Noctua offers Free Mounting Kit LGA1155
Noctua let us know that owners of older Noctua CPU coolers who wish to upgrade to the upcoming LGA1155 socket will be able to obtain the appropriate NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit free of charge. Recent models such as the NH-C14, NH-D14 or NH-U12P SE2 already include the NM-I3 mounting kit and are fully compatible with LGA1155 out of the box.
"We're determined to provide the best possible support to our customers and we've sent many thousands of NM-I3 mounting kits free of charge to users who wanted to upgrade to LGA1156", says Mag. Roland Mossig, Noctua CEO. "With Sandy Bridge just around the corner, we're pleased to announce that we'll extend this offer for LGA1155 users. Everyone owning an older Noctua heatsink that doesn't support LGA 115x out of the box will be able to upgrade to the new socket free of charge!"
Due to the spacing of the mounting holes being identical on LGA1155 and LGA1156, Noctua's NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting kit for LGA1156 also supports Intel's upcoming 'Sandy Bridge' platform. The following Noctua coolers already include the NM-I3 SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA1156 and can thus be used on LGA1155 mainboards without any upgrades or modifications: NH-C14, NH-D14, NH-C12P SE14, NH-U12P SE2, NH-U9B SE2.
Users of older Noctua models that don't include the SecuFirm2 mounting system for LGA1156/1155 can obtain the NM-I3 kit free of charge on Noctua's website in order to make their heatsinks compatible with the new socket. A proof of purchase (photo, scan or screenshot of the invoice) of both a Noctua CPU cooler and either a socket 1155 mainboard or socket 1155 CPU are required. The NM-I3 mounting kit is compatible with all Noctua retail coolers since 2005 and is also available in stores at a low service charge.
Guru3D Rig of the Month - November 2010
It is quite honestly amazing how much detail and dedication you put into an PC, and every now and then it really shows. This months was again difficult due to the number of excellent entries we received, the build quality of this project is very unique as you will see.
This months winner of Guru3D's Rig of the Month is Brian Wood (buk355), at the age of 40 he works in a machine shop. The man transformed his desktop into a PC that is looking very sweet ! The end result is stunning, but you'll see it and believe it.
Check out his rig right here.
A-Data S101 Compact USB Flash Drive
ADATA Technology, after listening attentively to the voice of the market, ADATA has launched a new product in its Superior series of flash drives, the S101. Produced under advanced COB (Chip On Board) manufacturing processes, the S101 is a compact and delicate technological jewel. High quality black leather exterior with a unique and comfortable toothed texture allows you to manifest your personal sense of elegance, at a price the stays true to your sense of moderation.
Advanced Manufacturing Process
This new addition to the superior series has a smaller profile due to the COB manufacturing used. With a length of only 3.3 cm, and width of 1.6 cm, the S101 is more compact than traditional USB flash drives, and as small and exquisite as a Bluetooth headset.
Minimum Size, Total Satisfaction
The design of the S101 eliminates unnecessary design elements, resulting in a simple look with a sleek, curved exterior that matches the handy sliding connector function. The one piece strap hole provides easy portability, significantly reducing the risk of loss.
Economical Choice in Elegant Technology
The S101 flash drive has a fine-grade black leather surface, with a bright ADATA logo emblazoned on the glossy side plate. It showcases your desire for quality tech paraphernalia, at a price that is lower than the industry standard.
ADATA pays attention to the voice of consumers, providing subtly elegant design and quality at an affordable price. Now everyone can enjoy trendiness and a touch of extravagance without breaking the bank.
Users can also take full advantage of ADATA
GeForce GTX 570 expected next week
A product folder from Palit reveals the GeForce GTX 570 will be released on December 7th. This card features the GF110 GPU with 1 SM disabled, it has 480 CUDA cores, a 732MHz core, 1464MHz shaders and 1280MB GDDR5 clocked at 3800MHz. The card features a 320-bit memory bus, 152GB/s memory bandwidth and a TDP of 225W. Pricing is rumored to be under $400, while performance is expected to be similar to the GeForce GTX 480.
"As expected, the GTX 570 features GF110 with 1 SM disabled, a total of 480 CUDA cores - much like the GTX 480. Like the GTX 470, the GTX 570 has 1 MC disabled, for a 320-bit memory interface mated to 950MHz 1280MB GDDR5. The memory bandwidth is 151.9 GB/s, well below the GTX 480. However, the GTX 570 is clocked at a healthy 732 MHz core, 1464 MHz shaders. Power consumption is rated at 225W. Surprisingly, the GTX 570 requirements lists a 6+6-pin power connector configuration, which indicates NVIDIA may be counting on its power monitoring circuitry. This could limit overclocking, however."
LaCie stylish 4-port USB 3.0 hub
LaCie reveals the Hub4 USB 3.0, which is a hub with four USB 3.0 ports The stylish design comes at a price though, the device has a hefty MSRP of $59.99.
The LaCie Hub4 USB 3.0 gives you enormous flexibility to connect your peripherals, wherever you go. With four USB 3.0 ports, it's easy to get the fastest USB 3.0 speeds
BendDesk: Multi-touch on a Curved Display
Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam Video Dev Diary
3DMark 11 gets delayed
It is now confirmed that the release of 3DMark 11, planned for Tuesday is delayed to an unknown date.
Over the weekend we made the difficult decision to postpone the launch of 3DMark 11 by a few days.
Our aim is that 3DMark 11 should provide accurate, reliable and consistent results from the start. With that goal in mind we are taking some extra time now to fix a couple of difficult bugs rather than patching the benchmark immediately after launch.
