LucidLogix unveils HyperFormance for its Virtu software
Yawn -- LucidLogix presents HyperFormance, a new technology that promises higher responsiveness, improved frame rates, and sharper images:
LucidLogix demonstrated today for the first time at Intel Developer Forum 2011 (IDF) the injection of HyperFormance technology into its Virtu Universal GPU virtualization software for outstanding gaming responsiveness, visual quality and frame rates.
"Games are all about creating a suspension of disbelief and a more immersive overall lifelike experience," said Offir Remez, president and founder of Lucid. "HyperFormance technology provides a more responsive game interaction together with a clean visual image, making for a more pleasurable experience."
HyperFormance, found in the new model Virtu Universal MVP, boosts gaming responsiveness performance by intelligently reducing redundant rendering tasks in the flow between the CPU, GPU and the display. 3D games put the greatest demands on both the CPU and GPU. And as the race for higher performance on the PC and now in notebooks never ends, both CPUs and GPUs keep gaining performance. Despite more powerful microprocessors, display refresh rate remained fairly flat over the years, at 60-75Hz. The exception is found in 120Hz refresh rates for 3D stereo displays (used to produce 60 FPS for each eye). Lucid takes advantage of this disparity and eliminates redundant rendering tasks and predicts potential synchronization issues in the graphics delivery pipeline and intelligently removes and/or replaces them for better game control.
Called Virtu Universal MVP, the software includes the base features of Virtu Universal technology, which virtualizes integrated GPU and discrete GPU for best of breed functionality as well as features Virtual Vsync for no-compromise visual quality. With the added benefits of HyperFormance technology, Virtu Universal MVP improves game performance responsiveness in many ways:
- Boosts responsiveness to the game at any frame rate
- Improves gaming frame rates 30-70 percent
- Increases Vsync frame rates- up to 120 FPS and beyond
- Sharpens visual quality without tearing
Virtu Universal MVP is available to system platform manufacturers using Intel Sandy Bridge Z68/H67/H61, and other Intel integrated graphics, as well as many AMD processor-based PCs and notebooks. Virtu technology has been verified with hundreds of games and applications and can be found bundled with almost all of the world's Intel Z68 motherboards from the leading brands.
Intel McAfee DeepSAFE hardware-assisted security
Intel intro's McAfee DeepSAFE, a hardware-assisted security technology that makes use of the VT virtualization technology to deliver better protection against advanced malware and rootkits.
The threat landscape is rapidly changing to one of advanced persistent threats and stealth attacks. A new approach to security is needed to stay ahead of the cybercriminals, and today McAfee unveiled McAfee DeepSAFE. The new technology, which will help fundamentally change and reshape the security industry, was demonstrated by McAfee at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) during Intel President and CEO Paul Otellini
Scythe Mugen 3 PCG Edition
Scythe introduced the Mugen 3 PCGH Edition processor cooler:
Japanese cooling expert Scythe is hereby announcing the special edition of Mugen 3 CPU Cooler. Scythe introduced a PC Games Hardware Edition CPU Cooler already in the past. Back then Mugen 2 CPU Cooler was modified in cooperation with the editors from the German PC Magazine called PC Games Hardware. Today announced special edition of the Mugen 3 CPU Cooler was once again created in cooperation with the editors of PC Games Hardware in order to fulfill the demand of Power Users.
Outcome of the cooperation was a modified Mugen 3 CPU Cooler which was aiming for super silent noise level during operation, yet not sacrificing the high performance level. Hence main aluminum hetasink was not the target of modification instead airflow optimization was chosen. Normal version of Mugen 3 is equipped with one Scythe Slip Stream PWM Silent 120 mm axial fan where the PC Games Hardware Edition comes with the total of two Slip Stream 120 mm fans. Both Slip Stream 120 mm axial fans are constantly rotating with 800 rpm in a Push/Pull alignment, each creating total noise level of only 10.70 dBA. This dual fan setup is able to provide the required high performance level while remaining permanently silent.
Solid and safe fit of the Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition CPU Cooler is assured by the F.M.S.B. (Flip Mount Super Back-Plate) mounting mechanism in 4th version. Compatibility list is includes Intel sockets LGA1155, LGA1156, T / LGA775 and LGA1366 as well as AMD sockets AM2, AM2+, AM3, AM3+ and the new FM1.
