Kinect Causes Xbox 360s to RROD?
BBC News warns gamers with older 360s to steer clear of the new Kinect peripheral if they wish to avoid getting a dreaded RROD. Another article can be found on ZDNET. Of course, Microsoft emphatically denies any connection between the Kinect hardware and failure of the Xbox 360.
So, what could be going on here?
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Guru3D MSI P67A-GD65 EFI BIOS Footage
At this very moment we are testing the MSI P67 GD65 for a review. This motherboard as well comes with that new graphics BIOS, EFI. The new MSI EFI BIOS labeles as Clock BIOS is an Extensible Firmware Interface that complies with uEFI architecture, offering a user-friendly interface that goes beyond traditional keyboard-only BIOS controls to enable a way more flexible and convenient mouse input at BIOS level.
So I've prepped up a little video to demonstrate the graphics BIOS, have a peek if interested. The full review will follow soon.
Gigabyte G1 series mobo's finally announced
Gigabyte today announced their latest line of dedicated gaming motherboards designated the G1-Killer series, consisting of the G1.Assassin, G1.Sniper and G1.Guerrilla. Based on the Intel X58 chipset and featuring several state-of-the-art onboard solutions from industry heavy hitters including Creative and Bigfoot Networks, as well as quite a few new and exclusive GIGABYTE features, the GIGABYTE G1-Killer series motherboards are equipped to let gamers unleash total mass gaming destruction.
Like soldiers about to head out into the line of fire, elite gamers know that the equipment they use can mean the difference between getting the frag, or being fragged. That is why GIGABYTE has strapped some big guns onto the G1-Killer series motherboards designed to heighten gamers
OCZ Vertex 3 Pro, Vertex 3 EX AND Z-Drive R3
Over at CES OCZ has announced three new rather speedy products in the form of OCZ Vertex 3 Pro, Vertex 3 EX AND Z-Drive R3.
Inno3D integrates CoolIT Systems Products
Inno3D integrates CoolIT Systems' Advanced Liquid Cooler on Graphics Cards. Inno3D will be combining their GTX 580 Black Series graphics card with CoolIT Systems' innovative OMNI ALC liquid GPU cooler.
"Inno3D is known for bringing the best available technologies to market and we love innovations that allow us to optimize board performance and acoustics. Working with CoolIT on our iChill GTX 580 Black Series has allowed us to create the perfect combination of raw performance, silence and ease of use. When you pair the fastest GPU in the world with the best possible thermal solution, the results are simply outstanding" Says Derek Ng, Marketing Manager of Inno3D.
The OMNI Advanced Liquid Cooling unit by CoolIT Systems has been well received in the aftermarket GPU cooling market with its universally compatible design. Now, Inno3D will sell the iChill GTX 580 with the entire sealed liquid loop already integrated on the card. The customer can now have all the advantages of liquid cooling without having to disassemble the stock cooling or deal with any plumbing.
"Partnership through technology is our focus at CoolIT" said Geoff Lyon, President and CEO at CoolIT "Forward thinking brands like Inno3D are well positioned to reap the benefits of liquid cooling and we're proud to partner with them on this Integrated GPU Solution".
Gigabyte shows first AMD Fusion MiniITX
The new addition to GIGABYTE
Warpia StreamHD streams 1080p to your TV
Warpia unveiled their newest contribution to their line of wireless connectivity solutions, the StreamHD. StreamHD allows users to view any media from a laptop on a flat screen TV in true 1080P (1920 x 1080) resolution. Content such as streaming video, pictures, movies, presentations, Facebook, Hulu, Joost, Netflix and other applications can be shown on your HDTV without the hassle and clutter of wires.
Simply connect the receiver base to your display via HDMI, then plug the USB adapter in to your computer. The digital content on your PC or laptop will come to life on your HDTV, all within thirty feet line-of-site wireless range. If you have a home theater system with optical inputs, you can enjoy 5.1-channel surround sound and get a truly wireless home cinema experience. Perfect for multi-taskers or homes that have discontinued cable service, StreamHD
Corsair Adds New Obsidian Mid-Tower Chassis
Corsair announced the Corsair Obsidian Series 650D case, the latest addition to its highly-acclaimed Obsidian Series.