It might take a day, it might be a week, but either way we'll be in touch again soon to confirm the new launch date. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Inno3D GeForce GTX 580 OC edition review
We review the Inno3D GeForce GTX 580OC. Despite a very high price tag the product seems to become a nice success. As such directly at launch several models based of this SKU where already announced, e.g. the regular clocked models, factory higher clocked models, liquid cooled models.
This OC edition, in particular this is a reference GeForce GTX 580 that has been clocked faster to 820 MHz on the core where it also welcomes a nice bump on the overall memory frequency.
Check out the full review right here.
Elpida Smallest 2-Gigabit DDR3 SDRAM
Elpida announced that it had begun sample shipments of its new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM (product names: EDJ2116DEBG and EDJ2108DEBG) geared for use in consumer electrical appliances. The new SDRAM is the industry's smallest 2-gigabit DDR3 that supports an x16-bit I/O interface.
The new 2-gigabit DDR3 SDRAM is well suited to consumer electrical appliances. It meets the high-speed DDR3-1600 (1600Mbps) standard likely to become the mainstream memory speed standard in 2011, uses energy-efficient 1.35V for the DDR3L-1333 memory speed and is compliant with DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access) for upgrading the performance of consumer electrical appliances.
Compared with Elpida's existing x16-bit I/O products for use in consumer electrical appliances the new SDRAM uses 30% less current and its low 1.35V operating voltage increases its attractiveness as an eco-friendly DRAM.
- x16-bit/x8-bit I/O
- DDR3-1600 high-speed access
- 1.35V operation for DDR3L specification
- DDR3-Plus (seamless BL4 access)
- Data output buffer can be set to low output (RZQ/5)
- Digital TV, BD players, BD recorders, set top boxes and other consumer electrical appliances
- Tablet PCs
Gigabyte GeForce GTX 460 SE
Gigabyte presents its GeForce GTX 460 SE, this model is equipped with a dual-fan cooling solution and has a 730MHz core, 1460MHz shaders and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 3400MHz.
The special inclined dual fan design effectively minimizes the flow of turbulence between two fans and enhances heat dissipation of hot area right underneath each fan. By unique design, WINDFORCETM 2X even enlarges air channel on the graphics card vents and creates a more effective air flow system in chassis. This special design helps heat dissipate quickly from GPU. In addition, WINDFORCETM 2X is equipped with 2 copper heat-pipes which strengthen the speed of heat dissipation.
Gigabyte decorates airport with motherboards
Anyone who was to pass by Terminal one of Taoyuan International Airport recently can
Splinter Cell 6 Revealed
Hitachi technology goes for 24TB HDDs
Wow that's a lot of storage. Researchers from Hitachi and the Japanese New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) have developed a new HDD technology for storing up to 3.9Tbit per square inch. The technology paves the way for the creation of hard disk drives with a storage capacity of up to 24TB. More details will be presented next week at the 2010 Material Research Society Fall meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
Essentially, when you are recording on a magnetic material, bits (a collection of magnetized particles) are laid out end-to-end on disk platters. Storage capacity is generally increased by decreasing the size of the magnetic grains that make-up data bits. As the magnetic grains became smaller or arranged more efficiently, more data could then be stored on the disk. The Japanese researchers have developed an ultra-high density patterning technology based on a self-arranged phenomenon of polymer materials. The materials allowed for the formation of accurate magnetic structures sized just 10nm.
The technology, when applied to current density HDD (with areal density of about 500Gbits / square inch), will result to an 8-fold increase in the recording density. This means that we could see HDD with capacities of 24TB in the future.
G.Skill 2x4GB CL7 1600 MHz Trident DDR3 review
We feel that more memory is rather important, and in that trend memory manufacturers have started to increase the density of DIMM modules. Where 1 and 2GB DIMM modules have been the standard, we now see very good progress in 4 GB DIMM modules.
Today we'll do things a little different, G.Skill designed a 8GB low voltage DDR3 kit (2x 4GB) that can be set at 1600 MHz yet still run a CAS latency of 7. And that is truly interesting because the denser the ICs get, the higher latency typically gets.
Check out the review right here.
Crytek Announces Warface FPS
Crytek have announced (thanks VG247) a brand new FPS franchise called Warface. Little is known about the game at this point but it appears to be a multiplayer online title aimed mostly for the Asian marketplace.
Developed by Crytek, the makers of the award-winning Far Cry(TM), Crysis will be an original first person shooter game for PC based on new intellectual property. "Our focus has always been on innovating gameplay and technology, and bringing new experiences to gamers through our original intellectual properties," says Cevat Yerli, CEO & President of Crytek. "Crysis will be a showcase for that commitment and will offer gamers from all over the world the next step in FPS gaming." Shooter fans will face a new kind of gameplay challenge requiring adaptive tactics and customization of weapons and armor in dynamic, hostile environments as mankind struggles to survive in the face of a horrific alien invasion.
MSI Radeon HD 6870 Twin Frozr II OC Graphics Cards
MSI announces the R6870 Twin Frozr II Direct X 11 graphics card. The award winning SuperPipe equipped Twin Frozr II thermal solution keeps the operating temperature and sound levels well below normal levels. With up to 19
Powercolor preps passively cooled R6850
PowerColor is preparing to release a AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card that features a passive cooler, as TPU reports.
"This will be a completely silent cooling solution. The company is currently evaluating a new design that makes use of a large GPU heatsink featuring an aluminum fin array that ensures the card occupies just two expansion slots, while adding surface area by propagating to the top of the card, in an L-shape. The heatsink uses no less than five heat pipes to convey heat to the fins. PowerColor's card will be branded under the company's "SCS3" line of silent graphics cards. Based on the 40 nm "Barts" silicon, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 features 960 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Availability and pricing is unknown as the design is yet to be finalized."