC680, ALC221, ALC231,
ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275, ALC276, ALC280, ALC290
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 :
2. Add ALC280.
Patriot Pyro SE 240GB SSD review
Patriot wanted to release another SSD, something a little over the top and as such that meant releasing the Pyro SE SSD. While based on the SandForce 2281 controller Patriot did apply some tweaks to make the product even faster. To keep it up to snuff it comes with synchronous NAND flash memory.
According to Patriot that will increase its sequential read and write performance to 550MB/s and 520MB/s, let's find out if that is the case. Check out the article right here.
AMD Catalyst Application Profile - 11.12 CAP1
These are the Catalyst profiles for multi-GPU support.
This release of ATI Catalyst delivers support for the latest ATI CrossFireX profiles in a separate executable file ensuring users have access to the absolute latest set of profiles installed on their PC.
Latest profiles added :
- Anno 2070: Improves CrossFire scaling and fixes image quality issues seen in water, shadows, etc.
- Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Improves CrossFire performance
- Saints Row 3 (DirectX 9 version): Improves CrossFire performance
- Serious Sam 3: Improves CrossFire performance
- Java Control Panel: Fixes black screen corruption seen on single and multi GPU configurations when Anti-Aliasing is forced on through the Catalyst Control Center
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra graphics cards
EVGA's latest offerings feature 512 CUDA Cores, a 384-bit memory interface, 3 GB of GDDR5 memory, 4-way SLI and EVBot support, a custom PCB, a 14+3 phase power design, one NEC Proadlizer, Super Low ESR SP-Cap capacitors, and high frequency 3MHz shielded inductors.
The air-cooled GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra costs $619.99 while the water-cooled GeForce GTX 580 Classified Ultra Hydro Copper has a price tag of $749.99. Neither card is shipping just yet.
AMD Radeon HD 7970 Specifications Leak onto the web
Apparantly it is incredibly difficult for companies these days to keep their NDA information below the radar.
Yesterday the first presentation slides on the Radeon HD 7900 series started to leak, shortly followed by complete presentations on Turkish website Donim haber.
The first slide was published on the OBR-Hardware website. According to these specs, AMD
AMD A8-3870K and A6-3670K Specs and Pricing Dec 26
We mentioned AMD
ROCCAT Studios Big and Black Mouse Pads
ROCCAT made some new mouse pads could be taking things a tad bit too far. After all, these aren't so many new models as they are revisions of the ROCCAT Taito Shiny Black Gaming Mousepad.
There are three sizes and two thicknesses, so as to meet the needs of all gamers, whether they have big or small hands.
More specifically, Mini-Size, Mid-Size and King-Sized ROCCAT Taito Shiny Black gaming Mousepads are or will be available, in 3mm and 5mm thickness.
The 3mm models should already be shipping, for prices of 9.99 Euro ($13), 14.99 ($19.51) and 19.99 Euro ($26.02), respectively. The 5mm ones will only begin to sell around the end of this month (December, 2011), for, in the same order as above, 12.99 Euro ($16.91), 17.99 Euro ($23.42) and 22.99 Euro ($29.93).
Corsair Availability Vengeance Gaming Keyboards Mice
Corsair, a worldwide designer and supplier of high-performance components to the PC gaming hardware market, today announced immediate retail availability of their new line of Vengeance PC gaming peripherals.
Corsair's new PC gaming peripherals line includes four new HID products: The Vengeance K60 and Vengeance K90 gaming keyboards and the Vengeance M60 and Vengeance M90 laser gaming mice. A key feature of all four of these new Vengeance Series products is the use of an aluminum structure to provide strength and durability, as well as a stunning industrial design.
"We're hardcore gamers ourselves, and with the new Corsair Vengeance line, we've developed precisely the products we always wanted." said Ruben Mookerjee, VP and General Manager of the Components Business Unit at Corsair. "They're carefully designed to give you the competitive edge you need to win."
Vengeance K60 and M60: Designed For First-Person Shooters
The Vengeance K60 gaming keyboard and the Vengeance M60 laser gaming mouse are designed for PC Gamers who specialize in First-Person Shooters (FPS). The Vengeance K60 keyboard features the predictable linear response and light touch of Cherry MX Red mechanical key switches for more agile movement and faster multi-taps. The contoured left-wrist rest plus shaped and textured WASD key caps increase comfort, even during extended gaming sessions. The K60 uses an advanced key matrix design that delivers complete anti-ghosting so no keystrokes are missed. Unlike other USB gaming keyboards that are limited to the USB-standard 6-key rollover, the K60 features a 20-key rollover and a blazing fast 1ms reporting rate (1000 reports per second).
The Vengeance M60 mouse features an enthusiast-grade 5700 DPI Avago Technologies LaserStream gaming sensor with on-the-fly resolution switching, an aluminum unibody design with adjustable center of gravity, programmable lift detection, a high-mass scroll wheel, and PTFE glide pads. A key innovation of the M60 mouse is the Sniper button, allowing an instant toggle from fast movement, high DPI-resolution mode down to a high-precision mode for more accurate aiming.