Scythe Mugen 3 PC Games Hardware Edition CPU Cooler is available for 37,90 EUR (excl. VAT/TAX) as of today.
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Logitech Wireless Touchpad
Logitech introduced its own version of Apple's Magic Touchpad for Windows running machines, which is known as the Wireless Touchpad and brings multi-touch gesture support to Microsoft's operating system.
The black five inch button-free surface can be placed anywhere near the PC as it communicates with it through a RF wireless connection, much like other devices such as wireless mice and keyboards.
Users only have to install a special dongle inside an empty USB port, a so called Unifying USB adapter, that allows consumers to use a single receiver for hooking up as much as five other Logitech wireless devices.
Once installed, Logitech's Wireless Touchpad uses some special drivers in order to bring into Microsoft's OS support for two-finger scrolling, three-finger page flip gestures, and four-finger app switches.
According to Logitech, its latest creation can provide up to four hours of battery life and an LED indicator light tells you when the touchpad is on and your batteries are running low.
The Wireless Touchpad has been designed to be used together with Windows 7, but older version of the OS should also be supported with some basic functionality.
"The Logitech Wireless Touchpad is perfect for people who want to surf the Web in a more fun and natural way," said Rory Dooley, Logitech's senior vice president and general manager of the Control Devices business unit.
"It lets Web surfers flick through websites and effortlessly scan long pages - making browsing easier than ever," concluded the company's rep.
The Logitech Wireless Touchpad is expected to be available in Europe in September 2011, for a suggested retail price of
MSI N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2 GB Graphics Card
MSI has released N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5 and N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5/OC with double memory to provide a better gaming experience with big HD monitors.
The N560GTX-Ti Twin Frozr II 2GD5 series graphics card is equipped with the MSI exclusive Twin Frozr II thermal design that provides 20
ASUS ROG CG8565 Gaming Desktop Photo's
Back at Computex this already was silently shown, but check out the first pictures of ASUS' latest gaming desktop under its premium Republic of Gamers banner. The PC will be called the ROG CG8565.
The all black design PC seeems stealthy and rest assured is loaded with ROG components, TPU reported the following on it:
The front door slides down revealing the front panel, with two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, audio, multi-format card reader, a Blu-ray ROM + DVD-RW combo drive, and a 3.5-inch SATA hard drive hot-swap bay. The ROG logo glows red when the system is powered on.
Under the hood, the ROG CG8565 is a Sandy Bridge-powered system. It is driven by an Intel Core i7-2600K quad-core processor, that's overclocked out of the box at 4.20 GHz. There are two higher OC presets that's selectable using the ROG panel, OC1 runs the CPU at 4.40 GHz, and OC2 runs it at 4.60 GHz. The CPU makes use of liquid cooling. In all likelihood, the motherboard is an ROG Maximus IV-class. There's 16 GB of dual-channel DDR3-1600 MHz memory.
A NVIDIA GeForce GTX 590 dual-GPU graphics card is in-charge of graphics. An ASUS Xonar DX handles 7.1 channel sound. In terms of storage, a RAID 0 array of two 80 GB SSDs holds the operating system, while there are two 1 TB hard drives for storage, which can either be run as non-RAID disks or clubbed into RAID 0 or 1 modes. Pricing and availability information is to be announced.
EKL Alpenfohn Himalaya CPU cooler
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Microsoft shows off Windows 8 preview
Microsoft presented a developer preview of Windows 8 at its BUILD conference in Los Angeles. The company demonstrates the new Metro user interface, Internet Explorer 10, new touch features and many other new functionalities. Developers will be able to download the Windows 8 developer preview later this week via the new Windows Dev Center.
Today at its developer-focused BUILD conference, Microsoft Corp. showcased a detailed preview of the next major release of Windows, code-named
Kingston debuts first SandForce SSD for business
Kingston Digital, Inc., the Flash memory affiliate of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced it is shipping the SSDNow KC100, the company
Intel outlines future plans at IDF
Here's some Intel PR about what the company will talk about at the IDF this week:
* Intel and Google to optimize future releases of the Android
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Take On Helicopters Video
Bohemia Interactive has released new Intel for its upcoming helicopter game Take On Helicopters. The game will release on the PC in Q4 of this year.