The new Obsidian Series 650D brings many features of the Obsidian Series
NVIDIA Project Denver - injecting a CPU core into GPU
Pretty big news from NVIDAI today, my best bet is that NVIDIA is tired and sick of Intel patent issues preventing them from developing x86 capable hardware. Now that Intel and AMD integrate graphics into their processors NVIDIA will do it the other way around and integrate a processor into its GPUs.
It has long been rumored that NVIDIA flirting with the the processor market with some sort of x86 compatibility, many wondered how the firm would do this but with NVIDIA's announcement of Project Denver and Microsoft's confirmation that the next version of Windows will be compatible with ARM the plan is becoming a bit clearer.
Project Denver is the codename of NVIDIA's CPU+GPU combo, which is basically a custom ARM Cortex-A15 processor that will be fully integrated on the same chip as NVIDIA's future GeForce and Tesla GPUs.
NVIDIA announced today that it plans to build high-performance ARM
Power Saving TVs a trend on CES
Energy friendly products is something we all want, without the compromise of quality of course. Samsung is showing off a new 1080p 240Hz LCD TV at CES 2011 with edge lighting only on two sides instead of the traditional four. The company claims the panel uses 52 percent less energy than existing models.
As Engadget reports: Ok, this display at the CES Unveiled event has been wrapped in some funky curved frame yet, but Samsung is showing it off because by producing a 1080p 240Hz LCD with edge lighting only on two sides instead of the traditional 4, it uses 52 percent less energy than existing models. While we still prefer plasma or LED backlighting for picture quality, viewed in the light of this showcase it didn't seem to particularly suffer compared to its edge LED lit brethren.
Marvell HyperDuo SSD/HDD controller
Marvell is to release new storage controller that promises SSD-like performance while allowing all data to be stored on a traditional SATA HDD, check out the press-release.
Marvell launched the Marvell 88SE9130 6Gb/s SATA controller powered by HyperDuo
First PS3 Custom Firmware
Realtek HD Audio 2.56 audio driver
The latest download of Realtek's HD audio driver version available for Windows XP, Vista, it runs under Windows 7 as well of course. The HD audio driver version for Realtek chips is available for download from our servers.
This download offers all the Windows XP, Vista and 7 binaries, the files contain drivers for the 32 Bit and 64 Bit versions. All Realtek HD audio chips, which are common on many motherboards and in notebooks, are supported.
Driver Package R2.56
Realtek HD Audio Driver support all of Realtek HD Audio Codec .
1. Vista/Windows 7 WHQL Supporting: ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC680 ALC260, ALC262,ALC267, ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275
2. Windows 2000/XP WHQL Supporting: ALC880, ALC882, ALC883, ALC885, ALC887, ALC888, ALC889, ALC892, ALC899, ALC861VC, ALC861VD, ALC660, ALC662, ALC663, ALC665, ALC670, ALC680 ALC260, ALC262, ALC267,ALC268, ALC269, ALC270, ALC272, ALC273, ALC275
3. HDMI Device WHQL Support: ATI HDMI Devices
4. OS Supporting: Microsoft WindowsXP, Widnows2000, Windows Server 2003, Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows7 - x86/x64
5. Pack with Microsoft High Definition Audio UAAV1.0a(5013)
1.) Driver :
ASUS Sabertooth P67 TUF review
Today's tested product is by all means creative. A P67 motherboard from ASUS which comes with that new uEFI BIOS which has been discussed so much. It's the TUF Sabertooth P67 from ASUS, designed with a plastic shroud based on aerodynamics. The shield is part of what is called 'Thermal Armor' and it will be the primary trademark for this motherboard from here onwards, as whatever you might think of it, it's the signature of the motherboard.
The board is feature rich, has a lot of connectivity and isn't shy for overclocking either, find it all out in this Guru3D article you can read right here.
Zotac AMD Fusion APU Powered ZBox Mini-PC
ZOTAC supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency.
AMD Radeon HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft DirectX 11 technology.
