FutureMark develops DX11 3DMark
Futuremark are hard at work to create a DirectX 11 benchmark.
With the release of Windows 7 operating system and AMD DirectX 11-ready graphics cards, we
Ultra-HD TVs may arrive in 2017-2022
In-Stat analyst Michelle Abraham predicts HDTVs will be replaced by Ultra High-Definition TVs within 8 to 13 years. The TV industry has proposed two UHD resolutions: 7680 x 4320 pixels (33.1MP) and 3840 x 2160 (8.2MP), considerably higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixel (2MP) resolution offered today. Besides four to sixteen times the resolution of 1080p HD, the new standard will also enable 22.2 multi-channel three-dimensional sound.
Modern Warfare 2 Launch Trailer
PowerColor launches passively cooled Radeon HD 5750
The PowerColor SCS3 HD5750 features a passive cooling solution dissipating excessive heat with no noise. The copper base, which fully covers, the GPU through 4 copper heat pipes and 32 piece heat sink offers outstanding cooling performance in a quite setting.
Mushkin Copperhead Memory Cooling System
The Mushkin Enhanced Design Team has once again pushed the envelope in regards to memory cooling and developed the new Copperhead Memory Cooling System. The side plates are comprised of pure copper, providing much more heat reduction than other metals.
One of the unique characteristics of the Copperhead System is the "Copperhead Watercooler". This is a quick and easy way to liquid-cool your memory modules. All that is needed is a quick, two-screw setup per memory module and Copperhead can be integrated into any existing watercooling system. The water cooler is available separately.
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Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 speakers
Klipsch has ushered in its new ProMedia 2.1 speakers which were specially designed to work in tandem with notebooks. To make matters all the more interesting, these THX-certified speakers will be mostly wireless in the sense where you need to tether them to a power outlet in order to obtain the necessary juice to run, although there is no need to physically connect it to your computer. Your machine will need to have a free USB port to fit the compatible dongle that comes with each $199 purchase though.
ECS debuts motherboards with three times extra gold
Secret copyright treaty leaks. Quite interesting
An interesting development in the USA. The internet chapter of the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, a secret copyright treaty whose text Obama's administration refused to disclose due to "national security" concerns, has leaked:
- That ISPs have to proactively police copyright on user-contributed material. This means that it will be impossible to run a service like Flickr or YouTube or Blogger, since hiring enough lawyers to ensure that the mountain of material uploaded every second isn't infringing will exceed any hope of profitability.
- That ISPs have to cut off the Internet access of accused copyright infringers or face liability. This means that your entire family could be denied to the internet -- and hence to civic participation, health information, education, communications, and their means of earning a living -- if one member is accused of copyright infringement, without access to a trial or counsel.
- That the whole world must adopt US-style "notice-and-takedown" rules that require ISPs to remove any material that is accused -- again, without evidence or trial -- of infringing copyright. This has proved a disaster in the US and other countries, where it provides an easy means of censoring material, just by accusing it of infringing copyright.
- Mandatory prohibitions on breaking DRM, even if doing so for a lawful purpose (e.g., to make a work available to disabled people; for archival preservation; because you own the copyrighted work that is locked up with DRM)
What do you think ? Discuss here.
Zalman celebrates 10th Anniversary
Zalman celebrates the 10th anniversary of Zalman Tech Co., Ltd., the headquarters based in South Korea. For the whole month of November, Zalman will hold variety of events with plentiful prizes on its FORUM website, launching on the 1st of November.
The ten-week long celebration will put spurs on gaining popularity with the release of new CNPS10X series, newly developed high end CPU coolers. The series give three choices
Gigabyte announces P55A series Motherboards
Through close cooperation with several industry leaders including NEC Electronics Corporation, Marvell, and Seagate, GIGABYTE is able to provide customers with several next generation data transfer and storage technologies that will have a far reaching impact on how people interact with their digital media for many years to come.
OLPC scrap dual-display XO-2; single-sheet in works
OLPC chairman Nicholas Negroponte has disclosed that the twin-display OLPC XO-2 2.0 project has been scrapped, in favor of an updated
Western Digital Unveils First SAS WD S25
Western Digital announced today the debut of its new WD S25-inch 2.5-inch traditional hard drive, featuring a SAS interface.
Designed for the traditional enterprise market segment, the new drive is the company's first SAS-based product, offering an alternative for users looking for a high-performance storage solution. At the same time, it is aimed at mission-critical enterprise server and enterprise storage applications, such as data centers and large data arrays.
