Radeon HD 4860 confirmed shipping soon
ATI's new Radeon HD 4860, based on the RV790 core will feature GDDR5 memory, comes with 640 stream processors and is clocked at 700MHz for GPU and 750MHz of memory.
This 'new' graphics card will come with 6 pin auxiliary power supply interface design.
At the heart of it is the RV790 GPU in a different configuration codenamed RV790GT. Compared to the 4850 this one has 640 stream processors instead of 800 on the HD 4850, but it uses a 256-bit GDDR5 memory interface, and effectively higher clock speeds. We now have a semi-confirmation that is will be shippping around the 18th August.
The price of the product should be pretty darn good for what you are getting .. $120,-
NZXT Beta EVO Steel Mid Tower Chassis
NZXT, a company built on realizing the dreams of gamers worldwide, is proud to announce the Beta EVO, a sleek, all black value packed mid tower case at a budget price. Beta EVO features advanced cooling performance with support for up to 6 120 mm fans with an option of a 140mm fan at the top. Beta EVO also provides external dual radiator support along with a meshed front panel allowing for enhanced cooling potential.
Full of options for expansion, the case fits high performance 10.5
BFG launches GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC
Interesting (!) You have to admire the creativity BFG always has with their different approach towards their products in the high-end segment. Read carefully, as you'll notice that the GTX 295 apparently now is allowed to be sold pre-overclocked. Which is a first from NVIDIA in the GTX 295 range.
BFG teamed up with the fellas of CoolIT, the kings of cooling. As such they announce the BFG GeForce GTX 285 H2O+ and GeForce GTX 295 H2OC graphics cards with ThermoIntelligence Advanced Cooling Solutions
PowerColor PCS HD 4890 2 GB Graphics Accelerator
Press-release: TUL announced a powerful upgrade to the HD4890 series: PCS HD4890 2GB GDDR5. This latest addition features 2GB of onboard memory, maximizing the graphics of the latest gaming titles. The added memory buffer allows more data to be saved, eliminating the need to access system memory and resulting in faster graphical performance.
Compatible with all essential features, the PowerColor PCS HD4890 2GB GDDR5 delivers 900MHz core speed and 1000MHz effective memory speed. Cooling the card is ZEROtherm's exclusive cooling system, providing a low temperature and noise platform for gamers who strive for superior overclocking and gaming performance.
"Even a powerful GPU can suffer from bottlenecks due to slow and insufficient video memory," says Ted Chen, CEO of TUL Corporation. "With the added 2GB GDDR5, the PowerColor PCS+ HD4890 fully utilizes the factory overclocking and single most powerful GPU."
Inno3D single-PCB GeForce GTX295 iChill Sneak peek
You know, I'm such a sucker for nice looking liquid cooled gear. Now if you want something beastly in your PC -- here's a thought Inno3D is working on a GeForce GTX 295 iChill Black Series. This new card will have a single PCB with a shiny cute single-slot waterblock.
The final product name will be Inno3D GeForce GTX 295 iChiLL Black Series and we if we have it right, this might be the first pre-overclocked product. But don't hold that against me !
The GTX 295 packs 480 Processing Cores and 1792MB of GDDR3 memory, Quad SLI and DirectX 10 support, and two DVI outputs. Now there is no word on pricing or release data.
Checkediecheck the thumbnails for large photo's. Looks naiceee <- Borat voice (!)
OCZ to ship 1TB Colossus SSD to cost $2,500
The new SSD has read speeds/write speeds are up to 250MB/s, 200MB/s,respectively. It is made up of two separate SSD components arranged in a RAID 0 configuration and driven by a JMicron controller. The Colossus 1TB is designed for high-end and enterprise markets with a price tag of $2,500.You can get it at some point in mid August.
Now understand that Dual Indilinx controllers internally take care of the SSDs and then a JMicron RAID controller is making a setup on RAID 0 array. Final pricing .. 2500 USD / EUR, reeleased this month.
Ehm guys, here's a thought and save yourself half the money .. buy a HW RAID controller and four OCZ Agility drives ;)
Update: pricing is lowered a little - they will ship the Colossus 120, 250, 500 and 1TB for $300, $650, $1200 and $2200.
AMD confirms the launch of Fusion in 2011
It is apparantly now confirmed that AMD's first Fusion parts will see light as early as 2011 already.
AMD Fusion is the codename for a future next-generation microprocessor design and the product of the merger between AMD and ATI, combining general processor execution as well as 3D geometry processing and other functions of modern GPUs into a single package.
AMD also claims that 2011 is the
AMD 785G chipset review - ECS A785GM-M
AMD today releases the new AMD 785G chipset. A chipset that positions itself in the mainstream segment as you can run all the latest Socket AM3 Phenom II processors on them, yet comes with a smaller price tag than the very popular AMD 790G chipset.
The board supports socket AM3 and thus DDR3 memory allowing the latest Phenom II processors. More importantly, incorporated into the chipset is ATI's Radeon HD 4200 IGP.
You can read this article right here.
