Arctic Sound Series 2.1 Speakers
The ARCTIC S series 2.1 Speakers bring best audio quality for all needs. Dive into pure sound and make your PC to a real multimedia system. The speakers in the ARCTIC SOUND S Series features excellent sound quality with rich bass and clear highs. High fidelity drivers along with quick and precise responding driver coils play your music the way it is thought to be played.
The sleek and contemporary designs of these metallic-looking speakers blend seamlessly into any media center environment and emphasize your modern lifestyle. The different sizes will fit into either limited areas or spacious environments. All of the speakers are integrated with volume, bass, and treble controls, either on one of the satellites or on a control pod. Tweaking those settings with turning knobs are at user
Apache: Air Assault PC Released
Apache: Air Assault is a new combat flight simulation game based on the Apache AH-64D Longbow attack helicopter. The player takes on the role of three distinct Apache crews that each deal with what at first appears to be localized enemy activity, but eventually reveals itself to be part of the larger plan. The gameplay intercuts back and forth between the three crews as the action and stakes escalate.
Apache: Air Assault features 16 multi-stage missions involving air and ground strike operations off the coast of Africa, the mountains of the Middle East and the jungles of Central America, each meticulously created using high resolution map data from real-world satellite photography. Apache helicopters are some of the most sophisticated combat aircraft on the planet
NVIDIA dual-GF110 graphics card PCB spotted
Our colleagues from TechPowerUp spotted photo of what seems to be an early engineering board of a dual-GF110 graphics card.
The reference design PCB of the dual-GF110 accelerator (which still needs some components fitted) reveals quite a lot about the card taking shape.
" First, it's a single PCB card, both the GPU systems are located on the same PCB. Second, there are slots for three DVI output connectors present, indicating that the card with be 3D Vision Surround ready in a single card. You just have to get one of these, plug in three displays over standard DVI, and you're ready with a large display head spanning three physical displays. Third, it could feature a total of 3 GB of video memory (or 1.5 GB per GPU system). Each GPU system has six memory chips on the obverse side of the PCB. "
Cooler Master HAF X NVIDIA Edition
Now I mean no disrespect to NVIDIA or Cooler Master, both great companies of course. And sure, the HAF-X is a great chassis. But that .. I would not want in my office, no Sir. Cooler Master has teamed up with NVIDIA to release an NVIDIA-themed version of the HAF X case. The new case has a black/toxic green color scheme and an NVIDIA logo attached to the front but other than that it looks pretty much the same as the regular HAF X.
The case retails for $229.99, a $50 premium over the regular edition. Read our HAF-X review right over here BTW. Click on the thumbnails and see for yourself.
GeForce GTX 580 3-way SLI review
Well sure we can, but the dynamics are way more complicated. So before starting up the article, rest assured we'll be showing you performance of our standard benchmark suite, that means some older titles, some modern titles and some DX11 titles.
We'll also overclock a little, look at power consumption, heat .. and well .. everything else.
Check out our full review right here.
3DMark 11 to launch November 30, 2010
Good news for the benchmark enthusiasts, 3DMark 11 launches November 30, 2010. 3DMark 11 is the latest version of what probably is the most popular graphics card benchmark.
Designed to measure your PC
Gigabyte H55N USB3 Mini-ITX motherboard review
Gigabyte decided to up all this up a notch or two. They took the extremely small Mini-ITX form factor very serious, and each inch on this motherboard has been equipped with an component.
As such we see that the H55N-USB3 motherboard is ready for all LGA 1156 Core i3/i5 and i7 processors, it is equipped with four SATA 2 ports, a x16 PCIe Slot for high-end graphics, durable components like solid chokes and very quality capacitors, optical Toslink SPDIF output, and when paired with a Clarkdale based Core i3 or i5 processor the ability to utilize the D-SUB (VGA), DVI or HDMI connector. Oh and it's got USB 3.0 as well.
Check out the full review right here.
Razer Nostromo gaming keypad
Razer announced the Razer Nostromo gaming keypad, co-developed with Belkin and designed to give gamers the upper hand with cutting-edge ergonomics, tournament-grade controls, extreme customizability, and maximum comfort.
The Razer Nostromo features a 16-button keypad layout and form factor that is optimally designed for greater intuitive access to critical gaming commands across all game genres. For marathon gaming sessions, a soft-touch rubberized wrist pad cradles the palm and significantly reduces hand fatigue and wrist strain.
The Razer Nostromo gives players amazing key activation accuracy with its 16 fully-programmable Hyperesponse
SteelSeries MMO keyset for Shift keyboard
SteelSeries designed a MMO keyset for the Shift gaming keyboard. SteelSeries, the leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories today, introduced the SteelSeries MMO Keyset for the Shift gaming keyboard. The SteelSeries MMO Keyset transforms the Shift into a feature-rich MMO Keyboard with an intuitive, preconfigured layout of keys that are labeled for movement, communication, and emotes. The new keyset brings gamers a superior and more cost-effective keyboard option compared to buying an MMO-only keyboard.
LaCie FastKey USB 3.0 drive will go up to 260MB/s
LaCie brings the FastKey to market, a new USB 3.0 memory stick that promises data transfer speeds of up to 260MB/s. The device has a sturdy metal casing and is equipped with AES 256-bit encryption. Prices start at $149.99 for the 30GB edition but LaCie also offers 60GB and 120GB editions if you desire a bit more room for your data.
