Palit unleashes GeForce GTX 460
The first custom design Palit GeForce GTX460 is base on identical Fermi architecture but with better DX11 performance. The new GTX460 Fermi architecture is even suitable for the most popular DX10 games. Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic provides up to 4.5x faster DX11 Tessellation performance but the crown goes to our Palit GTX 460 1GB Sonic Platinum which offers up to 5x faster DX11 Tessellation performance than our competition(HD series). And being the first to provide 1GB solution, Palit presents a new edition called
GeForce ForceWare 258.96 released
Download GeForce ForceWare 258.96 Windows 7 | Vista 32/64-bit WHQL candidate driver
This is a WHQL-candidate release from the Release 256 family of drivers (versions 256.xx to 259.xx). This driver package supports GeForce 6, 7, 8, 9, 100, 200, 300, and 400-series desktop GPUs as well as ION desktop GPUs. Learn more about Release 256 drivers here.
New in Release 258.96
- Adds support for GeForce GTX 460.
- Adds support for NVIDIA 3D Vision Surround technology. Learn more about this technology including the hardware and software requirements here.
- Adds additional performance increases for GeForce GTX 400 Series GPUs in several PC games (these improvements are in addition to the previously reported Release 256 improvements). The following are examples of some of the most significant improvements measured with GeForce GTX 480. Results will vary depending on your GPU and system configuration:
o Up to 11% in Aliens vs. Predator (1920x1200 4xAA/16xAF
Inno3D releases GTX460 1GB/768MB
Another two NVIDIA GTX 460 graphics cards, this time manufactured from Inno3D. Two simple GTX 460 implementations are ready to hit the market although without anything fancy to catch the eye of enthusiasts. Decent enough performance and affordable gaming experience both are what Inno3D has offer. Two versions with different memory capacities of 1GB on 256-bit interface and 768 MB on 192-bit memory interface.
Following the manual of GF104 chip, these cards come with 336 CUDA cores, 675 MHz gpu core clock and 3600 MHz of GDDR5 memory. Also, there are plenty more features to talk about, such as 2-way SLI, DirectX 11 and OpenGL4.0 support pared with Dual-DVI and mini-HDMI connectivity ports.
Regarding pricing, the 768MB memory version will be cost around EUR/$200 and the 1GB version a little bit higher around EUR/$230.
Get ready for ECS Black GTX460
It seems that Gainward Palit GTX460 GLH has already found an opponent and that is ECS Black GTX460. It
Sparkle announces 2GB version of its GTX460 series
Sparkle released two sparkling GTX 460 models with 2GB and 1GB memory capacity respectively. Best deal on the market for those who seek for the maximum available memory amount and ideal trap for those about to be beguiled by the double capacity of the memory. Note down that twice the memory does not equal to double the gaming performance though. In addition, there are (do they?) only a few games that utilize this huge memory capacity.
Well, regardless the 2GB-version, Sparkle introduces some other innovations too. As such all-mighty graphics card that needs two PCIe power connectors, it also comes with a custom dual-fan cooling system solution. A lot
POV GeForce GTX 460
The GeForce GTX 460 Series takes performance a giant step further with one of the best GPUs ever made. Whilst the standard GPU core runs on a moderate 650 MHz, speeds exceeding 800 MHz have been recorded in thei OC research labs. The secret can be found in a very successful GPU production batch; creating a GPU that runs extremely cool.
More info here.
Zotac outs two GTX 460 Sinergy series
For the time being, every manufacturer is trying to catch the spawn of NVIDIA GTX 460. It
MSI Cyclone N460GTX series with 4 models
Rumors are once again confirmed for MSI and theirs four implantations of the new NVIDIA GTX 460. Four different versions are ready to launch any moment now, all of them equipped with the well-known for its cooling efficiency at previous MSI models -- HD4890 and HD5670 -- the famous Cyclone cooler. This time comes for NVIDIA and offers you lower-than-stock temperatures and also low-noise levels. Powered by the 40nm GF104 chip, the N460GTX series support every exposed specification about GTX460.
The NVIDIA GTX460 might not be an ultra-high-end card, but it still offers decent enough performance for most users. The new cards from MSI, come with 336 Cuda processors, 675 MHz core clock, 3000MHz memory clock, and 192/256-bit memory interface combined with GGDR5 VRAM technology. Overclocked versions are more than welcome here, so MSI boasts their N460GTX up to 725MHz core clock and 1450 MHz shaders, but memory frequency sadly seems to remain the same as the default speed.
