Razer Scarab mousepad
Razer shows off Scarab, a new hard gaming mousepad that succeeds the Razer Destructor. This new mouse mat promises more accurate tracking thanks to the Razer Fractal 2.0 textured surface and offers an improved rubber base. The Scarab measures 350mm x 280mm x 3mm (W x L x H) and is bundled with a reinforced carrying case. It will start shipping in January 2011 for $39.99.
The Razer Scarab gaming mouse mat is the much anticipated sequel to the Razer Destructor.
To create a mouse mat that is on par with the performance capabilities of today
Catalyst 10.12a hotfix adds Radeon HD 6900 support
AMD uploaded Catalyst 10.12a hotfix, this new update adds support for the Radeon HD 6900 series and introduces support for 5x1 AMD Eyefinity display configurations. You can download it over here.
AMD Catalyst driver support for systems running Windows
Portal 2 VGA 10 Trailer
Radeon HD 6950 CrossfireX review
Where we are a little puzzled about the Radeon HD 6950 all by itself, but in CrossfireX this solutions seems to kick ass massively. See with two Cayman PRO GPUs on board you effectively can double up everything without being extremely CPU limited.
Joining us today in this article is a R6950 board from Gigabyte, this is a reference board with a Gigabyte sticker really. Since we do not continuously want to report about reference performance we decided to get the Gigabyte board as leading card in this review. So on the next page we'll chat a little about multi-GPU setups, we'll walk through the Gigabyte bundle and then head on over to check out variables like power consumptions, heat, noise and of course all game tests ... the results will not disappoint, no Sir.
Check out the full review right here.
Thermaltake TR2 Bronze Mainstream PSU Series
Thermaltake introduces the brand new TR2 Bronze series of mainstream power supplies. With the 80 Plus Bronze certification these power supplies offer up to 88% efficiency and the 99% Active Power Factor Correction guarantees lowest power loss. The TR 2 Bronze series comes in six wattage models thereby catering to individual user needs. The 380W, 450W 500W, and 600W models are specifically targeting mainstream setups, while the TR2 700W and 800W models are certified for 2-way NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFireX supporting more demanding enthusiast and gaming configurations.
The entire series use a dedicated single 12V rail with built-in PCI-E 6pin and PCI-E 6+2pin connectors for support of all high end graphic cards available on the market today.
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Sparkle GeForce GTX 580 V-Go Graphics Card
SPARKLE announced the world's first independent produced GeForce GTX 580 V-Go Graphics Card. Since the release date, there's no independent produced GeForce GTX 580 graphics card from AIC, because it is very difficult to pass the extreme rigorous tests and verification conducted by NVIDIA. All the GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards which users now can buy in market are the reference boards, by definition all brands GTX580 series graphics cards are identical. As NVIDIA's add-in-cards partner and global strategic partner, with the strong R&D and manufacturing capabilities, SPARKLE took the lead in passing the NVIDIA original product performance testing, thermal performance and noise testing, product reliability/compatibility testing, burn-in and a series of strict validation, to become the world's first AIC manufacturer which can self-produce the GeForce GTX580 reference boards.
SPARKLE GeForce GTX580 V-Go provides the user with the perfect quality from the reference board, but also integrated with SPARKLE unique design style. The graphics card uses blue PCB design, double purple DVI-I + mini HDMI output interfaces, changing from the black PCB with the white color of output interface from the reference design, so that entire graphics card is elegant with dynamic appearance.
As the world's most powerful gaming graphics card with single chip, the SPARKLE GeForce GTX580 V-Go adopts NVIDIA latest Fermi architecture, with 512 CUDA cores, 1536MB GDDR5 high-speed video memory, so the DX11 performance and image quality of SPARKLE GTX580 V-Go's have been improved tremendously, bringing film-like realistic to DIY gamers. The Sparkle GTX580 V-Go uses Vapor Chamber thermal cooling design, thermal cooling efficiency of this design is far more than the copper heat-pipe cooling, bringing cooling and quiet operation.
Self-confidence From The Strength
Strong research and development capabilities has been the proud and important resource of SPARKLE. .Accounted for 44% of the company's human resources, the SPARKLE R&D team has established a global technology, talent, experience and quality management research and development platform. SPARKLE has a strong production and manufacturing capacity, with 1,200 members standard operating lines, the average monthly production capacity exceeded 600K pcs. In the back of strong support, SPARKLE GeForce GTX580 V-Go can go to the market massively in the near future, meeting the need of high-end gamers and industry users.
Professional With The Pursuit of Excellence
SPARKLE GeForce GTX580 V-Go follows the leading edge technology and outstanding design and delicate process of SPARKLE graphics cards. SPARKLE graphics cards constantly improved in performance management, thermal efficiency, noise control, and operational stability, and many other aspects to meet the need of high-end gamers and professional users.