VIA Nano X2 Dual-Core Processor
VIA today announced its latest VIA Nano X2 processor for mainstream PC markets. Based on a 40 nanometer fabrication process, the VIA Nano X2 delivers better computational performance and improved multi-tasking ability without consuming more power.
"The VIA Nano X2 processor arrives at a time when software architectures are now optimized to for multi-thread computing," commented Richard Brown, VP International Marketing, VIA Technologies, Inc. "Improvements in semi-conductor fabrication means we can now double the number of processor cores while maintaining the same low energy consumption levels that our customers are used to."
VIA Nano X2 processors are targeting a range of PC products that include desktop, all-in-one and mobile notebook designs while extending the reach of VIA's processor portfolio into multitasking and performance-oriented segments. VIA Nano X2 processors offer end-users the most optimized, power-efficient computing experience on the market today.
VIA Nano X2 Processor
VIA Nano X2 processors are built using the advanced 64-bit, superscalar 'Isaiah' architecture that powers previous single-core VIA Nano processors, adopted worldwide for a growing number of market-leading mini-note, small form factor desktop, and energy-efficient server designs.
Featuring two out-of-order x86 cores, VIA Nano X2 processors deliver up to double the performance on multi-thread optimized applications and also come with SSE4, native 64-bit support, VT CPU virtualization technology, and VIA PadLock hardware security features. VIA Nano X2 processors are also pin-to-pin compatible with previous VIA Nano, VIA C7, VIA C7-M and VIA Eden processors, facilitating easy upgrades of existing designs.
- Advanced multi-core processing
- Power-efficient out-of-order x86 architecture
- Full support for 64-bit operating systems
- High-performance superscalar processing
- Most efficient speculative floating point algorithm
- Full processor virtualization support
- Advanced power and thermal management
- VIA PadLock hardware security features
- Pin-to-pin compatibility with other VIA processors
NEC improves 23-inch MultiSync EA Series Model
NEC Display Solutions announced today the 23-inch MultiSync EA232WMi, a 16:9 model designed for corporate, financial, healthcare, engineering, CAD and other professional applications.
Replacing the popular MultiSync EA231WMi, the new MultiSync EA232WMi maintains an IPS panel for superior color, viewing angles and image quality. Additionally, it adds LED-backlit technology, which provides more energy efficiency and less power consumption, heat and carbon dioxide emissions. The display's ambient light sensor and ECO Mode can further help save energy and prolong product life.
"The MultiSync EA232WMi provides our elite IT customers with several improvements over its predecessor," said Lynn Gu, Product Manager for NEC Display Solutions. "Its LED backlight and mercury-free composition make it greener, and it is lighter in weight, consumes less power and is a recipient of TCO 5.1, the newest TCO compliance rating. We work diligently to develop products that operate hand-in-hand with its users, and the ergonomics, technologies and energy efficiency built into the MultiSync EA Series accomplish that objective."
The MultiSync EA232WMi includes the following features:
- 23-inch, 16:9, IPS panel with LED backlighting
- 1920 x 1080 full HD
- 25,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
- Advanced connectivity with DisplayPort, DVI-I and VGA
- Fully adjustable stand with 110mm height-adjust, tilt, swivel and pivot
- Integrated 4-port USB 2.0 hub
- Space-saving, down-firing speakers with audio jack
- Ambient light sensor, ECO Mode, carbon footprint meter and cost meter
- ENERGY STAR 5.0 and TCO 5.1 compliant
- EPEAT Gold
The MultiSync EA232WMi ships with a 3-year limited parts and labor warranty and will be available in January 2011 at an estimated street price of $299.
ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe Sandy Bridge Mini-ITX
The chaps over at Nordic Hardware found some pictures of the ASUS P8H67-I Deluxe. This little mobo eats Sandy Bridge processors for lunch, even the lovely Core i7 2600K processor
This Mini-ITX motherboard features the Intel H67 chipset and is equipped with SATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 support. To fit all features on such a tiny board, ASUS decided to opt for two SODIMM slots instead of full-size memory slots. Other features include built-in 802.11b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth support. In Sweden the motherboard costs 1300 roughly 145EUR.