EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock GTX 470 Available
If anything the GeForce GTX 470 and 480 can use cool cooling, what better option then to go with liquid cooling ?
As such eVGA released their Hydro Copper waterblock, the cooling solution was created in collaboration with Swiftech and is compatible with the GeForce GTX 470. It is composed of a base plate of chrome plated electrolytic C100 copper, a 0.6 x 0.6 mm thin pin matrix, an integrated heatpipe that connects to the power mosfet heatsink and, of course, high-flow fittings for 1/2-inch and 3/8-inch sizes. The entire mechanism is built in such a way so as to take on the heat from not just the GPU, but also the I/O chips, VREG area and the memory.
The EVGA Hydro Copper Waterblock is quite noteworthy through the fact that it is compatible with 2-way, 3-way and 4-way SLI setups. Those interested will be able to acquire it for $139.99.
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (AMD 890GX) review
Gigabyte 890GPA-UD3H (AMD 890GX) gets tested
The AMD 890GX chipset, the first in the 800 series, with that G in GX for IGP, Integrated Graphics Product. A motherboard chipset that is based of the recently introduced AMD 785 chipset, it has been revised though and is now paired with the all new AMD SB850 Southbridge chip.
Today we'll have a look at an offering from Gigabyte, namely the 890GPA-UD3H. The motherboard is positioning itself in a somewhat more niche category with great better looks, better features and better quality components. What we are looking at is a sub 125 USD / 115 EUR product that offers more than a reference based product, yet a little less than the uber high-end gear out there.
Check out the full Guru3D review here.
Mitsubishi Intros 120 Hz Interpolated Full HD Monitor
The bro's at TPU report that Mitsubishi's latest display boast of an industry first in double-speed interpolation, a technique of combining 60 Hz images for a more fluid 120 Hz output. The RDT232WM-Z which carries this feature, is a 23-inch TN panel monitor with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 3 ms response time, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 3W stereo speakers, and inputs which include DVI, D-Sub, and HDMI as display connectivity. It will be available in the Japanese market from June 11.
ASUS GeForce GTX 465 photo
Hexus reports a photo of what appears to be an upcoming GeForce GTX 465 graphics card from ASUS.
The card, pictured above, is said to measure 10 inches in length - which, surprisingly, makes it half an inch longer than the GeForce GTX 470.
There's a spec sheet to go with the card, and it confirms recent leaks. NVIDIA's reference design will sport a GF100 Fermi core clocked at 607MHz, an estimated 352 shaders clocked at 1,215MHz and 1GB of GDDR5 memory hooked up via a 256-bit bus and operating at an effective 3,206MHz.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 'Reveal Trailer'
F3AR Pointman Trailer
Although I do not like the title for the new FEAR game, F3AR Trailer is out and you can check out some initial things about this third part of the FEAR trilogy.
Intel 25nm NAND flash memory
Intel announced it started mass production of 25nm NAND flash memory chips, which feature double the capacity of the previous 34nm generation.
25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory die Intel announced today that Intel-Micron Flash Technologies are in mass production of their breakthrough 25-nanometer (nm) NAND flash memory and Intel is shipping in volume to customers. Announced in February, IMFT was the first to sample, and now to ship in production, 25nm NAND using the world's smallest, most advanced manufacturing process technology. The 8 gigabyte (GB) 25nm NAND flash memory chip measures just 167mm
Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 PowerColor
We mentioned this one before, but here's a photo. PowerColor are putting the finishing touches on a Radeon HD 5970 Eyefinity 12 graphics card! The card takes up three PCI slots and features a total of 12 mini-DisplayPort outputs.
Mach Xtreme ARMORX DDR3 memory kits
Mach Xtreme recently presented its ARMORX dual-channel DDR3 memory kits:
Mach Xtreme Technology Inc., a worldwide leader in top performance, high reliability and user-friendly designed PC components, today unveiled ARMORX
Microsoft Office 2010 GPU acceleration detailed
AMD published a blog post with some information about the new GPU acceleration features in Microsoft Office 2010, you can read it over here.
Graphics acceleration will be more useful than ever because Microsoft has added many cool new capabilities and benefits to up the visual ante of your PowerPoint presentations. These include new and improved tools for video and photo editing, dramatic new transitions, and realistic animations. Microsoft really sought to enhance dynamic content (like animations, transitions and videos) with Office 2010 and built-in graphics acceleration is the key to bringing your presentation ideas to life. Here are just a few of the new features that will benefit from graphics acceleration:
- Transform images into compelling, vibrant visuals using new and improved picture editing features such as color saturation and temperature, brightness and contrast, and advanced cropping and background removal tools, along with artistic filters such as blur, paintbrush, and watercolor.
