AMD preps Thuban six-core desktop processor
I think we mentioned this in the conclusion of our Phenom II X4 965 review, the next logical step for AMD to make is a move towards six-core technology on desktop platforms.
Though it might not happen this year anymore, early 2010 AMD
New Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Gameplay trailer
Okay, one more. Check out this new Modern Warfare 2 video up, showing off some multiplayer gameplay with Flag Runner, a CTF mode. It's direct feed, and uncut:
Intel slips in Q9505 processor
On the virge of the release of a new quad-core family series processors Intel launched another Core 2 Quad processor, the Core 2 Quad Q9505 based on a 45nm fabrication process (Yorkfield core) can be seated in socket LGA775 and runs at 2.83GHz. It has 6MB of L2 cache and a 95W TDP.
It's expected to be priced roughly at US $210.
Radeon HD 5800 series will be 60% faster
Well, I guess we are closing in on the launch of DX11 class cards from ATI. And rumors start to pop up on the web. Some of them are pulled directly out of the *** of some websites in order to get some extra pageviews. This one, however, might be true.
It is now rumored that compared to the Radeon 4850 (RV770) the Radeon 5850 (Cypress -- RV870 ) will be roughly 1.6 times faster than the older chip. Looks like the new graphics cards will also supports a new anisotropic filtering method .
Of course that's the 5850 part, I do hope for ATI that there will be a 5870 part as well and whoops oh gosh would this be its feature set:
- 1GB GDDR5 memory
- ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays
- ATI Stream technology,
- Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
- Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)
- Compliant with DirectX
Just Cause 2 - Gamescom 2009 Trailer
Avalance Studdios released a new trailer for their shooter Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2 uses a new version of the Avalanche Engine, Avalanche Engine 2.0; an updated version of the engine used in Just Cause.The game will be set on the other side of the world, compared to Just Cause, on the fictional tropical island of Panau in Southeast Asia. Rico Rodriguez will return as the protagonist, who has to overthrow the evil dictator Baby Panay and confront his former boss, Tom Sheldon. Just Cause 2 is slated to arrive on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 in 2010, published by Eidos.
EVGA GTX285 & X58 Classified 4-Way SLI Edition
Haha.. good one on eVGA's part for sure. I think there are trying to pull an 'ASUS'.
EVGA is proud to announce the world
Blizzcon 2009 - Guru3D Editorial
This was Blizzard's 4th annual Blizzcon, held August 21-22 in sunny Anaheim, California at the Anaheim Convention Center. For those of you who may not know, Blizzard is responsible for the wildly popular Starcraft, Diablo and Warcraft franchises. Blizzard is so big they hold their own separate convention and this year it was packed with over 26,000 fans, press and exhibitors. The tickets are highly coveted and sold out almost immediately this year.
The place is packed across 4 halls and here you see a mob waiting to try out the latest class for Diablo III, the Monk. Some of the latest hardware was on display; Oh and this year of course there was Ozzy.
Head on to the article here to see what Blizzcon 2009 held in store for fans.
Next-gen Xbox concept
Designer Tai Chiem has created an interesting concept for the Xbox 720 or whatever Microsoft wants to call its next console. The curvy shape makes it looks like an Alien small fighter ship more than a game console, but the modeling and rendering are well done enough to entertain.
Now, there's little chance that the actual next-gen Xbox looks anything like this, but if we're going towards an all digital distribution and get rid of the optical disk, console designers might have a little more freedom.
Noctua NH-U12P SE2 HSF supports Lynnfield processors
Cooler vendor Noctua launched the NH-U12P SE2 CPU cooler for Intel's upcoming LGA1156 based Core i5 and Core i7 "Lynnfield" processors. However, that doesn't mean that other sockets aren't supported as well. The Noctua NH-U12P SE2 offers support for Intel's LGA1366/1156/775 and AMD's Socket AM2/AM2+/AM3.
This new processor cooler features a large tower heatsink with copper base, aluminum fins and three heatpipes. Active cooling is provided by the Noctua NF-P12, a 120mm fan which delivers an airflow of up to 92.3m
ASUS TUF Series Sabertooth i55 photo's
Over at a seminar in London last week Asus was showing off their new ASUS' TUF series motherboards have been seen as parallel to its Republic of Gamers (ROG) series. TUF series motherboard feature unparalleled durability and next-generation motherboard components, including "breakthrough innovations in materials--ceramic and metal--for exceptional Cooling". The Sabertooth i55, the latest of the TUF series motherboard, brings all this, in an all-new P55 motherboard design.