GeForce ForceWare 190.56 XP | Win 7 | Vista
NVIDIA has a new beta driver set available from their developer zone. This release adds support for OpenGL 3.0
You will need one of the following graphics cards to get access to the OpenGL 3.2 and GLSL 1.50 functionality:
- Quadro FX 370, 570, 1700, 3700, 4600, 4700x2, 4800, 5600, 5800, Quadro VX200, Quadro CX
- GeForce 8000 series or higher; Geforce G100, GT120, 130, 220, GTS 150, Geforce GTS 250, GeForce GTX 260, 280, 285 and 295, any ION based products.
- Quadro FX 360M, 370M, 570M, 770M, 1600M, 1700M, 2700M, 3600M, 3700M
- GeForce 8000 series or higher
This driver supports all of OpenGL 3.2 and GLSL 1.50, except for the following:
- Geometry shaders as part of the core. You can use the ARB_geometry_shader extension instead
- glXCreateContextAttribsARB() does not yet support the GLX_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB attribute value. In order to create a Core profile context, call glXCreateContextAttribsARB(), request OpenGL 3.2 as the version, and leave the GLX_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB attribute out. In order to create an OpenGL 3.2 Compatibility profile context, call the "old" glXCreateContext() entrypoint. Note: wglCreateContextAttribsARB() does support WGL_CONTEXT_PROFILE_MASK_ARB.
We have a discussion thread open on these drivers right here.
UK to Put 20,000 CCTV Cameras in Private Homes
I know, these are not the latest technology news which you would usually expect from Guru3D, but at least everybody who read 1984 by George Orwell will most likely get a very unpleasant feeling from the following news: the UK plans to put 20,000 CCTV cameras in the homes of its private citizens. So far, around 2,000 families have already had first hand experiences with them.
iPod touch, iPhone 3G explodes ? Apple demand confidentiality
OCZ Behemoth game mouse review
The Behemoth has five key features. DPI switching, double lasers for double precision (well that the theory at least), it is weight adjustable and it has a braided cloth USB cord, no sticky rubber thing. Next to that the mouse has a little memory which means you can save game profiles in there.
Check out this Guru3D review right here.
Acer updates Predator to Core i7, GeForce GTS 250
Sjeesh .. seriously WTF .. a GTS 250 for a flagship product only ? Acer released the specs and pricing for its upcoming Predator-series flagship PC, the ASG7710-A41.
The upgrades to the gaming PC include a 3.06GHz Intel Core i7-950 CPU, which is faster than the 2.93GHz i7-940-based model currently available in the US. The new PC retains the same Intel X58 Express chipset and 1TB hard drive, but ups the ante with two NVIDIA GeForce GTS 250 graphics cards with 1GB of RAM as opposed to the US model's single GeForce GTX 260. Both share 6GB of RAM, however, with a maximum capacity for 12GB.
Otherwise there is a Blu-ray disc drive, 11 USB 2.0 ports, two eSATA ports, a multi-card reader, four DVI-D ports, and two gigabit Ethernet connections. Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit is the preloaded OS, and a G15 keyboard and G9 laser mouse is bundled with the system.
While an exact ship date is not available, the PC will cost the equivalent of $2,730. A US release is expected soon after the European launch.
Windows 7 Family Pack to cost $150
Microsoft provides updates about the upcoming Windows 7 Anytime Upgrade and Family Pack editions. Here's a snip about the Family Pack, it costs $149.99 and features three Windows 7 Home Premium licenses:
Today, most homes have more than one PC in them. When you run Windows 7 on more than one PC on a home network, you can do more with features like HomeGroup. HomeGroup allows people to connect to PCs on their network and share files, music and photos with the whole family
Hacker finds critical exploit in Apple Keyboard
A dangerous exploit for the Apple Keyboard was presented at DEFCON 2009, a security researcher nicknamed K. Chen demonstrated he had found a way to infect the firmware of the Apple Keyboard. The attack gives attackers complete control over your Mac and can not be fixed by formatting your hard drive because the code nestles itself in your keyboard. The hacker claims the only practical way to get rid of this infection is to throw away the infected keyboard.
Mr. Chen also explained that he had been working with Apple to come up with a solution, but that he feared Apple may be selecting the weaker fix by only blocking future revisions of Mac OS X from infecting the keyboard. This would not prevent the keyboard from being hacked by another computer running something other than the latest version of Mac OS X nor does it guarantee that a patched Mac OS X computer can
Topower Tiger 1200W PSU announced
Topower has introduced the Tiger 1200W PSU, this model has an efficiency of over 80 percent, a titanium mirror-like finish and modular cables with REMI cable coating to reduce EMI interference.
"The beauty of this power supply is that it
ATI DirectX 11 Family codenames
We already know that the DX11 class graphics cards from ATI fall under the family codename 'EVERGREEN', as recently seen on Computex. But it seems that ATI has sub-codenames for each product seperated, check this out:
ATI's DX11 class Evergreen family will contain five products. Since the flagship X2 version is made up of two GPUs, there are four code-names assigned for the initial product lineup.
NVIDIA: 11nm GPUs with 5000 Stream Processors in 2015
Over at the Design Automation Conference NVIDIA