Steam 2010 Revenue roughly $1 Billion
The living proof of the fact that PC gaming works, sells and shows good profiuts with the right ditribution platform is Steam alright, According to the analyst firm Forecasting and Analyzing Digital Entertainment, LLC, more ominously known as FADE, Valve
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Trailer
Deus Ex: Human Revolution is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 some time this year. The game was once due to launch before April but ended up delayed to allow time for 'further polish.'
Gigabyte on H67 and P67 recall
Gigabyte will offer replacement motherboards for all GBT motherboards with P67/H67/P65/PH67-chipsets by the end of April. Customers who have already bought a GIGABYTE Sandy Bridge motherboard may then swap their motherboards in the store where they were originally purchased.
After a period of usage the SATA 2 ports 2~5 on motherboards based on Inte
MSI Big Bang P67 Marshal review
Powered by Intel's P67 chipset, the MSI Big Bang Marhal comes with MSI's latest Military Class II design that makes use of a 24 phase (!) power SFC choke setup alongside the best quality Hi-c CAP's and Japanese made solid capacitors. Added to the mix for additional PCIe lanes is a Hydra chip, which also can be utilized to combine mix and match graphics cards in a multi-GPU setup.
The board comes with 24-phase DrMOS power design, voltage monitoring points, an external overclock device called the OC dashboard, that all new EFI BIOS, dual-BIOS selectable with a simple button, and OC genie button that allows you to have say a 2500K processor run at 4200 with the flick of a switch. I'm not done though, we spot integrated audio with SoundBlaster X-Fi application (software) layer, ten SATA ports of which four are based on the all new SATA 6G. Thick heatpipe (passive and thus silent) cooling and more and more.
This board is a true hardware enthusiast dream come true, or is it ? Read it all right here.
Eizo FlexScan SX2762W-HX Monitor
Eizo has announced to sell its new IPS monitor namely, Eizo FlexScan SX2762W-HX Monitor which is based on the In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel. It is very good monitor for professional users and provides 97 per cent Adobe RGB coverage. The 27-inch display screen compatible monitor provides brightness of 270 cd/m2 and delivers 6ms second response time. Its 27-inch display screen provides resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and contrast ratio of 850:1. The latest device has an ambient light sensor which automatically adjusts brightness according to the lighting condition of the room and is able to power saving mode.
- Based on the IPS panel (In-Plane Switching)
- 27-inch display screen with resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels
- Two USB ports, DVI, DisplayPort, & Mini DisplayPort interface
- Provides 97 per cent Adobe RGB coverage
- Brightness of 270 cd/m2
- Contrast ratio of 850:1
- Delivers 6ms response time
- An ambient light sensor
- Motion sensor
The FlexScan SX2762W-HX takes has dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, and mini-DisplayPort connectors. Italso includes a USB 2.0 hub. The stand allows height, tilt, and pivot adjustments. Slated for release in the second week of February, the EIZO FlexScan SX2762W-HX comes backed by a 5-year warranty, priced at US $1533.
ASUS Lamborghini branded external HDDs
ASUS has introduced Lamborghini branded external hard disk drives. These disks measure 135.6mm x 79.7mm x 18mm and feature a glossy fingerprint-prone paint job.
There will be three editions: a 5400RPM USB 2.0 model with 500GB or 750GB capacity and also a 7200RPM USB 3.0 version with 750GB capacity. The Lamborghini logo costs a lot of money though, a report by Gizmag claims the 500GB and 750GB USB 2.0 versions will be sold for $119 and $139, respectively. The price of the USB 3.0 disk is still unknown.
