Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor GeForce GTX 970 VRAM stress test
It has been an interesting week with all the hype on the GeForce GTX 970 with what now is know as a crippled memory sub-system. Three weeks ago here on Guru3D.com users in our forums started to report oddities with their GeForce GTX 970 graphics card, the card ran out of memory at 3.5 GB, not utilizing anything higher or reports of stutters in high graphics memory usage.Read more
Does the GeForce GTX 970 have a memory allocation bug ? (update 3)
For a week or two now in our forums there have been allegations that users of the GeForce GTX 970 have a darn hard time addressing and filling the last 10% of their graphics memory. The 4 GB card seems to run into issues addressing the last 400 to 600 MB of memory, which is significant.Read more
DFI shows Hybrid motherboard
Hybrid certainly is a trendy word these days. it's stickered and labeled on everything. DFI has been working overtime in order to concoct the next great mainboard, and if this thing can really deliver as advertised, we'd say the gurus responsible for it will succeed greatly.
The Hybrid P45-ION-T2A2 motherboard can actually house a complete Atom / Ion-based system on one side, while handling a traditional Socket 775 CPU system on the other. In other words, this single motherboard can power -- let's say -- a low-power server system and your next gaming setup. At the same time! We're still waiting on a firm release date and price, but 'til then, hop on past the break for a swell demonstration vid.
Point of View Batman: Arkham Asylum LE GTX 275
Point of View has just announced the introduction of a new limited edition GeForce GTX 275. The Limited Edition 'Batman' graphics card provides users with the performance of the well-known GPU, but also with a full-version of the
Sapphire HD 5870 en HD 5850 photo's
A Japanese website posted two photo's of the upcoming DirectX 11 class Sapphire HD 5870 and 5850. The cards look a lot like the
Previous photo's as seen on the web over the past week or so. Both cards have two DVI ports, a HDMI connect and a DisplayPort connector. The cards will be launched on September the 23rd. Check out the thumbnails.
PlayStation 4 concept
While the PS3 Slim has just come out, it is doing extremely well in terms of hardware sales. Let's hope the attach rate for its software will be equally high just like the DS and all of its iterations. Well, Tai Chiem has come up with his own version of the PlayStation which he has rightly dubbed the PlayStation 4.
This concept is extremely nice to look at, but something tells us it isn't feasible engineering-wise. After all, it comes with clear material as the main choice of construction, making us wonder whether should it ever be released, will come with a disclaimer on the box, "Nice to touch, nice to hold, once broken, considered sold!" to deter the grubby fingers of curious onlookers from having a go at it.
SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset revealed
SteelSeries introduced the Siberia v2, an updated version of the five-year old Siberia Headset. The new model has integrated control capabilities and promises better sound quality, enhanced comfort, and improved noise reduction. The SteelSeries Siberia v2 Headset will be available in November 2009.
As an upgrade to the original Siberia, the v2 sports an
Leaked Trailer The Witcher 2
There's now a comment about this on The Witcher Website: "Of course, we can't and won't try to deny the facts. The movie that appeared on the various sites yesterday presents our newest project, The Witcher 2, which we've been working on for some time. We made something about half year ago, to present the first playable version of the game." said Adam Kicinski, CEO of CD Projekt RED. "Currently we are looking for a potential publisher (or publishers) for this title, and this leak is an uncontrolled side effect of that process. For today, we are not commenting on anything that concerns the game itself." [via ggmania]
NVIDIA: DirectX 11 Won't Define GPU Sales
"DirectX 11 by itself is not going be the defining reason to buy a new GPU. It will be one of the reasons." This coming from the same company that a few years ago said that there was every reason to opt for a DirectX 10 compliant graphics card, to complete the Windows Vista experience, at a time when it was the first and only company to be out with compliant hardware. In the wake of rival AMD's ambitious Evergreen family of DirectX 11 compliant graphics cards being released, NVIDIA made it a point to tell the press that the development shouldn't really change anything in the industry.
Speaking at the Deutsche Bank Securities Technology Conference, NVIDIA's VP of investor relations said
Radeon HD 5870 1GB spotted online for pre-order
A Dutch etailer that more often has leaked prices to get some extra pageviews (I won't even name them anymore because it's getting silly really) once more leaked prices -- this time on the Radeon HD 5870 1GB. The information has been taken down, I guess ATI threatened them with no allocation for sales. But the website had the 1 GB version listed under SKU model number 21161-00-50R priced ar 319.99 EUR.