Today LaCie announces the smallest SSD USB 3.0 drive, delivering speeds up to 260MB/s
PNY 8GB DDR3 kits
PNY introduced a couple of new DDR3 modules for desktops and notebooks:
Nexus Prominent 5 chassis
Nexus shows off the Prominent 5, a new silent case with noise absorption foam, toolless installation, and silent fans. The case has an aluminum front, it has a full-black design with some orange highlights in the interior. The Prominent 5 has five exposed 5.25-inch bays and a FireWire port on its I/O panel, in addition to the USB 2.0 and eSATA port.
The chassis looks quite good really.
Sandra 2010 SP2 v17.20 released
Here you can download SiSoftware Sandra 2010 SP2 which includes remote analysis, benchmarking and diagnostic features for PCs, servers and networks.
SiSoft Sandra (the System ANalyser, Diagnostic and Reporting Assistant) is an information & diagnostic utility. SANDRA will provide most of the information (including undocumented) you need to know about your hardware, software and other devices whether hardware or software.
It works along the lines of other Windows utilities, however it tries to go beyond them and show you more of what's really going on. Giving the user the ability to draw comparisons at both a high and low-level. You can get information about the CPU, chipset, video adapter, ports, printers, sound card, memory, network, Windows internals, AGP, ODBC Connections, USB2, 1394/Firewire, etc.
Matrox Mura Controller Board
Matrox Graphics announced their brand new Matrox Mura controller board, which the company believes will be a new benchmark for collaborative video walls. The company is already busy showing off their new creation at the InfoComm Asia 2010 event, which is taking place in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Center. And, with the device
MSI Classic Series AC1900 All-in-One PC
MSI has now added the all-new Classic series to its pre-existing Professional and Entertainment series of AIO PCs. The new Wind Top AC1900 comes equipped with a low-power and high-performance Intel dual-core processor and a 19" cinema-grade widescreen LCD. The monitor's 16:9 aspect ratio makes light work of word processing tasks. A DVD drive, webcam, speakers, and card readers are also integrated into the AC1900 to meet the needs of all users. And thanks to the proprietary MSI software which comes installed on the AC1900, people of all ages can operate the computer with ease. Setting up and using the computer is no longer a chore-just plugging in one power cable is all it takes to start up.
Ergonomic and Intuitive Design
The minimalistic appearance of the Wind Top AC1900 complements its strengths as an AIO PC. The Wind Top AC1900 takes up less space and eliminates all of the desktop wiring clutter that weighs down conventional PCs. The black-based color scheme is suitable for all kinds of interiors and the 19" widescreen display offers effective eye relief so that users don't feel tired even after extended use.
High Performance; Low Power Consumption; Super Quiet
The Wind Top AC1900 is equipped with an Intel dual-core processor and high-performance DDR3 memory. This exceptional performance, backed by 802.11 b/g Wireless LAN, allows you to freely make full use of everything the Internet has to offer. Everyday computing tasks can now be handled more smoothly and efficiently than ever.
Compared to conventional 300W PCs, Under full load, the AC1900 can reduce 63% of power consumption under full load. This translates into 840 kg of reduced carbon dioxide emissions each year, the equivalent of 187 trees, and $100 in electricity costs. In the AC1900, performance and power consumption have achieved an ingenious balance.
Owing to the latest thermal dissipation technology used in the Wind Top AC1900, regardless of whether the system is in standby or running at full speed, noise levels never exceed 36dB. This makes computing as quiet as being in a library and offers you the most comfortable working environment possible. In addition, the AC1900 conforms to the strictest green standards including Energy Star 5.0 as well as EPEAT certification from the U.S. EPA, making it a green and environmentally-friendly product.
Unsurpassed Instant Messaging
The high-definition camera, high quality microphone, and two sets of high-fidelity speakers integrated into the AIO design greatly reduces the amount of space taken up on your desktop. Video conferencing can be telecast live and record every exciting moment. Crisp picture quality and vivid colors make instant messaging even more fun!
Comprehensive I/O Interfaces
The Wind Top AC1900 provides a complete range of I/O interfaces, including a multi-card reader capable of reading data from mainstream memory card products. This allows users to directly transfer and store their information onto the AC1900 with the utmost convenience. Common commercial products such as digital cameras, digital camcorders, and MP3 players can also be connected to the AC1900 via the USB 2.0 port, and the DVD Super Multi easily plays DVDs and can be used to copy and backup important data.
AMD 16-core Interlagos platform in Q2 2011
Scheduled for production in the second quarter of 2011 and launch with widespread availability in the third quarter, AMD has revealed its latest Interlagos processor featuring up to 16 cores and four channels of DDR3 memory, ideally suited for HPC environments.
Meanwhile, AMD will release its 8-core, 2-channel processor codenamed Valencia, suited for smaller HPC clusters where power or price are significant concerns. Bulldozer, the first new server processor core technology from AMD since the introduction of the original AMD Opteron processor, features a modular design with 256-bit floating point capabilities and other features that compliment high performance computing.
GeForce GTX 570 to arrive in December + photo
More and more rumors surface that a GeForce GTX 570 graphics card in December. Additionally, the site also notes the Radeon HD 6950 and 6970 are now scheduled for December 13th.
A slightly watered-down version of the GF110, or rather chips that do not meet the GeForce GTX 580 spec, will be placed on the upcoming GeForce GTX 570. The GF110 chip on the GeForce GTX 570 will have one streaming multiprocessor disabled, bringing the total CUDA core count to 480 - the same as the outgoing GeForce GTX 480. Performance is said to be around the GTX 480's level, but with a TDP quite similar to the GTX 470. Expect 1280MB memory on the new card.
Rumored frequencies are set at 690 Mhz on the core, 1380 Mhz on the shaders and 3800 MHz on the gDDR5 memory.