Powercolor preps passively cooled R6850
PowerColor is preparing to release a AMD Radeon HD 6850 graphics card that features a passive cooler, as TPU reports.
"This will be a completely silent cooling solution. The company is currently evaluating a new design that makes use of a large GPU heatsink featuring an aluminum fin array that ensures the card occupies just two expansion slots, while adding surface area by propagating to the top of the card, in an L-shape. The heatsink uses no less than five heat pipes to convey heat to the fins. PowerColor's card will be branded under the company's "SCS3" line of silent graphics cards. Based on the 40 nm "Barts" silicon, the AMD Radeon HD 6850 features 960 stream processors, and 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. Availability and pricing is unknown as the design is yet to be finalized."
Gigabyte preps new gaming motherboards
Gigabyte is creating some hype with a new viral marketing campaign. Gigabyte prepping 3 new models under new gaming series and they all based on Intel X58 chipset. According to side new models use matte black PCB and some new design figures. Gigabyte gives aggressive names to that models; Assassin, Killer and Guerrilla.
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Intel Sandy Bridge listing revealed
Internet Explorer 9 beta update - stability fix
Today we released a recommended update for all Internet Explorer 9 Beta customers via Windows Update (KB2448827). This update includes stability fixes for the beta build. It is not a new Internet Explorer 9 Beta build. Another update shipped today (KB2452648) resolves issues between the IE9 send feedback feature on 64-bit machines with Windows-Live-Essentials 11. These updates apply only to Internet Explorer 9 Beta.
New Unreal Engine 3 Video
Epic Games, makers of titles like Gears of War 2 and Unreal Tournament 3, have released a new trailer featuring the enhancements made to that other thing they make: the Unreal engine. In related news, Epic has also released the November 2010 edition of its Unreal Development Kit. The kit--which is available for free here.
Graphics wise some pretty amazing stuff is to be seen and created with this engine, check it out.
Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 black silent cases
The Nexus Prominent 5 and 9 case is a premium chassis for a silent computer. With its toolless installation features it is a breeze to install your components or change your set-up. And the sleek professional look and materials make the case fit in anywhere. A black mesh front and aluminium edges give the Prominent 5 a distinguished look. And the black interior.... well.... that is just great looking....
Excellent case silent fans.
A 14cm is fitted on the ceiling and a 12cm is fitted as air intake in the front. Some isolating padding where the PSU is placed prevents resonance. And there are ventilation holes (and room for a fan) in the bottom of the case for air-intake and the thick rubber feet keep these elevated from the floor to make a smooth airflow possible and eliminate resonance. Check out all the great features....
The Nexus Prominent cases are fitted with some noise absorption material we really love. It is a premium dense foam/rubber-like material with great characteristics. We fitted a flat layer on the panel behind the motherboard and a nice wave foam layer on the other panel. These materials surely hush your system.
Practically all components can be mounted inside the case without tools. PCI-lots and Optical drives are fixed with toolless solutions.
HDD-tray with vibration absorbers
And especially the HDD trays are very convenient. You just need to squeeze the tray to be able to pull out the hard disk or place it back. Plus the HDD's mounting is fitted with rubber to reduce resonance and vibration. However we did make sure that the HDD's have grounding with the case.
Some nice padding on the areas where normally the PSU would hit the chassis. We have attached some patches on the bottom of the case and a little frame around the PSU opening at the back of the case. These 'bumpers' are made form soft foam/rubber-like materials and absorb and vibration caused by the PSU and prevents this resonance to be transmitted to the chassis.
Tt eSports released the Challenger gaming keyboard
Eye-candy gaming keyboard by Tt eSports released today. Enjoy the dark atmosphere but execute accurate shots, it
Apacher ARES: Memory of the war
Apacher announced today their new overclocking series ARES DDR3 memory module. The name called
Gigabyte releases GeForce GTX460 overclocked WindForce 2X
Gigabyte released a new model based on nVIDIA 40nm GF104, the GeForce GTX460 GPU, but hey guys
Sony is planning 3D multiplayer gaming revolution
Sony has some very ambitious plans for the future of 3D gaming experience, joining 3D into multiplayer mode. The very best of this upcoming technology is the dual-screen view, which allows you to see full-screen instead of your player
New Apple MacBook Air from ColorWave
Hey Apple guys, there is a new MacBook in the air! ColorWare has already finished their color scheme work and offers you the latest line-up of MacBooks in a variety of schemes. The default color seems to be the solid metal, but you are able to choose whatever palette configuration you want. Unfortunately, today MacBook
Google's Chrome OS is delayed
Most-waited operating system, Google Chrome OS seems to be delayed a few months later of its original release date. It was expected to out soon, during December but Google
Intel 1,000 cores inside
A look into the future of Intel processor
Mushkin Announces 'Ridgeback' Heatsink for Redline
Mushkin announced the release of 'Redline Ridgeback', a new variation on a heatsink that has become a staple in the high-performance and overclocking communities. Because of its aggressive yet sleek design and incredible heat dissipation qualities, enthusiasts the world over have demanded the Ridgeback heatsink for their memory cooling needs. Now, this exciting piece of technology has been prepared for Mushkin's world-renowned Redline Series with an engaging and strong blood-red appearance.
"The Ridgeback Project has been an exciting project for both myself and our marketing department. Because of Ridgeback's success, we wanted to offer the cooling technology with a sharp new look, and to give customers new aesthetic options. Case modders and system builders now have a striking new look available to them when using Ridgeback. Redline has always been Mushkin's premier memory line, and we're happy to add Ridgeback to its mix. Our new blood-red Ridgeback heatsinks scream 'performance' and offer it in every respect."
AMD Northbridge and Southbridge chipset roadmap leaked
TechPowerUp found a couple of slides that detail AMD's chipset plans until mid-2011. The charts reveal several new chipsets like the 980G, 990FX, 990X, 970 northbridges and the SB950 and SB920 southbridges.
"AMD's upcoming "Bulldozer" architecture based processors that use a new socket type, the AM3+, are slated for Q2, 2011. To complement its launch, AMD will be launching the 9-series chipset series, consisting of four kinds of desktop chipset. The lineup starts with the AMD 990FX, the high-end 4-way CrossFireX-ready chipset, geared for high-end motherboards. Next up, is the 990X. This discrete graphics chipset is also ready for CrossFireX, but has just 16 PCI-Express 2.0 lanes to spare for graphics, platforms based on this will feature two PCI-Express x16 slots which reconfigure to electrical x8 slots when both are populated."
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NZXT Phantom Full Tower review
We review the NZXT Phantom. Absolutely stunning in many ways as the design is simply great, the features are grand and then the extras still need to kick in. What about a 5-fold fan controller connected to a plethora of pre-equipped fans? Yep, a fan controller in the chassis, something we have been requesting for years.
The NZXT Phantom is a full tower case with an excess of room for just about anything you'd like to install in there.
Check out the full review right here.
OCZ High-Performance 'Xtreme Thermal Exchange' and Blade 2 DDR3 Memory
OCZ Technology Group, Inc., a leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs) and memory modules for computing devices and systems, unveils new Xtreme Thermal Exchange (XTE) and Blade 2 high-speed desktop memory, providing the optimal balance of blazing DDR3 performance and cooling efficiency in one solution. Committed to staying ahead of the curve in the high performance segment of the memory market, OCZ is offering high-end memory that keeps pace with intensive overclocking, gaming, and other high-productivity computing environments.