Vengeance K90 and Vengeance M90: Designed For MMO and RTS Gaming
The Vengeance K90 gaming keyboard and M90 laser gaming mouse are optimized to meet the unique needs of MMO and RTS gaming. The Vengeance K90 keyboard also features Cherry MX Red key switches, full anti-ghosting, 20-key rollover, 1ms reporting rate, and each key is individually backlit with a cool blue LED that can be adjusted to three different levels of intensity. The K90 also includes 18 dedicated macro keys that can be programmed either through software or on the fly, and with three user-selectable banks of macros you have a total of 54 independent macros available at any time. Your macros are stored in flash memory on the keyboard so you
AMD Bulldozer hotfix from Microsoft
Microsoft has rolled out a hotfix to optimize the performance of AMD's Bulldozer processors on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 based systems. The hotfix enables Bulldozer to use Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT).
This article introduces an update that optimizes the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs that are used by Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computers. Currently, the performance of AMD Bulldozer CPUs is slower than expected. This behavior occurs because the threading logic in Windows 7 and in Windows Server 2008 R2 is not optimized to use the Simultaneous Multithreading (SMT) scheduling feature. This feature was introduced in the Bulldozer family of AMD CPUs.
Note This issue may occur when you use applications that run in multiple threads.
Update: the Dutch colleagues from tweakers.net have tested the patch and the differences are less then impressive:
Zalman CNPS20LQ watercooler revealed
Zalman takes new steps in the watercooling market with the CNPS20LQ, a self-contained liquid cooler with a 120mm radiator that features a built-in reservoir. The product is designed and made by Asetek, it has a MSRP of 69.90EUR.
CNPS20LQ comes with liquid sealed water cooling solution with no further extra maintenance cost and all-in-one type with a built-in pump inside a slim water block. CNPS20LQ provides extreme cooling performance and easy installation, apart from its basic durability.
Please see the below for more detailed information.
- - Easy Installation & maintenance-free
- - Built-In pump inside the water block
- - Durable and long-lasting tubes
- - Slim water block design
- - Micro fins
- - Versatile compatibility
UPC / EAN Code: 823884202878 / 8809213763090
Ghost Recon: Future Soldier - Ghost Minute #1
CD Project vs. File-Sharers Follow-up
CD Projekt has not denied sending letters to German gamers demanding nearly 1000 euros for allegedly pirating role-playing game The Witcher 2. The company told Eurogamer: 'As you know, we aren't huge fans of any sort of DRM here at CD Projekt RED. DRM itself is a pain for legal gamers - the same group of honest people who decided that our game was worth its price, and went and bought it. We don't want to make their lives more difficult by introducing annoying copy protection systems.'
'Moreover, we always try to offer high value with our product - for example, enhancing the game with additional collectors' items such as soundtracks, making-of DVDs, books, walkthroughs, etc. We could introduce advanced copy protection systems which, unfortunately, punish legal customers as well. Instead, we decided to give gamers some additional content with each game release, to make their experience complete.'
'However,' CD Projekt added, 'that shouldn't be confused with us giving a green light to piracy. We will never approve of it, since it doesn't only affect us but has a negative impact on the whole game industry.
"We've seen some of the concern online about our efforts to thwart piracy, and we can assure you that we only take legal actions against users who we are 100 per cent sure have downloaded our game illegally.'
AMD Shipping 28nm GPUs
Advanced Micro Devices said on Tuesday that it had begun to ship its next-generation graphics processing units (GPUs) made using 28nm fabrication process at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's fabs for revenue. The company is projected to formally unveil its future graphics products at the Consumer Electronics Show early in 2012.
"We are ramping 28nm [products] with TSMC in Taiwan and shipping the products here and now. We are very excited about the products," said Rory Read, chief executive officer of AMD, during IT Supply Chain conference organized by Raymond James.
For AMD, which promised to be the first to market with 28nm GPUs for a number of times this year, it is a good news to start not only producing such graphics processors at TSMC, but also to initiate revenue shipments of the parts. While we do not know for sure, it is very likely that PC makers will be able to start shipping systems featuring Radeon HD 7000-series "Southern Islands" chips shortly after CES next month.
The next generation of standalone graphics processors from AMD and Nvidia will feature considerably improved performance per watt and while they will still belong to the DirectX 11 generation, they will bring support for numerous new features and capabilities only possible with tangibly improved performance and refined architecture.
MSI X79A-GD45 (8D)
MSI unveiled their eight DIMM version of its X79A-GD45 motherboard released last month.
The updated motherboard is called X79A-GD45 (8D) and obviously supports LGA2011 (Sandy Bridge-E) processors, and. With the 8 DIMMs the board could handle up to 128 GB of RAM (!)
The X79A-GD45 (8D) features Military Class III components (DrMOS II, Hi-C CAP, Solid CAP, Super Ferrite Choke), the mentioned eight (DDR3-2400) memory slots, two SATA 6.0 Gbps and four SATA 3.0 Gbps ports, plus three PCI-Express 3.0 x16 and two PCIe 2.0 x16 slots.
MSI's board also comes with one PCIe x1 slot, Gigabit Ethernet, four USB 3.0 ports (two on the back plate, two via a header), 7.1-channel audio, Click BIOS II (UEFI), and the OC Genie II overclocking function. The X79A-GD45 (8D) has yet to be priced but since its quad-DIMM sibling costs 195 Euro, we're thinking it will go over the 200 Euro mark.
AMD Allows Custom Radeon HD 7950 Designs
HIS Radeon HD 6450 with 2 GB and PCIe x1 Interface
Suited for compact systems, HIS' new card features a low-profile design, a blue PCB, a passive cooler, 160 Stream Processors, a 64-bit memory interface, GPU and memory clocks of 625 MHz and 1000 MHz, respectively, and three display outputs - D-Sub, dual-link DVI and DisplayPort. No word on pricing just yet.