Lamborghini External HDD - Run with the Bulls in Style
* Easy file management-FlexSave- Your central backup and fast sharing point just got better
* Stylish, elegant design inspired by the unique sporty look of Lamborghini supercars
* Massive 750GB storage space for every need and application
* One-click auto backup function saves and protects valuable data
* Available in both black and white color schemes for greater personal choice
MSI reveals its Intel 6-series strategy
MSI has been informed by Intel about the design issues in the Intel 6 series chipsets. According to Intel the performance of some of the Intel SATA ports on Intel 6 series products can degrade over a period of 3 years. MSI takes the quality of our products very serious, so at this moment we are investigating product batches that may be affected and, meanwhile, have stopped all shipments to our distributors and resellers. Additionally, we asked resellers to hold sales of the Intel 6 series based MSI products to customers until the issue can be resolved.
Update: Februari 2nd, 2011 with service info for customers in Europe.
Products in the market
As of the 31st of January MSI informed all our distributors, retails and reseller to stop directly the sales of Intel 6 series based products of MSI and to hold any products pending shipments to customers. No need to worry in the case that you purchased an Intel 6 series based product form MSI after the 31st of January because we will take care for you. Consumers can check the section How to get support.
We started the procedure to collect all the current stock in the market. Retailers and reseller can return their Intel 6 series MSI products they have in stock to their point of purchase (distributor) which can return the goods to the MSI distribution centers. If retailers, resellers or MSI distributors have any questions about the procedure they can contact their local MSI sales representative.
At this moment there are only a limit models in the market based on the Intel 6 series chipset. You can identify them based on the model name in the list below.
MSI Mainboards (Intel
ASUS reveals its Intel 6-series strategy
ASUS send out an open letter on how it will handle Intel's 6-series chipset recall:
Crysis 2 - Be Strong Trailer
Crytek and EA have released a new trailer for Crysis 2 titled 'Be Strong'. Meanwhile Electronic Arts Germany has posted system requirements for the game, giving folks a chance to upgrade before the March 22 release date.
Crysis 2 will require at least:
* Internet connection to play for the installation of the game and get online
* OS: XP / Vista / Windows 7
* CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2GHz, AMD Athlon 64 X2 2Ghz or better
* 2 GB RAM
* Hard Drive: 9 GB
* DVD ROM: 8x
* GPU: nVidia 8800GT 512Mb RAM, ATI 3850HD 512Mb RAM or better
* Audio: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
* Keyboard, Mouse or the Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows
Check 'r out.
OCZ Technology Introduces ZX Series Power Supplies
OCZ Technology Group launched the ZX Series power supply series to answer consumer demand for a high-wattage solution that is also highly-efficient. The ZX Series is designed for best-in-class performance, reliability and also features 100% modular design for the ultimate customization for today
HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X and IceQ X Turbo launched
We aldready have shown you a small bit of information on these, but HIS presents two new Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards; the 6870 IceQ X with 900MHz core and 4200MHz 1GB GDDR5 memory and the factory-overclocked IceQ X Turbo with a 920MHz core and 4480MHz memory. Both cards use a cooling solution with three heatpipes, a large aluminium fin array and a 92mm fan.
Key Features and Advantages of HIS 6870 IceQ X Series:
Faster - Make your Overclocking dream comes true!
The HIS IceQ X Turbo models are bios-overclocked out of the box, and thus brings the immersive gamers the best over-clocking potential.
AMD discusses Turbo CORE technology
AMD's John Fruehe explains Bulldozer's new Turbo CORE technology in a company blog post.
We are including a new feature in
LOTR: War in the North Black Numenorian Trailer
The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is a role-playing game in development by Snowblind Studios. It is based on the events taking place in the northern regions of Middle-earth in the background of the main story of J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings.
Players will take control of a hero of the war, and will be able to play through the game alone or cooperatively with other players, with the ability adjust the percentage of experience your co-op partner receives. In a preview article of Playstation Magazine, it has been revealed that you will have certain skills that are upgradeable, characters that can be customized, and dialogue will be like Mass Effect without the moral ramifications.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - January 2011
Only one day late,
For 2011 we upped the prize that you can win a little. The winner of the months Rig of the Month will receive an OCZ Technology Z Series 1000W Modular PSU (80 plus Gold Certified) delivered for free at it's doorsteps as a nice incentive.