Inno3D iChill VC26 cooler for GeForce GTX 580 and 570
Some photos of the upcoming iChill VC26 cooler from Inno3D are out on the web. This new cooling solution will be used for GeForce GTX 570 and GeForce GTX 580 graphics cards, it features a copper base, five heatpipes, and 112 aluminium cooling fins. The VC26 is equipped with three orange fans; two 80mm PWM fans at each side and a 90mm PWM fan in the middle. Additionally, the side of the cooler features an iChill logo that's illuminated by a blue LED.
In addition,it features all-in-one aluminum fins on PCB for strengthening cooling of power supply and memory. As Inno3D revealed,IChill VC26 cooler can make the full-loaded temperature of reference GTX 580/570 drop by a large margin,at the same time,the noise is in good control.For the time being,it remains to be seen whether Inno3D will introduce IChill VC26 cooler-based GTX 580/570.
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Enermax Aurora Lite keyboard
Enermax released its Aurora Lite, a new wired keyboard with a brushed aluminium casing. The keyboard measures 460mm x 160mm x 9.2mm (L x W x H) and features Scissors technology for smooth and silent typing. Rubber stands prevent it from slipping and there's a two-port USB 2.0 hub.
It is specially designed for the needs and requirements of typing maniacs. Enermax integrated its patented and durable key stroke technology
Homefront Single-Player Video
Check out the new single-player story trailer for Homefront! Homefront isn't scheduled until 2011, but what we've seen has piqued our interest in THQ's new franchise. Whether it can compete with the "big guys" in the FPS market is unknown at this time, obviously, but Homefront has the potential to tell an interesting and gritty story.
A story where America is gasping for her last, free breath. It is scheduled to be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on March 8, 2011 in North America and March 10, 2011 in Australia and March 11, 2011 in Europe.
Crytek Warface Gameplay Video
ODM Mobile PowerVR ICs buys raytracing company
Ray tracing, called the Holy Grail in graphics by analysts, is a technique for rendering 3-D images with complex lighting models to achieve photographic realism. Caustic (San Francisco) claimed in March 2009 it had a hardware accelerator that could lower the cost of ray tracing and merge the lighting models with traditional polygon-based graphics rendering.
Imagination said it will add Caustic's accelerator to its PowerVR graphics cores "in the medium term" to attack professional and specialized graphics markets as well as some mainstream consumer markets. The company's cores are widely used in consumer and mobile SoCs today, but are increasingly coming under pressure from ARM's Mali cores.
MSI unveils the R6950 and R6970
We have been waiting for MSI answer to Radeon 6000 series, and today they answer us with the launch of the R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 graphics cards. Both cards have 2GB of high speed DDR5 on board allowing fast frames on up to four displays. The new R6950-2PM2D2GD5 and R6870-2PM2D2GD5 are cooled by an advanced vapor chamber cooler and built with quality components like All Solid Capacitors. MSI
ASUS Radeon HD 6950 & 6970 with overclocked clockspeeds
ASUS as well introduced its Radeon HD 6950 and Radeon HD 6970, both cards received an overclock, albeit only 10 MHz.
New ASUS HD6970 and HD6950 graphics cards field the latest graphics cores from AMD, dubbed
eVGA brings advanced RMA program to Europe
EVGA brings its Advanced RMA (EAR) program to Europe, now what is the EAR program, how do I benefit, and how do I take advantage of it? you might wonder.
The EAR program involves EVGA shipping to customer replacement product first before EVGA even receives faulty product from the customer! This program is available for all registered original owners of EVGA products under warranty, helps reduce the downtime of customers system, and lets our customers deal with EVGA directly so we can make sure our customers receive timely and industry unique high quality service. To sign up for the EAR program, simply register your product and go to the Support section of the website.
Here at EVGA we are providing nothing but products of the highest quality, designed to last. With that in mind we are offering with selected products 10 years extended warranty program for total peace of mind. We also believe that customer has right to protect their investment and change their mind. With EVGA 90 Days Step-Up
Gigabyte releases R6950 and 6970 cards
Gigabyte today is pleased to launch their latest GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B graphics cards. Building on the ultimate kernel of AMD Radeon 69900 art-of-the-state single-GPU architecture and advanced GDDR5 memory technology, the GIGABYTE GV-R697D5-2GD-B and GV-R695D5-2GD-B deliver seamless frame rates with massive graphics processing muscle for any of tomorrow
HIS launches Radeon 6950 and 6970 Graphics Cards
The HIS 6950 2GB GDDR5 card accelerates advanced PC gaming by running at 800MHz core clock speed and 5,000MHz memory clock speed, whereas the 6970, supplied with the same 2GB GDDR 5, features higher core clock speeds of 880MHz and higher memory clock speeds of 5,500MHz.
Powered by the top-of-the-line 6900 GPU, the HIS 6950 & 6970 cards not only offer incredible HD gaming performance and DirectX
Synology Launches NAS DiskStation DS211+
Synology today launched the DiskStation DS211+, a high-performance and full-featured 2-bay NAS server for office and enthusiast users to share files, centralize backup, and protect data. The latest addition to the professional class of DiskStations comes with Synology