Military Class components are on the spotlight, such as Hi-C Cap providing more precise GPU voltage with MSI Afterburner utility. Also, SSC (Solid Sate Chock) has no buzz noise and offers you higher current for better overclocking ability. After all, there are only solid capacitors for longer lifespan.We don
NVIDIA GTX 460 - Fermi empire strikes back
EVGA unleashes six GTX 460 cards
EVGA has released not one, nor two or three, yet not four or five, but six (6) different versions based on NVIDIA
GeForce GTX 460 review (roundup with 8 cards)
GeForce GTX 460 review (roundup with 8 cards)
We test and review the GeForce GTX 460, not one of them .. eight in total. NVIDIA today launches both a 768MB and 1024MB version of this all new DirectX 11 compatible product series. Where there was a lot to discuss with the GF100 based GPUs, the all new chip that empowers the new cards really does it's job well. it offers good value for money, it not at all running hot, it's silent and comes with an okay power consumption as well.
In this first roundup we'll look at eVGA's regular 768MB and SuperClocked 768MB editions, MSI's 768MB Cyclone edition, Gigabyte's 768MB OC edition, Palit's Sonic Platinum 1024MB edition and Zotac's 1024MB regular edition. All in all we've been busy benchmarking our guts off... that's six cards plus two reference GeForce GTX 460 768MB and 1024MB graphics cards.
Click right here to read this Guru3D.com article.
Tomorrow Monday 12th of July 2010 ...
Intel halts Celeron by 2011 in favor of dual-core Atom
Rumors of Intel canning their Celeron CPUs may be true, with DigiTimes reporting that the company has informed manufacturing partners that the low-cost processors will be phased out sometime in 2011. The change will leave more room for the new dual-core Atom CPUs, such as the N550, which will arrive in Q3 2010 at similar prices to the current Celeron chips.
There are still a few Celeron launches left before the line sees its demise, with the Celeron P4600 ($86 in 1,000 tray quantities), T3500 ($80) and U3400 ($134) all expected to debut by the end of September. In contrast, the dual-core N550 is expected to be priced at $86. ASUS and Acer were both tipped as freezing new netbook launches until mid-August until Intel
ProlimaTech to launch Super Mega CPU cooler
[ Image / post removed at the request of respective owner - apparantly the photo's originated from website who made them - instead of what we figured were standard copy photo's from ProlimaTech ]
Update - Allow us to explain a little more clearly as to why this news-post was removed. I noticed the news about this cooler somewhere last week, as I do not visit BMR whatsoever. It was an interesting topic, created the news item and then wanted to add a photo.
The photo's published at many sites on the web looked like standard copy from PR agenencies yet had the big green blob BMR logo's slapped on it. We cut the logo away to clean up the photo a bit, without any effort really as clearly visible. My mistake is that I had not realized these were photo's from BDR themselves and not industry PR copy, they actually shot the photo's and thus I stepped on their toes by removing the green logo.
We do acknowlegde that it is our bad, apologize for that and I have removed the photo from the news content immediately when I read about it this morning.
It really was a honest yet somewhat sloppy mistake from our side though.
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 2010 Trailer
Scheduled for release on the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 and PC, Tom Clancy
CPU-Z 1.55 Released
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system. Download it here.
CPU-Z is a diagnostic tool that provides information on your CPU, including: processor name and vendor, core stepping and process, processor package, internal and external clocks, clock multiplier, partial overclock detection, processor features, supported instructions sets, L1 and L2 cache information, location, size, speed, and technology.
CPU-Z is a freeware that gathers information on some of the main devices of your system.
- VIA VX900/VX900M and VN1000/VN1000M chipsets.
- Intel Core i5-760, Core i7-875K and Core i5-655K processors.
- Intel Core i7-940XM, 840QM, 740QM mobile processors.
- Intel Core i5-450M, 540UM, 430UM, Core i3-370M mobile processors.
- Intel Pentium P6000 processor.
- New parameter in cpuz.ini : UseDisplayAPI
Realtek HD Audio 2.50 released
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows Vista, it runs under Windows 7 too.
The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download on our server. This download offers both the Windows XP and Vista 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.
- Changes in R2.50:
- Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec.
- Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC887,ALC670, ALC275, ALC680
- HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
- OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
- Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
o Driver :
Intel Sandy Bridge to be launched as Core i3/5/7 2000 series?
Asian tech site XFastest got its hands on some details of Intel's future 32nm Sandy Bridge. This newseries LGA1155 chip is expected to be launched in Q1 2011, and if the site is correct these new processors will be launched as the Core i3/i5/i7 2000 series.
So far the website has uncovered info about five processors, with the fastest model being the 3.4GHz Core i7 2600, a quad-core eight-threaded chip with 8MB L3 cache. Check em out.