Toshiba dynadock wireless U USB docking station
Toshiba has announced a new and updated version of the dynadock called the dynadock wireless U Universal USB docking station. The name is certainly a mouthful, but there are some nice features to be had.
Those nice features are assuming you can stomach the $299 asking price of the new wireless version. The dock integrates wireless USB tech into the design to eliminate the need for a wire between your laptop and the docking station. In case you aren
Gyration offers up new Air Mouse Elite for your HTPC
One of the biggest problems with putting a computer in the living room for some users is finding a way to store and use the mouse and keyboard needed for navigation. Gyration has announced a new product today called the Air Mouse Elite that doesn
AMD six-core desktop CPU expected by mid-2010
AMD is planning to introduce a six-core desktop processor by mid-2010. This chip will aim at Intel's Gulftown, which is expected to be available in Q2 2010. AMD will be at a disadvantage though, as its chip will be 45nm while Gulftown will be 32nm.
It is likely that AMDis tweaking and optimizing Istanbul to make it more suitable for Desktop usage. AMD
Students to get Windows 7 for $30
I sometimes do not understand why Microsoft only does these things for the USA and UK. Students in the UK and US with a valid email address (an email address given by the college or university, e.g. firstname.lastname@example.org) will be able to purchase Windows 7 Home Premium or Windows 7 Professional (upgrade versions) for #30 and $30 respectively.
The offer will run until 3 January 2010 when the prices will revert to normal.
Operation Flashpoint Dragon Rising Trailer
AV123 ELT 525M 2.0 speaker kit review
The PC audio niche has exploded in recent years. The idea that audio lovers didn't need to use small plastic PC speakers seemed a revelation to some and a very basic notion to others. The addition of even modest audio gear meant for the living room seemed to easily surpass any speakers meant for PC use.
AV123 concentrates their efforts on building high quality, high end home theater gear, everything from satellite speakers, to full towers, subwoofer and ELT electronics can be found at AV123.
As such we test a complete stereo monitoring system comprised of their ELT 525 Mini-Monitors in a Cherry Finish, a Class-D speaker amplifier from Tweak City Audio and last but not least some Matrix-2 speaker cables from Ultra Link to tie the system together, breaking away from all the plastic garbage speakers available on the market today. But does it make a difference ?
Check out the full Guru3D review here.
Auzentech X-Fi Bravura 7.1 Revealed - Sneak Peak
We have a bit of an exclusive look at upcoming Auzen X-Fi Bravura 7.1 PCI-E Audio Interface for you guys today. The Bravura is a new 7.1 soundcard from Auzentech powered by the Creative Labs X-Fi audio processor.
Please understand this card is in the very early stages of development and the board design and final design are subject to change. Without further delays, let
News of the day: Stargate Pyramid Case Mod
OCZ Z-Drive PCIe solid state disks now shipping
OCZ announced its Z-Drive PCI Express solid state disks are now available. The memory company introduced two versions: the SLC-based e84 and the MLC-based p84. The Z-Drive e84 ships in 256GB and 512GB capacities, it features read speeds of up to 800MB/s, write speeds of up to 750MB/s and up to 16,000 IOPS (4k random write). The Z-Drive p84 is available in 256GB, 512GB and 1TB capacities, this model promises read speeds of up to 750MB/s, write speeds of up to 650MB/s and 10,000 IOPS (4k random write).
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a worldwide leader in innovative, ultra-high performance and high reliability memory and flash-based storage as an alternative to hard disk drives (HDDs), today unveiled the Z-Drive, a PCI-Express Solid State Drive (SSD) designed to meet the stringent demands of enterprise computing clients. Unlike other solutions, the Z-Drive provides a cost-effective formula of performance, reliability, and upkeep for enterprise customers and their applications which require the benefits of solid state drive technology, but have previously been hesitant to adopt competing products due to the sheer cost of implementation.
Radeon 5700 GPUs priced from $149-$199?
Read it well, 5700 not 5800. It is not rumored that ATI could be unleashing a slew of new GPUs in the coming weeks.
Apparantly ATI plans to introduce Radeon 5770 and 5750 GPUs right around the Windows 7 launch in October. The cards will supposedly be priced from $149-$199, with $5-$15 mail-in rebates also as an option. With the debut of the 5700 series GPUs the 4800 series would hit EOL (end of life) status real soon in the upcoming months. The 5750 will replace the 4870 at $149, while the 5770 would replace the 4890 at $199.
Obviously it remains to be seen how the 5700-series cards will perform in comparison to 4800 series, we expect pretty good though.