This months winner is Adeel Hussain AKA blade, at the age of 22 he is a CFA L2 candidate, hey as you can see we have a large and wide audience alright. The end result is a stunning looking PC built themed Transformers, Optimus Prime in particular.
Check out his rig right here.
Gigabbyte HD 6870 SuperOverclock UDV+ Graphics Card
Gigabyte is working on yet another revisioon of theor overclocked 6870. This one is the SuperOverclock UDV+ Graphics Card yet carrying the SOC branding.
Our colleagues at Techpowerup report the following: SOC graphics cards make use of top quality components and a copper-rich PCB as prescribed by the company's own Ultra Durable VGA+ specifications, and use high-end cooling.
The GV-R687SO-1GDhas clock speeds of 950/1150 (core/memory) compared over the reference speeds of 900/1050 MHz. The card uses a 10-inch long PCB that uses a stronger VRM to leave room for some overclocking. The GPU itself is hand-picked by performance binning.
The card is cooled by Gigabyte's WindForce 3X GPU cooler, which makes use of a large aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by copper heat pipes, ventilated by three 80 mm fans. As with every other HD 6870, there are 1120 stream processors 1 GB of 256-bit GDDR5 memory, and display connectivity that includes two each of DVI and mini-DP, and one HDMI. Gigabyte's HD 6870 SOC is expected to be priced closer to the $250 mark.
Antec CPU Cooler: KÜHLER H2O 620
Tt eSPORTS Shock One USB gaming headset
Tt eSPORTS are proud and excited to release the next edition of their Professional Shock Gaming Headsets, the "One" which is the most advanced headset in the range, which has many amazing features including DTS 5.1 Virtual Surround Sound and Dynamic 40mm Speakers that allow for high quality Bass Enhancement.
The "One" has been designed to produce immense sound quality in-game as well as being able to offer a comfortable solution for gamers with it's multiple Ear-Pad Cushions and leather headband pad to allow for multiple hours of wear for continuous periods of gaming.
The Shock "One" offers gamers a professional gaming headset with USB connectivity, a fully configurable user interface and an illuminated Tt logo so you can be the "One" who stands out in the crowd at gaming events all around the world.
When Tt eSPORTS created the Shock "One" gaming headset the idea behind the product was to fulfil the requirements of ALL professional and casual gamers who are enthusiastic about the equipment they use. The Shock "One" has been developed to enter a highly competitive market but by combining a visually fashionable design with high and exciting performance the product is sure to bring a smile to any gamer who invests.
DTS 5.1 Channel Virtual Surround Sound
Dynamic 40MM Speaker Driver with BASS Enhancement
Fully Configurable User Interface
Noise Cancelling Microphone
In-Line Volume Control Box
10 Level Adjustable Headset Band
Multiple Ear-Pad Cushions: Leather and Velvet
Gold Plated USB Connector
Driver unit: 40mm
Frequency Response: 20Hz~20 KHz
Impedance: 32 ohm
Max. input: 100mW
Cable length: 3m
Directivity: Bidirectional with noise cancellation
Impedance: 2.2 k ohm
Team Group debuts three USB 3.0 flash drives
Team Group introduced three USB 3.0 flash drives: the C101, the Color Turn and the F108. All three models are available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB capacities. The company touts these new flash drives as the lightest USB in the industry, but unfortunately the performance isn't too exciting. The 8GB model provides a read speed of 54MB/s and a write speed of barely 15MB/s, while the 16GB and 32GB versions have the same read speed but a write speed of up to 30MB/s. Full specifications can be viewed over here.
As the digital life era arrives, more and more consumer demand for high-resolution multimedia. Limited by the transfer rate specifications, USB2.0 no longer can handle HD media processing. With this year