Intel and NVIDIA bury the hatchet
A very interesting press-release just came by, you know that Intel and NVIDIA have been arch rivals for years not, the past few years even deep into lawsuits over patens and cross license agreements. Well, Intel Corporation today announced that it has entered into a new comprehensive long-term patent cross license agreement with NVIDIA. The companies have also resolved pending litigation in Chancery Court in Wilmington, Del., ending all outstanding legal disputes between the companies.
Intel will pay NVIDIA a total of $1.5 billion in five annual installments, beginning Jan. 18, 2011. And yes, this means that NVIDIA could make Intel Chipsets again.
This agreement ends the legal dispute between the companies, preserves patent peace and provides protections that allow for continued freedom in product design,
Antec One Hundred Gamer ATX-Mid Tower Chassis
In its 25th anniversary year, Antec announced the One Hundred, its newest gaming case designed to offer PC gamers and enthusiasts an array of advanced cooling and performance options at an affordable price.
The One Hundred boasts four top-mounted USB 2.0 ports (with audio in/out,) a handy storage tray for added convenience, a sleek painted black interior and perforated front bezel that delivers maximum air intake, and a bottom-mounted power supply that isolates heat and noise. This model is also the first in Antec's gaming case series to include a standard case lock slot for integrated anti-theft protection.
The One Hundred's cooling system utilizes one top 140 mm TwoCool fan and one rear 120 mm TwoCool 2-speed switch control exhaust fan for flexible control of fan speeds to balance cooling and quiet performance, and a built-in washable air filter for quick and easy cleaning. Its eight expansion slots can accommodate multiple video cards, providing exceptional expandability, while 10 drive bays (six internal 3.5" drive bays, three external 5.25" drive bays and one internal bottom-mounted 2.5" drive bay) lend flexibility for a wide-range of builds.
"PC gamers and enthusiasts have reason to be excited with the release of the new One Hundred gaming case as it packs a host of useful features at an affordable price point," said Scott Richards, senior vice president at Antec. "With the advanced airflow, upgradeability and control options, this latest addition provides the performance capabilities that the gaming community desires."
The One Hundred supports Mini-ITX, microATX and Standard ATX motherboards and is backed by Antec's Quality 3-Year (AQ3) Limited Warranty on parts and labor. The One Hundred is available now for an estimated price of $79.95 through major retailers, e-tailers and distributors.
Intel LGA2011 Socket, X68 Express Chipset Photo
In other news, Zol.com.cn snagged a couple of photo's displaying Intel's new high-end CPU socket, the 2011-pin land grid array (LGA2011).
The new socket LGA2011 will allow 6, 8, or 12 cores per Core i7 processor, and quad-channel DDR3 memory controllers.
The new processor has four DDR3 memory channels, there's room for only one DIMM per channel on a typically-sized ATX motherboard. With this platform it seems Intel merged the northbridge component completely into the CPU package. A 32-lane PCI-Express controller is housed inside the CPU package. Anyway, have a peek of what seems to be an MSI product.
The photo's are a little iffy as apparantly everything but the socket had to be masked:
AMD 990FX Based MSI Big Bang Conqueror Motherboard Spotted
The next generationA MD chipset for the what is called Zambezi platform was spotted.
Below you can observe MSI's Big Bang Conqueror based on the all new AMD 990FX chipset. The motherboard has been fitted with the new AM3+ socket for AMD's upcoming Bulldozer architecture. (8 core, 16 MB cache processors) .
Accoirding to TweakTown The Big Bang Conqueror uses a 10-phase VRM to power the CPU. The CPU is wired to four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory. Expansion slots include three PCI-E 2.0 x16 (electrical x16/16/NC or x16/x8/x8), one PCI-E x16 (electrical x4), two PCI-E x1, and a PCI. Storage includes six internal SATA 6 Gb/s, two eSATA. Other connectivity includes USB 3.0, gigabit Ethernet, 8-channel audio with optical and coaxial SPDIF, and FireWire.
Have a peek, click on the thumbnails.
Sandisk worlds fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card
Dang .. and 128GB as well. SanDisk today announced the fastest high-capacity CompactFlash card. The SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card features 128 gigabytes (GB) of storage and up to 100 megabyte per second (MB/sec) write speeds.
With its Power Core controller and UDMA-7 interface, the card delivers the performance demanded by high-end DSLR cameras. With a set of features optimized for professional photographers and videographers, the 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card is ideally suited for imaging applications requiring Full HD3 1920x1080 resolution, up to 50Mbps bit rate and 4:2:2 color sampling. Up to 100MB/sec write speed enables shorter wait times and faster continuous burst shooting. Video Performance Guarantee allows for superior Full HD video recording at a sustained 20MB/sec write speed. Best-in-class quality assurance offers photographers peace of mind knowing that the card is backed by rigorous stress, shock, vibration, humidity and moisture testing procedures and a lifetime limited warranty. The SanDisk card features RTV silicone coating for added protection.
The 128GB SanDisk Extreme Pro CompactFlash card will be available at retailers worldwide later in Q1 2011 for approximately (and here's where you can get scared) $1,499.99
Samsung HW-D7000-Internet-Ready Integrated Blu-ray 7.1 AV Receiver
For a true theater experience at home, the Samsung Blu-ray AV Receiver-HW-D7000 is the world
Meet the Razer Switchblade
For the moment the Razer Switchblade is just a concept netbook. It may never see the light of day.
Lasers is the future of heads up displays ?
Patriot 4-bay Media Server Javelin S4
Patriot Memory debuts the Javelin Media Server
ASUS Radeon HD 6970 DirectCu II Graphics Card
Over at CES ASUS is showing of a rather huge ASUS Radeon HD 6970 DirectCu II Graphics Card.
