Radeon HD 5500 series GPUs by February 2010
Though yields of TSMC's 40nm process have reportedly improved, but capacity is still too low to fully service both ATI and NVIDIA. In related news, although Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 40nm process yields have already improved, capacity is still not sufficient to supply the two GPU giants fully which may have an impact the launch schedules, the sources added.
Rivatuner GPU Monitor Sidebar Gadget 2.2
This application is a Vista Sidebar Gadget that uses Rivatuner's low level hardware monitor for stats. I've finally released it on Microsoft's site. If your Rivatuner install is reporting back values that you would like to see in the sidebar, then install this gadget and have it easily accessible.
Values will vary depending on the model card you have and its capabilities.
Values capable of being displayed include, but are not limited to:
- GPU Usage
- GPU Temperature
- Core and Memory Clock Speed
- Fan Speed
- Frames per Second
- AND MORE
** Add CPU, RAM, HDD and additional data with RivaTuner plugins
- This update includes:
- Windows SideShow support
- monitor headers
- optional title border
- new monitor display style (19 in total now)
- several new monitor icons
Sojourner keyboard from Datamancer
Check this out. Datamancer's Sojourner keyboard might be a candidate for an unusual keyboard, especially if the recipient is well known to have great love for all steampunk products.
The keyboard itself comes crafted in polished brass and is artificially tarnished to make it look much older than it is. All keys look slightly weathered keys and are electroplated in brass to complement the aged leather faceplate and parchment key inserts.
Check the thumbs and be amazed ...
NVIDIA is savvy with Fermi performance
NVIDIA's Fermi architecture aka GF100 (NV60, G300, GT300, etc) graphics processing units (GPU) are getting closer, expect Q1 for a release. According to a representative at Nvidia, the company is happy about performance of the GPU.
RFID Zapping EMP Gun
Frickin funny -- say hello to the rfiddler. A cool looking, rfid destroying emp-pulse scifi gun with flashlight to annoy humans. Imagine the fun you could have with this electromagnetic pulse RFID zapper!
Divinity 2 - Lands of Rivellon Trailer
This is a new trailer from Divinity II: Ego Draconi, the setting of Larian Studios' upcoming (US) RPG sequel. This 1.5 minute trailer for Divinity 2 shows some gameplay footage of various areas in 'The Lands of Rivellon.' Already released in Europe, Divinity II hits North America on January 5, 2010.
Modern Warfare 2 Patch Fixes Hacks
Guru3D Christmas Competition - Keep Christmas Cool !
Jaaaaaahh competition time ! It's time for the traditional logo hunt. To keep things cool we teamed up with Noctua and Coolink as we'll be handing out no less than twelve cooling kits including some of the most sexy CPU and VGA coolers we know you guys love so much !
Head on over to the link below to check out the prizes and obviously ... what you need to do to be eligible to win one cooling kit.
Click here and beam to the contest page
Oh, and merry Christmas of course ;)
MSI Afterburner overclocking competition Winners
In Collaboration with MSI, Guru3D earlier on organized a skin and overclocking competition. We've seen some fantastic overclocks and the skins released where absolutely diverse and nice.
The MSI Afterburner overclocking competition ended on Dec 18th. The player who uses the most high-end graphics card was not the winner this time, instead, the winner only used a mainstream card that almost every computer shop sells. For example, the first place player used a GeForce 9500 GT and the second place player used a Radeon 4350 only. We noticed stunning overclocking percentage over 100%
It however now is time to formally announce the prize winners of both competitions !
Winner list of Afterburner overclocking competition. Place Player Overclocking percentage GPU clock VGA Model:
- First Place Nei (MSI Radeon HD 5870)with a 145.00% overclock at 1351 MHz with his MSI N9500GT
- Second Place JMax_OC (Big Bang Fuzion P55 motherboard) with a stunning 140.90% OC at 1325 MHz on a MSI N9400GT
- Third Place is for Mamulos (MSI N275GTX Lightning graphics card) with a 125.16% OC at 1350 MHz with merely a Radeon 4350
We have three runner ups all receiving MSI GeForce 9600 GT in the overclocking competition: MM10x, Siamezu and Jordan199. You can check out some of the entries here in this thread.
Of course there was a second competition, the AfterBurner Skin Competition. The results especially the top three, are really great. Here are the top three winners:
- First Place Buzz44 (MSI P55-GD80 motherboard)
- Second Place CrowTrobot (MSI R4890 Cyclone OC graphics card)
- Third Place CrowTrobot (MSI N260GTX-T2D896-OC graphics card)
Here we also have three runner up prizes that we give away and the lucky draw winners of the Afterburner skin competition receiving a MSI GeForce 9600 GT are Giguli, Godzylla and Freeman3D.
If you have not done so, feel free to have a browse at the Skin competition entries right here.
We like to congratulate all prize winners and you'll be contacted shortly requesting shipping information.