- CPU is powered by a 12+2 phase VRM
- Four DDR3 DIMM slots rely on a 2-phase VRM
- SATA ports, supporting ASUS DriveXpert technology
- Two PCI-E 2.0 x16 (arrange as x8, x8 in SLI and CrossFireX), two PCI-E x1, and two PCI
- Metal heatsinks with ceramic coating that boosts surface area by 50% for better heat dissipation
- Durable "TUF-branded" MOSFETs, and capacitors
I snagged a couple of photo's, check em out:
ASUS to offer optional SATA III Addon Cards
Last week on london ASUS held a seminar displaying some of their upcoming motherboards. Among the new P7P55D Premium series you will spot a 2-port SATA III controller.
The lower Deluxe model will not have this feature, however ASUS will offer an optional addon board. The card uses the same SATA III controller to provide 2 internal SATA III ports and is based off a PLX PEX8613 bridge chip combined with a Marvell 88SE9123 2-port SATA III controller to make that happen. We took some photo's of it. Check out the thumbnail.
AMD launches Six-core energy efficient Opteron
AMD today announced the immediate availability of the new Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor at 40W ACP.
BTW note that AMD mystically diverted from TDP (peak wattage) tiwards ACP which is Average CPU power (!).
Delivering up to 31 percent higher performance-per-watt over standard Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors, the Six-Core AMD Opteron EE processor is tailored to meet the demands of customers who need strong performance, but must trim out every watt possible in a server system and reduce the datacenter
8 Lines Of Code + 1 CD-ROM = Auto Baby Rocker
AMD to launch Phenom II X3 740
After reviewing the 720 one thing became clear, as far as I am concerned this is still the best value multi-core processor series to date, and it looks like a new triple core Phenom II X3 740 processor will be released soon.
It's reported that AMD will launch new tri-core processor based on Heka architecture at 45nm. This new CPU has one disabled core (perhaps with a bit of luck you can activate it). The aforementioned Phenom II X3 720 runs at 2.8GHz with a price of around
Asus intros Glaciator+-cooled GeForce GTX 260
Naah, they didn't lend that title from Gladiator ;) GefOrce GTX 260 cards are dropping a price, I might have to review one again soon as these could be the new mainstream hotty. Anyway, ASUS released the ENGTX260 GL+/HTDI/896MD3. A GHTX 260 that features a black PCB and a dual-slot Glaciator+ fansink..
The card obviously comes with 448-bit memory interface and has 216 processing core with 3-way SLI support. In terms of conectivity options,it offers two 6-pin PCIe power connectors and two DVI outputs. ENGTX260 GL+ is clocked default with 576 MHz/ 1242 MHz for the GPU/shaders, 1998 MHz for the 896MB of GDDR3 memory.
It is on pre-order at $213.
Tropico 3 Release, Demo Dates Announced
Shaky Cam Modern Warfare 2 Video
Fraps 2.9.9 released
Fraps is a universal Windows application that can be used with all games using DirectX or OpenGL technology to record movies in-game or measure it's framerate.
2.9.9 - 29th Aug 2009
- Fixed missing audio in Adobe Premiere and Sony Vegas
- Fixed benchmarks not being written to benchmark folder
- Fixed loading crash when attempting to start Fraps
- Fixed stalling/stuttering after first 4 gig AVI segment
- Fixed mouse cursor image/transparency corruption
- Fixed mouse cursor offset in some applications
- Fixed crash when recording above 1920x1200 for some users
- Fixed crash after stopping video capture in Windows 2000
- Fixed crash in some DirectX10 applications
- Fixed random windows crashes with fraps.dll
- Fixed missing systray icon if explorer restarts
- Fixed frapsvid.dll and frapsv64.dll crashes when importing/playing video
- Fixed Run Fraps when Windows starts option
- Fixed Starcraft stalling during video capture
- Fixed limited CPU affinity of main Fraps process
- Fixed yellow corruption displayed in Plants vs Zombies
- Fixed capture speed of many older DDRAW games
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