We've put together a short teaser of the military side of Take On Helicopters' career mode. Although we're primarily a civil-based chopper game, we also feature military variants of each of our three classes of helicopter, with missions to support them!
Here, you can listen to Joe Larkin recount his memories from his tour of duty in South Asia, where he served with the U.S. Army, in our short slide-show. Built upon over 10 years of experience, Take On Helicopters immerses players within beautifully rich landscapes and an authentic helicopter experience.
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GeForce 285.27 beta drivers out for grabs
The new GeForce 285.27 beta drivers are now available to download. Filled with performance improvements, fixes, and new and updated 3D Vision profiles, the drivers are an essential upgrade for those seeking the absolute best from their games.
Of most interest will be the aforementioned performance improvements. On the GeForce GTX 580, SLI users can expect to receive frame rate boosts of up to 13% in Metro 2033, 8% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat, 7% in Civilization V, 7% in F1 2010, 5% in Crysis 2 with the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade enabled, 5% in Lost Planet 2, and 5% in Mafia 2. Single-GPU users will receive improvements of up to 5% in Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and 5% in StarCraft II.
On the GeForce GTX 560, SLI users will receive frame rate boosts of up to 11% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat, 7% in Dragon Age II, 7% in F1 2010, 7% in Metro 2033, 5% in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, 5% in Crysis 2 with the DirectX 11 Ultra Upgrade enabled, 5% in Just Cause 2, 5% in Lost Planet 2, and 4% in Mafia 2. Single-GPU users will receive performance improvements of up to 7% in StarCraft II, 6% in Call Of Duty: Black Ops, and 4% in Bulletstorm.
For a complete summary of all the noteworthy changes, updates and fixes in the 285.27 beta drivers keep on reading:
GeForce GTX 580 Performance Improvements
- Up to 5% in Call Of Duty: Black Ops
- Up to 7% in Civilization V with SLI
- Up to 5% in Crysis 2 DX11 with SLI
- Up to 7% in F1 2010 with SLI
- Up to 5% in Lost Planet 2 with SLI
- Up to 5% in Mafia 2 with SLI
- Up to 13% in Metro 2033 with SLI
- Up to 8% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat with SLI
- Up to 5% in StarCraft II (Check out the finals of the GeForce StarCraft II Pro/Am Tournament)
GeForce GTX 560 Performance Improvements
- Up to 4% in Bulletstorm
- Up to 5% in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 with SLI
- Up to 6% in Call Of Duty: Black Ops
- Up to 5% in Crysis 2 DX11 with SLI
- Up to 7% in Dragon Age II with SLI
- Up to 7% in F1 2010 with SLI
- Up to 5% in Just Cause 2 with SLI
- Up to 5% in Lost Planet 2 with SLI
- Up to 4% in Mafia 2 with SLI
- Up to 7% in Metro 2033 with SLI
- Up to 11% in STALKER: Call of Pripyat with SLI
- Up to 7% in StarCraft II
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ENERMAX PLATIMAX Series 80 Plus Platinum Compliant PSUs
The most powerful power supply is ready to hit the market. ENERMAX is pleased to release the new PLATIMAX power supply series, which has achieved the highest 80PLUS Platinum standard with maximum efficiency over 94%.
PLATIMAX has a wide range of models from 600W to 1200W, which satisfies variety of heavy-duty platforms from multi-graphics-card workstation, industrial computer, or enterprise server. It is also great for the business application or home entertainment PC, bringing ultimate energy efficiency, stability, and silent power quality.
PLATIMAX 1200W class inherits the ENERMAX innovative designs, such as patented high-power-density transformer and the copper bridge array transmission technology. Furthermore, the strengthened heat sink and the clean layout enhances the cooling performance and reduces unnecessary heat, all contribute to break the 80PLUS Platinum efficiency barrier. For 850W, 750W, and 600W models, ENERMAX employs the enhanced Dynamic Hybrid Transformer Topology and pushed the efficiency up to 94%!
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