"The EAH6970 DirectCu is perhaps the largest among the company's graphics cards that use a "direct-copper" GPU cooler in which heat pipes make direct contact with the GPU die. Such is the size of the cooler, that the card requires three expansion slots in your system. To make optimal use of the expansion brackets, ASUS wired out all TMDS links from the GPU, yielding a display connectivity consisting of two DVI and four full-sized DisplayPort 1.2 connectors.
The GPU cooler makes use of a large aluminum fin array which uses at least three 8 mm thick copper heat pipes. The aluminum fins are cooled by the airflow of two 120 mm fans. The card uses 2 GB of high-speed GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface, it packs 1536 VLIW4 stream processors. The card also seems to be using a 9-phase VRM that allows software voltage control. Power is drawn in from two 8-pin PCI-E power connectors" as Techpowerup reports.
Go check the photo's to get a better idea.
RUSE Getting Kinect Support
This video of a guy playing R.U.S.E. with Kinect is pretty cool looking, but I'd think it would get tiring after a while! The video was done up by Evoluce, using their own multi-touch software combined with a Kinect hack. This is actually the PC version of R.U.S.E.
Microsoft CEO: Kinect PC support coming
MSI P67-GD65 motherboard review
Aah yes .. the next one has arrived, guys meet the MSI P67-GD65 motherboard ! MSI as well is making a move towards EFI, the all new graphics user interface that replaces the BIOS.
Overclocking wise today we'll go to roughly 5 GHz (!) Sandy Bridge allows really high memory clock frequencies, and though your system default would be 1333 MHz on the memory, we'll be running that DDR3 memory at 2133 MHZ CAS7 as well.
You can ready the article right here.
EVGA slips dual GTX 500 GPU graphics card photo
It's a future dual-GPU product, there are three DVI outputs on the card, made possible by the presence of two GPU display engines. This card should be capable of driving three monitors and allowing games to run across them all at once via Surround Gaming, Nvidia's answer to AMD's Eyefinity. From what we heard it'll be based on two GF104 chips, carry 2GB of memory (1GB per GPU), support three-screen surround gaming out of the box. We THINK this is based on the upcoming dual GTX 560.
Corsair New Link Technology
Corsair announced that it is previewing its new Corsair Link technology. Corsair Link allows multiple Corsair products to be connected to the Corsair Link Controller, providing measurement and control capabilities that are unsurpassed by other solutions.
Corsair products that includes a Corsair Link connector can be linked to the Controller and report key parametric data, such as temperature, fan speed, pump speed, voltage, power consumption, etc. which can then be used to provide visual data tracking as well as refined control (where appropriate) of these same parameters. As more Corsair components are connected, more data and more control are available to the user. A system consisting of all Corsair components connected via Corsair Link will provide an unprecedented level of feedback and control to the user.
Microsoft Touch Mouse
Microsoft Touch Mouse is the new multitouch mouse for Windows 7 that will let you click, flick, scroll and swipe so it's easy and fun to interact with your PC.
Designed to enhance your Windows 7 usage, the Touch Mouse combines the virtues of a mouse with the rich natural language of gesture to offer a more intuitive way to navigate your PC. Touch Mouse also features BlueTrack Technology so you can track virtually anywhere, anytime.1 Behind the Scenes
Did You Know?
The Touch Mouse evolved from the Mouse 2.0 project, a Microsoft Corp. study that combined the standard capabilities of a mouse with multitouch sensing and resulted in five prototypes. Although all the Mouse 2.0 prototypes explored different touch- sensing strategies and form factors, the "Cap Mouse" was ultimately selected to become the Touch Mouse.
The top of the Touch Mouse is composed of a matrix of capacitive touch-sensing electrodes to track the position of the user's fingertips along its surface.
Hrvoje Benko, one of the researchers behind the Touch Mouse, worked to create the technology and gestures for this new mouse. He is available for interviews if you are interested in learning more about the development of Touch Mouse.
Top Features and Benefits
- New! Multitouch surface lets you use natural gestures to snap, navigate and control content with a touch of a finger.
- New! Flick scrolling functionality lets you quickly scroll and pan through windows and documents.
- New! Improved task switching on Windows 7 gives you superior mouse performance and experience on the PC.
- BlueTrack Technology allows you to ditch your mouse pad and mouse on virtually any surface,1 including granite, marble, carpet and wood.
- Snap-in Nano transceiver gives you the option to leave the transceiver plugged into the computer or conveniently store it in the bottom of the mouse.
- 2.4GHz wireless technology gives you a confident wireless connection.
- Ambidextrous design for use with either hand.
Touch Mouse Gestures - Easy as 1, 2, 3
Touch Mouse lets you do everything you're used to doing with a mouse, such as point and click, but also adds gestures with one, two or three fingers to amplify the Windows 7 operating system by creating simple shortcuts to the tasks you want to do most.
Shorter Shortcuts for Windows 7
With the Touch Mouse, you can use your mouse to do tasks that normally involve the keyboard. The Touch Mouse will start shipping in June for $79.95.
EVGA presents the P67 SLI motherboard
EVGA reveals its P67 SLI motherboard, it will soon start shipping for $199.99. Introducing the EVGA P67 lineup! Supporting Intel Socket 1155 processors, these motherboards offer incredible performance with Intel Core i5 and Core i7 processors. Get ready to experience the next generation of Intel Turbo Boost Technology which delivers intelligent computing by optimizing performance on the fly!
Corsair Performance 3 SSDs handle up to 480MBs
Here's a look at the specifications of each disk:
- 64GB: 365MB/s read, 110MB/s write
- 128GB: 410MB/s read, 210MB/s write
- 256GB: 480MB/s read, 320MB/s write