Merry Christmas !
Merry Christmas !
Hey everybody -- here at Guru3D.com we want to wish you all a very warm and merry Christmas this year. We hope you get all the cool gadgets and hardware you wish for under that Christmas tree. This year was a remarkable one, both with positives and negatives alright. Let's hope that in 2010 we can all leave the effects of the global crisis far behind us. It will be an interesting year alright.
Merry Christmas and be sure to check back on 1st Christmas day when we'll start a little competition with some nice prizes ;)
Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet and Extreme review
Zalman CNPS 10X Quiet and Extreme review
Zalman recently released a new series of CNPS (Computer Noise Prevention System ) heatpipe based coolers. The new 10X coolers include five nice big heatpipes being cooled by a grotesque120mm fan. The PWM Fan comes with RPM Control which allows you to fine tune the cooler to your specific cooling requirements. And all that in a nice design and not too huge (in dimension) sized cooler.
We will put two out of the three to the test namely the CNPS10X Extreme and CNPS10X Quiet. Both coolers impressed us a lot.
Read the Guru3D review right here.
InnoDisk intros 2TB PCIe SSD
Taiwan-based InnoDisk, which in-house develops and produces flash storage devices for industrial applications and embedded systems, has launched a PCI Express-based solid state drive (SSD) with transfer speeds up to 800MB/sec and up to 2TB capacity.
InnoDisk expressed optimism about the growing demand for future PCIe SSDs targeting enterprise servers, gaming PCs and military computing applications. The company estimated pre-tax profits at NT$5-6 (US$0.15-0.18) per share in 2009, attributing the year's profitability to its high-margin industrial storage solutions.
InnoDisk said its latest SSD delivers speeds of up to 800MB/s read and 600MB/s write, compared to today's SSD products with transfer speeds up to 230MB/s.
Samsung Electronics contributes 90% to InnoDisk's overall NAND flash demand, according to industry sources. InnoDisk sources Samsung chips through distributor Supreme Electronics, the sources added.
Founded in 2005, InnoDisk offers DRAM modules and flash storage for industrial applications, and consumer flash devices.
Specs NVIDIA Fermi-Based Tesla Cards Detailed
NVIDIA has recently revealed a spec sheet on its next-generation Tesla cards. Tesla is targated at professionals and business consumers.
According to the specifications made available by the company, the new Fermi based cards will have one cluster of shaders less than some of the hiogh-end consumer parts will have, for the GF100/Tesla T20 graphics processing unit (GPU) comes with 448 stream processors.
It was believed that Tesla C2000 graphics cards would come with 512 Stream processors. NVIDIA is planning to release two new cards, the Tesla C2050 and C2070, which will feature a single-chip design with 3GB and 6GB of GDDR5 memory, respectively. The memory comes with a 384-bit interface and will work at frequency levels of 1.8GHz and 2GHz, with NVIDIA claiming that its new cards will be capable of delivering double precision performance in the range of 520GFlops to 630GFlops.
The Tesla T20 graphics processing unit, the new cards will pair an 8-pin PCI-Express power connector with another 6-pin PCI Express connector, with a specified 225W TDP. By comparison, the company's current GeForce GTX 285, dual-GPU GTX 295 and Tesla C1050 have a maximum heat dissipation set at 204W, 289W and 187.8W, respectively.
Asus gets ahead of things sells H57 boards
If you live in Taipei then over at the Guanghua computer marketthey are selling H57 motherboards from Asus, which is way ahead of the official launch on the 7th of January next year.
All of the shops sell the same model, the Asus P7H57D-V EVO. This is a full size ATX motherboard with a fairly standard layout. As this board supports the integrated graphics found in the upcoming Core i5 and Core i3 processors from Intel, Asus has kitted it out with a DisplayPort, a DVI port and a D-sub connector. On top of this Asus has added its special design for SATA 6Gb/s and USB 3.0 which includes a PLX PCI Express bridge chip.
AMD: 40nm yields have stablized
AMD's 40nm yields at TSMC have stabilized, and that supply of Radeon HD 5800 series should improve from here. The company now explains that 40-nm yields at TSMC have stabilized, and supply of 5800-series cards should ramp up from here.
TSMC, the Taiwanese foundry that produces GPUs for both AMD and Nvidia, has been the main cause of the shortages. The firm owned up to poor yields
Enermax expands Revolution85+ Warranty
With immediate effect, Enermax extends the manufacturer warranty for the PSU series Revolution85+ to five years
TRIM Available for OCZ Summit Series SSDs
According to the company, the new firmware helps restore performance on Summit drives back to
Intel has 600GB SSD on it's roadmap
A leaked Intel roadmap shows that the company is planning to launch the 2xnm MLC based SSDs with a larger capacity in Q4 next year.
The current 34nm MLC based X25-M and X18-M using 50nm process technology will be phased out in Q3 next year, and in the following quarter we can expect something called Postville Refresh