Computex 2011 - MSI works on improved Z68 Mobo
The motherboard you spot below is a new revision of the a Z68 from intel, the MSI Z68A-GD80 rev3, a little birdy whispered that this board will get next-gen compliant PCIe slots, meaning more bandwith. Initial tests with super-SSD PCIe RAID solition show a significant improvement in performance according to MSI. Yes PCie Expres gen 3.
After being awake for 30+ hours though I kind of forgot to ask .. how they accomplish it. Has to be via an additional bridge chip though, we'll cover more about this later this week. But for now have a look at the pretty pics.
Computex 2011 - ASUS MARS II caught on camera
When you walk by the ASUS booth and notice a very weird looking card, well then you get curious. Check out the two photo's below, that is in fact the MARS II which you've all been hearing about.
Now the product is yet to be announced so I'm not saying anything more other about specs then what is already known on the web, and we all know that this is a dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580 with a 19-Phase Super Alloy Power technology and Direct CU dual-fan cooling to keep it cool.
Here are the first pics:
Computex 2011 - ZOTAC GeForce GTX 560 Multiview
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MSI All-in-One PCs with LED Super Color Displays
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NVIDIA 3D Vision $99 wired glasses
NVIDIA has gone more basic with its new 3D Vision wired glasses, which come in under the $100 barrier. 99 USD / EUR gets you the same active shutter lenses as on the more expensive wireless pair, but replaces the wireless sync connection and batteries with a USB cable. That 10-foot cord both powers and operates the wired glasses, meaning no downtime while you recharge.
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NVIDIA 3D Vision Video gets supported on YouTube
NVIDIA announced that YouTube is for the first time giving users the ability to view thousands of 3D videos in rich, high-quality stereoscopic 3D on their NVIDIA(R) 3D Vision(TM) PCs and notebooks when using the latest version of the Mozilla Firefox Web browser.
"We're excited to introduce HTML5 and WebM support to the thousands of 3D videos available on YouTube," said Jonathan Huang, 3D Product Manager at YouTube. "By embracing these open standards, NVIDIA 3D Vision users now have a great way of experiencing YouTube's library of 3D content."
"Firefox with 3D Vision creates a stunning and smooth 3D video experience using HTML5 video based on open standards," said Jay Sullivan, VP of Products at Mozilla. "3D Vision from NVIDIA is a great example of the rich, innovative experiences that are being built on top of the speed and graphics power that Firefox delivers to the Web."
"Sales of our ASUS G series notebooks with 3D Vision have been strong," said Ben Thacker, vice president of Systems Business Group-Distribution, ASUS North America. "Now that users can view YouTube videos in high-quality 3D, we expect interest in the ASUS 3D Vision models to grow significantly."
With a number of new, consumer 3D video cameras launched this year, YouTube's support of NVIDIA 3D Vision technology extends its existing commitment to 3D, enabling even more consumers and 3D enthusiasts to share their 3D videos online. With attractively priced models now available from JVC, Sony and other leading vendors, users now have another easy way to capture and post high-quality 3D videos on YouTube, 3DVisionLive.com, or even their own websites by embedding the YouTube 3D video player.
To further showcase the new YouTube stereoscopic 3D video streaming capabilities and some of the latest professional and user-generated 3D YouTube videos, NVIDIA is now hosting the top YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos on its 3D web community site at www.3DVisionLive.com/YT3D.
"YouTube 3D on an NVIDIA 3D Vision PC is an amazing experience," said Phil Eisler, general manager of 3D Vision at NVIDIA. "Now 3D Vision PC users can enjoy over 525 games, YouTube videos and photos in theater-quality, full-resolution 3D."
To view YouTube stereoscopic 3D videos an NVIDIA 3D Vision-equipped PC or notebook and the latest NVIDIA GeForce(R) drivers (version 275 or above) are required, as well as Firefox (version 4 or above), which includes support for HTML5 video streaming. Users will also need to select the HTML5 viewing option when viewing a YouTube 3D video: http://www.youtube.com/select_3d_mode.
In addition, with NVIDIA 3DTV Play(TM) software, users can connect their PCs to their 3D HDTVs to enjoy 3D YouTube videos on the "big screen" in the comfort of their living rooms.
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OCZ Agility 3 SSD review
OCZ is about to inject an SSD into the market that is labeled Agility 3 SSD. What's the difference in-between Agility 2 and now 3 you might ask ? Well, two primary things really, controller and NAND flash memory type. Labeled with advertised speeds of of 525 MB/sec with write speeds of 500 MB/sec this product should be really interesting for many of you.
You can read this review right here.
New AMD Bulldozer Slide show 4 New CPU Models
We just posted that the Bulldozer release might be pushed back towards Q3 this year, though not 100% sure. Four new FX-series processors based on the Zambezi architecture seem to be added into retail in September 2011 according to the slide down below.
Two of these chips, the FX-8150 and FX-8100, feature an eight-core design and have 8MB of Level 2 and 8MB of Level 3 cache memory, while the other two chips, the FX-6100 and FX-4100, packs six and, respectively four, processing cores.
The FX-series CPUs come with an unlocked multiplier and support DDR3 memory with a maximum frequency of 1866 MHz and AMD's Turbo Core 2.0 technology.
Clock speeds are ntor evealed but with AMD's naming scheme you can quickly do the math, the FX-8150 should be clocked higher than the 3.8GHz FX-8130P, while the other CPUs are expected to be slower than their soon to be released counterparts.
Here's that slide, click on it to enlarge the screenshot.
Intel Ivy Bridge furhter delayed to Q2 2012 ?
There are lots of rumors floating on the web right now, AMD's Bulldozer processors might be launched in August/September which is a delay.
But also Intel's upcoming Ivy BVridge processors seem to be pushed back towards Q2 2012 according to a leaked Intel roadmap.
One reason for this delay could be that Intel needs more time to ramp up its 22nm Tri-Gate production as the company doesn't have enough fabs to keep up with the demand of Ivy Bridge CPUs. Intel's Ivy Bridge processors are a die 22nm shrink of the Sandy Bridge core and feature the same architecture with a few minor tweaks and an improved graphics core.
The on-die GPU will receive DirectX 11 support as well as 30% more EUs than the Sandy Bridge graphics core. Other CPU features include better AVX performance, an integrated PCI Express 3.0 controller as well as native USB 3.0 support thanks to the Panther Point chipsets.
PCI Express 3.0 should double the bandwidth available for add-in cards from 500MB/s per lane to 1GB/s per lane. Click on the thumbnails.
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Computex 2011 - Gigabyte 990FXA-UD5 Socket AM3+
The photo and information leaks seem to go on and on and on, let's hope there's some stuff for Computex left to cover!
Check out the GA-990FXA-UD5, targeted at a more high-end crowd this UD5 comes with the nice dark 10-phase mobo design and can carry multi-GPU setups solutions with up to 3 graphics cards: supporting 3-way SLI and CrossFireX.
You'll spot five PCI-Express 2.0 x16, of which three (slots 1,3,5) are PCI-Express 2.0 wired to the AMD 990FX northbridge, with electrical configurations of x16/x16/NC or x16/x8/x8.
Slots 2 and 4 x4. Other card slots are PCI-E x1, and a legacy PCI. With eight SATA 6 Gb/s internal ports, a power-eSATA, and a normal eSATA you can connect enough storage units alright.
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F.E.A.R. 3 Contractions Trailer
Check out a new video from Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment giving gamers a detailed look at the F.E.A.R. 3 cooperative survivor multiplayer mode