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Radeon HD 7000 series in Q2 already?
More and more rumors are starting in regards to AMD's upcoming Radeon HD 7000 series graphics cards. The latest indications denote that in may the series 7000 cards will go into production already.
It is an interesting fact as AMD is still releasing series 6000 card in the low-end segment, even next week some 6400/6500 series products will arrive to market.
The new architecture will make a move towards 28nm which allows AMD to put some more transistors on the GPU core alright, bringing in more performance once again. It is expected that AMD will move forward with the VLIW4 architecture which brings good performance with less transistors as the series 6900 cards have proven.
The 7000 series going to production does not say much about an actual final release though, so when the products will hit the market remains to be seen. but surely sooner than later.
Cooler Master Enforcer review
We take a peek at the CM Storm Enforcer, and as you might have guessed from the name, will be aimed at gamers. It will have its own USB 3.0 ports and a suitably complex outer design that is a little more in line with the fragmeisters amongst us.
When you'll see the chassis the first time you'll notice resemblances to the CM HAF series, mixes it with features of the 690 II while featuring its own unique exterior design.
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PowerColor HD 6950 Vortex Edition Graphics Card
"The Vortex edition cooler uses two 80 mm fans, which are suspended on circular frames that are threaded and locked into the cooler shroud like screws. By twisting the fan frame, the user can adjust the distance between each fan and the heatsink below, thereby adjusting the fan's air-flow. If PowerColor's internal research (backed by thermal images) is to go by, the design helped increase cooling performance in case of the HD 5770 Vortex. Pulling the fan frames out comes at the expense of eating into clearance for the adjacent addon card, and that gives the user a level of control over the cooling performance. At this point, the clock speeds are not known. It's likely that PowerColor releases both 1GB and 2GB variants. "
GELID 1U-sized Slim Silence I-Plus cooler
GELID introduced the 28mm high Slim Silence I-Plus CPU cooler. Thermal Solutions specialist GELID Solutions adds a 28mm high 1U ultra slim CPU Cooler with high quality heatpipe and premium copper plate to its Silent product line. The
Intel Ivy Bridge and Panther Point details
Check it out, Donanim Haber published three slides that detail Intel's Ivy Bridge, Maho Bay and Panther Point. The latter one will finally get USB 3.0 support.
Ivy Bridge processors are seamlessly compatible with existing LGA1155 platforms, and "Cougar Point" P67, H67, H61, Z68, chipsets, although it will come with its own 7-series chipset.
For the most part, Ivy Bridge is identical to Sandy Bridge, being an optical shrink from existing 32 nm to 22 nm. It will feature a new dual-channel DDR3 memory controller with official support for DRAM speeds of up to DDR3-1600 MHz. There's the usual PCI-Express 2.0 x16 hub that can drive up to two discrete graphics cards with electrical x8 connections.
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Adobe Warns About Critical Flash Zero-Day Bug
Dead Rising 2: Off The Record announced for PC
Capcom's other big zombie action game franchise, Dead Rising, is getting a new entry this fall with Dead Rising 2: Off The Record for the PC and other platforms. The game will be out Fall 2011 on 360, PS3, and PC.
Dead rising 2: Off the Record, sees photojournalist and original hero of Dead Rising
Pure Piper A-1 DAC review
Pure Piper A-1 DAC review
From time to time we hear of devices that are considered promising by other audio nuts. As the hobby of audio is more of a passion to many of us, we have to check out these devices to see or rather hear what all the fanfare is about. The PurePiper A-1 DAC is one such device that has been the topic of discussion around many of the audio circles recently. The PurePiper A-1 is said to offer excellent sound quality in comparison to the budget minded price of the device. Who is PurePiper you are probably wondering?
Check out the review right here.
Onkyo Announces Six New AV solutions
Onkyo announced a new line of products including four home theater in a box kits (HTiB), a new mid-line receiver, and a 3D Blu-Ray player. None of them have any code names or anything, they all are listed only by their model numbers. Cool. The new HTiB
Intel Z68 launches May 8th
Expreview writes that Intel will debut its Z68 chipset on May 8th. Exact pricing is unknown but it's said to be close to that of the P67 and also targeted to be less high-end then we all initially anticipated.
Intel Z8 can be described to combine the advantage of P67/H67, it not only supports Sandy Bridge processors and enable overclocking towards CPU and memory, but also provides the support for RST SSD caching technology,which is known as "Smart Response",so Z68 is supposed to be the best choice for LGA 1155 platform.
SilverStone Raven RV03
Check out the SilverStone's Raven RV03 case which is now available for pre-order at $139.99
Availability of this chassis is expected arround April 18. One of the unique things about the RV03 is that is uses a 90-degree angled motherboard mounting system.
Here's what tc-mag reported on it: The new Raven measures 235 (W) x 522 (H) x 570 (D) mm, weights 11.4kg, supports up to extended ATX motherboards and has a top I/O panel with two USB 3.0 and audio ports, seven exposed 5.25-inch bays (all are tool-free ready), and enough space for up to ten 3.5-inch drives (six via adapters) and two 2.5-inch HDDs/SSDs. SilverStone's case also packs two, bottom-placed 180mm Air Penetrator fans (up to 1200 RPM speed).
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Sony settles out of court with PS3 jailbreaker
Sony found an agreement PS3 hacker George 'Geohot' Hotz making that case come to a close. Both parties expressed satisfaction that litigation had been quickly resolved. "Sony is glad to put this litigation behind us," said Riley Russell, General Counsel for SCEA. "Our motivation for bringing this litigation was to protect our intellectual property and our consumers. We believe this settlement and the permanent injunction achieve this goal."
"It was never my intention to cause any users trouble or to make piracy easier," said Hotz, "I
MSI Launches the N560GTX-Ti Hawk
MSI is pleased to announce the extension of its Hawk series of graphics cards with the N560GTX-Ti Hawk. The N560GTX-Ti Hawk is equipped with MSI
AMD FM1 Socket Package Photo
Zol.com.cn is showing some pictures of AMD's new socket FM1. FM1 looks to be the final platform for AMD's upcoming "Llano" A-Series accelerated processing units (APUs), in the desktop and notebook platforms.
TPU on its end reports that: AMD will compete with Intel's LGA1155/LGA1156 processors in consumer and business desktop markets that simply rely on the processor's embedded graphics. The Llano APU integrates a quad-core x86-64 processor with a DirectX 11 compliant AMD Radeon HD 6000 series graphics core (with 400+ stream processors, last we heard); a dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, and a PCI-Express 2.0 hub. FM1 is a pin-grid array, but its exact pin count isn't known. Purely by the looks of it, FM1 package looks smaller than AM3+. Clearly the version of CPU-Z used in the screenshot doesn't fully support the APU, but it does reveal some information. It's reading the quad-core chip as four single core processors with 1 MB L2 cache each. The processor is clocked at 2.4 GHz. Llano APUs are expected to make landfall in May/June.
MSI Radeon HD 6970 Lighting review
We'll review the R6970 Lightning, the most high-end single GPU based product in the enthusiast lightning series. Pre-clocked at 940 MHz you can actually take the product towards 1 GHz fairly easy with the help of AfterBurner software that allows the full spectrum of voltage tweaking on GPU and memory. The end result as stated, surprised even us.
This is just a really nice card with a lot of features, extra's and it just oozes with build quality.
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