- New slide transitions and animation effects that look similar to graphics you
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands Ships
Mafia 2 Gets PhysX, 3D Vision Support
2K Games announced that all three versions of Mafia II - PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 - will use NVIDIA's PhysX physics technology with the PC version getting a 'thorough integration' of PhysX plus some APEX clothing and particle effects. In addition, Mafia II PC will support NVIDIA's 3D Vision headset for stereoscopic 3D visuals when the game hits August 24 in North America and August 27 elsewhere.
The integration of PhysX and NVIDIA APEX technology, including the APEX Clothing and Particle modules, enable the city and personalities of Empire Bay to truly come alive on Windows PC. The NVIDIA APEX Clothing module allows for more dynamic movement in clothing, making in-game characters even more realistic and reactive to environmental conditions.
With the implementation of NVIDIA APEX Particles, players are engulfed in lifelike explosions that are bigger and brighter, including weapon fragments, in-game debris and destructible environments that are amplified in both quantity and realism through the integration of APEX Particles. For example, a pistol fired into a glass pane will emit hundreds of glass shards; a shotgun blasted through a wooden landing will splinter the wood; and a Tommy Gun will chip into a brick or stone wall to methodically fracture and break it into pieces.
Mafia II for Windows PC will also be playable in full stereoscopic 3D, courtesy of NVIDIA 3D Vision* technology, which combines high-tech wireless glasses and advanced software to create an impressive element of authenticity and immersive realism. Players will be blown away by the added depth of field on display as particles and explosions come off the screen in thrilling 3D.
GeForce GTX 4-way SLI review - Shattering Vantage Records
GeForce GTX 480 4-way SLI review - Breaking 3DMark Vantage Records
NVIDIA released a new driver for the GeForce GTX 480 cards, that new driver supports 4-way SLI on just one title ... 3DMark Vantage. And as silly as it really is, it intrigued me. You know, the fastest multi-GPU setup I created last year achieved a 26449 mark (P score 3Dmark Vantage). Now with the recently refresh of X58 motherboards, the all new Core i7 980X processor and the GeForce GTX 480 slowly becoming available we figured, frack it .. go for it.
Create an uber-PC worthy of breaking that personal 3DMark Vantage score of mine. Alongside of this all we will overclock a Core i7 980 Extreme CPU over 4600 MHz. Will we shatter 40k points in 3DMark Vantage ?
This article is about one thing and one thing only, breaking that personal record. Check out the review at the following GURU3D URL.
BFG Tech exits GPU business
Crysis 2 - Nathan Camarillo Video Interview
OCZ Fatal1ty 750W modular PSU
OCZ released a new Fatal1ty 750W PSU with modular cabling and a 135mm red LED fan. This unit features 80Plus Bronze certification but we're not really sure about the rest of the specifications. The product page and the press release claim the unit has a single +12V rail, but the product sheet on the company's website lists four +12V rails.
OCZ Technology Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: OCZ), a worldwide leading provider of high-performance solid-state drives (SSDs), memory modules, and power supplies for computing devices and systems, unveils the Fatal1ty 750 Watt power supply, a new high-performance PSU targeted at gamers and enthusiasts that prefer modular cabling. OCZ is dedicated to delivering premium power solutions, and the new 750W was co-developed with Johnathan
ATI preps faster Radeon HD 5670
According to the colleagues over at Tech Report AMD is working on a new, quicker edition of its $99 Radeon HD 5670 graphics card. The new card will be based on a different chip with a slightly lower clockspeed, but with 50 percent more stream processors! The only drawback is that these cards may only be available in China, and not in other parts of the world.
Inpai's article says the Juniper-based Radeon HD 5670 will have 640 stream processors and a 750MHz clock speed, compared to 400 SPs and a 775MHz core clock for the existing part. Both cards should have 512MB of GDDR5 RAM running through a 128-bit interface. The Radeon HD 5750, by contrast, has 720 SPs and a 700MHz speed.
YouTube hits 2 billion views per day
Over seven months ago the video site clocked up one billion downloads. "I see this great growth opportunity in the online video market and we are positioning ourselves to be a leader," co-founder Chad Hurley told BBC News.
"We are a stage and we give everyone in the world an opportunity to participate and that is being a video platform for creating a solution for people to not only upload and distribute their videos on a global basis but to find and share videos."