Enermax launches compact keyboard for HTPCs
Enermax has introduced the Aurora Micro Wireless Keyboard for HTPC users. This peripheral measures 319mm x 193mm x 33mm and features a brushed metal enclosure. It's wireless and features a high-precision trackball with a 1200 dpi sensor, two buttons, and a 2-way scroll wheel. It should be available in retail stores for around 75EUR.
The device combines a compact keyboard with a high-precision trackball. Measuring 319 x 193 x 33 mm and weighing 800 g, the keyboard has a brushed metal shell, with diamond-cut edges. Being a micro keyboard, it trades the number pad for compactness. Some of the important keys are LED illuminated for convenience in the typically dark HTPC room.
Besides the 7 hotkeys, there is a full-fledged high-precision trackball with a 1200 dpi sensor, two buttons, and a 2-way scroll-wheel. The wireless technology operates in the 2.4 GHz range, with an operating range of 10 m. The keyboard is powered by two AA batteries. On sale now, the Enermax Aurora Micro Wireless is selling for 75 EUR.
Phenom II X4 965 BE revision C3 review
AMD today updates their most high-end processor to a new revision, the Phenom II X4 965 BE processor with stepping C3 -- and this new model is all about energy efficiency. The revised Phenom II X4 965 BE processor has not only a much better TDP (peak Wattage at 125W coming down from 140W) but overall much better power management thanks to the fact that hardware C1E is now implemented in the CPU, allowing the processor to for faster switching of power states and makes it more efficient. Typically with such a feature enforced it lower performance a little, but... with a proper BIOS AMD claims there's no real impact on performance. Oh and this thing just overclocks insane !
Let's check that out shall we ?
Intel Intros Xeon W3565 Processor
Hmm, not bad for an overclocking experience ? Intel added a socket LGA-1366 Xeon processor in its lineup today with the W3565 This Nehalem based quad-core processor is made for single-socket servers and workstations.
Comparing apples to apples the specs are nearly identical to the Core i7 960:
- 3.20 GHz (24 x 133 MHz)
- 8 MB of L3 cache
- QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) speed of 4.8 GT/s.
Compared to the W3570 the QPI speed is lower as that one has a QPI of 6.4 GT/s.
And now here's whay that is value ... The new W3565 is priced at $562, the W3570 is priced at $999.
GELID Announces Tranquillo - 4 Heatpipe CPU Cooler
Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions unveils its multi-compatible CPU Cooler "Tranquillo" of its SILENT product line. The mainstream tower CPU Cooler "Tranquillo" uses 4 power heat pipes and a special heat pipe constellation to achieve best heat transfer from CPU core to the aluminium fins in its class. After precise software simulation and calculation during the development stage a unique heat sink shape was created to lower air flow resistance as much as possible.
A silent 120mm fan with the intelligent GELID PWM (Pulse Width Module) control has been chosen to make this heat sink more valuable. The fan blades were optimised to guarantee high airflow while running silently. The intelligent GELID PWM curve keeps the fan silent when no necessary cooling is needed and accelerates the fan speed whenever additional cooling is needed. The multi-award winning high performance GC-2 thermal compound is already included in the package. Additionally mounting clips for AMD 754/ 939/ 940/ AM2/ AM2+ and for Intel 775, 1366 and latest 1156 sockets as same as back plates for Intel LGA 775, Core i5 and Core i7 boards are all included. The cooler is RoHS and WEEE conformed and carries a 5 year warranty.
"The Tranquillo can cool any CPU from either AMD or Intel's latest Core i7 and Core i5 while maintaining low noise levels and at a great price. It's a great product for power users looking to upgrade their existing cooler for overclocking but also for the silent enthusiast interested in keeping noise to a minimum without having to install expensive liquid based cooling solutions," said Gebhard Scherrer co-founder and Sales Director of GELID Solutions Ltd.
The Tranquillo CPU cooler is available now and has a MSRP of USD 38 or 28 EUR.
Whiskey bottle PC case mod
Hehe .. Why throw away a perfectly good whiskey bottle? Jason Marton decided to take this once partying bottle by throwing in the innards of a personal computer within, where it holds an Intel Pentium III 733MHz processor (yes, it was measured in MHz back in the day), coupled with 256MB RAM, a 40GB hard drive and a miniITX power supply.
Not the beefiest model of them all out there, but it sure wins points for creativity.
Windows 7 SP1 out within the year
While Windows 7 is generally better accepted compared to Vista's launch all those years ago, that doesn't mean the latest operating system from Microsoft is trouble free.
Word has it that Microsoft is already looking to roll out its first beta of Service Pack 1 to testers by December 2009, with a public beta to follow next January. All of that points toward an SP1 release before Windows 7 is out on the market for a year, and we still have no idea on what the expected changes would be apart from it offering a better overall computing experience.